Watched the Mckayla Maroney Bones episode today and just couldn’t stop laughing at the gymnastics.
Coach: “Ellie is nationally ranked.”
Maroney: *Does simple back layout*
Coach: “She couldn’t stick that pass four weeks ago, but she kept on working.”
Apparently these elite 16/17-year-old gymnasts are still stuck perfecting level 7 skills…most advanced beam skill shown was a simple flick, on bars a flyaway dismount (which the girl crash-landed). Gotta love TV…
Bones was actually my favorite show for years, but it lost a lot of steam around seasons 5/6 and subsequently lost a lot of my attention. Unfortunately, the fact that it’s been moved to Friday night also doesn’t bode well for the show, since Friday night is basically the death spot for television shows.
Really disappointing competition, splatfest. And Roxana balked which was worse than a fall since she lost 1.4 SV. The good news was Asuka’s upgrades like the Rudi 😀 but then she handed bronze away. Hopefully better by Pac Rims.
I really like Iordache – not for her form in instances but she had such potential. I wish she’d stop trying to do the crazy hard shit on beam that makes her fall and wish she’d focus on floor and good beam execution with clean form. Survive bars Aly style and clean up the form on that DTY vault.
This time it was the layout..I got my hopes up after she hit the tucked one so well. She did not need the 6.9 set, especially after Ebee fell on vault. Sigh. She has been competing so much and she’s had injury and loss of training time this year..but she’s very inconsistent..consistently. She last hit 4/4 at Euros.
Scores were harsh at this meet. At Stuttgart, Ebee won by less than 3 tenths, Larisa fell. So had she hit she would have won that too. I thought they were closer than that, but Larisa’s bars have improved a lot, Ebee can add more difficulty and her leaps are getting hit. Not the split leaps but the harder ones, they’re bad.
I think GTT is right she didnt lose by 0.8 so if she had hit the Amanar she would have won. EBee has to go 4/4 to beat Larissa. I don’t know where that score came from, it seems incredibly low even for a fall on an Amanar, the vault didnt look bad, she just missed the landing.
It didnt look under rotated, she was completely forward, the rotation was just too slow to get her feet down. or something.
Oh yeah, I think what I meant is that it seems to be impossible for Ebee to beat Larisa if Larisa hits 4/4. Not that she does that very often, once so far this year in the AA I think. I thought they would be more evenly matched if both hit. Again, Ebee’s leaps are hurting her I think.
They did give her the 6.3 D score (as I believe they should have.) They gave her an 8.233 E score but then she was hit with .3 neutral deductions for landing out of bonds. A fall is automatically 1.0 so theoretically Ebee would have gotten a 15.833 if she had stood it up in bounds.