Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kayla Williams Dreams of her Spot...

At Worlds

The Sunday Huntington Gazette Mail featured an interview and article with Wolrd's hopeful, Kayla William's this weekend.  The article states that when Williams competes, she will be the first West Virginian since Mary Lou Retton (who is apprently heading back there) to compete at Nationals.  She trains at the hilariously named Bozhis Gym Nest.

KaylaWilliam's claims she watches the Nationals on television every year and gets very excited for the girls who are competing at such a high level.  Well, now it is her turn.  

"To think I am going to be competing there is kind of a shock.  It's a little intimidating but it gives me a challenge and makes me want to go out there and do better.  I'm going to get it taped."

I guess she is not referring to a limb when she talks about getting it taped.  Maybe she still has a VCR? I am sooo funny.

The article talks about Kayla's summer, which has been incredibly busy as she got to The Classic, earned her elite status, won the Junior Olympics Nationals AA competition and was invited to the ranch.

Of course, Williams is being seen as the girl to fill in the power gap made by Alicia Sacramone with her outsized vaults and hot tumbling on floor.  It seems there is quite the chance for this one considering the plethora of bars/beam specialists and all-arounders vying for the other spots.  She is a medal contender on her events.

Read the entire article HERE


  1. All the more power to Kayla for doing a triple full side pass. However, I will be notsopleased if she & her poor execution makes worlds. C'mon Marta! Teach the gymnasts with good form to do two vaults!

  2. Well, I am very happy to see Kayla make the world Team. Go kayla I wish I could go to London to see you Perform. Don't worry about nay-sayers. If Marta chose you then that's says a lot. Go! Have a great time, perform well and bring home a Gold Medal. May God continue to bless you. Glenda Carswell.

  3. MS, she's now World Champ on Vault. Her flexibility and dance can be improved. I mean look at Rebecca Bross. She's definitely better than the first time I saw her compete. Kayla continued success in all that you do and I hope you can turn that World medal into an Olympic medal.