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- In headline news, we discuss Kara Eaker’s retirement from gymnastics and her statement alleging abuse at Utah, as well as the definition of verbal and emotional abuse, and the importance of personal accounts like this
- Plus, Jessica Gadirova’s ACL tear and the history of ACL recovery timelines in top elite women, as well as an injury update on Josc Roberson.
Pan Am Games
- All-around finals are complete at the Pan Am Games and we know the Olympic qualifiers! We discuss the highlights of the finals, which gymnasts are made of OOB magic, and bestow an ROV award.
From Antwerp to Paris
- What we learned from worlds and how that shapes our outlook for the Paris Olympics, including the historic era of unpredictability in the women’s team competition, the men’s all-around dynamic, and necessarily rules adjustments and clarifications regarding—say—the reserve athlete list for event finals.
- Plus, moments to remember from worlds, the latest gymternet news, and some of your feedback.
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- Al Fong Under Investigation by US Center for SafeSport
- Valeri Liukin to Coach Team USA while under Investigation by SafeSport
- Utah gymnastics under outside review after emotional abuse allegations –
Former gymnasts and parents allege coach Tom Farden verbally and emotionally abused athletes, others defend coach – Desert News Investigation
- Independent Final Report – University of Utah Gymnastics Program Culture under Tom Farden
- Self interview with Suni Lee on kidney condition
- Bias in gymnastics studies
- Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
- To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti
- The Highest D and E scores from The Gymternet
- Men’s Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions
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