finally i have a reason to use this picture
Wow, will you please tell me what trick you used to be close enough to every person in the stands at Euros to see how each of them reacted to the routine?
(not my confession, I just feel like putting in my two cents since I was there)
the crowd at Euros was really small, and yes, I’m sure many people were moved (myself included) but no one cried, as far as I could tell anyway, and I saw her perform that routine three times that week. I think this is more in response to some people who claimed that lots of people were crying everywhere, which is a blatant lie. (that’s what I’m getting from the last sentence of the confession anyway)
That said, Catherine is awesome and I can’t wait to see how her floor will improve and get even better until she turns senior.
I like artistic gymnastics, because…
every sports fan has a team that they absolutely despise and when they hear their name its like
Some of the nominative teams for Nanning. There are a couple of… interesting choices. coughAfanandDeschcough But yay for Gabby!
Here’s where you can find the entire list. Just scroll down to the Useful Files part and click on the last link.
(friendly nominative reminder but…)
i’m curious when these were put in because i’m surprised desch was put over dowell. i know it’s nominative but just time course wise was dowell’s aa status still in question?
Deadline for these was the 4th of September. I’m guessing they picked Maddie based on her performance at Pan Ams? (And cause they know she’s capable of AA)
I don’t really have too many thoughts about the list? Like this was 100% what I expected.
Desch’s presence can be explained easily. With Nichols out, they don’t have anyone else who’s been training AA recently. This makes her the only realistic option for an alternate for this team because she can fill in on any event, if needed. (and while her scores wouldn’t exactly be great for the team, she’s certainly usable) This spot would’ve 100% gone to Nichols if she was at camp.
But yeah, nothing’s set in stone, though I doubt the team will change much from here on out. Bring on Worlds already!
no but imagine a set of identical twins making it into elite gymnastics one of them is a vault and floor specialist the other is a bars and beam specialist
AKA the super awesome Swedish junior (2000 babies) talents Ellen and Emmy Haavisto
Emmy has almost a full point over her sister on UB who, in turn, tends to score higher on FX (and BB, by a small margin)
I have about a million pictures of them from Euros this year that I forgot to share… maybe I should actually get on that.
Amelia Montague (2014 school games)
The music is just wow, over time this could be majestic.
that floor choreography is beautiful. I need this music in my life
SHES USING I GORNI BY LUDOVICO EINAUDI YES YES YES
OH MY GOD I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY THAT FINALLY SOMEONE IS USING LUDOVICO EINAUDI MUSIC I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS FOR YEARS
claudia’s scores from today
vault 1 - 13.500
vault 2 - 14.350
bars - 13.200
beam - 14.300
floor - 14.050
aa - 55.050
haven’t watched any of the routines, obviously, but these scores seem super realistic! I think she could probably get these scores at Worlds. Her VT/FX scores (I’m assuming she didn’t fall?) seem like the judges actually took the appropriate execution deductions.