Posts Tagged ‘Mattie Larson’

Mattie Larson’s broken leg

July 22, 2008

This is a short article about Mattie’s leg.  

According to Eric, “Four doctors read the results. A broken tibia (the bigger leg bone) just above her ankle. When asked when the pain started in that area, Mattie said since the last day of Olympic trials in Philly. Her doctors informed her that was when she broke it — a month ago. She just couldn’t go anymore on Saturday with the pain.”

I wonder how much Shayla’s broken leg effected her.  I really wonder if more than not being able to go anymore, Shayla’s injury served as a wake up call that maybe she shouldn’t go anymore.  Somebody breaks their leg on a full turn, I think I’d reevaluate my priorities too.

Mattie’s floor routine

June 22, 2008

Mattie Larson’s choreography is wasted on her.  It wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t have Dasha Joura to compare her to.  Then you might just get the feeling that everything was fine but something was just a little off.  Dasha uses a different (and I think, better) cut of the same music and knows how to work a room.  When you go look at Dasha after seeing Mattie, the problem becomes immediately apparent.  I’m not the biggest fan of Dasha’s actually choreo.  All of her hip movements just look so blocky and out of place to me.