Posts Tagged ‘Ivana Hong’

Injured University: Class of 2016

January 10, 2012

Injured University: Class of 2016….

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Many US gymnasts always injured during their elite careers are joining the College ranks this year. Almost Makes me want to follow it.

Ivana Hong will be competing for Stanford.

So will Sam Shapiro.

Cassie Whitcomb is a freshman at UCLA.

Chelsea Davis is at Georgia

The odds that any of these gymnasts actually makes it through 4 years of College without tripping over a mat and being out 6 month is like 1 in a zillion.

The one hit wonder

Kayla Williams is at Alabama

Other names you might remember

Georgia Dabritz is at Utah

Morgan Steigerwalt is at ASU


Kaitlyn Clark
is with the one hit wonder at Alabama

Rebecca Clark

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Roster Links


Stanford University


University of Georgia
You can praise God for that link (:)

UCLA

Utah

ASU Team with the best hair except if your name is Stephanie

THE CHAMPS, Alabama


Oklahoma
where Natasha is injured again

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Will she or won’t she?

February 4, 2011

We haven’t had a Nastia blog in awhile so lets discuss her comeback. Will she or won’t she. She said she would announce it in 2010. It’s now 2011. According to GGMB she was on the radio the other day and didn’t sound to confident about 2012 but we all know this girl will do anything for attention so down playing would be the norm for her. She also said she is aiming for worlds and Nationals this year. Sorry double talk makes me laugh. She is aiming for Nationals and Worlds but doesn’t think she can make 2012? I don’t understand why people buy the snow this girl shovels. They have plenty of it in Texas right now from what I read.

My guess is her ” announcement” will come when she can get the most publicity. The American Cup is in a month.

I personally think she is going for it. Maybe not full out but very much like she did in 2008. She wants the attention. She wants her name in the middle of this so she can get as much publicity as she can. Then again this is me here and I am always preparing for worst case scenario. Which would be Nastia on team 2012. You know Marta will put her on that team is she can swing a bar and I would hate to see a deserving gymnasts that went all out get screwed so Marta can bitter her way to Shannon Miller’s medal count.

Alicia is off to Jamaica. I guess not training in early 2011 to keep your body fresh for 2012 makes some sense but it isn’t going to help the upgrades she is going to need.

I also have to wonder if maybe Chellsie Memmel is back because she knows something we don’t. MY opinion is she has no chance in hell of making this team if Nastia makes it but that doesn’t mean Chellsie thinks that way. Maybe Chellsie thinks she has a shot even if Nastia is competing.

Shawn made the National team at a camp she said she barely did anything at. Who knows what the hell that is about. Motivating Nastia? Marta playing games with a bunch of kids is totally ridiculous.
That motivating comment came via GGMB via IG.

Has anyone seen the tweets between Nastia and Shawn about camp? They are hilarious. Look these girls do not get along. Playing the friendly role is such a pathetic attempt by both of them to play the game it just makes me laugh. This is like a soap opera. Not even a good one. Like when Jill Farren Phelps wrote One life to live in the late 90 early 2000’s.

Woga Classic via GGMB and The Examiner


http://www.examiner.com/gymnastics-in-national/jordyn-wieber-to-compete-at-woga-Klassik-after-all

Jordan Weiber (Twistars)
Mackenzie Brannan (Capital)
Samantha Partyka (Champion)
Claire Hammen (GKs)
Brandie Jay (GKs)
Rheagan Courville (Gymnasiana)
Ericha Fassbender (Stars Houston)
Ariana Guerra (Stars Houston)
Sophia Lee (WOGA)
McKenzie Wofford (WOGA)
Madison Kocian (WOGA)
Lizzy LeDuc (WOGA)
Katelyn Ohashi (WOGA)
Ivana Hong (WOGA)
Jaclyn McCartin (West Coast Elite)
Hallie Mossett (West Coast Elite)
Emma Sibson (Zenith Elite)

Russia:
Irina Yashina
Anastasiya Marchuk

Canada:
Madeline Gardiner
Victoria Moors
Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto
Anysia Unick

France:
Anne Kuhm
Aurelie Malaussena
Doriane Thobie
Marine Brevet

Mexico:
Mitzi Unda-Sosa
Alexa Moreno
Clarissa Gonzalez
Brenda Areli Medina Nabarro

Australia:
Isis Lowery

and just for fun I took this off IG. Nastia’s latest tweet? Now she is even making excuses for her BS. Gotta love it. Name dropping at ESPN and that idiot Kid Rock.

