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231: The Rise and Fall of Ukrainian Gymnastics  
IN THE NEWS

Karla commissioned this episode because she wants everyone "to be able to appreciate the beauty that was Ukrainian gymnastics back when artistry was expected and not shockingly rare.”  Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

Legacy of Champions (4:30) Lilia Podkopayeva: that  floor routine from 1996 and her beam complete with headspin Tatiana Lysenko and her beam geniusness.  Larisa Latynina and Victoria Karpenko: floor 19992000 Olympic FX routine first pass disaster, Bulgarian years were a hot mess sauce. Bogdan Makuts and his triple back, Grigori Misutin vault double front with knees together, Oleg Verniaiev. Favorite Skills (24:31) Nina Bocharova on bars. Irina Yarotska on beam. Inga Shkarupa on floor. Baitova’s beam mount circles to flairs! Yulia Kut. Ludmilla Stovbchataya’s rainbow sash leotard floor routine with handstand choreography and a backspin. Omelianchek’s freakin’ sissons and Omelianchik vault. Natalia Sirobaba handspring front on beam. Maria Livchikova amazing power aeriel front on beam. The Mirgorodskaya/Krasnianska inverted pike circles. The Fall (36:50) MAG Ukraine 2012 team controversy:  no bronze because of Kohei non-handstand dismount on pommel horse protest.  MAG Ukraine at the 2016 Olympic Games, did not compete a full team on each event in Team Finals. Stella Zakharova and the Ukrainian Federation. Her interview here Yana Demyanchuk 2010 beam EF. The Greatest Gymnast Who Never Won Anything  Except Our Hearts! (49:37) Anna Mirgorodskaya: smooth and confident 80s beam and innovative bars Olga Roschupkina wins the Everyone Else’s Side Flip is Dead To Me Now Award.  Alyona Kasha gorgeous floor, tumbling and smirk. She also vaulted the rare and illusive laid out handspring front.  Maria Livchikova and her insane beam.  Natalia Kalinina 1990 Goodwill Games floor. The Future (58:25) CONTEST

Win Norbert's Mini Bar & Mat Combo. Enter the contest here

SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED VIDEOS RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned)
230: The Good News  
THIS WEEK'S INTERVIEW

Nutrition and supplements are something we don't hear about a lot in gymnastics, unless we are looking at Jonathan Horton's Instagram or Jake Dalton's Snapchat. We wanted to know what the latest science was and what progress was being made at USA Gymnastics in terms of eduction and outreach for the national team. This week we learn about the new partnership between Thorne Research and the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Allan Miller N.D., Executive Director of Medical Education at Thorne Research discusses all things gymnastics and nutritional science:

The latest science: what coaches, athletes, parents and national team coordinators should know. How gymnasts can take advantage of this new partnership.  The WADA hack and anti-doping quality controls for supplements.  WellnessFX - it's exactly what McKayla Maroney said the national team program needed! Diagnostic testing, nutritional science, and medicine help gymnasts peak when it counts.  Gym MythBusters: Muscle soreness can be stopped.  Chocolate milk is a quality recovery drink.  Athletes get enough nutrition from diet alone.  RELATED LINKS

Thorne Research for gymnastics NSF International supplement certification.

CONTEST

Win Norbert's Mini Bar & Mat Combo. Enter the contest here

SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 200: Alicia Sacramone 187: McKayla Maroney 161: Women’s Finals Recap with Aimee Boorman and Christian Gallardo 168: Shannon Miller, Belarusgate, NED vs GB 148: Shannon Miller Episode 9: Chellsie Memmel, Swiss Cup & FIG Presidential Proposals Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake Episode 22: Beth Tweddle Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches Episode 48: Kyla Ross 61: Katelyn Ohashi Clears The Air 77: Aly Raisman 81: Jenny Hansen 99: Princess Catherine Lyons and Coach Rochelle Douglas 101: Olivia Vivian 137: Lady Lisa Mason
229: All Good Things Come To Those Who Cowboy  
IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

Elite Massillia WOGA trained Russian born, US green card holder, Irina Alexeva won the open division. Alexeeva's bar routine (6.2 D / 14.833) Anastasia Ilyankova (RUS) insane bar routine. Alison Lepin (FRA) finished second AA with her upper-body gravity defying bars Lepin’s coaches demonstrated WHY we pull the board We solve Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) falling five time problems (BB example here). Blume Memorial  Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) stuck triple back Man with suspenders holding up his wind pants distracted us.  Arthur Gander Memorial Here are a few of Angelina Melnikova's (RUS) routines from the Arthur Gander Memorial, which she won.  Igor Radivilov (UKR) stuck Dragilescue We discuss the prize money NCAA National Signing Day BB Situation highlights: Kyla Bryant - Stanford - floor - DLO, open double tuck Kyana George - Cal - is a queen! If Katelyn Ohashi competes her laid out full on beam, we think it will be the first ever done in NCAA.   GYMTERNET NEWS

Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

Gabby and Simone shared a floor routine for the final tour stop! World peace ensued! Shawn Johnson spoke her TRUTH in this Tour Rant: It is AWESOME! Aliya got married. Former Federal Prosecutor Daniels will spearhead independent review of USAGym's handling of sexual misconduct issues. According to USAG the final report will be available to the public. Louis Smith and Luke Carson have been sanctioned Aly Raisman talks about some losers who bullied her for being ‘too strong“So, how stoned is 'too stoned' to spot a child on the uneven bars?” Child gymnastic coach's medical marijuana use goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Khorkina, Nemov, and Zamo can still do standing back tucks Simone Biles thinks she can get better before 2020! Yuri Van Gelder: I didn't kill anyone; I just went to bed late All gymnastics staff from front desk to janitorial and volunteers need to be background checked for felonies and misdomeanors. Jury trial scheduled for Jeena Nilson registered sex offender who was volunteering at her daughter's gymnastics school. Jesús Carballo García, former Spanish WAG national team coach, faced sexual abuse accusations  The Gymternet has given us The Best World Finishes of All Time SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here or commission your own episode.  Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 168: Shannon Miller, Belarusgate, NED vs GB 227: Jane Doe2 Sues Karolyis 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) Balance Beam Situation Blog-Cast 224: Age of the Pegan 226: FIG Regime Change 223: Tasha Schwikert 222: New King 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn
228: Leotards (Commissioned)  

COMMISSIONED EPISODE:

Club Gym Nerd member, Gym Coach Diana, has commissioned an episode all about the glorious leotard! Spencer, Lauren, and Jessica chat about leos leos leos; biggest leotard fails, the most patriotic, custom theme leos, Australia, cut outs, crushed velvet, rules for leotard design, technology, sewn in underpants, leotard deductions, controversies and the most notorious leotards of all time. 

GO TO OUR WEBSITE GYMCASTIC.COM TO SEE THE LEOTARDS! 

227: Jane Doe2 Sues Karolyis  
IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

All-time greatest Hero vs. Villain match-ups in gymnastics What gymnastics costumes do you really hope we see for Halloween Best gymnastics in a movie that is NOT a gymnastics movie Our declarations for the incoming FIG President GymCastic elections Gymternet News: (37:22)  Books releases Maroney photo hacker sentenced Peggy Liddick's job is available. Kyla Ross adjusting to college USA Gymnastics makes men’s team leadership overhaul:  Kevin Mazeika loses his Marta job. USA Gymnastics statment on USOTC resident men's coach, Vitaly Marinitch, “USA Gymnastics has reviewed the needs of the men's resident program, including concerns that have been shared, and felt a change was necessary at the U.S. Olympic Training Center program in Colorado Springs.  When this was discussed with Vitaly Marinich, he chose to resign.” New Lawsuit against Larry Nassar, the Karolyis, USA Gymnastics, current president Steve Penny, past president Robert Colarossi, and the gymnast's personal coaches, Galina Marinova and Artur Akopyan. (59:10) Women’s Health article details how disturbingly common sexual assault by doctors is.  Geza Pozar re-confirms Romanian team accounts of beatings by Karolyis in ESPN Outside the Lines Report  The second lawsuit has pushed the listeners over the edge to rage. (1:20:45) THINX period underpants review. THINX absorb up to two tampons' worth of blood, yet they look and feel like a regular pair of underwear. (1:26:00) SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) 74: Melanie Sinclair & A Review of Cirque’s Amaluna 59: What it’s like to be a Cirque du Soleil Talent Scout Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 187: McKayla Maroney 186: Amanda Borden 177: Stella Umeh 77: Aly Raisman Episode 48: Kyla Ross Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 19: Andreea Raducan 223: Tasha Schwikert 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn Episode 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics 163: ENOUGH 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games

 

226: FIG Regime Change  
IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim; Spencer; Jessicaand special guest, Charlie Burrows, acrobatic talent scout for Cirque du Soleil joins us to chat about:

Romanian juniors are scoring 56's: Junior national champion, Olivia Cimpian scored a 56.700 We kind of love Miss Galota's throwback Geza Pozar floor routine Andrea Raducan got married!  British Gymnastics news: Georgia May Fenton and Tyesha Mattis are back from injury.  Georgia's bar routine shows shades of Tweddle level potential.  Kelly Simm's beam mount is the kind of mount we long for elites to do!  Louis Smith and Luke Carson did something dumb and may be punished or not. (35:00) Charlie tells us what's new with Cirque: Casting is happening and they are looking for gymnasts Charlie's most embarrassing moments on stage His trip to the Japanese Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Recruiting in Japan: slippers and bowing and mis-translations Can retired gymnasts make successful returns to Cirque? The case of Imogen Cairns Would Charlie recruit Laurie Hernandez? We improve Simone’s Music Video  by creating our own scenarios for her. (18:30) Charlie explains how trampoline and tumbling have already solved artistic gymnastics Execution vs Difficulty scoring problem.  (53:30) Words of wisdom for anyone considering applying for Cirque du Soleil. FIG Regime Change (41:33) Reviewing the changes made and guffaws of Bruno Grandi. Changes made at the FIG convention and the new Women's Technical Committee Chair (hint, it's NOT Nellie Kim).  What will the first ever, non-European President, Morinari Watanabe (JPN) Rumors about the future of gymnastics in the Olympics Games.   Why business and gymnastics are a perfect match.  Feedback (58:39) Kim Gwan Suk's teeth have been found. Who really won 1992 Olympics Trials, Shannon Miller or Kim Zmeskal?  Update on the USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Cover-Up Investigation by the Indianapolis Star.  In 2011, 19 former elite gymnasts endorsed an overhaul of the USA Gymnastics sexual misconduct guidelines, including three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes. Read details here In 2008, ESPN pointed out the flaws in the USAGym's rules and reporting policies in an E60 called Violated. RELATED LINKS Apply for Cirque du Soliel. See casting info for the gymnastics disciplines here. Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics push to be recognized by the FIG.  Kenzo's 4.5 to front full , Sam Mikulak's million tkatchev's in a row.  SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) 74: Melanie Sinclair & A Review of Cirque's Amaluna 59: What it's like to be a Cirque du Soleil Talent Scout Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 187: McKayla Maroney 186: Amanda Borden 177: Stella Umeh 77: Aly Raisman Episode 48: Kyla Ross Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 19: Andreea Raducan 223: Tasha Schwikert 221
225: 1992 Olympics Recap (Commissioned)  

