Author: Gymnastics Fans' Confessions

“Gymternet poll: Would Katy Perry have been a …

“Gymternet poll: Would Katy Perry have been a better USAG CEO than Kerry Perry? (Yes I know this lame joke is months late but what can I say brilliance hits you when it hits you)”

“In 7 years since 2010 Larisa increased her BB…

“In 7 years since 2010 Larisa increased her BB SV only by 4 tenths. After Forminte left, Belu and Bitang only taught her 2 skills, the layout and the layout full. Then the Moldovan came in 2015 and she leans no new skill, no new connection. So why is she not raining under Forminte and Cosma yet???”

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“I’m wondering what Filiorianu could have achi…

“I’m wondering what Filiorianu could have achieved as a WAG gymnast. Being born in 99 she would have been coached by Forminte (not B&B who pretty much ruined the national team). Would she have been like Ioana & Stela(good on BB&UB) or like Denisa and Sandra(good on VT&FX)? How many medals could she have won? Would she have been a good AAer? Would she have just given up?”

“I know I’m laaaate to this, but I’ve just dis…

“I know I’m laaaate to this, but I’ve just discovered that there’s apparently quite a lot of fanfiction shipping real life gymnasts (mostly Aly and Aliya). Am I the only one who finds that incredibly creepy? These are real people, who probably are aware of it (and we haven’t even gotten into how they were underage when the shipping started!)! Imagine how that would make you feel!”

“Want an example of a gymnast peaking perfectl…

“Want an example of a gymnast peaking perfectly? Ana Maria Tamirjan in 2008. In 2007 she was all over the place, but come 2008 she was little miss consistent. At Euros she snick in for a floor medal and at the Olympics on a cracked femur she debuted new harder tumbling, and a never competed prior DTY which was stuck in TF. She was also underrated as fuck (huge reason for Romania 2008 bronze) and got no air time compared to her team mates like Nistor who scored lower on VT, BB, FX and Izbasa on VT. And she low key stuck all of her dismount landings (all 4 events) in 2008 Olympic team finals.”

“Whatever happened to Skrypnik? She was right …

“Whatever happened to Skrypnik? She was right up there with Melnikova and Eremina as juniors.”

“I wasn’t aware that the only support for vict…

“I wasn’t aware that the only support for victims has to be public that everyone can see. People may have reached out privately. You don’t know and have no right to judge something like this.”

“‘It doesn’t matter how young, experienced or …

“‘It doesn’t matter how young, experienced or inconsistent our team is we just have to hit once per year at worlds qualifying’ – Romania at 2018 worlds, basically

No but seriously I have no frackin idea how they managed to get through bars and beam cleanly with those line ups based on this year. Mad props.”

“Valeria Osipova posted a story working on a M…

“Valeria Osipova posted a story working on a Moors *screams*”