194: Rio Test Event and 2016 NCAA Championships

Apr 20, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

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Flávia Saraiva of Brazil (left, photo by FIG) and Nina McGee University of Denver (right, photo byChristy Linder)


In the News

In the news, Uncle Tim, Lauren Hopkins, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

  • Recap of the Olympic Test Event in Rio; the final Olympic qualifier! (2:00)
  • Trinidad and Tobago team drama once again. Thema Williams was pulled at the last minute and replaced by Marissa Dick, but this time Thema’s coach, John Geddart, may be to blame.  Read his leaked emails here. (34:15)
  • What does Rio need to fix before the gymnasts arrive for the Olympics in August; the list is long. (50:03)
  • 2016 NCAA Gymnastics Championships recap (1:05:00)
    • Men’s NCAA Championships highlights (1:44:45)


Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

  • Penn State has zero gymnasts in its senior class. We discuss The Daily Collegian’s expose alleging abuse by coaches Jeff and Rachelle Thompson.  (1:58:00)
  • Louis Smith apologizes for complaining about scoring. 
  • Russia says the women’s team stopped taking Meldonium a long time ago because it didn’t have the desired results. 
  • Shawn Johnson got married. 
  • We are obsessed with this Spanish gymnastics promo video.

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