 

COMMISSIONED EPISODE

This week's episode is brought to you by Club Gym Nerd members: Nicole Langevin of Precision Choreography, Rebecca W., Alison S. Allison B., Mary Anne M., and Suzanne M.   

Uncle Tim, Spencer,  Jessica and very special guest, 1992 U.S. Olympic medalist, Wendy Bruce Martin chat about the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona:

The pre-Olympic Climate: How the end of the Cold War shaped the Games The media pressure on Kim Zmeskal and the heartbreaking life of Svetlana Boginkaya after the 1988 Olympics. Kim Kelly and the shadiest U.S. Olympic Team selection of all time. (6:00) Wedgie-gate, was it fair to punish three athletes for ill-fitting leotards? (16:00) Uncle Tim's 1992 Code of Points and Competition Rules Quiz-Mageddon! (23:00) The magic of the 1992 broadcast that included interviews with every controversial figure. The Competition (42:00): Compulsories that took our breath away and should we still have them? Exhibit A: Vanda Hădărean (ROM) or Gruneneva (Unified Team). Eastern Bloc beauty.  The judging crack epidemic of 1992. Exhibit B: Christina Bontas's 9.9 beam routine. Kim Zmeskal fell on beam and the world didn't actually end.  The glory of North Korea, Kim Gwang Suk on bars. All praise the dear leader.  Team Finals (1:02:00) Kerri Strug's family fashion.  The Karolyi double back set on beam, AKA freeze in mid-air before flip.  U.S. and Australian leotards.  Why Wendy felt embarrassed of her bronze medal for too long.  The All-Around Final (1:16:00) Galieva-Gate The most common skills of the quad and the routines that were way ahead of their time, like Tatiana Lysenko (Unified).  Luisa Portocarrera (CAN/GTM), beam goddess. Watch it here. Shannon Miller vs. Tatiana Gutsu showdown. Was the judging fair? We decide. (1:26:00) Event Finals (1:29:19) Tatiana Lysenko's double twisting yurchenko vs. the world; the 1992 vault final The Beam FinalLi Lu - press handstand to HEALY to arch pose! Pour out some Yang Bo. Lysenko's backspin, Shannon Miller. One of the greatest beam finals of all time.  The Bars Final: The bars medalists got air on the bars that were super close together. Lu Li got mega air and Kim Gwang Suk - TKATCHEV TO COUNTER KIM! WHAT?! The Floor Final: Lavinia Milosovici's Romanian tumbling greatness, Henrietta Onodi's triple full, Gutsu's split leg double layout, so much genius! Shenanigans and the Legacy of the 1992 Olympics (1:43:05) Steve Nunno's motivational poster quotes Bela Karolyi or Donald Trump quotes quiz.  The training schedule for the U.S. Team. Yes, two-a-day practices.  The new breed of positive coaches. (1:51:53) RELATED LINKS Claudia Miller (Shannon Miller's mom), wrote a book called, "My Child My Hero." A gym nerd must-read. SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here or commission your own episode.  Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 187: McKayla Maroney 186: Amanda Borden 177: Stella Umeh 77: Aly Raisman
BBS: Vampires and Nadia Comaneci The Karolyi Story  
THIS WEEK

While we are preparing for next week's epic commissioned episode, please enjoy, not one, but two blog-casts from The Balance Beam Situation. If you'd like to hear a sample of our commissioned episodes, check out our recap of the 2008 Olympic all-around final here.

RELATED LINKS The Balance Beam Situation full blog posts with gifs and screen caps galore: American Horror Story: The Ranch here. Vampires and Nadia Comaneci: The Karolyi Story here. SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. Commission your own episode or join the group commissions here RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) 223: Tasha Schwikert 222: New King 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn 219: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 3, Gala, Houry Behind the Scenes Deets! Greatest Gymnast Ever by Medal Count: Svetlana Khorkina vs. Simone Biles Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview 207: A History of Political Protests in Gymnastics 206: The Russian Situation 10 Most Popular GymCastic Episodes 200: Alicia Sacramone
BBS: American Horror Story The Ranch  
THIS WEEK

While we are preparing for next week's epic commissioned episode, please enjoy, not one, but two blog-casts from The Balance Beam Situation. If you'd like to hear a sample of our commissioned episodes, check out our recap of the 2008 Olympic all-around final here.

