We had the LIVE stream playing at Phoenix Gymnastics today. But I was too busy to watch.😦
You can watch a replay online.
This was more of a TEST meet to check readiness for Rio. These scores are only a small part of the selection process. Day 2 is Wednesday.
Ellie Black 57.400 (fall on Beam)
Brittany Rogers 56.467
Megan Roberts 54.717
Shallon Olsen 54.467
Madison Copiak 54.100
Rose-Kaying Woo 53.600
– 1st on Beam 15.100
– 2nd on Floor 14.150
– 2nd on Bars 14.750
Bela scored a zero on Vault missing the landing on her DTY. No injury. She hit Bars immediately after.
“We have various priorities to consider when we decide on which athletes to choose,” stated Dave Brubaker, national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada.
“One priority is the ability to win a medal, another priority is the ability to make a final. Then there’s the priority to be strong on two, preferably three events. So for those fourth and fifth spots, we’re really looking for event specialists who can help contribute to that overall team total.
When we look at our results from the World Championships in Glasgow, we were really strong on vault and bars, so I think where we can bolster the team is on floor and beam, so those are the athletes we might be looking for.”
The non-traveling alternate should be a strong all-arounder as you can’t predict which of the 5 on the team she might have to replace. (I assume the non-traveling alternate will travel to Brazil and be training at a club nearby. Four years ago the Canadian alternate in London was Jessica Savona.)
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