MyKayla always looks so much better without all that glittery makeup she wears for comps. Cute picture.
It was no secret that the FBI ****ed up the Nassar situation badly but I didn't know how badly.
'Absolutely chilling': Larry Nassar sex abuse reports met with massive FBI failures, DOJ watchdog saysThe FBI's roughly nine-month delay in investigating 2015 allegations has long been a point of contention for Nassar survivors.www.usatoday.com
What the hell.
Someone tweeted this clip from “Golden” with Konnor’s former coach. You can’t see the flags she’s referring to but replies are saying she had Trump flags in the gym.
On the first day of competition at the Olympics, she qualified last [8th] for the final, "Márta didn’t believe that I was going to get the medal. She told me to my face ‘Ah, Annia, you blew it’. I didn’t fall but the jump [vault] wasn’t good either. I left and I prayed to God so hard that night asking him to let me go to the finals." . . .
For Annia, the most valuable thing she’s gained from gymnastics is “the tenacity of how to face life and face problems in any situation, the discipline of what needs to be done and that you can’t get frustrated because there will always be obstacles, but you have to keep moving forward. More important than winning is how you get there; that has helped me a lot now in raising my children.”
The “in the know” gymnastic types say there were Trump and MAGA flags. Why else would the coach say that she wasn’t going to apologize for them? No one would say that about a US flag.I didn't see any Trump or MAGA or black-and-blue American flags in the gym. Maybe she removed them, but none are visible in the Golden documentary. I thought she was talking about the American flag, and hinting at the kneeling movement and about how much more conservatives "respect" the flag.
You're right. Kids go to school everyday and sit in classrooms all day with American flags. That wasn't what was being referred to. In no other top gym in the country would you ever be subjected to that bulls*t.The “in the know” gymnastic types say there were Trump and MAGA flags. Why else would the coach say that she wasn’t going to apologize for them? No one would say that about a US flag.
And her husband is a walking rage machine. I feel for the young gymnasts who have no power to stand up to a bully like that.
It sounds like the deal was made at US Classic - Konnor says she saw Liukin there and realized she wanted him as her coach and had her parents talk to him and it was a go.And someone needs to tell Randy Brown, that angry husband, he doesn't get to tell a young black girl how to feel about looking at that MAGA sh*t when coming to train everyday. For those who have experienced what it, you know what racism is and how uncomfortable it is having to be in a space where someone is telling you that they are complicit in their support of it. Even if they never say those words, you know. And if they were having discussions in the gym, Konnor understood that. Randy said it was him doing the most talking, but he wasn't talking to himself. He's an a*****, plain and simple. Of course Konnor quit talking to him. Irregardless of how I feel about her parents (I haven't really warmed to them), I'm glad that when she finally said something to them about what was happening and how she felt that they didn't waste any time getting her the hell out of there. I mean, they were gone in a matter if days, from what I can tell.
Now, whether the decision to move to Liukin was a good decision remains to be seen. But it's a good sign that her new team decided not to compete at Nationals. Getting herself together and coming back for Worlds or even next year sounds good to me.
Exactly. I really want her to get her nerves and anxiety under control. Not to be funny, but I can't see Valeri Liukin, world and Olympic champion standing next to Konnor at the podium holding her barf bag. Surely WOGA has some sports psychologists or a few hypnotherapists on speed dial. Anybody......Regarding Konnor pulling out of US Nationals, I saw a Simone Biles interview about her being 3 months too young for the 2012 Olympics. The interviewer asked her what would have happened if she had been able to compete to get on the team. She said it would have been a disaster - that she wasn’t really ready at all and would have come in last and stopped competing.
Without ********* and the Tokyo delay, konnor wouldn’t have been in the mix. She and her coach had a multi-year plan that got tossed out in pursuit of Olympic Rings. I’m so glad she’ll have the time now to prepare more methodically.
Lol....don't hide. I totally agree with your assessment.(preparing to run for cover as I type this ..... ) I think it was a huge mistake to push Konnor to go for 2020 Olympics when it got postponed. Just because she was now age eligible didn't mean she was Olympic level ready or have the experience to handle that kind of pressure. They should have sat down as a Team (Konnor, coaches, parents) and realistically discussed how she was not yet strong enough to compete against the Top Seniors (because she wasn't) and lets keep our focus and goals we've already set on 2024 and not alter the training plan that was already set (and yes, I laughed as I read that back thinking her coaches would do that). Not "OMG we can be on the 2020 team!! Hurry hurry hurry we can make 2020!!!". Total poor decisions by the coach to try to push her like that just because the 1 year delay now made her age eligible. Which is another reason that the minute the delay was announced I believed that all age eligibility requirements (across all sports) should have been strictly enforced as if it was still taking place in 2020. If you weren't eligible in 2020, then you could not be eligible for 2021.
Okay, I'm running to hide under my covers now ........
It is different than it would have been - a later Nationals and no Olympic qualifications in the middle. All the seniors who went to the O’s would’ve have retired the previous year and Konnor would be part of the new crop.I don't understand that reasoning. Wouldn't she have tried to make it to Worlds this year? Is the preparation different? (Just a bit less pressure, I assume).
So I see no harm in trying, to be honest.
It seems that Morgan’s mom is around - did she adopt her as a single mom?I wondered about Morgan's parents. They do not feature at all in the documentary. Much less than Skinner's mom even though MyKayla is not living at home anymore.
Me too.I wonder if this means that Morgan is much more self motivated and independent? Just found it interesting.