372: Junior Worlds and Gymternet News

Jul 2, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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JUNIOR WORLDS

Athletes from around the world gathered in Hungary for the inaugural junior world championship. 

  • Thoughts on the concept of this meet: Does it undermine the purpose of an age limit in women’s competition? Is it just a front for an elaborate conspiracy and other agendas (YES)?
  • We didn’t get to watch the team/AA competition because the FIG is terrible at this
  • Coronation of the Russian junior amazing brilliant amazingness: with apecial attention to Listunova’s floor and important facial expressions
  • China’s surprise team silver medal, with love for Ou Yushan’s floor routine and China’s competitive floor scores. You heard that right.
  • The US won bronze in the team competition and Jessica has a RAGE-O-METER for those of you who might have a problem with this. Spencer has a QUIETER-O-METER about pretending competitions were amazing even when they were OK
  • Jennifer. Gadirova. End of lesson. 
  • Romania…might survive?
  • Words for that googly-eyed chicken and its focus-pulling chicken baby

GYMTERNET NEWS AND FEEDBACK

  • Alyona Shchennikova’s Achilles
  • The James Hall Body Hair Removal Service
  • NCAA coaching hires
  • US Olympic NGBs received a…you guessed it…F for self-governance
  • University Games and Men’s National Qualifier this week
  • Feedback on what you call a group of kids, body type and judging bias, toes definitely not hurting, and more

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