Stunning beauty, remarkable champion, face of a Nation... eyes of a dead robot.
Who the original thread should have been about and you know it, bitches!
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Stunning beauty, remarkable champion, face of a Nation... eyes of a dead robot.
Who the original thread should have been about and you know it, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 602||April 12, 2016 11:56 PM|
Link to old thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 18, 2016 1:16 AM|
You never degraded yourself, because nobody anywhere, ever wanted to see those shriveled-up, wrinkled prunes you called titties!!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 18, 2016 1:20 AM|
Lavinia your breasts are disgusting and you only have them because you're fat. It is quite unappealing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 18, 2016 1:22 AM|
Lavinia always reminded me of a more butch Kristy McNichol...
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 18, 2016 1:23 AM|
Yesss! Finally someone wants to talk about me!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 18, 2016 1:25 AM|
I paved the way for all of you bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 18, 2016 1:31 AM|
Thanks for continuing this. It's been fantastic. Incredibly informative, entertaining and funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 18, 2016 1:32 AM|
That makes sense Teodora because your face resembled five miles of Romanian sidewalk.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 18, 2016 1:32 AM|
Nadia... I took an Olympic Silver Medal right next to you and nobody even knows that I was there!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 18, 2016 1:36 AM|
Nadia, I guess you forgot that they called me the pretty one. How's your beard... Um, I mean, husband Bart doing? Is he still playing leap frog with the junior boy's team? Kisses!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 18, 2016 1:37 AM|
It's so telling that 20 years later, we are still talking about the great gymnasts from the '90s, with nary a comment about the horribleness of the 2000s and 2010s, with their bland, forgettable gymnastics.
90s gymnastics rocked, and 1996 was it's last great hurrah!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 18, 2016 1:39 AM|
Oh, Teo, you're still upset that my new best friend was Dorina....Ungureanu. And at least my beard isn't on my fat face the way yours is. Do you still get a rash from walking because your thighs rub together?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 18, 2016 1:39 AM|
Honey Nadia R12, you're the last person who should be making comments about "beards," what with your gay dickbreath power-bottom husband and that turkey baster baby of yours!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 18, 2016 1:41 AM|
[quote]90s gymnasticts rocked, and 1996 was it's last great hurrah!
Seriously, it was telling that in 2000 the US field was so damn weak that 4 of the members from the 96 team were serious contenders for a spot to Sydney despite barely training for 4 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 18, 2016 1:44 AM|
Nadia, You are just jealous that my husband actually fucks me with his huge Rumanian wiener. I am so special that apparently two posters are writing notes to you for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 18, 2016 1:44 AM|
Nadia you have always been such a liar. Everyone knows I'm the pretty one!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 18, 2016 1:46 AM|
Did someone say, "mustache?"
Want to ride mine?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 18, 2016 1:47 AM|
[quote]1996 was it's last great hurrah!
The sad thing is... the Mag Seven? That was TWENTY fucking years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 18, 2016 1:48 AM|
I had idea Alicia Sacramone was so accomplished in her career - except of course at the Olympics, where she fucked up in 2008.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 18, 2016 1:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 18, 2016 1:50 AM|
Steve, my mouth rode your "back mustache" for a good 10 years, and even with all the plastic surgery, I still can't get your taste off my lips!!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 18, 2016 1:50 AM|
I really do think Kathy Johnson was posting on the first thread. The few ones that defended her looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 18, 2016 1:50 AM|
I'd like to offer my moustache services too... as long as you meet my age requirements.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 18, 2016 1:59 AM|
But none of you cunts have been to space!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 18, 2016 2:35 AM|
Speaking of cunts...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 18, 2016 2:42 AM|
Why are you wearing those Thelma Harper orthopedic mules, Svetlana? Hell, I'm old af and even I know from dowdy!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 18, 2016 2:48 AM|
Fuck you Cathy. At least I have decency to not have tan lines!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 18, 2016 3:02 AM|
Why you bitches no talk about me?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 18, 2016 3:25 AM|
We might -- viciously, of course, if we knew who the fuck you were, R28.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 18, 2016 3:30 AM|
Fuck you Gina at R29. You're so fucking jealous that I'm one of the most successful our beloved Romania ever produced.
How many Golds do you have again? Oh, that's right.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 18, 2016 3:34 AM|
I thought she might have been a rhythmic gymnast but no balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 18, 2016 3:35 AM|
I am the most gorgeous World and Olympic Champion of all time. I could have made any of you lesbo bitches into my personal love slave. Look! Even the judges are stunned by my beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 18, 2016 3:42 AM|
This isn't a men's gymnastics forum, Alex. Kindly leave. You may have been striking at the time, but now you're old, and fucking short -- for a man. Male gymnasts are attractive to underage girls, not women. And, you're probably a fag anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 18, 2016 5:21 AM|
Ditiatin was a beauty! I think he's an airport security guard now.
R9 Thank you for quoting the brilliant syndicated made-for-television classic, 'Nadia', starring George Clooney's first wife Talia Balsam as Marta, Jonathon Banks as Nadia' father and the late-great Carrie Snodgrass as her mother. Oh yeah, and soon to beloved Conchata Ferrell as Millie Simionescu. Loved the scene where Nadia drinks bleach and then Bela catches her in the middle of the night stealing a hoagie from the refrigerator. "No Stefania! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 18, 2016 11:17 AM|
Stunning beauty? Where???
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 18, 2016 1:12 PM|
[quote] "No Stefania! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - OOO!!!"
One of my favorite lines from that amazing movie. And her dad was hot in a dirty kind of way.
"I have often wondered what would have happened if Bela had chosen you instead of me in Paris."
"So have I. "
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 18, 2016 1:20 PM|
Joe Bennett, who replaced Robert Lupone as Zach on Broadway in ACL played Bela. The best moment in the movie, and it came from Nadia's book, was when she failed on the beam and instead of seeing a loving, motherly moment from Marta, instead she smacked her in the back of the head.
And don't forget, it was me who did all the stunting for the "actress" who played Nadia. I did, after all, beat her for the World Championship in Bars in 1978 and she dusted chalk dust in my face after.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 18, 2016 1:32 PM|
Marcia we are well aware of your "Extra" the work in that film.. we've already have given you the two posts you were worth.
Be gone now!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 18, 2016 1:34 PM|
I'm not shocked you peasants can't appreciate the regal beauty of Alexander the Great. I deserve this thread, not some toothless Romanian transvestite who never won an Olympic or World All Around Gold medal. Ooh, here comes my wife. Just bow down, bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 18, 2016 2:25 PM|
Stop trying to make him happen.. clearly it's not going to happen. Be gone!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 18, 2016 3:49 PM|
I already happened Gogean, Gene. I was the most decorated athlete at a single Olympics ever until pothead Michael Phelps. What have you accomplished? Aside from working in the fields with a Romanian flag as a scarf on your head?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 18, 2016 3:53 PM|
It is worth noting that Marcia Frederick as the stunt double for Johann Carlo (WHET?) was not able to do Nadia's signature Comaneci release move and so had to do a Hindorff release which Nadia did later in her career (when I assume the Comaneci became too difficult for her, too!)
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 18, 2016 3:59 PM|
I taped the movie Nadia when it first aired right before the '84 Olympics and I watched it over and over and over again...
Nadia made the comment that the actress who played her was too old, but the reality was that two actresses played her (Leslie Weiner and Johann Carlo) and they had Carlo play her (as the more mature Nadia) during the Montreal sequences probably because physically she was more similar to stunt double Frederick, but in reality the real Nadia of Montreal much more resembled Wiener, the younger Nadia. Carlo, however, did look like the Nadia post-weight gain and suicide attempt of Strasbourg '78. I also loved how they had Teodora as boy-crazy and Nadia as food-crazy, (the night before the Montreal Games, they sneak out to a cafe and Nadia's stuffing her maw with a sunday while Teodora's cruisin the dudes.)
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 18, 2016 4:03 PM|
Shannon Miller's Scrunchie. That is all.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 18, 2016 4:09 PM|
Why no love for Maria Olaru? Romania's other World AA Champ!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 18, 2016 5:53 PM|
Maria Olaru, you were the death knell to the prestige and greatness of a World AA title! You were so bland, boring and colorless that the Sydney commentators failed to mention you were the reigning World Champ!
And everybody knows I should have won and would have made a much more worthy AA champion!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 18, 2016 6:49 PM|
OP (aka Gina herself) must have been responsible for this atrocious montage of the Ghastly One herself!
On an unrelated note, "Gina Gogean Smile" would be an excellent, ironic name for a death-metal band.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 18, 2016 6:57 PM|
And now after discussing Olaru and Gogean, let's detox this thread with a lovely, under-appreciated Romanian gymnast!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 18, 2016 7:01 PM|
Does ANYONE remember me? I was going to be the next big thing - I had six Worlds medals including two AA medals, and was the one to watch heading into 2012. I blew out my knee vaulting in 2011 and at the 2012 trials, I fell off bars three times in one your routine, at which time my coach was like "whatever" and told me to stop. Asshole. I'm a victim of the system. I was set up to fail, probably by my fuckhead coach Valeri Liukin who didn't want me to overshadow his cunt daughter's accomplishment's. Joke's on you Valeri, an American BLACK girl went on to obtain AA Gold in 2012 - deservedly, unlike Nasty-a.
BTW, if the look on my face appeared as though I was always smelling shit -- it's because I was. Laxative abuse was rampant and some of the girls had leakage problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 18, 2016 7:14 PM|
I've noticed that a lot of the Romanian gymnasts are quite dark-complected. Gypsy Roma blood??
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 18, 2016 7:14 PM|
I loved you Gina because you made me look cute. So what if I picked my ass the second I got off the rostrum. And you can hear even Jim McKay noticed we were all overjoyed that that fat cow Nadia wasn't with us in the event finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 18, 2016 7:26 PM|
Nobody gives a shit R41.. it's not happening. Go get your own thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 18, 2016 8:37 PM|
So are most male gymnasts big homos like in figure skating?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 18, 2016 8:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 19, 2016 2:04 AM|
Emilia, you fake Hungarian, anorexic gypsy, are you still bitter at us that you never reached the level of fame of our darling Nadia?? You had a face only a mother could love!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 19, 2016 2:07 AM|
How could you bitches miss this????
[quote]Double Olympic gold-medalist Shannon Miller's ex-husband charged 'after bomb disposal experts discovered him with a cache of hazardous chemicals'
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 19, 2016 2:22 AM|
Was the cache of "hazardous chemicals" all of the Botox and fillers Shannon Miller injects into her face?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 19, 2016 2:33 AM|
Dominique shut the fuck up and go eat some more chalk you nasty pig.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 19, 2016 2:38 AM|
Did you all notice Peggy Liddick, Kim Zmeskal, Jenny Thompson, and Dominique Moceanu in the photo of Shannon's wedding at the link in R56?
They were her bridesmaids along with TWELVE others, six of which included the other Mag 7 girls.
She also made her husband put Bart Connor in his wedding party even though he had never met him... and didn't meet him until the day of their wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 19, 2016 2:45 AM|
Bela broke my vagina bone, y'all!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 19, 2016 3:17 AM|
Marta pegged me with dildo all the way to prolapsed asshole!! And NOW she complaining about having to change zee diaper???
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 19, 2016 3:20 AM|
SOME BITCH POISONED ME!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 19, 2016 3:32 AM|
Another Romanian pretty who deserved to have more a successful career and recognition than she ultimately ever received! Funny how it's more obscure Romanian gymnasts who were much more pleasing to watching than their A-team of robots (Milo, GOgean, Amanar, Olaru)!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 19, 2016 6:53 AM|
Tell me about it, us pretty ones were always ignored!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 19, 2016 7:22 AM|
Oana, you were not pretty! You looked like a special ed, Aspergers lesbian who got lost on her way to the Special Olympics!
Now me, on the other hand!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 19, 2016 8:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 19, 2016 8:01 AM|
Bai Chunyue, you look like a chubby-faced little rat! You make me feel pretty!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 19, 2016 4:33 PM|
I think the only female gymnast I would ever describe as beautiful would be the much maligned Ludmilla Tourischeva. She resembled Natalie Wood when she was competing. However, for whatever reason the minute she retired she had a baby, chopped off her hair and forever after looked like a Babuschka and she was only like 25.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 19, 2016 5:08 PM|
That's what happens to all Russians R68!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 19, 2016 5:14 PM|
R68, that was not the public opinion. The Soviet girls, all of them, said they resented Liubov Burda for her physical beauty. Burda was on the 1972 Olympic team that included Korbut and Tourischeva. She also married one of the most vile commie gymnasts of all time, Andrianov. Lest we forget that Tourischeva dedicated her 72 Olympic AA gold to "cementing Communism".
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 19, 2016 5:34 PM|
What about ME.. my nickname was Daisy... named after Romanian's most beloved cow cartoon! Even Bela named his cow Daisy!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 19, 2016 11:04 PM|
Enough with the sad Romanians reliving the glory years. Your program isn't much to right home about any more. Well, I guess that's why you're reliving the glory years.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 19, 2016 11:09 PM|
[quote] Your program isn't much to right home about any more.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 19, 2016 11:12 PM|
"write" not "right" Fuck, I'll never live it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 19, 2016 11:16 PM|
Let's be real.. I'm the prettiest thing Romania ever produced.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 19, 2016 11:21 PM|
Why no votes for me?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 19, 2016 11:23 PM|
[quote]I think the only female gymnast I would ever describe as beautiful would be the much maligned Ludmilla Tourischeva
Because you is stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 19, 2016 11:24 PM|
I always had a soft spot for Natalia Laschenova.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 20, 2016 12:33 AM|
And Natalia always had a "soft spot" for cock,what with getting knocked up as a teen and having to end her gymnastics career because she couldn't stop fucking!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 20, 2016 1:04 AM|
Awe... poor Bontas. Still so bitter you got upstaged and humiliated by #2 on the squad?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 20, 2016 1:07 AM|
Laura Cutina actually looks kinda okay today for a Romanian. And look at those gazongas.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 20, 2016 1:10 AM|
[quote]And look at those gazongas.
Did someone call for gazongas?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 20, 2016 1:12 AM|
Everyone look below:
This is the face of a slut.
A teenage HO who couldn't keep her legs together and the '80s Russian version of MTV's trashy teen moms.
Rumor has it that she and Bogi let the whole USA men's swim and tracks team into their Olympic dorm at Seoul! :-O
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 20, 2016 1:34 AM|
Brandy... go do another floor routine to Donna Summer and let the rest of us real gymnasts chat, ok?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 20, 2016 1:39 AM|
I'm a beauty! I'm a star! I'm just like Marilyn!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 20, 2016 1:41 AM|
Brandy, you were always a fat, pig-faced wanna be ho. I hope you're back waterskiing barefoot in alligator country with your size 14 feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 20, 2016 1:45 AM|
Are we still talking about hot gymnasts? Am I on time?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 20, 2016 1:47 AM|
Oh, look it's Tweedle-dee, Tweedle-dumb!
