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    Racial Profiling & Related Matters (Non-Lethal Version)

    I wouldn't be exactly surprised if that relationship was not healthy, to say the least.
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    Racial Profiling & Related Matters (Non-Lethal Version)

    Yes, that video displayed a crazy level of toxicity and especially narcissism, just like your rape example. Rules are for others; her ego was bruised when he reminded her of the rule she didn't bother following; she wanted revenge by annihilating his life. The racism she displayed was just the...
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    Racial Profiling & Related Matters (Non-Lethal Version)

    The following is reported by the New York Post and the Daily Mail... I know, I know! :rolleyes: Let's keep some healthy skepticism, but considering what she displayed in the video, the claims made by an ex-colleague that she destroyed his life are at the very least plausible, and apparently...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Has anybody ever done a Counter-Kim caught on the same side of the bar than a Tkatchev? In other words, a Tkatchev with a flip? If not, I'm thinking it has to be possible in training, but possibly too risky to be worth it in competition?
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    That's completely foreign to me: I've never ben involved in any continuous activity throughout childhood. @Erin in an earlier post said that I could surprise myself, but I quit swimming lessons around age 5 because I really couldn't swim yet and the teachers asked us to do something I was really...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    So that book came out in 2015. No wonder that, when pressed by Moceanu to speak up against Nunno's abuse, Miller never responded (that was of course her prerogative). This is what she said in the wake of Nassar's sentencing, that I knew I remembered bits of (probably from a different link...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    It's very possible. What struck me was that this was a book she wrote. She could very well have left out those parts or at the very least, some details. She could have said she sought a priest because she thought it could be generally a good idea to help Shannon, but that also speaking with...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Regarding Marinescu, Belu's comment is awful, but if you think strictly about medal chances, Belu gave her Milosovici's place in the balance beam final, where she had a better shot at a medal than in the all-around (she had won the silver at the previous world championships only months before)...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    That's like me reading the book written by Miller's mother. Sometimes things you read just stick in your mind because it's just too memorable. Who are you thinking of when speaking of adults raised behind the iron curtain? Overall, I agree, it's not only the Karolyis' fault. I'm mostly...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    I agree it doesn't matter what concerns would be brought to Nunno. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't been misunderstood, since I was the one to bring the topic. I couldn't agree more with you. By some miracle, I found my old copy of "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" with little effort. I also...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    To clarify, she was afraid of telling Nunno Shannon was anxious over his threats of preventing her from competing and over Shannon's floor routine that was missing a required element. As far as I could tell reading the book, he was well aware of her wrist injury, as was her mother. I have not...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Yes, that's very possible. I sensed something more or less like that in Haines' book. Her message was like "ultimately, gymnastics made me who I am", and then she listed qualities that I don't doubt for a second that she possesses. I just think she could enjoy those same qualities without having...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    From her book, that took place in 1994. He was at Nationals that year.
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    I'll quote myself from the Larry Nassar thread in January 2018: I should probably add that I am aware Nunno held some power over the Millers: if Shannon had wanted to switch coach, she would very likely have had to move away from home, with all the implications we can all imagine, but still. I...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    The wrist injury? She started experiencing pain months before, as far back as January IIRC from the book her mother wrote. I've read it little by little through Google books years ago, so I may not have the details exactly right, but I definitely remember rolling my eyes at how her mother seemed...
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