300: Jesolo and Tokyo for the Brave 300

Apr 17, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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MEET NEWS

Jesolo! (3:00)

  • Emma Malabuyo is the new queen of Italy
  • Ragan Smith returns for first competition since worlds qualification
  • Adeline Kenlin is officially a national treasure
  • BRAZIL!
    • Flavia is back and being so perfectly Flavia that line judges just ignore OOBs
    • Jade Barbosa is partying like it’s 2007
  • Romania had two whole people (neither named Larisa) who hit bars at the same time
  • Elena Gerasimova has speed, backward shoulder rolls, and a wolf turn fake-out for the ages
  • Vladislava Urazova‘s asymmetrical braid took the juniors by storm
  • SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMEDY
  • The Jesolo award ceremony is a psychotic meltdown with surreal fever-dream trophies

Tokyo! (53:48)

  • When the Olympic Channel freaked everyone out for a second
  • Jackson Payne injured himself on floor and then vaulted a handspring rather than withdraw from the meet. We discuss why
  • MAI IS NOT MESSING AROUND
  • Trinity Thomas is confident and consistent even though gymnastics isn’t her whole life (WHAA?)
  • Simakova’s unexpected vault and super, mega extra pre-floor wind-up doll presentation
  • Kenzo is back in Japan and Sam Mikulak has a new Achilles, so everything is OK again
  • RAGE-O-METER ABOUT NIPPLES

GYMTERNET NEWS (1:23:20)

  • Is MSU interim president John Engler even worse? (Yes.) 
  • Norah Flatley and Rachel Baumann have officially signed with NCAA teams!
  • NCAA nationals are this weekend! Who are the favorites, who’s going to pull off the upset, and what are our wild dreams for the competition? We discuss. 
  • The best possible thing a dad has ever cheered from the stands in a meet.

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