Gymnastics News No.12 Part Deux!

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  1. Braulio

    Braulio Well-Known Member

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    Europeans next year will be in Russia, so I could see the reason why many of the russian gymnasts are staying one more season at least, I have to watch again Afanaseva´s floor and hopefully take a european title, world medal with that fab routine
     
  2. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Mustafina has been giving LOTS of interviews since London. She's mentioned in pretty much every one of them that she wants to go all the way to Rio.

    She's also said that Afanasyeva has no definite time she plans to stop, but - and I paraphrase - "If it works out, it works out; if not, it's OK, I have an Olympic medal now."

    Something like that. I'll try and find a few of them :)
     
  3. Lara

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    Peng Peng Lee just had her ACL surgery today per Twitter. Best of luck in her recovery!
     
  4. sk9tingfan

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    The US Gymnastics Championships are returning to Hartford on August 10th - 14th in 2013. I am really tempted to buy tickets after my first foray in 2010. The only member of the fierce five that I saw performn was Aly Raisman, who I adore. And of course, Danel LLeyva!:)

    Over the next year and a half USFSA Nationals will be less than 2 hours away by car and US Gymnastics Nationals only 20 minutes away! How lucky can one get?
     
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  5. skipaway

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    I wish the US would get another World Championships. Last one was in 2003 Anaheim. We're due, I believe.
     
  6. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    I wonder if the US has bid for one? Previous worlds in the US were 12 years apart (1979, 1991, 2003) which would bring you to 2015 which has already been awarded to Glasgow.
     
  7. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    The US bid to have 2015 in Orlando, but lost out to Glasgow as we know.
     
  8. mkats

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  9. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    For those who were looking for a picture of Aliya's dad, I found this on IGF.

    Aliya's dad.
     
  10. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting! :cheer2:
     
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  11. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Is that actually him?!

    If so, I... feel sorry for him.
     
  12. mkats

    mkats New Member

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    He posted it on his own Facebook. :p
     
  13. Fridge_Break

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  14. Karpenko

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    If you are on a diet but just can't resist your cravings... Look at Geddart's tattoo, it prevented me from eating a bigger lunch yesterday. ;)
     
  15. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Why does she always look like she's recently been crying?
     
  17. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Because she probably has. From what I've read, she cries a lot in the gym.

    She also has heavy lidded eyes, so that doesn't help.
     
  18. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Poor, poor man.
     
  19. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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  21. LuckyCharm

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    Gabby Douglas on Oprah's Next Chapter airs tonight 7:30 CST.
     
  22. morqet

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    What's the difference between the E jury score and the E reference scores, and why do they occasionally apply the reference score instead?
     
  23. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    FIG decided to add a reference panel this Olympic cycle. It's hard to tell exactly when their scores are used - it seems to be if their score is more than .3 ish out of range of the E score average. It's the FIG's way of accountability, though why not only have the E reference judges if the FIG trusts them so much. :rolleyes:

    Amazingly the ER panel brought Raisman's floor score up in qualifications in London, whereas in 2010 worlds they brought her apparatus finals score down, leaving her off the podium. My how things can change....
     
  24. morqet

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    Thank you :) It just seems to make everything more complicated!
     
  25. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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  26. Karpenko

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    McKayla Maroney - Vault Team Final:

    E1: 9.7
    E2: 9.7
    E3: 9.8
    E4: 9.7
    E5: 9.8

    ER1: 9.6
    ER2: 9.9

    I genuinely think that had vault been the 3rd rotation and the US wasn't the very first team to go, that one would have been a 10.0. The 2nd reserve judge was the closest to getting it right. :)huh: at that 9.6, really?) Thanks for posting danafan :)
     
  27. Choupette

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    I don't think she completely stuck it however, she was still moving forward a little, but it was very close! If you look at that picture where the judges are in awe, her heels aren't quite on the ground and that's how I had seen it too.
     
  28. her grace

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    Nadia didn't stick her perfect 10 bar routine. Moroney came closer to perfection in that vault than anyone in recent history. I think she should've got a 10.
     
  29. Theatregirl1122

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    Jake Dalton tweeted that he signed with KMM sports which means he's done with NCAA.

    Sam's been talking about heading back to Michigan, so he's staying eligible as far as I can tell. I believe he's the only member of the 2012 USA men's team who is. (I believe Leyva and Orozco were already pro and JHort graduated in 2008)
     
  30. Louis

    Louis Tinami 2012

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    Wow. I thought skating judging was f'ed up and overengineered. Has either sport ever thought about engaging a real statistician / mathematician? Seems doubtful.

    Gymnastics judging makes skating look legit!

    In real-time, I'd have given Maroney's vault a 9.9. There are a couple of tiny little nitpicks. On the other hand, compared to the other vault execution scores, she probably deserved a 10.3. I agree with Bela, best women's vault ever. It could take twenty years to see a 2.5TY performed better.
     
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