Behind the scenes on Bones featuring Kristina Baskett and Mckayla Maroney
British Gymnastics Nationals Championships Event Finals: Live
223 starts the floor training.
A few news ones from youtube
2013 Floor Montage from worlds.
Mckayla and Kyla
More Videos from the Mexican Open.
Little Ziqi is the last of a breed for me. Since the retirement of Jiang Yuyuan I don’t find myself loving the Chinese gymnast as individuals anymore. Not like I used to in the days of Ling Jie anyway but little Ziqi who is now starting to look the age she is supposed to be is kind of my last hope. She needs to stop this falling crap and live up to her damn potential.
Maybe she is waiting until 2016.
I don’t think I saw a single leg separation on Sophie Scheder’s entire Uneven bar routine. She had flat feet sometimes through the routine but those legs were together and that impressed me. NO ONE does this anymore. Kyla used to but now she has even gotten sloppy with the feet.
You can find more videos from the DBT team event here at Piibunina’s You tube Channel
I am working on some blog posts for the next few weeks including what G.T.T wants for Christmas, My sportspersons of the year and we will see what else I can come up with.
ArabianPunchFronts Tumblr has a scene with Mckayla on Bones. Mckayla better stick to being a gymnast.lol Love the compulsory music used as her floor music.
Anna Pavlova’s beam routine from the Veronin Cup. She placed second overall
Information on how Oksana Chusovitina started competing for Germany have been leaked and I can’t even believe what I am reading. I knew Oksana competed for Germany so she could help her son but how in the hell is Germany allowed to offer money in exchange for switching Countries for a sport? How is this even ethical ? This could open so many doors for cheating it isn’t even funny. It just seems wrong to me.
An article on Elizabeth Price’s win at the DTB Pokel.
China beat Russia in the DTB team Challenge.
Women’s Team Final VT UB BB FX Total
1. China 29.050 28.600 29.350 27.150 114.150
Huang Huidan 14.750 14.450
Tan Sixin 14.400 11.800
Tan Jiaxin 14.900 13.850 13.200
Yao Jinnan 14.150 13.300 14.900 13.950
2. Russia 28.800 28.700 29.100 25.850 112.450
Yekaterina Kramarenko 13.800 14.200 13.950 12.800
Aliya Mustafina 15.150
Tatiana Nabiyeva 14.650 14.500
Anna Rodionova 14.150 13.400 12.900 13.050
3. Germany 28.700 29.550 25.800 27.200 111.250
Kim Bui 14.150 14.350 13.300 14.250
Sophie Scheder 14.150 15.200 12.050 12.950
Pia Tolle 12.500
Michelle Timm 14.550 12.750 11.550
4. Switzerland 27.200 24.400 25.550 25.700 102.850
Nicole Hitz 13.350 7.200 11.500 12.650
Ilaria Käslin 13.850 13.200 14.050 13.050
Sara Metzger 11.200 12.650
Jessica Diacci 11.800 10.650
I am going to combine all the Turkey weekend results into one blog because I see no point starting a new one with only 8 comments.
Maggie Nichols finished second and Peyton Ernst 3rd at the Mexico meet.Didn’t Peyton fall twice on day 2? If that was true she would have finished with a 59 plus without the falls?
Anyone have individual scores? I will look around.
Elizabeth Price won the DBT Pokel.
1- Elizabeth Price: 58.032
2- Larissa Iordache: 57.988
Bozo placed 5th for the men out of 8 and his scores weren’t all that bad ( he must have fallen off high bar) at the DBT Pokel.
Turkey Day Gymnastics Results
Anna Pavlova has finally wised up and switched Countries. She will now compete for Azerbaijan.
Anna’s best days are over but I can see her still making a Vault Event Final here or there. Good for her for finally realizing Russia did not appreciate her at all.
Sophina De Jesus will now represent Puerto Rico. She is currently competing for UCLA.
I am not a big fan of switching Countries but for Anna I think it is the right thing to do.
Bailey Key won the International Junior Mexican Cup
1 US -169.367 points.
2- Brazil -150.834
3- Mexico -149.232.
