68: Most Fascinating People of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 | GymCastic, Podcast

most fascinating people 2013

The most fascinating gymnasts and coaches of 2013.


Uncle Tim, Blythe, and Jessica chat about:

  • Our picks for most fascinating people of 2013.
  • Routines from 2013 that people will still be talking about 20 years from now.
  • Victoria Moors at the Tokyo International.
  • Oleg Verniaiev and Danell Leyva at the Valerie Liukin Invitational.
  • Tatiana Nabieva’s retirement.
  • Plus Rowena Needham, Kohei Uchimora, Mykayla Skinner and Sam Mikulak’s cool new skills.


We give our opinions on the latest news stories from around the gymternet:

  • Our fantasy gymnastics teams.
  • The bars falling down in Ellie Black’s gym.
  • Aliya Mustafina’s fan Q&A session on VK.com (translations thanks to World of Gymnastike).
  • A Gabby Douglas gymnastics update.
  • Lexie Priessman and Amelia Hundley health updates.
  • Simone Biles new choreographer.
  • The airport adventures of Sam Peszek and Eric Stonestreet (Cameron on Modern Family).
  • Our two solutions for making elite floor more fun with less tumbling passes even though the Stork Stand is here to stay.
  • We respond to listener Questions & Comments:
    • In tirade news – Jessica responds to a listener’s upset over her designation of cheerleaders as wearers of “slutty” outfits.
    • The best camcorder for recording gymnastics meets.
    • Should USAG hold a red-carpet award gala like USA Swimmings Golden Goggles?

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