Thursday, January 20, 2011
This and That
Bridget Sloan is promoting USAG's new handstand contest, which no one will participate in other than a few clubs trying to kiss their ass.
An Anna Li training update. Va Zam posted a sarcastic remark as a comment when this article was posted on the UCLA Gymnastics page. The UCLA coaches were offended when Anna Li chose to train elite at AOGC instead of with them and told the girls it would ''hurt recruiting.'' There has been a noticeable rift. Li has been training hard at AOGC. It is amusing that Zam would accuse her of being less than serious given her own lack of a work ethic, which was somewhat evident with her inconsistency at US Nationals on some events, despite her brilliant talent and surprising vault.
A Gym Dog practice update with Jay Clark, Hilary Mauro and Christa Tanella.
Gametime with Noel Couch.
Gina Nuccio will miss the upcoming Auburn meet due to an ankle sprain suffered vs. West Virginia. Shayla Worley is sick and may miss the meet. Hilary Mauro is fighting a strained achilles and Mother Nature, as maturity is showing up in a big way this year.
Rachael Flatt and Co. try to defend their awful decision to use East of Eden for her short program. Some people have no clue when it comes to getting people to hate her less.
A Gator update from the Texas trio: Liz Green, Alaina Johnson and Alicia Goodwin.
Alina Kabayeva has applied for a patent for Alina Dolls, which she hopes will rival Barbies. Lord knows I'd purchase one. Hopefully it comes with an accompanying Putin doll. I'd love to buy some Russian whore dolls for my nieces to play with.
Ask The Bruins
Amanda Dobbs withdrew from US Nationals due to injury.