Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

Stephanie

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Looks like it’s renamed. I’m seeing USA Gymnastics Winter Cup listed for the 26th on NBC.
The Winter Cup is a domestic competition. It used to be a sort of re-ranking competition or opportunity to get named to the national team for men. Last year was the first time it had a women's competition.
 

sk9tingfan

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Being televised today from 1-3 PM today EST on NBC and then 3-5 PM EST on CNBC with repeats on the Olympic Channel on Monday from 8:30 -11:00 AM on Monday & then 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST and finally 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM.
 

danafan

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I'm watching the Winter Cup on NBC right now. The commentary is insufferable. I wish Tim and Nastia would actually learn the rules instead of complaining about them. The judges though are fresh off the exam (was held virtually on February 14; though the results were not released yet). The judges are more than capable of coming up with a score fast (on the exam we had 120 seconds for D score and 90 seconds for E score) but in real life the D1 and D2 have to agree and if they don't you have delays while they talk it out. I wish the commentators would explain this and stop complaining about how complicated the rules are....
 

sk9tingfan

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I'm watching the Winter Cup on NBC right now. The commentary is insufferable. I wish Tim and Nastia would actually learn the rules instead of complaining about them. The judges though are fresh off the exam (was held virtually on February 14; though the results were not released yet). The judges are more than capable of coming up with a score fast (on the exam we had 120 seconds for D score and 90 seconds for E score) but in real life the D1 and D2 have to agree and if they don't you have delays while they talk it out. I wish the commentators would explain this and stop complaining about how complicated the rules are....
I turned it off after an hour, although I am taping it. I got depressed listening to them. OK, say it once; don't keep on repeating yourself.
 

Rob

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Seems like Valery Liukin has been to positive reinforcement training school. Lots of nodding and back patting and his eyes look like he is smiling behind the mask.
 

Theatregirl1122

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Big story about Liukin:


Never in my life have I read anything less surprising. Well, actually I was a little bit surprised that this counted as news. I thought he was already under investigation until I saw him at winter cup.
 

Rob

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Never in my life have I read anything less surprising. Well, actually I was a little bit surprised that this counted as news. I thought he was already under investigation until I saw him at winter cup.
I thought this news came out years ago when he resigned as coordinator- like 2017? And they are just investigating now?

Meanwhile, Russia and Belarus have been banned from FIG gymnastics competitions.
 

Coco

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The diarrhea story was well known on message boards. He's had a lot of defenders...smh

I'm not entirely comfortable with the descriptions of Valerie physically abusing Nastia in the gym, though. She is a public figure and she should not be outed as a victim. It is a difficult situation, though, because she's also a member of the media. This is come up before because in one of the broadcasts I think they asked her straight out if she had been abused by Larry Nassar, which I just thought was really over the top.
 

VGThuy

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Chusovitina should just keep going until she’s 50 or beyond. If she loves it, and if there are no real downsides to it, then why not?
 

Hedwig

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I think she said her son had asked her to stop. But I don't know why.

She is a legend. :inavoid:
 

Rob

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I think she said her son had asked her to stop. But I don't know why.

She is a legend. :inavoid:
Especially when you consider her son is like 21 or 22 now, but I think he was worried she would have a serious injury.
 

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