2013 World Championships: Event Finals, Day 2

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I will be at work so if someone could update I would greatly appreciate and yes I know the banner has Kyla again but I saved this picture and couldn’t find a different one of a beamer


244 Responses to “2013 World Championships: Event Finals, Day 2”

  1. DL Says:

    You can make all your banners of Ross. I heart that kid and I’m loving everyone’s meltdowns over her success. It would make me really happy if she won another two medals today. (Can you imagine if she takes floor bronze? People are going to flip their shit.) I prefer steadiness over flash.

    Also, enjoying the fact that Biles could leave with another two golds today, depending on how the other fare on beam. Maybe Iordache can hold it together to stay on the apparatus.

    • H Says:

      I hope Musta ot Ross win beam, but that might be unrealistic …
      And that girl from Japan medal on floor:-)

      • DL Says:

        I think Ross could have a chance…if the others all make mistakes (as usual). Mustafina’s knee will probably prevent her from being wobble free. I love her fire–there is no one else with her grit and talent competing today. She’s worth a zillion Kerri Strugs because she proves it to us over and over again.

        It would be awesome if Murakami medals!

  2. Gymbee Says:

    Watching mens vault finals. Seeing the guys throw double fronts, some successful but most landing deep, and thinking that Pena attempts to do that makes me giggle. Sorry.

  3. DL Says:

    Men’s Vault Results:

    1 YANG Hak Seon KOR
    2 LEGENDRE Steven USA
    3 THOMAS Kristian GBR
    4 SHIRAI Kenzo JPN
    6 HYPOLITO Diego BRA
    7 BERBECAR Marius Daniel ROU

  4. mim Says:

    I’m surprised naysayers still find kyla “boring” or “without personality”….. how much can you really show when focusing so hard on bars or beam anyway? she seems more regal than anything!

  5. DL Says:

    Mustafina beam: 14.9

  6. Gymbee Says:


    Aliya good set, 14.9, E 8.9

  7. DL Says:

    Ferlito: 14.283 (I can’t get on the feed, so just following the scores haha.)

  8. Gymbee Says:

    Aliya did an enquiry about something that was rejected.

    • DL Says:

      I can’t wait to watch and feel the excitement of it all!

      • mim Says:

        me too DL! I hardly have working Internet (away for the weekend) and i can only get enough to read on twitter!

      • DL Says:

        I wish I was watching the BBC feed of this. I enjoy their commentary. But right now I’m kind of excited about the fact that Mustafina actually rocked her beam set. I guess it’s up to Iordache now to hit.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Usagym is posting all event finals on youtube. It’s FIG coverage with no commentary. The best.

  9. DL Says:

    Ferrari: 14.3

  10. tulip Says:

    Aliya left the floor after her inquiry was rejected.
    Lots and lots and lots of glitter and shine and bling all over the gymnasts. I hate to say it- the hair glitter is back.

  11. DL Says:

    Shang: 14.133

  12. mim Says:

    and simone inquiring now?? inquiries all around!

  13. DL Says:

    Biles, also 14.133 and tied for 4.

  14. DL Says:

    Ross: 14.733

  15. tulip Says:

    Beautiful confident routine from Kyla. 14.733 in 2nd.

  16. tulip Says:

    Larissa off beam on full

  17. Gymbee Says:

    Kyla: 14.733

    BBC showed an over the shoulder shot of Aliya adding up what she thinks her score should have been.

  18. DL Says:

    Iordache: 13.933

  19. tulip Says:

    Kyla inquiry submitted

  20. Rose Says:

    I think the US is being greedy with medals. I will be upset if Kyla wins over Mustafina. Common. Her routine was not as creative!!! So they got Simone a medal by doing an inquiry. She went from 5th to 3rd???? She had severe deductions in her routine. The judges love the America!!!

    • DL Says:

      Wow, 5th to 3rd…tight final. Scores so far (not sure if Ross inquiry is complete):

      1 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS
      2 ROSS Kyla USA
      3 BILES Simone USA
      4 FERRARI Vanessa ITA
      5 FERLITO Carlotta ITA
      6 SHANG Chunsong CHN
      7 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU
      8 RODIONOVA Anna RUS

    • mim Says:

      how on earth is it “greedy”?! it’s a competition for crying out loud, not games at pre school!

      • Rose Says:

        I just meant that it seems like the US is not happy without a medal. I understand it is a competition:) It seems like after Olympics they are hoping for same result as inquiry resulted in medal for Aly on beam. I just think that it wasn’t warranted for Simone’s case or Kyla’s. They both scored much lower in AA and qualifications and the routines were also well done and Simone had significant errors in this routine! Just check out dismount and balance checks with one being pretty big.

