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happy birthday mo huilan! 

we miss you mo!!

happy birthday mo huilan! 

we miss you mo!!

(Source: wats-good-gabby)


questions for the gymternet
1:
A gymnast you just don't get the obsession with?

McKayla Maroney & Aliya Mustafina:
I like them but following the Olympics, the gymnastics community was in "they are god perfection" mode.

2:
How would Iordache's Olympics have been different if she didn't have heel problems?

She would've made the competition more interesting for the Russians, but I think ultimately the Americans still had an unstoppable rock solid team; the standings would've been similar

3:
Tkatchevs or Jaegers?

mo salto/gaylords I & II! one day a women's kovacs. but for now one highlight of the 12 olympics was gabby's Tkatchevs & Jaegers

4:
Chuso for Tokyo 2020?

yes!

5:
Favorite beam mount? Dismount?

Mount:
http://thinkgymnastics.tumblr.com/post/37930476939/yes-keep-coming-back-to-this and this: http://31.media.tumblr.com/0d4533bf01066475074f363925039c48/tumblr_mh7m4qBQzG1qdjqezo3_r1_250.gif

(Bar mount - http:
//37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m09v2dUASb1qjls20o1_250.gif)

Dismount anything that's stuck

6:
Gymnast(s) you think will retire after this year?

we lost He Kexin, ebee, and kbaker.. I will be surprised if we see Wieber or Raisman again. I think Gabby and Kyla still have some competition in them. Sad, but I wouldnt be surprised if McKayla retired. She's had many injuries and Biles is in position to reign on vault, which would take Mac's thunder. Hoping ohashi doesnt just call it, we want this back:
http://thinkgymnastics.tumblr.com/post/46544745269/cant-wait-for-the-next-olympics-must-see-how-this but she seems to have a happy fulfilling life without gymnastics taking centerstage

7:
Thoughts on Qatar getting 2018 Worlds?

why not, people will learn where qatar is

8:
What would Mustafina have accomplished without the ACL tear?

She would've been mean competition; very sad this happened, because frankly the stage was a little boring without her in top shape

9:
Best junior(s) in the world on each apparatus?

dont know all the world juniors..

10:
________ needs to win ________.

Ohashi needs to win beam

11:
Coolest combo pass on floor?

anything with whip backs and this:
http://thinkgymnastics.tumblr.com/post/62640521039/gymnasticsappreciation-bloody-hell

12:
What gym do you think Priessman will go to? did she already move?

13:
Most overused skill(s)?

amanars, springboard to standing on the beam,

need more of this craziness:
http://thinkgymnastics.tumblr.com/post/54845338293/davaistoi-mooninaries-the-teza-is-the-most

14:
________ wuz robbed.

even though i dont think they were robbed at all sometimes the best most accomplished gymnasts dont get that gold in the olympics like you feel they should - shannon miller, khorkina, mustafina, komova.. but it's just one competition and being a couple days out of a whole career, sometimes the scores really only reflect that day

15:
Who do you think will win AA at YOG?

dont know enough of the contenders

16:
Floor music that makes your ears bleed?

controversial, but basically cant think of any that I actually like

17:
Skinner for three golds in Nanning, right? RIGHT?

why not.. dont think so, but why not

18:
Who will be the most decorated gymnast this quad? (Worlds/Olympics)

If she's not injured Biles, she's got unbelievable power which makes me think she can push difficulty even more to places other gymnasts wouldn't even think about. TTY and some more stuff on floor perhaps

19:
Sum up your favorite gymnast in one word.

komova - elegant, when she's on it's magical, a genetic thing

20:
Leotards with lace - yay or nay?

sure, but I'm still old fashioned when it comes to world comps, flags on the leos means team

21:
Gymnast you used to love, but don't anymore.

Gymnasts shine on the competition floor, but seeing the personal side has always held a small bit of disappointment. Of course, everyone is so young, but an unfortunate side effect of spending 100% of life in a gym can be a narrow life view. Sometimes seeing the more personal side of gymnasts on social media takes away the uniqueness; they all seem kind of like uninspired teenagers who only drink starbucks, shop, and train. I thought it was really cool that Paterson tried music and Dom Dawes tried acting. It is a downfall of gymnastics or any intense sport for that matter, where there's the danger that when you come up for air, there might not be much else in life to turn to.

22:
2014 UB Champ. Go.

Yao Jinnan or Huang Huidan

23:
Amanars or Chengs?

neither, TTY

24:
Who will be the unexpected star this quad?

ballie keys soon..

25:
Should federations be able to replace gymnasts in a final?

no...only if they are proven unable to compete



I actually agree. I was thinking that during the Olympics. She’s such an amazing gymnast with the most beautiful form. But when she got off, it’s almost like she said f* it and didnt fight. Like her mind says, perfect or not at all. Nothing like The Liukin Beam Save 

I actually agree. I was thinking that during the Olympics. She’s such an amazing gymnast with the most beautiful form. But when she got off, it’s almost like she said f* it and didnt fight. Like her mind says, perfect or not at all. Nothing like The Liukin Beam Save 

(Source: gymfanconfessions)




impressedbymckayla:

bert-macklen-fbi:

and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to

…Nastia Liukin


 this is back. I love this resourcefulness so much. Although clearly it was a reaction, but a pretty samurai-style reaction to have.


impressedbymckayla:

bert-macklen-fbi:

and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to

…Nastia Liukin

 this is back. I love this resourcefulness so much. Although clearly it was a reaction, but a pretty samurai-style reaction to have.

(Source: 4gifs)



from a different angle. love this so much

from a different angle. love this so much

(Source: monigymnastics)


Impressed: gymnastics-snark: spannytampson: All these gifs of people just now...

impressedbymckayla:

gymnastics-snark:

spannytampson:

All these gifs of people just now discovering Lilia Podkopayeva’s brilliance has made me ill, and at the same time curious. What would tumblr have been like in the 90s?

Oh god, imagine the gymternet after the 1992 Olympic AA had it existed.

ugh eyeroll. It should be a good thing that more people are discovering amazing older gymnasts, not something that makes you ill. A lot of the people discovering her might not even have been alive when she competing or could be new gym fans. We should be happy that more people are caring about the amazingness that is gymnastics, not discouraging it and acting like hipsters when a song they knew first gets popular. 
#and the gymternet would have been hilar in the 90’s

putting the “elite” in elite gymnastics


letstalkaboutgymnastics:

17. A tumbling pass you love = Lilia Pod opening pass 1996 Olympics

letstalkaboutgymnastics:

17. A tumbling pass you love = Lilia Pod opening pass 1996 Olympics



so beautiful

so beautiful

(Source: nastiasliukin)