312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned)

Jul 3, 2018 | Commissions, GymCastic, Podcast

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This week, we have a special episode commissioned by Club Gym Nerd member Queen Heather, who requested an episode all about memorable gymnasts and teams who finished 4th!

  • Part 1: The official induction of the inaugural class of the 4th Place Hall of Fame, recognizing their lifetime achievement in the 4th place arts.
    • Aly Raisman and the London tiebreak
    • Yelena Produnova and the travesty of the 1999 vault final, where Prod finished behind Olaru and Amanar.
    • Shang Chunsong, Anna Pavlova, Vanessa Ferrari, Beth Tweddle, and Eva Bosakova
  • Part 3: When 4th place is awesome
    • The Japanese women’s team in 2016
    • That time Sacramone got 4th. In the ALL-AROUND.
  • Part 4: 4th place debates
    • The 2008 Olympic vault final–Sacramone v. Cheng
    • The 2000 Olympic floor final–Justice for Moya
  • Part 5: 4th place men
    • Kyle Shewfelt and the 2004 vault final debacle
    • The 2012 men’s team final and Kohei’s phantom handstand
  • Part 6: A round of 4th place trivia, some fun 4th place factoids, and an important discussion about what award should be given to those who finish 4th. 

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