In this photo, Akash is clearly concerned about something. I'm guessing it's the pommel horse scores.
Yesterday, I said that the U.S. men were in trouble on pommel horse. Well, here's some (not so) sexy data to back it up:
Averages from the 2014 Winter Cup
for the U.S. National Team
|Name||FX Avg.||PH Avg.||SR Avg.||VT Avg.||PB Avg.||HB Avg.|
There was a bonus system in place at the Winter Cup, so some of these averages might be a little on the higher side.
When the current U.S. National Team averages a 12.938 on pommel horse, it's time to panic if you're a U.S. gymnastics fan. And if you're a U.S. National Team member, it might be time to risk tendonitis of the wrist--due to excessive circling.
Pass me the Xanax. I'm going to need it this year.