Highlight of the meet is Could it be magic floor music by Barry Manilow while Simone waits for beam.lol
I am home and on my way to watch this splat fest but I would like to thank the boys mother for forcing me to lunch so we could “talk”so I would miss this all live. To think I was pissed when it first happened. It ended up being a blessing.
Now I am off to watch the fun. Before I do I would like to take this time to tell Marta Karolyi that she is a first class bitch who can suck it. Those are not my words they are words of a friend who is pretty pissed Maggie was left out of the AA. She would have only needed a 12.8 something to pass the ego that ate America and to save us all from what is about to come. It should also be noted that Gabrielle’s score this year would have only placed her 7th or 8th last year. A Canadian is in third place (now 4th) A CANADIAN and that says it all about how badly this worlds blows.
Those leo’s are hideous. Is this a gymnastics event or a hockey tournament ? Lighting really? Maggie dancing.lol Making poor Mykayla go on the floor and wait for an event they won’t let her compete. Oh this is fun.
And here lies my biggest problem with these floor judges. They harshly judged Larisa and Brenna and that is fine but they didn’t do it with certain other people.Be consistent.
Gabby D: double turn was short, Her first pass was not connected to the jump anyone know if she got credit for those with the start value??? She also started her first pass with both feet on the floor. I know that is allowed once. Nice full in connected to a wolf jump ( MY GOD END THESE PASSES FIG. They are ugly) Short on the switch ring. Bobbled out of the leap.Fell out of the double turn with leg up. The full twisting switch ring wasn’t even close to a ring or fully around. 5.9 start value with an 8.500 execution = 14.400
WTF FIG. You owe Brenna an apology and so does that bitch Marta. Don’t blame this music mishap on her, You are the PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE DAMN FEDERATION OF GYMNASTICS COULDN’T START THE RIGHT MUSIC? and WTF is with Marta screaming for her to go with out music? This should be a big deal and as much as I thought Brenna shouldn’t be on this team this is a fucking joke to allow this to happen on the biggest stage your federation controls. If that had happened to anyone else the world would be outraged and I have barely seen a mention of it.
Brenna D: Okay I was too annoyed to nit pick it. It was actually her best routine this entire time she has been competing the last few months. 5.8 start value with 8.266 in deductions including a tenth OOB for a 13.9 How does all that tumbling only get a 5.8 start value, sheesh. GREAT JOB CLAPPING CROWD
MAGGIE: Step back on double double Small step on second pass. Yep I am already bored discussing the deets of these routines so I’ll just be me. Maggie has some swag going on in this routine and it’s actually fun to watch tho I am not too sure about that bird thing she does after her second pass. Watching the sidelines where no one was even watching her routine was interesting. Gabby is rubbing her legs, Aly was off preparing for next and no one else is any where to be seen. 6.2 start value with an 8.500 execution for a 14.700
The peace and quiet is so nice. No Tim and Nastia
Aly: Both feet OOB. Aly has more choreography then most on floor.At least her teammates watched her. Not her best but still it sucks she is out of the floor final.I guess extra tenths for having a gold medal only works on the AA Gold. Both feet were OOB but not at the same time but she was deducted for both going out at the same time. Guess it was close. 6.6 start value with an 8.233 execution for a 14.533 with OOB worth 3 tenths
SIMONE: Great tumbling. Small bounces but not as big as she usually does it.
US Floor thoughts
I have come to the conclusion that artistry and dance ability don’t matter to these judges they only care about tumbling which is why Simone gets such a high scores. The connection to the music is lost in so many of these routines I don’t know why we bother having music. Simone’s tumbling execution is in a league of its own but everything else was just noise in the background. Maybe it’s my mood but I just didn’t like watching this routine. I don’t like the music at all and while I usually think she presents her routines so well this time I just didn’t feel it. Gabby was even worse. She walked through that routine and nothing she was doing connected to what she was showing on the floor. I might not have liked Simone’s routine today but she usually sells it but Gabby my God she literally walked through that routine like it had no music. How it didn’t get any artistry deductions is beyond me. This isn’t even a case of me finding reason’s to dislike Gabby it’s just these routines are all the same. Tumble, tumble, dance pass, double turn with leg up, last pass. This Gabby routine makes Carly Patterson the original robot look like a ballerina. I can’t be the only one that thinks this? At least Maggie has some flow and rhythm to it Gabby’s had none of that.
