Archive for November, 2018

Letter to my future self

November 29, 2018

Take 10 minutes out of your life and watch this video. It made me cry, twice. This is the cutest thing I have seen in awhile. And what does this have to do with gymnastics? Nothing really but the little girl who plays younger Candace ( Kayden Magnuson) is a gymnast in Canada and she has killer toe point, so there.

My favorite part of the video starts at 7.55. The 8 year old Candace reminds me so much of my niece when she was little. No cares in the world, happy, smiles all the time. So full of life. I have pictures and video of her acting silly and goofy and now that she’s older that part of her is completely gone. It makes me sad. At 8 everyone gets along there are no real bullies. Everyone gets invited to every birthday party. No one feels left out. There are no jealous little bitch neighbors who borrow your Ipod and send nasty tweets to boys because they are jealous you get all the attention and they don’t. There is no stress at school. No best friend betrayals.

Let me know if you watch the video.

Every few years Krystal Uzelac attempts a comeback. Here is her latest. She looks pretty good for an old lady. The improvement if you watch from the beginning is pretty amazing.

The next USA “IT” girl for skating? Okay so I heard good things and went and watched, part of her LP and was bored. Just didn’t get the hype and you know how Skating and Gymnastics fans LOVE to over hype the next “it” girl but I decided to go watch her SP and now I get it. She’s got some potential but you know how I feel about the word, potential. I read somewhere she has some jump issues so we’re not talking the next Olympic gold medalist but with the way skating is going in the US she might be around awhile. Trust me this is a positive opinion with teh way US skaters have been since the retirement of the Kween.

Latest camp info according to Forster’s facebook ( thanks for the info, Gypsy)

Physical Abilities Test winners: Kayla DiCello (Hills), Sloane Blakely (WOGA), Lilly Lippeat (CGA.) Jordan Chiles has been named to the National team.

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Turnier der Meister

November 22, 2018

Finals

Vault and Bars

Beam and Floor

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USA-Gymnastics photo. Vault Finals

Prelims Results
Vault and bars

Beam and floor

No Amanar for Jade Carey? Why is she even here?

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

This National team camp article made me laugh.

US Olympic committee makes a move to decertify USA-Gymnastics

November 5, 2018

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I know this will be discussed so here you go. Discuss. At least they waited til Worlds was over.

 USOC’s statement

Now for MY opinion. Unless you are going to give the person you put in charge a chance to do their job, you might as well end USA-Gymnastics and start over.

Kerry Perry quit because she wasn’t allowed to do her job and Bono quit because she knew that no matter what she did, someone was going to find fault with it. Both woman were put in a, no win situation and never had a fair shot at accomplishing anything.

I do find it ironic that the USOC wants to do something, now! The abuse happening in the sport of gymnastics has been happening, a very long time and they sat on their butts and did nothing, until the Apocalypse happened.

USA-Gymnastics response to the USOC…


Here is what will happen if USAG is decertified
according to this, Yahoo article.

If anyone from USA-Gymnastics is brought to the new organization, why even bother?

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A cute article on Chen Yile As someone who HATES spiders just like Chen Yile, I once took a shower , multiple days in a row, with a spider because I didn’t want to jinx the Red Sox during the playoffs in 2013. TMI , I felt like sharing 🙂

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Chusovitnia should be hired as the athletes rep for the US. This is EXACTLY what the athletes rep should be doing and no, just because the gymnasts want something doesn’t mean it should be implemented but having someone to bounce things off of is a good idea.

2018 World Championships : Event Finals. Day 2

November 2, 2018

Live Results

Start Lists

2018 World Championships : Event Finals. Day 1

November 1, 2018

Day 1

Live Results (Both days)

Start Lists

Day 2

Start Lists

Right now I’m making them the same blog. Might change it later.

MY OPINION

Results

Vault
Uneven Bars

I saw Nina, Simone and Morgan on bars. What happened to the judges caring about handstands? Simone and Nina missed almost all of their handstands and the judges didn’t seem to care. The FIG highlight video shows it very clearly. Yeah I know they only deduct to a certain degree but the low bar Simone handstand was way off and Nina herself was way off on a few.

I saw Simone’s vaults with her, throw back to the 80’s leotard ,which she changed for Uneven Bar finals but that’s it so far for that event.( Add Chusovitna to the list now. Just saw hers) She was very underrotated. The one event of Simone’s I never get bored watching is her vaults but this year they have been as chucked as everyone else’s have been. At least at Worlds. Her form has been an issue too. Aimee come back. these Woga wanna be’s are trying to take everything I liked about Simone away……

You know I don’t even have the energy to go look for videos. I know I complained about last years worlds but I will never complain again. This has to be the most boring Worlds I have ever watched. The difference with Kohei and his gymnastics is so beautiful to watch and he gets lowballed with the judges but even when Simone is a mess these judges don’t seem to care.