Archive for May, 2010

US Gymnastics Shines at Pacific Rim

Bridget Sloan

The US team featured only 2 members with World Championship experience, and only one with Olympic experience, but they dominated less experienced Chinese and Australian teams to take the Pacific Rim. The Americans won by more than 15 minutes and finished 1-2 in the all-around events for the Senior and Junior divisions.

Jordyn Wieber, the defending US Junior champion, won the junior title with a score high enough to win the senior title as well.

Unfortunately, a rule change that means only 5 team members can compete at the 2012 Olympics means the United States will be unable to utilize some of their new found depth, but there is plenty of time to carve depth down to an elite group of 5.

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