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Mary Lou Retton is an obnoxious frau on Instagram!

Posting endless famewhoring selfies, bragging about her daughters and her perfect life. She's a mug cradler for sure!

How does she have 65,000 followers?

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by Anonymousreply 179Last Sunday at 8:22 PM

Oh yeah , her Insta

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by Anonymousreply 111/21/2020
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by Anonymousreply 211/21/2020

You just know she acts like Queen Bee on the HOA board.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2020

She looks like a muppet.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2020

She has lots of followers because she was America's fucking SWEETHEART and she was on Wheaties boxes.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2020

She is the STAR of her suburban housing development!

Bow down, lesser frauen.

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by Anonymousreply 611/21/2020

Where does she get her money from that she's able to do nothing at all? That gold medal was almost forty years ago

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2020

She's made some enemies.

[quote] USA Gymnastics during the Nassar scandal is a perfect example of this. As Mary Lou Retton, Steve Penny, and other members of the organization tried to spin it, they didn’t meet with members of Congress in an attempt to block a bill aimed at trying to curb sexual abuse in sports, but rather, they just wanted to highlight how solid the federation’s existing policies were. As if the implication clearly wasn’t “the current rules are fine, we don’t need more rules.”

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by Anonymousreply 811/21/2020

Mary Lou was the first famous midget in American history.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2020

She’s a Republican. She can fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2020

Is there any other kind of frau on Instagram?

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2020

10/10.

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2020

LMFAO R2 that's exactly what I thought

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2020

[quote] She’s a Republican. She can fuck off.

So is Kerri Strug. They both attended the 2004 RNC as speakers, I believe.

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by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2020

[quote]Where does she get her money from that she's able to do nothing at all?

She does a lot of commercials and endorsements.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2020

Fraus gotta frau.

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2020

A lot of those gymnasts are religious conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2020

"her perfect life"? OP, remember: she has a problem with incontinence ("squirting").

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by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2020

R17, weird, since so many male gymnasts are gay!

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020

She's rumored to be able to eat her own pussy!

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2020

R18 Mary Lou poos her pants!

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2020

That midget cunt stole my job.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2020

Mary Lou also advertised tampons! She had heavy flow

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by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2020

I'll never forget the time Larry Flynt featured her in Hustler Magazine.

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2020

She looks like a potato in a bed.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2020

Didn't she have a kid with her 13-year-old student?

Didn't she die?

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2020

She looks like a LUMP.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2020

She looks like an overly-fried chicken McNugget.

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2020

Fuck her and her endorsements.

And that little midget Simone Biles

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2020

Wow, lots of angry folks on here. Hard to believe a woman who stands just 4'9" can cause such a stir amongst you ladies.

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2020

R30 got lost on her way to Etsy and Pinterest.

by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2020

^ swallows

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2020

Oh good, the Vagina Defender is here. Thank heavens, people were saying critical things about a WOMAN. A woman who has A VAGINA!

We can't allow that on the Datalounge. It's so wrong. We're only allowed to be critical of penised persons here, everyone knows that.

by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2020

Does Mary Lou have a vagina though?

by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2020

Well she birthed 4 daughters, so I'm guessing she does LOL

by Anonymousreply 3511/21/2020

Allegedly, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020

Thems some meaty ham arms she got.

I don’t really care about her life or her politics. Had it not been for the OP, I haven’t thought about her in decades.

by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2020

Of course she's a frau. Look at that mug, that build! It's unthinkable that she'd be anything else.

by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2020

I heard she pissed her leotard on her second vault after she won the gold medal.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2020

I thought she was a gay icon?

by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2020

Mary Lou Retton? Why would she be a gay icon?

by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2020

Well she does do anal like a champ.

by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2020

How can she be so frau and so caneface at the same time?!

by Anonymousreply 4311/21/2020

Her gold medal will always carry an asterisk next to it.

by Anonymousreply 4411/21/2020

R44 why*

by Anonymousreply 4511/21/2020

Honestly, I'd expect her to have way more than 65k followers. I was never surprised by Retton - was there ever a time when people honestly thought this wouldn't be how she turned out?

by Anonymousreply 4611/21/2020

R45, Mary Lou won the All-Around title at a Games boycotted by the world's best gymnasts at the time -- the Soviets, which included the reigning world champion.

by Anonymousreply 4711/21/2020

She looks like a giant size mutton clump with no legs.