Beth, I was always scared to compete after you on bars, because only because I feared that your fat-ass strained the equipment too much and the entire apparatus would collapse!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 20, 2016 1:51 AM|
Shannon, will you ever admit you faked this?
Silly, bitch.. you had no clue how to go out on top.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 20, 2016 1:58 AM|
So what are the biggest scandals in gymnastics? Besides Don Peters very inappropriately boinking underage Doe Y.? Or Dominique Moceanu running off with a married man to the Cayman Islands at age 17?
As an aside, one of my favorite "what if's" in gymnastics is wondering what a 1996 Unified/Soviet team would have looked like? Who would have made the cut? Lilipod, Khorkina, Dina, Roza. Boginskaya? Piskun? Who else?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 20, 2016 2:01 AM|
R89 - Shannon Miller's comeback fall to her ass on vault is almost as delicious as Nasty-a's "comeback" attempt on bars in 2012!!! HA!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 20, 2016 2:03 AM|
[quote]Or Dominique Moceanu running off with a married man to the Cayman Islands at age 17?
I'm not familiar with this... do tell!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 20, 2016 2:06 AM|
[quote]As an aside, one of my favorite "what if's" in gymnastics is wondering what a 1996 Unified/Soviet team would have looked like? Who would have made the cut? Lilipod, Khorkina, Dina, Roza. Boginskaya? Piskun? Who else?
Boguinskaya would never have made that squad. I don't even think Lilia would have either, frankly.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 20, 2016 2:07 AM|
[quote] Or Dominique Moceanu running off with a married man to the Cayman Islands at age 17?
[quote] I'm not familiar with this... do tell!
Right around the time, Dominique was divorcing her parents due to her father's abuse, a family friend, Brian Huggins, helped her runaway and try to emancipate herself. Dominique's dad did not take favorably to this and put a hit out for Huggins' life. At that time, Huggins was 32 and married and Domi was 17. Supposedly to escape the dangers of Domi's dad, the pair traveled to the Cayman Islands "for their safety." Which, uh, yeah right, you're fearing for your life, so the most logical place to find safety is in a romantic island getaway. That was the gist of it, I think. Crazy times!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 20, 2016 2:15 AM|
who is your team then, R93?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 20, 2016 2:16 AM|
Just read about the Moceanu and Huggins thing... he wasn't a family friend, he was the guy who sold them gym equipment!
Nice to know that Moceanu got her popped by an old, married dude...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 20, 2016 2:16 AM|
R95 I think if there would have been a Soviet Squad it would probably have been made up of who was already on the Russian squad. None of the former Soviet Countries fielded great squads after the breakup. Obviously, the Russians faired better than Ukraine, Belarus, or Uzbekistan.
I think the squad would still have been:
Khorkina, Galieva, Kochetkova, and maybe Piskuin, Grosheva and Chusovitina as their veteran.
From what I recall, one of the coaches of the soviet team... Arkaev? Once siad Lilia would not have been noticed at Round Lake. I remember reading somewhere that Lilia did train at Round Lake briefly but was dismissed as they didn't see anything special about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 20, 2016 2:25 AM|
Thank you for the picture of Beth Twaddle. I will now have nightmares tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 20, 2016 2:49 AM|
[quote] Nice to know that Moceanu got her popped by an old, married dude...
You Romanian women are real homewreckers, ain't ya??!
(Yes, I'm looking at you Nadia and Dominique Moceanu)!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 20, 2016 8:03 AM|
[quote] You Romanian women are real homewreckers, ain't ya??!
"So what?! "
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 20, 2016 12:08 PM|
[quote]And Natalia always had a "soft spot" for cock,what with getting knocked up as a teen and having to end her gymnastics career because she couldn't stop fucking!
Pathetic that you have to waste your time making up such lies. I retired when I was 20... I used my pussy to throw triple backs.. not fuck and have babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 20, 2016 4:03 PM|
Natalia, I thought they were deporting your ass. Gymnastics doesn't go for booze and drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 20, 2016 4:19 PM|
So what did Elena Piskun have to say about Shannon Miller? I somehow missed all that.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 20, 2016 6:07 PM|
At the 93 Worlds Shannon qualified for the Vault Finals. The morning of the finals she pulled out of them saying she was, "sick."
Elena basically spat out something to the effect of, "Bitch, please, we all knew she was going to pull out. She's not sick. She sucks at vault and doesn't want to embarrass herself or tarnish her "winning" streak.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 20, 2016 6:15 PM|
Speaking of vaults... I remember Mary Lou Retton claiming that when she was competing she used to throw a double twisting Tsuk... I always found this hard to believe. Anyone ever see it?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 20, 2016 6:25 PM|
I never heard her say that but it seems highly unlikely. Then again, if she did it tucked, it's possible as her vaults were higher and longer than any other gymnast. If you ever saw her do it live, there was such velocity that it seemed almost not humanly possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 20, 2016 7:51 PM|
R104, that makes no sense. Shannon threw a near-perfect Yurchenko vault in the qualifiers that year. I don't think she ever landed a double in competition, though she supposedly trained it, but this was more than enough to get her a medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 20, 2016 7:56 PM|
R106 it was supposedly in the layout position.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 20, 2016 8:04 PM|
R107 it makes perfect sense. Shannon had a fine Yurchenko for AA competition but it was only worth a 9.8. Shannon did not have a second vault that would have allowed her to come close to being a medal contender.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 20, 2016 8:07 PM|
This is one citation of Mary Lou being the first woman to perform a double twisting layed out Tsuk.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||January 20, 2016 8:09 PM|
R109 but Shannon won prelims and in 1992/3 was sticking her vaults like no one else. Plus she was training (and supposedly landing) the double in practice and had planned it for competition. Her illness also explains her faltering on the beam final, when that was usually her best event.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 20, 2016 8:15 PM|
R110, I followed Retton closely during that period and never saw anything of the kind. A quick look at google suggests that she performed the vault several times but I think the people writing the articles just didn't know what they were talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 20, 2016 8:22 PM|
What part of prelims not equating to her medaling in finals?
She wasn't competing a double twisting Yurchenko, and I sincerely doubt she was ever even really training one. Even if she had one? She didn't have a strong second vault from a different family, which was required for event finals.
You could easily get into the event finals on your AA vault, fine... but to get into finals she never had to compete a second, different vault, which she would have needed to medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 20, 2016 8:23 PM|
R112 MaryLou stated in her own biography that she was competing a double Tsuk. I remember her saying that she could technically score above a 10 (a 10.5, I believe) because of the difficulty level.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 20, 2016 8:24 PM|
Also R111, I didn't say Shannon wasn't actually sick, I stated what Elena said they felt about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||January 20, 2016 8:26 PM|
I wonder how gymnasts like Shannon and Mary Lou would have done with the modern vaulting table vs. the old side horse.
BTW, why don't national teams have image consultants. Miller went so long with that awful scrunchie and hair. Someone could have pointed it out. Looks aside, she really was a great gymnast.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 20, 2016 8:30 PM|
[quote]BTW, why don't national teams have image consultants. Miller went so long with that awful scrunchie and hair. Someone could have pointed it out. Looks aside, she really was a great gymnast.
Not all of us needed image consultants!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||January 20, 2016 8:38 PM|
According to this, MaryLou did at least attempt a Double Twisting Tsuk at the American Classic in 1983.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||January 20, 2016 8:47 PM|
I remember reading that MLR was doing the double twisting tsuk, too, but always assumed that they were confusing it with her single twisting one, which was phenomenal. I think a lot of woman were doing the single twisting tsuk in tuck position at that time, but I don't think many (Stoyanova, maybe?) were doing it layed out. MLR was very much the Simone Biles of her time, incredible spring and power, way ahead of her time on two events (V, FX), though MLR was much less of an AA gymnast than Simone. That her beam was getting in the 9.8 area at the L.A. Games (and she finished 4th on beam in event finals) speaks to the lack of depth in that field.
Actually, Laschenova is the other notably powerful, springy gymnast aside from Biles and MLR that comes to mind, (oh yeah and Vanessa Atler, because someone always has to bring up the great 'what might have been' Atler) but she was a much more complete package. Very nice dance, great extension and toe point. One of the most talented gymnasts ever, too bad she was so inconsistent.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 20, 2016 8:49 PM|
MRL should have tried a 1.5 twisting layout Tsuk landing forward. That would have been badass.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 20, 2016 8:51 PM|
I didn't see her name there R118, but if there's that much documentation, it must have happened and I never saw it or perhaps don't remember it because I didn't see it competed. I'm trying to remember if the announcers at the 84 Olympics said she had a double prepared for the Vault finals but I thought she did a handspring pike with a half out.
As I said, because of her height, distance and velocity, a double layout would not be out of the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||January 20, 2016 9:43 PM|
R115, I realize you didn't say it. Regardless, I think Elena is full of shit. Shannon had reworked all her routines to fit the new code in 1993. There's no way she wasn't going in at least considering upgrading her vault (which she definitely did by the 1994 season). And even if she planned to do the same Yurchenko, she still had a decent shot to medal because she almost always stuck that landing perfectly. Plus, she'd already failed to medal in beam, her best event, so pulling out of vault would not have preserved her "winning" streak.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 20, 2016 10:00 PM|
[quote] And even if she planned to do the same Yurchenko, she still had a decent shot to medal because she almost always stuck that landing
hahaha. NOPE. You keep ignoring the fact that Shannon did NOT have a good, competitive, second vault. If she would have had to do two different vaults to qualify for Event Finals she would never had qualified.
There's a reason why Shannon has a total of Zero medals on vault at the World or Olympic level.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 20, 2016 10:21 PM|
R123 is right. The Yurchenko was great, but it's all she really had. She could nail it, but had no second high difficulty go-to vault. She should have developed a fully twisting tucked Tsuk or at least a front on, pike with a half off. But that second one was probably too easy for winning vault medals.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 20, 2016 10:33 PM|
[quote]Plus, she'd already failed to medal in beam, her best event, so pulling out of vault would not have preserved her "winning" streak.
No. Vault finals happened before Beam finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 20, 2016 10:40 PM|
Shannon Miller's 94 vault was not an upgrade, in my opinion. The fucking Phelps vault was a travesty.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 20, 2016 10:42 PM|
R121 this is what it says about Retton in R118:
[quote]*Zamolodchikova, 1999 Worlds / attempted by Mary Lou Retton, 1983 American Classic Double-twisting Layout Tsuk [DTT] -- 6.0 (3.34) Retroactively named w. 2007 COP.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 20, 2016 10:44 PM|
Looks like Mary Lou could actually do a Double Tsukahara.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 20, 2016 10:47 PM|
R128, that looked like a single.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 20, 2016 10:49 PM|
I'm pretty sure it's a double, R129. The second twist looks like it happens once Bela is sort of blocking the view.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||January 20, 2016 10:52 PM|
That is most definitely a single.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 20, 2016 11:20 PM|
Oh yeah, well Mary Lou's pussy and ass do a double twisting FUKUSHIMA everytime she relieves herself into her adult diaper!!! Pee-uuu!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 20, 2016 11:21 PM|
I agree, that's a full, not a double full.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||January 20, 2016 11:47 PM|
Looked like a single to me too but then when I pause/slow it down it does look like a double. Video quality and camera position is poor though so can't really tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||January 20, 2016 11:56 PM|
Simona, since you married a man 30 years older than you, you should know a little about adult diapers.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||January 20, 2016 11:57 PM|
Awe, so bitter Agache at R135. Mad that this is the only Lavinia that people think about... and that she still gets more respect than you?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||January 21, 2016 12:01 AM|
Milo, you tried to entice men with your titties that look like sandbags. I got myself a hunky Cop husband who uses his big nightstick on me every night.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||January 21, 2016 12:11 AM|
Shannon did the double twisiting yurchenko in 93
|by Anonymous||reply 138||January 21, 2016 1:16 AM|
And she still wouldn't win a Vault medal with it!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||January 21, 2016 2:49 AM|
Maria at r71 is beautiful to watch
|by Anonymous||reply 140||January 21, 2016 2:58 AM|
How do we know Shannon had plastic surgery?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||January 21, 2016 3:00 AM|
I always felt like Dominique Dawes was a gymnast with enough power, talent and natural ability to have learned harder tricks (a DTY, more difficult tumbling) but well, the code didn't require it..
|by Anonymous||reply 142||January 21, 2016 3:37 AM|
R134, that's a full. You don't hit the second twist on the way down it's 1-1 so MLR did 1/2-1/2 which was perfectly executed by the way. I would like to see a video of the double sook.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||January 21, 2016 2:48 PM|
Were the Russians expected to win the team title Gold at the 96 Games? I always thought the Romanians were considered the frontrunners, until they started losing members to injuries.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||January 21, 2016 4:38 PM|
R144 it was really supposed to be a battle between Romania and the US. Russia wasn't a particularly strong team, but was still expected to challenge for a medal. Russia was most likely going to compete with China for the Bronze.
As you mentioned, Romania had injury after injury and couldn't field their best team so slipped down behind Russia.
If I remember correctly, China couldn't maintain the exceptional performances they had at Worlds (managing their nerves) and ended up not making the top 4. I believe Ukraine passed them by and competed in the final group.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||January 21, 2016 4:47 PM|
Nevermind, China did finish 4th but they may have not made it into the final 4 because of poor performances in the Compulsories. They may have rallied in the team and ended up taking 4th from Ukraine who got the last spot in the final group. I can't remember though.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||January 21, 2016 4:53 PM|
The USA really did have the best, most optimal team in Atlanta with the Mag 7. No other configuration would have worked better. I don't think the US has ever fielded a stronger team since.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||January 21, 2016 6:07 PM|
R147 if I remember correctly, there was no other configuration that would have worked. The rest of the National team didn't even come close to matching the Mag 7 in terms of skill level, polish, and International Experience. Hell, Amanda Borden was barely up the the rest of her teammates levels.
The US lucked out that the majority of the 96 squad were "veterans" and had competed at a high level prior to 92. The USGF after 92 (or was it USA Gymnastics by that point?) groomed these seven as they were basically the only ones they repeatedly sent out to International competition. This is unlike Romania and former Soviet Bloc Nations which try to get a variety of gymnasts out there.
Look at who rounded out the field at Trials... if one of the Mag 7 had been replaced it would have been with:
Theresa Kulikowski Mary Beth Arnold Katie Teft Jennie Thompson
None of them were great, certainly not at the level of the Mag 7, and had no real International Experience. In my opinion that was one of the reasons why after 96 the US sort of went downhill for a few years because they had previously only focused on the Mag 7 (sending those 7 out) and not grooming younger talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||January 21, 2016 6:15 PM|
Wasn't Jennie Thompson considered a great or near great? Almost the next big thing. And Mary Beth was perhaps the best bar worker in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||January 21, 2016 7:19 PM|
M'eh. Bela kind of dubbed her the new Kim Zmeskal, which he was trying desperately to make happen (I believe he even had her copy Kim's middle pass on floor when she was a Jr.). When Thompson moved to Nunno's after Karolyi closed up shop, Nunno tried to make her a mini-Shannon. That was probably more accurate than her being a little Kim because Thompson cried constantly. Thompson was supposed to be better than Dominique Moceanu (they trained together at Karolyi's), however, Thompson was never a good competitor. She was sort of like the pre-Atler in that way that she'd fall apart at basically every competition.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||January 21, 2016 8:07 PM|
[quote] And Mary Beth was perhaps the best bar worker in the US.