RELATED LINKS The Balance Beam Situation full blog posts with gifs and screen caps galore: American Horror Story: The Ranch here. Vampire and Nadia Comaneci: The Karolyi Story here. SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. Commission your own episode or join the group commissions here RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) 223: Tasha Schwikert 222: New King 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn 219: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 3, Gala, Houry Behind the Scenes Deets! Greatest Gymnast Ever by Medal Count: Svetlana Khorkina vs. Simone Biles Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview 207: A History of Political Protests in Gymnastics 206: The Russian Situation 10 Most Popular GymCastic Episodes 200: Alicia Sacramone
224: Age of the Pegan  

IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

Retirements, Valerie's first official camp as team coordinator, US Team to the White House, Ponor dragged into election scam, Lauren Mitchell retires, and Ellis O'Reilly's fractured vertebrae. The answer to the question: where's Gabby Douglas?  Why the UK men are all learning Pegan's on high bar. What leotard designs do we want to see now that GK has a deal with Disney.  A British promoter is marketing the British Gymnastics all-around World Cup. We give him our advice on how to host the best meet ever.  Gymnastics scoring displays: what ice skating and baseball already have that we need. An update on the allegations against USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar, and USA Gymnastics sex abuse cover-up investigation.  Dancing shows update on Laurie Hernandez and Claudio Fragapane. The NCAA has pulled all championships out of North Carolina because state laws makes it legal to discriminate against LGBT citizens. Should USA Gymnastics do the same?  Your Feedback on our Sacramone interview, WADA hack and the ethical conundrum of buying tickets to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions during the USAG Sex Abuse Cover Up scandal RELATED LINKS

Watch the continuous graphic which shows difficulty score adds up, in real time, as the ice skating routine is performed. https://youtu.be/f44iy1dU2-M?t=1m24s   A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases. Read the report here.

SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 223: Tasha Schwikert 222: New King 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn 219: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 3, Gala, Houry Behind the Scenes Deets! Greatest Gymnast Ever by Medal Count: Svetlana Khorkina vs. Simone Biles Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview 207: A History of Political Protests in Gymnastics 206: The Russian Situation 10 Most Popular GymCastic Episodes 200: Alicia Sacramone
223: Tasha Schwikert  

 

THIS WEEK'S INTERVIEW

Olympic medalist, NCAA Champion, law school graduate (currently waiting for her bar results) and legend of the dance floor, Tasha Schwikert, joins us this week. Tasha (and her baby daughter) joined us to discuss:

Gym Mythbusters: did she really learn a back handspring on the side of the bathtub, did she give her NCAA AA trophy to Maloney, and more... Her famous perceived snub of USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny. Being designated a Vegas Gymnast and a rebel by the New York Times.  Her lifelong relationship with GymCats coach Cassie Rice. The difference between Bela Karolyi and Martha (Marta) Karolyi as national team coordinators.  How she managed not to tear her achillies despite lifelong achillies problems.  The 2000 Olympics: Making the team as the second alternate What she thought of fans perception that it was her fault Jamie Dantzscher and Alyssa Beckerman were snubbed in Sydney. The current abuse investigation and cases against USA Gymnastics: Her experience and opinion of the abuse review system she served under.  Serving on the USAG Ethics, Grievance and Safe Sport Committee where she voted to ban coaches like Don Peters. IN THE NEWS

Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

The allegation update of Dr. Larry Nassar 20 more women have come forward Contradictions between the USAG and Nassar quotes Nassar fired from MSU Update on the Georgia case that seeks to release all of the abuse allegation files USAG has  USOC announced a Safe Sport agency Dipa Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi seems like a jerk  Ferrari surgery and future Jessica's review of the Kellogg's Tour  RELATED LINKS

The McCabe Timeline: A Trail of Warnings.

SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn Episode 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics 163: ENOUGH 63: Doctor Larry Nassar Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games
222: The New King  
THIS WEEK

In the news, Uncle TimSpencer, and Jessica chat about:

1988 Olympic Champion and WOGA genius, Valerie Liukin has officialy been named "The New Marta" Fuzzy Bears broke into the World Anti-Doping Agency and tried to get US gymnasts busted fooooor nothing. Alexi Nemov's Gymnastics Legends show in Moscow All the gymternet news Judge Ricky's Top 10 most dynamic floor routines from Rio... a countdown. (44:45)

In light of the allegations against Dr. Larry Nassar, we wanted to know what was appropriate and inappropriate protocol for intravaginal therapy. We asked Doctor of Physical Therapy, Stephanie Fournier, a board certified women's clinical health specialist. She discusses (29:20):

Appropriate protocol before and during a pelvic floor exam and treatment for a minor If leaking or peeing a little when you tumble is really a big deal? (hint...YES!) What can pelvic floor disfunction in girls lead to in adulthood (hint... run to your physical therapist immediately for treatment) For adult gymnasts, is incontinence after childbirth a permanent condition, just something they have to live with?  (hint...NO!) How to find a pessary to wear during exercise. This can be a temporary solution to prevent embarrassing moments at gym while you work on your vaginal fitness with a trained therapist.  GUEST LINKS

Find a physical therapist in your area, trained to treat pelvic floor issues. Search for incontinence or pelvic under Women's Health. Pessary (a tampon-like thingy that stops you from tinkling when you tumble or jump)

RELATED LINKS

Gymnast Care Podcast Louisiana gyms underwater - https://www.gofundme.com/2kmmptw Chalk it Up Movie is on iTunes!

