Coach Al Fong was vocal when Brenna was left off the competing team at 2013 Worlds. He — and many others — felt Brenna should have competed Bars & possibly Beam, McKayla Vault & Floor.
The girl was in the warm up gym doing full world class routines until Maroney left for the competition hall next door. To us sharing training time with Brenna and her coaches it seemed very strange not to use her at least on bars where she had by far the most innovative and interesting routine of the whole US team. A real medal contender whom I hope will be representing the US in future major competitions. …
Gummi links to a good training routine video on that post.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
I’ve loved Brenna ever since I watched her training at GAGE a few years ago.
But in the U.S. training sessions I watched in Antwerp, I saw her miss many times. Usually on straddle back.
Marta expects 100% hits in training.
I wasn’t all that surprised to see McKayla, also a bit inconsistent, get the call. Marta would love to have McKayla on the Worlds team in future as an all-arounder.