R149, you don't mean Kulikowski was one of the best bar workers in the US?
I was fond of MBA's work on beam, though. She was lowballed for her optional beam set at Trials (a mere 9.625 for a routine that would have went 9.8 for one of the bigger names). Looking back, it's possible that MBA could have replaced Borden without a hitch, but for sentimental reasons and for team morale, I'm glad Borden got the green light. Borden had also been around a long time by then, just as long as Dawes, Miller and Strug, and she did give the team a morale boost as Team Captain.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||January 21, 2016 11:16 PM|
Mary Beth's Trials optional beam set:
|by Anonymous||reply 152||January 21, 2016 11:18 PM|
R151, I can't comment because that was right about the time I started getting bored with gymnastics. What I do remember about MBA, which caused my comment, was Kathy Johnson saying that she was a potential world champion on bars and comparing her to Julianne McNamara.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||January 22, 2016 12:14 AM|
[quote] She was sort of like the pre-Atler in that way that she'd fall apart at basically every competition.
Oh Vanessa Atler...haven't seen her mentioned until now.
Boy what a headcase she was.
I don't think I've seen a gymnast implode so spectacularly on the international stage as she did at 99 Worlds on this beam routine. It was embarrassing to see an elite gymnast go out there and basically have a mental breakdown.
It was the beginning of the end for her after this.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||January 22, 2016 1:06 AM|
Strange because bars was her weakness. Never knew her to have beam headcase difficulties prior to this meltdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||January 22, 2016 1:11 AM|
[quote]I don't think I've seen a gymnast implode so spectacularly on the international stage as she did
Apparently you don't remember me at the 94 Team Worlds in prelims!
|by Anonymous||reply 156||January 22, 2016 1:24 AM|
[quote]Oh Vanessa Atler...haven't seen her mentioned until now. Boy what a headcase she was.
You're a bitch, Jamie. Always have been and always will be. You can kindly go fuck yourself. Oh, and fuck you.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||January 22, 2016 1:30 AM|
Were you on a reality TV show? And a star?!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||January 22, 2016 1:40 AM|
And, Atler WAS a good gymnast - technically. Of course, you have to have the skills and the mindset. This thread has reminded me of how many really good/great gymnasts never "made it" at the highest level.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||January 22, 2016 2:13 AM|
R116 - let's not turn gymnastics into figure skating or rhythmic gymnastics, thank you very much. I can appreciate a nice hairdo, a nice-looking leo, etc. - but I don't want gymnasts to start looking like they have "image consultants" - or looking all flamboyant like the skaters and the rhythmic gymnasts. The minute someone says "Brooke Shields on the mat" - I'm done!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||January 22, 2016 9:37 AM|
Speaking of double-twisting Tsukaharas - I remember Annia Portuondo-Hatch having a nice one. I hated that her knee exploded and she had to dial back that difficulty.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||January 22, 2016 9:38 AM|
Does everyone in gymnastics really hate Nastia Liukin? If so, why? (I'm bringing in some of the conversations that were abruptly cut off when Gina Gogean decided to get her own thread.)
|by Anonymous||reply 162||January 22, 2016 9:39 AM|
Nastia Liukin is a Republican cunt, that's why
|by Anonymous||reply 163||January 22, 2016 11:08 AM|
I want the non-GGMB answer, R163.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||January 22, 2016 12:19 PM|
R160, but gymnastics was always like that. Take a look at both threads and few came unscathed because of the way they looked. The entire first thread began because Kathy Johnson Clarke went over the edge and down the cliff. Judges certainly reward cuter girls, although it likely wouldn't be in anything like a gifted Gold. The federations are aware as well and those girls get the bigger pushes. The networks are longing for that adorable 14yo girl to build their coverage around.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||January 22, 2016 1:25 PM|
The GGMB answer would be to kiss Nastia's bony ass, thanks to Chalkybutt or whatever her obsessed name is, R164.
Shawn Johnson is who they hate.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||January 22, 2016 3:24 PM|
Which one of us is at the top of the podium?
That's right, bitch, eat my ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||January 22, 2016 6:40 PM|
[quote] That's right, bitch, eat my ass.
Is that what you overheard your gay ex-BF, Evan Likesadick, telling all the male hustlers he would bring up to his hotel room? Oh right... did you think the whole world didn't know he was just using you?
At least I was never so pathetic that I had become a BEARD for an obviously gay flamer! How embarrassing and pathetic!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||January 22, 2016 6:51 PM|
[quote]—Shawn Johnson, getting some REAL dick up here in this pussy!
Playing with your own dick doesn't count, Shawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||January 22, 2016 6:53 PM|
Remember when your own father knew you weren't bothering with and let you splat like the failure you are?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||January 22, 2016 6:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 171||January 22, 2016 6:56 PM|
[quote] Remember when your own father knew you weren't bothering with and let you splat like the failure you are?
At least my own father talks to me. :-D
|by Anonymous||reply 172||January 22, 2016 7:00 PM|
[quote]At least my own father talks to me. :-D
Having is mouth on your vagina does not mean he's talking to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||January 22, 2016 7:03 PM|
Are fathers supposed to be this close with their daughters?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||January 22, 2016 7:11 PM|
LOL, R168! But seriously, why do all of these Olympic women's gymnastics champions end up bearding for gay husbands and boyfriends? Nadia, Shannon, Kim Zmeskal, Nastia.
Oh and Simone Biles, I'm looking at your future, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 175||January 22, 2016 7:12 PM|
Can we talk about me? I'm the most beautiful and glamorous gymnast ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||January 22, 2016 7:12 PM|
WHOREkina, nobody wants to talk about you! You overstayed your welcome, you monopolized too much of the conversation from 1996 to 2004, and your pussy smelled like spoiled borscht!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||January 22, 2016 7:15 PM|
R175 fuck you, Shannon!
You don't even know what the fuck you're talking about. My man is All MAN. 100% HETERO. He gives me such a good dicking we have THREE children so he's obviously not gay. Just look at his face! How could you ever think he was!
And I notice you left yourself off that list. Typical, you cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||January 22, 2016 7:16 PM|
Mary Lou's husband looks like quite the princess, too!
Quite a bit of turkey baster action in that household!
|by Anonymous||reply 179||January 22, 2016 7:19 PM|
I'm starting to feel sorry for any of these gymnasts that might Google themselves and find these threads.
Nevermind, I've replaced that with laughing hysterically at poor Kathy Johnson being excited she has a thread that filled 600 posts only to find that only 2 of them were about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||January 22, 2016 7:22 PM|
And remember poor Cathy Rigby telling Kathy Johnson to shut up because two mentions were more than some of us got, only to have her name fluffed up by her feminine protection endorsements and nudity.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||January 22, 2016 7:25 PM|
And speaking of princess, check out the plucked eyebrows on Kim's "husband!"
Kim, honey, the only dicking that goes on in the Zmeskal household is when you roofie your husband, strap on a dildo and force yourself into his cum-sloppy hole!
|by Anonymous||reply 182||January 22, 2016 7:26 PM|
Betty, please kindly lay off the drugs before I tell everyone the REAL reason you ran off to California.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||January 22, 2016 7:31 PM|
Yeah, shut your fucking mouth, Betty. Nobody cares what you and your Klingon head has to say!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||January 22, 2016 7:34 PM|
Kerri, are you still bitter that the most famous picture of you is of you crying, with Bela's hand near your ass and pussy, and your cameltoe visible to the whole world?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||January 22, 2016 7:38 PM|
Domi at R185 are you still bitter because Bela knew you sucked and your father beat the shit out of you?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||January 22, 2016 7:41 PM|
I'm LOLing more at the thought of non-gymnastics DLers constantly seeing Gina Gogean's ugly face at the top of the threadlist and wondering who the fuck is this bitch??
|by Anonymous||reply 187||January 22, 2016 7:43 PM|
I was going to add Natalia Bobrova the list of gymnasts I think would have rounded out a "Soviet/Unified" Team in 1996. Always wondered why she didn't make it to Atlanta.
Sad, apparently she died last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||January 22, 2016 7:46 PM|
Hey Kerri, how many individual World and Olympic medals do you have?
Oh, that's right.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||January 22, 2016 7:49 PM|
Fuck you R187. I pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||January 22, 2016 7:50 PM|
Shut up! I have......well, just shut up.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||January 22, 2016 7:51 PM|
I think this is my color.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||January 22, 2016 7:52 PM|
I'd bet Kerri's husband also know his way around the steam room...
|by Anonymous||reply 193||January 22, 2016 7:53 PM|
Speaking of Bela cradling my vadge... this isn't creepy at all!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 194||January 22, 2016 7:54 PM|
"Mary Lou's husband looks like quite the princess, too! "
I don't know. To me, he looks typically blandly hetero; hetero in the worst possible way. They have a daughter who is a gymnast at LSU and is annoyingly perky like mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||January 22, 2016 9:51 PM|
We boys used to call Shannon Miller "scrunchie" because rumor was it that her pussy looked just like one of her scrunchies: ginormous, wrinkled and flapping in a nest of hair!
Not that WE would ever know!!
|by Anonymous||reply 196||January 22, 2016 10:00 PM|
R195, he was a quarterback at UT and was into real estate development. They moved back to her hometown of WVirginia but came back to Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||January 22, 2016 11:12 PM|
Why would they move back to her home town in W Virginny? I thought it was a desolate, poor, awful, coal-mining town and word was that the entire state hated her ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||January 23, 2016 12:08 AM|
Mary Lou Rotunda (her real last name!) is a self-hating Italian-American from West Virginia, chopping off vowels from her name.
Fuck that bitch! Somebody needs to whack her!
|by Anonymous||reply 199||January 23, 2016 12:12 AM|
Fall off another beam, Alicia.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||January 23, 2016 12:46 AM|
Want to talk about fat asses, Alicia?
Then again, maybe this is just because... well, as we all know... you can't stay off your back.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||January 23, 2016 12:48 AM|
Yo, Mary Lou & Gabby!
Keep talkin' smack! You bitches might just wake up one morning and find yourself a little present. Or better yet, I can make you disappear!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||January 23, 2016 12:50 AM|
Too bad your "connections" couldn't help you get an Olympic Gold, R202... too bad it also couldn't make you a better gymnast..... or less of a whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||January 23, 2016 12:55 AM|
This floor routine (the most atrocious I've ever seen) proves Alicia hates America!
And you all talk about ME being a headcase who melts down?
|by Anonymous||reply 204||January 23, 2016 12:59 AM|
ALL of you fucks need to bow down to my greatness
|by Anonymous||reply 205||January 23, 2016 1:05 AM|
Oh Gabby, Mary Lou and Vanessa, you bitches are just jealous that I've got myself a hot hunk of an NFL husband, and meanwhile you have an ugly man, or worst yet, no man at all!!!
Sucks to be you!
|by Anonymous||reply 206||January 23, 2016 1:07 AM|
R204, what was worse was Tim Daggett's commentary. "That is a disaster of epic proportions." Shut up, motherfucker.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||January 23, 2016 1:14 AM|
Hey Olga, SUCK MY ASS! Your little flip was a cute little cupcake move until I made it fierce with a twist.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||January 23, 2016 1:22 AM|
Alicia... there's a reason he only fucks you from behind. Don't kid yourself.
p.s.... your gymnastics still sucks... and you know.. you're ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||January 23, 2016 1:23 AM|
R207 why? Pissed he told the truth?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||January 23, 2016 1:24 AM|
R210 = Tim Faggett.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||January 23, 2016 1:29 AM|
R211 so what? You still suck more than I ever could, Alicia.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||January 23, 2016 1:38 AM|
He may be a fagget but he never embarrassed himself like this nor did he cost the US a Gold, did he?
|by Anonymous||reply 213||January 23, 2016 1:47 AM|
Tim embarrasses himself every time he opens his mouth. His jingoistic commentary is an embarrassment to his country. Some fans on the UCLA message boards suggested he return his diploma.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||January 23, 2016 3:09 AM|
Funny you should say that R214. Meant to post this earlier:
|by Anonymous||reply 215||January 23, 2016 3:32 AM|
Elena, no one knows who the fuck you are. I am, however, a legend. So back to the turnip farm with you, peasant!
|by Anonymous||reply 216||January 23, 2016 3:51 AM|
Olga, please go away. You're not going to happen here. We don't like washed up convicts.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||January 23, 2016 4:00 AM|
Nadia, doesn't your gay husband need his makeup done?
|by Anonymous||reply 218||January 23, 2016 4:05 AM|
Olga, phone home.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||January 23, 2016 4:09 AM|
Olga can we get your mugshot in a wallet size?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||January 23, 2016 4:10 AM|
Nevermind, got it!
|by Anonymous||reply 221||January 23, 2016 4:10 AM|
Ludmilla was born a man
|by Anonymous||reply 222||January 23, 2016 4:13 AM|
And you transitioned into one Olga..
|by Anonymous||reply 223||January 23, 2016 4:14 AM|
The stunning Mr Korbut
|by Anonymous||reply 224||January 23, 2016 4:15 AM|
[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]
|by Anonymous||reply 225||January 23, 2016 4:26 AM|
Fuckin' shit -- ANYWAY ...
|by Anonymous||reply 226||January 23, 2016 4:29 AM|
OP's pic remind me of Michael Jackson's daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||January 23, 2016 5:10 AM|
Poor Gina. I sometimes feel bad for her. She just seemed so joyless, but we also forget that these older eastern bloc girls grew up in communist regimes, with strict, sometimes abusive coaching.
So, something nice about Gogean: that bitch could stick a landing like nobody else's business. She had velcro on her feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||January 23, 2016 8:49 AM|
[quote]Gogean: that bitch could stick a landing like nobody else's business. She had velcro on her feet.
