255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned)

Jun 13, 2017 | Commissions, GymCastic, Podcast

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This week, we have another very special commissioned episode for you to sink your ears into. Loyal Club Gym Nerd member Robin helped support the show by asking us to talk about everyone’s favorite competition, the meet that launched a million gym nerds, and probably the most important moment in the entire history of sports, the 1996 OLYMPIC WOMEN’S TEAM FINAL! Thank you so much, Robin!

Jessica and Spencer discuss:

  • Olympic Trials Drama! (6:24)
    • Compulsive gym hopping
    • Miller and Moceanu injury petitions
    • All those heartbreaks (Kulikowski! Jennie Thompson! Kristy Powell!)
  • JUICY, JUICY 1996 FLUFF (15:59)
    • “Little girls dancing for gold” (Jessica has some feelings)
    • Romania apparently training inside Dracula’s castle
    • Just Shannon” and Shannon’s epic snapback
    • Racist propaganda fluff about Mo Huilan
    • Putting Dominique Moceanu on a seesaw for some reason
  • The competition (35:40)
    • The important debate: who’s better, John Tesh or Al Trautwig?
    • How unbelievably super awesome the US team was on bars
    • Romania’s endless injury drama
    • Karolyi legs and form nostalgia
    • What we think every time we see the Moceanu parents
    • Deep thoughts about Geza Pozar floor routines
    • Why Svetlana Khorkina is better than all of us in every way
  • THE VAULT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD 
    • A second-by-second breakdown of the Kerri Strug vaults
    • The Strug parents (clap clap clap, chop chop chop)
    • What Bela said to Kerri after her vault
    • Did she actually do it on one leg?
    • Should Kerri have been allowed to vault again when the US would have won anyway? (1:40:49)
    • Was Russia not able to hear the floor music? Did it matter?
    • The worst, most unprofessional, unsafe scene you’ve ever seen
  • The GALA (1:47:54)
    • The US group dance to the YMCA and the Macarena. It happened.
    • The biggest cheer than anyone has ever received
    • Sexy Alexei‘s pommel horse
    • Khorkina‘s epic bars dismount
  • Fairytale endings! (1:52:33)
    • Where are they now?

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