Oksana the Prod Killer

Not bad. Not bad at all.


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104 Responses to “Oksana the Prod Killer”

  1. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Chuso’s picture should be in the Oxford’s dictionary next to the word “awesomeness”. That woman is amazing. She needs a good tribute and an award named after her when she finally retires (when she is sixty, I suppose).

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I have for years actually been planning on writing a blog titled things everyone else loves but I don’t and Oksana is the top of that list. She switches countries to get these Olympics spots (whatever the reason is irrelevant ) so I have never been as in love with her so called longevity as everyone else but after this video and that landing I have to take her off that list, If she competes this and lands it as well as she did in that video. That was pretty amazing.

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Everyone can have their own opinions about her changing countries and form and other things people dislike about Oksana, of course. But to do things like this at her age and continuing at a top level in this sport more than twenty years after her debut is really amazing in my book. I can’t help but admire her and her determination.

        And please, write that post. Can we make suggestions?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Yes you may make suggestions if i ever end up writing the blog. Maybe when the Olympic year drama has died down.

    • dianajc99 Says:

      how old is this video? I thought she abandoned the produnova after worlds?

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        This is brand new, the coaches are at international gymnastics camp for training and I’m pretty sure she’s working there to make $$ and training for the olympics.

  2. Katie Says:

    Can someone do a “where are they now” on Produnova? Where is she?

  3. Exgymgurl Says:

    https://www.facebook.com/elena.produnova?hc_location=ufi Her real Facebook page

  4. dianajc99 Says:

    [video src="https://igcdn-videos-b-3-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/13111664_2012534628972183_95210090_n.mp4" /]

  5. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Arabian Punch Front posted a review of the second chinese test event: http://arabianpunchfront.tumblr.com/post/144166933700/chinas-second-internal-test-a-brief-overview.

  6. H Says:

    Here is one playlist PT CHN nationals 2016

  7. Tortuga Says:

    Rumor on tumblr is that Larisa posted a snapchat with an ice pack on her finger and said she would be in a cast for three more weeks :/ Ugh, I really want Larisa to have have her deserved spot in Rio.

    • Exgymgurl Says:

      I’m sorry how is it deserved if she can’t compete or if she’s too injured to do well. Now we know why cata is training bars and most likely planning to compete AA in Rio. I don’t see how they can give it to Larissa if she doesn’t compete at Euros and isn’t ready by Rio. I can see Romania putting both of them on a plane to Brazil.

      • Tortuga Says:

        If she is too injured I completely understand. The shape she has been in throughout the quad would seem to make her the most qualified, without the injury of course. She hasn’t had much of a break in her career, much like Kyla she kept training where Cata was able to rest and enjoy life more. Things were starting to look up for Larisa after 2014 and 2015 worlds. I’m sure it must be so hard that a damn finger is holding her back from training right now. She was too injured to compete well in the AA in London and now it’s looking like she will miss out completely in Rio. Just bad timing for someone who has stuck around through such hard times. End sob story.

      • gymbot Says:

        I agree with Tortuga. Ioradache is better on all four events, her health is the only issue. And beyond that, I will root for Iordache to beat Ponor in whatever qualification requirements are decided because after the Olympics, Ponor will leave, but Iordache could still yet stay and help to rebuild the team. No guarantees on Iordache, but I’m certain Ponor wont stick around.

      • gymbot Says:

        Meh, nevermind. See below

  8. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Sanne Wevers’ beam routine at IAG last weekend. She had a 6.6 difficulty and a score of 15.500.

  9. dianajc99 Says:


    ? wonder who tried to poacher, no shortage of elite coaches in TX.

    • Exgymgurl Says:

      One thing with the national team system and the hopes / tops camps the coaches get the training they need to help their athletes, and the specialty coaches can help fill in the training gaps. It’s a total win win. Everyone gets mihais help on vault / floor and everyone gets woman’s help on bars. Marta’s job has just become to get everyone working the code to the highest potential with the easiest lowest risk skills
      There’s really no need to poach athletes unless they are unhappy or a coach really isn’t working well with them anymore. I can see Gabby not being the best fit with Norah, Rachel, and Victoria at Chows… I can see all those that have left MLT as no longer believing that’s a good fit. I think MLT is great with juniors but not senior athletes.
      The whole Kyla situation: from the comments Howie and Jenny made it almost felt like they wrote her off because of her growth spurt and stopped believing in her. She could have left in 2014 and ended up in a much better place with a coach that would have been willing to help her transition the height.

