Womens US Olympic team named

No surprise here until you get to the alternates.

The team is Shawn Johnson, Chellsie Memmel, Sam Peszek, Alicia Sacramone , Nastia Liukin and Bridget Sloan. Alternates are Jana Bieger (after falling both days at camp on bars) Ivana Hong and plucky Corrie Lothrop.

 

Corrie making it this far is a complete shock. I call her the little gymnast that could. All she did was go out and compete with no special help from the judges. She wasn’t the favorite. She isn’t well known. Her only help could have been from being coached by Kelli Hill. (former coach of Olympians Dominique Dawes and  Elise Ray) but IMO that isn’t a positive.

 

Congrats to the team. AA ers should be Johnson, Memmel and Liukin with Alicia doing vault, beam and floor.

 

My team set up for prelims

Vault-Memmel, Liukin, Sloan, Alicia, Shawn (alternate Sam who wasn’t getting her dty fully around at Trials)

Bars- Liukin, Memmel, Shawn, Bridget, Sam (alternate Alicia. Though IMO if she had been training bars I would have given her an AA chance)

Beam- Memmel, Shawn, Liukin, Alicia, Sam (alternate Sloan)

Floor- Shawn, Memmel, Alicia, Sam and Nastia (alternate  Sloan)

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One response to “Womens US Olympic team named

  1. Nik

    I would put Sam in on vault over Memmel. She has been scoring better and Memmels DTY didn’t even beat Liukin’s Y1.5. I know people would like to see Memmel get a shot at the AA title but I would prefer Sam vaulted over her.

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