95: WAG European Championships Part Two — Lesser Known Stars and a Behind The Scenes Report

May 25, 2014 | GymCastic, Meets, Podcast

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In the News

Blythe and Jessica talk to Emma Bailey direct from the hallway of her hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Women’s European Championships about:

  • The great Soviet Pink Panther routine by  Elena Shevchenko (USSR) vs. the new Pink Panther performed by Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL).
  • The red carpet, the banquet dances, and other cool stuff the organizers did.
  • Could Sandra Izbasa return for Rio?
  • Diana Bulimar, the unsung hero and backbone of the Romanian team.
  • A Danish gymnastics club gets to train on all of the equipment from World Championships.
  • Teams on the rise and lesser known fan favorites; Noemi Makra (HUN), Claire Martin (FRA), Emma Larson (SWE), Gaelle Mys (BEL), Lisa Top (NED)
  • Emma gives her impression of the once-great Ukrainian program.
  • Are there too many World Cups schedule, without sufficient time to rest before the European Championships?
  • And finally, high bar Olympic medalist Krasimir Dunev , one of the organizers of Euros, proves he is freakin’ cool as hell.

Related Links

Emma’s YouTube Channel has some videos of fan favorites not captured on the broadcasts.

Leotard series postcards (leocards) and prints by Meg. Buy them here.

2014 European Gymnastics Championships site.

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