Mykayla Skinner – Cheng

Interesting discussion on the private GymFever2012 Facebook group as to whether Mykayla Skinner was deducted enough for her 1st Vault day 1 at the P&G Championships 2014.

Score: 15.350 (6.4, 8.950)

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Though she doesn’t have equal weight on both hands, nor is the half twist finished, I’d argue this vault is OK.

Skinner Vault 1 day 1 2014 P&G

IF you severely deduct that hand position, what are you going to do with all the Kasumatsu vaults? The first hand pushes, the 2nd hand blocks.

Ellie Black - Kasamatsu
Ellie Black – Kasamatsu

Though Mykayla is inconsistent, and Marta hates inconsistency more than Ebola, I feel Mykayla has a good chance to be selected for Worlds. She’s a medal contender on 2 apparatus.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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