250: Cluj European Championships

May 2, 2017 | GymCastic, Podcast



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

  • European Championships (2:00):
    • Results Finals Day One, Finals Day Two
    • Broken heart moments
    • Euros highlights and lowlights:
      • Devillard won the vault title with a Rudi + DTY
      • Dragulescu won the FX title in Cluj
      • Angelina Melnkiova (RUS) coming back from heartbreak to win floor.
      • Nina Derwael UB win 14.633 (6.1), first ever for Belgium!
      • Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) mindset perspective.
      • Braegger (14.933 / 6.8) slayed Cluj with this HB
      • Oleg won another PB gold!
      • Ponor winning beam gold at home.
      • Maria Paseka had a 9.95 in NCAA, stuck cold DTY 
      • Eremina near face-plant on beam
    • The Massive scoring error on Ponro’s floor routine that took 30 minutes to correct (25:06)
    • Our favorite skills, combos or single routines
      • Oleg not dying, even though he balked on his HB dismount
      • Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) TTY
      • Belyavskiy took PH gold when Berki incurred a 0.3 deduction for mounting late!
      • Evangelia Plyta bars – Maloney + Deltchev, Tkachev + Gienger
      • Ana Filipa Martins (PRT) return to competition
      • Best combo: Paseka vault + reaction lady (“State Bird of the Gymternet” is Euros vault gif lady)
      • Mr. 6-feet-tall Shatilov is back with a double front pike half out
      • Vendula Merkova’s (CZE) Onodi to Y turn; kicking booty spin, on beam
    • Shennanigans (43:50):
      • Bellu making his old athletes do abs in Cluj
      • How media etiquette differes from country to country
      • Crowd reactions and fans
      • Valentina Rodionenko is blaming the judges for the WAG AA results
  • Men’s NCAA Championship (59:00)


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

  • Head coach Danna Durante fired  from University of Georgia (1:06:48)
  • Lacy Dagen, Ashley Hiller granted releases from Florida and Jazzy Foberg is going to Florida early
  • USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation (1:17:24):
    • Joe Catrambone  arrested and jailed for alleged sexual and physical abuse at Atlantic Coast Gymnastics in New Jersey
      • US Elite gymnast, Margzetta Frazier and her family reported Joe Catrambone’s verbal abuse in 2015.
      • Tina Frazer talked to us about why she thinks this situation could have been avoided.
    • Nassar:
      • 3 more MSU Title IX inquires find Nassar violated policies
      • Appeals court won’t toss lawsuit against USA Gymnastics 
      • Nassar’s abuse didn’t stop with the USAGym team; it apparently has affected the Romanian National Team, too
      • Doctor at center of USA Gymnastics scandal left warning signs at Michigan State
      • Nassar’s foundation appears to have violated state law since 2014
      • After Nassar: A community responds to a local face shrouded in national scandal
      • Newest accuser in Nassar case says she was sexually abused in 1992
      • Karmerin Moore Video explaining how Nassar asked to videotape her at age 13
      • Radio interview with Nassar supporter who had intravaginal adjustment
  • More Gymternet News (1:27:35):
    • Mihai’s thoughts on his first National Team Camp in Australia
    • 16-year-old Russian elite gymnast claims coaching neglect resulted in hip replacement
    • Thema Williams’s multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation will proceed
    • Ashleigh Gnat can casually do an Amanar
    • Nadia controversy
    • Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci defends Ilie Nastase after shameful Fed Cup outburst
    • Gymnastics great Nadia blasts ‘offensive’ Nastase
    • We pitch Disney shows for Laurie Hernandez (spoiler alert, we all hate live action Disney kids TV shows)




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