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Mexican Open: Roxana Popa Steals the Show and Bailie Key Wins Everything Again

Roxana Popa of Spain stole the show and the gold medal this weekend at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico.



She won the all-around with a total of 57.350, ahead of the previous day leader, Peyton Ernst of the USA who came home with a bronze medal. Maggie Nichols of USA, a first year senior like Peyton and Roxana walked away with the silver.

As for the juniors, well, it was the same story again: Bailie Key won the all-around title with a 56.9. But right on her tail is Laurie Hernandez, who took silver with 56.567. Hmmm, I smell a battle ensuing. Team USA also took home the team title.

The Routines:

Roxana stole my heart with this beam routine full of attitude and sass.



Then there is this this floor routine. Notice she mounts with a beautiful stuck double layout. Her second pass is even more impressive. Two whips to a full in. Gorgeous!



Maggie Nichols had an overall nice beam set. She had a wobble on her back handspring layout to two feet and a few more wobbles in the routine, but overall, very solid.





I enjoyed Maggie's floor routine. Her presence on the floor reminds me of a young Chellsie Memmel.

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