GymCastic interviews McKayla Maroney

The blockbuster athlete interview of the year, I’d say. Episode 187: McKayla Maroney

McKayla requested a one-on-one with Jessica O’Beirne. 🙂 It’s wonderful to hear McKayla clarify a few things about her amazing career. (She trained Yurchenko double back. Marta freaked.)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Kyla and McKayla, who started together in the same training group, both announce they will not try for the 2016 Olympics the same week. This is tough on fans of the London Olympic gold medalists. 😦

related – Lauren Hopkins – McKayla Maroney Moves On

Baku Challenge Cup Results

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Tjasa Kysselef (SLO)
Elisa Haemmerle (AUT)

Click PLAY or watch Oksana’s Vaults on YouTube.

Lina Philipp (GER)
Daniele Hypolito (BRA)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)

Click PLAY or watch Lina’s Bars on YouTube.

Flavia Saraiva (BRA) 14.800
Emma Larsson (SWE) 13.650
Elisa Haemmerle (AUT) 13.350
Marina Nekrasova (AZE) 13.050

Flavia Saraiva (BRA) 13.850
Emma Larsson (SWE) 13.400
Marina Nekrasova (AZE) 13.200

Full results.

related – FIG MAG / WAG write-up

Georgia upsets LSU

“We talked about gaining momentum and building on the win over Florida last week,” Georgia head coach Danna Durante said. “We wanted to put four complete events together where it was just consistent across the board. …

On bars, Brittany Rogers scored a season high 9.95 competing in the anchor spot. …

The Georgia-LSU meet will air on the SEC Network on Monday at 9 p.m. …

No. 11 Georgia edges No. 5 LSU

Brittany wanted to compete the DTY for the first time in College against Ashleigh Gnat’s DTY. 🙂

Ashleigh won the vault and floor titles with a 9.95 and 9.925, respectively, to increase her team lead to 11 individual titles this season.

related – Former Georgia coach Jay Clark where he wants to be at LSU