So yeah, does anyone who was watching want to tell me what went wrong for the US today?
Erika Pakkala is the women’s AA champion, followed by Annika Urvikko and Monica Sileoni. Pakkala’s training leading up to this competition was hampered by ankle injury; she previously won the title in 2011. Urvikko, a 2012 Olympian, contributed the highest score of the day (a 14.150 on vault). Sileoni, a junior, is 14 years old and recently represented Finland at the Youth Olympics in China.
On the men’s side, Heikki Niva won the title with Kasper Holopainen and Tomi Tuuha following in 2nd and 3rd. Niva had a mostly clean day, with only one mistake—a fall after over-rotating his PB dismount. Holopainen has recently recovered from a knee surgery and his coach says they are pleased with a silver medal. Tuuha, the 2010 European vault champion, had the day’s high score of 15.130 on that event.
The team for the World Championships will be decided after event finals tomorrow. The men will send a full team; the women will send two individual competitors.
- Erika Pakkala, 50.500 (13.000 12.300 12.500, 12.700)
- Annika Urvikko 46.850 (14.150, 13.600, 11.700, 10.300)
- Monica Sileoni 46.300 (12.200, 11.400, 10.900, 11.800)
- Heikki Niva 80.900 (14.300, 13.400, 13.000, 14.100, 12.530, 13.570)
- Kasper Holopainen 77.230 (13.370, 11.600, 12.470, 14.200, 12.830, 12.770)
- Tomi Tuuha 76.970 (14.270, 10.030, 14.030, 15.130, 13.170, 10.330)
Source: Finnish Gymnastics Federation (in Finnish)
you ever reading a fanfic, you know, normal run of the mill AU, then all of a sudden it turns into 50 Shades of Grey?
woman the entire point of this exercise is to give you something to show the people at the dmv. the content of the envelopes isn’t real mail that you actually need. it’s just complete bullshit. (I WILL however send your birthday present to school)
I am not going to present Ed Rooney’s screaming face to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.