212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims

Aug 8, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast




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

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  • How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here).
  • Injury updates, rumors and coaches who don’t know basic first aid procedures:
    • Samir Ait Said (FRA) suffered compound fracture of his leg, he wasn’t splinted before he was moved and then the Rio medical staff dropped him.  
    • Ellis O’Reilly coaches did not have her checked by medical staff immediately following this crash on her beam dismount. Maybe she was checked after the rotation, either way, absolutely unconscionable. 
    • Martha Karolyi says injury played role in keeping Laurie Hernandez out of the all-around. 
  • Yesterday’s guest, Houry Gerbisian got her her skill named after her! See it here.
  • Results, finals qualifiers, upsets and shockers, plus individual highlights from the fan favorites. Hint: CHUSO DID IT WITHOUT THE PROD!
    • Tutya Yilmaz, Larissa Miler, Vasiliki Millousi, Catalina Ponor, Ana Derek (vault blooper),Dipa Karmakar
      Jessica Lopez, Hong Un Jong, Marissa Dick, Giulia Steingruber, Zsofia Kovacs
  • Vault Issues, got clarification from men’s head coach, Mark Williams on what equipment the men actually have. “This is new Speith vault top. OTC has older version + Speith PH, PB & HB.” Alex has Speith PH. OU does not have Speith equip.”
  • Our favorite non-gymnastics moments; The Judge Cheryl Hamilton Cam
  • Worst moment: Al Trautwig tweets about Simone’s biological grandparents who adopted her when she was a toddler,”They may be mom and dad, but they are NOT her parents.”


Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:

  • NBC has streaming covering and a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily Dismount. We are obsessed with how good they are! Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney  4 eva!
  • Sex Abuse Cover Up Allegations update: 
    • “Four U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny on Friday, expressing “deep concern” about the organization’s handling of sex abuse allegations about coaches”IndyStar
    • USA Today has an excellent explanation about this issue in the article titled: Sexual Predators Left Off the Banned List
  • In happy news, Alicia Sacramone had her baby!

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al trautwig NBC Olympic sportscaster tweets Simone Biles mother and father not her parents

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 Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson.

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

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


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