If Simone wasn’t a gymnast, who do you think would’ve been on the rio team and what would the lineups be?
Assuming everyone else’s injuries and retirements still happened, I think it would be the same team but with MyKayla instead of Simone. They’d still have 3 AAers (Aly, Gabby, Laurie) that could give them 2 medals in the final, for bars they could use Laurie, and they’d still have a very solid beam lineup. Skinner could likely still give them a floor and vault medal, and without Simone, Gabby would have been the second American in beam finals and she could have challenged for the bronze.
VT: (Laurie) Gabby, Aly, MyKayla
UB: (Aly) Laurie, Gabby, Madison
BB: (Madison) Gabby, Aly, Laurie
FX: (Gabby) Laurie, MyKayla, Aly
I haven’t watched a toooon of her routines but from what I’ve seen I like her bars, don’t care for her style on beam as a whole but I like some of the combos and skills she did, liked her on floor, and HATED how she looked on vault when she did anything that wasn’t laid out. I admire her for having so much success on bars despite her height!
Personality wise, she says the most outrageous things and some of them are downright hilarious. I think she needs to get over 2004 (it’s been almost 14 years, come on!!!) and she’s extra af but I lowkey love it.
You know that gymnast that could do a forward roll and you’d be like “YES QUEEN!!!! GIVE HER THE GOLD!!!”? That’s Cata to me haha.
I think everyone on here knows how I feel about her looool so I won’t go into detail but I love her on beam so so much and I also loved many of her floor routines. It’s crazy how long she was able to keep doing a high level of gymnastics! Her floor routine from London EF is pretty much what made me a gym fan. The 2016 shenanigans were crazy but besides that I love all her mama Cata moments! I also think everyone needs to go follow her on ig because there are some quality dog pics and videos on there.
I’d love it if she made another comeback, but only if it was because she 100% deep down wanted to and not because RGF begged her or she felt obligated to boost the team’s scores or something like that.
What is a Texas Dreams DLO lol?? Never heard that phrase before but it cracked me up! I liked your Ragan comment btw, I feel like she gets a lot of unnecessary hate sometimes but urs was positive 🙂
A lot of Texas Dreams DLOs (and tumbling passes in general) go more out than up and the gymnasts end up landing super low and barely get the skill around. This post explains it pretty well.
I’m glad you liked it! Luckily I haven’t really seen anyone being super nasty or rude about her but I know many people don’t like her style and she’s not the most technically perfect gymnast (plus there were some issues with her scores from Montreal quals). She’s incredibly talented and super sweet though and I hope she does amazing in the future!