Peng was brilliant on bars (Bhardwaj: full-twisting
Pak; Maloney-half) and beam (flairs mount; standing full, barani, stuck double pike), and her engaging floor routine began with a 11⁄2 twist through to
tucked Arabian double front, followed by a double
layout second pass that Manjak said might soon
become a layout full-out. Her only weak event in
Everett was vault, where she threw what appeared
to be a perfect Yurchenko-full that earned only
8.95 in execution.
“It’s a little bit frustrating,” Lee said of her vault
score. “But it’s OK because I’m not focused on the
full and doing it perfectly. I’m focusing on upgrad-
The U.S. won three senior apparatus titles and
all four junior crowns. But had any of its seniors
tried to qualify to the vault final, it probably would
have been a clean sweep.
Wakiko Ryu of Japan won senior vault with a
double-twisting Yurchenko and a roundoff half-on
to tucked barani.
But the most anticipated final was bars, where