Kyla Ross – Olympian?


Kyla Ross has it, the grace, the form, the power – she’s beautiful to watch. At VISA’s last weekend, she placed fourth in the All Around competition, just 1 point behind Aly Raisman. She ranked second on bars, fourth on beam and sixth on floor. What do you think? Will Kyla make Marta’s London 2012 team? Leave a comment below.


  1. Ying says:

    Yes, Kyla will go to the Olympics, along with Wieber, Raisman, Maroney and Douglas. The picture is so clear now!

  2. Eliza says:

    Unless something remarkable happens at trials I agree with Ying’s team

  3. Jess says:

    Love this leo so much! Team USA should definitely consider it for one of their olympic leos

  4. gymguy says:

    She is a must for this team. Consistent, clean, and internationally-eye-appealing for judges.

    In agreement with Wieber, Maroney, Raisman, Douglas, and Ross.

    Also in agreement with this leotard being used in for the US Team. No more of the solid pink, purple, red. Those are ok for individuals.

  5. Sam says:

    Completely agree with the team already listed. I hope Maroney recovers quickly! Weiber and Maroney will both vault, but I wonder who the 3rd vaulter will be? Raisman’s isn’t the best but it’s definitely the most consistent.

  6. Admin says:

    I totally agree. The leotard is beautiful!

  7. Amit says:

    Kyla Ross must make the Olympic team and i definitely believe she will! She’s already showed how consistent and competitive she is. She can help the team on bars and beam and truly do very well at the olympics! I believe Ross would join the team along with Wieber, Douglas, Maroney and Raisman. This team is the strongest combination Marta can dream of!

  8. aaronellis78 says:

    I think the for sure 04 are Wieber, Raisman, Ross & Maroney, Douglas and Liukin will have to battle it out. If Liukin comes with it on uneven bars her start value is 7.7 to Douglas’s 6.4. Yes it’s a 7.7 this is the same routine she did at the 08 games. After watching Liukin’s interview and she says she’s only been doing the routine in full for 01 week, then image what she’ll do with 03 more weeks. I’m not counting Liukin out, until I see the Olympic Trials. If she hits her bar & beam set she’ll knock Douglas out of her spot. Think about people Liukin holds 01 gold & 02 silver world medals on uneven bars and an Olympic silver medal on bars. She has 02 World gold medals on beam and 01 Olympic Silver medal. She should not be counted out, until she displays it.

  9. Keka says:

    Liukin’s bar routine SV is not 7.7 The code have changed and her 08 routine SV worths a lot less in today’s code of points. My team (after making some calculations from all the scores and all the girls from VISAs) is:

    VT: Maroney, Wieber, Douglas
    UB: Ross, Wieber, Douglas
    BB: Ross, Wieber, Raismann
    FX: Douglas, Wieber, Raismann

    Total of 186.200 (under the USA Scoring system which is usually a little mit overscored but still insane good!)

  10. Shel says:

    I love Kyla…but I think she is the perfect first alternate as she could really fill in anywhere….but I bet they will take McKayla for vault and someone who can score higher on bars… Nastia – if she can do it, which I bet she can. Nastia’s D score is reported to be 6.5 and her execution can be so high…Even if she isn’t 100% at trials I bet they will still take her, if she isn’t up to snuff by the olympics she can site shoulder injury and they can replace her with Kyla…..

  11. Kris says:

    How can you possibly count Douglas out and not say that she is basically locked in???? She was 2AA at Nationals and had she not fallen off of beam would have BEAT Wieber by a lot. She has shown major consistency (except for beam, but definitely has improved there!) She has hit her bars numerous times now and that holds a lot over Liukin who didn’t even throw her dismount at nationals.

    Liukin is a long shot. YES, I have always loved her gymnastics, but she hit 1/4 routines at U.S. Nationals. She FELL off of beam day #2.

