Archive for October, 2019

Nastia Liukin, headlines group that allegedly ” illegally transferred money” into foundation to avoid liability of sexual abuse victims….

October 19, 2019

Disclaimer

Article

Don’t blame me. I just report the info, albeit, 11 days late. Guess I need to pay better attention to gymnastics outside of worlds πŸ™‚

But according to this guys tweet, Nastia Liukin’s name is second on the list of people who ran the foundation accused of transferring millions into their group after finding out about what Nassar had done.

What a small world. Am I the only one who finds it odd that her being part of this group isn’t a story outside of some tweet by some guy I’ve never heard of????

And according to SeriouslySadie further down the tweets…

Keith Douglas was on the USAG board…Gary Anderson started Geddert as a coach and Morris was treasurer for USAG before this… Hewett was cfo of USAG for 33 years

I know , my headline sounds like it belongs on the front page of the National Enquirer but I am literally just reporting the news. Nastia’s name is second on that list. Only behind, Jim Morris and is the only name anyone would recognize that watches gymnastics ( Tho I know Larissa Fontaine too but only die hard’s remember her)

As for me personally I can see why USAG tried to save money for the future. This organization has to run on something. Money doesn’t grow on tree’s.

I have wondered for years why it is USAG feels the need to promote Nastia. The meet she has that qualifies to it’s own cup ran by USAG. Her hiring at NBC which you KNOW, they had a hand in. I never got it. I get it now.

Here is the tweet with the list of names….

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So I did some digging on This guy Manley. He’s a lawyer and apparently had been harassing Terin Humphry to the point she had to get her lawyers involved so he would leave her alone. Someone sent me this screen cap awhile ago and I don’t remember if I used it on the blog or mentioned it in the comments but here is what Terin posted on her facebook page.

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2019 World Championships: Event Finals. Day 1 AND 2

October 11, 2019

Live Results

Video
The All Around
The Balance Beam situation

Vault and Bars Results

Vault Results

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1.Simone Biles,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 15.399
2.Jade Carey,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 14.883
3. Elissa Downie,
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ – 14.816
4. Shallon Olsen,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦- 14.733
5. Qi Qi,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³- 14.65
6. Alexa Moreno,
πŸ‡²πŸ‡½- 14.633
7. Lilia Akhaimova,
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί- 14.366
8. Yeo Seojeong,
πŸ‡°πŸ‡·- 14.183

Uneven Bar Results

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1. Nina Derwael,
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ – 15.233
Rebecca Downie,
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§- 15.0
Sunisa Lee,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ- 14.8
4. Angelina Melnikova,
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί – 14.733
5. Simone Biles,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 14.7
6. Daria Spiridonova,
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί – 14.633
7. Liu Tingting,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ – 14.4
8. Elisabeth Seitz,
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ – 13.566

Beam

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1.Simone Biles,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 15.066
2.Liu Tingting,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ – 14.433 πŸ₯‰
3.Li Shijia,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ – 14.3
4. Kara Eaker,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 14.0
5. MΓ©lanie de Jesus dos Santos,
πŸ‡«πŸ‡· – 13.966
6. Flavia Saraiva,
πŸ‡§πŸ‡· – 13.4
7. Sarah Voss,
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ – 13.266
8. Anne-Marie Padurariu,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ – 11.933

Floor

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1.Simone Biles,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 15.133
2.Sunisa Lee,
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ – 14.133
3.Angelina Melnikova,
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί – 14.066
4. Saraiva,
πŸ‡§πŸ‡·- 13.966
5. de Jesus dos Santos,
πŸ‡«πŸ‡· – 13.833
6. Popa,
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ – 13.8
7. Moors,
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ – 13.6
8. Akhaimova,
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί – 13.5

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Start Lists

Balance Beam

LI Shijia CHN
PADURARIU Anne-Marie CAN
VOSS Sarah GER
DE JESUS DOS SANTOS Melanie FRA
LIU Tingting CHN
EAKER Kara USA
BILES Simone USA
SARAIVA Flavia BRA

ALT:
KINSELLA Alice GBR
MELNIKOVA Angelina RUS

Floor-

DE JESUS DOS SANTOS Melanie FRA
AKHAIMOVA Liliia RUS
POPA Roxana ESP
LEE Sunisa USA
MELNIKOVA Angelina RUS
SARAIVA Flavia BRA
DERWAEL Nina BEL
BILES Simone USA
MOORS Brooklyn CAN

ALT:
VOLLEMAN Tisha NED STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI

Vault Start lists:

