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6:38 pm. Spain really putting in the work on beam! Everyone has had at least three turns I think, almost full routines each time. Alba Petisco up now doing a few little corrections on leaps.
6:34 pm. Roxana Popa BB: Side aerial, fall. Also too far forward on the double pike this time, puts her hands down.
6:32 pm. Brooklyn Moors FX: Double front half-out, good, small hop back. Hit the second pass, I think a front double full to front full. Hit the last pass.
Oksana Chusovitina VT: Hit a tsuk 1.5, then hopped around another half, she’s gonna try for the double I assume! Gorgeous leaps.
6:31 pm. Alba Petisco BB: Got the mount and the full turn right away. Punch front, a little low but good. Hit the bhs loso. Switch to switch half. Double tuck, good!
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos UB: Nabieva to Pak, Maloney to Bhardwaj, great handstand before the van Leeuwen, stops the routine there.
Brooklyn Moors FX: Wrong music at first.
6:30 pm. Carolann Heduit got a full bar routine and stuck the double front this time!
6:28 pm. Laura Bechdeju BB: Hit her mount, solid bhs loso, dismounted with a double tuck, runs back out of it.
Ellie Black FX: Popa, toe point! Hit the first pass with no major problems, just some little form things. 2.5 through to double pike, step back. Good front double full to front tuck. Yay!
Oksana Chusovitina VT: Does the tsuk 1.5 this time, big step forward.
6:26 pm. Shallon Olsen FX: Double double, legs apart before she lands, but a solid landing. Hit the next pass, 1.5 through to triple I think? Front tuck through to double tuck with a hop. Good work!
Oksana Chusovitina VT: Went for the rudi, some form but good!
Roxana Popa just had a fall on her double pike off beam but the rest I’ve seen her do has been good.
6:25 pm. Carolann Heduit UB: Maloney to Ricna, Jaeger, Tkachev, good rest of the routine, another double front with a step.
6:23 pm. I can’t see the face of who’s on beam right now, I think it’s Alba Petisco, big punch front and solid bhs bhs loso. Solid double tuck.
Lihie Raz just nailed a DTY!
Good bars from Carolann Heduit, step on the double front dismount.
6:20 pm. Ava Stewart FX: 1.5 through to double pike, stuck. I still can’t believe that she has been an elite for like, 18 months. Switch full. 2.5 to punch front tuck, to her butt. Hit the last pass.
Lihie Raz VT: Good FTY!
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos just hit a full-twisting double layout off bars.
Luci Alvarado VT: Another solid FTY.
6:17 pm. Marina Gonzalez BB: Switch leap with a wobble into the split leap, good cover up in her dance though. Wobble on her side aerial as well.
Roxana Popa BB: Working a layout series VERY well! Sad I missed her on bars today.
Giulia Steingruber doing handspring timers on vault.
6:11 pm. Ellie Black just connected a straddle jump to turn SO nicely.
6:08 pm. Shallon Olsen has had a couple of solid beam sets that I’ve seen.
I didn’t see much of Spain on bars, just a couple of double layout dismounts, which looked good!
6:06 pm. Ellie Black BB: Switch leap mount to switch half to Korbut. A little wobbly in the double spin, but recovers well. Punch front pike, off on the tuck full series.
Aline Friess VT: Nice big handspring rudi!
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos VT: Got the DTY easily this time!
6:04 pm. Giulia Steingruber FX: Spotted in her full-twisting double layout. Front thorugh to a high double tuck, step back OOB. Stumble back on the double pike, spotted there.
Carolann Heduit VT: Hit whatever she just did now.
6:02 pm. Lihie Raz FX: European floor medalist Lihie Raz has a nice clean double tuck.
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos VT: Crashed her DTY to her knees.
5:59 pm. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi FX: Double pike, good landing.
Ellie Black BB: Hit the mount into the leap to Korbut, rest looked good!
5:58 pm. Marine Boyer VT: Huge FTY.
Ava Stewart BB: Slight check on the tuck full. Transverse split jump half. Front aerial, slight check, Korbut.
5:54 pm. Brooklyn Moors BB: Little wobble on her punch front, split leap to front aerial with a check as well, side aerial, hit the rest, good series into the dismount.
Luciana Alvarado FX: Double pike, step back. Switch leap to tour jeté half, 1.5 to stag. “Pretty Woman” routine. I would love to see her in NCAA. I think I say that every time I see her compete. Switch half, front full with a hop, really fun routine.
5:50 pm. These teams are FAST. Yet again done super early in the rotation.
I only saw Giulia Steingruber warm up beam like…once maybe, by the way.
5:47 pm. Canada done with bars, I unfortunately didn’t see anything from Brooklyn Moors or Ava Stewart, just bad timing with when I glanced over. Will get to see more of them on beam!
5:42 pm. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi BB: Off on her tour jeté this time. Gets the side somi, wobbled on a turn. Rest was good.
Another good set from Lihie Raz after her!
Ellie Black UB: Hop change to piked Jaeger to Pak, hops off after.
5:41 pm. Marine Boyer FX: Great form on the opening pass. Queen music, Simona Castro also had Queen. Love it. Double tuck with a step back. Double pike with a step back.
I’m not seeing a lot of Canada on bars, whenever I look over there they’re just chalking or working basics.
5:39 pm. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FX: Spotted on her full-twisting double layout, still a bit deep in the landing. Full-in stuck. Third pass was good. Hop on the last pass.
Lihie Raz BB: Good routine from her just now, nice double pike dismount!
Ellie Black UB: Had a few iffy spots but recovered well, good tucked toe-half front dismount.
5:36 pm. Aline Friess FX: Strong arabian double front. She always has the best buns (hair if that wasn’t clear). Very clean double tuck.
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi BB: Nice tour jeté! Wobbled on I think a side somi and came off. Double full, some ankle separation.
Roxana Popa VT: Knocks out a DTY! Looked good.
Spain mostly doing FTYs otherwise.
5:30 pm. Giulia Steingruber BB: Good first outing! Not a full routine but very nice.
Luci Alvarado in a really pretty red! VERY sparkly.
Carolann Heduit with a good routine on floor.
5:27 pm. FINALLY moving to the next rotation!
5:26 pm. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos BB: Working individual skills, back handspring, casual.
Carolann Heduit BB: Side aerial, back handspring, Onodi, all very solid.
5:25 pm. This rotation is still going on somehow but no one has been doing anything for one hundred years.
5:17 pm. Ellie Black doing tsuk 1.5s well.
Marine Boyer running a through a really nice beam routine right now. Small step on the double pike and the rest was gorgeous!!
5:16 pm. Roxana Popa FX: Knee is heavily wrapped and she was spotted on her double tuck. Also spotted on her double pike. Love this routine though.
Brooklyn too far forward on her vault this time, hands down.
5:12 pm. Ellie Black VT: Handspring front full a little better this time.
Marine Boyer fighting through her beam set.
5:10 pm. Aline Friess missed her punch mount on beam, but the rest looks strong.
I did see Ellie Black miss one vault as I was running up the stairs. Brooklyn Moors also short with a fall on her handspring front pike full.
5:09 pm. Running late for training as usual because the mixed zone is 50 MILES AWAY.