Nationals starts later today! The first semifinal (featuring Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan, Georgia, Stanford and Illinois) starts at 2pm ET, and the second semifinal is later on at 8pm ET (with Florida, Alabama, UCLA, Utah, Nebraska and Penn State). Super Six takes place tomorrow, with event finals on Sunday. You can find more info on how and where to watch here!
Stuff you might have missed!
- NCAA Regionals took place last Saturday; the top two at each Regional will go on to Nationals on the 18th-20th April. (x)
- The Tokyo World Cup was also this past weekend - Vanessa Ferrari took the gold, followed by Roxana Popa Nedelcu, then Maggie Nichols. (x)
- Peyton Ernst has replaced Simone Biles on the Pacific Rim team. (x)
- There are lots of videos of the US team’s podium training at the USA Gymnastics YouTube! (x)
- The women’s team and all-around competition at Pac Rims takes place tomorrow, April 9th. You can watch it live here!
2014 British Artistic Gymnastics Championships
"2013 World all-around champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympic team gold medalist Kyla Ross and 2014 AT&T American Cup champion Elizabeth Price headline the six women slated to compete at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, B.C., Canada, April 9-11.
Juniors Bailie Key, Nia Dennis and Norah Flatley have also been named to the team.”
"After an exciting battle with amazing competitors from around the world, team USA took gold as a team with a 228.00 followed by Romania with a 212.9 and Italy who scored a 211.4.
For all-around, Bailie Key took first with a huge 58.25 followed by Nia Dennis with a 56.30 and Norah Flatley with a 56.10. The top eight on each event have advanced to finals tomorrow, with the exception that each country is only allowed a maximum of two on each event.”