That's because Belu threatened to cut them off if she didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||January 23, 2016 8:54 AM|
Gogean with spawn of Satan (jk her son) and her husband. She looks less dead here and even manages to crack a rare smile!
|by Anonymous||reply 230||January 23, 2016 9:02 AM|
Gina is still friends with Christina Bontas... in this clip they go shopping and Gogean is actually animated.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||January 23, 2016 9:22 AM|
Remember this hot bitch? She used to shave lines into her eyebrows. Miss Yelena Produnova.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||January 23, 2016 6:36 PM|
We already talked about you in the last thread R232. We only remembered you were a man and wondered where you tucked it. You were interesting only for about 2 posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||January 23, 2016 7:03 PM|
She just floats.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||January 23, 2016 8:47 PM|
I don't really understand this thread or know who these folks are but that chick is ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||January 23, 2016 9:01 PM|
Can someone please change my diaper??!?!?!
|by Anonymous||reply 236||January 23, 2016 9:10 PM|
Raducan at R235, kindly shut the fuck up. You're not wanted here.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||January 23, 2016 9:11 PM|
Natalia Ilienko was perhaps the best dancer womens gymnastics ever produced. Sadly, she was only a slightly better than average tumbler and didn't have nearly the athleticism of her peers in the early 80s. Still she won the Gold Medal in the 81 World Championships on Floor. Although she was very erratic on this event as well, this performance shows her at full artistic and athletic strength.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||January 23, 2016 9:25 PM|
Bow down to my breakdancing greatness, bitches!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||January 23, 2016 9:28 PM|
Lol. That was great, R239
|by Anonymous||reply 240||January 23, 2016 9:39 PM|
87 Romanian FX rotation= 1 of the best EVER
|by Anonymous||reply 241||January 23, 2016 9:49 PM|
Oh look everyone, I found a pic of what Alicia Sacramone will look like in about 5 years!!
|by Anonymous||reply 242||January 23, 2016 10:32 PM|
Alicia says Hi!
|by Anonymous||reply 243||January 23, 2016 10:34 PM|
Thanks for that R238, Ilienko was a gorgeous, gorgeous dancer! She's the standard by which I compare every other gymnast's dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||January 23, 2016 10:57 PM|
Awwww... Chellsie is pissed because I let her hot Dad/Coach Andy eat me out.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||January 23, 2016 10:57 PM|
Cristina Bontas looks exactly the same as she did in 1991, which is a little less impressive than it might seem because she looked 45 then. Still, she's grown into her looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||January 23, 2016 10:58 PM|
[quote]Natalia Ilienko was perhaps the best dancer womens gymnastics ever produced.
Nice try.. but no. Just no.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||January 23, 2016 10:59 PM|
I really don't appreciate all these comments about female gymnasts being mannish and unattractive. You're all just jealous of these delicate feminine flowers.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||January 23, 2016 11:49 PM|
Tabitha Yim is now head coach at University of Arizona and this afternoon they came thisclose to beating UCLA.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||January 24, 2016 12:56 AM|
Tabitha, whatever you are at R249.. you are not a gymnast and we are not interested. Kindly crawl back beneath the rock you came from.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||January 24, 2016 1:01 AM|
Gina, I have a Stanford degree and a University job. I would think a peasant such as yourself would appreciate that. I enjoyed the shopping video you did. We all though you did your clothes shopping in Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||January 24, 2016 1:33 AM|
Tabitha was also a Nationals level figure skater.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||January 24, 2016 1:35 AM|
R251 again... How many medals do you have? Be gone!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||January 24, 2016 1:50 AM|
Gina, I turned lemons into lemonade. What do you have? Dark circles under your eyes and a worn out Hitachi magic wand.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||January 24, 2016 2:01 AM|
[quote]Gina, I turned lemons into lemonade. What do you have?
Olympic Gold Medals.
Meanwhile nobody here knows who the fuck you are. Now seriously, back to the real gymnasts.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||January 24, 2016 2:06 AM|
She was like a little Macnamara.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||January 24, 2016 2:07 AM|
Nobody have love for me?
|by Anonymous||reply 257||January 24, 2016 2:11 AM|
A skater? Really?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||January 24, 2016 2:31 AM|
As much as I love 94 Dina, Milo should have won FX
|by Anonymous||reply 259||January 24, 2016 2:45 AM|
Milo at R259... Bitch, PLEASE!
Your dance was atrocious and your choreographer was obviously deaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||January 24, 2016 2:58 AM|
Uh...Gina, you don't have an Olympic gold medal...but many of your team-mates do.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||January 24, 2016 12:46 PM|
Wrong, stupid bitch at R261. I have two. Lavinia sold me hers for two Bani after she prostituted herself for Yen.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||January 24, 2016 6:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 263||January 24, 2016 6:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 264||January 24, 2016 10:14 PM|
I saw KJC doing commentary this weekend for SEC gymnastics. No, she doesn't look any better but I so wanted to tweet her telling her that there are two threads on DL about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||January 25, 2016 3:56 PM|
[quote] No, she doesn't look any better but I so wanted to tweet her telling her that there are two threads on DL about her.
There is only ONE thread about her. There are TWO POSTS about her. Learn to count!
|by Anonymous||reply 266||January 25, 2016 6:24 PM|
Celestina Popa gets no love. She looked great at the 88 Games!
|by Anonymous||reply 267||January 25, 2016 6:53 PM|
Well look at her R267. She almost makes Gina G. look human.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||January 25, 2016 9:50 PM|
Why did all the Romanians (save Dobre, who knew that her downtown Suzie was the only thing that should have coarse and curly hair) decide in 1988 to give themselves home perms? Seriously, Silivas was very cute the year before with her normal, straight light brown hair. She had a very cute baby face and had she had a normal hairdo I think she would've been much more popular with the public.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||January 25, 2016 10:54 PM|
Oh, honey, some of the Soviets weren't looking so pretty either in 1988.
And don't even get me started on the East Germans...
|by Anonymous||reply 270||January 25, 2016 10:57 PM|
Elena, you ugly!!
|by Anonymous||reply 271||January 25, 2016 11:02 PM|
Well, they all couldn't look like Missy Marlowe!
|by Anonymous||reply 272||January 25, 2016 11:11 PM|
I always find it weird that so many Romanians have used American patriotic music for their floor music.
Silivas, Bontas, Milosevci all did.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||January 25, 2016 11:54 PM|
They usually did it when they were scheduled to compete in North America, usually the U.S. That FX that Silivas competed was performed at both the World Championships in Montreal as well as earlier that year at the American Cup, which was a big deal because it was the first (and as it turned out only) time that MLR competed since her Olympic title. Bontas' was in '91 when Worlds were in Indianapolis. Szabo's FX at the '84 Olympics was to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, amongst other American tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||January 26, 2016 8:36 AM|
The athletes would often tailor their floor ex music to the host country. It goes back to when Vera Caslavska did the Mexican Hat Dance in Mexico City in 68 and the crowd went wild.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||January 26, 2016 1:28 PM|
Yes, it's true that many gymnasts would tailor their music to the host country (Boguinskaya & Bontas in 92), however, the Romanians seemed to be the biggest culprits... mostly because they'd choose the most horrific American Patriotic tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||January 26, 2016 2:02 PM|
No music is more horrific than Shannon Miller's screechy violin music!
|by Anonymous||reply 277||January 26, 2016 7:04 PM|
R277, really bitch?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||January 26, 2016 7:08 PM|
R278, that routine and music are so Karolyi and Poszar. I wouldn't be surprised if they did it originally for Anka Kiss.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||January 26, 2016 7:11 PM|
Whatever, Shannon! I, myself, prefer to watch this floor routine of yours, over and over again. It is much more hilarious, especially that puny "double layout" you insisted on attempting! Ha!
|by Anonymous||reply 280||January 26, 2016 7:17 PM|
Hey Kerri... did you ever think about how pathetic it was that you were on the National team for what.. 5 years and you don't have a single individual medal from the Worlds or Olympics?
Or are you already aware that you sucked?
|by Anonymous||reply 281||January 26, 2016 8:11 PM|
Whatever Shannon, everybody knows that 1996 was my year!! The 96 AA plus FX and VT finals are null and void since the results would've been VERY different if I hadn't had a broken ankle and been allowed to compete!!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||January 26, 2016 8:52 PM|
[quote]The 96 AA plus FX and VT finals are null and void since the results would've been VERY different if I hadn't had a broken ankle and been allowed to compete!!
hahahahaha. Keep telling yourself that Kerri.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||January 26, 2016 8:54 PM|
It's funny because Kerri trained with Karolyi with Zmeskal and Okino, with Nunno with Shannon and Jennie Thompson, with Tom Forrester with Doni Thompson (1995 World Team Member, who could've made the '96 Team but retired before the Games) and then back to Karolyi with Domi Moceanu and I don't think any of them liked her.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||January 26, 2016 10:12 PM|
Well, R284, Kerri was always complaining about all of them. I believe Kerri publicly made statements that she was better than Kim in workouts and with Shannon she could barely hid her disdain when she made the comments that they all couldn't just revolve around Shannon.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||January 26, 2016 11:23 PM|
Kerri, like the rest of the Americans in 96 stood no chance at getting a medal on vault. None of them bothered to train a second vault that was worth anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||January 26, 2016 11:41 PM|
I would have liked to have seen Piskun in the bars finals. Too bad she messed up.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||January 27, 2016 12:51 AM|
R287 Piskuin always did a remarkable job hitting her handstands.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||January 27, 2016 12:57 AM|
I also remember Piskun doing a 1 1/2 twisting release on bars but I don't think she ever hit it so they took it out and replaced it with the Deltchev.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||January 27, 2016 1:01 AM|
Milosivici and Podkopayeva were a waste of spots in the finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||January 27, 2016 1:11 AM|
Podkopayeva was a total waste of two Olympic Golds. They totally handed her both... and the only reason they gave her the Floor Gold was so that they could break the 20 year dry spell of the All-Arounder not winning an Individual Gold Medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||January 27, 2016 1:24 PM|
Milo was a bigger waste.. Did anybody actually think this bitch was winning golds in 1996???
|by Anonymous||reply 292||January 27, 2016 2:58 PM|
I found Podkopayeva boring. Yes, she had lovely feet, and at least she could tumble on floor, but she was a basic bitch on the other 3 events.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||January 27, 2016 3:43 PM|
Holy Fuck, look at these. You gays better be nice to Alicia. She holds the keys to paradise.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||January 27, 2016 5:39 PM|
Apparently crotch grabbing is just Brady's way of saying "hello, rape"
|by Anonymous||reply 295||January 27, 2016 5:46 PM|
That pastor would have no trouble in Indy if he dressed like me!
|by Anonymous||reply 296||January 27, 2016 5:50 PM|
Do you think Alicia Sacramone rims that hot ass every night??
|by Anonymous||reply 297||January 27, 2016 6:00 PM|
Honey, my mouth collects enough of Brady Quinn's ass-hairs to start a toupee shop!
|by Anonymous||reply 298||January 27, 2016 6:08 PM|
She probably has to schedule a time with his "personal organizer" to meet with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||January 27, 2016 6:21 PM|
Brady hasn't had hair on his ass since he was 16, I'll bet
|by Anonymous||reply 300||January 27, 2016 6:25 PM|
Do you guys think Nastia got to lick Evan Lysacek's cummy ass?? Or did Vera Wang fight her off with a purse before she could get a lick in?
|by Anonymous||reply 301||January 27, 2016 6:39 PM|
Looks like Takahashi lost a hand in Evan's butt. "Don't put it too close, there's a vacuum effect, and ..... Oops. Teehee"
|by Anonymous||reply 302||January 27, 2016 6:45 PM|
Fuck you R292! How dare you criticize me and my Hooked on America routine?!?!?!
So what if it was boring as fuck... so much so that even I couldn't be bothered to pay attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||January 27, 2016 11:47 PM|
Hell, I would have preferred Jaycie Phelps in the bars final over Lilia and Milo.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||January 28, 2016 1:34 AM|
Jaycie probably could have been a World All-Around medalist if she would have continued after Atlanta.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||January 28, 2016 1:55 AM|
An American team fronted by a healthy Jaycie and Dominique Moceanu (with stable parents) could have meant an entirely different 97-00 quad for USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||January 28, 2016 2:33 AM|
It definitely would have R306. As mentioned above... USA Gymnastics spent so many years only developing the girls on the Mag 7 that when all of them retired after 96 the USA was left with nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||January 28, 2016 2:46 AM|
Remind me again, what happened to Moceanu by 1997 that she was supposedly not performing well, and she was getting low scores? Who was she training with in 1997?
This beam routine looks pretty good to me, but she only scored a 9.2something... I think this is when scores and SV's and the COP started to escape me..
|by Anonymous||reply 308||January 28, 2016 3:18 AM|
Moceanu went through a growth spurt and had to rework her routines. And, she did successfully. She dominated a very good field at the 1998 Goodwill Games and won AA gold. She was still an excellent gymnast. But, no one is going to remember Goodwill Games glory when she doesn't have World or Olympics medals to back it up. [She did win a silver on beat at the 1995 world championships, but that's all.] She could never sustain her momentum. She got injured (again) and couldn't go to the 2000 Olympic trials.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||January 28, 2016 4:39 AM|
Thanks R309. I consider Moceanu one of the big "What if's" of American gymnastics..
|by Anonymous||reply 310||January 28, 2016 6:42 AM|
Not as big a 'What if' as some others..
|by Anonymous||reply 311||January 28, 2016 10:17 AM|
Or some others.....
|by Anonymous||reply 312||January 28, 2016 1:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 313||January 28, 2016 1:22 PM|
For you bitches who were fans of 90's gymnasts.
Choosing any gymnasts from 90-96 compile your ultimate teams for:
We'll use the 96 Format. 7 Gymnasts which can include Specialists.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||January 28, 2016 1:38 PM|
Dawes Miller Moceanu Phelps Campi Zmeskal Elizabeth Reid (Hey I liked her style!)
|by Anonymous||reply 315||January 28, 2016 8:43 PM|
China: Mo, Kui, Yang Bo, Lu Li, Li Li, Ji Liya (somebody needs to tumble), Meng Fei
Romania: Marinescu, Vanda Hadarean, Nadia Hategan, Amanar, Mirela Pasca, 1992 Milo, Andrea Cacovean
|by Anonymous||reply 316||January 28, 2016 8:56 PM|
Milo was such a cool gymnast in '91-'92, but by '93 Worlds her gymnastics was really bland and ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||January 28, 2016 9:22 PM|
I feel the same way about Miller around 1993. Her gymnastics weren't "ugly," just boring and unevolved.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||January 28, 2016 9:56 PM|
Definitely R306. And those two plus an Atler that wasn't a headcase could have made major waves. Instead we got Elise Ray and Kristen Maloney.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||January 29, 2016 2:39 AM|
[quote]Romania: Marinescu, Vanda Hadarean, Nadia Hategan, Amanar, Mirela Pasca, 1992 Milo, Andrea Cacovean
|by Anonymous||reply 320||January 29, 2016 2:49 AM|
Would you queens believe that there is an Amy Chow wedding highlight video posted? The wedding didn't look that bad, actually - especially for someone who you know only spent, like, 5 minutes planning the thing.
No Mag 7'ers as bridesmaids - that cliche was avoided.
I'm guessing that Amy truly personified "Virginal White". Just a hunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||January 29, 2016 2:41 PM|
R321 looks like something the photog uploaded for them as a preview to sell them on a DVD?
Didn't watch it though.. were any of the Mag 7 in attendance?
|by Anonymous||reply 322||January 29, 2016 2:55 PM|
I'm glad that Amy had enough integrity not to have the other Mag 7 members as bridesmaids when heaven knows they all hated each other (and especially Kerri) and having each other as bridesmaids was so obviously a PR move. Dawes was my favorite back in the day, but I've always had a soft spot for Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||January 29, 2016 5:04 PM|
Were/are any of the Mag 7 legitimate friends? I know Jaycie/Amanda were. Actually, I remember reading or hearing somewhere that Amanda was the one everyone was closest to, hence why she was unanimously chosen Team Captain.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||January 29, 2016 5:10 PM|
And c'mon, y'all know Dawes and Miller were excellent BFFs! You could tell with those fake, awkward hugs they'd give each other in team competition!
But reality now: Shannon Miller did say in an interview around 1992 that Dawes was whom she was closest to in the Barcelona Games (they were roomies).
|by Anonymous||reply 325||January 29, 2016 5:13 PM|
R325 who else was Shannon going to be friends with? You had three Karolyi girls on the team, so they would obviously hang with each other (forced to hang with Kerri) and Wendy Bruce who was 3 or 4 years older than the rest of them.
And I'm sure by "closest to" Shannon means Dominique was the one she would sit with in the cafeteria as they both awkwardly ate their food in complete silence.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||January 29, 2016 6:32 PM|
Yeah, Neither Dawes and Miller were personality plus. I know that Okino and Zmeskal were close (and still are), but that's about it for the '92 team.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||January 29, 2016 8:33 PM|
[quote]Amanda was the one everyone was closest to, hence why she was unanimously chosen Team Captain.
Hahahahaha. Funny you think so, Amanda. You were chosen because everyone knew you were the worst and would have plenty of time on your hands.
We threw you a bone.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||January 29, 2016 10:22 PM|
[quote]But reality now: Shannon Miller did say in an interview around 1992 that Dawes was whom she was closest to in the Barcelona Games (they were roomies).
Are you sure Shannon and Dominique were roomies in Barcelona? I remember Wendy saying she was rooming with Dawes. Bruce was apparently spending her afternoon in their room shaving her legs when Dawes ran in to tell her that she had missed out on getting to go onto the Dream Team bus.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||January 29, 2016 10:24 PM|
Shannon Miller's mother did not spare any chance to throw shade at Dawes in her book, "My Daughter, My Hero," (A pretty terrible book, btw).
|by Anonymous||reply 330||January 31, 2016 1:07 AM|
Care to elaborate R330?
|by Anonymous||reply 331||January 31, 2016 2:57 AM|
[R330] Shannon's mother is a Christian "Scientist"...need one say more?
Not surprising to see no Mag 7 teammates at Amy's wedding. I always got the sense she was head and shoulders above all of them maturity-wise and probably thought they were all basic bitches.
She probably barely talks to them anymore, except at the reunions.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||January 31, 2016 3:23 AM|
[quote]She probably barely talks to them anymore, except at the reunions.
She barely talks PERIOD. She never has.
[quote] I always got the sense she was head and shoulders above all of them maturity-wise and probably thought they were all basic bitches.
Then you're severely retarded. Head and shoulders above? Bitch, please. A mature person knows how to converse and doesn't act like an Autistic freak who can't open their mouths to say more than two words. A mature person dances elegantly to violin pieces... they don't clomp around like a malfunctioning robot to some stupid piano piece.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||January 31, 2016 3:47 AM|
[quote] A mature person knows how to converse and doesn't act like an Autistic freak who can't open their mouths to say more than two words.
How then, dear Claudia, do you excuse your daughter's painfully awkward responses every time reporters were forced to interview her after meets?
And she and Steve Nunno had the nerve to wonder why Shannon was never popular with American gymn fans! Ha!
|by Anonymous||reply 334||February 1, 2016 7:28 AM|
Fuck you, Clarice. My daughter wasn't awkward.. she was FOCUSED. Too bad your daughter wasn't... you know, your bug eyed, troll, daughter who CHOKED!
|by Anonymous||reply 335||February 1, 2016 1:23 PM|
Is there a single gymnast today that looks this good on beam?
|by Anonymous||reply 336||February 1, 2016 1:24 PM|
SHUT UP, Momma Zmeskal and Momma Miller, both your daughters eez ugly and just average! My daughter eez byootiful and win more metals than either of you spoiled American daughters!
|by Anonymous||reply 337||February 2, 2016 5:13 AM|
Does your daughter have an Olympic Gold, R337? Mine has two. Yours is a failure.
Now eat my Christian Scientist Pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||February 2, 2016 11:22 PM|
The 1996 EF Worlds was the strangest worlds ever, and most of the standings were wrong!
|by Anonymous||reply 339||February 7, 2016 10:50 PM|
I'm ok with VT and BB(however not with one of the highest score all quad though) but FX and UB? Fuckery
|by Anonymous||reply 340||February 7, 2016 10:57 PM|
I was never a fan of Kochetkova on beam, aside from her self-named skill...
|by Anonymous||reply 341||February 7, 2016 11:01 PM|
Specifics, E339. Who was overscored or underscored? What should have the medal results been?
|by Anonymous||reply 342||February 7, 2016 11:10 PM|
R342... Liu Xuan was completely ripped off on Uneven Bars. She should have won however the judges low balled her because they didn't want her, or anyone, doing the one armed giant.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||February 8, 2016 1:22 PM|
Khorkina, per usual, was overrated!!
|by Anonymous||reply 344||February 9, 2016 6:51 PM|
I actually agree with the WTC on this, the one-armed stuff was ugly
|by Anonymous||reply 345||February 9, 2016 7:04 PM|
Eat shit, Khorkina at R345.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||February 9, 2016 8:00 PM|
It's too bad Elvire Teza never managed to medal on bars (and she was robbed of a beam medal at the 97 Worlds EF)! Always innovative and different.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||February 9, 2016 9:56 PM|
A unique array of skills. Truly different from the rest of the field.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||February 9, 2016 9:59 PM|
I never found Teza that interesting or "innovative." She seemed mostly good at using elements that other gymnasts (mostly the Chinese) were doing. I'm not surprised she didn't medal on bars, her swing always seemed labored.
As far as her beam, I always thought it just seemed like a version of Li Li's (with just an added twist to the Yurchenko) and Khorkina.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||February 9, 2016 10:57 PM|
Eh, I feel completely lukewarm about pretty much most Chinese gymnasts after the year 2000, except for Cheng Fei and maybe 1 or 2 others.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||February 10, 2016 12:23 AM|
Whenever I feel blue, I watch the first rotation of American compulsory bars in Atlanta, and I feel much happier :-D
|by Anonymous||reply 351||February 17, 2016 4:00 AM|
You're welcome, R351.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||February 17, 2016 4:19 AM|
It's amazing how quickly Belu took all the style and spark of the Romanian team, including Gogean and Milo. The Romanians were at their peak in the '80s when under the leadership of Adrain Goreac and Belu was merely the vault coach.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||February 17, 2016 4:26 PM|
[quote]It's amazing how quickly Belu took all the style and spark of the Romanian team, including Gogean and Milo. The Romanians were at their peak in the '80s when under the leadership of Adrain Goreac and Belu was merely the vault coach.
And we kept winning medal after medal doing it Belu's way so go suck my big, fat, hairy, dick, R353.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||February 17, 2016 4:59 PM|
Because the Romanians weren't winning medals in the '80s?
STFU Gina, you ugly ho!
|by Anonymous||reply 355||February 17, 2016 5:12 PM|
[quote]Because the Romanians weren't winning medals in the '80s?
I said KEPT winning. I understand you stupid Ancient bitches barely understand Romanian, let alone English, so I will give you a pass. And under Belu we brought glory to our mother land with TWO Olympic Team Golds an accomplishment none of you understand. Go back to flashing your titties and dyking out on one another (looking at your haircut Silivas).
|by Anonymous||reply 356||February 17, 2016 5:45 PM|
So high and mighty for a whore, Dobre!
|by Anonymous||reply 357||February 17, 2016 5:50 PM|
At least people wanted to see me nude, Gina!
Don't blame me that your faced looked like a baboon's ass after taking a big, steamy dump!
Oh, and how many World AA titles did you win? Oh right, I forgot - NONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 358||February 17, 2016 5:55 PM|
R358 nice try, but I have more dignity than you or your family ever has.
And World AA Titles? Bitch, please, with that.
How many individual Olympic medals do you have? I forgot -- NONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 359||February 17, 2016 6:10 PM|
At least I have a rich husband in America and 4 attractive sons. You still an ugly gypsy-looking Ho with butt-ugly husband and baby!
And worst yet: You're still stuck in Romania! Bwahaha
|by Anonymous||reply 360||February 18, 2016 4:40 AM|
Yeah we all know of about your son's Dobre. Proof you're a disgraceful where.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||February 18, 2016 5:39 AM|
Despite the obnoxious crowd and John Tesh's terrible commentary, this remains my favorite team competition ever! The Magnificent 7 were truly the Dream Team of American gymnastics.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||February 18, 2016 10:05 PM|
Watching the 96 Team Final made me realize that Amanda Borden had a better beam routine than both Podkopayeva and Gogean. No joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||February 20, 2016 3:19 AM|
Agreed I never understood why Pod was so successful on beam other than her dismount... I loved that all medalists in 94 had full ins!
|by Anonymous||reply 364||February 20, 2016 10:48 PM|
Hated Lilia's beam work. For someone so "elegant", she was terribly clunky and stiff on beam.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||February 21, 2016 5:28 AM|
Except for her compulsories and Optional FX, I found Lilia completely boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||February 21, 2016 6:09 AM|
[quote]Agreed I never understood why Pod was so successful on beam other than her dismount...
I never understood why Pod was so successful period... oh yeah.. Toe Point! What a novelty!
|by Anonymous||reply 367||February 24, 2016 1:30 PM|
Apparently a Romanian gymnast (suspected to be Gogean) took a crap in Amanda Borden's gym bag during a practice session at '94 Worlds.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||February 24, 2016 4:28 PM|
OH yeah? Well I heard Bela, Leonid Arkaev and Octavian Belu took turns gangbanging MLT behind the rafters in Atlanta!!
|by Anonymous||reply 369||February 25, 2016 12:49 AM|
You see, Gina, you dumb cunt:
People were actually way more interested in me, filling MY thead up with 600 posts, while yours only made it to the pathetic halfway!
Suck it, bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 370||February 25, 2016 2:14 AM|
All of you hags need to shut the fuck up and bow down to my greatness
|by Anonymous||reply 371||February 25, 2016 2:55 AM|
THE LOVELY GINA GOGEAN!!
|by Anonymous||reply 372||February 26, 2016 9:08 PM|
I agree, R362. The US team that day was like the Romanian team usually was, hitting routine after routine, sticking landings, and giving nothing away. The other teams crumbled in the face of that consistency. The Romanian team did the same thing at the 2004 Olympics. They just didn't miss a thing, and the other teams' mistakes mounted up.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||February 26, 2016 9:54 PM|
Even the most "expendable" member of the Mag 7 (Amanda Borden), proved to contribute crucially to the overall score, as well as in morale.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||February 27, 2016 2:26 AM|
[quote] The US team that day was like the Romanian team usually was, hitting routine after routine, sticking landings, and giving nothing away.
Wrong, bitch... wrong.
Don't ever compare your sorry asses with our Romanian perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||February 27, 2016 2:32 AM|
Shut up, Gina!
Or better yet, lemme remind the world of my absolute favorite moment of my favorite gym routine of yours!
|by Anonymous||reply 376||February 27, 2016 3:14 AM|
You tried it, pathetic Bitch at R376. How many individual medals do you have again? Oh, that' right. Probably because you suck as evidenced by this.
No go cry some more about your father beating you.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||February 27, 2016 3:21 AM|
Well, that certainly explains what happens to Gojean's face
|by Anonymous||reply 378||February 27, 2016 3:24 AM|
All right -- which one of you bitches hid my Boniva?
|by Anonymous||reply 379||February 27, 2016 3:30 AM|
But what on Earth can explain what happened to your face, Shannon Miller?
|by Anonymous||reply 380||February 27, 2016 3:39 AM|
Um, my coaches molested me and I married a gay dude. Plus anorexia, laxative abuse, and STRESS. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO MY FUCKING FACE!! At least I have a bunch of medals.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||February 27, 2016 3:51 AM|
Shannon was never a team player!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 382||February 27, 2016 3:53 AM|
[quote]Um, my coaches molested me
Fuck you, Shannon, you loved every minute of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||February 27, 2016 4:19 AM|
Oh Elena, I'll never forget you. So graceful.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||February 27, 2016 5:44 AM|
I could never be as graceful as you, Shannon!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 385||February 27, 2016 5:51 AM|
You definitely are the Queen of Grace, Shannon!
|by Anonymous||reply 386||February 27, 2016 5:52 AM|
Choke on my scrunchie eleganza, cunt! And all of my gold medals
|by Anonymous||reply 387||February 27, 2016 6:04 AM|
Choke on your gay husband's cock, Shannon.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||February 27, 2016 6:10 AM|
Remember when you were one of the favorites to medal in Atlanta bars EF, Elena?
What happened, again?
Oh, right! Nice transition to low bar!
|by Anonymous||reply 389||February 27, 2016 6:53 AM|
Hey Shannon, sweetie. Remember when you were a "favorite" to medal in the AA in Atlanta?
What happened again?
Oh yeah, beautiful tumbling, dearie!
|by Anonymous||reply 390||February 27, 2016 2:52 PM|
Shannon, the only thing you'll really ever be remembered for is your constant, hyperventilating, crying.
Even your coach thought you were ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||February 27, 2016 2:54 PM|
I always thought that Shannon's FX AA was a little low compared to other scores
|by Anonymous||reply 392||February 27, 2016 3:04 PM|
[quote]I always thought that Shannon's FX AA was a little low compared to other scores
Uh, were you not paying attention?
1) she got dinged because she has no power whatsoever 2) she got deductions because she was always short on her "double layout" 3) she got reamed for her shitty, annoying, music and her pretending that she could dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||February 27, 2016 3:07 PM|
Shannon peaked in 93-94. She was a medal threat in the AA in 96 and qualified in 2nd behind Lilia Podkopayeva, but Shannon just didn't perform that great on floor in the finals. Her tumbling wasn't the hardest and she made two big errors. She knew after that floor routine that she was out of the medals and cried her heart out. Even if Shannon had performed well, she wasn't going to beat Lilia that year. She may have medaled, though.
It's always interesting to me to follow the quadrennium leading up to the Olympics. Someone usually peaks at the right time. Gabby Douglas was a great example of that. Carly Patterson peaked in 03-04, just in time for the Olympics. Although Simone Biles seems invincible these days, I have to wonder if she can continue to stay at peak form. Still, I don't see anyone coming up with Simone's combination of difficulty and execution who can challenge her. Gabby might be able to if she upgrades her routines, especially her vault.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||February 27, 2016 3:21 PM|
[quote]Even if Shannon had performed well, she wasn't going to beat Lilia that year. She may have medaled, though.