A brown lump.

by Anonymousreply 4811/21/2020

Gymnastics is super frau and conservative. I don't now why, but in America it is.

by Anonymousreply 4911/21/2020

Her teeth are perfect little pearls. They're scary.

by Anonymousreply 5011/21/2020

True R50-

A giant size mutton clump with no legs.

A brown lump with perfect little teeth like miniature chicklets.

LOVING this bitch! She's a gymnastic overbaked potato!

She reminds me of a human mudpie.

Shit.

by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2020

She’s a fidget with a weird boxy body and suburban mom face. She has nothing to brag about.

by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2020

Weird face? What do you mean?

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by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

Without that painfully stretched smile she looks like a completely different person.

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by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

😬.

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020

But R35 I don't know nuthin bout birthin no babies!!

by Anonymousreply 5611/21/2020

She is a HUMAN MUDPIE!

Shit.

by Anonymousreply 5711/21/2020

This fucking bitch lucked out when the Soviets and East Germans boycotted the LA Games. As if that wasn't enough this midget cunt also got favorable scores during the all around finals. Szabo deserved to win, not Mary Lou Rotten.

This Republicunt would today be a nobody single mom of eight, desperately trying to sell her body for meth and crack if the '84 Games hadn't been held in the US.

by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2020

All y'all bitches are just jealous because she was America's sweetheart!

by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2020

Y’all are jealous because she’s living her best life! She has stayed in shape and looks great. From her Instagram photos her house looks very nice.

by Anonymousreply 6011/21/2020

I remember her from Saturday mornings in the 80s and I'd be all "who is this perky cunt". Except I had no idea what a cunt was because I was 8.

by Anonymousreply 6111/21/2020

STAYED IN SHAPE!!!!!!!!!!???????

by Anonymousreply 6211/21/2020

Always has been an ugly little Troll.

by Anonymousreply 6311/21/2020

She looks very mismatched with her husband.

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by Anonymousreply 6411/21/2020

OP = Ecaterina Szabo

by Anonymousreply 6511/21/2020

She reminds me of Johnny Rapid.

by Anonymousreply 6611/21/2020

She sure has milked that gold medal for all it was worth.

by Anonymousreply 6711/21/2020

She is a

MUDPIE.

She looks like a dirtmound.

She IS mud.

by Anonymousreply 6811/21/2020

I see, r68, that explains the pliability before she dried out.

by Anonymousreply 6911/21/2020

Irony alert - the family changed its name to Retton from... drumroll... ROTUNDA.

by Anonymousreply 7011/21/2020

She is a legless Sea Potato.

La Potato de la Mer.

She looks like a legless Overcooked Baked Potato.

I wish her well. She and her baby potatoes.

The little New Potatoes.

by Anonymousreply 7111/21/2020

Jesus, that pic from r64 looks like a MAGA family photo.

by Anonymousreply 7211/21/2020

R64, she's divorced.

by Anonymousreply 7311/21/2020

R45, she defeated the reigning worlds champion, Yurchenko at the American Cup and she also defeated the next world champion Shushunova at the Chunichi Cup.

by Anonymousreply 7411/21/2020

And she drinks out of a wee doll's house tea cup.

by Anonymousreply 7511/21/2020

America's Sweetheart also is selling menopause relief too. She's covered all the feminine product bases, it appears--tamps, adult diapers, and now menopause relief! Is there nothing she can't do???

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by Anonymousreply 7611/21/2020

R76 Mary Lou's pussy has come full circle.

by Anonymousreply 7711/21/2020

R74, between Mostepanova, Yurchenko, and Gnauck, it's unlikely Mary Lou would have scored gold. It's possible she might have medaled, but a gold was unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 7811/21/2020

Mary Lou Retton was a frau when her career started even as a kid, before the work frau ever first frau'ed.

by Anonymousreply 7911/21/2020

I always hated her.

by Anonymousreply 8011/21/2020

She has a Dry Ass Pussy

by Anonymousreply 8111/21/2020

Four daughters and no son?