      • Gymbee Says:

        I am thinking the same? If they feel there’s been a mistake in the judging, they are entitled to speak up, same as Russia did. It’s up to the judges if they grant it or not. Only way judging will improve, instead of competitors going “oh we have a medal already, whatever.”

      • Gymbee Says:

        But it obviously was warranted in Simone’s case. Judges thought so too πŸ™‚

      • Flippateer Says:

        Not your (or any of our) call it whether was warranted or not. It’s an objective inquiry into the D-score. The judges found that it was warranted as to both Americans. Under those circumstances, referring to the Americans pejoratively as being medal-greedy is just cheap anti-Americanism.

    • lol Says:

      Blame the idiot judges that are inept and can’t get the start values right in the first place.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Doesn’t matter what country you’re from. If you think the judges erred, then you’d submit an inquiry too if you were smart and thought there was reason. I mean, Musty’s score was still first and she submitted an inquiry. Is she greedy? No, she wants it all to be fair, which makes sense.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Some Countries cannot afford the fee for this. If I remember correctly from what I read is that you pay a fee and if you are right you get the money back but if you are wrong they keep the money and I think I read somewhere it is 300 bucks. This could all be from my imagination but I could have sworn I read this before.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        If that’s the case then that’s super wrong. I think you’re right though wasn’t the fee like $500 in London? I remember Mihai busting out the cash I think.

        Shouldn’t penalize the athletes for crap judges, but that is gymnastics.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I guess they want to make sure that everyone doesn’t do it. Romania could not afford that price. I think if there is a decision on start value all routines should be looked at but hearing that the US had things already written down ready to go protest rubbed me the wrong way. They were looking for an excuse to get their start value bumped up. It worked.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I can see it if they were preparing themselves for this, but the beam judges didn’t deduct them in prior rounds, did they? Kyla’s they did but not Simone’s, right? I haven’t watched the routines yet. It worked but I honestly think maybe there needs to be someone specifically in charge of the D score on these apparatuses and no contest on that. But what do I know.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        A judges one job is to decide the difficulty score and they can’t even get that right. They need to be fired.

  21. Rose Says:

    Well, they did up only the American’s scores in the end. Ross and Simone got an increase in their scores but Mustafina’s inquiry was not accepted? Strange finals!! Mustafina wins!!!! Ross gets another silver medal as does Biles. I don’t know if Ross will upgrade if she keeps getting rewarded ala she who shall not be named. I am happy that elegance and beauty is now being appreciated and rewarded by the judges. Go Kyla!!!

    • tulip Says:

      Musty 14.9
      Ross 14.833
      Biles 14.333
      Ferrari 14.3

      Me thinks Ferrari got screwed a little and may have deserved that bronze.

      • Rose Says:

        I did feel bad for Ferrari but US has more power. Simone had some big mistakes in her beam final and I think she scored about the same as she did in the AA when she didn’t have mistakes???

      • H Says:

        I feel the same …

    • mim Says:

      clearly the beam judging was off if they kept getting inquiring and accepted more than one! terrible. they should be judging properly in the first instance.

  22. gingercrush Says:


    Aliya is World Balance Beam Champion.

  23. H Says:

    Hurray, so happy for gold to Mustafina!!!

    Great for Kyla, but would be fun if Ferrari had got a medal shared with Simone …

  24. H Says:

    What were up with all the inquiries? Connections mistakes or calculated elements wrong, anyone know?

    • Gymbee Says:

      Connection bonuses according to Beth Tweddle πŸ™‚

      • tulip Says:

        So glad you’re sharing the commentary. I’m watching the Universal Sports feed here in the US. Since my cable provider doesn’t carry Universal, I can’t sign in and get commentary. The only time I miss the chatter is during things like inquiries.

        A BIG thanks to you Gymbee and all who are passing on the official word!

    • H Says:

      Thanks Gymbee:-)

  25. Gymbee Says:

    So the medal tally after 4 events for US girls is 7. Impressive.

  26. Gymbee Says:

    I am hoping these 3 silvers for Kyla will fuel her enough to want to win gold next! πŸ™‚

  27. tulip Says:

    Musty genuinely happy and smiling on podium. All 3 seem happy. And that raspberry color is pretty on Kyla.

  28. H Says:

    Kyla and Mustafina same height, who would have thought … at least not me

  29. DL Says:

    I will have a good laugh if Ross wins silver on floor. Looking forward to reading everyone’s play-by-play in 30 minutes!

