Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pacific Rim Championships

Here's my recap of of the Pacific Rim Championships this past weekend:

Once again, the Americans took a clean sweep. The women went 1-2 in both Seniors and Juniors AA and obliterated all competition in the Team finals, beating runner up China by a whopping 15.5 points! The US team also flexed some muscle in the event finals with Bross taking the beam and floor titles and Raisman trailing right behind her on both events in a close second. Bridget Sloan scratched due to an ankle injury and still performed on bars in the prelims but was not at her best. In the Junior division, Wieber and Ross took turns taking silver and gold- Wieber won floor and bars, Ross won vault. Sabrina Vega earned a silver on beam and Wieber followed in 4th with a nasty fall.

I was extremely impressed by Jordyn Wieber who seemed to have come out of nowhere! The last time I saw her was a year and a half ago at the 2009 American Cup as a little power packed gymnast throwing huge, high flying skills. But now, she's gotten taller, older, and yes, even graceful! She looked as solid as can be, except for the unfortunate tumble off the beam which looked like it was due to nerves. I am extremely excited to see what she will bring to the competition stage as a senior in a few years. In the future though, I would really like to see something other than these goofy hot pink leos... I think they've been a little over used! Anyways, what happened to the U.S's real colors, RED, WHITE and BLUE?

~ Got Grace?

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