by Anonymousreply 8211/22/2020

Retton already beat Gnauck, Shushunova and Yurchenko. Never faced Mostepanova. Funny that Mostepanova was the chosen on since she was decidedly weak on vault and tumbling and didn't have the spring or athletic extension of Shushunova. Her technique on bars was weak and she had a tendency to crack under competitive pressure. At that point, gymnastics was going towards a more athletic presentation but the biggest threat worldwide would have been Dianne Durham, who beat Retton numerous times. If she had stayed with Karolyi, she almost certainly would have been the Olympic Champion and the US would have become a legit Top 3 team contender, even with the Soviets in attendance.

by Anonymousreply 8311/22/2020

Retton had a pretty short career. She actually was a good gymnast - vault and floor obviously, but decent on BB and Bars as well. I'm not saying she would have consistently beat the others mentioned, just that she was a solid gymnast.

She was a sensation and got all those endorsements because of the girl next door, sweetheart image, and the fact that she won the Gold. The general population that follows the Olympics aren't going to care if it's due to a boycott or not -- this goes triple for Americans.

by Anonymousreply 8411/22/2020

Retton caused a revolution on vault and tumbling but was average on the other two events. But it brought athleticism to the forefront as it should be as it a sport, not ballet.

by Anonymousreply 8511/22/2020

She should use those teeth to help clean-up the forests in California.

by Anonymousreply 8611/22/2020

I’m just here for commentary, her name in the title elicits a certain amount of cuntery.

by Anonymousreply 8711/22/2020

Is there anything mary lou won't endorse?

by Anonymousreply 8811/22/2020

I wonder why she mismatched hubby divorced. Her cuntery or his?

by Anonymousreply 8911/22/2020

R89 Mary Crotch Rotten's fault! He tired of her neverending anal and DP requests. She's an insatiable sex freak

by Anonymousreply 9011/22/2020

R90's comment made me recall the band Sister Mary Rotten Crotch from KC.

Sorry, I know that's off topic. Mary Lou Retton is still a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 9111/22/2020

Why do some of her daughters look biracial? Are they adopted?

by Anonymousreply 9211/22/2020

So she got $2 million in the divorce. And filed a restraining order against the ex.

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by Anonymousreply 9311/22/2020

She's a grifter!

by Anonymousreply 9411/22/2020

Did her leotard have a diaper during her days as a gymnast? Didn't this bitch claim that she had bowel incontinence? How the fuck did she perform her routines? Was she spraying shit all over the arena while tumbling and doing somersaults?

by Anonymousreply 9511/22/2020

She seems to give a lot of products a perfect 10.

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by Anonymousreply 9611/22/2020

R96 Arthritis cream too? What hasn't this bitch endorsed?

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see her doing catheter commercials.

by Anonymousreply 9711/22/2020

R97, I heard she's in talks to be the next spokesperson for Boy Butter.

by Anonymousreply 9811/22/2020

[quote]How does she have 65,000 followers?

Um, by winning a bunch of Olympic medals including the gold-all-around, being a hero to Gen-X-er's?

That being said, I don't know if I would still be a fan.

Anyway, 65,000 sounds about right for a famous 1980s Olympian, maybe even less than I would have wagered.

Honestly, OP, remove that hair from across your ass.

by Anonymousreply 9911/22/2020

Splitting 4 million suggests endorsements are not as lucrative as they seemed. Her ex was a realtor in Texas and was also a QB at UT.

Retton hurt herself when she attempted to influence legislators to block laws that would have forced gyms to report abuse.

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by Anonymousreply 10011/22/2020

Ok, well after that R100, I AM TOTALLY NOT BUYING HER TAMPONS NOW!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 10111/22/2020

She's a meatball.

by Anonymousreply 10211/22/2020

[quote]She's covered all the feminine product bases, it appears--tamps, adult diapers, and now menopause relief! Is there nothing she can't do???

What about Vagisil?

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by Anonymousreply 10311/22/2020

Can she live her best life without you old Marys feeling triggered.

by Anonymousreply 10411/22/2020

Has she ever shilled for yeast infection medication?

by Anonymousreply 10511/22/2020

Only 65k followers?? She sure ain’t America’s Sweetheart anymore!!

(Actually her engagement is very good though)

And her daughter got engaged with a diamond you’d have to squint to see. Embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 10611/22/2020

R83, in my totally fictional, non-boycotted, "what if?" version of the 1984 All-Around, Mostepanova wins, but perhaps that says more about the style of gym I prefer.

