117: Youth Olympic Games, Romanian Nationals, Russian & Novara Cup

seda, wang, flavia yog

The Youth Olympic Games artistic gymnastics champions.

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In the News

This week Bea, Blythe, Emma and Jessica chat about:

  • Romanian Nationals
    • Could Larisa Iordache have a higher difficulty value at Worlds than Simone Biles?
    • Jessica picks her new junior superstar: Andreea Iridon.
    • The state of the Romanian World Team and the dreaded (for the seniors) bars.
  • The Swiss, Romanian, Germany Friendly meet
    • An update on Swiss stalwart, Gulia Steinbruger.
    • Germany’s steller bar workers are getting it done!
  • Youth Olympic Games
    • The most overwhelming display of affection and sportsmanship we’ve ever seen in the history of gymnastics.
    • The educational component of the YOG that none of us knew about!
    • Becky Downie pushing her coach away from the camera to stop from dying of teenage embarrassment.
    • Vault final was won by a Chinese gymnast, Wang Yan with a big 14.783
    • Giarnni Regini-Moran, another sign of the next super power is British Gymnastics.
  • Novara Cup
    • The fan insanity/zero security for athletes at Italian gymnastics meets.
    • The return of veterans, Joana Adlerteg (SWE) and Julie Crocket (BEL).
  • Russian Cup
    • The return of Victoria Komova on bars from her growth spurt and injury.
    • Aliya Mustafina is back, with a vengence!
    • The glorious zero-craps-given attitude of Tatiana Nabiyeva.
  • Sandra Isbasa to do Romanian Dancing With The Stars.

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116: Louis Smith, Amelle Berrabah of Team Sexy & Tumble Episode 5 Recap

Amelle with her partner, sports acro world champion, Doug Fordyce, Louis Smith and David-Roy Wood with, no biggie, Nadia.

This week’s interviews are with: Amelle Berrabah, shown here with her pro partner, sports acro world champion, Doug Fordyce; Louis Smith who gives us the deets on his Euros disappointment; and Amelle’s coach David-Roy Wood who talks about what he learned from, no biggie, Nadia.

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This Week's Interview

It’s interview-o-rama today on the show! Louis Smith is here to answer your Book Club questions. Amelle Berrabah, the British singer and finalist on BBC One’s gymnastics tv show, Tumble, is here with her coach David-Roy Wood (who also coaches Princess Catherine). And by the way, Amelle is going to continue with adult gymnastics when the show is over because she loves the fitness results she’s achieved during training! To conclude, Jessica and Emma recap Tumble episode 5 before the big finale on Saturday where NADIA WILL BE PERFORMING!

  • Louis Smith tells us:
    • If he was every suspicious of his dad’s motives when he came back into his life.
    • Exactly why he was so upset about not being named to the GB squad for Europeans and how he thinks it should have been handled.
    • If there is any truth to the Lucy Mecklenberg romance rumors
    • How he concentrated on training with Lisa Mason and Rochelle Douglas in the same gym and advice for asking out a teammate.
    • What he would change about Tumble for next season.
  • Amelle and Dave tell us:
    • What they learned from Nadia’s surprise visit to their balance beam training session.
    • About the training schedule and pressures of Tumble.
    • Overcoming fear and doubt when there are millions of people watching.

Find an adult gymnastics program in the US on Jessica’s website masters-gymnastics.com. Or discover the gymnastics program that’s right for you with a video introduction to all of the different disciplines of the sport.

Find out more about BBC One’s Tumble on the official website. Watch full episodes on the BBC One YouTube Channel.

If you are outside of the UK and want to watch Tumble on BBC One, you can use FreeTVCafe.net here.  Use at your own risk. There are a ton of play buttons that will automatically download crap onto your computer. Be extremely careful not to click on an advertisement. Less risky is using a VPN like TunnelBearZenmateGetUsVPN.

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