Simone Biles did not make the trip to Lima, but the American juggernaut in gymnastics did not need the services of the world champion or Olympic champion to win the team gold medal on Saturday.
Even without their leader, the American team had no trouble defending its title by winning 171 points, 10 points higher than Canada, second with Brazil and a good preparation for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship live stream in October, which will serve as Olympic qualifiers.” And the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship Live Stream will perform 16th september to 22th september 2019.
USA Gymnastics sent what he described as “Team A” in Lima, but Tokyo Olympics hopefuls Morgan Hurd, Kara Eaker, Riley McCusker, Aleah Finnegan and Leanne Wong all had top marks.
The United States was so dominant that it achieved the top three scores on beam, floor and uneven bars.
The only athlete to start US hegemony is Canada’s Ellie Black, the defending Pan Am champion who won first place in vault.
“It was perfect, we did 16 routines, we were hoping to have 16, and we did it,” said Tom Forester, USA Gymnastics High Performance Coordinator, Reuters.
“The bottom line is that they have kept their cool and to be really good at gymnastics, you have to manage everything else.
“It’s not just the gymnastics part, it’s the everyday redundancy, it’s the hot or cold rooms, the equipment or the anxiety.
“You have to handle all this and they did it very well.
“Whatever we do, we can not reproduce that in the gym. You can not, they must be here and go through there. ”
Hurd, small and goggle, still a favorite, was supposed to head the American team, but the 2017 world champion of multiple contests seemed in distress.
The first on the beam, Hurd made an unsteady effort with three balls and appeared again out of play on the floor with two other flickers that left her in eighth place.
She responded with two solid performances on vault and uneven bars to finish fourth in the all-around qualification.
This last push, however, was not enough to participate in the final of the multiple contest Monday. Each country allowed only two entries and McCusker and Eaker qualified first and second places.
“The nerves are still there and I was really a bit nervous,” Hurd told Reuters. “I’d rather start first at the beam, but the first event is already fragile, because you have a lot of adrenaline.
“In the last two events, I was not at my best, I knew I could do better and it’s just something to work on.”
The United States set a three-minute, 50.40-second world record in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final at Sunday’s world championships.
Regan Smith’s quartets Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia and Simone Manuel helped the United States improve their own world record of 3: 51.55 on their way to the 2017 World Title in Budapest.
In the lead, Smith set a world record back in 57.57 seconds.
Australia (3: 53.42) won the silver medal, while Canada (3: 53.58) won the bronze medal.