Usually gymnasts are short, because being tall is disadvantage in gymnastics. I know Marie-Sophie Hindermann (5’9”) who competed in olympics. Nina Derwael is 5’6”. Svetlana Khorkina is 5’5”
The writers establishing that Courtney is a gymnast from the get-go really lent an air of legitimacy and believability to all the different moves she pulled off throughout the season. She certainly pulled off some cool moves in the season finale that might otherwise elicit groans of "OK, these are just kids, how they hell are they fighting like this?"
Same with Yolanda having a boxing background, and having the fundamentals down while being enhanced by the suit.
So even within the world of suspension of disbelief, they did a good job IMO of setting up the characters in such a way that when it finally did come time for them to show their skillzzz (lol), they really didn't come out of left field.
Not sure if anyone else will find this cool or not, but I thought it was pretty neat.
My daughter was born via emergency c section May 24th. I was pretty out of it, but once they were stitching me up I started to be a little more coherent. I remember the PA’s talking about gymnastics. Towards the end I mentioned how much I love Simone, and how I was sad about the olympics being postponed. The one lady said the girl that just stitched you up is an Olympic gymnast. In my foggy state I was like wow that’s so cool and forgot about it, lol!!! Well fast forward a couple months, I was rewatching the team final in Rio this morning, and I thought about it. I googled the hospital name with PA Olympic gymnast and sure as heck the title that popped up was “Houry Gebeshian is a surgical PA on the labor and delivery floor at Cleveland Clinic hospital. She was the first female gymnast to represent the Republic or Armenia at the Rio games”.
I just found that to be so cool, hopefully you all will t... keep reading on reddit ➡
So if you watched Chellsie's newest video, the one where she puts on the ICONIC red, white, and blue early 00s USA leo, she throws a few double Yurchenkos (I am seriously so invested in this comeback!!!) Interestingly, I saw the video posted here and read through all of the comments, but no one seemed to be discussing Andy Memmel's aside while Chellsie is training vault. He says that when he began coaching Chellsie circa 2004, Marta Karoyli told him that Chellsie could only stay under her father's tutelage if Andy could coach Chellsie to a Yurchenko double. Instantly I was like wtf because he is HER FATHER and she could be coached by him, or anyone, if she wanted to? I found it to be a red flag among the several billion red flags that were really just the tip of the iceberg of Marta's reign over USAG.
Anyway, it got me wondering if there are other instances of Marta controlling what gymnasts do, how they're trained, or how their routines are composed throughout her era? What made thi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Absolutely horrible but not surprising coming from her.
We're living in different times than the 90's/2000's where 18 was considered ancient for the sport. Recently, we've seen Chellsie come back better than ever in her 30's. If she starts a trend of former elites/olympians in their high 20's/early 30's coming back to training/competition, who do you think we'll most likely see?
Interpret this how you want! I’m sure you guys will have insightful and interesting responses. Hopefully the Olympics can happen safely though!
Who am I missing?
P.S. I'm not including gymnasts like Cheng Fei, Catalina Ponor, and Alicia Sacramone because they voluntarily chose not to compete AA, but likely would have been major medal contenders had they done so.
Really random but always wondered. It seems kinda cumbersome to have to take the whole leo off every time they go, especially during a competition with the leos with sleeves, and that would get really gross on a public bathroom floor. I also see many gymnasts sipping on water during competitions and but never see them leave the arena to go. How does this work? Does they drink less during competitions or just know how to hold it in? I'm assuming they are allowed to go. Is it a certain number of times? Thanks
Title says it all. For this I'm mainly focusing on the team, but I'd love to discuss individual spots too! Here's my list (in order of who I think has the best shot):
I wanted to share a post I came across a bit earlier today. Former gymnast Diana Teodoru, part of the junior Romanian team from 2010-2014, talks in her Instagram post about being mistreated, body shamed beyond imagination and coaches never believing girls when they hurt/were injured.
There was some coverage of her post in an online newspaper about this (it's in Romanian though but I can share the link) which is how I found it. The worst part is everyone commenting that "gymnasts need to make sacrifices and not complain if they want to perform", going as far as saying that in the picture they shared "she looks chubby" or that she is "complaining that "she can't eat like a pig" (not a direct translation, but the idiom we have for that doesn't exist in English). I'm so disappointed in my country, and their normalization of abuse and shaming of victims. :(
Vanessa Atler because of her awful coaches and Maggie Nichols come to mind immediately for me.
I'm sure I could come up with more if I really thought about it, but I'm curious to see what all of you think.
What is the initial care for a patient who is a gymnast and has a type 1 spondylolisthesis at l5?
Top UKR individual and group rhythmic gymnast and now coach Natalia Godunko speaks about the realities of abuse in gymnastics https://youtu.be/lmcgLOqYpy0
Seeing Chellsie's journey has me wondering - I know of goddesses like Chuso and Dominique Dawes who have trained through 3+ Olympic cycles, but has anyone ever competed, then missed one, then come back to compete again?
I was re-watching the 2001 WAG U.S. Nationals and they had a fluff piece on Day 2 about what a great crop of rising juniors the U.S. had at the time. Obviously they featured Carly and Hollie, but I was reminded of Kristal Uzelac, too. They were REALLY hyping her as a huge force to reckon with in the future, but it never really happened for her. What other gymnasts had tons of hype as juniors but either didn't make it as a senior elite at all or just didn't live up to big expectations?