135: The Duchess of Stalderland

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Tabitha Yim floor pose in white leotard

Tabitha Yim floor pose in white leotard

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In the News

In the news,  Jessica and Spencer from The Balance Beam Situation chat about:

  • Auburn could be the bar dismount champions, especially Caitlin Atkinson half-in half-out (look out Katie Bailey)
  • Ranch News: Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles vs. Bailie Key, plus Laurie Hernandez is back on the team!
  • The latest NCAA rankings and why they don’t really mean anything right now.
  • Our thoughts on the latest 10’s from Brenna Dowell, Haley Scaman and Ashley Lambert.
  • Did we think Florida was underscored on beam at Alabama? Did Alabama recover from last week’s beamsaster?
  • Thank goodness the SEC Network is obviously listening to the show because they’ve fixed Courtney’s Keys.
  • The good, the gorgeous (Kari Lee’s beam! Peng’s bars! DABRITZ) and the beam start-value apocalypse from Utah vs. UCLA.
  • Kentucky at Georgia: Brittany Rogers saves the team with all of her patented Mapleleaf stadler action bar genius.
  • Comeback-MANIA in Romania! Marian Drăgulescu joining Ponor to save Romanian gymnastics!
  • Tabitha Yim gave one of the most important interviews of all time. Print it on your soul now.
  • Shannon Miller’s ex-husband is in trouble again.
  • The period, good ol’ menstruation – is it still taboo in sports? We give our expert opinions.
  • Your feedback about the Penn State gymnastics team’s 409 controversy.

 

Tabitha Yim says, “not everyone achieves their dreams and when I talk to my athletes now, I tell them I didn’t, but I’m okay. Just because you don’t, doesn’t mean you can’t be happy. You can always build new dreams and pursue them just as passionately.” Read the rest of her interview here.

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Kirsten
Kirsten
7 years ago

Well, Jess, Utah’s season opener was against BYU. You didn’t miss much except Utah’s amazing beam. And also, Tory Wilson and Georgia Dabritz stuck their vaults cold, back to back.

Kirsten
Kirsten
7 years ago
Reply to  Kirsten

Oh, and just so you know, the link to the Tabitha Yim interview doesn’t work. Hope you can fix it soon because it sounds amazing!

Kirsten
Kirsten
7 years ago

Oh, and the link to the Tabitha Yim interview doesn’t work. I hope you can fix it soon because it sounds amazing!

Kirsten
Kirsten
7 years ago
Reply to  GymCasticCrew

Thank you! 🙂

The Liukin
7 years ago

Seriously put out an online petition for the entire gymternet to sign for your 2017 Europeans idea in Bucharest. Nadia deserves to float on a cloud dressed in robe, crown, and scepter. I also liked Emma’s idea about carrying Octavian Bellu and Mariana Bitang throughout the arena.

PP
PP
7 years ago

Was pretty bummed out that the EC isn’t gonna be held in Denmark (they have plenty of banquet worthy castles btw) but this idea! Love it. I’ll sign the petition!

PP
PP
7 years ago

Btw Spencer was an absolute delight. I’ll also sign the petition to have Spencer in more episode!

David Wenger
David Wenger
7 years ago

Great follow-up to the PSU/Paterno “409” debacle, Jessica…I hope “Miss Alum” listened to this episode despite her stated misgivings. ‘So important to get outside of the insular thinking of any sport or reference group. ‘Nicely done!