Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This and That
Workout Wednesday with Jordyn Wieber, Kami Moore and Grace Williams a week prior to the American Cup/Nastia Cup weekend. Jordyn looks prepared to contend for the title again. With Mustafina competing in her first warm up for Europeans, I wouldn't be shocked to see Jordyn take the title and have lots of newspaper articles and media attention come her way for defeating the World Champion. I do question her coach's decision to only work on a few upgrades for 2012...even before she competes at the World Championships. So much could change between now and then. Planning on stagnating is never good, especially when your competitors are miles ahead on bars and will be even more ahead by the Games.
Serena Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism and a hematoma. Serena hopes to be back by early summer.
Aly Raisman is planning on competing an Arabian Double Pike on floor and an Amanar on vault at this weekend's American Cup. With plenty of meets under her belt, she is quickly becoming one of Martha's reliable mules.
Mattie Larson caught up with Universal Sports. Sadly, they don't ask her about Worlds. Mattie has missed a few days of training, but seems to be committed to making a run at 2012.
Shayla Worley has kidney stones and may likely miss this weekend's meet, or at least be limited in her participation against UCLA. Having the meet on Sunday gives her an extra few days to recover, but she is losing numbers in the gym yet again.
Nansy Damianova feature.
Sui and Han have a slim lead over Takahashi and Tran at Junior Worlds. Stolbova and Klimov are third after the short.
Monko and Khaliavin have a five-point lead after the short dance over Pushkash and Guerreiro. Lichtman and Copely are third. Cannuscio and McManus are currently fifth.
The DWTS match ups.
Routines in Training: