217: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day One

Aug 14, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

podcast Rio Olympic Event Finals Men’s Floor , Women’s Vault, Pommel Horse, Women’s Uneven Bars

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On Day One of the Rio Olympic Event Finals: Men’s Floor, Women’s Vault, Pommel Horse, Women’s Uneven Bars, SpencerUncle Tim and Jessica chat about:

  • The origins of “Cheeseburger booty power” – Jiani Wu episode here.
  • Full recap of each event final details, scores, and moments we loved from:
    • Men’s Olympic Floor Final:
      • The EPIC need for a Victorian-level fainting couch for Arthur Nory and Diego Hypolito while they waited for the results on floor.
      • “Norying” – curl up in a ball like an armadillo until you find out if you medaled. 
      • Details of Max Whitlocks epic victory over mono and the rest of the floor field.
    • Women’s Vault Final:
      • Simone Biles proves she is a mental rock and consistently has the best execution in the world on the hardest vaults in the world.
      • Epic debate over the execution scores of Maria Paseka, Guilia Steingruber and Wang Yan.
    • Pommel Horse Final–Battle of the British:
      • Max Whitlock one-ups Louis Smith with his higher D score to Louis’s higher E score.
      • Alex Naddour proves he was the right choice for the team by breaking the 32-year pommel horse medal draught for the US.
    • Bars Final–Reining Olympic Champion Aliya vs. WOGA and Vagina to the Line Anarchy Bars:
      • Aliya Mustafina won over Madison Kocan with higher D to Kocan’s higher E score.
      • Sophie Scheder who we touted as the Khorkina of glorious bars, wins a medal for Germany! Beauties all medaled!
      • Jessica Lopez hit every routine in Rio.
  • Our favorite not-gymnastics moments–hint, Hypolito and Arthur Nory Mariano losing it on the sideline during men’s floor finals.

RELATED LINKS

  • 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 DismountWe 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!

 

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