Archive for March, 2013

Dave Beats Me To Dissing Simone

March 5, 2013

He doesn’t think she’s great because he says she lacks grace.  I don’t think she’s great because she lacks polish.  She’s singing the same old tune of the uber talent with coaches who just don’t develop her properly and that makes me want to hurl.  I can’t stand it when these kids who are just so gifted show up in elite with fugness that just shouldn’t be there.  They’ve been let down by their coaches and that’s just so fucked up.  

Simone has proven that all is not lost.  I’m still pissed that she’s having to dig herself out of a hole she just shouldn’t be in. 

Yvette Moshage Injuries

March 5, 2013

Coach Rick has a post about Yvette Moshage.  Somebody made a little documentary about her.  Anyway,

Yvette — like so many other gymnasts — injured ACL on competition Beam mats, despite not making a major error on landing.

I figured I had to see what this landing that contained no major errors looked like.  When I saw it, I have to say that although the landing really doesn’t look that bad, it still looks like she actually is making a major error.  Twisting into the ground.  On that particular landing, she combined it with a bit of a locked knew landing.  That combination was probably the killer. 

I checked out some other videos of her her on youtube and it looked like she was landing short over and over that year.  Maybe it wasn’t a really, super obvious twist into the ground but when you think about how many times she had to have done that dismount, each time with an incomplete twist.  It’s no wonder, her knee finally just said fuck it. 

2008 Jr. Europeans EF

2008 Dutch Semi Finals

2008 Top Gym

Under Armour Sponsors USAG

March 5, 2013

For the next eight years, Under Armour will be the official gear provider for USAG.  The actual manufacturer of the leotards will continue to be GK.  Under Armour provides gear for several college teams all ready.  I guess the gear at American Cup was Under Armour.