SURVEY - If you are a FEMALE figure skater, gymnast, or diver OVER THE AGE OF 18 who is currently training you can click on this link to take the survey. It will take you about 15 minutes to complete. https://springfieldcollege.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6fG0v76Lyt3wsHb If you are a FEMALE figure skater, gymnast, or diver BETWEEN THE AGE OF 12-17 who is currently training I will need parental permission for you to complete the survey. If you are interested, please let me know and I can either message you or simply visit the link to provide parental consent for your daughter. https://springfieldcollege.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bI7aVL8bHvLOIND Please feel free to contact me at 860-866-7676, or at taryn.brandt@gmail.com for more information. SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor US Olympian Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against US Team Trainer/Physician 220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn Episode 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics 163: ENOUGH 63: Doctor Larry Nassar Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray 210: Women’s Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games
BBS: NCAA Gymnastics for Beginners  

Read Spencer's full blog post with HAIR images here

221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor  

IN THE NEWS

This week Uncle TimSpencer and Jessica discuss:

Dr. Larry Nassar accused of sexual assault Gymternet news (29:48) Feedback and Q&A from listeners (36:32) Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.

Full story from Indy Star. Two former gymnasts, including an Olympic medalist (identified as Jane Doe), have accused prominent, longtime team physician, Dr. Larry Nassar, working for USA Gymnastics of sexual abuse. A 2000 U.S. female Olympian has filed a lawsuit for sexual assault against alleged perpetrator, an adult male individual who was a certified athletic trainer and a osteopathic physician for the US Women's Team through the 2012 Olympics (the Indy Star has identified the perpetrator as Larry Nassar). The Olympian accuses him of fondling and groping her breasts, and "introduced his bare hand to Plaintiff's vagina and anus, on multiple locations, in Plaintiff's assigned sleeping quarters, as she lay on the edge of her bed, alone and without any supervision or a chaperone..." and that she needed "intravaginal adjustment." Doe asserts this was done without gloves.  Read the full complaint here. 

RELATED EPISODES Episode 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics 163: ENOUGH 63: Doctor Larry Nassar Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray 187: McKayla Maroney 210: Women's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here.
220: Get Your Random Trash Aerial Off My Lawn  
IN THE NEWS

In the news, Spencer, Lauren and Jessica chat about:

Lauren's experience as an associate producer for NBC's live online gymnastics coverage with Courtney Kupets and Jon Horton for the Rio Olympics. (1:15) Gymternet News (19:50): Simone Bile's lifelong coach, Aimee Boorman has moved to Evo Gymnastics in Florida.  Gabby had "a seriously infected past mouth injury" and a bone cyst removed. USA Gymnastics sexual abuse lawsuit update: Another victim joined the motion to unseal the sexual misconduct files. The files will be unsealed and available to the public on September 30th Tattoo-mageddon, the men's team all got enormous olympic tats.  Rabbi seeks royalties for Japanese Olympic gymnast’s ‘immodest’ use of his melody.  The New Code (48:06): Spencer walks us through the changes, the way only The Balance Beam Situation can   Favorite routines from Rio that didn't make Finals (57:31):  Nina Derwael (BEL) bars, Yuki Uchiyama (JPN) bars, Jossimar Calvo (COL) high bar, Lisa Ecker (AUT) vault and beam, Tutya Yilmaz (TUR) beam, Laura Waem (BEL) beam, Ailen Valente’s (ARG) gatorade incident, Katarzyna Jurkowska (POL) beam, Elisa Menghini (ITA) floor.  RELATED LINKS Deanna Hong website. Every Country’s Best Olympic Finishes in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics database Convicted coach William "Bill" McCabe timeline  SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 219: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 3, Gala, Houry Behind the Scenes Deets! Greatest Gymnast Ever by Medal Count: Svetlana Khorkina vs. Simone Biles 218: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 2 217: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day One 216: Rio Women's All-Around Final 215: Rio Men's Olympic All-Around Final 214: Rio Women's Olympic Team Final 213: Rio Men's Olympic Team Finals 212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims 211: Rio Men's Olympic Prelims & Houry Gebeshian Interview How NBC could improve its gymnastics broadcasts Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview
219: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 3 plus behind the scenes with Houry  
IN THE NEWS

Day Three, Rio Olympic Event Finals: Women's floor, high bar and parallel bars hosts SpencerHoury Gebeshian (27 year-old, first ever female Olympic qualifier for Armenia) and Jessica chat about:

Ukraine's rhythmic group routine to Madonna's Vogue was epic. (4:30) Spencer recaps The Gala (5:50) Listener Questions (17:00): Are gymnasts in the military? Race in Rio: Why was Gabby Douglas a target of so much hate, and is her Miss American judging move hypocritical?  Is it ok to move forward and forgive Arthur Nory Mariano since he has apologized?  Which federation handled issues of race in an appropriate way? Our favorite and least favorite not-gymnastics moments (13:00) The Gymternet News (33:57): Q&A with Houry about security, flooded rooms, medical care, brazilian fans, and the famous condom machines. Grandi and his big mouth strike again. Gymnastics chief prefers Raisman style to Biles "acrobatics" and China are trapped in a robotic style of training. Ponor went off on Tumblr, but Bea from The Couch Gymnast put it in perspective for us.  NBC's epic propaganda-filled fluff piece on Bela and Marta Karolyi : Watch it here  Martha and Bela Karolyi Were Great Coaches, But They Also Allegedly Abused Their Gymnasts #GymUnsafe news Coach Jeff Bateman of California and Oregon sentenced to 25 years Keith Callen, 45 of Pennsylvania will stand trial for charges of sexual assault In the wake of an IndyStar investigation, Kellogg’s, a key USA Gymnastics sponsor, has added its voice to a chorus of state and federal lawmakers seeking assurances that the organization is doing enough to protect young gymnasts from sexual predators Full recap of each event final details, scores, and moments we loved from: Women's Floor Final (1:02:00): How was the Gymnova floor and carpet for Houry? Simone locked down her place in history with another gold. Aly Raisman vs. Simone Biles execution deductions explained. High Bar Final (1:14:58): Fabian Hambuchen finally won!! Hambiceps hugs for everyone!  Manrique Larduet was a Kerri Strug-esque hero again with his triple twisting double layout! Should inquiry's now be conducted like they were in wrestling, by throwing plushy toys or like these Mongolian wrestling coaches by furiously stripping. Houry watched Epke's crash in person. As an A.T.C. and physician's assistant, we asked her opinion of how his fall and Ellis O’Reilly’s beam crash were handled. (1:24:39) P-Bars Final (1:31:04): The Oleg Vernaieve, Danell Leyva and Belyavsk party where Manrique Larduet was a Kerri Strug-esque hero! Watch "The Gerbeshian" on bars here.

RELATED LINKS

Full Olympic gymnastics results here  Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts NBC streaming coverage has been archived in full along with the daily online gymnastics recap show with Courtney Kupets and Jon Horton, produced by Lauren Hopkins, edited by Deanne Hong called the Daily Dismount. GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: 

Grand Prize TIED Winners: 

@kayleighrichel - I would want Carly Patterson to coach me to glory so that anytime someone falls, we could both go "oh... that's too bad." @Euphrosyna - I wanna be coached by Nellie Kim, cos if I didn't make a team, she'd just sort out citizenship for somewhere else.

Both win, props and wardrobe including leotards, team warmups used in the film, one will win the one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson, pictured above.

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218: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day 2  

IN THE NEWS

On Day Two of the Rio Olympic Event Finals: Beam, Rings and Men's Vault hosts SpencerUncle Tim and Jessica chat about:

We hit ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS YESTERDAY!!! THANK YOU! Full recap of each event final details, scores, and moments we loved from: Balance Beam Final: Sanne Wevers, the 24 year-old DJ Spindarella'd her way the title, Olympic Champion. Smart gymnastics and past teams who stood united against an abusive head coach, created a beautiful system where smart, elegant gymnastics has flourish.  Laurie Hernandez had a higher E score with only a little misstep on her dismount but couldn't match Sanne's innovation and big Dutch D.  Simone Biles now eclipses Shannon Miller's record with yet another Olympic medal on beam.   Grabbing the beam to prevent a fall is a .5 deduction.  Catalina Ponor wore the greatest leotard of all time.  Yes, you can wear a short sleeved leotard and have teammates as coaches on the floor for finals.  Men'sVault Final: Was this the ugliest form we've ever seen in an Olympic final or just an example of the problems with the vault code? Ri Se Gwan, Denis Abliazin, Kenzo Shirai medaled , we explain the tie breaking procedure for vault. Marian Dragulescu lost the tie breaker but thankfully wasn't deducted for doing gymnastics, "practicing" on the podium.  Igor Radivilov will have the handspring triple front named after him and we now hope that no one ever tries that vault again.  Rings: Jessica and Spencer basically fell asleep because it's the most boring even in the history of gymnastics but Uncle Tim does a good job of trying to make us appreciate it. Our favorite and least favorite not-gymnastics moments: Sanne Wever's D score notebook Chris Books screams for Simone and Laurie.  Everyone needs to calm down about the US women's team's non-gymnastics behavior. It's sexism. Why is Steve Penny still at the Olympics, sitting with families and chumming it up with athletes when USA Gymnastics accused of this and senators are asking for answers!

RELATED LINKS

Full Olympic gymnastics results here  How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here) Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts NBC live streaming coverage is for the FANS! So much better than so-called "primetime" evening coverage. Online NBC also has a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily DismountWe are obsessed with how much more enthusiastic, passionate and positive they are than the evening broadcast team. Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney  4eva!

 

CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!

