Wong Worthy Of Our Attention

Wong Worthy Of Our Attention

Wong registered the first perfect 10 of her gymnastics career with a performance worthy of whatever adjective you prefer: graceful, sparkling, elegant, fluid, or, perhaps best, beautiful.

Wong came close the previous week, scoring a 9.975 on bars in Florida's win at Georgia.

"I really didn't know what to expect, just competing every single week," Wong said. "That's just really different from what I'm used to. One of my goals this year was to get a 10. From the beginning, I just couldn't think, like, 'I need to get a 10, I want to get a 10.' I just had to focus on what I needed to do to get a 10."

She got it, sparking a massive reaction from the crowd and her teammates, who rushed the floor and immediately began to flash the "10 sign" by holding up all their fingers.

Nothing Wong has done in her brief time with the Gators is surprising to those who have followed her career. In her international senior debut three years ago at the American Cup, the then-15-year-old Wong won the all-around title and gold in the vault and beam.

"It's definitely a stepping stone,'' Wong told reporters.
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