NBC training reports announce that McKayla Maroney, our Olympic vault champion in waiting, has been icing her ankle and doing very little in training.
Could be nothing, and probably is. Gymnasts carry lots of nagging injuries, and the fact that someone has a light training day means nothing. Especially as not all the training was actually witnessed by press anyway- who knows what she did out of the way of NBC’s prying eyes?
However, I want to take this opportunity to spell out how much I fucking despise Marta Karolyi. Because of this criminally wasteful, emotionally abusive skank’s track record, everyone is now panicking (take a look at the boards if you don’t believe me). If she pisses away McKayla’s gold medal as well as all the other major titles she’s let get away, it will be a new low in an already distiguished record of uselessness. And please nobody respond telling us how many medals she’s won. That’s not down to her. My grandma could’ve got medal winning teams out of the talent she’s had on offer- and I mean the one who died in 1981.
I think we need something to calm us all down.
Anyway, let’s have a big Stoi! fingers crossed that McKayla is fine. For the sake of the sport, and also so I don’t have to redraft the vault predictions.