No matter which gymnast you wanted to win the All Around, everyone has to feel awful for Jordyn Wieber at the moment. The reigning World and US Champion had a good performance in qualifying – and still missed out on qualifying for the final. Only two gymnasts per country can go through, and Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas outscored her.
And, America? Those aren’t the greatest leotards ever, but they’re a massive improvement on that lolly pink thing you keep dressing those girls in. Nastia Liukin might have been able to pull it off, but it’s not a colour for normal people!
On the other hand, with one qualifying subdivision to go, it looks certain two of my wishes came true:
- Australia’s Lauren Mitchell looks certain to be in the floor final (but on a side note, what’s with all the hatred American gymnastics fans throw poor Lauren’s way? It seems weird!).
- Oksana Chusovitina seems certain to be in the final for Vault.
Now that it’s going onto dawn here in Australia, and I need to sleep, I’m going to bed and hoping for a strong showing from Romania to complete the qualification round.