I will give Retton credit for her vaulting abilities, and wasn't she the first gymnast to land a double layout on the old floor?

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by Anonymousreply 10711/23/2020

I just watched a compilation of compulsory routines from the 1996 Olympics. It was sort of fascinating - the routines, while easier than optional routines, would still trip people up and there were big mistakes here and there. Over-the-hill Boginskaya missed on her compulsory bars routine. A Chinese gymnast completely missed the one release/transition skill. And two Americans fucked up their beam routines.

by Anonymousreply 10811/23/2020

R108, the 1996 compulsories were rather brutal and tricky to perform cleanly. Many great competitors messed up on the bars and beam routines especially, eliminating them from Event Finals berths. Whoever dreamed up the '93 - '96 beam compulsory routine was a bit sadistic.

I believe the increasing difficulty level of the compulsories contributed to why they were completely eliminated. They were becoming too difficult for anybody outside the powerhouse countries to compete.

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by Anonymousreply 10911/23/2020

I did like seeing them though, R109 - interesting comparing gymnasts doing the exact same routine. And, yeah, that 96 beam compulsory looked really, really tough. I think most general fans probably think a beam routine is WAY easier when there's a lack of tumbling on the beam. But, commentators usually note that things like full turns or blind leaps are just as or almost as hard as the more difficult looking big tumbling tricks.

by Anonymousreply 11011/23/2020

Another point, R109, isn't that a good thing - the compulsories not being an after thought. That only the best countries can get most or all of the gymnasts through relatively cleanly would seem to be the point.

I also miss when all the team gymnasts had to be all-arounders. I get the pros and cons of each approach. But, is three up-three scores counted with a one or two all-arounders and a handful of specialists really revealing which country has the best gymnastics? I guess it's the same for every team, so it's fair.

by Anonymousreply 11111/23/2020

R110, yes. Simple looking elements like the tour jete turn -- borrowed from ballet -- are extremely difficult.

As a fan of the sport, I miss compulsories and I think they helped maintain a certain quality level in the sport, with attention to things like proper form, extension, toe point., quality of movement, etc. Many former gymnasts said they hated performing them though.

I hate the three-up-three scores-count format. I believe the idea behind it was that it would allow other countries to be competitive (not just the US, Russia, China, Romania), but that hasn't really panned out. I miss the 7-6-5 or even 6-5-4 formats as it allowed for more depth.

Women's gymnastics is really at its nadir right now, sadly.

by Anonymousreply 11211/23/2020

Also, 2001 - 2004 was the last really enjoyable quad in the sport, IMO. Once you get to the mid-2000s, with the new scoring system, the sport's watchability and quality starts to take a huge dive.

by Anonymousreply 11311/23/2020

I don't blame the gymnasts though. Take Biles, for instance - a nearly pure trickster with a squat body and not the extended lines of previous era gymnasts (though in fairness there have always been the more athletic types; she's not the first). People drag her sometimes, but she didn't institute the changes to the sport and scoring. She was just there to take advantage.

by Anonymousreply 11411/23/2020

R114, I agree that it's not the gymnasts' fault. They're products of the current system which values difficulty, power, and amplitude above all else.

I respect Simone because she's pushing the difficulty level of the sport by innovating and performing skills previously thought impossible (with clean form). At the same time, she's not my favorite American gymnast. On Twitter and Reddit, you'll get a lot of young kids declaring her the GOAT (Greatest of All Time), but that's a tricky declaration, because she didn't have to compete with compulsories, the 10.00 judging system, or the Soviets and Romanians when they were at their best. A lot of those kids also have no concept of gymnastics before 2008 and how different things were before the open-ended scoring system.

by Anonymousreply 11511/23/2020

It's like any sport, R115 - different standards in different generations; not always comparing apples to apples. And younger people of course have their recency bias. All they know is athletic, very difficult, open-ending scoring gymnastics, so they go off of that when judging everyone from any generation.

I'm a big tennis fan and there's the same debates about players from different generations.

by Anonymousreply 11611/23/2020

R116, true. I also have my bias for 1985-1996 WAG, which IMO, was the sport's peak.

I do appreciate the men's gymnastics of today more though, go figure.

by Anonymousreply 11711/23/2020

Mary Lou always seemed like a phony to me!

by Anonymousreply 11811/23/2020

Compulsories were like school figures in ice skating. Proponents could argue their value til blue in face but audiences never liked them. If you were ever at a world or Olympic competition, having to hear that same floor music 24 times was like waterboarding. The US and others tried to have them taken out of competition years before but the Communist block always refused, most believing because it allowed their semi-pro athletes an advantage.

by Anonymousreply 11911/23/2020

R119, I can see how hearing the same floor compulsory music all day long could've driven the judges crazy.

by Anonymousreply 12011/24/2020

The US still uses compulsory routines for lower divisions.

by Anonymousreply 12111/24/2020

It's also funny that the 1984 Compulsory Vault for women was the 1992 Compulsory Vault for men.

by Anonymousreply 12211/24/2020

Can someone tell me why Cathy Johnson looked like an old hag at 20?

by Anonymousreply 12311/24/2020

R123 = Beth Rybacki

by Anonymousreply 12411/24/2020

That's "Olympic Beam Bronze Medalist Kathy Johnson" to you, R123

by Anonymousreply 12511/24/2020

Speaking of compulsories, Mary Lou's compulsory beam was quite weak and unsteady. What was her score here?

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by Anonymousreply 12611/24/2020

Kathy was 24 at the Olympics and was still relatively attractive. She hit the wall soon after and that might have coincided with her first ever period, which she had after she retired.

by Anonymousreply 12711/24/2020

R123 tell me about it. It was really hard on me.

by Anonymousreply 12811/24/2020

R123 let me introduce you to one of the greatest series of threads on DL.

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by Anonymousreply 12911/24/2020

That really was a great thread, R129.

by Anonymousreply 13011/24/2020

R130 whenever I need a good laugh I re-read those threads. Especially the Nadia and Gina Gogean threads.

by Anonymousreply 13111/24/2020

She stole Tracee Talavera's career

by Anonymousreply 13211/24/2020

Muriel didn't yous teal Tracee's virginity? Or was that Marcia's?

by Anonymousreply 13311/24/2020

I've only heard Muriel Grossfield's commentary on a few old gym clips and I thought she was a man!

by Anonymousreply 13411/24/2020

MLR would have been a threat on VT and probably FX no matter where the Olympics were. An AA medal should have been out of her range but top 10(maybe top 5) would have been possible. She definitely should have won VT in 84

by Anonymousreply 13511/25/2020

Marcia Frederick was way stronger than Mary Lou.

by Anonymousreply 13611/25/2020

MLR would have most likely been top 5, not top 10 had the Soviet Bloc Countries turned up. Considering that the Games were held in the US, I have no doubt she actually would have medaled in the AA at a fully contested games, although I wouldn't have given her the Gold.

People forget that Mary Lou was actually a really good All-Around gymnast. She finished top 4 in every single one of the Women's Events, winning a medal on everything but Beam, where she finished 4th.

Those that say Szabo was robbed of the Gold fail to factor in that Szabo screwed herself out of the Gold by falling off Bars.

by Anonymousreply 13711/25/2020

R137, MLR was also undefeated in competition for two years prior to the Olympics. The last time she lost was to Dianne Durham at the LA warmups in 1982.

by Anonymousreply 13811/25/2020

I know, R138. I'm not the one arguing she wouldn't have won a medal.

People also aren't aware of how phenomenal she was on vault. She was throwing a full twisting Tsuk when no other woman was. Further, she was capable of doing a double twisting Tsuk which almost 40 years later, women still aren't really doing.

by Anonymousreply 13911/25/2020

[quote] Was she spraying shit all over the arena while tumbling and doing somersaults?