She fell on floor and beat Laurie Hernandez who fell off bars. Emily Gaskins came in 3rd but due to the 2 per Country rule she did not medal. Nica Hults fell all over the place and finished 4th (No medal due to the 2 per Country rule)
1. Key -56.901 ( 14.900 14.267 —— 13.267 )
2. Hernandez-56.567. ( 14.533 13.167 14.367 14.400 )
3. Martins (BRA)
4. Castro (MEX)
Hults -51.999 ( 13.633
US on VT:
US Men finished 5th in the team event and missed the finals at the DTP Cup finals : Team Challenge
Full Results can be found here.
Facebook has an official page for the competition
Peyton Ernst is leading day 1 of the Mexico Open over Maggie Nichols. Peyton scored a 15.100 on vault and a 14.450 on bars. Maggie got a 15.250 on vault and a 14.250 on bars.
Another reason to hate Nastia. Its bad enough she is wearing THAT hat but what a bandwagon jumper.
The DTB-Pokal Stuttgart World Cup is also taking place.
An interview with Aly Raisman that makes me like her again. She seems so genuine here its hard to hear the rumors and realize they might be partially true but regardless of outside influences Aly needs to take responsibility for her own actions and realize just who her real friends are.
According to my stats this blog was once visited by the Russian Federation. Yep has a picture of Russia’s flag next to it and says Russian Federation.
Price has her Amanar back.
Inside Gymnastics has their annual Readers choice awards out . Feel free to vote. Nastia is up for best commentator.lol
Simone Biles Simone will get the Kyla treatment on floor and get a new routine from Dominic Zito ( I wonder if he is related to Barry?)
Dwayne Wade does his impression of a gymnast. Too funny and pretty impressive for a 6.6 foot guy.lol
Shannon is honored for never shutting up as she saves the world from fat kids and cancer. Kidding aside its nice to see someone make a difference with a real issue.
Retired Chinese gymnasts. I didn’t realize Sui Lu retired. What a shame. Jiang Yuyuan apparently had a B-day on November 1st. Awww
And just because I think it is sweet that a little boy knew enough about his favorite skater to know to give him this I am adding it to the blog. Hope the Shibutani’s don’t get the shaft at the Olympics like they have been getting the last year or 2. The Politics of sports sucks.
— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) November 15, 2013
Shannon Miller Interview
Rumor has it Sabrina Vega is injured again.
Number 10: John Roethlisberger: You never really hear anything about John to suggest he is an asshole but if you ever listened to the Inside Gymnastics radio show you would understand why he made my list for biggest asshole in gymnastics. During a discussion on the sport he listed Paul Hamm as the best US gymnast of all time male or female. When people on twitter corrected him asking if he remembered a certain gymnast named Shannon Miller he gave huge attitude and suggested the fans of the sport were all stupid making a comment on the lines of, well does she have two all around titles in a row (mentioning Hamm’s World AA win and joke of a win at the Olympics the following year) and then he obnoxiously said NO (You could just see him rolling hie eyes as the stupidity spewed from his mouth) I guess the two AA titles she has back to back never happened. I probably wouldn’t think twice about his arrogance if it wasn’t for the fact he spouted several untruths during that interview (Patriots never taped the walk through dumbass) and that he is a biased piece of shit and clearly that effects his opinion. I’ll assume you all heard the rumor about a certain gymnast having an affair with a married man , guess who was rumored to be the ” man”
Number 9 : : Bela Karolyi: Many people dislike Bela for many different reasons but the one real problem I have with Bela isn’t the way he treated his gymnasts (I blame the parents of every child that ever sent their kids to him knowing full well what he was like) or the way he tries to make everything about him the one thing I can’t forgive Bela for is the way he screwed 7 innocent teenagers out of a medal at the 1988 Olympics and he isn’t even man enough to admit this is all on him.
Back in 1984 Bela was seen practicing his jump over the sides the night before the AA so he could piss off Ellen Berger. He was warned during an earlier part of the competition not to jump over the side and he did it anyway. He took pride is the fact that he knew she would never take a deduction because the Olympics were being held in LA. and he was right.
