Is it driving anyone else insane that 4 of them are in 3rd position but Larisa and the second girl are doing something different?
I think it’s to keep the line symmetrical in terms of height (though it does look super funny in the full body view)
i thought she already did track because she ran away with two world titles last year
What kind of person do you have to be to believe that a girl who won the World AA title and three other World event medals, has one of the best Amanars in the world plus a Cheng and a DLO 1/2 out that bears her name isn’t fit for gymnastics?
I bet I’ll take some heat for this but honestly I doubt people would ever be saying this if Simone was white. I didn’t see people saying power gymnasts like Alicia, Aly or Shawn “aren’t fit for gymnastics” (but I have seen people say that about Ebee, interestingly enough). It’s like that awful, racist speech Andrei Rodionenko gave a while ago when he insinuated that gymnastics is going downhill because there were black girls in the vault final so “this sport is practically becoming track.” No, it’s slowly becoming a more accessible option to girls (and boys) from various backgrounds, and therefore becoming more diverse. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when black gymnasts start doing well - really well - people *just happen* to emerge from the woodwork to suggest that they should be doing track and not gymnastics.
Simone is the reigning World and U.S. AA champ and the reigning world Floor champ. In her first World Championship ever she made every EF and medalled in three of them. She’s an incredibly clean gymnast who is training a TTY and (possibly) a double double beam dismount. If you don’t think shes’ “fit for gymnastics” you’re either severely deluded or you’re poorly attempting to disguise to hide your discomfort over the fact that a black female gymnast is kicking ass and taking names.
Playing around with some of the new GK designs. Imagine copious sparklies all over the red one because I couldn’t be arsed to add them myself.
Back HS Step-Out + Back HS + Layout + Korbut Flip
Deng Linlin BB EF London 2012 - Li Shanshan BB EF Beijing 2008
If you don’t think this is brilliant why are you even a gymnastics fan?
Gymfans who don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on average content:
Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji’s First Pitch. Impressive.
3rd guyy is all set to smash.
plottin on the low, schemin on the low
She has several drinks although she is underaged, is fired from the post olympic tour and competes for Georgia before retiring from a lackluster career in gymnastics.
Yao Jinnan - Floor Exercise @ 2011 Tokyo World Championships
(GIF made by monigymnastics)
In other news Rebeca Andrade now has a 6.0 start value on floor. Her tumbling passes are: DLO, 2.5 + front full, triple full and full twisting double tuck
We’re all Lucian Sandu in this moment
is he the next “valeri super spotter”?
A photo taken recently at the Round Lake gymnastics training facility in Russia.