No, there was no way Shannon was going to medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||February 27, 2016 3:24 PM|
haha. I forgot that that bitch and her cunt of a coach skipped out on the awards ceremony.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||February 27, 2016 3:38 PM|
The only reason Shannon qualified so high in the 1996 AA (in fact, the only reason Shannon was even in any sort of contention by that point), was because of her compulsories.
By 1996, Shannon's optional routines were tired and just not enough to keep up with the top tier! Her double layouts off bars and on floor were ghastly!
|by Anonymous||reply 397||February 27, 2016 3:59 PM|
R397 the only optional event Miller had was Beam.
Vault was weak, Bars were okay, floor was weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||February 27, 2016 4:02 PM|
Yes, I'll give her beam. Always her best event, and I'll give her credit for keeping the consistently best full-in dismount throughout the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||February 27, 2016 4:06 PM|
Shannon's floor was the worst though! Who the hell decided on that bleeding ear, screeching violin music? Who decided she could perform a DLO??
|by Anonymous||reply 400||February 27, 2016 4:16 PM|
If they only counted optionals, Shannon would not have qualified but would be in after Strug's ankle issues
|by Anonymous||reply 401||February 27, 2016 6:21 PM|
[quote] Who decided she could perform a DLO??
Steves very big pedo cock!
|by Anonymous||reply 402||February 27, 2016 6:28 PM|
Nice haircut Elena. I didn't know they had Sportclips in Belarus.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||February 27, 2016 6:35 PM|
I could compete bald and still look better than your pathetic, overly barreted, and ugly scrunchie on a fetus face self, Shannon.
The people have spoken.. everyone finds you worthless and overrated. Deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||February 27, 2016 6:52 PM|
A couple of my favorite beam workers did not make the 96 EF final. Kui, Mo, Qiao Ya. And yes, I liked Teza's work, too. Dawes would have been fun to throw in there.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||February 27, 2016 8:10 PM|
Mo Huilan or Liu Xuan in bars finals, or Elena Piskun, or some of the Ukes, instead of the Romanians (barf) or Podkopayeva (overrated).
|by Anonymous||reply 406||February 27, 2016 8:12 PM|
I'm not convinced that Kathy Johnson-Clarke wasn't hired by the People's Republic of China to verbally splooge about their gymnasts all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||February 27, 2016 9:49 PM|
What are you talking about R407? KJC splooged over every gymnast equally.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||February 27, 2016 10:31 PM|
Shannon was ridiculous and should never have tried to do a double layout... especially when it could never match the execution of mine.
Did I receive bonus points for the Kermit legs?
|by Anonymous||reply 409||February 28, 2016 7:19 PM|
But, yours is horrendous, Kerri
|by Anonymous||reply 410||February 28, 2016 7:25 PM|
I think that was clear when the Kermit legs were pointed out, R410.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||February 28, 2016 7:33 PM|
Kerri... always playing "also ran." You and Shannon could only dream of doing a double layout to perfection like mine. Plus I whipped into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||February 28, 2016 7:34 PM|
kerri should have won gold or at least silver in 93... fucking nunno
|by Anonymous||reply 413||February 28, 2016 7:35 PM|
Anyone else notice that while Kerri trained with Nunno she looked unhealthy?
|by Anonymous||reply 414||February 28, 2016 7:37 PM|
Nunno was truly a worthless piece of shit. He was only a legend in his own mind. There's a reason his only successful gymnast was Shannon.
Of all the coaches out there he's the one I'm most surprised doesn't have allegations of being a Pedo. I can seem him preying on someone like Kerri or Jenny Thompson.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||February 28, 2016 7:43 PM|
See you bitches in Rio... you know... where it will be my SEVENTH Olympic Games. And yes, I'll be using the same exact choreography I've used every year since my 91 Spartacus Routine.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||February 28, 2016 8:20 PM|
Hey Chussy, how are you gonna even qualify?
|by Anonymous||reply 417||February 28, 2016 9:01 PM|
Hey, Kim Z, who the fuck cares if you had a superior double layout and whipped into it. You're the definition of unfulfilled potential; you could never perform when it matters the most - at the Olympics. Plus, you looked like a rodent. Good nutrition's given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Kim?
|by Anonymous||reply 418||February 28, 2016 9:07 PM|
Kathy Johnson: I competed against Oksana, Bart Connor: You mean they had gymnastics back then?
|by Anonymous||reply 419||February 28, 2016 9:08 PM|
Fuck you Shannon, at R418. You're the one that looked like a rodent's fetus.
And at least I competed fairly... unlike you and Steve who always cheated at Trials.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||February 28, 2016 9:09 PM|
KIM, FUCK OFF, CUNT!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 421||February 28, 2016 9:17 PM|
Awe, Shannon, truth hurt?
|by Anonymous||reply 422||February 28, 2016 9:22 PM|
Zmeskal HAS to be the ugliest gymnast ever. That hideous mug on top of those tree trunk legs is the stuff of nightmares.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||February 28, 2016 9:44 PM|
Oh Shannon, just stop. I know you're mad that you're not as beloved as you thought... and I know you believed it when Steve told you that you were the prettiest gymnast that ever was... but remember, he had his mustache up your ass when he said it.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||February 28, 2016 9:47 PM|
Hey Kim, at least someone wanted my ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||February 28, 2016 9:51 PM|
[quote]Hey Kim, at least someone wanted my ass.
Lot's of people wanted your ass... like your ex-husband... you know.. the gay, felon?
|by Anonymous||reply 426||February 28, 2016 9:54 PM|
NEITHER OF YOU WHITE BITCHES COULD TUMBLE LIKE ME!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 427||February 29, 2016 12:27 AM|
Shut up dominique, you Fake-ass bougie black bitch who ignored us!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 428||February 29, 2016 12:34 AM|
Dom, sit down. This convo is for World Champions.
p.s. Your form was atrocious, you bow-legged, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||February 29, 2016 12:36 AM|
[quote]—Kellee Davis & Andree Pickens
|by Anonymous||reply 430||February 29, 2016 12:36 AM|
Trying landing a vault when it matters, Dominique, then we can talk. And just admit you're a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||February 29, 2016 12:37 AM|
[quote]Trying landing a vault when it matters, Dominique, then we can talk.
I know you're not talking to me, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||February 29, 2016 12:39 AM|
Oh Shannon.. you see, that's what happens when she actually HAS to compete for her spot on the Olympic team, instead of petitioning like she always did!
|by Anonymous||reply 433||March 1, 2016 9:31 PM|
Oh, R433... you're being too kind and generous.
If I remember correctly Shannon DID petition for a spot on the 2000 team. She didn't compete at Nationals or she competed one event and scratched the rest and was granted a spot to compete at the Trials.
She never ONCE went into an Olympic Trials and competed fairly.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||March 1, 2016 9:43 PM|
Shannon cheating her way into another Olympic Trials...
|by Anonymous||reply 435||March 1, 2016 9:48 PM|
I think the reason we still discuss the 1996 Atlanta Games, is because they were the last great Olympics for gymnastics. The last 4 Olympics have been either utter disaster (2000 Sydney) or completely forgettable, with boring results and terrible winners (2004, 2008, 2012)!
And now for 2016: Let's all watch Simone Biles cakewalk to Gold, with the only question being who takes silver? Boring!
|by Anonymous||reply 436||March 1, 2016 11:19 PM|
Just for shits and giggles, you would be better winners in 04 or 08?
In 12, I'm ok with Gabby winning because Komova fucked up her vault.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||March 1, 2016 11:26 PM|
R437... I'm not okay with Gabby winning. She only won because Wieber didn't qualify.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||March 1, 2016 11:57 PM|
And speaking of R438, I'd love to get some of your opinions on this.
In the past few Olympics the rules have stated that if a country qualifies athletes into the AA they can decide who they put into the competition.
The US has always based which athlete goes in according to their placement in the Team Finals. Should the US continue adopting this policy? Or should the AA athletes be pre-determined, prior to the competition, either at Trials, or by other means?
While I like tradition, I think I might be okay with them selecting the AA athletes prior to the competition. I think it would help take some pressure off the athletes and you'd avoid a situation like what happened to Zmeskal and Wieber.
Or what do you think about athletes automatically qualifying into a final if they are the current World or Olympic champion?
|by Anonymous||reply 439||March 2, 2016 12:03 AM|
I did it first you dirty bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||March 2, 2016 1:10 AM|
R436, I really wonder if Biles will coast to the gold. Of course, that is a distinct possibility. She's the real deal.
But, Biles is really interesting in that her true break through year was right after the Olympics, so basically she became the best gymnast as far as away as possible from the next Olympics. It wouldn't be crazy to think that the pressure is immense going into Rio and it could weigh on her since everyone is giving her the gold already. We've never had a three-time (consecutive no less) World AA champion who is has not competed in the Olympics. Based on her shit ton of Worlds medals, so much is expected of her. And or course, it's gymnastics - slip ups can easily happen to the most seasoned athlete.
As far as 2012, I was fine with Gabby winning, though the 2-athlete per country rule or the AA is total bullshit. Wieber finished fucking 4th overall in AA qualifying I couldn't compete in the AA final. That's pure horseshit. I don't blame Gabby for taking advantage. She performed great. I don't even think the old 3-athlete per country rule was good. If you have 4 or more of the best 32 or 36 AA gymnasts (however big the final is), then they should be able to compete. Though in this day and age it's rare for even the gymnastics superpowers to field 4 strong all arounders.
Also bullshit is 3 up/3 scores count for the team final. It should be the old 6 compete, 5 scores count,, or simply 5 compete, 5 scores count. Depth should be rewarded. Winning teams gold should represent which country as the overall best gymnastics program that year, not just a few stars who can get hot at the right time.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||March 2, 2016 4:22 AM|
Or, if you want more diversity in country representation, but still want to ensure the very best All Around gymnasts are in the finals -- have a rule that the Top 8 or 10 or 12 AA scores in qualifying automatically qualify for the AA final - no matter if there are 3 or more gymnasts from the same country. Then, for the rest of the 36 athlete AA field enforce the 2-per country rule.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||March 2, 2016 4:29 AM|
2000: Ruined by underage Chinese cheating, the vault scandal, Andrea Raducan being unfairly stripped of Gold for the Sudafed scandal. Khorkina's consolation gold on UB, and Liu Xuan's swan song gold on beam were the only highlights.
2004: After all of the ridiculous amount of talent the US had in that quad, they still squandered gold for a mediocre silver, placing second to the Romanians who peaked at just the right moment. The AA finale had some of the most blah, mediocre gymnasts competing. AA medalists = Carly Patterson (who?), way past her prime Khorkina, and Zhang Nan (Double who??). Pavlova was robbed of AA Bronze. The EF's were Catalina Porno domination time. I can get behind her win on beam, because the bitch was fierce on that event. But floor? Underwhelming. Rosu deserved her vault gold. The French girl who won bars was completely forgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||March 2, 2016 5:01 AM|
[quote]Andrea Raducan being unfairly stripped of Gold for the Sudafed scandal.
Well, technically, she was fairly stripped of her Gold. What she took was on the banned substance list. It's now no longer on the list, but it was at the time and therefore, it was fair.
Was it logical? That's a whole other discussion.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||March 2, 2016 7:49 PM|
Someone get the smelling salts for R443
|by Anonymous||reply 445||March 2, 2016 10:30 PM|
Were you pleased with Simona Amanar as AA Gold medalist, R445? I sure as hell wasn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||March 3, 2016 1:07 AM|
I was quite pleased with Andrea's result.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||March 3, 2016 1:29 AM|
And we were quite happy with Dong Fangxiao's little age revelation!!
|by Anonymous||reply 448||March 3, 2016 1:37 AM|
I wasn't very concerned about that R448. I got my two Medals and was the first for my country in both. I'm fucking Legendary and pretty... (not looking at you Dong and especially you Cheng Fei).
|by Anonymous||reply 449||March 3, 2016 1:45 AM|
R416 is a joke, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 450||March 3, 2016 9:55 PM|
R450 why would you think it was a joke?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||March 3, 2016 11:06 PM|
Jesus, did you all realize that Romania hasn't qualified a Team to the Olympics?
I rarely watch Gymnastics any more but apparently they didn't even qualify a team in Finals for the 2015 Worlds. Probably the first time since.....?
|by Anonymous||reply 452||March 4, 2016 12:19 AM|
Because r416's performance and routine suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||March 4, 2016 12:42 AM|
Oh, well, bitch at R453.. you can kiss my 6 soon to be 7-Time Olympic Ass!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 454||March 4, 2016 12:46 AM|
I thought Romania had the opportunity to still field a full team to Olympics via the Test Event, or some other qualifier?
Boy, that'll be sad if they don't. Aren't they the only country to have consistently medaled at every Team Finals since like 1976? (Russia missed out in 2008)
|by Anonymous||reply 455||March 4, 2016 5:28 PM|
I would never count Romania out. Every quad it's doom and gloom for their whole gymnastics program, until the Olympics where they always magically OVER-perform and other teams choke.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||March 4, 2016 5:30 PM|
[quote]I thought Romania had the opportunity to still field a full team to Olympics via the Test Event, or some other qualifier?
Yes, they still can. I was just commenting that they hadn't already and I didn't realize it.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||March 4, 2016 5:32 PM|
Jesus, Great Britain won Bronze over Russia at the last Worlds? WTF is going on with this sport?
|by Anonymous||reply 458||March 4, 2016 6:00 PM|
This woman is beautiful? she may have been when she was 11, but looks like any other Russian Cumdeumpster after a man with money.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||March 4, 2016 6:12 PM|
R459 is Peasant (ir a very jealous Milo)!
|by Anonymous||reply 460||March 4, 2016 6:14 PM|
I AM BEAUTIFUL!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 461||March 4, 2016 7:31 PM|
I'm with you, R441. I wonder if the pressure will get to Simone Biles? There will be so many expectations on her due to her enormous success and domination of the sport since 2013. At Worlds last year, she made more mistakes than usual. In the Team Final, she fell on Floor; in the AA, she almost fell on Beam but managed a great save and just put her hands on the beam; also in the AA, she flew out of bounds on Floor on one of her passes. But of course she still won Team Gold, AA Gold, Beam EF Gold, Floor EF Gold and Vault EF bronze. Pretty good for someone who had a so-so meet for her level. I think she's so far ahead right now, she can fall and win. But I wonder if like Kohei Uchimura at the 2012 London Games, she'll succumb to pressure and probably win but not with her best performance.
Her stiffest competition for AA will likely come from her fellow teammates. If Gabby can upgrade her vault and floor, she could challenge if Simone is a bit off, especially because Gabby is strong on bars, which is Simone's "weakest" event, although she always scores pretty well in it compared to other AA participants. Not sure about Aly Raisman. She didn't look good at Worlds. The judges dinged her on beam for missed connections and she didn't make Floor EF, which was a huge disappointment.