Brenna: DTY 5.8 for 15.100 (Better distance than Gabby)
Gabby: DTY 5.8 For 15.300 (Better landing then Brenna)
Aly: Amanar 6.3 for a 15.100 (Big forward fly away)
Maggie: Amanar 6.3 for a 15.666 (Stuck but messy)
Simone: Amanar 6.3 for a 16.000 (Small step but crossed feet. This was overscored)
: 5.6 for a 15.266 ( tiny bit short)
US Vault Thoughts
Messy Amanar’s all around even Simone’s wasn’t her usual perfection. Maggie stuck but messy legs. Aly all over the place. Oh it’s prelims Jenn who cares.
Gabby: 6.2 start value with 8.550 execution for a 14.750
Aly: 5.6 with a 7.466 for a 13.066 with a fall
Simone: 6.1 start value with an 8.566 execution for a 14.666
Kocian: 6.6 start value with 8.633 in execution for a 15.233
Brenna: 11.333 ( 2 falls)
US Uneven Bar thoughts
I honestly dislike this event a lot. All routines are boring except the Chinese.
Simone messed up added an extra swing Aly fell, Brenna fell twice, Gabby hit but was close to the bar on her release and missed almost every handstand. Simone had an extra swing and a form issue and Madison actually missed quite a few handstand and had leg separations even I picked up on. I felt the US as a whole got some gifts on bars especially Maddie. Brenna headcase was just lack of concentration.
Madison: 5.5 start value with 8.500 execution and a score of 14.000
Gabby: 5.9 start value with an 7.266 execution for a 13.066 with a fall
Aly: 5.8 start value with a 8.266 execution for a 14.066
Maggie: 5.9 start value with an 8.333 execution for a score of 14.166
Simone: 6.3 for an 8.666 execution for a for a score of 14.966
Balance beam thoughts
These judges were the strict and pretty fair all around minus the same names we always talk about getting gifts. Simone’s score was a bit high. Maddie was messy, Gabby a disaster that anyone else would have been half a point less. Aly missed connections. This is the one event the US needs drastic help on because if the judges really start executing the execution scores the US is in trouble. No way Gabby would have deserved an 8.266 execution with the missed connections and bobbles and nearly hitting the beam with her head. I had more fun watching the Netherland girls in the background than a single one of these beam routines
Aly on beam She didn’t do the leaps after the layout and someone before said she might not get credit for it the way she does it. She hit her punch front wolf connection but was very conservative on the leap series. I think he big issue was the layout not being laid out. Compared to Gabby and the mistakes she made this was very nitpicked.
Aly not thinking she has a shot at next year is sad and says a lot about Marta’s mind games REMEMBER ALY, You didn’t exactly score that well back in 2011 compared to the Olympics so fix your form issues and leaps and start nailing the connections like you did in practice. Glad Maddie hit but only because it will save us from Gabby winning an UB medal but honestly she misses every handstand and has ugly form so I don’t get her score. Maggie really slayed this competition. Nailing her Amanar with messy form but fighting to stay on beam and making floor finals is more than we could have asked from her. She did what no one thought she could and she put herself in position to be in team finals on 3 of the 4 events she competed. I wouldn’t be surprised if she made an appearance in the UB team finals too ( No Brenna and no Aly leaves us Simone, Gabby and Kocian but maybe they want to rest Simone. Gabby did better than podium training she saved herself for when it really mattered because Marta gave her the AA spot when she didn’t deserve it. Taking advantage when she had to but damn you Aly without that fall we would have been saved. I guess it’s up to Guilia and Larisa now.
China is first
I won’t be around til like 4 so I will be missing all the fun. Counting on you guys for scoring updates since the boy needs to take his phone to work tomorrow.