210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games

Aug 4, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast



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

  • Please take this super shorsurvey. It helps our podcast host find advertisers to fit your every desire.
  • How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here).
  • INDYSTAR Expose: How USA Gymnastics protected coaches over kids
    • “IndyStar tracked down four cases in which USA Gymnastics was warned of suspected abuse by coaches but did not initiate a report to authorities. Those coaches went on, according to police and court records, to abuse at least 14 underage gymnasts after the warnings.”
    • Episode 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics
    • 163: ENOUGH Marvin Sharp accused of sexual abuse.
    • We created #GymUnsafe
      • Because the USA Gymnastics system is wildly inadequate, we created a spreadsheet to track coaches who make the news for suspected abuse–filling the gap between the time coaches are investigated and subsequently banned or exonerated. For example, USAG permanently ineligible member, Zac Lawson, has opened a new gym.
  • Skills Highlights:
    • Ponor, Mustafina, Hong Un Jong, Paseka, Shang Chunsong, Chusovitina, Team Brazil and Larisa Iordache finds a gym, finally.
  • Team USA Podium Training
    • The all-around spot is between Laurie and Aly and will be decided tonight, BUT based on today’s podium training, what could one conclude?
      • FX: Gabby, Laurie, Simone, Aly
      • VT: Laurie, Gabby, Aly, Simone
      • UB: Aly, Simone, Gabby, Maddy
      • BB: Gabby, Aly, Laurie, Simone
    • Maggie Haney is as upset about it as Jessica is.
  • Our favorite off-the-cuff comments from the arena, equipment “decorations,” fashion news, and reality of living in Rio.


Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:

CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!


What: The Bronze Movie Watch Party Kits (gym bag with goodies and the movie), The End of the Perfect 10 book, a U.S. Olympic Trials T-shirt or GRAND PRIZE*: A Bronze Movie gym bag filled with real props used in the film and a one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafa handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson.

HowTweet, Instagram, Voicemail or Tumblr tag us and use the hashtag #BronzeContest to tell us which retired gymnast you would want to coach you, The Bronze style, to Olympic glory and why?

Winners Announced: On every other podcast for the entire month of August! Starting with the women’s podium training podcast. 

Grand Prize Deadline
: August 21st at midnight. Open to Club Gym Nerd members only*


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  • Buy one of our awesome gym nerdy gifts and goodies here.




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