Whether you call them the Fab Five, the Golden Girls, or the Fierce Five, you have to admit that Team USA is incredibly strong, talented, and deep in women’s gymnastics (I’m surprised you didn’t mention how beautiful they are [Oh, yeah, thanks. They’re also hot] sigh).
I’m looking forward to watching McKayla Maroney score a perfect vault in the individual finals today (they should nickname her the “Flying Maroney”). Gabby Douglas, aka the “Flying Squirrel”, will perform on the uneven bars. But NBC.com/Olympics isn’t showing beyond Monday’s line-up. And, I don’t even know if Team USA has more than one competitor in each event…but I’m hoping for a one-two finish in every event (poor judging and a strong Russian team ruined a two medal combination in the All-Around, unfortunately).
Jordyn Wieber, home-state hero, and Aly Raisman are expected (by me) to compete on balance beam and floor. Two routines that are very strong. And don’t count out the always solid, Kyla Ross. I’m looking forward to seeing Team USA atop the podium and hearing the national anthem play at the conclusion of the individual finals.
Not that I’m trying to add any more pressure to these talented young ladies (any athlete who makes the Olympics is very accomplished; a medal is just icing on the cake)…er…isn’t it every athlete’s ambition to win gold?
I’d just like to see more history made in London. I mean, we’ve already seen Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian (22 total medals) and he retired after the Men’s Relay won (spoiler) gold. Gabby Douglas became the first American to win the All-Around after the team won gold and the first African American to win the All-Around. Venus and Serena Williams successfully defended their doubles title and Serena became the first double gold medalist since her sister, Venus, did it in 2000. And, Galen Rupp became the first American to medal in the 10,000 meters since 1964. Lot’s of history already.
Let’s just add a little more. Go Team USA!