  10. Ilanchik20 Says:

    Anyone knows Romanian?


    Romanian newspaper is reporting that Larisa needs another surgery so Cata will be going to Rio.

    • gymbot Says:

      Super damn.

      Paraphrased: After a poor showing in the qualification for Rio, Romania will only have one athlete attend the games, which is lamented.

      For only one spot, there are two potential athletes: Ponor and Iordache. The Federation initially wanted to organize a contest, but “the situation in general” became simplified as [Iordache] suffered an injury and a setback in recovery.

      Larissa traveled to Vienna for surgery of a fractured finger, but the recovery did not go as expected and she required additional surgery. For this reason, the spot at the Games will go to our only remaining representative, Catalina Ponor.

      At 28 years old, Ponor will attend her Third Olympics, after 2004 and 2012. She was a triple Olympic champion in Athens 12 years ago. Ponor and Dragulescu are veterans of the Romanian gymnastic team.

    • dianajc99 Says:

      I’m taking it with a grain of salt. I have seen nothing about it from the romanian newspaper you can access online.

    • Tortuga Says:

      Le sigh. I’m almost ready to just get Rio over with. And with the spread of the Zika virus health officials are urging the games to be postponed or moved to previous locations, like London or Beijing. I doubt anything will be changed though.

      Rio looks like it will be a low year for gymnastics. Musty and Vika aren’t in top shape, Iordache is probably out, Gabby will definitely be there and probably in the all around. I just really need Simone to win the AA and I can be happy. Everything else is take or leave at this point.

    • Rocío Martínez López Says:

      Flogymnastics also said that Cata is going to Rio, with the same information that gymbot have reported: http://www.flogymnastics.com/article/41746-catalina-ponor-expected-to-represent-romania-in-rio. I am still holding out hope for Iordache, but if she is injuried and unable to train less than 100 days before the Olympics, I don’t think she can go. The same with Komova.

      • dianajc99 Says:

        I think it would depend on how injured her finger/hand is.
        If she were to go as a 3 evener she still has as much medal potential as ponor.

    • dianajc99 Says:

      so far that’s the only paper with this news, the 2 national sports newspapers have nothing.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I don’t think it’s true either.

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Her relapse of the hand’s injury is true. She published it in Twitter or Tumblr herself with the tag that she has “three more weeks of this”. What I don’t think it is true is that the Romanian federation had made a decision regarding their gymnast chosen for Rio. I don’t think they have made a decision yet. They have time to spare. They can see in the Europeans how Cata does in a major competition after allegedly improving after the Test Event and several weeks to see how Larissa does. But her reinjuring herself less than 100 days before the Olympics after being injuried for months beforehand…it doesn’t look good.

  11. Gymnast41 Says:

    Can someone please tell me why Aly and Simone are gonna be wasting their time with nastia and gabby on this post-Olympic tour? I thought it’d be the last thing aly would do after last time…

  12. dianajc99 Says:

    the zmeskal interview is pretty good.

    • Cupquaked Says:

      That thing is like 2 hours long…care to give us the tl:dw version? Ha

      • dianajc99 Says:

        I didn’t watch it in one sitting.
        just some old stories of how she started, going through barcelona,
        How she was more upset about the worlds miss than balie.
        She did touch on the moceanu classics snub.

    • H Says:

      where is it?

    • Katie Says:

      I loved this, thanks for posting! Watching Zmeskal and the Karolyi six pack in the early 90s was how i started being a gymnastics fan so I love any insight into those days. She didn’t spill anything juicy, though. Even the Kerri Strug drama was glossed over.

