Raisman, Kormann, and Daggett Weigh In

Aly tweeted that it was disappointing with the MIAA cutting boy’s gym.  She also said that the spokesmoron calling gymnastics a girls’ sport fuckin’ sucked.

Okay, so she didn’t exactly say that.

Raisman is not the only local Olympic gymnast who is disappointed with the MIAA’s plan to drop boys’ gymnastics.

Peter Kormann, a Braintree High school alum who won a bronze medal in the 1976 Olympics, said he hopes the MIAA board of directors will reverse their decision.

“I think it’s a shame,” said Kormann, in a recent telephone interview. “I thought it was a poor decision. There’s nothing to be gained here.”

Another Olympic medalist from Massachusetts, Tim Daggett, who competed on West Springfield High School’s gymnastics team and won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, said he was “disgusted” with the MIAA’s decision.

I read all this good stuff on Boston.com.

The 2013 American cup is going to be in Worcester, Massachusetts.  I don’t know if NBC will allow Tim to do this, but it would be so great if he could mention this on air.  Or, if Aly gets interviewed, she talks about it.  Or if the gymnasts, on the floor and off, and spectators too could wear t-shirts that say, I don’t know, something that’s pro-boys gymnastics.

Or maybe they should not say anything.  The real issue is the lack of support for Boys’ Gymnastics.  It’s going to take a lot more than temporary outrage to fix that.

 

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