Today's Winner: Sara Neushwander who writes “Courtney McCool so she can sit on me & my dreams everyday at practice.”  Today's Winner Can Chose From These Prizes: The Bronze Movie Watch Party Kits (gym bag with goodies and the movie), "The End of the Perfect 10" book or a U.S. Olympic Trials T-shirt. GRAND PRIZE*: A Bronze Movie gym bag or Hope's backpack filed with wardrobe (leotards, team warmups and Hope's high heeled sneakers) along with  props used in the film, plus a one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson. How:  If you are a Club Gym Nerd member, tweet, Instagram, voicemail or Tumblr tag us and use the hashtag #BronzeContest to tell us which retired gymnast you would want to coach you, The Bronze style, to Olympic glory and why? Grand Prize Deadline: August 21st at midnight. *Open to Club Gym Nerd members only

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Rio Olympic Games Coverage

217: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day One 216: Rio Women's All-Around Final 215: Rio Men's Olympic All-Around Final
217: Rio Olympic Event Finals Day One  

 

IN THE NEWS

On Day One of the Rio Olympic Event Finals: Men’s Floor, Women’s Vault, Pommel Horse, Women’s Uneven Bars, SpencerUncle Tim and Jessica chat about:

The origins of "Cheeseburger booty power" - Jiani Wu episode here. Full recap of each event final details, scores, and moments we loved from: Men's Olympic Floor Final: The EPIC need for a Victorian-level fainting couch for Arthur Nory and Diego Hypolito while they waited for the results on floor. “Norying” - curl up in a ball like an armadillo until you find out if you medaled.  Details of Max Whitlocks epic victory over mono and the rest of the floor field. Women's Vault Final: Simone Biles proves she is a mental rock and consistently has the best execution in the world on the hardest vaults in the world. Epic debate over the execution scores of Maria Paseka, Guilia Steingruber and Wang Yan. Pommel Horse Final--Battle of the British: Max Whitlock one-ups Louis Smith with his higher D score to Louis's higher E score. Alex Naddour proves he was the right choice for the team by breaking the 32-year pommel horse medal draught for the US. Bars Final--Reining Olympic Champion Aliya vs. WOGA and Vagina to the Line Anarchy Bars: Aliya Mustafina won over Madison Kocan with higher D to Kocan's higher E score. Sophie Scheder who we touted as the Khorkina of glorious bars, wins a medal for Germany! Beauties all medaled! Jessica Lopez hit every routine in Rio. Our favorite not-gymnastics moments--hint, Hypolito and Arthur Nory Mariano losing it on the sideline during men's floor finals.

RELATED LINKS

How NBC could improve its gymnastics broadcasts Full Olympic gymnastics results here  How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here) Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts NBC live streaming coverage is for the FANS! So much better than so-called "primetime" evening coverage. Online NBC also has a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily DismountWe are obsessed with how much more enthusiastic, passionate and positive they are than the evening broadcast team. Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney  4eva!

 

CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!

What: The Bronze Movie Watch Party Kits (gym bag with goodies and the movie), "The End of the Perfect 10" book, a U.S. Olympic Trials T-shirt, or GRAND PRIZE*: A Bronze Movie gym bag filled with real props used in the film and a one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson. How: Tweet, Instagram, Voicemail or Tumblr tag us and use the hashtag #BronzeContest to tell us which retired gymnast you would want to coach you, The Bronze style, to Olympic glory and why? Winners Announced: On every other podcast for the entire month of August! Starting with the women's podium training podcast.  Grand Prize Deadline: August 21st at midnight. *Open to Club Gym Nerd members only

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Rio Olympic Games Coverage

216: Rio Women's All-Around Final 215: Rio Men's Olympic All-Around Final 214: Rio Women's Olympic Team Final 213: Rio Men's Olympic Team Finals 212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims 211: Rio Men's Olympic Prelims & Houry Gebeshian Interview Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview 2016 Olympic Team and Coaches Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches 161: Women’s Finals Recap with Aimee Boorman and Christian Gallardo Episode 77: Aly Raisman Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney 151: Danell Leyva Episode 32: Sam Mikulak & 2013 Men’s NCAA Championships 2014 Winter Cup: Chris Brooks on Broken Bones, Blaniks, and Rio
216: Rio Women's All-Around Final  
  IN THE NEWS

In the news, Australian national team member, Commonwealth Games and World Cup medalistMary-Anne "Mez" Monckton SpencerStefane and Jessica chat about:

What won today, a huge D (difficulty score), E (execution score) or both? Full recap of every single gymnast in the final, details, scores, and moments we loved from: Simone and Aimee Boorman, the example of how to do it the right way--healthy, happy, better person not just gymnast, our new Olympic Champion! Why everyone needs a team of Aly Raisman's in their corner. Kind, fierce, loving, brave and freakin' NAILS! The Aliya Mustafina-vs.-Shang-Chunsong-for-the-bronze debate may rage on through the ages. Even though D was 1.5 points higher and Mustafa was having major issues on beam. Ellie Black made Canada proud, Wang brought the big D for China, Jessica Lopez hit 4-for-4 in an all-around final! And more details on all the fan favorite finalists. Our favorite not-gymnastics moments--hint, they almost all involve crying except for Spencer, as usual. GYMTERNET NEWS

Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:

Today's gymternet news was brought to you by a Club Gym Nerd member who dedicated it to this vault run.   Jeffrey Wammes is the only out gymnast in Rio. Meanwhile, a so-called reporter is outing athletes during the Olympic Games. Feedback from elite judges on our Team Final complaints. Does their explanation make us feel any better about judging standards...? 