@ESPN Magazine Party with @KidRock performing….Almost my bedtime already haha & I have training tmrw morning so I can’t stay out too late!

Johnson added to National team.

February 2, 2011

Shawn Johnson was added to the National team . So was Ivana Hong. Nastia was not.

Marta loves Nastia. She wants nothing more then to have her take over the overall medal count from that bitch Shannon Miller for stealing Kim Zmeskal spotlight 18 years ago. If Nastia was even close to being ready on bars she would have her funding back.

Marta is still bitter after all these years so if she chose not to give Nastia her funding there is a reason behind it.

Do you remember when?

November 23, 2010

This is a cute little montage about gymnastics. About how you start out having fun and how it turns into work.

Great idea. Very original. The montage has been awhile but this was the first time I saw it.

Ask me anything- Update

April 20, 2010

I spammed myself and the questions took an hour to be put up. I am still not getting any questions though my friend asked a few they just have not gone through. Looks like this is happening to everyone.

Keep trying maybe they will fix it. Thanks

Aunt Joyce made one of these and while I don’t have his following I thought I would create one of these and see what I get.

So ask away. I might not be online a lot the next 3 days so be patient if I don’t get back to you quickly.

http://www.formspring.me/GymTruthTeller

2nd American Cup girl

February 16, 2010

scam 2

GGMB posted this list a few days ago. Below is a list of the gymnasts Marta is picking from when choosing the second American women to compete at the cup and I am not very happy about this. No offense but the only gymnast on the list I am remotely interested in seeing is Cassie Whitcomb who we all know Marta is never going to chose. I don’t like wasting this much money to see Marta fix the competition to make sure Rebecca Bross wins. Seriously what is Marta’s fixation on Woga gymnasts with bad form?
FYI Tonights LP for Pairs will be over to late for me to comment on. Go Shen and Zhao!!!

Cassie Whitcomb
Mackenzie Caquatto,
Mattie Larson
Aly Raisman
Kytra Hunter.
Ivana Hong

The remaining gymnasts will also be at camp but are not expected to be in consideration for the scam cup

Jana Bieger
Bridgette Caquatto
Sophina DeJesus
Amanda Jetter
Madison Kocian
Chellsie Memmel
Katelyn Ohashi
Samantha Peszek
Kyla Ross WHY NOT?????
Samantha Shapiro
Bridget Sloan
Morgan Smith
Sabrina Vega
Jordyn Wieber Again why not?
Kayla Williams

Here is another version of the banner above. I think I like this one better.

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Bekah throws a temper tantrum and the idiots follow along

December 27, 2009

This is exactly why I make fun of the IG forum and don’t post there.

Here is the gist. Bekah took it upon herself to harass and stalk gymnasts in the name of the IG Message board. Even creating a twitter account for the forum. Now she is complaining because a few people posted in a thread (almost all but one being very respectful) that the Questions she asks the gymnasts are some what stupid and childish (Oh I never said I was respectful.lol) Okay they never used the words I just did but lets face it the questions are pretty easy and straight forward .

NO ONE said a thing about Bekah and nothing was directed at her but she made it all about her. The members vote on the top 5 questions so blaming Bekah for the stupidity of them when it is really a democratic process would be ridiculous. Yet somehow Bekah has made another thing all about her.

I have a friend who is friends with a lot of gymnasts on facebook and I can attest to Bekah and her ass kissing. Same with Martina the mod. They spend more time telling the gymnasts how wonderful they are then living in any reality world with real live people they might know.

At one point in a different thread Bekah talks about several gymnasts refusing to answer questions because they don’t want any negative answers and apparently Chellsie Memmel wasn’t to thrilled about a question about her eating habits (or lack there of. Chellsie made a comment on an HBO special about only eating chicken and fruit and one of the 5 q’s with her asked if that was true. )

The internet has gone insane. There are to many Bekah’s in the world that think because they are “friended” by a gymnast on facebook that they are real friends. This whole 5 Questions in the name of IG Magazine has gone to Bekah’s head where she now thinks she has the right to tell everyone what they can and cannot say or think and it is starting to piss off some of the senior members of the board. The girls and guy that think they run that board have been pretty quiet through this all which makes me wonder if they are just bidding their time til Bekah removes herself from the board because it is obvious that a lot of people can’t stand the girl. Bekah even accused one member of trying to steal her thunder because she interviewed a few gymnasts for her blog.

