So coming into 2009 there are quite a lot of injuries already:
Mattie Larson & Sam Shapiro
Hmm? what ever happened to her?
Right! A hamstring strain!
That sucks but apparently it's not too bad not torn or anything.
So what to do with a 14 year old girl who can throw many tricks much more difficult then most seniors these days?
I don't know, you tell me!
You're the one asking the question!
Oh it was rhetorical...right.
anyway, this is where training gets a little tough. She's got 3 years left as a junior (legally) and she's already ready to win world medals!
The Geddart's got some toughie's on their hands.
What if she burns out?
That would be quite a shame. She's a pretty snazzy gymnast if yah ask me.
She reminds me of Shawn Johnson but taller, more flexible, more dynamic and has more personality then shawny there.
PS i love shawn.
Back to my point:
Her coaches are apparently trying to pace her.
They have turned down international assignments and trips to the camp.
She only trains 29 hours a week.
Since the code only requires 8 to count instead of 10 then are doing more dance training to help with her presentation.
Sounds good to me! A more dancy jordy with her same skills is like...an unstoppable force.
But let's think about this long and hard.... wouldn't that be the most uninteresting, boring 29 hours a week of your life? Seriously, if i was her i would not be a fan of practicing 'dance' instead of amanar's.
Which leads me to my other point, rumor has it Kami quit...or is 'taking a break'...or has 'discontinued indefinitely' (that's what my coaches always used to say)
Ashley Stott is also 'taking a break'
So is shawny...but i'd lean more towards the discontinued for her.
So on one hand, i don't want jordy to be a Kristal Uzelac.
On the other, i don't want her to hate doing this so much she inevitably quits and/or doesn't want to do it so she's sad. (i never wanna see her sad!)
It's a fine line. That i hope she can walk on and do full twists on and dismount prefectly, stick the landing, and get herself some london gold.