1. fuckyeahsubjectivesports:

    they never fucking told nastia to smile more. fuck that. why the hell should aliya smile more? you know what’s appealing about her? the fact that she does really fucking hard gymnastics really fucking well and is the first russian world all-around champion since…

    a very good point, because nastia has indeed caught lots of shit for not smiling.  i would bet money (a small amount, because i’m poor) though that ig & dwight never threw any.  they have a huge hard-on for nastia which makes me rather queasy.

    it basically just sucks that gymn fans have to rely on them for news and such, since there is so little other reporting about gymnastics out there. 

     
  2. how come nastia never did anything this interesting in her competition set?

    how come nastia never did anything this interesting in her competition set?

    (Source: saferinthestatic)

     
  3. coupla things…

    …about the revelations this IG interview with rebecca bross holds:

    Initially diagnosed as a stress reaction prior to worlds, the hot spot on Bross’ ankle developed into a stress fracture. On Tuesday, Bross underwent surgery, in which doctors inserted two screws into the bone to ensure the fracture heals properly.

    IG stopped by WOGA in Plano, Texas, to chat with Bross a few days before her ankle surgery. The injury limited Bross to mainly uneven bars and conditioning, while her training partners in Liukin’s group showed off some impressive new skills for the upcoming season. Grace McLaughlin, a senior next year, threw a beautiful Jaeger-half on uneven bars, while Katelyn Ohashi, a senior in 2013, tumbled a 2 1/2, Rudi combination on floor. Nastia Liukin — who only recently returned to training full-time as she tests the waters for a comeback — looked outstanding, and caught a new layout Jaeger from elgrip. Two-time world team member Ivana Hong, who also trains under Liukin and Kamalova, looked physically fit after a torn ACL in February.

    1.) so she was competing on a broken ankle in rotterdam (or broke it while in the process of competing there). that’s two broken ankles at major events in three years!  go marta, 2-for-3!

    2.) katelyn ohashi is somethin’ else.

    3.) a layout jaeger is cool.  what exactly does “outstanding” mean?

    4.) sounds like valeri is really taking his cues from the chinese.

     
  4. gymnasticsislife:

I see ivana in training gear! Yay!

my thoughts exactly about this photo!

    gymnasticsislife:

    I see ivana in training gear! Yay!

    my thoughts exactly about this photo!

     
  5. Caydee Denney, Alissa Czisny, Rachael Flatt, Meryl Davis, Nastia Liukin, Hollie Vise, Courtney Kupets, and Courtney McCool backstage at the 2010 Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

    Caydee Denney, Alissa Czisny, Rachael Flatt, Meryl Davis, Nastia Liukin, Hollie Vise, Courtney Kupets, and Courtney McCool backstage at the 2010 Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular