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Rob
01-30-2012, 11:34 PM
No, but I think I got the point from mrinalini. I will try on my home system.

Loves_Shizuka
01-30-2012, 11:35 PM
The links should work now...

Rob
01-30-2012, 11:40 PM
OMG, I thought it was a sister to Nastia Liukin for a minute. Wow.

Loves_Shizuka
01-30-2012, 11:41 PM
LOL you weren't the only one. Has she actually got a wig on?! Or is it just a dreadful bleach extensions combo.

Either way :scream:

mkats
01-30-2012, 11:48 PM
OMG, I thought it was a sister to Nastia Liukin for a minute. Wow.

I thought it was Jane Bugaeva!

Karpenko
01-31-2012, 12:35 AM
:( That's depressing. I wouldn't even recommend that outfit to some of my campy drag friends. It's like training B&B not only make you hate the sport, they make you have extreme bad taste issues when you leave them.

judgejudy27
01-31-2012, 05:53 AM
Shawn really was so useful because she gave us a high score on 3 events and a decent score on bars. It was her consistency that was so useful. However, there is nothing NOW that warrants putting her on the team. She has no Amanar and even if she did, we have plenty of vaults. Her beam has not been consistent and the US has done very well on beam under this COP. Floor has been a no go from her for the most part. Bars is still a solid score but no where near what would be needed to be taken, Liukin will snatch that spot over her in an instant. Johnson's one place on the Olympic team would be as a solid high scoring AAer who we could count on for 3 big routines. That is not going to happen. She will be lucky to be named as an alternate. I also wonder how much of her knee is mental because I have heard a lot of talk about how she doesn't trust her knee. If she doesn't trust herself to make landings then she simply can't do the difficulty needed.

Shawn was the biggest star in gymnastics at the time, she was even beyond the point of evaluating how exactly she was useful. :lol: Alot has changed though. I admired her efforts at Nationals last year but I am not sure if she has even one really big scoring event any longer. I wish I was wrong, but I will be very surprised if she makes the team. Given the U.S need on bars, Nastia would make it over her in a heartbeat unless she has totally lost her bars skills.

Garden Kitty
02-02-2012, 01:52 AM
Nice article about Irish gymnast Kieran Behan (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/02/01/sports/s123352S43.DTL)

mkats
02-03-2012, 04:19 AM
Another great article, this one about Jordyn Wieber (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=wieberfever).


"I didn't think it would be nearly as big a deal as it was," Rita said. "A lot of people in the gymnastics media were actually negative when Jordyn announced her decision to turn pro. They said she would never be able to make enough money to pay for college, especially at a school like UCLA, but she already has."

Good for Jordyn!

BigB08822
02-03-2012, 07:25 AM
That is great news. I was worried for her but being World AA champ going into the Olympic year it was something that made sense and something I would have probably done myself. It is some of the others that I worry about, like Raisman, who has not exactly left behind a legacy and has (IMO) only an outside shot of making the Olympic team.

Rob
02-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Yes, if Raisman does not make the Olympic team, a stellar college career with some national titles and the team cameraderie would be a nice consolation prize. And of course, look at all the post-college comebacks. But maybe she just has plans to go on into an academic field.

bek
02-03-2012, 11:00 PM
Jordyn going pro made sense to me. As the reigning world AA champion in one of the most popular sports; I can't imagine why she wouldn't make enough money to cover college at least. And the time to make it was before the Olympics-not after.

judgejudy27
02-03-2012, 11:44 PM
Jordyn going pro made sense to me. As the reigning world AA champion in one of the most popular sports; I can't imagine why she wouldn't make enough money to cover college at least. And the time to make it was before the Olympics-not after.

She also might well be a bigger star between after Worlds and before the Games than after. She could win the AA in London but I wouldnt exactly say it is super likely either.

HeatherC
02-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Another great article, this one about Jordyn Wieber (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=wieberfever).

Good for Jordyn!

What a great article! Jordyn sounds like she has a really solid support system around her and that can only help her as she makes her run up to the London games. I'm really rooting hard for her. She's such a good, hard working kid and I hope she has a wonderful season this year. :cheer:

Sasha'sSpins
02-14-2012, 09:06 AM
This is what Ana Porgras is up to these days (http://www.intlgymnast.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=1127)

Yup (http://www.intlgymnast.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=1128)

Ana is such a lovely girl. She looks AWFUL with that blond hair. She looks like Gutsu did when her look went all trash-with-flash. :scream: