the routine was wonderful, but that dismount left lots to be desired... i thought the dismount was a big part of the score? Oh well, still proud of our US team for doing so well....They never really reviewed what happened to Nastia on the beam. I was watching the webcast and they kept on repeating a great part of her routine but never showed the dismount again. I think she scored well because of her difficulty.
Politics plays a huge part in the process - it is very unfortunate, but seems to be a fact. Sam is ok, I have seen her in person, but I was not totally wowed by her - her mom & dad (used to be but not certain if he still is) are both affiliated with USAG though (hint, hint)... mom is the publications director & dad can't remember, but there was an affiliation once.On another topic relating to worlds, how the heck do they pick the top 6?? Certainly not from the top 6 at the VISA Championships. The reason I'm upset about it is that they chose Samantha Peszek who placed 10th then 7th and all her scores but 1 were under 14.00 on the first day of competition over Geralen Stack-Eaton from our gym who placed 6th on both days. I believe politics come into play. Doesn't seem fair, though. JMHO.
no worries - those were just warm-ups... nastia and shawn compete lastNastia just fell on beam!! The beam didn't look to stable to me! Poor thing.....:worried: