All About Aly (Commissioned)

Mar 29, 2021 | Commissions, GymCastic, Podcast

Aly Raisman Crown of Thorns headband

Aly Raisman in her couture Crown of Thorns headband

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THIS WEEK

  • We have a commissioned episode all about Aly! A Club Gym Nerd member asked for a deep dive into the gymnastics and activism career of one of the true champions of the sport, our beloved Aly Raisman. We discuss
    • Consistency and muscles and cardio (and tugboats for some reason)
    • Owning things we thought about Aly when we first saw her as a junior elite that turned out to be false
    • Her 2010 American Cup performance and what that beam routine told us about Aly
    • The “mini-Alicia” years, and when she broke out to establish her own identity
    • The 2012 Olympics, an AA tiebreak, and a beam petition
    • The lie of “she’ll never get those scores internationally”
    • Behind the scenes memories of Aly at competitions
    • 1.5 to double Arabian to layout. We gush for a while, and discuss why no one else has done it
    • The comeback, and why her final competition was also her best one
    • The post-gymnastics years, her platform, her activism, her quest for justice and commitment to sending monsters to prison and getting receipts
    • What is Aly’s ultimate legacy?

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Andrei
Andrei
16 days ago

On one hand stand for “during the competition emotions are emotions, manifest them however you want, not however “they” tell you to” and then go on and make fun of the face of a woman who just lost a medal after working towards it for years and years and years.

Not nice, Spencer, not nice. You did the same during your live coverage of the London BB final. It makes me see you as a bunch of mean girls. If you like the gymnast you preach this woke narative about her, if you don’t, she’s just a sour faced loser.

Nice…

Chris
Chris
4 days ago

I would really love to see this double Arabian punch front full

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