93: A Champion Makes Her Choice

May 14, 2014 | GymCastic, Podcast

Elizabeth Price gymnast from Parkettes stretching at the 2014 American Cup

World Cup Series Champion, Elizabeth Price has chosen to attend Stanford university rather than contend for a world title in the fall. Photo by Christy Linder.


In the News

In the news, Uncle Tim, Evan, and Jess chat about:

  • Elizabeth Price’s decision to retire from the national team in order to go to Stanford.
  • The unprecedented 7th national title with a low for Kohei Uchimura.
  • Chinese women’s National Championships; mature choreography; Yao Jinnan’s 7.0 bar routine; beam star, Bai “The Blue Finch” Yawen; Huang Huidan’s bar dismount!
  • Thi Ha Thanh Phan showing she’s not just a vault worker at the Osijek World Cup, and Brazil debuts floor cosmonaut-tumbler, Angelo Dias de Assumpção.
  • Is it fair that both an Arabian double pike is an E and an Arabian double pike ½ out is an E, or should the half turn have a greater value?
  • FIG stepping in to fund Ukraine’s trip to the European Championships.
  • Louis Smith MBE is not happy about being off the Euro team and lets everyone know about it. Can British Gymnastics improve their intra-team communication?
  • Our favorite champions from the level 10, JO National Championships, including Alicia Boren’s hot FX and Olivia Karas stuck-like-a-mutha vault.


Then we discuss the latest news stories from around the gymternet:

  • Louis Smith, Luke Carson and Theo Seager comment on the European Team selection.
  • As Spanny reported months ago on this very show, Shawn Johnson WILL be on The Celebrity Apprentice next season.
  • New Super Awesome Choreographer alert! Gina Starbuck, watch this and tell us which gymnast is best suited for her style.
  • The similarities between coach Aimee Boorman and Simone Biles and the way Aliya Mustafina and her coach, Raisa Ganina work together.
  • The latest McKayla Maroney interview gives us more details on her extremely serious leg injury on tour.
  • How will gay and female fans be treated at the Doha World Championships in 2018?

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