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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Your Daily Dose of Gymnastics: Laurie Hernandez

It's been a while since I saw a routine I really just wanted to watch on repeat.

Compare to Mykayla Skinner, whose fantastic tumbling gets a little overshadowed by less-than-pleasant music and "filler" choreography.

Knowing that Martha Karolyi has final say over the USA women's program, one would think that she would get every team member performing a routine of the same caliber as Hernandez. Who does her choreography? Can we get this person to do every US routine?

There is an outcry in the gymnastics community to bring back artistry. The US sets the tone for the world of gymnastics. Even if the code doesn't require artistry, why not lead the world in this trend because it's the best thing for the sport? Because we can.