  30. H Says:

    Regarding d-score, does Vanessa have a chance to medal on floor?

  31. exgymgurl Says:

    I honestly think its crap that Simone got a beam medal. Ferrari should have done an inquiry and found another 0.10. I think Kylas inquiry was initially for 0.2 and she missed one tenth and got one. Simone was awful and so sloppy and Ferrari wasnt. I hope that the judges find a way to pay her back in floor final. I just wish Iordache had hit and knocked simone out of the medals. I love simone but this was not deserved. Sorry. And Kyla did miss connection, as did Mustafina. But Kyla would have won had she stuck her dismount.

    • tulip Says:

      I agree with you on Simone and Vanessa on beam. Ferrari deserved the bronze.

      Vanessa just owned the floor. Nicely stuck tumbling.

  32. exgymgurl Says:

    At least Simone isnt falling all over the place like Gabby did.

  33. mim Says:

    anyone watching catch musty calculating her own D score? just saw a pic of it on twitter. this makes me love her even more!

    im so disappointed larisa fell. no point being fantastic if you can’t compete it when it counts. such a shame!

    • Gymbee Says:

      Yep, and really appreciated it! I love to see gymnasts actually knowing what is going on.
      I can’t remember who said they didn’t have a clue about points or scoring, I want to say it was Gabby or Shawn? I remember reading a quote and thinking that whoever it was should show a bigger interest.

      • mim Says:

        you would think that given it’s their career the ones with no clue should show more interest!

      • Akshay Says:

        I’m not sure about this one, but I’m thinking it was Gabby. Shawn in her book said that whole thing about how she did math in her head and tried to figure out how much she needed to overtake Nastia and realized she couldn’t do it.

      • Flippateer Says:

        Not sure re: Gabby. I know she has said that she is a scoreboard watcher, so it wouldn’t surprise me if she took an active interest in how the scores were put together. I haven’t heard her say that she is clueless about points or scoring. It’s honestly a remark that would surprise me from her, but I guess it’s possible.

  34. mim Says:

    apparently Ellie black is competing floor now..?

  35. tulip Says:

    Ferrari up first on floor- she changed her leotard

  36. Gymbee Says:

    Vanessa Ferrar: 14.633. D:6.2

  37. Gymbee Says:

    Murakami now. First 2 passes perfect.

  38. mim Says:

    did anyone see the timer on ferrari’s scoreboard? apparently it was on 0.06 seconds before she event started and people are saying that larissa’s beam timer was off… was this looked into? ditto mckayla’s quals floor?

  39. Gymbee Says:

    Simone! First pass double double, hop back.
    Tiny hop forwards on her double lay half.

    • Gymbee Says:

      3rd: 2.5 tiny hop back.
      full twist double back tiny hop back.
      Good routine, just a wee bit unprecise on landings.

  40. tulip Says:

    Biles 15.00 1st for now

  41. Gymbee Says:

    1st: doubledouble: good landing, tiny hop
    2nd: full twist double: tiny hop forward.
    Didn’t do her quadruple spin, lost her way, just made it a triple.
    Lovely triple twist.
    Double pike good.


  42. Gymbee Says:

    Steingruber: 14.333

  43. tulip Says:

    Steingrubber 14.33
    Sandra next

  44. Gymbee Says:

    Izbasa, timing is definitely off! timer starts at 00:16 but gets reset to zero a bit less than a second into her routine.

    • mim Says:

      people said it was on 6 seconds in for Vanessa and mai! and that the timer starts when the girls salute not when their music starts.

      what is going on? this is making me think Mac’s timing was fine in qualifications.

  45. mim Says:

    what happened to sandra?? 😦

  46. Gymbee Says:

    Sandra falls! 😦 on her last tumble.

  47. tulip Says:

    Izbasa falls on the same last tumbling element as the Olympics. Otherwise a very pretty routine.

  48. Gymbee Says:

    On her 2.5 twist into her full twist, lands low on the full twist, and puts her hands down.


  49. Gymbee Says:

    Kyla now. Very nice first pass.
    Gorgoues second pass.

  50. Gymbee Says:

    Kyla: 14.333

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Didn’t she score that the other two times she’s performed floor? That’s pretty damned consistent. Again, time to upgrade. πŸ™‚

  51. gingercrush Says:

    Ferrari medals.

  52. tulip Says:

    Kyla 14.333 in 5th

  53. Dee Says:

    5th 😦 oh well, she looked so good!!

    • Gymbee Says:

      Yeah she did! Maybe this will push her to upgrade.

      And Simone wins again!

