Jordyn Wieber of US women’s gymnastics Olympic team 2012 is sure to make an impact in Olympics this year. Watch the video
US women’s gymnastics Olympic team 2012 is expected to do exceptionally well during the Olympic games underway here in London. By the way it is their best chance to win the gold medal in decades as their team comprises the best in the world gymnastics today.
The gymnastics is a very short-lived sports and gymnasts, especially the women gymnasts peak in the field at an average age of fifteen to eighteen and then go off the scene. Very few women gymnasts are able to be in top shape and international competition beyond the age of fifteen.
If you take a look at London Olympics and the top gymnasts who are vying for the medals, you will see that all of them are in their teens and that it is their first Olympics. In most female gymnasts case, their first Olympics also prove their last in the same field.
All the top gymnasts in the fray in the Olympics are either 16 or 17 year old teenaged girls for whom it is the first Olympics. Jordyn Wieber of the USA 17 is merely years old. The same is the case with Viktoria Komova of Russia who is also 17 years old. China’s Yao Jinnan is 17 right now while another female gymnast Gabby Douglas from USA is all of 16 years.
Wieber has been in the top position for at least the last four years and has won almost all the top medals in the world. I am sure she is also going to win this year’s Olympics as well. She upstaged then-world champion Aliya Mustafina at the American Cup, her first meet as a senior, then won last year’s U.S. title by a whopping six points — think those nonconference patsies the SEC teams play, and you get the idea. She led the Americans to only their third title at the world championships last fall, then added the all-around gold.
Reports suggest that the only time she looked vulnerable was while dealing with uneven bars. It is the only place she’s had some trouble this year, but she muscled through her routine without wavering a bit. She was sort of nervous when her feet hit the mat with a solid whump! on her dismount, and she and coach John Geddert exchanged a high five that almost had some brashness to it, as if to say, “Yeah, I got this.” For some people this must have looked a little too overconfident for a 16 year old girl.
For even spectators the sight has been rather very strange while watching her balance beam a 4-inch wide slab standing 4 feet in the air. But Wieber whipped off her tricks with such ease and confidence she may as well have been in the field behind the arena. The crowd was barely done oohing over her aerial somersault before she did a series of back handsprings, nary a wobble in sight. Her millions of fans in the US are expecting the same awe inspiring performance from their star once again.