In the news, Uncle Tim, Lauren Hopkins, and Jessica chat about:
- The Russian press conference that featured more empty plates than gymnastics
- Hashtag Wars: the official hashtag has been changed from #2015wgc to #Glasgow2015
- The Competition:
- Who’s here and how they qualified
- Competition format: six gymnasts per team, one alternate. Five gymnasts compete on each event in prelims with only four scores counting (5 up 4 count). In finals, only three gymnasts can compete and all three scores count towards the team score (3 up 3 count).
- Lauren plays “How To Get Your Favorite Gymnast To Rio” with Uncle Tim
- Non-nominative vs. Nominative
- Injury report and which teams are on the “Oh Crap We Are Going To Have to Go To The Test Event” List
- Gymnasts you must watch in prelims because although they might not make finals, they will make you believe in the Gym Gods: Thorsdottir, Berki, Wever, Zapata, Millousi and more.
- Jaw-dropping skills you must watch lest you kick yourself forever: Bretschneider on high bar, Ablyzin on floor, Toni-Ann Williams’ Produnova off beam, Chustovitina’s Produnova on vault, Ruby Harold’s Zuchold, Schafer’s side some half.
- Medal Favorites and our predictions: Brenna Dowell will win all the things!
- Personal stories we are following in Glasgow
- Cuba is back for the first time since 2003
- Bahamas, Africa, Caribbean nations representing with exciting gymnasts
- Team Jamaica: from zero to an super exciting, unique, dream making national team
- Chusovitina and the women of women’s gymnastics
Danell Pecht and Kerri Joyce are getting two tickets each for floor seats, t-shirts and hospitality at Elevate the Stage!
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Hi! Nice podcast! Found you guys just a few weeks ago and have been following ever since. You guys are awesome, keep on the good work.
I think Brazil is in a bigger \”oh crap here comes test event\” because we had T-H-R-E-E injuries in top gymnasts (2 being ACL tears), including Andrade a week before PanAms, which had 6+ routines on all apparatus, including an awesome Amanar and a 1 1/2 double back as first pass. We still have a good team, but since most of our competitors for the last spots are also good (Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Australia, Italy, France) we may need 100% hit routines and someone to fail in order to get the Rio team spot this month.
China\’s Shang Chunsong is also doing 3 1/2 + punch front, but it\’s usually scary as hell.
You meant Wang Yan as a wow floor routine (it is, actually; double double, 1 1/2 to triple to punch front, 2 1/2 to front layout and double back), but i think you meant Sae Miyakawa from Japan, which has a full in layout, front layout to double front, double layout and double double AS A DISMOUNT. Interestingly, her routine is .1 behind Wang Yan\’s because her dance routines are just A, B and C. But on tumbling she is on par with Simone, which is CRAZY from a tiny japanese girl.
\”He has a big D and know how to spread his legs\”. I died while spitting water on the screen.
Also, I think this question has probably been asked but I don\’t know to look for it: is it possible to make the podcast available for download? Since I don\’t have a lot of free time, it would be nice to hear you on my ipod while commuting, or on the bus, cooking etc etc.
Cheers from Brazil!
Sae Miyakawa on floor is unnnnnreal. First of all, her body tension in her full in double straight is perfect. I think what\’s most impressive, however, is that her knees are glued together in her double front a la Ivana Hong. She 100% rivals Simone in terms of her tumbling – great to watch!
Yes, you can try Stitcher for downloading the podcasts!