They said that Kyla had hurt her heel and Ashton did an exhibition for bars only. I thought it was really weird. The announcers didn't even know she wasn't competingWhat happened with Kyla? Is she injured and just focusing on bars/beam now? As good as Simone, Aly, and Gabby looked -- she's going to struggle to make the World and Olympic team (hate to say that -- I always have really liked her). And I don't say that just because of this event. Her D scores still haven't gone up that much.
Also, why were there so many "no scores" for events? I understand athletes no competing in all events, but I think Ashton had no scores including bars.
Ashton did an exhibition on beam too. It was odd and it wasn't explained or announced at all. I know she is still healing from her shoulder surgery and I'm glad she was able to get on the podium and show routines, but it was a little confusing.They said that Kyla had hurt her heel and Ashton did an exhibition for bars only. I thought it was really weird. The announcers didn't even know she wasn't competing
I agree. We have too many strong AA's to just bring on a girl who can only do or 2 events well. But this may change as it gets closer if injuries begin to pop upMy guess is that if you are not a strong AA girl you are not getting anywhere near an Olympic team for the US. One strong piece is not going to make you a good bet. Now you can only have five on a team you just cannot risk an injury and not having a strong AA girl to step in.
SO look at the top juniors and seniors who do AA. That is where the Olympic team is coming from.
Seriously, it was amazing watching her. I think too she is still on the upswing with what she will have to offer too.I am also blown away by Gabby! I know she (& her family) have had some controversies around them, but she is a truly gifted athlete! To be out for 2 years and come back SO strong is just amazing!