U.S. Women's Team domination by the numbers (thank you FIG for this):

At the 2012 Olympics, the USA won gold by 5.066 points ahead of Russia At the 2014 World Championships, the USA won gold by 6.194 points ahead of China At the 2015 World Championships, the USA won gold by 5.174 points ahead of China At the 2016 Olympics, the USA won gold by 8.209 points ahead of Russia

RELATED LINKS

How NBC could improve its gymnastics broadcasts Full Olympic gymnastics results here  How to watch live on BBC, CBC or NBC (details here). Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts NBC live streaming coverage is for the FANS! So much better than so-called "primetime" evening coverage. Online NBC also has a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily DismountWe are obsessed with how much more enthusiastic, passionate and positive they are than the evening broadcast team. Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney  4eva!

 

CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!

Today's winner is: @KCozyGirl  “Definitely Mckayla Maroney, she'd perfect my vault and then teach me how to take selfies and be the next Drake.” What: The Bronze Movie Watch Party Kits (gym bag with goodies and the movie), "The End of the Perfect 10" book, a U.S. Olympic Trials T-shirt, or GRAND PRIZE*: A Bronze Movie gym bag filled with real props used in the film and a one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson. How: Tweet, Instagram, Voicemail or Tumblr tag us and use the hashtag #BronzeContest to tell us which retired gymnast you would want to coach you, The Bronze style, to Olympic glory and why? Winners Announced: On every other podcast for the entire month of August! Starting with the women's podium training podcast.  Grand Prize Deadline: August 21st at midnight. *Open to Club Gym Nerd members only

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Rio Olympic Games Coverage

215: Rio Men's Olympic All-Around Final 214: Rio Women's Olympic Team Final 213: Rio Men's Olympic Team Finals 212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims 211: Rio Men's Olympic Prelims & Houry Gebeshian Interview Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts<
215: Rio Men's Olympic All-Around Final  
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In the news,Uncle Tim and Jessica chat about:

What won today, a huge D (difficulty score), E (execution score) or both? Full recap of every single team in the final, details, scores, and moments we loved from: King Kohei with the gorgeous form Oleg Verniaev despite everything Ukraine has been through and not having a FLOOR, he wins silver Max Whitlock kicked glandular fever in the nuts! Mono sufferers rejoice! Details on the top gymnast of the day and complete devastation from Jessica over Cuba's Manrique Larduet and her moment from Andreas Bretschneider! Our favorite not-gymnastics moments from Oleg Stepko's fire leotard to Kohei's kind heart to the men having to safety pin up their pants. GYMTERNET NEWS

Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:

Gabby issues statement about the most ridiculous thing ever. The future of Aliya Mustafina and her former coach, Alexander Alexandrov. International Gymnastics magazine reports that Yuri Van Gelder will try to sue his federation. ONGOING  Reports that USA Gymnastics has repeatedly failed to report abuse cases: “Four U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny on Friday, expressing “deep concern” about the organization’s handling of sex abuse allegations about coaches” – IndyStar USA Today has an excellent explanation about this issue in the article titled, "Sexual Predators Left Off the Banned List" ESPN's "I was raped by my coach" article. "When I look back at this, it makes me feel very frustrated by USA Gymnastics. I often think that I could have been saved if its policies were different. It all comes from the leadership down, and unless the leadership stands up and says, "We are not going to tolerate this," nothing will change*. It needs to say, "Anyone who crosses a toe over the line we're drawing here is going to be out. You will be banned. We'll talk to our sister organizations, and you won't be able to find a loophole and have access to kids. You can't run a gymnastics camp." NBC has streaming covering and a daily online gymnastics recap show called the Daily Dismount. We are obsessed with how good they are! Jim Watson, Courtney Kupets and Jonathan Horton #Jhortney  4 eva! CONTEST: A winner every other podcast in August!

Yesterday's winner was :@E_Score_Whore on Twitter wrote: I choose Dominique Moceanu, so she can coach me to greatness in my fav event - inner tube floating. What: The Bronze Movie Watch Party Kits (gym bag with goodies and the movie), "The End of the Perfect 10" book, a U.S. Olympic Trials T-shirt, or GRAND PRIZE*: A Bronze Movie gym bag filled with real props used in the film and a one-of-a-kind Aliya Mustafina, handmade cross-stitch by Spanny Tampson. How: Tweet, Instagram, Voicemail or Tumblr tag us and use the hashtag #BronzeContest to tell us which retired gymnast you would want to coach you, The Bronze style, to Olympic glory and why? Winners Announced: On every other podcast for the entire month of August! Starting with the women's podium training podcast.  Grand Prize Deadline: August 21st at midnight. *Open to Club Gym Nerd members only

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Rio Olympic Games

212: Rio WAG Olympic Prelims 211: Rio Men's Olympic Prelims & Houry Gebeshian Interview Height, Ages and Repeat U.S. Olympic Gymnasts 210: Women's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 209: Men's Podium Training at the Rio Olympic Games 208: Rio Olympics Preview 2016 Olympic Team and Coaches Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches 161: Women’s Finals Recap with Aimee Boorman and Christian Gallardo Episode 77: Aly Raisman Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney 15
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