Archive for October, 2018

2018 World Championships : Woman’s AA

October 31, 2018

All Around Results

Stars lists
Results

Simone starts on Vault in a group with Mai, Morgan and Elsabeth Black, Melnikova and Nina Derwael.

I’m gonna make a prediction.

Simone, Morgan, Melnikova. I never make predictions. 🙂

Video can be found at nbcsports.com/live I will be recovering from a parade 🙂

US

Simone falling on Vault was a shock but she was clearly short if she couldn’t get it around to her feet. Her execution score was an 8.133 so I’m not sure short of not giving her the credit for the vault what they could have done to make this score any lower. Her block, crossed feet, leg separations , un-pointed toes. Those are the deductions I came up with watching it twice. I think if anyone else had done this vault and fallen they wouldn’t have been given the 6.4 start value. You don’t land on your butt like that unless the vault is underrotated….. I found Morgan’s DTY always overscored. She has the same form issues…

Uneven Bars– Best routine Simone has done on bars all competition. A little short on her first handstand on the low bar and one or 2 other’s but not enough for the big deductions. I feel like ALL short handstands should be deducted which would make it more fair for everyone…. Morgan’s handstand on the low bar after her Pak was pretty short and she had some short handstands before her dismount but I don’t remember her other routines without watching them again. Overall no big complaints about these bars scores but then again I bet I would have them if I saw the videos of other bar routines and the nit picking deduction they all seem to get but no one in the US does. I’ll be honest and tell you when it comes to bars I usually need to pause to see the small deductions like in Simone’s routines but judges should be trained to see these all on their own.

That was the worst beam routine I have seen Simone do since she became “the rock.” I read somewhere that Simone has not received credit for the front punch in pike position all competition and she missed both her other connections in this routine. At first when I saw the score and heard about the issues I was shocked the judges actually deducted her enough to receive the low execution score after watching the routine I think they could have done the same with her difficulty. I happen to like that the judges are taking deductions they should have always taken. I wish they would do that with the switch ring…… Morgan’s routine was a mess. I don’t even know what to say. The US gets these free passes by the judges that is blatant cheating and it just doesn’t seem fair. I only saw Melnikova’s beam once and remember thinking to myself that was clean for her and I just imagine what her score would have been if she put up the routine Morgan did. Those judges would have had her execution scores at low 6…..

Very good floor routine for Morgan with some nice landings. Better than prelims but scored lower but IMO this routine was scored fairly, she was overscored in prelims…. OOB, Messy landings on a few passes but her tumbling carries her through as always….

I can’t find any other routines. FIG is banning everyone who puts them up . Happy for Mai.

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2018 World Championships Team

October 30, 2018

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Sorry I’m late to the game I’ve been celebrating a World Series Championship and was too tired to come online yesterday.

Results

USA-Gymnastics info with pictures…

Check the previous blog people reading this in 2021 because I was late posting the results and everyone made their comments there..

MY OPINION:

United States

For the first time in a long time I LOVE the leotards. A little too sparkly for me in general but I love the design.

Wasn’t impressed with any of the US Floor routines. Simone and Grace have no artistry and Morgan over does it. Simone flew OOB and yet her execution scores were only 2 tenths difference from day one to day 2. Simone is getting the Gina Gogean treatment on floor that because of her tumbling ability the judges don’t care about any mistakes she makes. Gina actually wasn’t a bad dancer and no one stuck tumbling passes like she did but she lacked grace ( watch her junior routines. They were way better) Simone should be a power tumbler with her strength but I disagree with anyone that attempts to call what she does “artistic” I dislike all the US Floor music.

Big bobble for Eaker on Beam yet practically the same execution score as her qualifying routine. Interesting they gave Riley another chance to compete on beam after falling in prelims. Marta would not approve 🙂 Always shocking to see Simone fall. I saw something on youtube about Eaker getting credit for her switch ring when she shouldn’t but it looks like she is getting credit, regardless. Simone’s execution scores again are way more generous for her mistakes vs anyone else. I bet the FIG does nothing about this blatant favoritism. Would have been a 3 tenths improvement without the fall vs prelims.

WHOEVER SAID THIS ANNOUNCER IS ANNOYING IN THE COMMENTS SECTION IS 100% RIGHT. Her voice is as annoying as Nastia’s phony ass voice. I am pretty sure this is the same lady that was in Canada last year because I remember thinking she was annoying there too.

Simone had a much better routine in team finals and practically the same execution score with 2 mistakes in prelims , both overscored. They are determined for her to win a medal on the Uneven Bars I could see many missed handstands for Riley in this routine but her execution score went up 3 tenths from prelims. I don’t remember her prelims routine. Morgan looks tired during this competition. Her bars looked slow and lethargic. Notice Simone didn’t seem to clap for her when she finished bars while all the other girls did.

