2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama

Jun 9, 2021 | GymCastic, Podcast

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US NATIONALS

  • Morgan Hurd was not advanced to Olympic Trials. We discuss what Tom Forster said to the press about it, the confusion USAG fully brought on itself, and whether that decision actually makes sense
  • Simone Biles. Gushing about the best parts of her 7th national championship
  • Queen of Consistency Jordan Chiles and Queen of Bars Composition Sunisa Lee
  • Who makes up the highest-scoring Olympic team based on nationals? Who’s still in contention?
  • Why Tom Forster’s press conference was great news for MyKayla Skinner
  • Did Grace McCallum and Kayla DiCello jeopardize their chances with falls at nationals?
  • The latest on the Jade Carey Problem
  • Highlight routines like Riley McCusker‘s bars and Emma Malabuyo‘s beam
  • The US men earned a +1 Olympic spot at Pan Ams
  • Brody Malone broke Sam Mikulak‘s streak to win the national championship
  • Realistic team and specialist options for the men’s Olympic team
  • BATTLE POMMEL HORSE is on for Olympic Trials

OLYMPIC TEAM NEWS

  • Becky Downie will not be in Tokyo as Great Britain announced its women’s team
  • Kohei ALMOST didn’t make the Olympics
  • Rebeca Andrade dominated to make the Olympics
  • The EQUIPMENT WARS have come to France
  • Aliya Mustafina officially announced something we are choosing to ignore

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