The biggest shock of the junior women’s preliminaries was the disastrous beam performance of all-around favorite Jordyn Wieber, who fell three times during her routine, including landing her double back dismount on her head.
Wieber’s beam routine followed a fall on a Tkatchev on bars. Those performances from the former junior national champion considered one of the top gymnasts in the world, coupled with her two heavily taped ankles and her withdrawal from her last event, floor exercise, caused reporters to huddle around her when she came out of the trainer’s room after a visit with U.S. team doctor Larry Nassar.
What happened? everyone wanted to know. She told us. …
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The leader after day one is defending champion Kyla Ross, who was the only top contender to avoid a major mistake. After four clean routines, Ross is ahead of the field by just over one point.
WOGA’s Katelyn Ohashi used her beautiful form and flexibility, along with considerable difficulty, to overcome falls on bars and beam (where she missed her trademark layout full tumbling pass) and claim second place. …
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