Mary Lou shat on the uneven bars right before Szabo's performance and that's why she fell on UB!

by Anonymousreply 14011/25/2020

MLR is stocky, but I felt her line was okay on bars and beam. The problem with here bars and beam was the very mediocre "flow" and lack of connectedness. I'm not talking "connections" in today's sense -but just an overall connection between elements that adds up to a coherent routine. Bars and beam, MLR had some nice elements that she could do well, but it all seemed a la carte - not made into anything more than the the parts. But, if she hit, she could do fairly well on those events. She was a good gymnast, she may not have won AA Gold without the boycott, but she also still could have done very well. We'll never know.

by Anonymousreply 14111/25/2020

Why didn't Mary Lou stick around for 1985?

by Anonymousreply 14211/25/2020

Side note - do the Chinese really care? Lol. Gymnastics is one of their premier sports and they have that massive state-run program. So you'd think it would drive them nuts that they haven't even really reached the "glory" you'd expect them to be seeking. The get team medals at WC and Olympics, but not gold. They've never won an AA gold, or really that many AA medals at all. They get their here and there beam and bars golds and also non-golds on those events fairly consistently. And then a random vault or floor medal every blue moon.

They've never really cashed all that talent in, and you'd think it would drive them nuts, but they never seemed particularly pressed about it. They seem to like innovating and being risky and letting the chips fall - which for them is often short of their potential.

by Anonymousreply 14311/25/2020

R142, stick around for what? And she did compete in 1985 at the American Cup... she did so partly to "prove" that her Olympic win wasn't a fluke.

Most gymnasts don't stick around and compete after winning the Olympic AA.

by Anonymousreply 14411/25/2020

And with all those endorsements and gymnastics tour/appearances money, it was probably best just to go out on top (even a boycotted top). Few Olympic athletes get those opportunities.

by Anonymousreply 14511/25/2020

[quotee]They've never won an AA gold, or really that many AA medals at all.

Excuse me?

by Anonymousreply 14611/25/2020

And the answer isn't that the women haven't won medals in China.. it's that they care more about their male gymnasts.

Also, Mo Huilan was robbed of the Gold in Atlanta... bastards couldn't even give her a medal.

by Anonymousreply 14711/25/2020

Sorry, R146, I was talking about just the Chinese women - I should have clarified.

by Anonymousreply 14811/25/2020

The Chinese female gymnasts are typically only 2 eventers.

Even Liu Xuan's AA Bronze in 2000 (first ever for China) was a fluke and she realistically wouldn't have even been in the top 10 had things not been so severely fucked up at those Games.

by Anonymousreply 14911/25/2020

The Chinese female gymnasts used to have a reputation for a). primarily being excellent on bars/beam, but lacking power on the floor/vault events (Mo Huilan and Cheng Fei being exceptions), and b). being major headcases. Just how many Chinese gymnasts fell/messed up on double tuck beam dismounts during Worlds/Olympic competitions?

As a fan of Chinese gymnasts in the '90s and early '00s, they were very frustrating and heartbreaking to watch in actual competition, especially team finals and AA. They rarely lived up to their potential.

Mo Huilan still remains their most complete gymnast. She had the whole package. (I was no fan of Zhang Nan).

by Anonymousreply 15011/25/2020

[quote]Mo Huilan still remains their most complete gymnast. She had the whole package.

Mo was virtually a carbon copy of Chen Cuiting. She even ended up using her floor music.

Most heartbreaking headcase of them all... Yang Bo.

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by Anonymousreply 15111/25/2020

R151, Yang Bo was probably my all-time favorite on Beam. She was certainly the best beam worker to never win a major title. Why didn't the coaches downgrade her BB dismount to, like, a double twist or something?

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by Anonymousreply 15211/25/2020

Getting back to the idea of the Chinese never seemingly being that pressed about their failures, you'd think maybe after all the not living up to potential, they'd revamp and beyond looking for the best technical gymnasts also filter them and see who is the mentally toughest - like go to Belu-style robots instead of athletes who may be be more spectacular and innovative but more prone to big mistakes/meltdowns. But, they've never done that. They seem to pride themselves more on the actual gymnastics (even if it often doesn't go well) than the results.

by Anonymousreply 15311/25/2020

R153, the Chinese women's gymnastics program seems to have peaked in 2008, when they won gold in Beijing. I thought they would keep building on that victory to remain a dominant superpower in the sport, but they have regressed. I know that they were considered a major disappointment in Rio, so I thought they would shake up their program?

Based on some of the vaults I've seen from their newer gymnasts, I don't know if it would hurt for them to get some new coaches in there?

by Anonymousreply 15411/25/2020

R152 because it wasn't an issue of her not being able to do the double back. She had no problem landing it as long as it wasn't during an Event Finals.

