Before Etta broke her ankle we paid for two gymnastics competitions and were lucky enough that she'd have three weeks to prepare for her first meet after the cast was removed. Then she goes and sprains her good ankle last Friday. So, she no longer has a good foot! She's been off her foot all week long and will have to take next week off too. But, since we had already paid for the Flip for a Cure meet hosted by our gym Go For It USA, we were going. Etta's coach figured she could do the bar routine since she doesn't have a dismount, the vault on the air board instead of the spring board, and the beam minus her dismount. This morning she told me she wanted to do her floor routine also. I told her it was up to her coach.
The first event was vault and unfortunately it was really far away so I wasn't able to take pictures or get a video. Luckily she was able to warm up with several practice vaults because it wasn't looking good. But, she ended up getting a 8.7 and got 5th out of 10 girls. Let me just preface, there were some older girls in that group. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some 10 year olds.
Next was bars which I was able to get a video of. She was originally given an 8.2 but her coach disputed the score and it was changed to 8.7. She ended up getting 6th out of 10.
Next was beam. Oh boy. It started out great then she fell on her handstand and went downhill from there. It was so bad I can't even put it on my blog. She got a 7.6 and got last place. No surprise.
Her last event was floor and her coach let her do it. Good thing too because that was her best score of the night, a 9.05. Her BFF got 9.1 which was the highest score. Mackenzie got first and Etta got second!
5th place in vault. Check out the much bigger girls she's against!
6th place in bars
2nd on floor for Etta and first for Mackenzie!
7th place overall. Not bad for a girl that is three weeks out of a cast and with a sprained ankle. Now if only Etta could realize just how wonderful she did today.
Etta and Mackenzie
Luckily Etta doesn't have another competition until February 24th. This will give her foot time to heal and prepare for it. Let's hope she does even better at that one. Good job Etta!