283: Catalina Ponor Says Goodbye

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SIMONE-TERNET NEWS

  • Simone casually has all her skills back because Simone.
  • Do we think the Aly/Gabby/Simone twitter victim-shame debacle compelled Gabby to come forward with her story? And does it change how we view her comments?
  • Simone will be 23 in 2020. Gasp. What journalists are STILL getting wrong about age and women’s gymnastics!

MEET NEWS

  • IT’S THE MEXICAN OPEN GALA EVERYONE!!!!!!!
    • Ponor gives her farewell gala performances on beam and floor and they’re AH-MAZING
    • If this truly is the end for Ponor, what is her legacy in gymnastics?
    • But also:
    • Jessica details how to make Yesenia Ferrera into a world floor champ. (Hint: it’s conditioning)
  • Elite Gym Massilia
    • The Russian juniors and their rudis will soon rule us all
    • Axelle Klinckaert’s insane/amazing must-watch floor routine, starring sound effects
  • Cottbus World Cup
    • Miyachi, Bretschneider, calculated risk, and the triumph of Marvin “NO LONGER HOT MESS” Kimble on high bar
    • China has another one on PBars, and his name is Tan Di.
    • Chuso wins her 11th Cottbus vault title because obviously
    • Wang Cenyu is gorgeous on beam, but why such a short routine?
    • The future of Russian floor is Lilia Akhaimova‘s huge, strong tumbling and Maria Kharenkova‘s rebirth!

GYMTERNET NEWS

  • Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault and his statement was just as despicable as his everything else about him.
  • Up next: MSU.
  • British Gymnastics suspends men’s technical director Eddie van Hoof
  • Laura Jurca is leaving Romania for Germany
  • The FIG finally comes to its senses about naming skills after women!
  • Fabian Hambiceps stuck a high bar dismount for the last time
  • Chiaki Hatakeda is doing a QUAD on floor. A QUAD YOU GUYS!
  • Plus, we answer your feedback about college fantasy gymnastics, gymnerd dating services, and positive changes at TOPS camp!

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