Archive for November, 2011

Seize the day

November 30, 2011

Shannon Miller is doing this thing for the local Florida news where she is helping cancer survivors live out a dream. They get to do fun things like be a trapeze artist for the day or ride in a race car with Richard Petty.

Shannon trying to save the world one day at a time gets a little old very quickly bit these videos are actually endearing and fun to watch.

Check them out on youtube.

the short version (watch this first)

The long version

Shannon even points her damn toes on a trapeze.lol

Driving a race car with Richard Petty

FU Nationals. I won in spite of you hyping up ……. …..

November 26, 2011

I forgot to post this during Nationals so I decided I should not waste it. Kids in China aren’t allowed to read blogs. It would be like throwing a way a whole loaf of bread because the first piece was hard while living in Africa.

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Last year I was at Nationals and it was pretty disgusting watching the judges try and fix Junior Nationals for Katelyn Ohashi. She kept falling and making mistakes and Kyla kept hitting every routine only to be nit picked til the final routine. Where I think the judges woke up, realized Katelyn couldn’t win and finally gave Kyla the score she deserved.

Need any proof this was an attempted fix watch Katelyn’s vault score and compare it to Kyla’s. Blatant cheating that will probably continue this year. Much like Classics where Kaitlyn fell 2.5 times and still would have won minus one fall.

Team Ass Kissing

November 22, 2011

A month ago or so I created a twitter account to follow all the gymnasts on twitter. I figured it would be easier to keep track of what was going on in an Olympic year instead of waiting for someone to send me the info at my blog. I usually get my info that way.

Today I remembered I created this twitter and went onto it and had a good laugh.

Someone has started fan pages for most gymnasts. A list I found is below but not only are these people supporting the said gymnast they created a team page for but they also spend all their time stalking the gymnasts and sending them messages.

TeamRaisman spends more time stalking Nastia Liukin then she does actually supporting Aly.

@TeamSabrinaVega
@TeamRBross
@TeamCaquatto
@TeamRaisman
@MMaroneyFans
@JWieberFANS
@TeamShawnJ

It is very amusing to me for some reason. I have never sent a gymnast a message using this twitter but after watching the stalking done by teamRaisman I got creeped out.

So I have deleted my account.

The gymnasts seem to be eating up this attention by the team fan pages. I just found myself feeling nauseous.

So tell me peeps, What do you think about these pages? I thought about starting a twitter page titled Team (insert gymnast here) ass kissing but I didn’t.

I think I will reply on the people who send me message at this blog for info from now on. The rest is crazy.

2011 Trophée Massilia

November 20, 2011

The Trophée Massilia Cup was today-ish and we have some videos.

Viktoria Komova won the UB and Tatiana Nabieva won vault. Full results are not known yet but Komova fell off beam.