I’ll never complain about Simone’s vault scores even with a huge step because the child is super human when it comes to execution and block on this event. Morgan’s vault looked better here then prelims. So did Grace.

OVERALL, The US is that much better than everyone else it really doesn’t matter how badly the judges over score certain members but it DOES matter during event finals. I wonder if the judges will tighten up the scoring then.

RED SOX WIN THE WORLD SERIES

October 29, 2018

Back to gymnastics tomorrow and if you’re bitter, I DON’T CARE. I won’t feel guilty for celebrating this win.

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2018 World Championships, Qualifying: US

October 26, 2018

Results, Qualifying

All Around

1. Simone Biles 🇺🇸 60.965
2. Morgan Hurd 🇺🇸 56.465
3. Mai Murakami 🇯🇵 55.632
4. Nina Derwael 🇧🇪 55.564
5. Angelina Melnikova 🇷🇺 55.465
6. Ellie Black 🇨🇦 54.999
7. Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos 🇫🇷 54.798
8. Luo Huan 🇨🇳 54.131

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

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Tomorrow, 11 AM

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FIG Articles

Results

2018 US Woman’s World championships Podium Training

October 22, 2018

It’s tomorrow. Who knew? I’ll be at work and in a meeting til 2 so let me know what you see in the comments section.

Results

2018 World Championship Training Videos

October 21, 2018

Thanks Gymbot

More Videos

Also some Chinese ones Posted by Rocio

PLEASE remember all Steve Penny and Nassar stuff should only be discussed here. If you find your post removed from other sections don’t take it personally.

Another reason to hate this ******* sport. 😦

2018 Worlds selection camp live at USA-Gymnastics on youtube. TODAY: October 11th and new temp head of USAG and World team named

October 11, 2018

Mary Bono

World team

Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Grace McCallum, Riley McCusker and Ragan Smith make up our 2018 World Championships Team! The alternate will be decided in Qatar. Go Team USA! 🇺🇸

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Stumbled across this and had no clue it was going on. I’ve been preoccupied with baseball ( hee hee)

 

Bars-

 

They made every girl in the second group wait to do bars. It felt calculated I know this happens at a real Worlds but they had no issues for the first group that just happened to be the group on the nominative list. Ragan, Grace and Eaker all fell. I forget what Chiles did. It was messy but she stayed on. in the first group Morgan was also messy, and Simone missed handstands. Riley and Alyona  ( hit.  Grace looked really nervous to me before she went up…. Riley had the best score that was just below a 15 and Simone was second and Alyona  third. Wasn’t going to blog about what happened but changed my mind…. Shilese had a 13.800

McCusker : 14.950
Biles : 14.750
Schennikova : 14.600
Hurd : 14.300
Jones : 13.800

 

Beam:

Jones- Big bobbles on her Arabian and some messy knees-  12.65
Simone- Hands down in dismount. Other wise one small bobble and her usual queen self but the hands down. Not like Simone. Maybe a connection issue too  13.85
Alyona- Good routine for her. A few very small bobbles. 12.900
Morgan- Her arm waving is distracting on beam. Also a few small bobbles but she stayed on. 13.55
**** Beam judges are being strict. I felt Simone was underscored even with the hands down ( now not so much compared to others)
Riley- big bobbles on her two layouts. Small bobbles like everyone else. 14.1 ( waaay overscored compared to everyone else)
***** I feel like if Eaker hits beam she might be on this team regardless of her other events. Everyone else is messy on beam…
Eaker- GREAT routine by Eaker. Best one so far… i did miss the beginning so…
Grace- Had a great routine til dismount, hands almost down 15.15
**** Chiles tries to talk to Simone and she practically runs away from her.lol
Regan- Big bobble on her layout. Another bobble on another move but rest was solid but with these judges not sure what she will score… 13.950
Chiles- Best routine I’ve ever seen her do. Great job for her.

McCusker BB: 14.100
Ragn- 13.950
Biles BB: 13.850
Hurd BB: 13.550
Schennikova BB: 12.900
Jones BB: 12.650

Oops I have visitors. I’ll be back.

