Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

Doggygirl

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Just a general comment about all the video clips floating around of the skills people are doing/trying/learning in training. I find it refreshing to see so many women looking strong and fit and healthy. I hope the days of witholding food, fat shaming leading to eating disorders etc. are moving to the rear view mirror.
 

Aceon6

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I’ve also wondered to what extent the time away from the gym may have healed a lot of injuries or other issues due to hard training.
I think the self motivated gymnasts will enter 2021 ready to compete, knowing what their best training regimen is, what a healthy diet looks like, and when to rest. Everyone else better watch out. If anything, 2021 should dispel the myth that the coach is more than a piece of the puzzle.
 
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Sylvia

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Sasha Cohen's latest podcast interview for Team USA is with Laurie Hernandez (Show Notes section includes time stamps):
Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez joins Sasha as the first guest of 2021 to talk all things mental health and preparing for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021. Laurie shares how she navigated the challenges of 2020 and maintained a positive outlook. Sasha and Laurie explore the mental side of their rise through their respective sports at such a young age and how Laurie hopes to change the gymnastics culture for the better. Laurie explains that maintaining her mental health is just as important as her physical health.
 

Coco

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Apparently MyKayla Skinner has been hospitalized with pneumonia. It appears she and her husband were diagnosed with crud last month. He is fine but she has had lingering issues. She posted the pic from the hospital on twitter. Hopefully hospitalization was just a precaution and she will be home and recovering soon.
 

snoopyskater

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Apparently MyKayla Skinner has been hospitalized with pneumonia. It appears she and her husband were diagnosed with crud last month. He is fine but she has had lingering issues. She posted the pic from the hospital on twitter. Hopefully hospitalization was just a precaution and she will be home and recovering soon.
What is crud?
 

BaileyCatts

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I'm pages and pages behind on reading this thread but .... Laurie Hernandez is going to try for 2021 Olympics? I completely missed that if true? I can't listen to podcast at work. No speakers. :(
 

danafan

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I'm pages and pages behind on reading this thread but .... Laurie Hernandez is going to try for 2021 Olympics? I completely missed that if true? I can't listen to podcast at work. No speakers. :(
Yes, she started training a couple of years ago. She's shared quite a few videos of her progress on her instagram.
 

skatingguy

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I'm pages and pages behind on reading this thread but .... Laurie Hernandez is going to try for 2021 Olympics? I completely missed that if true? I can't listen to podcast at work. No speakers. :(
Just to be clear - there are no 2021 Olympics - the 2020 Olympics are scheduled to happen this year, but will still be referred to as such.
 

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