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Buzz
10-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Is it too early to talk olympics? LOL Anyway here is a nice article talking about just that.
http://espn.go.com/espnw/7116244/what-gymnastics-worlds-mean-olympics

Fergus
10-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Artistic Gymnastics Schedule for the 2011 Pan Am Games:

Day 11 Monday October 24, 2011
13:00 19:00 Women's Qualification
Women's artistic team all-around Finals

Day 12 Tuesday October 25, 2011
13:00 19:00 Men's Qualification
Men's artistic team all-around Finals

Day 13 Wednesday October 26, 2011
13:00 15:15 Women's artistic individual all-around Finals
17:30 20:15 Men's artistic individual all-around Finals

Day 14 Thursday October 27, 2011
13:00 13:30 Men's artistic individual floor Finals
13:40 14:10 Men's artistic individual pommel horse/Women's vault Finals
15:00 15:30 Men's artistic individual rings/Women's uneven bars Finals

Day 15 Friday October 28, 2011
13:00 13:30 Men's artistic individual vault/Women's balance beam Finals
14:10 14:40 Men's artistic individual parallel bars/Women's floor Finals
14:40 15:10 Men's artistic individual horizontal bars Finals

PDilemma
10-18-2011, 06:58 PM
NO SCRUNCHIES! I don't understand why that trend is 100% over absolutely everywhere except gymnastics. It makes no sense.

^This! Where are they even getting them? They are not in the stores. Is there some lucrative section of eBay where you can sell clean used scrunchies to gymnasts? :lol:

Rob
10-18-2011, 07:04 PM
^This! Where are they even getting them? They are not in the stores. Is there some lucrative section of eBay where you can sell clean used scrunchies to gymnasts? :lol:

Yes! http://www.ebay.com/sch/Scrunchies-/45224/i.html

And a huge array of internet sites, WalMart etc.

From someone whose mom knitted dozens of leg warmers, I bet scrunchies are easily home made too.

PDilemma
10-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Yes! http://www.ebay.com/sch/Scrunchies-/45224/i.html

And a huge array of internet sites, WalMart etc.

From someone whose mom knitted dozens of leg warmers, I bet scrunchies are easily home made too.

Oh no.....I was joking. :rofl:

And how scary is it that some of them are marketed as "hair band/bracelet"?:scream:

And, just have to say, I've bought elastic hair bands at WalMart recently and there were no scrunchies near them. Are they hidden elsewhere? With those baby headbands, maybe?

BigB08822
10-18-2011, 07:20 PM
I have a feeling gym moms sit around making them and sell them at meets or something. It is the only explanation. Said gym moms would have likely been gymnasts themselves in the, you know, 90's, when people actually wore scrunchies!

skatingfan5
10-18-2011, 07:34 PM
And, just have to say, I've bought elastic hair bands at WalMart recently and there were no scrunchies near them. Are they hidden elsewhere? With those baby headbands, maybe?Since I don't ever shop at WalMart, I had no idea they were so fastidious fashion-wise. :drama: I've seen scrunchies at the local Meijer and Target stores, on the racks right there amidst all the more refined types of elasticized hair bands. :shuffle:

ETA: Here's the awful proof that I wasn't hallucinating (http://www.target.com/p/Goody-Scrunchies-Ponytail-Holders-8-pk/-/A-11999877). :lol:

PDilemma
10-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Since I don't ever shop at WalMart, I had no idea they were so fastidious fashion-wise. :drama: I've seen scrunchies at the local Meijer and Target stores, on the racks right there amidst all the more refined types of elasticized hair bands. :shuffle:

ETA: Here's the awful proof that I wasn't hallucinating (http://www.target.com/p/Goody-Scrunchies-Ponytail-Holders-8-pk/-/A-11999877). :lol:

Maybe we're not so fashion impaired here in the Midwest as we are told we are. Because I really haven't seen them on the shelves for a long time.

skatingfan5
10-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Maybe we're not so fashion impaired here in the Midwest as we are told we are. Because I really haven't seen them on the shelves for a long time.But I'm in the midwest, too. I guess my area is among the truly fashion-impaired or some folks here are living in the past (I've even been known to sight a beehive do or two :eek:). Or maybe it's just the high unemployment rate causing decades-old merchandise to linger on the shelves of our discount stores. :(

Spareoom
10-19-2011, 02:14 AM
I prefer to wear scrunchies at home and to bed over elastics because they are so much more comfortable. The fabric doesn't pull on your hair so much, and I think it's gentler on your hair too; especially when you're sleeping. Elastics can be so tight that it puts a lot of stress on your hair; causing more breakage. Scrunchies aren't so tight, so they give when hair is pulled and it's generally a lot more comfy. But don't worry, I stick to black scrunchies. ;) My colored ones went in the trash years ago, haha!

But what that has to do with scrunchies in gymnastics, I have no idea. :p ;)

Choupette
10-19-2011, 03:20 AM
This was very enjoyable, I've always wanted to hold a gymnastics contest, and I'll happily prepare another one in the future, but we'll have to agree on a tiebraker! :lol: Not only I didn't design the site to take ties into account, but who would predict that two gymnasts would share a medal anyway? That makes it impossible to predict the correct results. :yikes:

So, here we go with the contest results, after all! ;) The results on the site are correct, with the exception of the men's floor exercise results, and this does change the overall results quite a bit, so the rankings on the site aren't quite right.

briancoogaert should have 12 points instead of 9 (+3).
Cloudy_Gumdrops should have 23 points instead of 15 (+7).
domshabfan should have 18 points instead of 15 (+3).
Pierre should have 22 points instead of 19 (+3).

The results are as follow:

2011 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Overall standings

1. (260) Choupette
2. (233 + 7) Cloudy_Gumdrops
3. (236 + 3) domshabfan
4. (236) Allen
5. (231 + 3) Pierre
6. (222) chipso1
7. (216) Fridge_Break
8. (215) shannalee80
9. (195) briancoogaert
10. (111) Gymfan15
11. (101) BigB08822
12. (90) Hedwig
13. (60) Belphoebe
14. (44) JW7777
15. (22) Poggi
15. (22) pvkirby

Thanks for participating! :)

Spareoom
10-19-2011, 03:35 AM
I'm Gymfan15...I should have put used the same predictions that I used for my own game on IG. :p I would have done a lot better, haha!

BigB08822
10-19-2011, 03:44 AM
I don't think I even did predictions for the men...or am I just completely forgetting? lol

Choupette
10-19-2011, 03:49 AM
I don't think I even did predictions for the men...or am I just completely forgetting? lol
You can see your predictions by clicking on the "predictions" link at the top of the results table (in the first row). ;) But no, you didn't make any prediction.

just tuned in
10-19-2011, 04:51 AM
Chiming in very late to echo some of the opinions in this great thread and thread #6.

Given the current COP, I think Weiber was the correct winner. I adore Komova's lines and her floatiness -- her layouts on beam are so high! But she lost this competition all on her own. An athlete in her position -- taking the floor AFTER her rival, and knowing the score she needed -- should fight for every tenth. Instead, she looked like she was barely trying. I am sorry she is so sad to have lost -- maybe she is crying because she realized too late that she gave the title away.

On an urelated note, I want to go on record here to say that the cameramen are perverts. Why do we need so many shots of a gymnast's vulva? I don't mean shots of the whole gymnast -- I mean there are so many shots of just the midsection of the gymnast's body from belly to thighs. In the case of the youngsters like Komova, it is very pervy and unnecessary.