Shawn Johnson was actually at the media summit, but she wasn't photographed due to her refusal to wear a leotard like the other gymnasts. It is curious, as she did look to be in decent shape in recent media appearances. It certainly adds fuel to the speculation that she will not be competing with the intent to make the Olympic Team this summer. Having a book come out the week of Nationals is quite the distraction to begin with. Shawn did talk about her weight gain and loss at the media summit.
After all those years at WOGA, Rebecca Bross still can't hit a gorgeous pose. The WOGA girls lucked out with the summit being held in Dallas, as they switched Sunday and Monday training and were able to train out yesterday before heading to the summit mid afternoon.
A few members of the world team are fighting the puberty fairy like many sixteen-year-olds before them. It may be a race against time with the depth and level of difficulty required to make the team. Amanars aren't easy with budding breasts. A few girls look like they are fighting the inevitability of strong NCAA futures. Now is not the time for Jewish breasts to develop. Just ask someone like Kristie Phillips about the treachery of holding out for the last eight months. The excitement is building with mere weeks until Classics and Nationals.
Gabby Douglas is smiling as only the fittest member of Team USA can.
Although she was not present, JSOnline shows us photos of Memmel's beautiful form.