Category: gymternet

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Who else found the MLT gymcastic interview extremely painful to listen to?

Norah // UCLA at Woodward

Norah // UCLA at Woodward

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Worlds prediction asks

1. Who will be on team USA? (If known, who is your fav?)

2.  Who will be on team Russia?  (If known, who is your fav?)

3.  Who will be on team China?  (If known, who is your fav?)

4.  Who will be on team Great Britain?  (If known, who is your fav?)

5. Who will be on the AA podium?

6.  Who will be on the VT podium?

7.  Who will be on the UB podium?

8.  Who will be on the BB podium?

9.  Who will be on the FX podium?

10. Which teams will be in the top 4?

11. Which teams will place 5-8?

12. Who will place in the top 8 AA?

13. Who will come 4th in the AA?

14. Who will surprise us and make the VT final?

15.  Who will surprise us and make the UB final?

16.  Who will surprise us and make the BB final?

17.  Who will surprise us and make the FX final?

18. Name your dream VT final line up?

19.  Name your dream UB final line up?

20.  Name your dream BB final line up?

21.  Name your dream FX final line up?

22.  Name your dream AA top 6?

23. Whose routine are you most excited to see?

24.  Whose routine are you most nervous to watch?

25. Who will break your heart?

26. Who do you most wish could compete this year?

27. Who deserves to make a final but wont?

28. Who will hit all of their leaps?

29. Who will stick all of their landings?

30. Who won’t do any wolf turns?

31. Who will have the most artistic FX?

32. Who is your most unrealistic hope for a medal?

33. Who will be the most underscored?

34. Who will fall out of their turns?

35. Who will get a skill named after them?

36. Who do you not want to medal?

37. Who will perform the best from team China?

38.  Who will perform the best from team Great Britain?

39.  Who will perform the best from team Germany?

40.  Who will perform the best from team Brazil?

41. What color leos will the USA wear in podium training, quals and team final?

42.  Who will have the prettiest leo in the AA?

43. What country will have the best leo?

44. What country will have the most controversial leo?

45. Who will win the Longines Prize for Elegance?

46. Who would you award the Longines Prize for Elegance to?

47. What will be the most controversial EF?

48. Who will be the most supportive team mate?

49. Who will make a new cute international friendship?

50.  Who will peak at this worlds?

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All the gymnasts leaving supportive comments on Larisa’s post about getting her third surgery 😭😭😭

“win medals, grow the sport, increase visibili…

Why is this still the mission statement for USA gymnastics? 

Is “winning medals” really still the first and foremost goal after everything that has come to light?

Bailie Key came forward as one of Nassar’s sur…

Bailie Key came forward as one of Nassar’s survivors. Source: https://twitter.com/Bailie_Key/status/1037103879010377728

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MLT: *publicly victim blames sexual assault victims, treats her gymnasts like shit, weighs gymnasts in front of each other, encourages toxic body image, has gymnasts who are obviously afraid of her etc etc etc*

Gymternet: *Calls her out on her shit*

MLT: I’m being BULLIED!

simonebiles international friendships to las…

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simonebiles international friendships to last a lifetime 🇫🇷
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Aly Raisman on USAG appointing Mary Lee Tracy …

Aly Raisman on USAG appointing Mary Lee Tracy as elite development coordinator 

So how long until there’s a master post …

So how long until there’s a master post full of receipts on MLT?

I’ll start one:

“My Olympians have all worked with Larry. We were all defending him because he has helped so many kids in their careers. He has protected them, taken care of them, worked with me and worked with their parents. He’s been amazing.” 

Source: https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/sex-abuse-testimony-other-adults-let-this-happen/lxhgt2C9gH9P28przhQ6dO/

In 1998, U.S. champion Beckerman, then 17, left her family in New Jersey to train at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy under Mary Lee Tracy, who had been on the coaching staffs for the 1996 Olympics and six World Championships.

Many elite coaches, athletes said, try to control every aspect of a gymnast’s life. “Mary Lee used to ask me to hate my mom,” Beckerman said. “She would always say, `You don’t want to be like your mother, do you?’ She said my mom was wishy-washy.”

Although Beckerman is critical of Tracy now, the coach said they once shared a common goal — the Olympic Games.

“I just want to say that I am disappointed to hear that these are Alyssa’s memories of her time with me in Cincinnati,” Tracy, who coached Beckerman for three years, said in a statement. “We did our best to help her and her family reach Alyssa’s goal of making an Olympic team. Our staff thought we all worked well together during her short time at Cincinnati Gymnastics.”

In the year leading up to the 2000 Olympics, Beckerman said Tracy had her training as much as 10 hours a day while consuming fewer than 1,100 calories — 400 calories less than the recommended daily figure for a moderately active 2-year-old, 25-pound toddler, according to the Baylor College of Medicine.

Beckerman, in fact, said she was downing anti-inflammatory drugs more often than she was eating.

She was taking Advil by the handful, in addition to Vioxx and Celebrex. She also was receiving monthly cortisone shots.

It was a familiar routine for Beckerman, who would suffer nine broken bones and undergo two surgeries during her career.

When her training shifted to the pre-Olympic camp at the Karolyis’ ranch, at the end of a dusty red dirt road deep in a central Texas forest, Beckerman said her wrist throbbed constantly. She said the combination of drugs and nerves worn thin from Tracy’s criticism and the pressure of an Olympic year left her in so much stomach pain she could barely stand.

The only time the pain was close to tolerable, Beckerman said, “was when I was lying in the fetal position.”

She was in the middle of a 20-minute running exercise conducted by Bela Karolyi when she became sick and rushed to the bathroom.

Beckerman had a bleeding ulcer.

“I was worried that they would accuse me of faking it,” she said. So she struggled, doubled over, back into the gym to get a USA Gymnastics staff member to return with her to the bathroom to verify her problem.

“You need to come with me,” she recalled saying. “There’s something wrong.”

Beckerman’s account was corroborated by other athletes.

Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/23/out-of-balance-a-look-inside-usa-gymnastics-culture-of-abuse/

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