She was the most exquisite Beam Worker and the judges knew it, which is why they gave her such a big score in 92 during her compulsories where she essentially almost fell off. Still, that wasn't as big of a gift as they gave Bontas who nearly fell off 3 times and they still gave her a 9.9.

by Anonymousreply 15511/25/2020

Also, the one major beam title Yang Bo won was the World Cup... that performance is great.

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by Anonymousreply 15611/25/2020

If I wasn’t gay already I’d turn gay now. 🤮

by Anonymousreply 15711/25/2020

I forgot the team gold in 2008. But, still, China overall seems to underachieve.

by Anonymousreply 15811/25/2020

The Chinese are constantly low balled and robbed of medals.

Case in point... this only earned her a Bronze.

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by Anonymousreply 15911/25/2020

And this is what won Gold that year.

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by Anonymousreply 16011/25/2020

Mary Lou locked down all of her social media accounts after Dominique moceanu went after her for defending nassar and writing messages of support for him. She also publicized retton’s lobbying against the bill that Feinstein was pushing through about coaches and gyms reporting abuse because she knew it affect the kariolis.

by Anonymousreply 16111/25/2020

That's seems like bullshit, R159/R160.

Gina did have a better dismount - finished higher and stuck it. Both had two minor balance checks.

Kui's set seems to have a bit more difficulty - and considerably better line and amplitude.

Kui should have at least tied.

by Anonymousreply 16211/25/2020

R159, one of the most blatant instances of highway robbery. The judges just wanted to give Gogean a Happy Going Away Retirement party. The entire gymnastics fan community was outraged by that one. Kui should have won that one outright. No to Khorkina (another over-scored gymnast who was gifted many titles) tying or beating her either. I would have ranked that Final -- Gold: Kui, Silver: Khorkina, Bronze: Teza.

In other news, I'm still not convinced Gina Gogean isn't Nosferatu's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 16311/25/2020

Just for fun: Elvire Teza's under-appreciated, innovative routine in which she showcased two of her own unique skills -- a sideways Yang Bo leap, and a full-twisting Yurchenko loop. She only achieved a 6th place finish here.

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by Anonymousreply 16411/25/2020

She went to my school years after me. St.Peter’s Catholic, now Fairmont Catholic in Fairmont,WV.

by Anonymousreply 16511/25/2020

R161, I'm not surprised with Moceanu taking issue with Mary Lou, as she has always been one of the biggest cheerleaders and apologists for the Karolyis and their 'tactics.' Mary Lou, Strug, and Zmeskal really.

by Anonymousreply 16611/25/2020

Yeah, but Moceanu is problematic in her own right. She blames everyone else for her abusive parents... but her parents.

by Anonymousreply 16711/25/2020

R167, also true. Dominique has had her moments when she's been a hot mess and she's a bit drama-prone.

by Anonymousreply 16811/25/2020

Moceanu has also spent the last 10 years trying to look like a Kardashian!

by Anonymousreply 16911/25/2020

The best performance on Rings ever.

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by Anonymousreply 17011/25/2020

Does Mary Lou's pussy stink?

by Anonymousreply 171Last Thursday at 12:03 AM

She never has the restraint of a Peggy Fleming or a Dorothy Hamilton.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Thursday at 12:10 AM

Gay guys feels so butch mocking a 4'9" woman.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Thursday at 3:06 AM

R173 Midgets are immune to criticism, frau?

by Anonymousreply 174Last Thursday at 8:02 AM

R169, I haven't really followed Moceanu on social media. How dissappointing if she went the Kardashian route..

by Anonymousreply 175Last Sunday at 5:45 PM

[quote]How does she have 65,000 followers?

You know Americans and their thing about TEETH

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by Anonymousreply 176Last Sunday at 5:55 PM

Mary Lou is loved because she was the best ever Tiny Tim

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by Anonymousreply 177Last Sunday at 6:00 PM

My pussy stinks!

by Anonymousreply 178Last Sunday at 6:02 PM

She has always seemed like a handful to me. I remember reading one of my mom's women's magazines in the 1980s (don't you Mary me, I'll Mary you back, you know you did it too) and there was this "Mary Lou Retton's Morning Exercise Routine" article and she just seemed EXHAUSTING. Her IG looks exactly like I imagined it would.

by Anonymousreply 179Last Sunday at 8:22 PM
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