DOWNIE Elissa GBR
BILES Simone USA
QI Qi CHN
YEO Seojeong KOR
OLSEN Shallon CAN
MORENO Alexa MEX
AKHAIMOVA Liliia RUS
CAREY Jade USA

ALT: STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI BLACK Elsabeth CAN KIM Su Jong PRK

Uneven Bars

BILES Simone USA
DOWNIE Rebecca GBR
LEE Sunisa USA
SEITZ Elisabeth GER
MELNIKOVA Angelina RUS
LIU Tingting CHN
SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS
DERWAEL Nina BEL

ALT: TANG Xijing CHN DE JESUS DOS SANTOS Melanie FRA PONTLEVOY Claire FRA

2019 Worlds. LIVE BLOGGING the competition with no sound

October 9, 2019

Results

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1.Simone Biles 58.999
2.Tang Xijing 56.899
3.Angelina Melnikova 56.399

*** With Ellie hurt, Kara is the reserve on beam

I have the sound down. I can’t listen to Nastia.

I started my day with Melnikova on vault. I missed Simone and Suni and Nina

Judges took lots off Lillia on bars for her form issues.

How do people watch a video and live blog at the same time? This is demn near impossible. Maybe I should put my cup of tea down πŸ™‚

12.800 for Giula on bars

It’s also kind of impossible to watch without sound. I get bored and forget what I’m doing but the alternative is listening to , it, and her voice grates on my last nerve.

I’m sick of Moors ( Pink, Canada, really? ) You need to add some code whoring into this floor routine to get in medal contention. Plus I never realized how low her tumbling and bad her form is until I just watched it in slow motion.

Dear Simone, Thanks for not wearing pink. Love, G.T.T. p.s.- Is that purple ?

I hate this good RX commercial where the mother can’t afford her kids medicine but has a 1000 dollar smart phone that costs 120 a month..

Yes, As you can tell not really in the mood to live blog. It’s early. I’m on vacation.

I’ll probably never admit this again but Ellie black is growing on me. She is still here even though I have written her off for years. She isn’t like the rest of these , media driven, teens. Her videos on instagram aren’t as annoying as everyone else.

Suni is off bars. I’m done. #WORSTWORLDSEVER 13.133 (Not bad score for a fall. she needs to hit beam)

Simone’s leo is actually white, tinted a color with red , white and blue sparkles. I kind of like it.

Hit bar routine for Simone. A little slow on the low bar there …

I NEED Suni to hit beam. I need to see what she gets for a hit routine.

I still can’t tell the Chinese apart but one of them just messed up her bars.
HEY CHOW, Shang Chunsong is consistent and a GREAT team leader πŸ™‚

Without the fall, Suni would be only 4 tenths behind Simone.

Simone’s score is a little high, IMO. 14.733 (8.533) 6.2

Nice routine for the second Chinese girl. Pink and purple, China? Really?

Flavia hit beam. One tiny bobble and a small bobble. If that doesn’t hit the 14’s, WE RIOT!!!

Melnikova, you were doing so well. Two messy mistakes. 13.900

YAY, Flavia got a 14. We don’t have to riot.

The evil bars is killing everyone. Melanie, is off. Sigh. I looked away. Did she fall a second time?


Just so you remember, there is an asterisk next to any , silver or bronze, AA medal because Mai Murakami isn’t here.

Did I mention that if Suni had hit bars she would only be like 4/5 tenths off Simone’s lead???? I think I , might have πŸ™‚

Nina Derwael is not an all arounder and I’m sick of one event keeping people in AA competitions. I thought we ended that years ago???

Suni off beam in warm up on the same damn skill. I wish the beam would leave, Suni, alone.

Two bobbles for Simone. Not big ones but she shouldn’t get credit for that connection. Only the full in for a dismount and very close to the beam. That shouldn’t get the same score she got in qualifying but judges be judging so….

My feed froze. Trying to reboot. FUNNY HOW THE COMMERCIALS NEVER FREEZE

14.633 for Simone. Only a 6.2 start value but still a big over score .

Chinese gymnast ( and yes I know I should know their damn names by now but even though I usually love china as a team I just am not a huge fan of any of them individually. That was, Li Shijia. A few bobbles then 4 or so steps back on the dismount. What a way to throw it all away.

Beautiful beam by Tang. She shuffled her feet after a leap but other wise, that was beautiful. Also missed one connection but… CANT WAIT, to see how the judges screw her here…

Labored bars by Moors but she stayed on.

