Reigning world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber and unofficial American Cup Champion Gabby Douglas are tied after night one of the 2012 Visa Championships, each scoring a 60.65
Wieber started on the vault landing lock-legged on her Amanar. She avoided an injury and scored a 15.65. Wieber hit a strong routine on bars (15.05), but broke several connections on beam (14.7). In the final rotation Wieber needed a 15.25 to tie Douglas and she matched the score exactly hitting a double-double and a 1 1/2 to triple full immediate stag jump.
Gabby Douglas hit all four for the first time since her American Cup victory in March. She started on bars with her usual strong set (15.45). Douglas was a little shaky on beam, but got through her routine and earned a 14.8. Douglas also hit her floor routine (15.05) and barely stood up her Amanar on vault, squatting to a 15.3 score.
Secret Classic Champion Aly Raisman was third (60.2) due to a weak bar performance (14.1). She landed her Amanar vault, but had formality issues with her legs. Beam and floor were excellent events for her scoring a 15.2 and 15.45, which were some of the highest scores on those events.
Fourth place Kyla Ross (59.75) also had three great events, stepping out of bounds on floor earned her a low score of 14.05. Ross led after three rotations, scoring a 15.1 on vault (double twisting yurchenko) and putting up the highest bars score of the night a 15.5. Ross also was impressive on beam scoring a 15.1, the only major error was a hop forward on the dismount.
Necomers Elizabeth Price (59.6) and Sarah Finnegan (59.15) finished fifth and sixth. Price had the second highest vault score of the night a 15.8 for her Amanar. She also had top scores on bars (14.95) and floor (14.55), where she tumbled a double-double and a double layout.
Finnegan earned the highest beam score with a 15.35, for a difficult set that include a triple wolf turn and a standing arabian connected to a swingdown.
She had small errors on bars (14.0) and floor (14.8), so Finnegan has room for improvement on night two.
World Champion McKayla Maroney (58.7) finished seventh in the all-around and dominated vault scoring a 16.1 for her Amanar and a 15.7 for her Mustafina.
Maroney debuted a new floor routine and nearly stuck her 3 1/2 twist mount, but landed short and almost out of bounds on her third tumbling pass which is a 1 1/2 twist through to double back.
Kennedy Baker (58.05) of Texas Dreams had another solid night scoring above 14.0 on every event to finish eighth. Her best performances were on bars (14.85) and floor (14.4; open piked double arabian). Her double twisting yurchenko scored a 14.65 on vault.
2008 Olympians Nastia Liukin and Bridget Sloan had inconsistent nights. Liukin started on the uneven bars and struggled through her much anticipated routine. She broke rhythm after her Pak salto and dismounted with a front flyaway and earned a low score of 13.15. However, Liukin came back strong on beam, hitting her connections and her dismount for a 15.1.
Sloan showed great difficulty and execution on a new bar routine (15.1), but failed to break 14.0 on any other event.
Alicia Sacramone, in her first competition since having surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, showed two strong routines on vault (15.45;laidout Rudi) and beam (15.2).
Veterans Rebecca Bross (15.2) and Anna Li (15.15) both hit strong bar routines, but fell apart on beam. Bross again sat down her Patterson dismount (13.55) and Li fell on a switch ring leap and an Onodi, the first two skills in her routine (11.95).
The Senior Women's Competition will conclude on Sunday at 3pm CST.
Hear from the athletes with our video interviews!
- Gabby Douglas
- Jordyn Wieber
- Nastia Liukin
- Alicia Sacramone
- Bridget Sloan
- McKayla Maroney
- Kyla Ross
1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 60.650
1. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 60.650
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 60.200
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 59.750
5. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 59.600
6. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 59.150
7. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 58.700
8. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 58.050
9. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.J., 56.500
10. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., 56.250
1. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 15.925
2. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 15.025
3. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 14.750
4. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 14.375
1. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.500
2. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 15.450
3. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 15.200
4. Anna Li, Aurora, Ill., 15.150
5. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., 15.100
6. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.050
7. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.950
8. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.850
1. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 15.350
2. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 15.200
2. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 15.200
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.100
4. Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, 15.100
6. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.800
7. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 14.700
8. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 14.550
1. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 15.450
2. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.250
3. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 15.050
4. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 14.800
5. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 14.600
6. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.550
7. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.400
8. Grace McLaughlin, Allen, Texas, 14.150
8. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 14.150
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