    • Dee Says:

      Truth! very excited for Simone. She is just too sweet.
      Good thing is, this shows Kyla can be up there with the best on floor if she just upgrades a little bit of her tumbling. So glad to see clean and consistent finally be rewarded this Worlds.

      • KS Says:

        So happy for Team USA! Simone and Kyla definitely rocked it this year.

        Simone is a badass. Not much else I can say. I just hope we haven’t seen her peak and she sticks around this entire quad (and she stays healthy).

        Kyla definitely proved that her clean and consistent gymnastics can be counted on. Not only did she do well on her best events, but she also proved that she can be counted on for both vault and floor if need be. If she stays healthy, she’ll definitely be a mainstay for team USA this entire quad. I just hope her consistent silvers this year fuels her fire to not only upgrade but also to be even more clean and more consistent in the future.

      • Gymbee Says:

        I feel like the saying “slow and steady wins the race” is very fitting for Kyla. Although I wish she would upgrade just a tad.

  54. gingercrush Says:

    Iordache medals too.


  55. tulip Says:

    Great podium!
    1. Biles 15.00
    2. Ferrari 14.633
    3, Iordache 14.6

  56. Gymbee Says:

    High Bar last final.

    Mikulak: 15.566

  57. tulip Says:

    Is Simone wearing the same leo as AA finals? It sure looks like it but not sure.

  58. gingercrush Says:


    basically because he is American but I really hate Sam Mikulak. OMG. annoying.

    • Dee Says:

      haha I really like him because he’s happy. I think the American male gymnasts are always a lot more animated than the others because of NCAA where it’s one big sausage/testosterone fest all day everyday. I can see how it would annoy others!!

    • tulip Says:

      Does anyone remember a few years back there was a male American gymnast who was annoying everyone by yelling really loud out on the competition floor. Who was it? I don’t remember.

      • Akshay Says:

        Could you be talking about Chris brooks? I remember gtt mentioned him a few times for being obnoxious.

  59. gingercrush Says:

    OMG apparently Biles is vile and disgusting just like Raisman and Aliya is the most artististic gymnast by leap and bounds and saved the world champs.

    OMG I love Mustafina but some of her stans are crazy.

    • tulip Says:

      Help a dummy please- stans?

    • mim Says:

      it’s one thing to have a fave but another to completely discount other gymnasts because of it. some of those people sound cray.

    • Dee Says:

      is this tumblr talk? lol i dont even venture onto that

    • Flippateer Says:

      LOL. I like both Biles and Mustafina, but I don’t like the rampant anti-Americanism that comes out from some of the gymternet that prefers athletes from other countries. Maybe it’s because I feel that the pro-American fans are generally good about cheering on good gymnastics from other countries without hating on Russia/Russians, China/Chinese, etc.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Every 4 year US fans and idiots like IG are every bit as bad as the Russian fans from tumblr. Go read IG where Nastia is Queen and Gabby is a saint.

  60. tulip Says:

    That cutie Epke is up now…

  61. Dee Says:

    The announcer is really lovin’ on Hambuechen hahaha

  62. gingercrush Says:

    ok someone must know

    who is writing slash fiction for Hambuchen and Zonderland.

  63. Dee Says:

    Men’s PB medal ceremony, there was a tie for 1st? To tie with Kohei…woah.

    • tulip Says:

      Yes tie for gold. Chinese gymnast. It was nice to see Orozco back on the podium too. The PB final was exciting.

      • Dee Says:

        I missed it, maybe I’ll watch it later. I was surprised and happy to see Orozco back on the podium, he’s come a long way since getting injured after London.

      • Karlie Says:

        What was it again? ACL?

  64. tulip Says:

    Overall thoughts on Worlds:
    – The difference between the top 6-8 and the rest of the field is huge. – Musty is such a diva and I love that. She competed through pain and came out with a nice medal haul. Add beam World Champ to her many titles.
    – This was Simone’s coming out party an she did it right.
    – This was also Kyla’s first Worlds and she looked super comfortable and confident. Now maybe Marta will let her upgrade. And I hate it that Marta has that type of control over the athletes.
    – I still feel bad for Brenna
    – Why does Bruno go by Professor Bruno Grandi?
    – The look and style this year was really flashy leos and makeup with very tight clean buns with matching shiny scrunchies. Who decides this?
    Judging was its usual uneven self. With the inquiries and changes on beam, maybe Nelli needs to retrain her judges.
    – I see that this whole “reputation” business is still part of scoring. I wish it weren’t the case. It should be fair and unbiased.

    Finally- I can think of no place I’d rather be during these big competitions than right HERE with all of you! Thanks very much for all the great chatter and commentary. Was lots of fun as usual.

