The Gymnastics Nerd

usagymisdoordie:

Simone Biles (USA)
Podium Training for the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships

usagymisdoordie:

Simone Biles (USA)

Podium Training for the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships

Anonymous asked: why does men's ncaa use an open-ended scoring system when women's doesn't?

I don’t actually have any idea because I know absolutely nothing about MAG and very little about NCAA gymnastics (although I’m definitely a fan), but I would guess that it has to do with men peaking in gymnastics at a later age, so they probably need a system that rewards higher difficulty and allows for college age gymnasts to pursue both NCAA and elite gymnastics at the same time. I really don’t know though, so someone please help me out!

v-komova asked: Hey, are you doing Euros predictions this year? (I know it's still early, but just wondering :))

YES! I’m so glad you asked! I think I’ll let people start submitting about two weeks before (because a lot can happen between now and then…), so start thinking of your predictions!

Anonymous asked: I know this sounds really stupid, but who's Simone's replacement for what?

USAG just announced that Simone withdrew from the Pacific Rim Championships “after aggravating her shoulder.” They haven’t announced her replacement yet, but apparently Brenna and Peyton were named alternates (according to v-komova), so it’ll be one of them (probably Brenna).

Anonymous asked: who do you think they'll send as simone's replacement?

Probably Brenna, but I could also see them sending Peyton (or maybe even MyKayla or Madison K).