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204: Day One 2016 Women’s Olympic Trials

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IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, Lauren, Lindsey Green, Jennifer Lacopelli and Jessica chat about:

  • Kittia-Gate: Christian Gallardo has been coaching Gabby instead of  Kittia. 
    • Statement from Natalie Hawkins, Gabrielle Douglas’ mother:”Gabrielle hasn’t made a coaching change. Christian Gallardo has been Gabrielle’s coach since she arrived at Buckeye. Since there is only to be one coach alongside Gabrielle throughout the Olympic process, Christian is that coach based on their longtime coach/athlete bond, chemistry and strength together.”
  • If Laurie Hernandez is selected, will she *really* be the first Latina gymnast to make the U.S. Olympic team in 30 years?
  • We review the night 1 of the Olympic Trials – gymnast by gymnast.
  • Finally, we discuss Simone’s hilarious Tide commercial, which is Jessica’s favorite thing ever

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Kanspi
Kanspi
5 years ago

Did other people notice Gabby’s strange eye movements in the NBC closeups? Something is up with her. She has either developed a tic or she was medicated. I’ve been watching Gabby for years and I’ve never seen that repetitive sideways/upward eye movement from her. I’m really worried about her.

LL
LL
5 years ago
Reply to  Kanspi

I noticed that, too! I\’m glad I\’m not the only one. I thought she was either having an internal conversation with herself or developed a nervous tick.

D
D
5 years ago

one of the lady hosts… kept saying in the previous podcast just going on and on about how she was upset that everybody was focusing on Maggie Nichols injury and that it’s not a big deal it’s not a big deal this it’s not a big deal that …. but by her performance clearly it is a big deal because she is not at the same level that she was …..she is not ….. so clearly it is a big deal so have several seats…. it is a big deal and you were whining and complaining about people focusing on it so clearly it is a big deal the timing was a big deal and the fact that she isn’t needed now because she’s not at the same level it is a big deal so yeah again have a seat

Gym_Fan16
Gym_Fan16
5 years ago

2016 Euro Cup final is on Sunday, July 10 between France and Portugal.

U.S.A. team:
Simone, Aly, Laurie, Madison, Gabby

Alternates:
Maggie, Mykayla, Ashton (the most likely one to end up competing is Ashton if the bubble wrap around Madison fails for some reason).

Aych
Aych
5 years ago

You are all a true gift to the gymternet…I look forward to your commentary more and more as NBC continues to blow it 🙂 Please do more of these throughout Rio, the not-four-year fans need it!!

Lynne
Lynne
5 years ago

As for the remarks on the Under Armour commercial, I think it might have to do with sponsorship. Because Nike has Gabby & Simone and Aly has Reebok as sponsors, and they are Under Armour\’s competition. And since they supply the National teams overall, they went with girls who weren\’t tied to other sponsors, which in this case were Madison, Maggie and Mykayla. If Simone, Gabby and Aly weren\’t tied to other sponsors, they would have absolutely been in that commercial. It wasn\’t racial bias, it was just business.

EmilyAnn
EmilyAnn
5 years ago
Reply to  Lynne

Lynne, I had the same thought about why they used those particular girls for the commercial. All three are doing college gymnastics now too which means they probably weren’t paid for that commercial too.

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