345: So Long 2018

Dec 18, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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INSPIRATION NEWS (1:58:00)

ROPES & GRAY (9:10:00)

  • The Ropes and Gray Investigation released its report
    • What we learned about Scott Blackmun and Alan Ashley
    • Nassar’s unsatisfactory score in 2012 and unpacking Martha’s not wanting “the gymnasts to be with the boxers” comment
    • The FBI…what were you even doing?
    • Kathy Kelly and Renee Jamison were in charge of handling abuse reports…so nope
    • THEY KEPT THE RECORDS IN A BARN
  • What do we do with this information? What was the point? What do we need now?

GYMTERNET 2018 – A Year In Review (1:08:46)

  • The GymCastic Indictment Draft – As we review the events of the year that was, yell DRAFT every time you want to put someone (or something, or a concept) on your all-indictment fantasy list

BRING ON 2019 (1:37:07)

  • New seniors we’re too excited about
    • (ITALY)
      • Giorgia Villa – Youth Olympic Games Champ – Bars
      • Elisa Iorio – Bars 
      • D’Amato twins, Asia and Alice – Asia Floor
    • Ksenia Klimenko (Russia) – Bars
    • Anastasiya Bachynska (Ukraine) – Beam, Floor
    • Qi Qi (China) – Beam
    • Tang Xijing (China) – 4th AA at Youth Olympics – Floor
    • Amelie Morgan (Great Britain) – 2nd AA at Youth Olympics – Floor
    • Emma Slevin (Ireland) – Bars
  • All the elites heading to college competition in 2019. Next time we meet, the college season will have started!  (1:43:25)
      • Marz Frazier and Norah Flatley (UCLA)
      • Trinity Thomas, Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Leah Clapper (Florida)
      • Emily Gaskins (Alabama)
      • Alexis Vasquez (Denver , another Chow-baby in college!)
      • Olivia Trautman (Oklahoma)
      • Bailey Ferrer (LSU)
      • Molly Frack (Auburn)
      • Grace Quinn (Cal)
      • International Elites in the college:
        • Canada: Shallon Olsen (Alabama), Megan Roberts (Georgia), Madeline McLellan, Meaghan Ruttan (Washington), Meixi Semple (Iowa State)
        • Great Britain: Abi Solari (Cal), Phoebe Turner (Iowa State)
        • Spain: Ana Palacios (Iowa State)
        • Czech Republic: Anna-Maria Kanyai (Bowling Green), 2014 world
  •  Study proves adult gymnastics is the foundation of youth 
    • “People in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger… As for muscle health, the findings were even more significant… researchers were surprised to find the 75-year-old muscles of lifelong exercisers were about the same as the muscles of the 25-year-olds.”

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