    Thanks GTT for this great place!

    • Gymbee Says:

      Nice sum up!
      Grandi served as “professor of physical education at the high institute of physical education in Rome”. I asked my husband whose Italian whether you have to be a professor to get a title like that, but he wasn’t sure.

      Nice to see McKayla with a nice bun, I think she said Marta told her she had to have one, or else cut her hair or something haha.

      Ditto your last sentiment. Love having this place, and I love that there is no fighting! πŸ™‚

  65. exgymgurl Says:

    I think its good that Beth Tweddle is the athlete rep. She can take a lot of what the Italians and Russians are saying to the tech comittee. They need absolute clarification on what is and what is not a connected routine bonus.

  66. nero Says:

    The trio of Maroney, Ross and Biles are going to push the likes of Chellsie, Alicia, Dawes, Shawn and possibly Nastia down in the most US decorated list. World + Olympics breaks down like this

    Chellsie 5th with 7- 6 World 1 Olympic
    Shawn 5th with 7- 3 World 4 Olympic
    Dawes 4th with 8- 4 world 4 Olympic
    Alicia 3rd with 11- 10 world 1 Olympic
    Nastia 2nd with 14- 9 world 5 Olympic
    Shannon 1st with 16- 9 world 7 Olympic

    Mckayla is the closest with 5. 3 world and 2 Olympic. Now let’s say she makes the US team the next 2 worlds. She’ll have 9 medals with 2 vault and 2 team. Puts her 4th! And that’s without a floor medal (a possibility) and an AA (hey, if she gets the TTY anything can happen!)

    Kyla has 4. 3 world and 1 Olympic. The next two worlds; 2 for team, 1 for bars 1 for beam 1 for AA. (I went a little conservative, I think she’ll upgrade but I think she’ll have tougher competition) That would be 9 for Kyla putting tied with Mac for 4th!

    Simone has 4 world medals. So 2 for team 1 for AA, 2 for vault and 2 for floor. (Again, I think she’ll have tough competition in the AA but if she’s there she’s a pretty safe bet for vault and floor medals) That’s 11 medals for Simone and she’s tied with Alicia!!

    Yes I know anything can happen, they could get hurt, they could bomb at camp and not make the team but I firmly believe this Trio is going to be the core for team USA the next few years. So without factoring in Rio these three could potentially be the top 5 gymnasts the USA has ever produced!

    • exgymgurl Says:

      If Ohashi comes back I dont see where the likes of Jordyn or Aly fit in. Aly had better start getting back to camp and so should Katelyn. And Jordyn away from Geddert is probably the best thing for her. McKayla and Kyla are doing all the right things. If the team is cut to four for Rio I only see Simone, a healthy Katelyn, Kyla, McKayla, and maybe someone like Bailie Key or Laurie Hernandez ( one of the juniors because in an interview Marta pointed out we have these 13 year olds…..you know she has an eye on a few)

      Now Im wondering Kyla said she grew two inches and had to do a lot of AB / Core to stay where she is. I think thats why she wasnt at American Cup…..

      • Flippateer Says:

        I agree with exgymgurl. I’d also add that while I love Jordyn’s and Aly’s work ethics, personalities, and sportswomanship … I honestly just prefer the gymnastics of the current crop. Mac and Kyla do gorgeous gymnastics; Simone does difficult skills with such exuberant personality. I will say that I’d put Gabby in my list of preferred gymnasts (by gymnastics, not personality) as well, but not holding my breath re: that comeback.

  67. nero Says:

    Posting again because this is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Lauren deserves some flowers, a box of chocolates, a kiss from Phillip Boy….no she deserves to marry Phillip Boy after this!


    • Gymbee Says:

      Thanks for sharing! I absolutely agree.

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Even Aliya said she was most surprised by the American consistency yesterday. Lauren is right on

    • Case Says:

      Dang Lauren…love it but never would have seen that tone coming from her. She always seems so prim and proper on Couch Gymnast. Ha ha.

      • nero Says:

        I check her tumblr all the time. She’s constantly saying she’s plotting how to murder her horrible suite-mates lol!!

        I can’t stand Vik. He is one of the most obnoxious hypocritical people I’ve ever seen on tumblr. I was giddy when Lauren ripped him a new asshole

    • Akshay Says:

      Totally agree with the assessment on Vik. He’s so annoying, and I was thrilled when Lauren let him have it.

      Oh GTT, in case if you’re curious who Vik is, he’s the guy who accused you of always being biased against the Russians and Nastia and defending the Americans all the time.

      Also, nero… what is your Tumblr?

