PODIUM TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS THOUGHTS
Raisman: can you point your toes please? Easy looking straddled jaeger and big tkatchev. Blind change to double front dismount looks effortless for someone whose top event is not bars.
Larson: Kips look a bit forced but her pointed toes and lovely lines make everything better. Love the effortless Shaposhnikova. Small hop on double layout.
Caquatto: Looks much more confident than at Classic and VISAs. Nice front aerial to BHS Layout stepout, not even the slightest of wobbles.
Raisman: BHS Layout is powerful but again, form needs to be cleaned up. Back leg VERY low on switch side/half. (I saw someone else mention this recently….this is toeing the line for not getting credit IMO) Nice front tuck-BHS-layout stepout but again, the flexed feet is driving me crazy! BHS stepout-BHS-Layout timer for dismount was actually very pretty….um, Aly, where were those pointed toes during the rest of the routine? Please bring them for Qualifications! :)
Bross: BHS-Layout stepout solid as usual. Small wobble on arabian but saved nicely.
Larson: Love the press mount! Pretty wolf jump and split jump. Is that all we get to see? :(
Caquatto: triple twist with small hop, piked full in with very low chest on landing
Larson: Big double layout with slight spot. EDIT: Found a video of her fx run through! Double layout again with spot, absolutely beautiful STUCK triple full, 2 1/2 to punch front, toed the line, nice triple turn, double pike landed on knees :( very pretty routine though!
Raisman: 1 1/2 through to back tuck timer.
Bross: dance…why do they show this?
Sloan: very big double pike.
Davis: very pretty double tuck, tiny hop.
Sacramone: handspring front timer
Davis: Yurchenko full with steps back, i think it was a warm-up vault.
Bross: Yurchenko double, little untidy legs but overall decent.
Sorry, I only get to see the video that USAG uploaded so it’s just their “highlights” but I thought a little commentary would be better than nothing! This does absolutely nothing to help me decide who is going to be the alternate. PLEASE not Chelsea Davis, gymnastics gods!