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Olympic Gymnastics!

 
 
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2012 10:16 am
Olympic vault history...
http://mlkshk.com/r/I919
Where do we go from here?
engineer
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2012 10:21 am
@Irishk,
Nice comparison. I saw some posts of Olga Korbut on the uneven bars. Some of her routines are illegal now but I don't know that anyone does it any better then she did in '72.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2012 10:58 am
@engineer,
Ah, I remember Olga..
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 01:07 pm
@ossobuco,
Here is an article about Olga changing gymnastics....

imagine one of her key moves is now illegal

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/06/sport/olympics-olga-korbut-gymnastics-munich-anniversary/index.html?hpt=hp_bn4
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 01:19 pm
@Linkat,
I enjoyed that. One of the guys I worked with had a huge crush on her, big photo of her on his laboratory wall. That was fun then, to talk about the olympics at work.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 01:38 pm
@ossobuco,
I remember being young and watching her. I still remember her first olympics - do you remember? If I do remember correctly, she was actually an alternate and at the last minute replaced another - don't remember why most likely because of an injury.

At the time she was very young compared to the others and she messed up big time I think it was her first time out there and left in tears. And then she came back - I remember everyone loving her come back and seeing her floor exercise. That was great fun to watch.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 02:26 pm
@Linkat,
I don't remember the specifics, but I remember liking her.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 02:48 pm
@ossobuco,
The Korbut Flip
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 02:53 pm
@engineer,
And now we have Gabby Douglas! Smile

Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 02:55 pm
@jcboy,
SPOILER ALERT -


Sadly Gabby did not medal in uneven bars today...
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 07:13 pm
@Linkat,
She's good but I thought medaling in the uneven bars with the Russians and Romanians there was a tall order.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 07:57 pm
@engineer,
Ok, that makes me cry. (the good kind of cry)
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 06:30 am
@engineer,
well we have balance beam and floor today - any chances for the US? I look ahead of time so let me know if you would want me to post - I'll avoid it if others want to watch on TV...
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 07:51 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
well we have balance beam and floor today - any chances for the US? I look ahead of time so let me know if you would want me to post - I'll avoid it if others want to watch on TV...


Chances, yes. And certainly better than our chances were on the uneven bars.

But just because the US is a legitimate contender doesn't mean we'll actually win.

I look ahead of time too (I can't stand the tension of not knowing when I watch), but I haven't looked yet. Balance beam should be getting done with any time now, so maybe I'll go look.

BTW, in addition to the two women's events, we have two guys who qualified for the men's high bar, and that is also today.

Might be best to not post spoilers. I wouldn't mind myself, but others actually like the tension of "not knowing" when they watch something.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 07:56 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

well we have balance beam today - any chances for the US?
It started just now ...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 08:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,
It only can become better!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 08:20 am
@Walter Hinteler,
yeah I have a meeting coming up - after that I was going to take a peek - I won't spoil for others.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 08:25 am

Balance Beam results are in, for anyone who does want to look them up.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 09:21 am

Men's high bar is completed.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 10:12 am

Floor Exercise is done. That's the last of the Artistic Gymnastics for this Olympics.
 

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