Russian vaults

Komova UB

Komova Beam

Anastasia Grishina tanked prelims and made no finals. Here is her bar routine

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Elite All-Around VT UB BB FX Total
1. Viktoria Komova Russia 14.450 15.700 13.550 14.050 57.750
2. Victoria Moors Canada 1 14.550 13.200 13.450 14.450 55.650
3. Emily Little Australia 1 14.550 13.650 13.900 13.200 55.300
4. Marine Brevet France Senior 13.600 14.150 13.850 13.600 55.200
5. Tatiana Nabiyeva Russia 14.300 14.650 13.600 11.600 54.150
6. Anne Kuhm France Senior 13.850 12.650 14.000 13.550 54.050
7. Anastasia Grishina Russia 13.450 14.000 13.150 13.400 54.000
8. Mira Boumejmajen France Senior 13.700 14.050 13.200 13.000 53.950
9. Kaitlyn Hofland Canada Futures Gymnast 14.100 12.350 14.050 13.050 53.550
10. Doriane Thobie France Senior 14.000 13.550 11.950 13.350 52.850
11. Natalie Vaculik Canada 1 13.700 13.850 12.100 13.050 52.700
12. Georgia-Rose Brown Australia 2 13.800 13.850 12.350 12.700 52.700
13. Sarah Flett Canada Mixed 13.600 11.850 13.350 13.350 52.150
14. Sabrina Gill Canada 1 14.250 11.750 13.500 12.500 52.000
15. Mary-Anne Monckton Australia 1 13.550 12.900 12.550 12.900 51.900
16. Jessica Dowling Canada Mixed 13.900 12.800 12.000 13.150 51.850
17. Nikola Chung Australia 2 13.550 12.750 12.700 12.800 51.800
18. Lisa Top Netherlands 13.350 13.250 11.350 13.500 51.450
19. Gabriela Douglas Canada Futures Gymnast 13.450 10.950 13.200 13.600 51.200
20. Stefanie Merkle Canada 1 13.650 12.000 11.050 13.650 50.350
21. Casey Carvalho Canada Futures Gymnast 13.650 12.100 10.900 13.550 50.200
22. Chantysha Netteb Netherlands 13.950 12.300 12.050 11.550 49.850
23. Nicola Deans Canada Futures Gymnast 13.500 11.400 11.300 13.000 49.200
24. Georgia Wheeler Australia 2 12.200 11.250 11.650 12.800 47.900
25. Maartje Ruikes Netherlands 12.450 11.500 12.100 11.000 47.050
26. Noel van Klaveren Netherlands 13.100 8.700 11.850 13.000 46.650
27. Tara Mauchel Canada Mixed 12.400 11.000 8.950 10.900 43.250
28. Ashleigh Brennan Australia 1 13.800 0.000 13.100 13.700 40.600
29. Larissa Miller Australia 1 0.000 13.850 0.000 0.000 13.850

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Elite Team VT UB BB FX Total
1. Russia 42.200 44.350 40.300 39.050 165.900
2. France 41.550 41.750 41.050 40.500 164.850
3. Canada 1 42.500 39.050 39.050 41.150 161.750
4. Australia 1 41.900 40.400 39.550 39.800 161.650
5. Canada Futures Gymnnastics Center 41.250 35.850 38.550 40.200 155.850
6. Australia 2 39.550 37.850 36.700 38.300 152.400
7. Netherlands 40.400 37.050 36.000 38.050 151.500
8. Canada Mixed 39.900 35.650 34.300 37.400 147.250

Training is so tough

November 20, 2011

I guess there is no reason to really train when Marta will give you a free pass to the Olympics.

Nastia has been training soo hard since she announced her comeback. Here she is partying in LA after that rough work out AKA as a photo shoot.

Notice she didn’t have any of her so called friends with her. No Alicia, No Sam. All that stalking of the C list actors has paid off.

Picture 2

Let me tell you a story of a photo shoot I went to in the 90’s for a teen magazine. I had a friend who was in the business and I went with her to one of them.

These so called Charity/movie events are just one big picture taking opportunity. They pick and chose who they want in which pictures and actually tell people to get out of or in certain pictures.

It was very interesting to see happen. Go check out teen magazines and when you see pictures like the one Nastia is in have a good laugh because she isn’t in most of them.

World Champions say whaaaat?

November 19, 2011

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How do you have a photo shoot for Olympic hopefuls and leave out not one but two World AA Champions?

We don’t really know why Bridget Sloan and Chellsie Memmel weren’t at the photo shoot for Olympic hopefuls set up by NBC over the week but being it’s, NBC they probably weren’t invited.

Not inviting Chellsie is one thing. Her AA title is so last quad but Bridget Sloan is the first AA World Champion the US had in this new quad to forget she even exists is just plain wrong.

Shame on you NBC. I hope Bridget Sloan takes this slight and kicks ass at Nationals.

Olympic Photo shoot

November 17, 2011

Nice to see Kyla Ross was included.

Nastia looks in better shape but she is still not in gymnastics shape.

