Archive for April, 2016

Simone’s New Floor Routine

April 27, 2016

Simone debuted her new floor routine at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships.  When I heard she was getting a new floor, I was looking forward to it because although Team Simone does a good job at putting together floor routines, there were a couple of things about her last routine that I really hated.  The stupid “oh” sound effect and the strange ass ending pose.  Apparently, she feels the exact opposite because those two things have been put into this new routine too.  I should have seen the ending pose coming because it was also used in her floor routine from 2014.

Simone is one of the latest “power” gymnasts from the US who also has a good track record for putting together nicely choreographed routines.  I wouldn’t give her anything less than a B for all her routines going back to 2010.  Actually, I’ll have to give her extra credit for basically having a new floor routine every year.  With other gymnasts, if you don’t like their routine, you’re stuck looking at it for three or four years.  So we’ll say B+.


Chinese Training: Rio Edition

April 27, 2016

A video from the Economist about Chinese gymnastics training. It focuses on trampoline.

LOL! The US Team Needs To Wear This Leo!

April 8, 2016

espnW and Marvel teamed up to create super hero drawings of 25 influential women in sports. Simone Biles is one of the 25 and she’s wearing a really great leo.