1) Brenna Dowell's heroic floor performance
Brenna's floor music failed to play, but she didn't let it bother her! She performed like a champ. I suggest "Honey Badger" as her nickname, if it hasn't been suggested already.
Brenna Dowell on her FX: "I heard Martha saying 'go go go' because the timing was all the way down, so I just went."— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 24, 2015
2) Romania's Implosion
Everyone already knows about this. The End.
3) The Netherlands Qualified to Team Finals, and therefore Rio!
Wow, they did it! So thrilled for them :) Such a talented team!
De Nederlandse turnsters doen het geweldig goed op de WK. Gaan ze naar de Spelen in Rio? https://t.co/cIIo6XQ1p5 pic.twitter.com/XwY2fRjME4— NOS Sport (@NOSsport) October 24, 2015
4) Aly's Meltdown
Shockingly, Aly had a rough floor performance, a rough vault landing, a fall on bars, and then finally pulled herself together on beam. She did have a weird leg shaky thing going on before her beam dismount though:
I certainly feel for her, but I hope Marta doesn't take away spots from others who qualified for the all-around or event finals to give her a spot.
I know...I'm a horrible, mean person for GIF-ing her mistakes...but this post IS about shocking things and Aly making mistakes is shocking.
5) Maggie Nichols qualified to floor finals over Aly!
This girl is a rock star. I hope she doesn't get bumped from it and gets to shine even brighter than she already has on the world stage!
6) Russia didn't need Aliya
They showed the world that they can do just fine without her! Yes, they certainly had some major mistakes (as did just about everyone so far), but they certainly did better without their fearless leader than many expected.
Paola Moreira Irizarry of Puerto Rico had a nasty fall on her dismount where she hit both bars. Thankfully she is ok!
More to come soon!