DON’T SCREW THIS UP, MELNIKOVA

Taking forever for Tangs beam score. Fixing the competition much, judges????

Not a big fan of the Japanese leotards BUT AT LEAST THEY WERE THEIR FLAGS COLORS.

14.600 for Tang on beam. That sure took a log time. Well deserved. That routine was better than Simone’s beam routine.

WOW. Best beam routine of Melnikova’s career. SO PROUD OF HER. That was awesome. Even better than team finals routine.

Nice floor for Flavia. She almost stepped OOB but saved it.

COME ON SUNI. DON’T MESS UP BEAM

Li Shijia beam score raised to a 14.000.

Melnikova only got a 14 on beam. BLAH. That was the best routine of her life.

THEY DIDN’T SHOW SUNI ON BEAM SO WE COULD WATCH SEITZ ON FLOOR? WTF, USA FEED

I put the sound on for a half a second and did I hear Nastia say, combination package about Elli Black.lol

Nina got a 13.500 in prelims on vault so I don’t think Suni can pass her. That’s a shame but you can’t fall on your best event. Melnikova needs to hit and she can pass her.

Nice routine for Li Shijia. Huge first pass. 13.300

Great routine by Tang. she nailed every pass but her double tuck ( step) but that was a huge hit for her. Well done. 13.600

Seitz is having a great competition competing at home. Love her happiness.

Proud of the Chinese gymnasts.

Nice routine for Melnikova. Big step back on her double pike but the rest was solid.

Ellie got hurt on vault. Didn’t see it. Saw the replay. She landed short.

Melnikova into second. 14.066 She’s happy.

A 13.600 for a piked Yurchenko and a huge bounce? Happy judging, Nina.

Nice routine by Suni. Everyone else went up in score so she should too. Nope, 14.200.

Time for the Queen….

Too much power on a triple double. Only Simone.lol OOB with both feet, OOB twice more. 14.400

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Trying to get my VPN fixed so I don’t have to sit through Nastia ( I don’t think I can handle Nastia anymore) I thought it was at 4 pm eastern time but it’s on apparently at 10 AM which might be too early for me. We will see.

Live Results
Live video
Live Video 2
(The first video doesn’t load for me but this one does)

The All Around
(Didn’t tweet during team events. Boo)

Pamchenko Twitter
( Has some video up quickly during meet)

The BB Situation will probably, live blog

Funny tweet with Mo Huilan being bitchy

Khorkina being Khorkina.lol

Vault:

Melanie
Suni
Simone
LI Shijia
TANG Xijing
Melnikova

Bars:
Elisabeth Seitz
Ellie Black
Nina Derwael
Giorgia Villa
Lililia Akhaimova
Flavia Saraiva

HBO Europe made a video about Raducan trying to get her AA medal back.

The link to the preview

In that video, Simona asks to stop the camera and Andreea calls, Simona “her colleague ” and the best part is the doctor trying to sell Andreea that he gave her the medicine ” by accident” which is bull shit. Romania knew the rules and tried to cheat because their gymnasts were sick. I’m sure a lot of gymnasts had colds but didn’t get relief. This would have made a great blog because I have so many opinions πŸ™‚

USA wins 2019 Team Gold

October 7, 2019

Full Team Results

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Video
Results and Live Scoring
( Slide down the page for the results and live scoring because I can’t find the direct link)

Quick Hits by, the All Around

USAG’s page that doesn’t have a link.

US Line up

VT: McCallum, Carey, Biles
UB: McCallum, Biles, Lee
BB: Eaker, Lee, Biles
FX: Lee, Carey, Biles

According to the Start list above ( You have to download to see so I can’t link it) the teams will rotate together and go one by one from each team. Us is with China. Not sure if this is what they are doing but that is what it says.

LIVE BLOGGING the 2019 qualifications: Team USA and Brazil

October 5, 2019

Team

Event Finals

All Around

1.Simone Biles – USA
15.066 14.733 14.800 14.833 59.432
2. Sunisa Lee- USA
14.566 15.000 13.400 14.200 57.166
3. Melanie De jesus dos santos
14.600 14.600 13.616 13.966 56.782
4. Angelina Melnikova RUS
14.433 14.700 13.366 14.100 56.599
Two per Countried out

