IN THE NEWS
Spencer and Jessica chat about:
- Our new podcast about the Gabby’s Douglas realty show Douglas Family Gold on Oxygen.
- Watch the first episode of Douglas Family Gold here.
- Ellie Downie won everything, literally at the Osijek World Cup (2:50)
- Women in their 30’s dominated the Sao Paulo World Cup, including 31 year-old Daniele Hypolito who did this on beam! (9:23)
- Olympic prelims order released (13:50):
- Is it really true that scores go up as the day goes on or is that another gym myth that needs to be busted?!
- Our thoughts on the preliminary Chinese women’s team Shang Chunsong, Fan Yilin, Mao Yi, Wang Yan and first year senior Liu Tingting. (23:00)
- We discuss the best parts of TingTing’s routines from Chinese nationals including her legit, handspring front on beam! AH-MAZING!
Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet is brought to you by 20 Mile Athletic Center in Parker Colorado! We discuss (31:24):
- NBC filmed at the ranch and so there were marshmallows, bonfires and unrelated snake throwing
- The situation in Romania is just getting worse and worse.
- Thema Williams is suing the Trinidad & Tobago gymnastics federation
- We have a lot to say about the Penn State coaching scandal (45:00):
- Don’t let boobs get in the way of gymnastics! (1:01:30)
- How to find the right sports bra for gymnastics
- The true test of a sports bra’s effectiveness.
- Best sports bra’s Babble list, TitleNine list. The Enell Sport bra, also known as, “The bra of last resort” is a personal favorite of Jessica’s .
- New York Times article Breast and Body Changes Are Driving Teen Girls Out of Sports
- The Marta Quote (1:10:00)
- The New Yorker ran a great, exceptionally well researched profile on Simone Biles but it wasn’t without controversy, especially this quote from Karolyi; ‘after Biles had a subpar workout before Pacific Rims, Martha asked her, “Why are you being a prima donna, you spoiled brat?”’
- Your reactions to our posts this week including, 12-year-old Jaymes Marshall’s Amanar, the Betty Okino interview and MyKayla Skinner’s quad wolf turn.
WHAT TO WATCH
- Mary-Anne “Mez” Monkton doing commentary at Australian nationals. Links to the webcast and schedule here www.gymnasticslive.com.au
- The European Championships! #ECBERN2016 or #FeelTheBERN
- USA Gymnastics’ Made in America series
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- 196: The Romanian Situation with Bea