Monday, July 23, 2012

What I Want in London (Extended)

Yesterday I posted a list of what I personally want to happen in London.  So tonight, I'll be less brief and re-post the list with actual explanations this time.
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1. A close battle for AA Gold
After watching the All Around finals in Tokyo, where it was SO close, it left me on the edge of my seat.  I am so excited for All Around finals, just because the top contenders are some of my favorite gymnasts of this quad.  Who doesn't want it to be so close you're holding your breath for dangerous amounts of time? 
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2. Jordyn Wieber to win gold in AA (My preference)
I've been a fan of Jo since 2009, and I've been a HUGE fan since 2010, after she came back from her hamstring injury like beast at 14 years old.  I love her work ethnic, drive, determination, dedication, and her sportsmanship!  She's a great gymnast, and a part of me wants her to win to avenge SJ's loss in 2008 (yes I'm a HUGE fan, but not like the crazy ones of the gymternet).
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3. McKayla Maroney to win vault gold
Her Amanar is by far the best in the world, and her Mustafina is better than Mustafina's herself, by far!  Her form is perfect, her power deceptive, and she is truly the best in the world on this event.  Another part of me wants her to win so badly because earlier this year, I too had a concussion, just like she had last month.  I was in gym class, a kid fell on me, I hit my head on the gym floor and I was out of gym, softball, gymnastics, for a month.  It was awful, I was in constant pain, whenever I moved.  I could hardly imagine how bad her head hurt when she did gymnastics.  I really want her to over come this adversity and kill it in vault finals.
4. Oksana Chusovitina to win a medal in her last Olympics
Just typing that this is her last Olympics makes me want to cry!  She's an inspiration to everyone who has ever heard her story.  She is an amazing human being, and the fact that she can continue to win medals at this age, amazes everyone.  She won medals before most of her competitors were born, and here she is, the reigning world silver medalist on vault.  Amazing.  I think I speak for everyone now when I say, gymnastics as a sport will not be the same next year.
5. Team U.S.A. to win gold.
It has been 16 years to the day since we have won the Olympic Gold medal, and to be honest, this is the best team U.S.A. has EVER fielded, and I'd say the U.S. has the strongest chance it has had since 1996 to win the gold.  I'm not expecting, or hoping, that it will be a blow out win like it was in Tokyo, but I truly think that unless we made several mistakes, we definitely are the team to beat.
6. Kyla Ross to do good in bar finals
I'll admit, I've never been the biggest Kyla fan, but I do love her gymnastics, especially her look on bars.  Her lines are phenomenal, and I have a huge feeling it will go over extremely well on the international scene.  I think it is so unfair to her, and the other 1996 babies,  that they didn't get opportunities to get experience under the pressure of a bug meet like this, and I really want her to do well, and hopefully not stress herself too much so she comes back for 2016!

If I go through and finish the list, this post will be way too long, so here is the halfway point, and I'll leave it at that:)


  1. Nice list! I'm just not sure Kyla will make bars finals. I know she has great execution but her d-score is a little low. Kexin, Jinnan, Komova, Mustafina, Tweddle, Douglas, Dufournet, Seitz and Kononenko all have the difficulty advantage, Grishina and Qiushuang do as well as back-ups. (Iordache too but I'm not counting her). Now Seitz isn't the cleanest and some of the others are inconsistent but Kyla is by no means a certainty.

    1. I agree, but Kyla will kill them with her clean lines and execution! I'm trying to be as positive as possible for her to do well and look back at the games in a good way, and hopefully still love gymnastics enough to comtinue

  2. Sad that only 5 came true... and possibly 1.