      • nero Says:

        I don’t really have one haha. Just to reblog pictures of places where I want to travel. I don’t follow anybody or engage in any gymnast chatter. Which is good I think. I wouldn’t be able to take it.

        It’s also why I don’t have a youtube account. I really don’t want to get sucked into that cesspool. People on there have called Kyla a bitch and ugly. Princess Kyla a bitch??? And Kyla Ross and ugly should never be in the same sentence.

    • Flippateer Says:


  68. exgymgurl Says:

    Nastia is supporting the dumbest thing eveer…. that Sasha Cohen allegedly invented. The best is the picture where Sasha looks surprised at the snapping socks. http://snoxxsocks.com/index.php

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      LMAO That is the dumbest thing ever. It will sell millions. All my sox are white so I won’t be buying it and Sasha should have tried this years ago when her fanatical fanbase existed.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Hahaha I googled this after I saw nastias photos! The buttons look like they’d be irritating on the ankles when wearing shoes. Haha.

    • Dee2 Says:

      My son was supposed to come up with a useful personal or household item when he was in grade school. He invented something called “SockMate”, only he used Velcro instead of snaps. We both decided it wasn’t really practical, but he had to come up with something for school. Too bad we didn’t market it then!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        SUE HER. I am sure she was hiding in your bedroom when she heard the discussion.lol Can you believe people funded this?

      • exgymgurl Says:

        did you see the surprised look on sashas face.. like OMG I can find socks that match. Dude mismatched socks are all the rage with the kiddos

      • Dee2 Says:

        GTT My son’s reaction when I linked to the site was, ” Holy Crap! Hit Sasha up for some royaltie$!”

        I find it hilarious they went with snaps-they hold the best but are really uncomfortable!

    • Lithi Says:

      Someone on WWGym said that Nastia now has the same agent Shawn does/did. Hmm. I wondered what happened between her and Evan Whats-His-Nuts.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Nastia got a new agent but she was Boston based not Shawn’s agent. This happened along time ago.

      • Akshay Says:

        That’s weird. In nastias bio on twitter she lists having the same agent as Shawn (Sheryl), so I dunno.

    • Dee Says:

      I wondered how long it would be before Sasha/nastia appeared on here LOL. Sashtia!!

      I think they are friends bc Sasha skated to Dark Eyes and that was nastias floor music…

  69. Catherine Says:

    Kyla was no more interesting in person than on a screen. BORING. Lots of disappointment today and Mai’s score was a disgrace. I got a photo with her and Asuka which made my year. And another with Raducan but way more excited about Mai..

  70. biyatch Says:

    Word is Katelyn is dropping down to level 10 and has enrolled in a real school, planning the NCAA route. And Marta wants Aly at the camp at the end of the November and told her to keep training AA. You can tell in some of the pictures of her from worlds that she’s already dropping weight.

    There aren’t that many turning senior in 2014 that are set to make a splash. I have a soft spot for Amelia but she’s going to have trouble making an impact. Marta seems to have a particular distaste for Nica and she’s a bit 2nd class to Bailie at TD it seems. If Paulina could ever get her shit together on bars her D is huge but that has yet to be seen.

    Looking at the trio from world in a 3 up/3 count for 2014:
    VT: Mac, Simone, ??
    UB: Kyla, Simone?, ??
    BB: Kyla, Simone?, ??
    FX: Simone, Mac, ??

    If Aly is back with 6.5 routines on beam and floor she can plug in there because you know she can hit with good scores. If I were Aly I wouldn’t bother getting the amanar back because she had an awesome DTY that can probably outscore her crappy Amanar. I would also love for her to maybe upgrade her last pass on floor to a full-in and add the front tuck to the Dos Santos that we saw her working at the beginning of 2012. (This is probably unrealistic but whatcha gonna do.)

    I know Kyla beat Mac on floor but McKayla still has the higher scoring potential. Simone would be a good Jo type leadoff on bars but her beam still leaves a lot to be desired (and yeah I think Vanessa was totally robbed of that medal.) Lexie or Brenna can both contribute decent D scores on bars plus Amanars and Lexie has a huge floor routine.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      A worlds team of biles,kyla,maroney, dowell, Peyton , and Amelia is my prediction. Both amelia and Peyton are good table setters.

      Vault: Peyton/kyla, biles, maroney
      Bars: Peyton/amelia, biles, kyla
      Beam: Peyton/amelia, kyla, Simone
      Floor: dowell, maroney, biles
      Peyton would be a good back up for vault because she has a good dty. Dowell is another good back up for vault and maybe bars.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Someone we never thought of will show up before Marta allows Amelia on a world team. She seems to hate MLT girls

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Yes Amelia and Lexie will get the pan am treatment. An MLT can be the head coach. Along with the Texas Dreams girls.

