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    pollyanna to the rescue, with some iconic FX vids

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...6&postcount=26

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnskater View Post
    I know there basically isn't room for artistry with all the crazy tricks and difficulty required. So why tout any of these girls as great artists? Floor exercise is mostly stand in the corner, take a couple of deep breaths and run like hell to do some crazy difficult tumbling pass. Then we might see a scarce few dance elements in between. I sure wish the rules were changed so that a continuous dance movement that interpreted the music was required for floor ex...more in the vein of ice skating.

    I just watched a video of Olga Korbut someone had posted. She is the reason I became a gymnast as a kid. I still like her bar and beam routine better than anyone's today....same with early Nadia. The only memorable floor ex in recent years for me was the ballet focused routine by Lilia Podkopayeva. If people have others to post with great artistic impression, I'd love to see them. Maybe we need a thread just for that
    Because gymnasts like Mustafina and Komova due try to make it beautiful. If you were to take some snapshots of Komova especially on floor, she hits some gorgeous photos. On beam as well. I'd rather have that than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimena View Post
    My first thought was that it had to be a joke. And then I checked our local newspaper and it seems to be true.

    Funny thing in the article, is that the writer doesn't really know who Ponor is.

    It's all about the local guy.
    PML, I was wondering if that was serious too! Thanks for the article link!

    Do they speak English to each other I wonder? Or does she already know Spanish? Fortunately Romanian's a Romance language so can't be too horribly difficult to pick up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    PML, I was wondering if that was serious too! Thanks for the article link!

    Do they speak English to each other I wonder? Or does she already know Spanish? Fortunately Romanian's a Romance language so can't be too horribly difficult to pick up.
    Well, it has now been debunked by both Tommy Ramos and his mom.

    But apparently they are in a relationship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IoanaC View Post
    Actually, Catalina did retract her statement, during the press conference today. She apologized to the coaches about what she said in the heat of the moment, when she was upset because of how things had turned out yesterday. She also said that they did congratulate her afterwards and she thanked them in return for their help.
    Was there a different interview that only got shown in Romania besides this one ?

    http://tv.gsp.ro/C-t-lina-Ponor-Nu-a...s-d-23597.html

    Because she apologizes for being too emotional and blaming her coaches, but only mentioned being congratulated after the routine. I definitely feel expecting a separate 'well done' moment after the actual medal was decided (or awarded, whatever you'd prefer) seems very reasonable and warranted. She never said 'I wasn't congratulated at all', only that she wasn't congratulated on her medal and that statement seems to stand. And she really did get the briefest of handshakes after her floor routine...

    Quote Originally Posted by IoanaC View Post
    About GSP, I'm afraid it is turning into a sort of Libertatea. Speculating unfounded rumours, taking statements out of context, always looking for sensationalism... anything to get views on their website.
    That's good to know & will have to keep it in mind going forward. Mulţumesc!

    ETA: According to a tabloid Romanian newspaper, Catalina *plans* to get engaged to Tommy Ramos, but she doesn't know if that would happen one day, a week or a month from now [she never provided a longer time frame ]. One of the proposal options would be on a 10-day cruise the two of them are planning to go on shortly.
    Last edited by ioana; 08-09-2012 at 01:31 AM.

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    I thought this was pretty funny:

    http://mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/
    "Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    I thought this was pretty funny:

    http://mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/
    -Brian
    "Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    I thought this was pretty funny:

    http://mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/
    PML

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    Mars Rover Lands. Unimpressed

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    That's awesome. McKayla likes it too, she's a good sport.

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    There is still artistic gymnastics going on
    I thought they were all finished. How many "rounds" of competition are there?
    I count the first round which qualifies you for other rounds.
    Then there's a round of teams competing for medals
    Then there's a round for all around.
    Last there's a round for each piece of equipment.
    Am I missing something?
    Crazy about sports!

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    I love how she turned into queen of memes overnight, too.

    http://www.google.com/search?num=10&...a+maroney+meme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scintillation View Post
    I think at this point Aly is more ok with her AA result than her fans are. I love Aly and am thrilled she got her own OGM but she did not deserve to medal in AA.

    That being said, they need to reconfigure those tiebreaks. They are absolutely ridiculous and make losing a medal that much worse.
    If Aly didn't deserve to medal in the AA, then why do they need to reconfigure the tiebreakers? You can't have it both ways.

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    My ABSOLUTE favorite Maroney meme

    They are infinitely increasing my fandom of this girl. Divas Maroney and Mustafina ftw.

    Thanks iona

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    I thought this was pretty funny:

    http://mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/
    at the one with the rowers.
    Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    I am a big fan of artistic in both gymnastics & figure skating. But I think it's wrong to sneer at the non-artistic athletes...they also bring something to the table - lots of difficulty & clean (or mostly clean) routines.
    THIS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skfan View Post
    pollyanna to the rescue, with some iconic FX vids

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...6&postcount=26
    Just watched the first two.....now these I like Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnskater View Post
    Just watched the first two.....now these I like Thanks!
    The Silivas one is incredible! I think it's #3...

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    SO happy for Aly!!! And a big to those who doubted her! There's a wonderful documentary that's currently airing on the comcast sports channel about Aly Raisman...if anyone here lives in New England, I definitely recommend watching it. When everyone talks about what a hard worker Aly is, you can definitely see that coming through in the documentary.

    I would freaking pee myself to watch a documentary on McKayla Maroney...that would be freaking amazing.

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    ^ "Not Impressed: The Mckayla Maroney Story" ... Coming up next on Lifetime

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