As for international competition for Simone, I can't see Mustafina or Komova being real threats. Mustafina has been injured and won't be able to upgrade enough. Komova is always her own worst enemy with falls and other errors that add up, just like in 2012 where it was more than just her vault. She made mistakes on beam, too, although she did the only clean floor routine I've ever seen her do. Larissa Iordache just isn't strong enough on bars or vault to really challenge Simone.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||March 5, 2016 2:11 PM|
simone did not fall in team finals on fx, I think you are confused with her falling on FX at nationals
|by Anonymous||reply 463||March 5, 2016 2:19 PM|
Thanks, R462. You're right. I was mixing that up. But whether at Nationals or Worlds, Simone was feeling the pressure this past year and made some uncharacteristic mistakes. I'm curious if that will be exacerbated in an Olympic year, especially when you know the media is going to anoint her before she actually wins.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||March 5, 2016 2:52 PM|
If Simone has had a rocky year it probably means she'll breeze through the Olympics because she's gotten it out of her system. Besides, I think her values are so high she could fall a couple of times and still nobody would catch her. If she somehow does let her nerves take over and Gaby takes advantage and wins, wouldn't that be interesting? That would make two wins for her because the favorite faltered.
Going back to R439 I think I've decided that the US should adopt a pre-selection for which athlete should compete in the All-Around. I also think that the IGF should change the Event Finals as was already mentioned above, so that it's an entirely separate competition so that qualifying is not based on Team scores.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||March 5, 2016 4:53 PM|
Simone is not pleasing to the eye. I speet on her from cold maw of speeeece!
|by Anonymous||reply 466||March 5, 2016 6:04 PM|
I kinda want someone other than Simone to win, just to mix it up a lil
|by Anonymous||reply 467||March 5, 2016 10:28 PM|
Iordache in 2014 was the only time Simone could have potentially lost AA. Iordache will not be at that level in Rio. After today's SCAM, the fix is in for a Douglas/Biles showdown but it won't even be close. Douglas peaked perfectly in 2012. Jordyn Weiber could not have beat her or Komova with her routines. John Geddert stupidly had her compete that beam routine where she always missed the connections all season long. Komova was the best gymnast but lacked the mental game and Gabby capitalized on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||March 5, 2016 11:04 PM|
[quote]After today's SCAM
|by Anonymous||reply 469||March 5, 2016 11:12 PM|
It's the nickname for the American Cup because back before the American Cup was an FIG World Cup competition, the fix was almost always in that an American would win and other countries would not send their best athletes because they would get screwed over. Now that it's an FIG World Cup event, it's regulated more strictly (not that that matters much) and also since the American athletes are head and shoulders above the rest of the world, it's no longer considered a fix. The nickname still sticks, though. Big name athletes still don't got though because it's at the very beginning of the season and most aren't competition ready. The Mustafina/Weiber debacle in 2011 ensures that Russia will probably never send another athlete. Mustafina was not really in competition mode yet and she was assured by USAG that Weiber would not be competing. She was reigning WC and would have not gone if she actually had serious competition bc she was not in peak form. Also, they made her room with a gymnast from another country. Russia was NOT happy. Anyways, Marta and Steve P are setting up Gabby D to take the second AA stop bc it will mean more NBC time/coverage on the sport and more advertisement on the sport leading up to rio. And I do get that but it sucks for a gymnast like Maggie who was told to downgrade this meet to protect herself. Maggie was not at her full World Championship difficulty at the last camp, but she was much further along than what she performed today. She was told to hold back. Marta and Steve want maximum exposure for women's gymnastics.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||March 6, 2016 12:51 AM|
Ah, I didn't even realize the American Cup was today. I haven't watched this sport in years.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||March 6, 2016 1:00 AM|
Yup, Douglas won. And good for her. But there are some people on the gymternet saying that she looks better than she did in London. No, she doesn't. She doesn't even have her chowmanar back.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||March 6, 2016 1:02 AM|
So I'm taking it that Simone skipped the American Cucp?
|by Anonymous||reply 473||March 6, 2016 1:08 AM|
Yeah, she's going to jesolo next month.
It is crazy that in this entire quad the only person to beat Simone was Ohashi in 2013 American Cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||March 6, 2016 1:14 AM|
Is it just a coincidence that the lead actress in The Bronze bears a striking resemblance to Shannon?
|by Anonymous||reply 475||March 15, 2016 1:52 AM|
I don't think she resembles Miller at all R475 (minus the bangs). She reminds me ore of Whorekina.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||March 15, 2016 1:59 AM|
Yup, the scrunchie and the bangs and the hard Midwestern accent. Totally Shannon but the attitude of nastia.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||March 19, 2016 1:51 AM|
[quote]Yup, the scrunchie and the bangs
You just described every single American female gymnast from 91-98!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 478||March 19, 2016 2:39 AM|
Oh yeah, well who was the best bars worker during the 1980s? Hmmmmmm?
|by Anonymous||reply 479||March 30, 2016 9:39 PM|
Bitch at R479, do you really need to ask?
|by Anonymous||reply 480||March 30, 2016 9:43 PM|
HAHAHA, I laugh at silly Chinese peasant above!
|by Anonymous||reply 481||March 30, 2016 9:50 PM|
Maxi who? Pad?
|by Anonymous||reply 482||March 30, 2016 9:54 PM|
Hey Chuso at R416, THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU and your June Allyson Bladder Pads!
|by Anonymous||reply 483||March 30, 2016 9:58 PM|
McKayla you mean like the way they laughed at you after your slutty selfies were released?
You're a WHORE, Darlin'.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||March 30, 2016 10:01 PM|
Oh right - that vault silver medalist little girl who cried on the podium
|by Anonymous||reply 485||March 30, 2016 10:01 PM|
Best 1980s on Bars
|by Anonymous||reply 486||March 30, 2016 10:04 PM|
Who is that boy in R486?
|by Anonymous||reply 487||March 30, 2016 10:08 PM|
A gymnast with 3 Olympic gold medals Gina. How many do you have?
|by Anonymous||reply 488||March 30, 2016 10:12 PM|
That's fine, Daniella at R488, but you still have a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||March 30, 2016 10:18 PM|
R480 was way better than R481
|by Anonymous||reply 490||March 30, 2016 10:21 PM|
Maxi Pad, try a real Bars routine one of these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||March 30, 2016 10:37 PM|
Oh yeah, well I was better than either of you hideous Commie bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 492||March 30, 2016 10:40 PM|
[quote]Oh yeah, well I was better than
Actually, Julianne, no you weren't. We know that you were too busy puking in the bathroom to attend school and therefore logic isn't your strength but...
And you never had any other titles on the event so...
Plus, unlike you, we didn't give our cherries to Scott Baio.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||March 30, 2016 10:46 PM|
At least I got to fuck Scott Baio, and I wasn't busy being an East Germany tranny trying to look like Scott Baio :-D
|by Anonymous||reply 494||March 30, 2016 10:48 PM|
R494 getting his dick to smell like vomit is no accomplishment, Julianne. Neither is your sports casting career covering regional cheerleading competitions. Trust me, I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||March 30, 2016 10:51 PM|
Oh Amanda, shouldn't you be busy clutching your vagina in agony in front of live television again!?
|by Anonymous||reply 496||March 30, 2016 10:53 PM|
Tasha, don't try to come for Amanda. At least people know who she is and don't refer to her as, "You know, the one that's not Dominique Dawes."
|by Anonymous||reply 497||March 30, 2016 10:57 PM|
I'm going with Ma Yanhong for best bar worker in the 1980s. Those videos of her are spectacular. McNamara was very, very good, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||March 31, 2016 8:44 PM|
Bars changed so much when they decided to place them further apart. The release moves and dismounts are more generally more spectacular now. But, it's often (though not always) like watching men's high bar with a few perfunctory and boring transitions down to the low bar. Lgargely one are the crazy transitions we see in the videos above, the belly beats, etc. Though, not all of those close-bar routines were great, and there's definitely times when I'm glad that there is the extra room to swing. Other times, I miss it. Too bad, the gymnasts can't set the width between bars to their liking. and we could get a really diverse set of routines.
|by Anonymous||reply 499||March 31, 2016 10:16 PM|
"Lgargely one" supposed to be "Largely gone."
|by Anonymous||reply 500||March 31, 2016 10:17 PM|
It's actually interesting how much the bars changed in a single quad. Look at routines from 1988 compared to 1984... it's astounding. It had to have been the single most revolutionary change at that time and probably has been since.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||March 31, 2016 10:20 PM|
Beauty? ROFL, no.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||March 31, 2016 10:22 PM|
Go fuck yourself, Whorekina at R502!
|by Anonymous||reply 503||March 31, 2016 10:25 PM|
Amanda clutched her vagina on TV?
|by Anonymous||reply 504||March 31, 2016 10:43 PM|
[quote]Amanda clutched her vagina on TV?
I didn't CLUTCH CLUTCH.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||March 31, 2016 10:54 PM|
Well, I guess that wasn't her VAGINA VAGINA, but bitch still sucked! I should have taken her spot in Atlanta and nobody would have ever noticed!
|by Anonymous||reply 506||March 31, 2016 11:00 PM|
No one would have noticed Mary Beth because nobody knew who the hell you were.. and still don't.
p.s. Whenever I need a good laugh I watch your 96 Floor Routine. SUCH an elegant dancer!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 507||March 31, 2016 11:24 PM|
Oh yeah, whenever I need a laugh, I think of your pussy stinking up the beam in this video!!
Typical selfish Shannon! Hogging up somebody else's space, knowing she's sick, instead of, ya know, withdrawing and letting somebody else compete!
|by Anonymous||reply 508||March 31, 2016 11:49 PM|
Yawn, R508. Cry me a river.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||April 1, 2016 12:07 AM|
ewww who it that white plastic mannequin at R509??
|by Anonymous||reply 510||April 1, 2016 12:09 AM|
Oh, Domi... did your father beat you too many times in the head?
|by Anonymous||reply 511||April 1, 2016 12:15 AM|
All you cheap American bitches suck!
|by Anonymous||reply 512||April 1, 2016 12:29 AM|
Oh Simona, are you out of the closet yet?
And we may be bitches, but we WIN. Has your team even qualified to the Olympics yet? hahahahaha.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||April 1, 2016 12:42 AM|
Interesting. Bela Karolyi had a career where he was pretty much labeled a Dream maker that went from 1976 - 1996. Twenty Years.
Marta picked up where he basically left off, from 1996-2016, another twenty years, but with much more success than Bela had.
And yet, she still can't get any credit without her husband's name being mentioned.
(as a bonus, you get to briefly see a grown up Zmeskal back at the facility she used to train at... this time coaching her own athlete).
|by Anonymous||reply 514||April 2, 2016 10:04 PM|
R514, the popularity of gymnastics has really declined since 1996. Americans basically have no competition anymore. The once-great Romanians are in danger of barely qualifying a team to Rio. The Russians are nowhere near the quality of the former Soviets...
So basically what I'm saying is that the Americans who competed against the great Soviets and Romanians of 76-96 had a much harder time finding success than these 2000, 2010 gymnasts
|by Anonymous||reply 515||April 3, 2016 2:42 AM|
R515 what does that have to really do with what was posted in R515?
|by Anonymous||reply 516||April 3, 2016 2:50 AM|
I meant what did it have to do with what was posted in R514? Yes, Americans have faced less competition from Romania as well as the Russians, however it's a combination of factors. While Romania and Russia's programs have declined, America's has actually increased (even if they have less competition you can't take away that they've built a strong program and would be competitive with a very strong Romanian or Russian team). And although Romania hasn't been competitive in over a decade, Russia was still competitive until about 2011. Additionally, they've had China to push them competitively.
But again, none of that really has to do with Marta not being able to get any credit without attaching her success to Bela.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||April 3, 2016 3:08 AM|
Oh yeah, well these fat-ass American bitches still don't have one single ounce of the beauty, grace, skill, charisma or staying power of the old-school American gymnasts like Kim Zmeskal, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu! Those girls had REAL competition.
Supposedly 3 American gymnasts have won the Olympic AA gold in the last 3 Olympics, and I can't even bother to type their names, that's how boring they all were.
The gymnasts these days - their gymnastics is boring and heavy, like going to watch an NFL game, and they can't dance or perform for shit. They need to bring compulsories back.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||April 3, 2016 3:14 AM|
Nobody is arguing that R518. Everyone knows that the pinnacle of beauty, grace, skill, and charisma was in the 90's. It pretty much ended when I retired.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||April 3, 2016 3:18 AM|
How sad is it that even now I appreciate Kerri Strug after being assaulted in my eyes by the horror of Jana Beiger, Mykayla Skinner, Ali Raisman, yuck, yuck yuck
|by Anonymous||reply 520||April 3, 2016 4:58 AM|
[quote]Jana Beiger, Mykayla Skinner, Ali Raisman
I don't even know any of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||April 3, 2016 4:59 AM|
Awwwwe, thanks, R520. Love ya!!!! It's so great when people recognize that I was truly the most exciting and elegant competitor of my era. It took time but people are finally understanding that I was the real deal and not that annoying fetus Shannon.
My gift to you is another vid of me..... the most elegant, sophisticated, and beautifully choreographed in the entire Atlanta Olympics.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||April 3, 2016 11:21 PM|
I am not feeling enough love from you bitches.
Aren't you in the mood for some Hot Stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 523||April 5, 2016 3:10 PM|
Brandy was one of the most naturally talented gymnasts the U.S. produced, too bad she couldn't deal with Bela and decided to become a child bride...then again, she was from suburban Orlando.
|by Anonymous||reply 524||April 5, 2016 6:48 PM|
[quote]too bad she couldn't deal with Bela and decided to become a child bride...then again, she was from suburban Orlando.
Well, what can I say... I like dick. Unlike you, Wendy Bruce!
|by Anonymous||reply 525||April 5, 2016 9:21 PM|
I just wanted to remind you that I existed.
|by Anonymous||reply 526||April 7, 2016 3:03 AM|
Of course you like dick, Brandy. It's just too bad you had such a little one to tuck. Unfair when your shoulders, hips and thighs were bigger and fatter than any other "girl" you competed against.
|by Anonymous||reply 527||April 7, 2016 4:22 AM|
Except yours, Wendy at R527!
|by Anonymous||reply 528||April 7, 2016 4:24 AM|
You should know Brandy, you sucked it.
|by Anonymous||reply 529||April 7, 2016 4:26 AM|
How could I? You were too busy feeding it to Rita while Kevin took you from behind.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||April 7, 2016 4:27 AM|
I agree. Wendy is a tranny bitch dick tucking snatch eating CUNT!
|by Anonymous||reply 531||April 7, 2016 4:28 AM|
That's the difference between you and me Brandy. No one could take you from behind because no one could find it through that mountain of cellulite you call an ass. I hope the Florida sunshine has made you almost as beautiful as fellow alligator skinned Kathy Johnson Clarke.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||April 7, 2016 4:40 AM|
Oh dear R532. Have you not looked at yourself recently, Wendy? I mean, you really shouldn't be talking about Florida sunshine or Alligator skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||April 7, 2016 4:46 AM|
When I was a kid, I thought that Kim Kelly FX sounded like intergalactic space farts.
|by Anonymous||reply 534||April 7, 2016 5:21 AM|
R534 it was a combination of her own farts and the floor exercise itself farting because it (and she) was so shitty.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||April 7, 2016 5:25 AM|
R522...ah yes, so much elegance in that routine, Kerri. Was your chicken dance at 1:15 lifted from Baryshnikov?
