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    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    Lee is going to compete NCAA for UCLA. Based on her twitter feed I think it's very likely she will go for 2106. She's retweetd several mentions about Rio. And if any NCAA program would support this, historically it's UCLA.
    Great news - I hope she does decide to go for it! I was watching Pacific Rims and was re-impressed with just how good she was.

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    Here are some examples:

    @asonia786: @PengPengCLee you've been to rio once, I have no doubt that you can make it there again! #rio2016!
    The above was a comment in reply to:

    @PengPengCLee: 14 years old and all of 4'6, Pan Am Games Rio 2007 #throwbackthursday *http://t.co/fE53XdFn
    Other tweets include:

    @KaliaA2016: The best canadian gymnast is @PengPengCLee ! hope to see you in #rio2016
    (she retweeted that one).

    And:

    @PengPengCLee: @TreyMeekz I didn't compete silly. I got injured right before the Olympics but hopefully you'll see me in #Rio2016
    And my favourite:

    @PengPengCLee: @brandonabas I would love to compete at Pan Am Games in Toronto that would be sick!

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    I think she's amazing and would love to see her in Rio. I'm so thankful that Miss Val is the one who will mentor her, she couldn't be in better hands as far as the timing of recovering from this injury goes. Without elite routines she can have fun and ease her way back into it. It may be too much to ask but I could see her being a huge contender to medal on balance beam as soon as next year, maybe bars finals too. At any rate the Canadian ladies are on the upswing, and it would be beautiful for PPL to be the one to break through and medal again. (I could also see Ellie Black sneaking out a medal on vault next year which would be great)

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    Who is this "Miss Val" and why do I keep hearing about her?

    I don't know why, but in my mind she is a black tranny. Is this the case?

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    She is the head coach at UCLA, and google her, I'm too lazy right now.

    I just finished up my first gymnastics montage in 4 years, thought you guys might enjoy it. It's of the US Olympic team and the music is "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FubeRIgw31M

    Hope it gives you a good feeling These girls did amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    Who is this "Miss Val" and why do I keep hearing about her?
    valerie kondos field, i love her
    she can straighten out bad technique
    she gives better choreo than what almost all of the elites have
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    Lee is going to compete NCAA for UCLA. Based on her twitter feed I think it's very likely she will go for 2106. She's retweetd several mentions about Rio. And if any NCAA program would support this, historically it's UCLA.
    Wow, that's impressive! She'll be 118 at the time. Definitly would be a record age for a gymnast, or Olympian of any type. There is one problem though. 2106 will be a Winter Olympic year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatfoote View Post
    Wow, that's impressive! She'll be 118 at the time. Definitly would be a record age for a gymnast, or Olympian of any type. There is one problem though. 2106 will be a Winter Olympic year.
    things will be different by then, no winter games due to global warming ...FS will be added back to summer games as an indoor sport.

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    Lol well can I at least get the typo of the year award?

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    ^ No sorry BB beat you to do that.

    Hmm gymnastics so quiet now. But ugh injuries in a gala/exhibition. Not good.

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    The Russian team (WAG/MAG and Juniors I believe) are having a "camp" in Mallorca at the moment. I think it's just more like a recovery/holiday/very light training thing. Interestingly, Inshina, Dementyeva and Nabieva are there - all are still training.

    Mustafina has entered the Stuttgart WC in December and calls it her "first step to Rio". Thinking this far ahead already! Melikes.

    Komova intends to keep the Amanar and there is word she is going to start training a double layout.

    Looks like Afanasyeva will continue for now Probably just BB/FX.

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    As gingercrush alluded to above, McKayla and Aly were both injured in the show last night. McKayla tweeted a picture of her in the hospital. It looks like she has a cast or brace on her left thigh. I haven't heard anything about Aly.

    http://instagram.com/p/PZhqIcqiXg/

    These injuries were both so stupid. They were doing bars in a dark arena with colored, theatrical lighting. Beyond stupid.
    Roll Tide, y'all!

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    I just saw that. WTF. Someone WWGym posted a link to it as well, you can see Maroney falling off at about 1:17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p5HV...layer_embedded

    So this is the first time I've ever seen a video of this tour. Is it just me or does it look really.... trashy?? The way they have the girls who aren't performing on bars standing around in all the provocative poses?

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    Update by USA Gymnastics - looks like Aly will be okay, but McKayla's injury needs further testing. Ugh.
    http://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=10732&prog=

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    That looks dreadful! Sloppy and cheesy, way too dark and too many flashing lights. I went to the gym tour after the 1992 games and it was much more straight forward.
    Last edited by Rob; 09-10-2012 at 07:39 PM.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    These tours are always god awful for so many reasons. It will be hard for Mac to make it to Worlds this year if her injury is that serious.

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    Unprotected floor? terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karpenko View Post
    These tours are always god awful for so many reasons. It will be hard for Mac to make it to Worlds this year if her injury is that serious.
    In 1992 they did watered down versions of their Olympic routines. In a fully lit arena as if it were a competition. With mats. They had multiple balance beams, and a group floor routine, but the rest was like a competition with people going up on each event around the arena. I prefer that to this cheese.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxygirl View Post
    As gingercrush alluded to above, McKayla and Aly were both injured in the show last night. McKayla tweeted a picture of her in the hospital. It looks like she has a cast or brace on her left thigh. I haven't heard anything about Aly.

    http://instagram.com/p/PZhqIcqiXg/

    These injuries were both so stupid. They were doing bars in a dark arena with colored, theatrical lighting. Beyond stupid.
    Quote Originally Posted by mkats
    I just saw that. WTF. Someone WWGym posted a link to it as well, you can see Maroney falling off at about 1:17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p5HV...layer_embedded
    Um, I'm finding them doing those bar routines in a dark arena like that to be stupidest thing ever. It must be dangerous enough when figure skaters perform with just the spotlight. These gymnasts are swinging on bars and doing flips/twists.

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    Not to mention the fact that Aly and McKayla aren't exactly known for their mad bars skills.
    Roll Tide, y'all!

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