5. Grace McCallum USA
14.566 14.641 12.933 13.766 55.906

Event Finals

Vault

1- Jade Carey USA
15.300 15.100 Ave: 15.200
2- Simone Biles USA
15.066 15.333 AVE: 15.199
3- Alexa Moreno MEX
14.900 14.733 AVE: 14.816
4- Elissa Downie GBR
14.466 15.100 AVE: 14.783
5- Yeo Seojeong KOR
14.933 14.600 AVE: 14.766
6- Shallon Olsen CAN
14.833 14.533 AVE: 14.683
7- Lilia Akhaimova RUS
14.733 14.633 14.533 AVE:
8 Qi Qi CHN
14.533 14.666 AVE: 14.599
ALT- 9- Giulia Steingruber SUI
15.066 13.900 AVE: 14.483

Bars

1. Derwael (BEL) 15.141
2. Spiridonova (RUS) 15.016
3. Lee (USA) 15.000
4. Seitz (GER) 14.800
5. Downie R. (GBR) 14.800
6. Liu (CHN) 14.766
7. Biles (USA) 14.733
8. Melnikova (RUS) 14.700
ALT
9. De Jesus dos Santos Melanie 14.600

Beam

1. Biles (USA) 14.800
2. Li (CHN) 14.500
3. Liu (CHN) 14.300
4. Saraiva (BRA) 13.700
5. de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) 13.616
6. Voss (GER) 13.600
7. Black (CAN) 13.533
8. Padurariu (CAN) 13.500

Floor

1. Biles (USA) 14.833
2. Lee (USA) 14.200
3. Melnikova (RUS) 14.100
4. De Jesus dos Santos (FRA) 13.966
5. Akhaimova (RUS) 13.933
6. Saraiva (BRA) 13.833
7. Popa (ESP) 13.800
8. Derwael (BEL) 13.600

Results and Quick hits at, The All Around’s twitter

Start Lists
Live Scoring
Video
(Only some )
Live video ****

Live Results

[All Around][Team]
[Vault][Bars][Beam][Floor]

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For those who can’t watch , this twitter has some videos put up rather quickly.

No commentating, Rocks the Casbah. Please, let there be no commentary.

Those Leotards look purple. They are ugly. They had some great training videos and choose this for actual competition? (Yuck)

Could be worse. They could be Brazil IN PINK?
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Less then a point between Suni and Simone. Suni has 8 tenths on, Grace.

Beam

Grace- Missed her foot. Off on beam. 5.500 7.433 12.933

Suni- off on beam (two foot layout) 6.200 7.200 13.400

(Flavia hit floor) 13.833

Beam judges like the US.

Kara- Two bobbles . A couple questionable beam connections but she stayed on.
5.800 8.066 13.866

(Only 5.8 start value. They deducted her missed connections)

Simone- great routine for Simone. Stuck the double double as a, FU, to the FIG.lol
14.800 8.300 6.500

Eaker has an inquiry in.

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Uneven Bars:

Kara- Lots of feet issues but decent handstands from this angle. Dismount close to the bars. Slight missed handstands ( last 2)- 5.500 8.500 14.000

Grace- Some handstand issues but she stayed on. Nice routine for her.
6.100 8.541 14.641

Simone- one of her better routines. Slight handstand issues and form breaks, judges will ignore. 6.200 8.533 14.733

Sunisa- Great routine. some leg separations. A little bit wishy washy, full twisting pak but other wise, well done.
6.400 8.600 15.000

Bar judges also seem to be ignoring execution in this rotation.

Flavia hit beam. One small wobble but that was awesome for her. Come on judges, don’t screw this up.
13.400 7.900 5.500
Boo. Stupid judges.

SCORE CHANGED

13.700
7.900
5.800

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Vault:

Sunisa- DTY: Very little distance. Preflight issues. Near nailed. 5.400 9.166 14.566

Grace- DTY: Step on landing. Better distance than Sunida. Same score as Suni

Jade-
VT 1- Messy form. Feet apart. Her typical vaulting- Chang
( What are the judges watching) 9.3 execution (15.300)

VT 2- Amanar. Step. Same form. 15.100

Simone-

VT 1- Chang. Big step, off to side. Feet together. 3 tenth deduction. 15.066
Average: 15.200

VT 2- Amanar- Step on landing but her height and distance is freaking insane. 15.300
Average: 15.199

Jade ahead of Simone is a complete joke. Even the 3 tenth deduction just watch the form. Simone has slight feet separation but how do these judges not see, Jade’s issues? Simone got no credit for her height and distance and form. These judges should lose their job.

