LIVERPOOL LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.
- GymCastic’s Paris correspondent Laura Cappelle is here to help us break down the major stories of last weekend’s World Challenge Cup, including
- The ridiculousness of how hard it was to watch this competition in the year 2022
- Jordan Chiles‘ top international floor score of the year, and how the crowd reacted
- Shilese Jones‘ wolf-themed floor adventures, the difference between her intended D score and actual D score, and the whole point of US women actually going to challenge cups
- What professional dance critic Dr. Capelle PhD thought about the floor choreography and what makes a compelling floor experience for the crowd
- Does the men’s technical committee hate joy and its own sport? Yes. Yes it does. A full debrief on the Heath Thorpe (AUS) dance skill rejection.
- Marine Boyer‘s home gold beam medal—and renowned beam specialist Jade Carey
- The terror on men’s vault: why was this allowed to happen and what can be done about it?
- The Rebeca Andrade/Shilese Jones showdown on bars, and what happened to Flavia and Melanie at this meet
- Ellie Black‘s new skill, and why it’s a win for gymnastics integrity
- The dawn of the age of Irish gymnastics
- The US men medaling in all their finals
JOIN CLUB GYM NERD
- Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes.
- Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here.
- We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund.
RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES
- Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts
- Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine
- To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti
- Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
- What the F Is Artistry?
- World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now
- The World Championship Field Is Set
- US Championship and Men’s Euros Recap
- US Championships Preview and Women’s Euros Recap
- European Championships 2022: Women’s Event Finals
- European Championships 2022: Women’s Team Final
- European Championships 2022: Senior Women’s All-Around