Impressive performance by Gym'backs tonight

They got better and better as the meet went along. They defeated Georgia 197.175 to 196.125. Each and every Gym’back scored 9.8 or better in the floor exercise. Arkansas was able to throw out a score of 9.825. To put that into perspective, tee shirts are thrown to the crowd for each gymnast who scores 9.8 or better in a rotation.

There were 5,517 in attendance tonight.

https://twitter.com/RazorbackGym/status/957064049916825601

Thanks Marty.

Way to go Hogs!! Way to go Hog fans!

Bama is having an off nite against Missouri in front of maybe 11,000 fans. Final score, thanks to strong floor scoring, was 195.85.

Gymbacks will be here next week for the Pink Meet. Expect boisterous crowd of 14,000, since the Gymbacks are highly rated.

That’s right, Fred. I expect the Gym’back ranking to be higher this week with the score from tonight.

That’s the best night I’ve ever seen our girls have. They have improved from the 1st home meet and I was impressed then.

I was just looking at the gymnastics rankings based on average score (there is also a coaches’ poll this year; the Gymbacks were 19th in the last voting). Arkansas’ score last night was better than any posted so far by most of the top 10, although it’s certainly possible that one of them improves their best score this weekend as well.

I have a question. Is a 9.975 in a meet like this the same as a 9.975 in an Olympics or world championship? Or is all relative to the competition?

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I have a question. Is a 9.975 in a meet like this the same as a 9.975 in an Olympics or world championship? Or is all relative to the competition?

[/quote]It is relative to the competition. And remember, international gymnastics no longer scores on the ten point system. They score each element and come up with a cumulative score.

… by Sophia Carter:

https://twitter.com/razorbackgym/status/957264185905307648

https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/gymnastics-women/nc