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Gymnastics News No.12 Part Deux!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Loves_Shizuka, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. b-man

    b-man Well-Known Member

    Since I watch mosly NBC, I didn't know Orozco finished 8th, thanks for the update. Certainly some redemption for John.
  2. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    I enjoy this

    I'll have one please! :p
  3. skfan

    skfan Member

    you only saw that now? :rofl:

    heard in hearsay on mn's tumbler (i couldn't find in any referring article)--feng ze (sp) who won p-bars said he spent 20 minutes working on his hair that morning, because he knew he would be up against marcel in PB final :lol:

    if this can be confirmed, then it's not just you (and me) who spend a lot of time thinking about marcel and philipp's hair :lol:
  4. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    ^I can picture it now. Feng doing Marcel's hair who's busy doing Philipp's hair who's got his hands full doing Feng's hair.

  5. skfan

    skfan Member

    ^ feng looks even younger than marcel. now i see cindy, jan and marcia brady. :rofl:

    *clears throat, makes serious face*

    i'm glad my blathering about john orozco actually informed someone for once. :D

    btw, i was re-watching the men all-around on NBCSN today (thanks to a tip from a helpful FSU-er), because i was hoping for more of john's return-to-respectable-rankings performances, since NBCSN claims to show twice the sports in the same period of time. but nope--it was the same ol' coverage. even the leyva fluff was the same-- in fact, the fluff seemed even longer. :lol:
  6. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Enjoying Vicarious Voids!

    Sorry for taking so long to get to this. My life went a little crazy last week! Here are the results of the Olympic prediction contest!

    Congratulations to our gold medalists, chipso1 and Cloudy_Gumdrops! Since this is Gymnastics, I have decided to break the tie in the most arbitrary manner possible. Yes, I have decided to drop each person's lowest score and recalculate! And so the winner is Cloudy_Gumdrops! Okay, just kidding. There may be no ties in Gymnastics but there are ties in prediction contests! GOLD FOR EVERYONE! Well... the two of you. ;)

    And congrats to our bronze medalist minuet! And, if you get depressed with your bronze medal, you should remember, those of us who FINISHED FOURTH would kill for that bronze medal. Really. We we would. I'm just saying.

    1. (243) chipso1
    1. (243) Cloudy_Gumdrops
    3. (218) minuet
    4. (212) Theatregirl1122
    5. (209) Loves_Shizuka
    6. (203) ilovepaydays
    7. (197) mylittlepony
    8. (196) ChelleC
    9. (114) Choupette
    10. (112) GarrAarghHrumph
    10. (112) sayana_mnk
    12. (110) mkats
    13. (109) Matryeshka
    14. (107) Poggi
    15. (103) Eotys
    16. (30) DimaToe
    17. (28) jobelle
    18. (19) viennese

    Now for the individual event results, for the men's event, Cloudy_Gumdrops and Chipso1 are hogging the top results but the bronze medalist is MEEEEE! :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer: Finally! I feel like Aly Raisman on the balance beam.
    133 points
    1. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    122 points
    2. chipso1

    116 points
    3. Theatregirl1122

    114 points
    4. Choupette

    113 points
    5. Loves_Shizuka

    112 points
    6. GarrAarghHrumph
    6. minuet
    6. sayana_mnk

    110 points
    9. mylittlepony

    109 points
    10. Matryeshka

    107 points
    11. Poggi

    104 points
    12. ilovepaydays

    98 points
    13. ChelleC

    28 points
    14. jobelle

    19 points
    15. viennese

    0 points
    16. DimaToe
    16. Eotys
    16. hihihi
    16. mkats

    For the women, chipso1 and Cloudy_Gumdrops are basically the Chinese men in 2008. They take gold and silver again! But mkats tied for the silver!

