248: London World Cup

Apr 11, 2017 | GymCastic, Podcast

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In the news,  Spencer and Jessica chat about:

  • USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation:
    • Gag Order lifted
    • Dantzcher claims USA Gymnastics lawyers ‘tried to dig up dirt on her sexual history and past boyfriends‘ after she filed lawsuit claiming the team doctor sexually abused her for years
    • If you aren’t horrified that the judge in the Nassar case hasn’t recused herself, read this https://t.co/Ph3EtYvr7s
    • Ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s medical license revoked for 3 years
    • Ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar planned to return to clinic before inquiry ended
    • IndyStar wins top investigative reporting award
    • Head of SafeSport, based in Colorado, seeks to cleanse America’s troubled Olympic movement
    • U.S. Center for SafeSport has a phone line, 720-524-5640
    • By the numbers, the Dr. Larry Nassar case is worse than the Jerry Sandusky and Bill Cosby stories — put together.…
  • The London World Cup
    • Watch routines here.
    • The E Score Beam Controversy
    • Beam Champ, Ana Perez make your connections, win with 13.233 (D:5.300 E:7.933)
    • O’Beirne Code
      • If you have to hang onto the beam with your feet while laying down, it’s a deduction. Exhibit A.
      • If you aren’t compressed into a full pike position, if it looks like a missed toe circle, it should not get credit for a piked stalder. Exhibit B.
    • The Sadness
      • Ellie Downie and Georgia Mae Fenton injured.
      • Liu Jinru hobbling around the arena the entire meet (VT rudi to crunch)
      • Melnikova didn’t do well, so she’ll probably win Euros.
    • Our Favorite Routines
  • Japanse Championships
    • Kohei Uchimura won 10th straight national individual all-around
    • Mai Murakami stuck the *<#&! out of everything on floor.
  • WAG World Rankings by Score
    • FX Mai 14.25
    • BB Eythora 14.85
    • UB Riley 15.05
    • VT Tie Sae and Andrade 15 flatAA Riley McCusker 56.6 (highest is actually Gabby Parea 57.225)


Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

  • Aly Raisman follows in the footsteps of greats with tampon endorsement deal but manages to also be a hero and stand up for social justice at the same time. 
  • Aly Raisman expects to keep Mihai Brestyan as coach 
  • Komova might be training again, Russian names Euros team including Paseka!
  • Eight new elements named, added to the MAG Code of Points
    • Should Gymnastics Decathlon be a World or Olympic sport?
    • Responses to USAG’s question about calling law enforcement within 24 hours of suspected crime.
    • A listener called her rep, who had no idea about Feinstein’s bill
    • Tanning Beds will kill you
    • LEGISLATION: Senator Diane Feinstein introduced her bill (S534), read the text of the bill here and her press release here.
    • Call your representative (find them here) to thank or tell them to pass this bill!
    • To support the victims use hashtag #GymJaneDoe


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  • Buy one of our awesome shirts here.
  • Club Gym Nerd April Giveaway  : Spanny Tampson’s Gymnastics ABC Book
    • Email gymcastic@gmail.com  Subject line: Spanny’s ABC Book
    • No need to tell us why, you want it, just email us that you want it.
    • We’ll randomly choose winner on the last day of the month



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