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judgejudy27
11-22-2009, 06:23 AM
The old thread was closed. So this is the new one to discuss all gymnastics news.

A.H.Black
11-23-2009, 12:48 AM
I'll start with the question I asked at the end of the old thread.

I used to go to the Gymnastics Tape Trading Club site - here . It was still active the last time I actually got to the site. Since then Geocities has shut down.

Does anyone know if they have a new site somewhere. Has the whole thing just stopped?

Karpenko
11-24-2009, 06:53 AM
So I guess I'll be the one to start the new thread out with a bang.

You know the 80's were so long ago, so imagine my extreme surprise when logging onto one of my fav gymn-sites today and coming across a find. She's the most talented gymnast that I've ever seen, all 3 feet something of her. As much as I've looked there doesn't seem to be a USB port on her so I think she's real, and holy Omelianchik is she cute on top of all of it. Anyways, get on with it I know.. :rolleyes:

she is Mai Murakami, she's from Japan, and is she awesome and only 13 years old? "HAI!"

Vault (she can also somehow do a DTT in training):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_SaepSEcdo

Beam (If I were you I would grab onto something nearby, learn from my mistake):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4_sZuok9Xk

Floor (after beam you should be prepared for this one ;)):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qYnreRBhfk

Who cares if she fades into Alexis Brion obscurity or Sony sends out an urgent press release on an experiment that escaped, I needed this so badly!!!! And I needed it 9 years ago.

VIETgrlTerifa
11-24-2009, 07:08 AM
You know, between her and Koko, if things keep going this way for Japan, I will root for them for gold in 2012. As someone else said on another forum, Japan is still new enough to take risks and bring something new to gymnastics and not have the same ol' stock routines that we see from the big countries.

BigB08822
11-24-2009, 05:49 PM
Oh my, that girl attempted a triple turn into layout stepout combination. Anyone trying a triple turn on beam is nuts but to connect it to something!? She is like a mini-Shawn Johnson and to call someone a mini version of her is crazy...

HisWeirness
11-24-2009, 06:07 PM
She is like a mini-Shawn Johnson and to call someone a mini version of her is crazy...
:rofl: I thought the same thing!

Sasha'sSpins
12-03-2009, 06:18 AM
You know, between her and Koko, if things keep going this way for Japan, I will root for them for gold in 2012. As someone else said on another forum, Japan is still new enough to take risks and bring something new to gymnastics and not have the same ol' stock routines that we see from the big countries.

The Japanese women seem set to recapture their old glory days from the 1960's. They've really been over-shadowed by the men's team in the decades since to say the least. It's high time they get their turn in the sun once more.

I think this new crop of young ladies may well do it. Who knows? They may even match (or surpass!) the success of their counterparts in women's figure skating. :shizuka1:

HeatherC
12-10-2009, 03:01 AM
Article about Nastia helping Cal State Fullerton's gymnastics team (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350369/Olympic-champion-Liukin-is-helping-to-save-a-college-gymnastics-program-from-being-cut.html?pg=1)

LKR
12-12-2009, 04:41 AM
Jonathan Horton, Tim McNeill, and Rebecca Bross are slated to compete at the 2010 American Cup during March of next year. There is still a 2nd TBA for the women, but the slot will not go to Bridget Sloan, who has announced her intentions to take a break from competition until later on in 2010 (presumably Nationals). I think the TBA could be being held for Jordyn Weiber and USAG is waiting to see if she will be healthy enough to compete. If it is not her, I would see Ivana Hong or Kyla Ross taking that slot.

StonewshMullet
12-21-2009, 06:16 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091221/ap_on_sp_ot/gym_underage_gymnasts

Gymnasts suspected of being underage have hearing

Lara
12-22-2009, 03:31 PM
Oh my, that girl attempted a triple turn into layout stepout combination. Anyone trying a triple turn on beam is nuts but to connect it to something!?

That combo was insane. :eek: Imagine if she actually hit that routine without all the balance checks??? One to watch for sure!

Buzz
12-22-2009, 03:33 PM
IG's article on gifts for gymnasts. Makes very interesting reading. LOL
http://www.intlgymnast.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1297:stretching-out-gifts-for-the-gymnastics-world&catid=8:stretching-out&Itemid=130

mkats
12-23-2009, 04:57 AM
LOL at Maxim. I have to agree...

Nastia was listed as one of 2009's Most Influential Women (http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-life/bigger-picture/staticslideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=22815343). (She's number 11). I've got to say this has me a bit :huh: - she's a great gymnast and all, but I hardly think she belongs in the same breath as Aung San Suu Kyi :confused: Not to mention, all her achievements are from 2008... what has she really done this year?

mkats
12-30-2009, 10:26 PM
And Nastia unveils her new website to announce... well, not much, besides the fact that she's available for clinics :lol:

www.nastialiukintour.com

BaileyCatts
01-01-2010, 05:40 AM
she is Mai Murakami, she's from Japan, and is she awesome and only 13 years old? "HAI!".

:eek::eek::eek: When is her birthdate? Is she going to make the age cutoff for 2012 Olympics??