Sunday, May 20, 2012
Marissa King's Elite Comeback
Gator Chomp! Marissa King expects to throw full difficulty at her next meet in three weeks, but she already looks to be a strong bet for the Olympic Team. She is exactly what the British Team needs. Four years later, she is cleaner, stronger and more consistent. Marissa will need to do her 2 1/2+Front Layout on floor and 2 1/2 beam dismount to land a spot, but she is on track for someone who has trained her elite skills for two weeks. Marissa certainly has a chance at being the alternate, if not on the team.
With every vault, Danusia Francis looks more and more like someone who will make the UCLA lineup rather than the British Olympic Team. Considering that Danusia only did one event for the Brits at the European Championship when Downie, Cairns and Tweddle were missing, things are not looking promising for the girl with the crazy hair. That said, she performed at this meet and Downie looked rough as hell. The next meet is becoming extremely critical with stocks rising and falling. Ruby Harrold certainly appears overvalued at this point.
The rest of the Brits at the British Team Championships...