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    Gymnastics - Women's All-Around part 2

    Sorry I can't let the old thread be the last one just yet (we reached 1000 within a day!) , because I just saw that Gabby's current plans are to stick around for 2016 and her mom is now moving to Iowa with her. It was tweeted by Will Graves after her Today Show segment today.

    That shows how much she loves gymnastics and recognizes that this is really just her first year in peak condition (crazy!). Happy is the understatement of all-time! I'm so over the moon on this Olympics, I'm thinking we might see this whole US team do the same thing.

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    Happy to hear her mom will move to Iowa. I don't think the family will have issues affording Gabby's training anymore.

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    Not with the endorsements she's going to get. Go Gabby go!

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    Cute tweet from AP Sportswriter Will Graves:

    Gabby is as quick on her feet as she is on the floor. Said to her this morning, "nice medal, where'd you get it?" Gabby: "Dollar Tree"
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    Word from the Russian press is that Mustafina will likely continue as well.

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    These are good pieces of news!

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    would be glad to see all these ladies continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altai_rose View Post
    Word from the Russian press is that Mustafina will likely continue as well.
    That is great news!
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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    Gabby and Aliya continuing is wonderful news!!

    I hope Kyla Ross will continue as well.

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    I never got a chance to post in the other thread (nor read it, seems like too much to read), but I'm over the moon that Gabby won AA gold! Also thrilled Komova and Mustafina joined her on the podium. I hope all 3 of them continue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSfan107 View Post
    I never got a chance to post in the other thread (nor read it, seems like too much to read), but I'm over the moon that Gabby won AA gold! Also thrilled Komova and Mustafina joined her on the podium. I hope all 3 of them continue!
    Me too.

    And I want Vika to become the Uchimura of WAG this next quad.

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    Up until I read on here that gabby had won, I honestly could not believe that it would happen. I just thought shed crack under the pressure. I was so very very wrong and so happy to be proven so wrong.

    As for Komova- eh, I didn't mind the tears. She had a right to be upset, but gabby won fair and square.
    Marta must be over the moon right now-this is us gymnastics best Olympics ever.

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    I can't imagine Kyla Ross not staying. She's really never gotten a shot at AA and she's never even been to worlds. I have to imagine she's hoping to stay and do AA at worlds at least.

    One of the Today Show commentators asked McKayla if they should start calling the Amanar the "Maroney" and she said that she thinks she should do her own vault so they can name it after her. Which makes me hope she'll stay and try and do just that and improve as an AA Gymnast.

    It's hard to say with Jordyn. I'd guess she'll stay because she's not happy with the results here and she's not very old. But I'd love her to get a new coach.

    Someone said in an earlier thread that Aly was planning to go to college so she's got one more year, at best, right? But even then Worlds are in October.

    I have a feeling, that just like for the 2008 team, there are going to be a ton of 16 year olds with crazy tricks who are way less beat up in 2016. If Gabby, Jordyn, Kyla, and McKayla all stay, few if any of them will make the team which sucks.

    I hope Komova stays and at least gives world Gold another shot even if she doesn't want to stay all the way to Rio.

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    I have to say that I don't default to whenever a gymnast announces they are staying in. Do I really want them to be like Chellsie Memmel? I love her, but she had to be shoveled off the gym floor. At some point, it gets a little ridiculous.

    I would like Maroney to stay at least long enough to get a vault named after her. She is, in my opinion, the best vaulter in the history of the sport (possibly male or female), and a triple twisting Yurchenko looks like it will come easily. Ross is so young that it makes sense to stay, too, although I suspect her trajectory could look somewhat like Tasha Schwikert's or Bridget Sloan's.

    Douglas, Raisman, and Wieber will probably never be better than they are today. If they want to stay in and will be satisfied with what are most probably lesser results and specialist-type positions, great. If they'd rather retire and do show gymnastics or whatever, that's a great decision, too.

    It's not inherently a bad thing, in my opinion, for gymnastics to be more of a "once and done" Olympic sport.

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    The American I'll be rooting most for next quad is Finnegan. She's soooo stunning. Just needs to up that bars difficulty.

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    Honestly, even though Gabby won the AA, I can see her improving. If she wants to continue and loves it, I see no problem with that.

    I love Finnegan too. I hope Al Fong doesn't "break" her.

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    Flying Squirrel stock soars after double gold

    "The gold medal alone doesn't get you to first base in marketing - it's the persona that goes with it," said Lynn Lashbrook, a Portland, Oregon-based sports agent. "I can't think of another person in this category: female, young, articulate, great smile, this is unique.

    "This will be off the charts."
    So true - just ask Carly Patterson.


    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    Cute tweet from AP Sportswriter Will Graves: Gabby is as quick on her feet as she is on the floor. Said to her this morning, "nice medal, where'd you get it?" Gabby: "Dollar Tree"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    Someone said in an earlier thread that Aly was planning to go to college so she's got one more year, at best, right? But even then Worlds are in October.
    Since Aly graduated high school this year, and the next Worlds aren't until fall 2013, I doubt she'll continue competing, unless she wants to put college off for a few years (which wouldn't surprise me that much, since Aly thrives on competition).

    Does anyone know if the 2013 Worlds will be AA and EF only like in '05 and '09?

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    I think when you are 16, just won a Gold Medal, it is easy to envision it always being this way. Keep practicing, keep improving, come back. What else would you do?

    But, even just the next few weeks are going to be life-altering for her. I hope that when/if her perspective changes she will be willing to re-assess.
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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