Fast forward 4 years and Ellen Berger gets revenge. While I am sure Bela wasn’t thinking about anything but himself in 84 what he did ruined a dream for 7 innocent kids. All he had to do was not be an ass and of course he is incapable of that.
Article 1 on the situation
Number 8: Paul Hamm : Some people may think blaming Paul Hamm for defending the Gold medal he thinks he deserved his right and while I might agree with that sentiment in principle I cannot agree with it in reality because another human being had his life changed forever that night and his name is Yang Tae Young ( His name however is not that Korean guy)
Paul Hamm’s arrogant press conference where he got up and belittled the routines of the real victor, Yang Tae Young to defend his win has to be the most obnoxious thing I have ever heard a gymnast do. The real victim in all of this is the true Olympic Gold medalist who has all but been forgotten since then.
I guess Hamm is in his own hell. This all turned him into an alcoholic loner who could have been the toast of the Country but instead chose to go all out for an undeserved medal he probably has in a shoe box under his bed. Thankfully no one gives a shit about his ” historic” win that wasn’t really a win to begin with.
Number 7 : :Alexander Alexandrov : He can whine about pressure all he wants but the FACT of the matter is he cheated. He lied and he never had to pay for it. Russia can break rules and admit it and it just never seems to be an issue.
Number 6 : Jackie Fie: Lowering Miller’s scores in 96 (when the judges all agreed but she didn’t)but allowing the Romanians to keep their UB compulsories scores, Lilia on bars in the AA and the bars scores for Dawes where her best routine got her lowest score for her best routine (Dawes even was quoted saying the same thing about why her best routine was scored the lowest) She was Nellie Kim before Nellie Kim but at least she was smart enough to do it behind the scenes and not run down to the judges table. Rumor has it she hated Steve Nunno and even though she played nice in front of people she was consistently heard bad mouthing him when the camera was not around.
Number 5: NBC Commentating team especially AL TRAUTWIG: His constant stupidity and ridiculous comments are enough to make you throw up. The highlight of his career as a gym commentator for me anyway is when Paul Hamm won a medal over Yang Tae Young in the highbar???? final and he literally screamed that this some how proved Paul should have won the AA over him. Al Trautwig is stupid. He’s fake. He’s a pervert and an annoying little twit. John Tesh might have been repetitive and annoying but he wasn’t a biased asshole just for the sake of being a giant asshole.
Number 4 : Nastia Liukin : Of course she is on this list. You wouldn’t expect her not to be would you? Teenagers make mistakes. That is how they learn so the way she acted when Chellsie beat her in 2005 is not a big deal to me in theory because lets face the facts, we all make mistakes as kids we wish we could take back but when you don’t change that attitude into your 20′s you definitely deserve to be on this list.
See Marta for more reasons
Number 3 Marta Karolyi : I don’t even know what to say here. Its all been said. She gets paid to mentally screw with the minds of children and we let her do it. We celebrate the Gold medals. We support the federation and while we might bitch about the situation we stand by and let it happen.
Every time she does something corrupt and we think she can’t get any worse she one ups it. The gymnast you want on the Olympic team for one vault isn’t good enough to contribute on another event make her not compete at the meet to qualify to Trials so you can sneak her on to the team (Annia Hatch in 2000)
Want to add your pet “not good enough “gymnast to the Olympic team when she clearly isn’t prepared to put the work into making it on her own allow her to stay home from camps so you can hide just how bad she is until you can give her that free pass to Trials with hopes she might just hit a Bar routine so you get your way ( Nastia Liukin)
Number 2: Nellie Kim:
Running to the judges table to make sure Nastia got credit for the connection she missed in 08. Getting Paeska credit for Amanar in 2012, the way she thinks she should have had Nadia’s fame. Cheating as a judge giving Bogi and Gutsu 10′s on bars, giving Silivas a 9.8 on vault. The more she cheats the further up the chain she gets in the sport.
