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185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned)


commissioned_signOur first ever commissioned podcast! Club Gym Nerd member, Red, ordered a recap of the 2008 women’s Olympic all-around finals with “fairytale expectations as if we didn’t know what happened to the competitors.” We talk about the medal contenders, the fan favorites, sideline shenanigans, judging flubs, standout skills and routines, with routine play by plays. From Anna Pavlova, Stelliana Nistor, Chusovitina, Jiang Yuyuan, Kesenia Semenova, Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Yang Yinlin; we cover all the juicy details and include leotard fashion reports. Spencer, Uncle Tim and Jessica take you through every last drop. 


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2008 Olympian Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs’ training partner, Taylor Lindsay-Noel talks about her injury in the video below. The way her mother spoke out after the accident, forever changed the way catastrophic injuries are handled in the gymnastics community. These days most federations, coaches and gyms respond immediately to help the gymnast cover medical care and assist the family.

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8 years ago

Posting just to say how much I love the show and how amazing this episode was. You guys should do more of these recaps from old meets.

8 years ago

Loved this recap but you missed one of the most amazing parts of Nastia’s floor routine where she almost went out of bounds on her third pass but instead said ” not tonight, satan” and landed in releve

8 years ago

Is there a video so we ca watch along with you guys? You all are so amazing, i love this!!

7 years ago

I get mad every time I hear Elfi laugh when she says Ksenia Semenova had hopes of winning the title.
Hello – she came 4th!

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