I attended the 2013 U.S. Secret Classic yesterday! First of all, my congratulations to Molly Frack and Christina Desiderio and their coaches from Parkettes who got to compete at a USA Championship! Way to go, girls!
I am becoming the big fan of coach Chow and his gymnasts. Since the first appearance of Shawn Johnson, I was always impressed with his coaching style, silent and smiling, like all work had been done at home and they had come to win (and they always did!). He had even more impressive results with Gabby Douglas. And now, his new elites show the same attitude, discipline and respect to their coach and to their own work. Hands up, Coach Chow and a lot of respect!
Overall, it seems like a lot of juniors are struggling with bars. I believe some problems with the basics are holding them back. I enjoyed watching beam, a lot of solid, very well balanced routines. My personal picks of the day – Norah Flatley BM and Lauren Hernandez FX. What are yours?
Norah Flatley – Balance Beam – 2013 Secret U.S. Classic
Lauren Hernandez – Floor Exercise – 2013 Secret U.S. Classic