Number 1 TIE : The International Federation of Gymnastics and International Olympic committee. Together they screw this sport up more then they help it.
They allow everything wrong with this sport to exist. They allow Nellie Kim to cheat. They allow her to run the sport. They allow past cheaters to still compete. They allowed the code to change to hide their inept judges. They hire the judges. They allow the rules to apply to some people but not to others.
I also have a huge issue with the way they decide who should and should not lose their medals for cheating. Why is North Korea banned from competing for 3 years for their underage gymnasts yet when Russia lies about Roza Galiyeva being injured they turn the other way and pretend they never saw it. Why was Romania never investigated for under age gymnasts like Gina Gogean , Daniela Silivas and Alexandra Marinescu but China lost a medal for it? I realize the IOC is in charge of the Olympica and the FIG, Worlds but when China lost their medals in 2000 the FIG recommended to the IOC that they take away the medals. Its all connected.
The reason we have this code is partially due to Paul Hamm falling on the judges table. The IOC wanted a change to the code so they could hide the back lash that came with the way they handled that situation in the first place (Expecting Paul to give back the AA medal instead of doing their jobs as the head of the Olympics to insure that the results were fair and just)
Everything anyone finds wrong with this sport is because the FIG and for the Olympics the IOC allowed it to happen. How can they not be tied at the top of the the top ten asshole list?
Dishonorable mention. John Geddert. Dominique Dawes. Steve Penny. Difficulty score judges at the 2013 worlds who had one job ( to get the start value right) and they couldn’t even do that. Dominique Moceanu
: I left Gabby off this list because she is a kid who was raised without two stable parents but if she continues to be an ass through her twenty’s she will be on the next list
The Sheriff is Red John and he was always my suspect. I feel so smart and yes I am smarter than you:)
Okay so I was wishy washy the last 2 weeks but the Sheriff was always my number 1 suspect til that damn wikipedia page made me think differently for a few seconds but the reason I always suspected the Sheriff was because he was so calm, cool and collected. When he was on the roof a few weeks ago and he saved Jane he made it seem like he was scared of heights and then he saved Jane on the roof and that was something I always felt was something Red John would do.
And as of now Rigsby and Van Pelt are not part of Red John so if the Patriots pull off this miracle comeback tonight I might just call this a good day
Preview for Mckayla’s episode of Bones.
With her singing career over before it ever should have began Carly Patterson is now whoring herself back out to USA-Gymnastics. She will be appearing in the Pittsburgh My Macy’s Holiday parade.
Aly Raisman is hanging out with Big Papi at the Kayne West concert. Sorry but this child has clearly lost her mind
Athletes that should have their own shows. This person is smoking crack.lol
Boston Globe has an article titled, My Favorite things. The sports sections list has a few things I agree with so I thought I would put what they said here. (Article will be gone by tomorrow)
THE SPORTS WRITER
■ Koji Uehara
He was the oldest guy in the Red Sox bullpen, the closer by attrition. The man didn’t say much, but there was nobody on the mound to talk to. K-K-K-Koji just threw strikes, one after another after another, all the way to a most unexpected piece of autumnal jewelry for his bushy-faced mates. And he proved that you didn’t need a beard to be feared.
■ 1980 US Olympic gold-medal hockey team
They were a bunch of no-name post-adolescents from Winthrop, Mass., and Warroad, Minn., and points between who had no business beating the planet’s best hockey team. “The common man goes nowhere,” their coach told them. “You have to be uncommon.” So they were for a magical fortnight in Lake Placid in 1980 when Mike Eruzione and his amateur playmates won the most uncommon Olympic gold medal of them all.
■ Michelle Kwan
She was a ponytailed 12-year-old when she jumped into a women’s global sport and made it her own for a decade. She was a graceful and gracious sportswoman who left figure skating’s global stage to become an ambassador to the world with a master’s in law and diplomacy. Diplomacy is the better for it.
I know the sport is dead right now but I am working on a new blog I think you guys might like. The title, Top 10 : Biggest assholes in gymnastics. Should be up by Monday or Tuesday. Probably Tuesday