Italy favourite to win Jr Team

My prediction.

I watched 3 of 4 Junior podium sessions yesterday. Most of the top gymnasts.

No question Italy was the highlight. These young ladies have what it takes. Power. Difficulty. Toughness.

They’ll certainly have the highest D-score as a team. Three DTYs, for example.

The biggest surprise of the day for me was Ireland. That team has come very far in the past few years. They look very well coached. #respect

Romania unsurprisingly has strong tumbling & vault. I’ve never understood how they so consistently train such amazing power athletes. Decade after decade. Romanian legs. . Bars is still weakest and least consistent, but they look to be moving in the right direction in so far as routine construction goes.

Russia, Germany, GB and other have some excellent routines. Ksenia Klimenko RUS is amazing on Bars, for example.

But most of these Juniors are competing too much difficulty. There will be many misses under pressure. Many would score higher going for safer, cleaner sets.

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Rick Mc

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

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