  12. Kevin says:

    This is tricky, as Maroney cannot bring in a high score on any event other than vault, and the three secured Olympians (injury apart) of Wieber, Douglas and Raisman performing Amanars, that leaves the last 2 spots on the team open, could Sacramone and a strong floor/bars event person fill the need, could Liukin or Bross bring in the needed bars score and a secure third high score on beam?? leaving the 5 place to a strong vault/floor athlete??? the options are variable, and Ross may be the first alternate as high scores are needed on bars, beam and floor since the vault is no longer a USA weakness.

  13. Kevin says:

    p.s., Liukins 7.7 D score of 2008 is only worth 6.3 with the current code of points.

  14. Benjamin says:

    I think-

    VT: Douglas, Wieber, Maroney
    UB: Ross, Wieber, Douglas
    BB: Ross, Wieber, Raisman
    FX: Raisman, Wieber Maroney

  15. cindy says:

    I think the team is:
    Wieber, Douglas, Ross, Raisman and Sacramone … as much as I think Maroney should go she just doesnt fit the bill of a 5member team because you cant use her in a final other than vault. Sacramone could give the punch factor on vault and and the 1-2-3 power on beam.. With her on the team we would have 3 huge vaulters, 3 huge beam scores and 2 great and 1 good bars and fx workers.Plus Sacramone brings experence to the team.
    Vault: Douglas/Raismen,Weiber, Sacramone
    Bars: Weiber,Ross,Douglas
    Beam: Weiber, Sacramone, Raisman
    FX: Douglas/Ross,Weiber, Rasimen

  16. lbtommy11 says:

    I believe she has a GREAT chance of making this team. We have one more competition (Olympic Trials next week) to see how ready all these girls are. I know that the actual team won’t be announced until the IOC deadline which is July 9th, but the training squad of 8 girls, in my book, should be: Wieber, Douglas, Raisman, Ross, Maroney, and then Liukin, Price, Sacramone. Having those veterans on the training squad will be so good as they have been to the Olympics before. They can give advice and even step in, if needed, to fill a spot on the team.

    My Final Team:
    Wieber, Douglas, Raisman, Ross, Maroney

    All five girls compete All Around which is needed in prelims at The Olympics. Liukin is only useful on 2 events as is Sacramone. They haven’t trained the other 2 events so we couldn’t use them if we needed to. We may not want to use, for example, a bar score from Raisman, but she can compete bars if we need her to.

    The All Around Spots are going to come down to Wieber, Douglas, and Raisman.

    My Team works like this:

    Vault: Douglas, Raisman, Wieber, Maroney
    Bars: Raisman, Wieber, Ross, Douglas
    Beam: Douglas, Wieber, Ross, Raisman
    Floor: Maroney, Douglas, Wieber, Raisman


    Vault: Raisman, Wieber, Maroney,
    Bars: Wieber, Ross, Douglas
    Beam: Wieber, Ross, Raisman
    Floor: Maroney, Wieber, Raisman
    (If Maroney hits her floor in prelims like she can, she is a much better choice than Douglas on floor. She’s more powerful and her dance style is much more appealing on a European stage. If not, Dougie ALL THE WAY)

  17. Cindy says:

    I still think Sacramone may end up on the team but i think Maroney could bump her. There is normally a person who noone thinks will be on the team that ends up on it, thats the only reason i lean towards Sacromone could end up on. If she wants 5 all arounders then i would knock out Maroney and Sacramone and fill void with Price who is a better all arounder then Maroney, yes Maroney is coming home with a vault medal if she goes but we are strong on vault all ready, and Price has a pretty good vault as well which would still give us 5 vaulters to choose from plus another bars worker so Raismen wouldnt have to compete bars at all and Weiber could sit out of bars finals resting her for all around and event finals if Price hits like she can. I dont think Luiken should even be named to a training squad, if she was any other person she would not had made it out of nationals, plus i feel her scores were too high for someone who hit the bar 3 times and didnt do a dismount in day 1 and did better in day 2 but still didnt really end program, i would love to see her again but this just isnt fair to girls who have been working their butts off for the past 4 yrs to get there and she self admitted she only put together a bars program 2 weeks prior to nationals.

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