Her post yesterday was a little different - saying that “the seed has been planted” to go for Tokyo and that her excuse that she would see how the dismount didn’t work when it went really well. She clarified today that it’s not a commitment but also that it was not an April Fool’s joke.Chelsie Memmel has been doing what she calls “adult gymnastics” for a while now, and she likes to post them. She quelled rumors of a comeback some time ago. She says she does this now to stay in shape.
A New York Times article about what the postponement means for Simone Biles, Mykayla Skinner, Sunisa Lee, and other U.S. gymnasts:
The code of points changed so there is minimal incentive to do this. That, and gymnasts are slightly taller than when whip backs were a thing, which makes it more difficult to incorporate a whip into a tumbling pass because it is usually a 4th element. Since the 2009-2012 code, at least, you could get .1 bonus for whip-whip-bhs-D skill (like a double back). You can get .2 bonus for whip - immediate D skill (whip - double back tuck or back 2.5 twist). But there is no bonus for whip - bhs - anything, even a F or G or higher skill.Why don't female gymnasts do whip backs on the floor anymore?
Actually the IOC has already said that any named competitor to 2020 automatically gets their spot.I’m agreeing with you with one exception. If a country has already held trials and named its team for a specific sport (marathon, for example), the country should be able to hold a 2nd trials and be able to add the winner to the team if the winner’s time/score beats the winner of the first trials. That might result in a few countries getting one more slot in a sport.
I think you’re spot on. There really isn’t a viable justification for changing things up at this time. So often when cancellations happen a sport tends to overcompensate to help smooth the ruffled feathers and take the sting away. It’s better if they just leave it alone and move on down the road. Make any necessary changes later.^^^ Well I'll just hit this one and run for cover ..... I think all current rules and age requirements across all sports should remain intact regardless of the fact the Olympics will now take place in 2021 because its still the "2020 Olympics". Sports that already had qualification spots earned for Olympics 2020, all those spots stand. Those athletes should not have to requalify and try to earn their spot again, that sport fills the remaining spots just as they would have if sports would not have stopped. Sports like gymnastics and swimming, which have had no qualifications yet, should have to follow all current rules regarding age restrictions and # of spots available per Team/Country. They should not change any rules/qualifications or spots available to anything other than what was originally allowed for 2020 Olympics. That's what I think ….. so !!!
This night will be fun for me too. Too bad it's probably gonna be the NBC coverage so we won't get to see everyone but it will still be a great night of gymnastics. I just have to make sure I go to bed prior to the Athens coverage because that team event is not my fave, LOLFRIDAY, APRIL 24 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
Almost 30 years of U.S. women’s gymnastics will be featured on Friday and Saturday on NBCSN. Coverage will begin with the ‘Magnificent Seven’ winning the first American team gold medal in Olympic history in 1996. An all-around triple-header features Carly Patterson becoming the first American woman in 20 years to win the all-around in 2004, while Liukin and Johnson followed in 2008 as the first U.S. women to go 1-2 in the all-around at an Olympic Games.
EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK Atlanta 1996: Women’s Team Final 8 p.m. NBCSN Athens 2004: Women’s All-Around Final 10 p.m. NBCSN Beijing 2008: Women’s All-Around Final 12 a.m. NBCSN Seoul 1988: Women’s All-Around Final 2 a.m. NBCSN
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
More historic U.S. gymnastics performances will be presented from the 2016, 2012, and 2004 Olympic Games. Highlighted events include the ‘Fierce Five’ team final in London, Biles and Raisman finishing 1-2 in the Rio individual all-around, and the U.S. capturing a silver medal in the team final at the 2004 Games.
EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK London 2012: Women’s Team Final 8 p.m. NBCSN London 2012: Women’s All-Around Final 10 p.m. NBCSN Rio 2016: Women’s All-Around Final 11:30 p.m. NBCSN Athens 2004: Women’s Team Final 1:30 a.m. NBCSN
COOL!!!! My Olympic collection starts with 2000, so getting 1996 and 1988 into my collection will be wonderful! I never would have known about this otherwise!FYI: NBC Sports is airing a whole bunch of past Olympics coverage starting next week (there's a bunch of gymnastics included) so if there's a big competition that you missed from a previous Olympics, you should get your shot to see it starting on Monday April 13th, 2020. I am most excited to see the Magnificent 7 again since the only coverage I have of it now is a very grainy VHS tape!
Schedule Link: https://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/...storic-olympic-moments-april-13-26-on-nbcsn/f
BTW-Here is the night I can't wait for....SO much greatness!
This night will be fun for me too. Too bad it's probably gonna be the NBC coverage so we won't get to see everyone but it will still be a great night of gymnastics. I just have to make sure I go to bed prior to the Athens coverage because that team event is not my fave, LOL
I had a similar conundrum with their interview of Kathy Johnson Clarke, and I caved and watched it. (It was really good and worth caving for, so I don’t regret it.) Sorry to say, I will probably do it again with Silivas.Crap. I really don't want to give TSL any views. I swore to never support those losers, but I really want to hear what Silivas has to say. Sigh.
It's a great interview. She is unbelievably charming and candid about her abilities and the atmosphere of the Romanian gymnastics program of 1980s.FYI....The Skating Lesson has done an interview with Daniela Silivas. I haven’t watched it yet, but it showed up in my suggestions. I cannot wait. She is one of the greats, and a huge favorite. It’s posted on YouTube.
Totally understand this but I'd grit it out and watch. She's really charming as mentioned and super bubbly. In times like these, I've no regrets indulging in something that had me smiling from ear to ear for a good hour.Crap. I really don't want to give TSL any views. I swore to never support those losers, but I really want to hear what Silivas has to say. Sigh.