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20 days of a gymnastics fan
day eleven: who’s the most underrated gymnast
"Sabrina Vega. I know she’s inconsistent, but she has a great floor and beam, and she’s classy. I wish they gave her more credit and showed her more on broadcasts." 

20 days of a gymnastics fan

day eleven: who’s the most underrated gymnast

"Sabrina Vega. I know she’s inconsistent, but she has a great floor and beam, and she’s classy. I wish they gave her more credit and showed her more on broadcasts." 

2012 Visas - Day 2 & gymnasts going to Trials:

Jordyn Wieber: she won and she deserved it, but I expected more. I compare especially with Nastia and Shawn at the 2008 Visas. She improved her routines since worlds but she still isn’t putting everything together, above all: beam. She’s a great beam worker, and got a nice routine, but still isn’t executing it like it should be, mainly connections. 
Her bars was OK, hope she can do even better at trials. Don’t know what happened to her in vault, she can score 16.000 on her amanar, guess she was nervous on both days, there’s a lot of pressure on her and she’s just 16 years old.  Although her floor is awesome, she’s sticking every single landing. Jordyn has to work this out if she wants to winf Trials.

Gabby Douglas:  she was better than I’ve ever seen and she could have won over Jordyn if it wasn’t her fall on beam, BUT this is exactly the problem about Gabby, she struggles on pressure. She’s acquiring confidence, but still not that much. I think that she’s just not making the team if a disaster happens at Trials.  people are saying she’s the new Nastia, well I  still don’t think she got the thing to make an AA Olympic final, but russians gotta watch out ‘cause she’s coming for a medal on bars.

Aly Raisman: someone (on twitter I guess) called her Reliable Raisman, and that’s the thing! She improved soo much! Even her bars are better. She looks just like ASac on beam, I’m gald she was beam champion. And what is her floor? I am convinced she deserves an Olympic medal for that! She’s not the most gracefull and artistic gymnast in the world, but she’s powerfull and got the skills. Her first tumblin’ pass on floor and her beam dismount highly difficulty and she makes it look easy! 

Kyla Ross: Kyla is a great gymnast, but she just does not amuse me.  She can make the team, yes, ‘cause of her bars skills. I can see her as 2013 World Champion, but she’s not in MY Olympic team. I also can’t stand her floor routine, I don’t know, just does not please me.
Oh, and God bless Marta for making her took that thing off her feet.

Elizabeth Price:  Great bars set, but not making the Olympic team, of course. But It would be good to see her on NCAA or something.

Sarah Finnegan: can’t wait to see her in the future, she’s sweet and a beam princess with Shawn highlights. but for now, does not amuse me, I don’t like her floor either. 

Kennedy Baker: weird floor coreography. It makes me feel even more sad that the Caquatto sisters did not compete. would be so much better to see Bridgey and/or Mackoo at trials than Kennedy Baker who? But it shows how Texas Dreams is becoming an strong gym. 

Sabrina Vega: I adore this girl, and I whish she did better, I know she’s capable of! I heart her floor routine, she improved beam and bars too. I wish she could make the team, but I know there’s lack of possibility. 

Alicia Sacramone: well, ASac is just ASac. awesome and everything. Good beam and vault as always. She definetly is in my dream team but being realistic and think like Marta does, IDK where she could fit.

Bridget Sloan: Bridget impressed me in a good way, she did better than I expected, will be good to watch on trials, but she’s not making the team.

Nastia Liukin: well, I was never a Nastia fan. It was sad, she was really disapointed with what she showed, but c’mon! who does she think she is? She’s Nastia Liunkin, reigning olympic champion, OK, but, baby, 3 years away form the gym! ASac is back since 2010, Shawn and Chellsie tried last year. “she’s reaping what she sow” And if she was not Nastia Liukin, reigning olympic champion, she would not have done to Trials. 

McKayla Maroney: I was so sad about McKayla injuring herself, not just ‘cause she could be out and lose her Olympic dream, but ‘cause she had a lot to prove in this day 2 of Visas and now she just got the Trials. Hope it’s enough ‘cause I really want her on the team. 

Anna Li: Glad she made trials, her new bars set is amazing! But I don’t think she got enough to make the team. 

Rebecca Bross: Gurl, can you get rid of that patterson? seriously!
She is much better than Nastia on bars, if she just can work on her beam there’s still a chance of her making the team. 

Brenna Dowell: what? Can I go to Trials too? I can make a cartwell on beam. 

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Friends before and after the battle… A little social time prior to warm ups pic.twitter.com/nWEjc7m9
Friends before and after the battle… A little social time prior to warm ups 

April NT Camp.

April NT Camp.

who will make the team?


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The Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be unlike any gymnastics tour ever produced, providing fans with a high-flying, dynamic experience that will celebrate the sports’ beauty and skill. 

Bigger and better than ever, the show’s format will pair elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that will push the boundaries of athleticism and keep fans cheering for more.

2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin will lead an impressive cast, including members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams. And with performances by local gymnasts in each market, the Kellogg’s Tour will highlight and celebrate the sport at every level.

With 40 markets scheduled, the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be visiting a city near you this Fall. 

My Olympic Dream Team & Predictions: 

Jordyn Wieber:
  • AA Final: placing 1st or 2nd
  • Bars Final: placing 2nd or 3rd
  • Beam Final: placing 3rd or 4th
  • Floor Final: placing 1st or 2nd
McKayla Maroney
  • Vault Final: placing 1st
Alexandra Raisman:
  • Floor Final: placing 3rd or 4th
Alicia Sacramone (C):
  • Vault Final: placing 3rd or 4th
 
Shawn Johnson:
  • Beam Final: placing 4th or 5th

    Alternates:
    • Bridgette Caquatto
    • Sabrina Vega
    • Anna Li