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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