Kind of makes me laugh when Bekah claim’s she does these 5 questions for the members of the board because it is painfully obvious that Bekah is in this for Bekah.

I love the IG Message board. It really makes me laugh. Some of these people take themselves way to seriously. In order to be biased you have to have some kind of unhealthy attachment to a certain person or thing and how can anyone be attached to what this code has put out the last 3 or so years? The reason I love that board is because of people like Bekah. They make it amusing to read. Kind of like a Shawn fans vs the Nastia fanatic debates that have happened over the last year and a half.

Worlds wrap up

October 19, 2009

So here we go…. (be prepared. Honest me is honest again)

The Good

The entire book of scoring online. Tomorrow I will be downloading this:)

Nastia Liukin NOT being allowed on the floor. She was seen throwing a hissy fit and crying when she couldn’t try and steal the girl’s attention away in the AA. Gotta love it.

Marian Dragulescu won two event finals Gold medals. His two best events (vault and floor) and I was thrilled to see him come back. Last years Olympics must have sucked for him (with the injury) so it was nice to see him not only back but back and even better then before. I do question the execution scores he got on vault though:)

The Chinese. I am going to lump them all together because even though they aren’t perfect they do have some beautiful gymnastics is some area’s and it was nice to see them clean up like they did a year ago (The men)

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: He Kexin She rocks. She is the only BIG reason I am not calling these Worlds a total waste of time.
: Deng Li Lin, After a really rough meet in the AA she hit beam to win in a very weak final but you can only beat who competes so congrats to her
:Yang Yilin It wasn’t her best meet. It wasn’t even a good meet but it was clear she was competing injured. She looks like a different gymnast this year (she grew quite a bit) so in the future I expect her to come back and be the gymnast she is capable of being. I even think she was underscored with all her mistakes here and she and He Kexin are the only gymnasts I will say that about.

Beth Tweddle After falling on her best event in prelims (UB) she was heart broken but she made up for it in the Floor final. No one will ever accuse Beth of being artistic but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something appealing about her routine. So congrats to Beth for over coming the disappointment and winning her first Floor World title.

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Lauren Mitchell She was so happy with the two silver medals she won. They weren’t gold and she even could have a case for the Gold medal on beam over Lilin Deng but she didn’t whine. She didn’t cry age discrimination and she was the first gymnast up to hug and congratulate anyone around. It was nice to see that genuine smile on someones face and not the camera hogging phony smile that some of the American girls in the past 8 years have done.

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Koko Tsurumi AA Bronze medal (under scored on floor) and a UB silver is nothing to scoff at when you are from a Country that doesn’t really get much credit. That means you won these medals on your merit

Kohei Uchimura Everything he does

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The Women’s AA winning without a fall. Great job Bridget Sloan!!!!


Marta Karolyi
not injuring the whole team before they got to compete

The Judges and the execution scores for bad gymnastics. MUCH better then usual.

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The Unfair…

Koko Tsurumi falling in beam finals. IMO the best routine of the competition if she had not fallen on beam.

Rebecca Bross in the AA. I am not a fan but she was more impressive at Worlds then she was at Nationals and falling and losing that way must suck even if winning an AA medal with a fall is a joke.

The 2009 UB final missing Yang Yilin and Beth Tweddle.

Bridget Sloan not making Floor finals. Her AA performance would have won silver or bronze.

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The Bad…..

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Jonathon Horton He should have known better then to come to Worlds not giving 110% in practice. He just didn’t have enough training to compete with the best in the World. Next time he will realize this and come prepared with enough training. I expect this to leave a bad taste in his mouth and he will do really well next year.

Ksnia Smenova’s entire Worlds.

Double backs in TUCK position in floor routines in 2009. They weren’t good enough in 1992 to make floor finals. While you are at it the double pike’s are just as bad.

PINK leotards on AMERICAN gymnasts?

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The Ugly….