The world team is off to LA

November 14, 2011

Shawn and Nastia are tagging along with the world team to film a promo of some sort. London Olympics athlete shoot starts tomorrow.

I also got a message from someone that said the team was going somewhere but that it was deleted before she could remember where. I love secret info:)

FYI It is Ralph Lauren.

Huang Qiushuang wins DTB Cup AA

November 14, 2011

Women’s All-Around VT UB BB FX Total
1. Huang Qiushuang 14.333 15.200 14.533 13.966 58.032
2. Kim Bui 13.933 14.033 12.866 13.900 54.732
3. Yulia Inshina 13.166 13.333 14.200 13.733 54.432
4. Lauren Mitchell 13.700 13.333 13.366 13.933 54.332
5. Giulia Steingruber 14.966 12.966 12.366 13.833 54.131
6. Marlis Rijken 13.366 13.200 13.833 13.366 53.765
7. Nadine Jarosch 14.100 13.700 11.933 13.800 53.533
8. Emily Little 14.366 13.166 13.133 12.866 53.531

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I am usually a pretty big fan of the gymnastics the Chinese team throws but Huang Qiushuang is one Chinese gymnast I just cannot enjoy.

I find her labored routines un-watchable. Especially her UB routine. The IG facebook account had a conniption fit over her execution score at worlds but I totally see where the judges find her deductions. She is unbecoming, of the title of Chinese gymnast.

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Men’s All-Around FX PH SR VT PB HB Total
1. Shogo Nonomura 14.666 13.733 14.933 15.533 15.266 14.300 88.431
2. Marcel Nguyen 14.400 13.500 15.166 15.633 14.900 14.733 88.332
3. Daniel Purvis 15.166 12.933 14.700 15.866 14.733 14.533 87.931
4. Nikolai Kuksenkov 14.600 13.800 14.766 14.633 14.600 14.966 87.365
5. Emin Garibov 14.000 13.466 14.066 15.066 15.033 15.166 86.797
6. Rafael Martinez 14.066 13.833 14.166 15.000 14.533 15.000 86.598
7. Samuel Hunter 13.566 11.000 13.300 15.266 13.733 13.666 80.531
8. Philipp Boy 14.800 12.700 14.400 14.466 14.833 2.433 73.632

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Women’s Team VT UB BB FX Total
1. Russia 27.800 28.150 27.450 27.800 111.200
Yulia Belokobylskaya 5.0 13.900 5.6 13.900 5.8 14.000 5.4 14.000
Yulia Inshina 5.0 13.900 5.9 14.250 5.9 13.300 5.2 13.800
Alyona Polyan 5.0 13.800 5.5 13.450 5.0 11.100
2. Australia 27.750 27.400 27.050 27.550 109.750
Emily Little 5.8 13.950 5.3 13.350 5.5 12.950 5.2 12.800
Nikola Chung 5.3 12.450 5.5 12.700 5.6 12.800 4.6 11.650
Lauren Mitchell 5.0 13.800 6.6 14.100 6.1 14.550
Larissa Miller 6.1 14.050
3. Germany 28.400 27.350 26.700 25.550 108.000
Lisa Katharina Hill 5.0 13.700 6.1 14.600 5.2 12.300 5.0 13.200
Anja Rheinbay 5.0 13.850 4.8 12.750 5.0 12.900 4.9 12.350
Pia Tolle 4.3 11.150 5.4 13.800 5.1 11.950
Oksana Chusovitina 5.5 14.550
4. Netherlands 27.600 27.100 26.050 25.450 106.200
Lieke Wevers 4.2 12.850 5.1 13.500 5.2 13.550 4.5 12.600
Yvette Moshage 5.0 13.750 5.4 13.600 5.2 12.500 5.2 12.600
Ayla Wilbrink 5.0 13.850 4.4 11.200 4.4 11.100 5.0 12.850

Aly Raisman does the news

November 10, 2011

Gotta love Olympic years


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