I am so happy he is continuing. When he is finished I easily see him being the best gymnast of all time.

25 Responses to “Pretty”

  1. sanitynmotion Says:

    Honestly I wish I could appreciate more but for whatever reason, just don’t find men’s gymnastics nearly as appealing as women’s. I don’t know why.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I can’t stand mens gymnastics accept Kohei. His gym is just beautiful. We haven’t had a gymnast with his form and technique and artistry since, ever and he does it with the most difficulty ever done.

      He just stands out.

      The US men look like crap compared to him.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        lol well the US men are indeed crap. lol.

      • Catherine Says:

        True enough about the difficulty. Gymnasts like Alexei Nemov, Vitaly Scherbo and Dmitri Bizolorchev are legendary and rightfully so, but Kohei’s difficulty really sets him apart.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        What Scherbo did in 92 was amazing though.

      • Catherine Says:

        Utter domination alright.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Alexei Nemov? Would that be sexy Alexei? Mens gymnastics bores me bur what Ive seen of Kohei is amazing. Ive read a few of his interviews and he seems to be so unfazed by his talent. He knows he’s good but hes so whateve about it.

  2. Catherine Says:

    As well as having such clean gymnastics and showing Zou Kai up for the sloppy mess he is, he just seems so genuinely nice and humble. Case in point, for the competition above he changed his dismount to a triple back. The reason being that the inventor of the triple back was in the audience watching and Kohei wanted to honour him. Awwwww.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      That is very sweet. I love how gymnasts from other Countries actually appreciate their history. The US gymnasts just pick the latest star or Mary lou when they have probably never even seen anything but her Olympics.

      • kadie Says:

        Triple back is liukin right??

        I like kohei, but what i really like is the fire he lights under other male gymnasts asses like leyva and boyy. He makes other gymnasts better and i havent seen that in wag for a while.

      • kadie Says:

        Guh nm.. I realize now you meant dismount from the hb set….

  3. exgymgurl Says:

    what other competitions did mary lou do well in? LOL

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      LOL Yes well I know technically she has like a National title and an American cup but in general what I meant was her legend is bigger than her actual self.

  4. sainabou nyang Says:

    A very interesting interview by Chelsie memmel on gympodcast. The big question being was did usag force her to retire.

    The interview is towards the end of the podcast.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      What does she say about it? Probably beats around the bush. I’d listen but I’m at work…

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Sorry but I can’t listen to that podcast. It’s so stupid. Can you tell us what Chellsie said?

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Lol I know I had to skip through most of it. They asked her first if she has retired which she confirmed although she says her body still feels fine.
        Next they discussed the whole being denied to nationals. She claims it was out if her control that she did not want to retire just yet but Steve Penny called her up with a press release already announcing her retirement and that they “suggested” this was the best way. Chelsie said she wanted to be the one to decide when and at what time she would retire.

        Regarding classics she was asked why she only did beam. Chelsie said she only did beam because she wanted to preserve her body for nationals. U was hoping she would say because Marta told me too. Chelsie claims no one told her that she needed a 14.00 min score to qualify to visas. She felt considering that she was looking good in podium training and practice that her petition should have been considered.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        There’s more to the interview but thats all I remember for now🙂 I have to go back and listen to the rest.

  5. Biyatch Says:

    LOL WTF video of the day with Gabby, Aly and Jo:!

  6. JAS4 Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kohei continues to dominate for awhile as long as he stays healthy

  7. Lithi Says:

    Kohei makes many of the girls look like stumbling, bumbling potatoes. Now that I like him he will probably get hampered with injuries. Hope to hell not.

  8. gingercrush Says:

    Kohei is good if slightly overrated. I rather like Belyavskiy. I like Levya too but don’t talk, don’t show your lame shaved chest and stomach and get rid of your creepy step dad. Oh and please don’t be an arrogant git. Thanks.

    • gingercrush Says:

      oh and the towel thing is disturbing. I can just imagine athletes foot smeared all over it.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Kohei overrated? Only if you like great gymnastics, form, difficulty, technique and artistry. 3 World AA titles and an Olympic AA title does not an overrated make.

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