Floor-

Morgan- Short first pass. OOB maybe both feet on the second. 12.900
Riley- Missed first pass. OOB. Short double tuck, step forward. 13.850 (very overscored)
Shilese- has no connection to the horrible music at all. Walked out of bounds. Not a bad routine but not a great one.
Grace- Nice routine by her. Best landings of anyone so far. 14.300 Compared to otehrs fair but still overscored…
Regan- Looked like she stepped OOB on her first pass. Small stumble back. She was off to the side on her second pass but stayed in bounds. Might have been OOB again and nailed her last pass. 13.650
Chiles- OOB both feet on double layout and some wishy washy small issues on landings but a great routine for her. 13.200 ( Real judges will kill this routine with her landing and bouncy-ness)
**** Will be interesting to see what they do with Chiles scores. SO many deductions she could get. Will be interested to see what she gets.
I must have missed Biles. Didn’t think she had gone yet.
Eaker- Short landing on last pass, rest was solid.

Biles : 15.100
Grace-14.300
McCusker : 13.850
Regan- 13.650
Eaker-13.550
Chiles-13.200
Hurd : 12.900
Schennikova : 11.950
Jones : 12.800

VAULT:

Vault Scores:

Alyona Shchennikova – 13.900
Morgan Hurd – 14.500
Riley McCusker – 14.350
Shilese Jones – 14.750
Simone Biles – 16.000
Ragan Smith – 14.600
Jordan Chiles – 14.700
Kara Eaker – 13.950
Grace McCallum – 14.500

Schennikova- Very short, steps forward, 13.900 ( way overscored)
Hurd: Step, DTY 14.500
Riley- 14.350
Shilese- 14.750 ( overscored)
Simone- Queen

1. Simone Biles 59.700
2. Riley McCusker 57.250
3 Grace McCallum 55.400
4. Morgan Hurd 55.250
5. Ragan Smith 55.050
6. Kara Eaker 55.000
7. Jordan Chiles 54.700
8. Shilese Jones 54.000
9. Alyona Shchennikova 53.350

Regan was underscored compared to everyone else when they made mistakes. Morgan got some huge gifts compared to everyone else and so did Riley. All scores are relative compared to what they will get at Worlds. I think Ragan will be the one who gets alternate and they will take Eaker for beam. though she is literally only usable on that event.

All-around
1. Simone Biles, 59.700
2. Riley McCusker, 57.350
3. Grace McCallum, 55.400
4. Morgan Hurd, 55.250
5. Ragan Smith, 55.050
6. Kara Eaker, 55.000
7. Jordan Chiles, 54.700
8. Shilese Jones, 54.000
9. Alyona Shchennikova, 53.350

Vault
1. Simone Biles, 16.000
2. Shilese Jones, 14.750
3. Jordan Chiles, 14.700
4. Ragan Smith, 14.600
5t. Morgan Hurd, 14.500
5t. Grace McCallum, 14.500
7. Riley McCusker, 14.450
8. Kara Eaker, 13.950
9. Alyona Shchennikova, 13.900

Uneven bars
1. Riley McCusker, 14.950
2. Simone Biles, 14.750
3. Alyona Shchennikova, 14.600
4. Morgan Hurd, 14.300
5. Shilese Jones, 13.800
6. Jordan Chiles, 13.600
7. Grace McCallum, 12.950
8. Ragan Smith, 12.850
9. Kara Eaker, 12.350

Balance beam
1. Kara Eaker, 15.150
2. Riley McCusker, 14.100
3. Ragan Smith, 13.950
4. Simone Biles, 13.850
5. Grace McCallum, 13.650
6. Morgan Hurd, 13.550
7. Jordan Chiles, 13.200
8. Alyona Shchennikova, 12.900
9. Shilese Jones, 12.650

Floor exercise
1. Simone Biles, 15.100
2. Grace McCallum, 14.300
3. Riley McCusker, 13.850
4. Ragan Smith, 13.650
5. Kara Eaker, 13.550
6. Jordan Chiles, 13.200
7. Morgan Hurd, 12.900
8. Shilese Jones, 12.800
9. Alyona Shchennikova, 11.950

 

 

 

 

 

The Return of Daisuke Takahashi

October 7, 2018

Here is the Short Program for this season. He’s not doing a quad and that’s fine me I’m just so thrilled to have him back. I’ll ass the Long Program when he skates it 🙂

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I wish Michelle Kwan would come out of retirement and she and Dai could skate together as a pairs team:) I think I said the same thing about her and Evan  but I prefer her with Dai.

 

A live stream of what? gymnasts standing there? Bregman was an ass but he did his job. New person is clueless

 

Long Program

 

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October 6, 2018

I needed a blog and this is what you get. Brought to you from the 2018 Boston Red Sox offense AND EDUARDO FUCKING RODRIQUEZ!!!!

The only thing I hope to get out of this blog is my two favorite guy posters to come back and tell me how much they love my ranting. I miss you guys:(