IN THE NEWS
- What won today, a huge D (difficulty score), E (execution score) or both?
- Full recap of every single gymnast in the final, details, scores, and moments we loved from:
- Simone and Aimee Boorman, the example of how to do it the right way–healthy, happy, better person not just gymnast, our new Olympic Champion!
- Why everyone needs a team of Aly Raisman’s in their corner. Kind, fierce, loving, brave and freakin’ NAILS!
- The Aliya Mustafina-vs.-Shang-Chunsong-for-the-bronze debate may rage on through the ages. Even though D was 1.5 points higher and Mustafa was having major issues on beam.
- Ellie Black made Canada proud, Wang brought the big D for China, Jessica Lopez hit 4-for-4 in an all-around final! And more details on all the fan favorite finalists.
- Our favorite not-gymnastics moments–hint, they almost all involve crying except for Spencer, as usual.
Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:
- Today’s gymternet news was brought to you by a Club Gym Nerd member who dedicated it to this vault run.
- Jeffrey Wammes is the only out gymnast in Rio. Meanwhile, a so-called reporter is outing athletes during the Olympic Games.
- Feedback from elite judges on our Team Final complaints. Does their explanation make us feel any better about judging standards…? Here is there standard deviation table.
U.S. Women’s Team domination by the numbers (thank you FIG for this):
- At the 2012 Olympics, the USA won gold by 5.066 points ahead of Russia
- At the 2014 World Championships, the USA won gold by 6.194 points ahead of China
- At the 2015 World Championships, the USA won gold by 5.174 points ahead of China
- At the 2016 Olympics, the USA won gold by 8.209 points ahead of Russia
- How NBC could improve its gymnastics broadcasts
- Full Olympic gymnastics results here
- How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here).
- Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts
- NBC live streaming coverage is for the FANS! So much better than so-called “primetime” evening coverage. Online NBC also has a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily Dismount. We are obsessed with how much more enthusiastic, passionate and positive they are than the evening broadcast team. Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney 4eva!
CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!
Today’s winner is: @KCozyGirl “Definitely Mckayla Maroney, she’d perfect my vault and then teach me how to take selfies and be the next Drake.”
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.
How: Tweet, 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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Rio Olympic Games Coverage
- 215: Rio Men’s Olympic All-Around Final
- 214: Rio Women’s Olympic Team Final
- 213: Rio Men’s Olympic Team Finals
- 212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims
- 211: Rio Men’s Olympic Prelims & Houry Gebeshian Interview
- Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts
- 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games
- 209: Men’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games
- 208: Rio Olympics Preview
- 2016 Olympic Team and Coaches
- Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches
- 161: Women’s Finals Recap with Aimee Boorman and Christian Gallardo
- Episode 77: Aly Raisman
- Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney
- 151: Danell Leyva
- Episode 32: Sam Mikulak & 2013 Men’s NCAA Championships
- 2014 Winter Cup: Chris Brooks on Broken Bones, Blaniks, and Rio
- Episode 35: Jake Dalton
- 72: John Orozco
- 187: McKayla Maroney
- 206: The Russian Situation
- 201: Men’s Olympic Trials and P&G Champs Preview
- Gymbuster: Domestic vs. International Scoring
- 200: Alicia Sacramone
- 162: Wrap Up of the 2015 P&G Championships
- 160: PG Championships Women’s Prelims Recap
- Episode 48: Kyla Ross
- Episode 58: Charlotte Drury, Fall Euro Series & NCAA De-commits
- Episode 31: Elise Ray
- 148: Shannon Miller
- Episode 28: Kristen Maloney
- Episode 55: Worlds Wrap Up & Ferlito-Gate
- Episode 54: Event Finals Recap from 2013 World Championships
- Episode 53: All Around Finals Recap from Antwerp World Championships
- Episode 52: Triumph & Heartbreak Prelims Recap from Antwerp Worlds
- 114: Fallout From Gymnastike’s Handling of Maroney Hack & Tumble Episodes 3 and 4 with special guest Jenni Pinches!
- Episode 16: Elizabeth Price
- 146: Taylor Rice and The 2015 NCAA Championships
- Episode 9: Chellsie Memmel, Swiss Cup & FIG Presidential Proposals
- Episode 37: Julie Zetlin
- 81: Jenny Hansen
- Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
- Douglas Family Gold on Oxygen Podcast Recaps