AHHHHH IT’S STARTING
I might continue liveblogging~ if I am not too stressed out.
lol sports investment
FIRST (AND HOPEFULLY LAST) INJURY OF THE COMPETITION:
Bridget Sloan has sprained her elbow on bars and scratched the competition.
Well, she has a potentially fantastic NCAA career ahead of her.
The first night of US Women’s Olympic Team Trials start in just under two hours. Gabby will be competing for one of the five spots on the team along with Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Elizabeth Price, Bridget Sloan, Alicia Sacramone, Nastia Liukin, Rebecca Bross, Sabrina Vega, Kennedy Baker, Sarah Finnegan, and Brenna Dowell.
The competition will air LIVE starting at 9PM EST on NBC. It will also be streaming live on NBCOlympics.com here, and there’s a stream viewable for those outside of the US here. You can also follow along with live scoring here.
The top all around finisher (combined scores from days one and two) automatically makes the team. The other four members of the competing team, and up to three alternates, will be announced after the competition on Sunday.
Good luck to Gabby and all the rest of the women!
The final stretch is here! After what seems like an eternity of speculation and score-crunching, on Sunday we will at long last KNOW who will be the 2012 US WAG Olympic Team!!
So, where to do things stand? Haha, honestly, the same place they did months ago.
Barring injury, meltdown, or major upset the team is, as ever: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney.
There’s almost no one who can have anything to say about that, but I’ll get to that later. First, I’ll go over: WHAT TO LOOK FOR FROM OUR FRONTRUNNERS.
Fantastic beam set.
Gabby’s vault from training today. In slow motion!
Yes. Good. No more drifting towards the edge of the table.
Gabby Douglas - Uneven Bars - 2012 Visa Championships - Sr Women - Day 2
Not even the word perfection can describe this, it goes beyond that to absolutely mind blowing. I think her focus on this competition shows us that she’s more than ready to go to London.
I try to make it so high to impress you guys. I hear people [gasp] and I’m like, ‘Calm down, I’m going to catch the bar.’
HEREIN LIES MY QUITE LATE RAMBLINGS ABOUT NIGHT ONE OF US NATIONALS.
Let’s see what we’ve got.
US National Championships conclude today! The competition will air live on NBC beginning at 4PM EST.
The top eight all around finishers will earn a berth to Olympic Trials in three weeks, with extra slots granted at the selection committee’s discretion.
Gabby is currently leading the all around in a tie with reigning National and World All Around Champion, Jordyn Wieber. Both girls have made clear their intention to fight this out to the end, so be sure to tune in and root for Gabby. :D
Womans DAY 1 Visa Championships Nationals!! FULL VIDEO
This is the archived stream! If it’s still acting funky, someone will probably upload it to YouTube in the next few days as well.
20something WOC trying to be a dope person.
perpetually hella into: over-investing in narratives. all the women you hate. loving superhero comics more than you will ever know. hating superhero comics more than you will ever understand. stories about feelings. video games. romance novels. being painfully earnest. faces that need to shut up. sif/loki sif/loki sif/loki.