Thursday, February 25, 2010


So IG announced yesterday that Jessica Lopez has been added to the line up for the American Cup.  This is good news for Jessica, who was probably very dissapointed after her Worlds AA competition.  Hoping to be the first Venezuelan woman to make it into an AA finals, Jess missed out after a rough competition on beam and floor.  She wound up in 37th place in the qualifications.
I am very sad, on the other hand to hear that she is replacing Claudia Voicu whom I was very much looking forward to seeing.  Voicu has an injury- perhaps a continuing one if Youtube comments are anything to go by.
This will competition will be good for Lopez, however, if she wants to have another run at the Worlds.  She placed third in the Nadia Comaneci International the other week, but may have been hoping for a better finish.  Once again, she scored quite low on beam, something she will really need to focus on.  Bars are her strength.
Her career at Denver is finished, afer being named its MVP for 2009, making event finals in vault at Nationals and earnign2nd team all-american on beam.  This should give her more time for elite training and hopefully some rest too!  I look forward to seeing her compete.


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