    • exgymgurl Says:

      You could totally tell Aly had dropped a ton of weight from the GK booth photo she tweeted. Ohashi doesnt surprise me but its sad. three cities, seattle, gage and woga all to go L10 / college with that much beam and bars talent. Its sad….We need another Amanar and Jordyns bar routine. Or EBees. Although Marta said she sees Brenna on the 2014 world team….. Brenna fills the slot and gets paid back for getting screwed so Marta could collect 8 out of 10 possible medals and not piss off McKayla Maroney

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Her face lookedskinnier to me. I like how Mihai told her don’t come back until you are ready to be serious.

      • mim Says:

        I don’t think marta’s face was genuine when she said she saw brenna on the worlds team next year. she practically grimaced as she said it!

        shame about kaitlyn but if that makes her happy than go for it!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Polina’s form is crap. I don’t think Mckayla is as much of a lock as you do because I honestly don’t see her as an AA gymnast and her floor was still not much higher than Kyla’s and Kyla has a 5.7 start value.

      Like I said it is way too early to discuss this.

  71. exgymgurl Says:

    If Ebees healthy shes so much better than Peyton on bars and Beam…. No one without an amanar will ever vault in TF, so she needs 3 amanars, and only has 2. Im pretty sure Marta would prefer 4 amanars and last I checked, Peyton doesnt have one and Brenna and Aly and EBee do… if they are all healthy. I dont see Marta taking Amelia anywhere but to Alabama….If Aly is back

    quals is

    Vault: Aly, Ross, Biles, Maroney ( Only to let Ross try to qual for AA)
    Beam: EBee/ Brenna / Jordyn, Aly, Ross, Biles
    Bars: Aly, EBee/ Brenna / Jordyn, Biles, Ross
    Floor: Ross, Maroney, Aly, Biles
    If Aly is back and Marta wants her there is only one spot available and thats a bars / beam specialist that needs to be amazing at Bars. This tells me its EBee or Jordyn. Unless Brenna suddenly gets clean

  72. exgymgurl Says:

    Lexie is also possible… Id like to see Ross given the opportunity to qualify for AA though. Marta may only use 4 gymnasts in quals Something tells me Jordyn wont be back.

  73. Case Says:

    But but but Gabby Douglas is coming back with a vengeance…just ask her Mom!

  74. mim Says:

    apparently there is an interview with carlotta ferlito after beam finals where she flat out says it was a disgrace that simone got bronze and she re-enacted simone’s dismount to show how supposedly crap it was. brutally honest or bad sportsmanship? I’m inclined to think “suck it up and show some more class” but if it was true (havent seen beam finals!) maybe it’s more excuseble. gah I still think it’s bitchy.

    i should add I’m yet to see ANY finals for myself, just kept up with quick hrs via twitter as I had woeful Internet access.

    • Gymbee Says:

      I read the interview. I am in split minds. On the one hand, show some class, but on the other hand, this is the only way FIG will see that people are unhappy with the judges.
      But she seemed to complain that the US always put in inquiries – her country can do it too! If FIG doesn’t want inquiries they shouldn’t accept them.
      Beam finals was ridiculous though, it should be an eye opener for FIG that they got 3 inquiries and they accepted 2 of them. I personally think Ferrari and Ferlito’s beam sets were better than Simone’s also.

      Also, nice to see some passion in gymnastics πŸ™‚

    • biyatch Says:

      She also apparently told Italian media that after AA that her and Vanessa would have to paint their faces black in order to medal…

  75. Case Says:

    Well…unfortunately Ferlito may have overridden her valid points about judging/placement with blatant racism. Pretty sure the rest of her rant will fall on deaf ears after the black face comment.

    Piss off, Italy. Oh and Carlotta, you aren’t even the best gymnast in your own country so go away.

    • Tortuga Says:

      So true. She raises some good points and I feel a lot of people agree about Simone’s bronze on beam, unfortunately she will not be heard after the comments about painting the skin black. It just makes her sound like a racist spoiled brat. Slightly different note (i’m still ranting about tumblr) I’m disappointed that so many people hate American gymnasts. They can’t help that their muscle makes them look thicker. I don’t think Musty or Ferrari are pixies either. Really Komova is the only pixie gymnast I’ve seen from Russia lately.

      • gymnastwannabe Says:

        I prefer the “thicker look.” Honestly, I have a hard time watching the Chinese gymnasts b/c I think they look starved. I wonder if they hardly ever get to eat.

