So! Lizzy LeDuc tweeted that she is the top gymnast in the Philippines or something. With some searching I found out she just competed in the Philippine National Games. She cleaned up. Full results aren’t quite out yet. Maybe there will be pictures soon.
I also found out that Lizzy’s WOGA teammate, Ava Verdeflor, has qualified to represent the Philippines at the Youth Olympic Games. Ain’t that a trip. Last I heard, USAG did not even send a women’s team to the Pan Am Championships which was the qualifier to the YOG. They probably could’ve sent the four girls that beat Ava at the Level 10 Junior B Texas State Championships and the US would’ve been well represented by one of them.
If the gymnast that goes to YOG has to be an elite then make her one. USAG has varying qualifying standards based on age and the competition the gymnast is trying to qualify for. They just have to make some standards designed to get level 10s of the proper age to qualify. It’s not like it’s a one way trip. Plenty of elites drop back to level 10.
Enough ranting. How ’bout that bar routine!