Hamm Brothers Begin Comeback at Visa Championships
Nancy Armour of the Associated Press recapped the first step of the Hamm brothers’ comeback to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games – the Visa Championships. Armour writes:
It’s clear the two haven’t lost any of their considerable talent. Paul won the floor title Friday night with a routine that was the class of the field. His tumbling passes are higher, his landings cleaner, his skills more polished. After struggling through their pommel horse routines Wednesday night, both of the Hamms were much improved Friday.
They swung around the horse with much more confidence, and when Paul did his scissors kicks, swinging his legs in front and back of the apparatus, he looked like a plane propeller as it readies for takeoff.
Paul scored 15.5 on pommel horse Friday, finishing fourth. Morgan scored a 14.85, and skipped the floor exercise after tweaking his ankle Wednesday.
Just imagine how much better they’ll be after a few more months in the gym.
“When you do your job, you finish a routine and you’ve done well, it’s like, ‘OK, this is why we’re here. We can help the U.S. team,'” Morgan Hamm said.