Ivana Hong beating Kim Un Hyang in the beam final for the bronze medal. Both had questionable form. Both had a lot of bobbles and both started with 6.000 difficulty score but only one gymnast had a real skill in her routine and it wasn’t Ivana. I have given Ivana a lot of credit on this blog one of the few gymnasts I have given credit but this routine was not worthy of a medal.

China Not sending Jiang Yuayuan to Worlds. She couldn’t be any more injured then Yang Yilin was. Maybe if you had rested her a little this year she would have been fine for Worlds.

That annoying screeching sound they used to let the gymnasts know they had only a few second to get off the apparatus. OMG it nearly knocked me off my chair at my computer. It must have been horrible at the arena.

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The sad….

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Ana Porgras is a lovely gymnast and yes she has more style then a lot of gymnasts competing at Worlds this year but if this is what passes for “elegant” and “beautiful” then the sport is in trouble (which it is) I am not taking away ANY credit from her because she is pretty good gymnast and very young but come on people lets not overreact here. Oh and could she smile a little? This is as close as we got to a smile this week.

Jessica Gil Ortiz Falling on her head in floor finals and what a good start to her routine.

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Results for the women day 2

41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009
London (GBR)
RESULTS
WOMEN’S BEAM FINAL

1 36 DENG Linlin CHN 6.400 8.600 15.000
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 6.300 8.575 14.875
3 152 HONG Ivana USA 6.000 8.550 14.550
4 120 KIM Un Hyang PRK 6.000 8.450 14.450
5 91 PREZIOSA Elisabetta ITA 5.800 8.400 14.200
6 94 TSURUMI Koko JPN 5.700 8.500 0.1 14.100
7 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.400 7.025 13.425
8 37 YANG Yilin CHN 5.600 7.525 13.125

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41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009
London (GBR)
RESULTS
WOMEN’S FLOOR FINAL

1 67 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR 6.100 8.550 14.650
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 5.800 8.750 14.550
3 38 SUI Lu CHN 5.700 8.600 14.300
4 134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS 5.900 8.375 14.275
5 153 BROSS Rebecca USA 5.700 8.425 14.125
5 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 5.500 8.625 14.125
7 36 DENG Linlin CHN 5.400 8.475 13.875
8 39 GIL ORTIZ Jessica COL 0.900 2.075 2.975

Couch gymnast hears the gossip

October 17, 2009

This is a must read. Couch gymnast has a blog and she was sitting neat Marta during the World Championships. Read what she over heard.

Couch Gymnast

Or about Peggy Liddick and Lauren Mitchell’s beam routine. She kind of scoffed at the 6.5 difficulty, and then said ” 6.5? I vould not expect a 6.5 from Peggy”

Anyone else find it hilarious that Marta is mocking Peggy Liddick for difficulty on beam? An obvious dig at Shannon Miller I find it ironic that the women that created Kim Zmeskal’s 1992 routines has the gaul to question anyone’s difficulty on any event. Karolyi gymnasts are known for noo difficulty.

To be honest, though, I really got the feeling that Marta was totally gunning for Bross to win over Sloan. Or perhaps it was that she expected, after Sloan’s not great qualifications. When Sloan performed bars and vault she was kind of quiet, or just nodded and yelled no support, and then before beam, when Bridget didn’t get right up on the podium the minute before the girl before her climbed off, she was bitching at Sloan and Sharps, “Vot the hell are zey dooing?” Whenever Bross was up, she yelled and cheered, and called out reassuring “Eeet’s alright Rebecca!” as the little girl waited her turn. It wasn’t until the tide turned, and Bridget hit beam, that Marta started cheering and yelling for her too. It was weird.

Yep this was obvious from the start and I didn’t have to sit next to Marta to know that Bross is getting the “Nastia” special treatment. She can fall. She can tank and she is still treated like the Queen.

Read the blog it has a lot of insight in to just how ridiculous it is to have Marta in charge of USA- Gymnastics.

Day 2 event finals

October 17, 2009

Couch gymnast gossip. A great read about why Marta is a biatch It also says a lot about how Marta is not checking out the competition. I knew about Lauren’s beam and she didn’t? plus her bitter comments about Peggy show she is still bitter about the past and her gymnasts being owned by Miller.

