questions for the gymternet
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.
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
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
Chuso for Tokyo 2020?
Favorite beam mount? Dismount?
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:
Dismount anything that's stuck
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
Thoughts on Qatar getting 2018 Worlds?
why not, people will learn where qatar is
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
Best junior(s) in the world on each apparatus?
dont know all the world juniors..
________ needs to win ________.
Ohashi needs to win beam
Coolest combo pass on floor?
anything with whip backs and this:
What gym do you think Priessman will go to? did she already move?
Most overused skill(s)?
amanars, springboard to standing on the beam,
need more of this craziness:
________ 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
Who do you think will win AA at YOG?
dont know enough of the contenders
Floor music that makes your ears bleed?
controversial, but basically cant think of any that I actually like
Skinner for three golds in Nanning, right? RIGHT?
why not.. dont think so, but why not
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
Sum up your favorite gymnast in one word.
komova - elegant, when she's on it's magical, a genetic thing
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
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.
2014 UB Champ. Go.
Yao Jinnan or Huang Huidan
Amanars or Chengs?
Who will be the unexpected star this quad?
ballie keys soon..
Should federations be able to replace gymnasts in a final?
no...only if they are proven unable to compete
Impressed: gymnastics-snark: spannytampson: All these gifs of people just now...
putting the “elite” in elite gymnastics