192: Regionals, Doha and Cottbus

Apr 6, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

Miracle in Michigan. Number 18 Stanford qualifies to NCAA Championships. Courtesy StanfordPhoto.com

Miracle in Michigan. Number 18 Stanford qualifies to NCAA Championships. Courtesy StanfordPhoto.com

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In the News

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

  • How to watch Pacific Rim Championships from anywhere in the world (3:45)
  • NCAA Regionals (8:15)
    • The heartbreak the terror, the need for warning labels and a recap from every regional
    • Our favorite individuals going to NCAAs and superstars who didn’t make it
    • War on the Floor – Lindsay Mable vs. Nina McGee in Minnesota
    • Why the regional format SUCKS and needs to be changed immediately 
  • Doha World Cup (1:08:00)
    • Catalina Ponor wins gold on BB
    • Bai Yawen competed on a  futuristic beam that certainly was the cause of her almost fall
    • Women’s and LGBT human rights issues in Quatar
    • How are the Romanian women looking heading into the Test Event
    • Manrique Larduet of Cuba 
  • Cottbus (1:15:24)
    • Lisa Top proves the Dutch can do more than spin 
    • Is Oksana Chusovitina changing her strategy to qualify for Rio
    • Dominick Cunningham (GBR) insane new floor pass. 
    • Oleg Verniaiev update

GYMTERNET NEWS

Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include (1:22:00):

  • The Pacific Rim Championships team for the US 
  • Popa, Adlerteg, Hambuchen, Epke, Yang and Komova all injured. 
  • Olympic ticket sales low
  • Meldonium update
    • Valentina Rodionenko says the Russian team stopped taking the drug in August
    • European champion Nikolai Kuksenkov tested positive at Russian Nationals and says they took meldonium “like vitamins”
  • 1984 Olympic all-around champ, Mary Lou Retton and her self-described thunder thighs has undergone 19 surgeries!
  • Josh Dixon on the importance of being an out athlete and why the post-Olympic tour should also be sponsored by PFlag.  

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Contest Winners

RJ and his subway sandwiches have won two all-session passes to the Pac Rim Championships to watch Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Brenna Dowell, Ashton Locklear, Laurie Hernandez and Ragan Smith in person! Watch his entries and our honorable mentions here.

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