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Aly Raisman’s Speech

I was never a big Aly Raisman fan, but I am now. As another survivor said, Aly Raisman has grown from a frightened girl to a strong woman who has come back to destroy Dr. Nassar’s world.  I hope that … Continue reading

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Simone Biles and the Appeal of Gymnastics

Just before the last Olympics, I wrote several articles about The Problem of Gymnastics.  The articles dealt with the numerous injuries that seem to plague the gymnasts.  The very real danger that the gymnasts face makes it difficult for me … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman and the myth of artistic gymnastics part 2

So, I’ve already talked about how artistry and beauty are not synonymous.  So, what is artistry? Now is the point of the article where I cop out.  I’m not going to give a definition of artistry.  However, I am going … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman and the myth of artistic gymnastics part 1

A month ago(!) the Olympics ended, hard to believe.  However, I have been thinking about this issue since then, and I think I am finally ready to write about it. When Aly Raisman won the Gold Medal for floor, many … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part Trois

1 Aliya Mustafina wins Uneven Bars gold This is a wonderful surprise.  Aliya was definitely a favorite to win bars, with an incredibly high start value, but still, I was not quite expecting her to win.  I had my money … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part deux

Ok, I never took French in my life, so cut me some slack… 1 Gabby Douglas wins gold in the Women’s AA I already mentioned Gabby, but I have to mention her again.  Who’d have thought at the beginning of … Continue reading

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My complaint about Komova

This might be the most controversial post I ever write. I have a bit of a beef with Viktoria Komova.  No, it’s not what you think… Viktoria Komova is an amazing gymnast.  She is deceptively powerful, and she can out … Continue reading

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The Flying Squirrel Overachieves

Congratulations Gabby Douglas.  She did what I hoped she would do.  She hit all four routines. Oh, she also won. It would have been nice if Viktoria Komova had won, especially since the US got team gold.  She is a … Continue reading

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Kohei don’t be scared, it’s just Yin!

Lol, Kohei is absolutely terrified of Yin.  Don’t worry Kohei, you’ll get used to him. Good job Kohei, we knew you could do it.  Oh, props to Danell for coming back to snatch bronze.  

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USA Women win team gold!

I’m old enough to remember when the US women won gold in Atlanta Georgia. Now, it’s only five girls instead of seven, but I’m still thrilled. U S A!  U S A!  Oh, before I forget, kudos to the British … Continue reading

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