Artistic Gymnastics

Discussion in 'Random' started by ErinS, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    Yeah, it’s ill-timed by just a squig. I believe she was abused for all the same reasons you do, but the timing feels just a touch exploitative.
     
  2. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    McKayla Skinner posted a video of herself training a triple double. Someone on Reddit made a side by side comparison of all three videos.

    The Triple Doubles side by side : Gymnastics

    Interesting to see how they all perform them differently. Simone is really pushing athletes to up their game, especially the US team. I'm interested to see what the rest of the world will do if the US has multiple triple doubles.
     
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    I remember first watching Mikayla competing with the juniors years ago. She’s about my age and I’ve always looked up to her so much. To see her come back, and put this on the floor, is just so amazing.


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  4. DanglingParticiple

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    I would LOVE it if Mykayla made the world team. Is that selection camp happening now?

    Also, I keep hearing that Laurie is making a comeback and eyeing a return to this camp. I’m all for body positivity and think she’s beautiful just the way she is, but I can’t imagine how she can physically do elite level skills at the size she is right now.

    And this may be an unpopular opinion, but seeing as there are only four spots on the Tokyo team open (three besides Simone), would it kill Laurie to just chill and not try to take a spot? It was controversial last quad when Gabby’s comeback took a spot that some say should have gone to Ragan, Ashton, or Mykayla. They should have a rule that only 1 spot can be taken by a returning Olympian.. or at the very least, decide the team strictly by scoring at nationals & trials and not have some arbitrary panel placing ppl on the team.
     
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    I'm a huge Laurie fan, but time is running out on her unfortunately. I am not sure one season is enough to get back to Olympic level skills, especially with how deep the US field is.
     
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    I don’t think Laurie can realistically expect to get back all the needed skills in less than a year at this point, however if she can, I don’t see a problem with her getting the spot. It should be the best people for the team, limiting the amount of times one can be on an Olympic team is silly and rather self defeating.
     
  7. njallday

    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I think Laurie just said she was trying for a comeback to keep sponsors interested since she went pro. Which is fine, get your money, girl. Showing some videos of a couple beam series doesn't indicate she is ready on any other apparatus (or even to do a full beam routine.) She doesn't look conditioned, and I don't mean she has to be stick skinny, just that if she were actually training 40+ hours a week like the rest of the elites vying for a spot on the Worlds/Olympic team her body composition would start to change.

    She really is one I think would have done phenomenally well in the NCAA. I know she was marketable from a PR perspective and if the endorsements she took paid out more than 4 years of college scholarship would be worth, she made the right call... I just get sad that we were deprived of NCAA Laurie because of stupid outdated sponsorship rules that need to be reevaluated.
     
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    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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