    121 points
    1. chipso1

    110 points
    2. Cloudy_Gumdrops
    2. mkats

    106 points
    4. minuet

    103 points
    5. Eotys

    99 points
    6. ilovepaydays

    98 points
    7. ChelleC

    96 points
    8. Loves_Shizuka
    8. Theatregirl1122

    87 points
    10. mylittlepony

    30 points
    11. DimaToe

    0 points
    12. Choupette
    12. GarrAarghHrumph
    12. hihihi
    12. jobelle
    12. Matryeshka
    12. Poggi
    12. sayana_mnk
    12. viennese
  7. mkats

    mkats Well-Known Member

    Woohoo! :cheer2: Thanks for all your work!
  8. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    I finally win a prediction contest! And it's gymnastics. :D

    Skating is just more unpredictable I guess. Esp. junior ladies.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  9. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

  10. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

    FYI: Gabby Douglas is on The Tonight Show coming up soon and every member of the Fierce Five will be on The Today Show tomorrow morning and Letterman tomorrow night. :cheer:

    Gabby is so darn cute. I love her shoes! She did a really nice job on The Tonight Show. I'm amazed at her poise! :D
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  11. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    Yay! Thanks TG, and congrats to my tie-mate, Cloudy Gumdrops! :cheer:
  12. gingercrush

    gingercrush Well-Known Member

    Hmm if you want to catch up or rewatch Olympic coverage heaps of events appear to be on the olympics official youtube channel. Gymnastics has Shannon Miller commentary.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic - Not sure how much is staying around but it is pretty good.
  13. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

  14. pollyanna

    pollyanna In denial

    You can download Expat Shield (free) to view these videos, but you have to be careful - during the download, my computer got loaded with OpenCandy adware and my homepage was changed without my approval. The software also slowed down my computer. The software uninstalled easily, but I had to remove the adware with Microsoft Security Essentials.
  15. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

    You can also use Firefox with the Stealthy add on. I tried it yesterday and it worked.
  16. Lanna

    Lanna Well-Known Member

    I lost track, why didn't CHN have a guy in the AA? Did they not bring any all-arounders? :confused:
  17. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies ├╝ber

    Only one of them competed all six events and he didn't qualify. Actually they even passed him as a reserve - Guo Weiyang was first reserve for the AA final, but third reserve Jimmy Verbaeys from Belgium ended up competing.



    I don't know which qualifier withdrew, but I read that first reserve Stepan Gorbachev had already gone home before the AA final.

    ETA it was Romanian Flavius Koczi who withdrew, allegedly to focus on apparatus finals, not that it helped....
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  18. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

  19. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member


    Interesting, I didn't have any problems when I downloaded expat shield.
  20. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

  21. minuet

    minuet Well-Known Member

    oh wow! I happily accept my bronze medal...I can be like Team GB!

    Thanks for your work with the contest Theatregirl!
  22. Scintillation

    Scintillation New Member

    The fierce five press tour continues--I saw them being interviewed by Soledad obrien on CNN. I only caught a little bit of it because I was at the gym, but I did see that mckayla did say "if something doesn't happen the way you want it to you just have to laugh it off, being disappointed doesn't help anyone." aw mckayla I am impressed.
  23. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    McKayla's agent/facebook person and Aliya's webmaster seem to be in a competition with each other to see who can post the most TV interviews of their protoge's on facebook. Aliya is winning I think due to her award at the Kremlin from Putin, giving a speech and being awarded a car for her efforts!!

    I have to say that McKayla is the main reason to watch the fierce 5 interviews. She's fabulously bitchy in a - I'm cute and can pull this off without offending anyone - way and was an absolute hoot on Letterman.
  24. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

  25. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    Isn't this the same programme that Tat did and Gordeeva did a few years ago? Agree on Vika's hair :fragile: She needs to grow it and buy some volumising shampoo and conditioner ASAP!!
  26. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

    I just can't like the new look from any angle. Those bangs make the real Viktoria Karpenko cry. :wuzrobbed

    Great to see Khorkina :) I wish I understood Russian, it would be great to know what they are saying!
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  27. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    ^Or in Khorki's case, shouting.

  28. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

    She's still the queen and is not afraid to show it. :glamor:
  29. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    Make no mistake. her new hair is also dreadful, but somehow it's appropriate :glamor: :D
  30. Karpenko

    Karpenko Not Impressed.

    She's channeling her inner David Bowie, I don't speak Russian but still understood all of the medals she reminded people she had won. ;) You tell em' Sveta!
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