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WAG Qualifications Subdivision 4 Live Blog

So far, the Rio Games have seen a splat fest on beam, Russia eeked their way through qualifications as expected.

There is a lot more to come still. Preceding this subdivision, Great Britain, Brazil and Germany had their chance in the limelight. Now, it's time for team USA and the Netherlands.  USA is obviously the dominant team in the world right now and the Netherlands is an up and coming power.

Follow along with me as I guide you through the Fourth Subdivision of the Women's Qualification rounds.  Refresh the page every ten minutes or so for updates.

Here we go.

USA starts on floor, Netherlands on bars and two mixed groups featuring Jessica Lopez, Vasiliki Millousi, and Courtney McGregor will start on vault and beam.

Gabby Douglas is first on floor exercise -  full in + back tuck,  memmel turn,  sw ring, tour jete,  ferrari,  double pike,  double back.  Couldn't have asked for a better lead off performance for Team USA. 14.366

Courtney McGregor VT NZL - DTY, some helicopter legs, but good height and distance. VT 2 -  r off 1/2 on, pike 1/2 off. 14.533 AVG

Arianna Orrego, Peru BB -  sw , 1/1 turn,  sheep jump,  sw side, side aerial,  sw + wolf jump, dismount which I missed. 12.733

Sanne Wevers UB Netherlands -  jump KCHS,  clear hip + shapohs, 1/1 + bail,  toe shoot,  jaeger,  giant 1/2,  DLO, legs GLUED together. 14.408

Simone Biles USA, FX -  DLO 1/1,  popa + stag 1/2,  DLO 1/2 + spl jump,  fro aerial,  wolf turn 3/1, sw + tour jete 1/1,  double double, stuck cold.  sw side,  full in, huge air, just a small hop. Aannd boom goes the dynamite. 15.733 (6/8 SV)

Aly Raisman USA FX -  1 1.2 + double arabian + fro lay,  tour jete 1/2,  double L turn + 1/1 turn,  pike dbl arabian + stag jump,  DLO, very clean, sw  + tour jete,  double pike. 15.275

Eythora glide KCHS,  chow + pak, + maloney + bail,  toe 1/1,  toe shoot tp HB,  giant 1/1 + jaeger, full in, stuck. Beautiful routine.  14.733 (5.9 SV)

On to the next rotation 2 - USA goes to vault, Netherlands go to beam, mixed groups go to bars and floor.

Team Scores after 1 rotation

USA Floor 45.808
Netherlands Bars 43.866

Laurie Hernandez VT USA - DTY, beautiful form, not a lot of distance, but good landing. 15.2 (5.8 sv)

Courtney McGregor UB NZL - glide KCHS,  toe on 1/1 + toe on + maloney + bail, toe shoot to hB, giant 1/2 + giant + gienger, leg seps,  full in dismount. 12.433


First, the beam judges couldn't get it together, now the bars judges can't get with the program. Jeopardy Theme SONG!

Simone VT - Amanar, huge air, small step. 16.000 (6.3 SV, 9.7 E!!). VT 2 - Cheng - huge height and she STICKS IT!!!!! HOW INCREDIBLE WAS THAT!!!!!????? 16.100 (6.4 SV, 9.7 E). DANG.

USA gets a vault total of 46.966

Jessica Lopez FX Venezuela -  full in , stuck,  whip + 3/1 twist,  sw ring + sw 1/2 + sw,  double L turn,  double pike, hop fwd,  knees bent on landing, 3/1 turn + 1/1 turn,  double back. 12.733 (She had a low SV....)

