Thursday, March 3, 2011
This and That
Aliya Mustafina had a dramatic practice at the American Cup and was almost in tears after struggling on bars. The Examiner has videos of podium training, including Aliya Mustafina, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Lauren Mitchell, Huang Qiushuang and Jessica Lopez.
Yu-Na Kim update. After Worlds, YNK will host shows in Korea and aid their Olympic bid. She may also host a reality series titled Yu Na Kim's Kiss and Cry. I had just been thinking that it was a while since we'd heard about her. It is as though the Korean press is every bit as obsessive as I am.
Viktoria Komova may not be ready for the European Championships. Her ankle injury suffered in December was actually a fracture. The coaches are giving her as much time as possible to be ready. If she cannot compete, Yulia Belokobyiskaya.
Corrie Lothrop and Victoria Shanley will not be available to compete against Florida this weekend. Lothrop is suffering from a sprained ankle, which Shanley has a back injury.
UGA Practice Update. As usual, the gymnasts seem to be repeating whatever they heard at Monday's meeting. How nice of Tanella to tell us that now is a good time to start peaking. Um, when else would be a good time? Note to Tanella: If you're going to be on camera, us a little foundation. You'll thank me later.
UF Practice Update.
Christine Brennan reflects on Serena William's medical troubles.