with her Cheng, Skinner is in I think. To me the question marks are Kocian and Swaggy Maggie. I love maggie but I think Marta will make her an alternateMy guess is Biles, Raisman and Douglas are locks, and Raisman and Douglas will battle it out in qualifying for that second USA all-around spot. I think Kocian will make the team based on her bars, to use in the team final and because she is the only American with a good shot at UB finals. That would leave Nichols, Skinner and Dowell for that last spot. Skinner can make vault finals, but Nichols has a much better single vault and could be used in team finals on vault. Dowell is such a question mark. But to be named to the nominative roster she must be showing some great things in the gym!
But Maggie's Amanar scores higher than Skinner's Cheng, so the choice comes down to does Marta want the better vault for team finals or the chance at a bronze in vault finals.with her Cheng, Skinner is in I think. To me the question marks are Kocian and Swaggy Maggie. I love maggie but I think Marta will make her an alternate
right. Marta pretty much knows the TF is in the bag. I believe she is looking to maximize EF medals.But Maggie's Amanar scores higher than Skinner's Cheng, so the choice comes down to does Marta want the better vault for team finals or the chance at a bronze in vault finals.
I was hopping gabby wasn't going, she never looks like she's having fun anymore. It's not fun to watch someone who doesn't seem to enjoy what they're doing.Gabby posted a picture of a big bouquet of flowers on facebook with the message
My Buckeye girls are so awesome! Thanks for sending me off to World Championships on such a good note!!!
Not sure if that means she has been told she is going to Glasgow or she and her gym are just being presumptuous. My guess is the latter
Sorry, but this sort of thing irritates the heck out of me. Why do we expect so much more out of our female athletes than our male athletes? Donnell Whittenburg almost NEVER smiles. I mean really almost never. Yet in him, that is taken as a sign of intensity and focus and determination. I bet he has never once had a stranger on the street randomly say, "smile, honey! You'd be so much prettier if you smiled!"Yes, this. I know it is an intense sport, but a smile every once in awhile can't be that painful...