Raisman retires: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7887217/Aly-Raisman-25-announces-retirement-gymnastics-reflect-whirlwind-10-year-career.html
Includes some cute pics/vids of her as a child in gymnastics.
She's had quite a career. I look forward to seeing what she does in the future.
I would expect (especially now) that clubs would train skaters and parents in awareness of boundaries, grooming behaviors to watch for and report, ice, locker room & social media etiquette, appropriate parent engagement, and likely some healthy nutrition/body acceptance workshops.
Nice story on the resurgence of interest in figures -- and they've added new ones.
'The modern figures movement has tried hard to broaden its appeal, deploying black ice (to better see the...
Fascinating article -- thanks for posting it. This was the part that particularly spoke to me:
"Like Namiotka, Jada Kai, a singles skater who performed under the name Melissa Bulanhagui and represented both the US and the Philippines, remembers Coughlin grooming young female skaters at the...
It would be interesting to read an English translation of a Russian figure skating media training guide...if there even is one. (That said, I enjoy the Russian jousting a lot more than the Amerian platitudes. YMMV.)
I'm not puzzled. The skater in question is nowhere to be seen in the multitude of pictures she has posted. She has lots of other skater pics posted. Probably a smart move on her part.
The one of her kid sleeping in the car seat is particularly sweet.
"The approval rate for individual immigrant petitions for permanent residence based on “extraordinary ability,” a category used by professional athletes, scientists, professors and industry executives, fell from 82.1% in the 2016 government fiscal year, the last full year of the Obama...
How are they going to do that if they were so invested in trying to tar the whistleblower? Who could trust that?
I am curious what -- if anything -- will happen to Alexander Lakernik, ISU First Vice President of Figure Skating. He's been smart and influential as figure skating has undergone...