Celine Van Gerner BB Netherlands. Shoulder roll mount,  spl jump,  side aerial, sw 1/2,  round off + 2 ft layout,  sw 1/1 big break,  sw + sw side,  fro aerial,  round off + double back. 13.8

Sanne Wevers BB NL, double L turn,  side aerial + side aerial + fro aerial, 3/1 turn,  L turn + 1/1 turn + 2/1 turn, tuck 1/1 jump, sw + bhs 1/1,  full twising gainer, GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! She wins the style award for that routine. 15.066! <3 p="">
Aly Raisman, VT - Amanar, good height, crazy legs in air, small hop. 15.766

The beam judges were so mesmerized by Sanne, they forgot to write anything down.... or so I think... They're being SLOW AS FUCK.
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Now to the third rotation. USA goes to bars, Netherlands goes to floor, Mixed groups go to bars and beam.
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<3 p="">Team Scores after 3 rotations
<3 p="">USA 107.507, vault 46.966
<3 p="">Netherlands 87.598, beam 43.866
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<3 p="">Did Sanne file a petition on beam?
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<3 p="">Arriana Orrego VT Peru - FTY 14.066
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<3 p="">Simone is up first on bars... or we're just seeing people walking around....
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<3 p="">Jessica Lopez VT -  DTY, clean form, good landing. 14.933
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<3 p="">Lieke Wevers FX Netherlands -  3/1 l turn + 2/1 turn,  double back, clean,  side aerial, sw + sw 1/2,  2/1 attitude, so elegant,  1 1/2 twist.  tour jete 1/1,  5/1 turn? 13.850
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<3 p="">Gabby Douglas UB USA- jump KCHS toe on 1/1 + pike tkatchev + pak toe 1/2 + endo 1/2 + chow 1/2, DLO, stuck.  Gabby's sporting an Aly messy bun. Now we know who the official hairstylist of the team is.  15.766 (6.5 D)
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<3 p="">Madison Kocian UB USA -  glide KCHS, in bar 1/1 + komova + pak + komova 1/2 + pike 1/2 + jager, pike, giant 1/2 + full in dismount. 15.866 (6.8 SV)
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NBC, you need a Laurie cam. She's so cute!!!!! :)

Eythora Thorsdottier FX Netherlands -  3/1 + punch front,  ferrari, a little short,  double back,  double 1 turn + memmel turn,  2 1/2, feet slide out from under her, sw + sw 1/1. 13.633 ( 6.0 SV)

Simone Biles UB - KCHS - weiler 1/2 + maloney toe 1/1 + tkatcehv,  pike tkachev + pak,  toe shoot to HB, full in stuck. 15.000

Team Scores (after 3 rotations)
USA 139.406, 46.632, UB
Netherlands 128.797, 41.199 FX

Fourth and final rotation - USA will finish on beam, Netherlands will end on vault, mixed groups will end on bars and floor.

Gabby BB -  front tuck + spl jump,  BHS + LOSO, nice extension,  tuck 1/1, nice,  sw + sw 1/2,  front tuck,  L turn 1/1,  sw ring,  fro aerial + spl + pike jump,  bhs + bhs + double pike, a little close to the beam, but that was her only major error of that routine. 14.833

Vera Van Pol Netherlands, VT -  Y 1 1/2. 14.266

Jessica Lopez Venezuela, UB -  jump KCHS, giant 1/2 + layout jaeger + pak, clear hip + tkatcehv,  clear hip giant 1/2 + double front. 15.333 (6.4 SV) - She's celebrating that score. She should be very pleased.

Courtney McGregor FX  -  pike full in,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  tour jete 1/2,  double pike,  1/1 memmel turn,  sw 1/2 + sw double back

Laurie BB - front pike,  fro aerial + spl + sissone,  bhs + bhs + loso, 1/1 turn,  sheep jump, small wobble.  front tuck + wolf jump  side aerial,  sw + sw 1/2,  sw ring,  round off + double pike, small hop. She did a FANTASTIC job. That should score above a 15. 15.366, I'm totally RIGHT! (6.4 SV)

Simone Biles BB USA -  sq thru mt,  2 1/2 wolf turn, spl + pike jump,  barani, boom, nails it,  BHS + BHS + LOSO+ LOSO, front tuck + wolf jump,  sw + sw 1/2 + back pike,  fro aerial + wolf jump, BHS+ BHS + full in,  aaand everyone else can go home now. BYE! 15.633. BOOM, bitches! (6.7 D score)

Final scores
USA 185.238, beam 45.832
Netherlands 171.929, vault 43.132

Okay, that will do it for now. I'll be back at 5:30 MDT for the fifth and final subdivision, featuring Canada , Japan and France! Join me then, will you?

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