Someone tell NBC to do a vault comparison for Simone and Jade

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Floor:

Grace- Nailed double double.Looked like both toes were out in second pass but no mention of it being. Small steps on both last passes but a great routine for her. 5.600 8.166 13.766

Sunisa- Double double, double layout. Great , triple then double wolf. Small step on last pass. Great routine for Suni. 5.700 8.500 14.200

Jade- Messy landings but the camera work didn’t see if she stepped OOB. One we saw. Replay shows she did the same in this first pass. 6.300 8.100 -0.2 14.200

SUNI KNOCKS JADE OUT OF FLOOR FINALS

Simone- Small steps on each pass. Triple double was huge (OOB) and another OOB but this was actually one of her more controlled routines. She didn’t leap out of her Biles…. 6.600 8.433 -0.2 14.833

Brazil has some solid Vaults. All with steps but who sticks vaults anymore??? (Simone, maybe)

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For those interested, Laney Madsen finished 154th
Vault score was 13 something. Rest were in the 11’s except on bars where she received a 5.166 with a 2.4 start value. She had to have fallen 3 times for that score and start value.

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Woke up to news of my girl Daria Spiridonova hitting her bar routine. My God she looked so nervous before she started. I didn’t know what she was going to do but she hit and , oh look, Rocio, she made bar finals πŸ™‚

If Russia can keep hitting in team finals, Aliya Mustafina might have , lazied her way out of an Olympic birth.

See you at 2 Pm eastern time.

2019 World championships : Qualifications

October 4, 2019

Results and Quick hits at, The All Around’s twitter

Start Lists
Live Scoring
Video
(Only some )
Live video ****

Live Results

[All Around][Team]
[Vault][Bars][Beam][Floor]

Day 1 Qualification, Team Results

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There is no link for Full results so far but here is, the All Arounds, link to the top Event Finals after day one.

All Around, after day 1

Perhaps my favorite thing of the day is Brooklyn Moors “inquired” about her score and they lowered it.lol I love judges and I’m fine with this. It should work both ways. If you’re going to “inquire” expect lowering if you didn’t complete the skill. It will save on a lot of complaints.

Some Canadian Routines

Some French routines

2019 World Championship Podium Training

October 1, 2019

First we will start with the Biles, whatever on beam only getting a tenth of a bump on the full in. People are actually trying to sell that the Gymnastics world is against Simone ( Rolling eyes) Give me a break. They are clearly trying to discourage someone like Angelina Melnikova from throwing this and killing herself. Simone is a freak of nature. Her ability to throw the double double off a freaking beam and land with her chest up, on her feet is something only she is capable of yet it won’t stop some other gymnast from attempting it and ending up paralyzed like Sang Lan.

The triple double will be rated a J.

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No Mai. No Kohei, No Daria (alleged alternate, blah) Skinner , most likely alternate (blah) I’m already hating this worlds.

USAG’S site for Worlds
US Videos by NBC

The Balance Beam situation did quick hits.

US, other teams
Russia, Other teams

I was looking for info on who is the US team’s alt but the US didn’t have anyone be last according to the BBS quick hits. Eaker was first up on Vault and Floor.

Gymnovosti has some videos

Some Individual routines….

Gymcastic playlist

USA Entire line up
[Vault] [Bars] [ Beam] [Floor]

Mykayla Skinner

[Floor]
[Vaults]
[Beam]

Jade Carey
[Beam]
[Vaults]
[Bars]
[Floor]

Grace McCallum
[Beam]
[Vault]
[Floor]

Kara Eaker
[Beam]
[Floor]

Simone Biles
[Vault]
[Bars]
[Beam]
[Floor]

Sunisa Lee

[Floor]
[Bars]

Brazil

Flavia Saraiva : [Floor]

Russia

Angelina Melnikova
[Bars]
[Beam]
[Floor]

Anastasiia Agafonova
[Bars]

Maria Paeska
[Vault]

Lilia Akhaimova
[Floor]

Mexico

Elsa Garcia
[Beam]

Romania

Denisa Golgota

[Beam]

France

Melanie de Jesus dos Santos
[Floor]

MY Thoughts

STOP THE STRIPPER MUSIC

: No one better ever whine about Skinner’s leaps and jumps after the angle of this video proving Carey’s are ten million times worse. It’s not an event she should be used for in team finals and I get that but the hypocrisy lives in the minds of certain people. That’s all I’m saying…

: You suck, Forester for not giving us clue’s who the alternate is. This is info we need to know.

: Can you sub in a gymnast after prelims at Worlds? I know it isn’t allowed at the Olympics but they were going to sub in, Anna Lee for bars until Marta found out about Nastia’s “comeback” in 2011 ?????

: Simone needs to work on her handstands. This angle shows all her flaws but at least she keeps her legs together on most of her skills.

Who has the video of Suni on beam?????