Sunday, 12 August 2012

Who I predicted for event finals..

VAULT

McKayla Maroney (USA)
Oksana Chusovitina (GER)
Sandra Izbasa (ROU)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
Yamilet Pena (DOM)
Ti Phan (VIE)
Valeria Maksyuta (ISR)
Janine Berger (GER)

I did say Paseka and Ellie Black could sneak in which is what they did do but this was the first like so I'll go with this. Steingruber crashed, and Ti Phan had a disaster too. Can't remember what happened to Maksyuta..low difficulty maybe. Maria Paseka, Ellie Black and and Brittany Rogers qualified instead. 5/8

BEAM

Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Deng Linlin (CHN)
Aly Raisman (USA)
Sui Lu (CHN)
Jordyn Wieber (USA)
Elisabetta Preziosa (ITA)

This was more accurate in the end- but there was a subsitute, Diana Bulimar initially qualified and Iordache was put in her place. But, that's how the event final went in the end so I'll take that! Gabby got her consistency going for her and ousted Jordyn (and Kyla), Jordyn's connections were slammed in qualifying. Preziosa broke hearts everywhere and fell, so Afanasyeva's beautiful and steady routine got in, though it has quite low difficulty so that was not expected. 6/8

BARS

He Kexin (CHN)
Beth Tweddle (GBR)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Aliya Mustafina (RUS)
Elizabeth Seitz (GER)
Yao Jinnan (CHN)
Gabby Douglas (USA)
Natalia Kononenko (UKR)

This one was the most unpredictable over who would win..but not over who would qualify. I managed to predict that Yuona Dufournet would fall and not qualify, but she has been having have mistakes for quite a while anyway. Sadly, Kononenko managed to fall too. Koko Tsurumi surprisingly qualified instead, ahead of Kyla Ross who whacked her foot on the bar and incurred a big deduction. 7/8

FLOOR

Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Sandra Izbasa (ROU)
Aly Raisman (USA)
Jordyn Wieber (USA)
Victoria Moors (CAN)
Ksenia Afansayeva (RUS)
Lauren Mitchell (AUS)
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)

This one was pretty good too. Sadly, Victoria Moors messed up her floor in qualifying..her team finals score would have easily got her in :( Larisa Iordache fell on a triple twist, her injury was not known at the time of this prediction. In their places, Aliya Mustafina and Catalina Ponor got in...and medalled! 6/8

Vault as always shows itself as the most unpredictable, because of how diverse it is. 24/32...could be worse I suppose!

 

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