The first of three(?) Chinese WAG Internal Trials was yesterday. Golden China is a very reliable fan and I am thankful for them, so below is their post: a much better writeup than I would offer. Also…Ou Yushan, folx~~. Perhaps she hasn’t been training FX as much post-Nationals because she was working on regaining the DTY, post-knee injury. She brought back her switch ring on beam, in combo no less.
ALSO, check out Golden China’s blog. You may remember this user as Judith from the boards, with the Sui Lu profile pic
The first Olympic internal test took place in Shanghai yesterday. Both Chen Yile and Li Shijia did not compete in the test. Li Shijia injured her knee while warming up a DTY, the injury is said not to be serious. Zhang Jin had a steady competition, winning first place with a score of 56.399. She said she didn’t think about the rankings beforehand and was just focusing on her gymnastics. Tang Xijing and Lu Yufei played safe on vault (no double twists) and placed second and third respectively. Tang Xijing did well, but she wasn’t happy with her own performance and said she does better in training. Lu Yufei made a mistake on her first event (bars), but she performed well on the other events. Ou Yushan competed her DTY again and she received a huge score on beam (15.633). I’m not entirely sure why she didn’t do floor, but she probably would have won if she had done floor. Wei Xiaoyuan had a fall on beam (the only fall I believe), but she did really well on bars to score over 15. Liu Tingting performed steadily on both bars and beam. Qi Qi has recovered her DTY (still needs improvement) and did well on floor again.
Some gymnasts were eliminated after this test, but they have not made an announcement about this. The second test will take place on July 2nd.
Gymnasts shown in the video in chronological order:
Li Shijia VT, Zhang Jin FX, Tang Xijing UB, Lu Yufei BB, Ou Yushan VT and BB, Fan Yilin UB, Lu Yufei BB, Tang Xijing FX, Lu Yufei FX.
Lu Yufei BB
Liu Tingting BB
so of note, Wei Xiaoyuan has a 6.7 bars D score, and she has the highest 2 event D score total for ub+bb, so she’s very much in contention for the +1 spot, as is Guan Chenchen who at Nationals and here is consistently scoring very high on beam. Chinese delegation has said they’d like to take a beam specialist, and Guan is beautiful.
The depth in China is astonishing. What a renaissance I smell brewing. Dripping in style.