      • Karlie Says:

        Ferrari is the definition of a curvy muscular gymnast. And Simone is so tiny that yes, she looks more muscular, but who cares? Good grief, people.

      • Gymbee Says:

        To be honest, I think half of the people who say they hate the US girls is pissed off Romanian fans who are sad their gymnasts aren’t getting it right. There’s plenty of muscular girls from other countries.

        I prefer that look too.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        The thicker look is more prevalent now in gymnastics. Thicker meaning healthy and muscular, lean muscle for power. The Chinese do look sick – partly why they look so young – and no wonder they have issues finding someone that can vault a DTY, much less a 1.5 twist. Heck.

        I think Izbasa and Ponor are slightly thicker and Iordache doesn’t look starved. Komova and maybe Grishina are the only Russians who have that waif look but even so, it’s not to the point where they look like they will break if they land too hard.

        Honestly it’s disappointing to hear these comments from Italy. Guess now I don’t feel so bad that their country is literally broke and they are feeding off of Germany.

    • Case Says:

      I’m in a cranky mood anyways because my baseball team is not getting it done. I’m taking it out on Italy now.

  76. Dee Says:

    I guess my response to the Italy/gymternet stuff is that I was creepin’ on facebook yesterday and saw a post by a person that traveled with the USA team to these worlds and said that during the last scheduled training the day before the AA, the USA team was the ONLY team to show up in the training hall. So…to all those out there complaining about the USA women’s medal haul, what is there to say about that?

  77. Lyra Gill (@lygill) Says:

    Saw somewhere on tumblr that maybe (just maybe) Aly, Nastia and Jordyn were talking on twitter about how they think the Chinese gymnasts (Shang Chunsong in particular) were underaged. I think these were the tweets wherein Aly apparently sent Jordyn and Nastia a picture and Nastia replied with #sheis17 #ornot. Jordyn also replied with #not17.

    At first I thought they were perhaps poking fun at maybe how childish Aly is despite being 17 and then I realized she’s 19 now so there goes that theory…


    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Nastia is just a sore loser and apparently Jordyn and Aly are her knew followers.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Someone using the name Gigi sends me all the twitter stuff. She sent me this yesterday. Nastia is to immature and un-professional to be a commentator

    • biyatch Says:

      To be fair to Aly… she sent a private text message. Nastia and Jordyn made it public. I think they can say whatever they want to each other privately… its what they feel. Its when they make tweets to their thousands of followers that it becomes an issue.

      • mimi Says:

        surprised jordyn would publicly get involved in such stuff. and with nastia no less. shame shame.

        yeah, SC looks all of 10 years old but a) she is asian and lots of asian girls look younger and age AMAZINGLY (so jealous), b) they probably are on a different diet purely due to culture and training so are smaller and c) she’s a great gymnast with lots of potential so who bloody cares!

      • mimi Says:

        actually upon another look, when you really look at her face, she’s quite mature looking, she does look like a teenager… it’s just because her body is SO TINY. she’s basically the chinese simone biles in body types.

      • Gymbee Says:

        With Marta going “cute baby” not surprised. Talk about leading with example! Nastia would of course make it public. She adores attention.

      • Flippateer Says:

        Where did Jordyn make it public? Didn’t see that.

      • mim Says:

        she just commented back via twitter being all “hahahahah yeah nastia #not17” or whatever.

      • Flippateer Says:

        ah, thanks for the heads up.

  78. mimi Says:

    GTT your second fave person interviewed πŸ˜‰ – http://rewritingrussiangymnastics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/nelli-kim-russian-gymnastics-has-closed.html

    interested to see people dissect this. so many things she misses the point entirely. and i can’t believe she’s viewed as a credible, legitimate person still. ugh.

    nellie is wrong:
    – mckayla doesn’t smile during competition, she has ultimate game face.
    – simone’s coach is american so no USA success isn’t due to foreign coaches. and others have had american coaches, shannon miller yes?
    – russia’s going down the gurgler thanks to this valentina lady being vindictive and putting politics before anything else. that and they refuse to see the value of sports psychologists which many of their girls need (grishy, demy and vika come to mind)
    – and this lovely gem from the interview – “Frankly speaking, I feel uneasy when gymnasts with an athletic, not gymnastic body, become world champions. Their performances lack elegance, finesse.”
    screw you nelly kim. they are first and foremost ATHLETES so yeah, they’re going to look athletic. not malnourished and waif like as if they are from oliver twist.

    blah nellie kim blah. hypocrite, you live in the US and probably take all the good from it but basically talk them down. real nice.

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