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270: World Championships Day 1 Men's Prelims

GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

Release Date: 10/03/2017

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GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

USAG cancels elite events for the remainder of 2020. Inevitable sigh.Some THOUGHTS about these new garbage Title IX regulations. The latest steps toward NCAA athlete compensation and what it means for gymnasts. A mini commission from Nico T.L. asks us to go deep on three...shall we say remarkable?...floor routines from 2000—Elena Produnova's "Super Bitch Power Routine," Paloma Moro's "Cracked Out Spanish Hoedown Routine," and Alena Polozkova's "So Bad You Can't Look Away Routine." This is heavenly.

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This week's episode has been commissioned by an anonymous Club Gym Nerd member and current gymnastics judge who said, "You complain about judging all the time." (WHAT, US??? NEVER!) "Tell us what you would do if you were in charge of women's officials for NCAA and JO meets." We shall gladly oblige!

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8 Years: Maggie Haney has been suspended for 8 years. We discuss what Laurie said about her experience, the details of the suspension, the information we'd still like to know, why now and why her (because there sure are others...), how shocked we are that emotional abuse was actually taken seriously, and what emotional abuse actually means. Interviews on the law and medical side of emotional abuse with attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar and therapist Robert Andrews.

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Mini-Commission on Inbars: Why are they considered harder than the other entries? Why do they mess up everyone's backs? And why was Bridget Sloan's so different?

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Jessica Bendinger's Punk rock, feminist glory gym nerd masterpiece, Stick It. How Spencer is still mad at Hayley for walking out on worlds. Inside jokes that only we would understand that are somehow IN A REAL MOVIE. The Buttahara, the butt shelf, and the bra strap. Never forget. How and why is Jeff Bridges here? Protest-movement competition: Jessica's dream, Spencer's nightmare.

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We have news! The FIG announced the changes in procedure for the 2021 Olympic qualification process, so Jessica and Spencer pop in for a brief rundown of what they decided, breaking down the good (code of points! Copenhagen!) and the bad (age eligibility! Baku!) and how it will affect the process over the next 15 months. And CALLING ALL JUDGES! We have a survey for you to take pleeeeesase.

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In this full episode with Jamie Dantzscher, we discuss...Life with the Rybackis, why Jamie "left," and why she came back. 1999 floor music. Why Bela took her off bars in qualification in Sydney. The INSANE story about why she didn't salute after her team final floor routine, Being awarded a retroactive Olympic bronze medal, how she feels about it, and that famous press conference. The time a judge apologized to her for the corrupt scoring at nationals. What her relationship with Vanessa Atler is like now.

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COVID-19 fallout in Russia (featuring Khorkina and Valentina both being THE MOST), Tom Forster's questionable decisions, and [SIGH] the deal with Ashton. Prof. David Berri (1:23:09), an expert on sports economics, about COVID-19 and the NCAA, how much a gymnast is worth in actual dollars, and the realities of college athletes being allowed to profit from their likenesse. How would a one-year delay have affected previous Olympic teams?

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The year: 1986 The film: American Anthem The quality: low Spencer and Jessica spend way too long this week on a deep dive into what is perhaps the most significant film in the gymnastics pantheon, teen sports-drama-romance American Anthem. Jessica lovvvveeed this movie as a middle schooler. Spencer hates everything. It's gonna get good. We discuss it all: very excellent gymnast acting, backlit hair and 13-foot-wide denim jackets, THE TRIFFUS OF MURRRDERRR!

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Via the IOC's longest-serving member, Dick Pound, we learned that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. It's been a long year this month, so Jessica has a list of Dick Pound jokes to get us through. Why it was important to postpone. Gymnastics implications. Should the new 2021 seniors now become eligible for the Olympics? What code of points should be used? How should the unfinished qualification process be resolved? Worlds in 2021? Who benefits, who is hurt?

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1

Spencer, Lauren, Kensley and Jessica chat about:

  • Watch all of our video coverage from Worlds here.
  • Results
    • Reminder: There's still one more subdivision for the men tomorrow featuring Brazil, South Korea, and the Netherlands among others, so things will change.
    • Who's definitely making finals
    • Who definitely isn't making finals
  • Surprises and upsets
  • Favorite moments
    • Subdivision 1 - Oleg, Igor, Manrique, Bretschenider, Nguyen, Davtyan, Merdinyan, Petrounias, Beckford
    • Subdivision 2 - US team, British team, Hegi, Braegger, Yusof, Ude, Seligman
    • Subdivision 3 - JPN team, CHN team, RUS team, Dragulescu, Zapata, Ait Said, Tommasone, Bertoncelj
  • What went on inside the arena
  • State of our pre-competition storylines
    • Oleg v. Kohei – is it a rematch?
    • Is Kenzo an all-around gymnast now?
    • Miyachi and Bretschneider – race for the "Bretschneider II"
    • Possible US upgrades - Penev TTY, Mikulak triple back 1/1
    • Max Whitlock pommel horse upgrades

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