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220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn

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IN THE NEWS

In the news, Spencer, Lauren and Jessica chat about:

  • Lauren’s experience as an associate producer for NBC’s live online gymnastics coverage with Courtney Kupets and Jon Horton for the Rio Olympics. (1:15)
  • Gymternet News (19:50):
    • Simone Bile’s lifelong coach, Aimee Boorman has moved to Evo Gymnastics in Florida. 
    • Gabby had “a seriously infected past mouth injury” and a bone cyst removed.
    • USA Gymnastics sexual abuse lawsuit update: Another victim joined the motion to unseal the sexual misconduct files. The files will be unsealed and available to the public on September 30th
    • Tattoo-mageddon, the men’s team all got enormous olympic tats. 
    • Rabbi seeks royalties for Japanese Olympic gymnast’s ‘immodest’ use of his melody. 
  • The New Code (48:06): Spencer walks us through the changes, the way only The Balance Beam Situation can  
  • Favorite routines from Rio that didn’t make Finals (57:31): 
    • Nina Derwael (BEL) bars, Yuki Uchiyama (JPN) bars, Jossimar Calvo (COL) high bar, Lisa Ecker (AUT) vault and beam, Tutya Yilmaz (TUR) beam, Laura Waem (BEL) beam, Ailen Valente’s (ARG) gatorade incident, Katarzyna Jurkowska (POL) beam, Elisa Menghini (ITA) floor. 

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Abi
Abi
5 years ago

I haven\’t listened to the podcast yet but I am living for this title

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Two storybook Olympic moment…although one is not a happy ending

First the good.

Fabian winning HB gold…having an Olympic career where he upgraded each time! Bronze in 2008, Silver in 2012 and Gold in 2016. Those are also his ONLY Olympic medals. When does something like that ever happen…NEVER!!!

Then the bad.
Vanessa Ferrari finishing 4th in the FX Final AGAIN. She’s finished 4th in 2012 to Mustafina (who didn’t need another medal) by losing a tie-breaker.
She stays in 4 more years, wins a WC FX Silver ,makes the 2016 FX Final, goes up last (with the door open to medal), hits the first 3 passes…and just when you think she might get a Beth Tweddle moment…she takes 2 steps back on her double pike dismount and finishes in 4th…again.

Robin Layton
Robin Layton
5 years ago

Just listened. Ayelén Tarabini is sponsored by Nike. I tweeted a link to you from her account.

Courtney
Courtney
5 years ago

Wouldn’t she be at least the 4th Nike gymnast? Shawn, Gabby, and Simone being the first 3?

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