Saturday notes from trials

Before the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics come to a close Sunday, it is expected that the U.S. Olympic men’s squad will be named. The team is expected to be introduced prior to the start of the women’s competition. At the start of competition on Saturday, the top four men in the weighted all-around ranking were Jonathan Horton, Joseph Hagerty, Alexander Artemev and Raj Bhavsar. You’ll only get confused if I try and explain the system. It requires the completion of the new college course of gymnastics scoring 101.

Sender update

David Sender is not competing in Saturday’s second day of competition as a result of a sprained ankle. The injury occured during Wednesday’s afternoon training session.

Crowd notes

The women are the big draw these trials as 12,490 fans attended Friday’s first night action. NBC Olympics primetime host Bob Costas was spotted near the event floor getting an early look at some of the 2008 Olympians.

Family support

Defending Olympic all-around champion might be sidelined recovering from hand surgery, but he was still in Philly supporting twin brother Morgan. Every time one brother finished competing, the arena cameras flashed to the other brother for reaction.


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