Friday, February 11, 2011
This and That
Live Chat Archive with Roz Sumners and Evan Lysacek
Kohei Uchimura is out of the American Cup. It is uncclear whether he is injured or if the meet just doesn't fit into his training schedule. The problem with having the American Cup roster determined by the Worlds' results is that many of the athletes will be injured or not prepared to compete in the AA at that point in the season. It is likely that many top names will be withdrawing or showing up looking like Liu Xuan in '99 (when she was even invited to the meet and showed up looking like complete shit.)
Ask The Bruins
Gym Dog Show
Mariel Box Feature (Mariel has compartment syndrome, which is the same injury that has plagued Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue and plagued Kristy Powell as a gymnast.)
Christa Tanella is upgrading her floor routine to include a front layout+rudi and Shayla Worley is going to end with a 2 1/2 twist either this week or next. As of now, she is no longer planning on doing a front double full mount. Calamity Gina (Nuccio) may compete floor this week, as she is a beast who doesn't need much training time and the rest of the team is quite shitty. They are using every possible weapon to combat the Florida Gators. Hilary Mauro will also be back in the lineup.
Mukhortova and Blanchard are splitting up as a competitive pair and Oleg Vasiliev is unsure if he wants to continue coaching.
Paul Hamm updates IG2 on his injury.
Trish Wilson is determined to finally make a comeback after an NCAA career full of injuries.
Tune in to Gymnastike at 8 PM tonight to see their first LIVE broadcast: Stanford vs. UCLA vs. Oregon State at the Chicago Style Meet!