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!
- Olympic Trials Drama! (6:24)
- JUICY, JUICY 1996 FLUFF (15:59)
- 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)
- Fairytale endings! (1:52:33)
- Where are they now?
- Spencer’s Meet Recap: 1996 TEAM FINAL: AND SHE DID IT ON TWO LEGS
- Spanny Tampson: 73 Thoughts We All Had During 1996 Team Finals
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