That's where I got my chicken dance inspiration.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||April 7, 2016 5:46 AM|
Kerri at R536 do not come for me and then pretend you are me.
How many individual World and Olympic medals do you have again? Oh, that's right.
|by Anonymous||reply 537||April 7, 2016 5:52 AM|
Brandy, alligator skin would be an improvement for you because no one would be concentrating on that face. This picture should be gracing this thread, not Gina Gogean, who is Ms. Communist Romania compared to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 538||April 7, 2016 5:56 AM|
Wendy? Hahahaha. No bitch, no. Try harder.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||April 7, 2016 5:58 AM|
Wendy, remember when you used to saddle up beside me and stretch at Nationals '89 because you knew the camera would be on me alone the whole event because I was the Champion and the Star? How many National titles did you win, btw? Yeah, thought so...now if you'll excuse me I must get back to coaching my daughter Sydney Johnson-Scharpf into following in her Mama's footsteps to Olympic glory.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||April 7, 2016 11:39 AM|
Go easy on Wendy. It isn't easy being the way less talented girl in the gym that the coach desperately tries to turn into a carbon copy of the #1 head bitch in charge. Trust me, I know
|by Anonymous||reply 541||April 7, 2016 1:28 PM|
Oh Shannon...I mean Shennie....I mean, Jennie. Why did you resist the scrunchie? It only wanted the best for you. If only you truly embraced it, things would've been different. But you still would've never won nationals because no one could fix those knobbly knees.
|by Anonymous||reply 542||April 7, 2016 2:27 PM|
Brandy, even in profile, you look like a fat, aging frau who doesn't want to admit that even WalMart doesn't carry her size.
|by Anonymous||reply 543||April 7, 2016 2:35 PM|
Resist the scrunchie? Fuck you. I fucking embraced them to the point of wearing ones bigger than my head in hopes of the promises you said they'd bring. The fact that they fucking weighed more than I did is the reason my landings always fucking sucked.
And let's get real... the only reason my knees were knobbly was because unlike Shannon, I wouldn't let you near my puss puss. Olympic Glory just was also not worth riding your back mustache with my mouth the way the "porcelain princess" did.
|by Anonymous||reply 544||April 7, 2016 2:36 PM|
Brandi... keep trying it hon. You can try to call me a frau but I'm in my 40's... you looked like one in your teens.
|by Anonymous||reply 545||April 7, 2016 2:40 PM|
I'll give you this Brandy, at least you know what your physical limitations are and date accordingly. A great "which is which" photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||April 7, 2016 3:21 PM|
Oh Wendy... you're clearly delusional. Have you and your husband not looked in the mirror? It's impossible to tell if this photo of the two of you is before or after you used the face swap filter.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||April 7, 2016 3:32 PM|
Brandy, honey, game over. My man at least has a dick. Yours looks like he's still on the rag. BTW, nice touch with that scarf covering your prominent Adam's apple.
|by Anonymous||reply 548||April 7, 2016 4:36 PM|
No Wendy you can't say your husband has a dick when yours is bigger than his. If only your gymnastics was as good as your tuck game... nevermind... it was.
|by Anonymous||reply 549||April 7, 2016 5:54 PM|
Wendy was doing semi-professional body building for a while say ten years ago. The least surprising thing about Brandy and Wendy is that they both are born and raised in Florida.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||April 7, 2016 10:17 PM|
[quote]Wendy was doing semi-professional body building for a while say ten years ago.
I did it first.
And I'm getting real tired of that bitch always yanking my shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||April 8, 2016 12:52 AM|
R549, Brandy, I know you have a fourth grade education but at least come up with your own putdowns.
|by Anonymous||reply 552||April 8, 2016 1:44 AM|
Oh, Wendy... what are we going to do with you? Do I need to remind you what happened to your college education?
|by Anonymous||reply 553||April 8, 2016 2:12 AM|
I've said it once and I'll say it again... Wendy, you are trash. And you really shouldn't be trying to insult anyone else's intelligence. Some of us actually went to real schools.
|by Anonymous||reply 554||April 8, 2016 2:15 AM|
Fat Thighs and Dyke Haircut University isn't a "real" university.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||April 8, 2016 5:11 AM|
[quote]Fat Thighs and Dyke Haircut University isn't a "real" university.
No it's just a run down of your daily life, Wendy.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||April 8, 2016 5:22 AM|
Hey MO, have you hit puberty yet? What the fuck is your real birthday? Do you even know? Enjoy life in the factory making Nikes for the rest of us to wear.
|by Anonymous||reply 557||April 8, 2016 5:23 AM|
Kerri... as everyone has already pointed out to you...
There's a reason you have a total of ZERO Individual World or Olympic Medals. I mean, really... how bad do you have to be to have been around for 6 years and NEVER won a single medal?
p.s. I have millions and am a star in my country... unlike you who is just a punchline in yours.
|by Anonymous||reply 558||April 8, 2016 5:28 AM|
Gonna have to go with Mo on this one, Kerri. Your self delusion if the stuff of legend. You're career was largely a failure. You're fat, unattractive, with an annoying voice. Yeah, you went to UCLA and Stanford, bravo! But for what? Apparently to become a plain Jane hausfrau in Tuscon Arizona. You couldn't write a more boring script if you tried. BTW, you're husband cheats on you with trannies because you suck in bed, just like you did at gymnastics. Bye bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 559||April 8, 2016 5:35 AM|
Fuck OFF bitches. I was the best gymnast the US ever produced. It isn't my fault I didn't suck off the coaches like Kim and Shannon did and therefore not get enough attention.
I fucking WON the Gold for the US. Yes Me. Me and ME ALONE. I put America on the map and you all can kiss my fucking ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 560||April 8, 2016 5:40 AM|
[quote]Yeah, you went to UCLA and Stanford,
And if I remember correctly, Kerri only lasted at UCLA for less than a year.
Funny that she went to Stanford. Dominique Dawes was supposed to end up there too. I think this was previously mentioned but Kerri was there the same time Amy Chow was. I bet they didn't see each other or speak once the entire time.
|by Anonymous||reply 561||April 8, 2016 5:46 AM|
Damn this bitch is STILL going.
Most of her competitors weren't even alive when she was competing at her THIRD Olympics.
|by Anonymous||reply 562||April 8, 2016 6:16 AM|
I sort of love that she's still using the exact same beam routine she's used for 25 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 563||April 8, 2016 6:19 AM|
Doe Yamashiro also went to Stanford..........
|by Anonymous||reply 564||April 8, 2016 2:57 PM|
Was Don Peters living in her Dorm room, R564?
|by Anonymous||reply 565||April 8, 2016 2:59 PM|
All you bitches can suck it! I'm hot and about to be HBIC of USA Gymnastics all because I let Bela Karolyi throw me under the bus at the Olympics almost 30 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 566||April 9, 2016 1:01 AM|
yes, but only one National Champion attended Stanford!
|by Anonymous||reply 567||April 9, 2016 1:03 AM|
Who, R566 and R567?
|by Anonymous||reply 568||April 9, 2016 1:15 AM|
Why don't all you know name bitches shut the fuck up. Seriously, Jen Sey? You never medaled anywhere outside the U.S. - no Worlds, no Olymipics. Just a national championship in an era when the U.S. was a second tier gymnastics nation. You fucking broke your leg on uneven bars at Worlds. LMAO. Rhonda Faehn? Again, no Worlds or Olympic medals (both bitches weren't even on an Olympic team). Ooooh, a Pan Am team gold!!! What an accomplishment!! Remind me, what other nation has a competitive gymnastics program in the Americas? Oh, and Rhonda, you're a guy. Or, at least a body building trannie. Caitlyn Jenner is a more convincing "woman."
|by Anonymous||reply 569||April 9, 2016 1:16 AM|
"no name" not "know name." My rage blinded me.
|by Anonymous||reply 570||April 9, 2016 1:44 AM|
Don't be jelly that I'm the next Marta Karolyi.
|by Anonymous||reply 571||April 9, 2016 2:05 AM|
No, you're not, Rhonda... no you're not.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||April 9, 2016 2:39 AM|
Sorry, Kim! If you thought your name counted for anything I'm sure you realized it didn't when Bailie didn't make the Worlds team. oh and your husband is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 573||April 9, 2016 3:09 AM|
Oh, Rhonda. You're so bitter. Is it because the only contribution you ever made to Gymnastics was fucking the US team out of a medal in Seoul?
|by Anonymous||reply 574||April 9, 2016 3:11 AM|
Rhonda get the fuck out of here. What part of, "This discussion is only for Gymnasts that ever won anything," don't you understand. Now be gone before we talk about YOUR husbands and his extracurriculars at Butler... or before I talk about how often you tried to scissor me.
|by Anonymous||reply 575||April 9, 2016 3:17 AM|
Fuck. Now you bitches are going to start talking about my fat mom, aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 576||April 9, 2016 3:17 AM|
Yup! And also her van that was shrinkwrapped with pictures of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||April 9, 2016 4:29 AM|
Rhonda Faehn looks just like Chelsea Peretti.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||April 9, 2016 7:15 AM|
Dayum, that Florida sun isn't good for anyone. Kathy Johnson, Brandy, Wendy, Rhonda. A virtual who's who of sun damage.
|by Anonymous||reply 579||April 12, 2016 12:06 AM|
Bitch at R579 I still look fresh as a daisy!
|by Anonymous||reply 580||April 12, 2016 12:17 AM|
I always block this thread because I can't stand to look at her an us mouth and dead eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 581||April 12, 2016 2:18 AM|
Shut up, Lavinia at R581. Quit being such a bitch whore because people would rather look at my stunning, wholesome, beauty rather than look at your slop bags.
|by Anonymous||reply 582||April 12, 2016 2:28 AM|
Okay bitch at R580, we'll all just stare at your ancient chicken neck. And those eyes are so close together that you probably couldn't pass a thread through them.
|by Anonymous||reply 583||April 12, 2016 3:44 AM|
Hey, Brian, when you're trying to bone that piece of beef jerky called Kathy, remember you could have had this spectacular example of ripe womanhood. Jill Shively, his onetime girlfriend and wannabe witness in the OJ Trial.
|by Anonymous||reply 584||April 12, 2016 3:52 AM|
Three posts in a row here about me! I'm getting more love here than I did in my own thread! You all really like me!!!!
Thanks, bitches! I'm gonna return the love and leave you with some true grace and beauty. (Just ignore the middle pass, ok?)
Off to get some sun! Enjoy!
|by Anonymous||reply 585||April 12, 2016 2:49 PM|
What the hell is going on in this photo that Steve Nunno is in between Shannon Miller and Dominique Dawes both having tragedy face??
|by Anonymous||reply 586||April 12, 2016 11:06 PM|
^^ Bad link. Try this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 587||April 12, 2016 11:12 PM|
OK nevermind I am answering my own question: It's right after '96 AA disaster by both gymnasts.
That was probably the most REAL, genuine moment between Miller and Dawes because them's 2 were some fake bitches with one another throughout their parallel careers
|by Anonymous||reply 588||April 12, 2016 11:14 PM|
R587 It was during the Atlanta Games. Probably after the All-Around but it doesn't really look like either of them, Shannon or Dominique are that upset.
|by Anonymous||reply 589||April 12, 2016 11:14 PM|
[quote] Probably after the All-Around but it doesn't really look like either of them, Shannon or Dominique are that upset.
What do you expect? Dominique Chokey McChokerson Dawes was always jealous of my beauty, grace, and WINNING.
|by Anonymous||reply 590||April 12, 2016 11:15 PM|
Whatever Shannon. In that picture, I was secretly trying to contain my laughter, knowing that you would never get the one title you craved but would NEVER get: Olympic AA Gold.
Not that you have had a rat's chance in hell! Only you and Steve were delusional enough to think "you were in contention." :-D
|by Anonymous||reply 591||April 12, 2016 11:18 PM|
haha, Please, Dominique at R591. You were laughing at ME? I'm pretty sure you were too busy replaying in your mind how each and every single time you competed in an AA you choked like the shitty gymnast you were.
I may not have Olympic AA Gold.. but at least I have an AA Olympic medal... and several World AA Golds.. and an Individual Olympic Gold you have....
Your lesbian relationship with your coach?
|by Anonymous||reply 592||April 12, 2016 11:20 PM|
Whatever, Shannon. At least, I've aged gracefully, and don't look like a cheap K-Mart plastic mannequin with your nosejob, chin-job, face-lift, Botox and fillers! :-D
Oh and Shannon? I stood next to you the other day, and your breath still stinks of Steve Nunno's hairy ass-cheeks!
|by Anonymous||reply 593||April 12, 2016 11:23 PM|
[quote]Whatever, Shannon. At least, I've aged gracefully, and don't look like a cheap K-Mart plastic mannequin with your nosejob, chin-job, face-lift, Botox and fillers! :-D
Really, bitch? You might want to check yourself. Look at you. When I had cancer my wigs looked better than the plastic shit you put on your head.
And my breath may stink of Steve's ass but your breath still stinks like rotten fish from eating out Wendy in Barcelona.
|by Anonymous||reply 594||April 12, 2016 11:29 PM|
Shannon, don't blame me that Marta Karoyli hangs up images of you at the Ranch to scare and gross out young gymnasts from overeating :-D
|by Anonymous||reply 595||April 12, 2016 11:35 PM|
Dominque you got it twisted. She hangs pictures of me up to inspire gymnasts and show them what a champion can be.
She hangs your picture up as a warning not to become a man and how she will not tolerate choking and losing.
|by Anonymous||reply 596||April 12, 2016 11:37 PM|
Care to repeat yourself, Dominique?
|by Anonymous||reply 597||April 12, 2016 11:38 PM|
FUCK both you bitches! Everybody knows that I'm the TRUE face of 1990s American gymnastics!
The most iconic moment in American gymnastics history below!
|by Anonymous||reply 598||April 12, 2016 11:39 PM|
Kerri, get the fuck out of here. Dees discussion only for pretty gymansts who win medals. You never won nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 599||April 12, 2016 11:41 PM|
And Shannon and Dominique stop fighting. You both are worthless and never be as amazing or popular as me.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||April 12, 2016 11:42 PM|
New Thread below!
|by Anonymous||reply 601||April 12, 2016 11:42 PM|
p.s. Dominique Dawes... you suck!
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