"McKayla exceeded our expectations for her first camp after six months from the Olympics," said Karolyi. "We were quite impressed with her level of difficulty at this time."
In addition, Karolyi added Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, to the junior national team. The U.S. Women's National Team for 2013-14 will be determined at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Aug. 15-18, in Hartford, Conn.
Each national team camp starts with physical abilities testing. During the next two days, gymnasts go through verification on each event under the watchful eye of the Athlete Selection Committee, which is comprised of Terin Humphrey, the athlete representative, Steve Rybacki, director of elite programs, and Karolyi. During verification, many gymnasts debuted new floor exercise routines, as well as new upgrades on the uneven bars and balance beam.