      Her response to the Moceanu question was good. She said she had known Dominique a long time and she felt horrible but she couldn’t look at the decision from a personal level but that Dominique had not fulfilled the requirements to compete. There were other gymnasts who had had scored better than Dominique and competed all four events and they missed the cut off as well and that her decision was strictly objective. Dave kindof made a little dig when presenting the question to Kim about how it doesn’t seem that Dominique ever got over the Classics situation how she has had a grievance against USAG ever since, which is true.

      • dianajc99 Says:

        If I remember correctly Domi had something in writing from USA gym, stating that she only had to do a camp and compete 1 event at classics to go to nationals.
        If thats true they screwed her over.

      • G Says:

        Yeah that’s what she said in her book, that they gave her requirements that she did fulfill but then afterward they changed them.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        From what I remember she was pissed because she could have done one event and qualified but she was never told that. Fact is she has no business being there and wanted to get in on her name. Honestly she had a beef but I hate her phony sorry ass so I find it funny. Yes I know. It’s mean 🙂

  13. Melanie Says:

    Is this recent? It was just uploaded a few days ago. I NEED Maggie to crush Gabby at trials.

  14. Guest Says:

    Shawn released the wedding video in her YouTube channel. 🙂

  15. dianajc99 Says:

    you know as much as I love musty and komova, I’m begging to think Russia deserves to be banned from Rio.

    • gymbot Says:


      • Guest Says:

        Russia is accused of cheating on drug test involving at least 15 athletes during Sochi Olympics. But I wouldn’t be shocked if it is a truth.

      • Ilanchik20 Says:

        There was a piece on Russia’s doping on 60 minutes on Sunday. The whistle-blower lives in the U.S now. It seemed it was mostly track n field but who knows.

      • dianajc99 Says:

        I find it amusing that they doped there entire sochi women’s hockey team and they still finished 6th

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        lol It’s the same in baseball. Some of these guys cheating are batting 150 it’s like dude, how bad are you without the drugs.lol

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        Didn’t one of the Russian dudes already get a positive this year for meldonium?

      • Ilanchik20 Says:

        Yeah, Nikolai Kuksenkov did. But wada (the world anti-doping agency) has lifted his suspension already because it’s unclear how long the drug stays in your system after use. Nikolai and Russia mag doctor says no one has used meldonium since August but it seems iffy since he tested positive in March. The company who makes meldonium says the drug can remain in the system for “several months.” They wouldn’t verify anything else.

        But for now, he is allowed to compete.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Any clue what this stuff is supposed to do to help you?

      • Ilanchik20 Says:

        It’s usually prescribed to heart patients so it helps your blood circulate which improves your cardio ability. It doesn’t appear it helped any wag gymnasts lol

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Thanks. I am fine with people getting the benefit of the doubt when they ban a substance mid quad because it’s not really fair to all of a sudden take a legal substance and say, hey it’s now illegal but it seems like they know very little about this drug to be suspending people now. How can you not know how long something stays in your system and suspend people who are caught using it especially when it was not banned 8 months ago.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Thanks. I am fine with people getting the benefit of the doubt when they ban a substance mid quad because it’s not really fair to all of a sudden take a legal substance and say, hey it’s now illegal but it seems like they know very little about this drug to be suspending people now. How can you not know how long something stays in your system and suspend people who are caught using it especially when it was not banned 8 months ago.

  16. JAS4 Says:
  17. Ilanchik20 Says:

    Well there was one. Diana Bulimar got hurt in practice.

  18. Exgymgurl Says:

    Torn Achilles

  19. dianajc99 Says:

    Nastia warning!!

    I did it!!! #NYU2016 🎓💜 @matt_lombardi pic.twitter.com/OKq0ybyycs— Nastia Liukin (@NastiaLiukin) May 15, 2016


    Is it me or does her smile look like one of those stickers you get in the make faces book?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I approved this but I didn’t want too:) I find it hard to believe she graduated when she never spent any time in school but okay.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Her fiancé is dressed the same way as he was at Shawn’s wedding.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I’ve seen professors at Ivy Leagues tweak grades at the end to get a student to pass; no doubt they did that with Nastia so she’d just have a degree from that school. Probably more of an ad campaign on NYU’s part…

  20. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    You can see the Chinese Nationals’ AA here (I didn’t have time to see it. I only know that Shang won):

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