I am not even commentating on day one. Besides He Kexin and Koko Tsurumi the two women’s events were a joke. A piked vault getting credit for a layout an being awarded a Gold medal is a joke. The bad form or Pogras who is actually a joy to watch on beam and maybe floor getting a bronze medal on bars is just something I want to forget happened.

By the way I finally saw Beth Tweddle’s UB in prelims and besides falling she also hit her feet on the floor and did not repeat the move she fell on which is why her score was so low.

This is the official list for the event finals on day two and it should be noted that earlier the list had Ivana Hong out of Beam finals and Bross in her place. All I have to say to that is this isn’t fucking Russia Valeri Liukin. It’s the United States of America and Ivana earned her spot she better well get to compete in it.

LOL they just forgot Bross on the Podium. She just sat there with a dirty look.lol

First time I wasn’t impressed with Bridget Sloan. She look dis-interested in bar finals. If she had done her AA routine she could have won a medal but she just acted like she was bored to be there. Champions want to win Bridget.

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Link to Finals list

Men’s Vault
573 BOTELLA PEREZ Isaac ESP
708 GOLOTSUTSKOV Anton RUS
584 BOUHAIL Thomas FRA
599 FAHRIG Matthias GER
701 DRAGULESCU Marian ROU
670 WAMMES Jeffrey NED
700 KOCZI Flavius ROU
689 RI Se Gwang PRK

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Women’s beam
37 YANG Yilin CHN
91 PREZIOSA Elisabetta ITA
127 PORGRAS Ana ROU
36 DENG Linlin CHN
94 TSURUMI Koko JPN
120 KIM Un Hyang PRK
152 HONG Ivana USA
17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS
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Parallel Bars
550 WANG Guanyin CHN
656 YOO Won Chul KOR
685 KIERZKOWSKI Adam POL
549 FENG Zhe CHN
672 ZONDERLAND Epke NED
589 CUCHERAT Yann FRA
606 TSOLAKIDIS Vasileios GRE
640 TANAKA Kazuhito JPN

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Floor
67 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR
39 GIL ORTIZ Jessica COL
153 BROSS Rebecca USA
38 SUI Lu CHN
127 PORGRAS Ana ROU
134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS
17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS
36 DENG Linlin CHN

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High Bar

633 CASSINA Igor ITA
527 TSAREVICH Aliaksandr BLR
738 LEYVA Danell USA
545 ZOU Kai CHN
639 UCHIMURA Kohei JPN
672 ZONDERLAND Epke NED
733 HORTON Jonathan USA
718 PEGAN Aljaz SLO

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Day one scores with E and D

41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009
London (GBR)
RESULTS
WOMEN’S UNEVEN BARS FINAL
SAT 17 OCT 2009 15:

1 35 HE Kexin CHN 7.100 8.900 16.000
2 94 TSURUMI Koko JPN 6.200 8.675 14.875
3 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.300 8.375 14.675
3 153 BROSS Rebecca USA 6.200 8.475 14.675
5 122 CHA Yong Hwa PRK 6.300 8.350 14.650
6 151 SLOAN Bridget USA 5.900 8.700 14.600
7 16 MILLER Larrissa AUS 5.900 8.675 14.575
8 93 LICCHETTA Serena ITA 5.100 6.850 11.950
Legend:
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41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009

WOMEN’S VAULT FINAL
Vault Total

1 154 WILLIAMS Kayla USA 1 6.300 8.900 15.200 15.087
2 5.800 9.175 14.975
2 138 KAESLIN Ariella SUI 1 6.300 8.775 15.075 14.525
2 5.300 8.775 0.1 13.975
3 63 DUFOURNET Youna FRA 1 5.300 8.975 14.275 14.450
2 5.600 9.025 14.625
4 133 KURBATOVA Ekaterina RUS 1 5.800 8.925 14.725 14.337
2 5.600 8.450 0.1 13.950
5 121 HONG Un Jong PRK 1 6.500 8.025 0.1 14.425 14.262
2 6.500 7.700 0.1 14.100
6 134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS 1 5.600 8.775 0.1 14.275 14.225
2 5.800 8.475 0.1 14.175
7 34 ROGERS Brittany CAN 1 5.800 8.625 14.425 14.200
2 5.600 8.475 0.1 13.975
8 104 GARCIA RODRIGUEZ BL. MEX 1 5.300 8.800 0.1 14.000 13.287
2 5.200 7.475 0.1 12.575