Anna Li’s 1,950 Beam series in a row

The great Anna Li is a new mom. Busy, busy.

Miss Val in her new book notes that Anna hit 1,950 Beam series without a fall near the end of her career. That’s consistency. Mental toughness. It was something she learned in College.

Ted St Martin hit 5,221 basketball free throws in a row. I reckon Anna’s feat is more impressive.

When UCLA won the 2010 NCAA National Championships, I gave greatest credit to Anna starting Beam every meet. Her teammates so confident she’d get the line-up rolling.

YOG Champion Giorgia Villa

1. Giorgia Villa ITA 54.066
2. Amelie Morgan GBR 53.432
3. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR 52.332
4. Tang Xijing CHN 52.264
5. Ksenia Klimenko RUS 51.199
6. Emma Slevin IRL 50.499

It’s another fantastic result for Amelie Morgan.

But the biggest shout out has to go to Ireland’s Emma Slevin. Congratulations.

AA at USA selection camp

1. Simone Biles 59.700
2. Riley McCusker 57.250
3 .Grace McCallum 55.400
4. Morgan Hurd 55.250
5. Ragan Smith 55.050
6. Kara Eaker 55.000
7. Jordan Chiles 54.700
8. Shilese Jones 54.000
9. Alyona Shchennikova 53.350

If they are missing Marta, the scores aren’t showing it.

As always, the Head Coach gets too much credit when athletes win. Too much of the blame when they lose.

Youth Olympic Games Champ Takeru Kitazono

He’s the BIG story in the men’s competition.

1. Takeru Kitazono JPN 82.298
2. Sergei Naidin RUS 80.498
3. Diogo Soares BRA 80.265
4. Brandon Briones USA 80.131
5. Adam Tobin GBR 79.573
6. Nazar Chepurnyi UKR 79.331

Full results.

Juniors count 2 less skills than seniors.

Takeru Kitazono JPN competes in the Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Parallel Bars Qualification in the America Pavilion, Youth Olympic Park. The Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday 9th October 2018. Photo: Jed Leicester for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC