360: European Championships & NCAAs Preview

Apr 16, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (1:54)

Gymnastics journalist and (now) broadcaster extraordinaire Blythe Lawrence joins us to talk all about the European Championship!

  • WOMEN
    • MELANIE DE JESUS DOS SANTOS – she is the official queen of Europe, and the happiest person about it is Coline Devillard in the stands
    • Alice Kinsella’s rollercoaster meet, where no British women fell on beam
    • Maria Paseka’s Cheng. We have a necessary emergency therapy session about it. 
    • The rise of the new Italian seniors, Ukraine, and Belarus (!) 
    • Just talking about Eythora for a long time because WE NEED TO
  • MEN
    • Russian dominance and Nagornyy’s dethroning of Dalaloyan
    • Dalaloyan almost fell on a man wipe in the FX final. You know, the important stuff
    • MARIOS succeeds with execution
    • Breaking down the insanity of that vault final, moment by moment
    • Updates on the Dom Cunningham injury and Oleg’s current status
  • The REAL stories of Euros (47:14)
    • Luba got the scoop behind Nekrasova’s unitard from Baku
    • Spencer starts an entire sub-podcast about Nicola Bartolini’s tattoos, and it’s going to be long.
    • The usher kids and the couches and the hand holding—a deep dive
    • Lankin’s Wakanda Forever
    • Pauline Schäfer’s double turn save
    • What do we do about Alice D’Amato’s bars walking?
    • We tackle the issue of Luigi the Monkey, the bananas, and Melanie

NCAA NATIONALS PREVIEW (1:11:34)

  • Remember: GYMCASTIC FLIPPING FOUR AFTER PARTY LIVE SHOW PRESENTED BY TUMBL TRAK, Saturday April 20th, 8:00 CT – everything you need to know, including what types of “cowboy dancing” Spencer will not be doing
  • We announce the winners of the ticket giveaway
  • Semifinal preview – Assessing every team’s chances to advance from the semifinal of death and the semifinal of life
  • Team final preview – Jessica makes the argument for Oklahoma; Spencer makes the argument for UCLA
  • Individuals preview – Who might actually win the titles, who has already won the titles in Jessica’s heart, and who should bring a bonkers upgrade just cuz
  • (1:40:31) USAG Nationals – Lindenwood wins the team title, and there was a feelings thing that happened with UIC
  • NAIGC Nationals is “like I opened a secret door into an underground group of people who get the purpose of gymnastics.”

GYMTERNET NEWS (1:14:06)

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A reminder that we will be live blogging every day from inside the arena to provide insights on things broadcast and not. Once competition completes, we will talk with athletes then record our #podcast.
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