International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Looks like they are up-loading the speeches.

Miller’s speech is 3 plus minutes. Lilia Podkopayeva is 4 plus minutes, Milo’s is 5 and Dominique Dawes talks about herself in the third party and babbles about how great she is for ten even her compliments for others is about her.

Get over yourself DoDa

More Speeches

Svetlana Boginskaya
The gum fiend


38 Responses to “International Gymnastics Hall of Fame”

  1. Exgymgurl Says:

    Bogi the gum hoarder… Hilarious…..

  2. nero Says:

    soooo, anyone have a recap of Jordyn’s new BTR episode? I heard she did a lot of skills and I’m curious to know what she did.

    -Jordyn For President 2016….and Olympic All Around Champion-

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Triple twist said on tumblr that they just kept showing the same skills over and over again so nothing knew that I know of

  3. sanitynmotion Says:

    No, no and NO to Dawes being in the hall of fame. Sigh.

    Anything interesting? I don’t have the energy to listen to speeches. I’m stuck in Dallas for the night for these horrid thunderstorms and pretty pissed off, to say the least.

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Go to WOGA. It isnt that far from DFW…. LOLL

    • Tortuga Says:

      Plano might be hard to get to depending on where you work, lol. I had a friend that went to the Ft. Worth zoo Tuesday and didn’t leave for home till about 10 p.m. she didn’t get home till 2:30 a.m. will all those storms. Granted we live about 2-3 hours north of Ft. Worth.

  4. Lithi Says:

    Yay Shushunova! The only one I wanted to find, anyway. 🙂

  5. JAS4 Says:

    They need Marta and Dom M. making back to back speeches. Just imagine all the snide comments lol

  6. Catherine Says:

    Much as I love her early floor routines…really, why is she there? She is significantly less medalled than the others, even Podkopayeva whose senior career was 3 years long, whereas Dawes’ was nearly quadruple that.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Dawes should never be in a Hall of fame. She doesn’t have the medals to back up any argument she deserves to be there

  7. Catherine Says:

    Loved Boginskaya’s speech, hilarious. Lilia is still stunning and her speech was lovely. Milo’s was really 2.5 mins since hers was interpreted. Amanar was really cute ‘Nadia help me!’. Really liked Gnauck’s, short, sweet and humble..fitting given how underrated she still is. Ma Yanhong’s was er..surprising. Immediately said all of the Chinese records she set and drove the point home that this was the first international recognition she received.

    • icemeltsfast Says:

      lol I don’t understand Ma’s speech either? It’s like… an awards acceptance speech so you don’t need to LIST all your achievements…that’s clearly why you’re there.

      Lilia’s was awesome. Same with bogi’s- I remember reading somewhere that she was always most excited to exchange something with other gymnasts in return for bubble gum. Can’t remember what it was though.

  8. formergymgirl Says:

    So I was just looking at gymnastics books on Amazon (sorry, off topic) and I came across a book called “Nastia Luikin – Ballerina of Gymnastics”. Here’s what the description said…..

    “Widely considered America’s greatest gymnast ever, Nastia Liukin has inspired an entire generation with her brilliant technique, remarkable sportsmanship and unparalleled artistry. A children’s biography, Nastia Liukin: Ballerina of Gymnastics traces the Olympic all-around champion’s ascent from gifted child prodigy to queen of her sport.”

    Did she write that herself?!

    I won’t be buying.

    • Exgymgurl Says:

      But at the pro gym challenge there was a pic of her as a coach chalking bars with Chellsie…. Or was she?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Nastia is regarded as what? in her dreams she is. Best gymnast my ass, if she had anything to do with that book I smell a blog cooking:)

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        yes please cook away…

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        Its a fluff book she did not write it…. Amazon comments are funny

  9. formergymgirl Says:

    It’s the sportsmanship bit that made me laugh.

    • Dee2 Says:

      I always thought her fivehead/elephant man-like skull contributed to Nastia’s inability to rotate in the air without “cowboying”. That to me cancels out any pretense of artistry. Seriously, her skull has to be 5 lbs heavier than the average gymnast!

  10. brouhaha Says:

    ❤ bouginskaya

  11. GymMom Says:

    Does anyone remember Kim Kelly? Read about her nightmare with the Karolyi’s & how she is reminded of the nightmare every 4 years.

    • DL Says:

      I remember that being so unfair and the coaches being so shady.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Think we were discussing her situation when London was going on. Seriously, if someone wrote a book about USAG corruption not only would it be a good read but it’d probably be a very thick book.

  12. GymMom Says:

    Bela Karolyi Scores 10 for Controversy:

    “I win….I always win.”
    -Bela Karolyi

    His sociopathic tendencies are well documented but never challenged. Anyone who doesn’t fall in line disappears. Coaches, USAG personnel….anyone.

  13. GymMom Says:

    Julissa Gomez…another casualty of the Karolyi’s. GTT…..suggestion….maybe a list of Karolyi victims?

  14. GymMom Says:

    Jamie Dantzscher…another documented Karolyi victim. Much has already been written about these monsters but apparently nobody cares??? Its appalling!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Dantzscher is not a victim. She is a whiny brat that was pissed she wasn’t allowed to do AA (like anyone would put her up on beam) so she acted like a brat.

      None of the 2000 girls were victims. They were spoiled brats that thought they were as good as the Mag 7 and couldn’t handle when they weren’t scored that way.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Dantzscher is not a victim. She is a whiny brat that was pissed she wasn’t allowed to do AA (like anyone would put her up on beam) so she acted like a brat.

      None of the 2000 girls were victims. They were spoiled brats that thought they were as good as the Mag 7 and couldn’t handle when they weren’t scored that way.

      • Case Says:

        Word. Pretty sure we’ve discussed Jamie on here before. She was definitely NOT a victim.

  15. sj0126 (@sj0126) Says:

    anyone know who triple twist is talking about here?

    I guess for the one story about the gymnast I skyped (both her and her teammate were elite’s in 2010…2011) I asked her a question about her teammate and she willingly told me how she didn’t like her because she thought that her teammate was so use to being the only elite in the gym that she started getting cocky and acting mean when she also turned elite because she was jealous that she wasn’t the only elite in the gym anymore. She said her teammate thinks she’s the shit and even dissed her appearance. lol the funny thing was that I didn’t ask for her to say anything like that. I asked her about her teammate in general thinking she would say nice things. LOL gymnastics drama..

  16. Exgymgurl Says:

    Its possible its shawn. Keely mc Neer and gabby were both put on the national team that year, but gabby didnt move from excalibur till l 2011. Keely would have been shawns first ever fellow elite.

  17. Lithi Says:

    I thought the gymnast had to be retired for at least 10 years to be chosen for induction, has it changed? If not, how did Bogi get in so quick?

  18. Lithi Says:

    Sorry to double-post, but I saw this after my latest comment.

    GTT, if you posted about this before, I apologize, but had a list of awful product placements in comics, and at #1 (as it should be) is the Subway comic starring Michael Phelps, Apollo Ohno and your beloved Nastia.

    She’s even drawn in typical comic book style, huge knockers. You’ll have to scroll down as there are 2 entries before it.

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