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Thread: Skating & Gymnastics (Offshoot from Yuna/Orser coaching breakup thread)

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    I was also shocked to read that Marylou was not Karoly's first choise as top athlete, she was the alternative, I have to go back to the book to remember who his top athlete was then.

    Korbut I so like watching her videos, I like her pigtails also!
    I really want to post my fav videos, but later sometime, I want to watch all videos of wedding& show of S/Z that I missed this weekend!!!

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    and don't forget Keri Strug's brave vault on an injured ankle.

    I thik that Mag 7 were also so outstanding due to recovering from some performance mishaps and still winning OGM. The entire group was charismatic.

    It was a life changing moment for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyang View Post
    and don't forget Keri Strug's brave vault on an injured ankle.

    I thik that Mag 7 were also so outstanding due to recovering from some performance mishaps and still winning OGM. The entire group was charismatic.

    It was a life changing moment for all of them.
    I remember an old SNL skit when Kerri came on the show with Dan Akroyd playing Bela.
    It was similar to this ESPN clip - but was funnier!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNlHL...ext=1&index=44

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    I havent seen 1988 winter Olys but I watched Seoul in real time although I cant remember too much in details, but this is the most intense memory I have
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuobnuCpJKw

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I havent seen 1988 winter Olys but I watched Seoul in real time although I cant remember too much in details, but this is the most intense memory I have
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuobnuCpJKw
    Thanks she was marvelous!
    Here she is again - different style and so elegant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaKxA0fZvHc&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I havent seen 1988 winter Olys but I watched Seoul in real time although I cant remember too much in details, but this is the most intense memory I have
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuobnuCpJKw
    Oh my. You know, I don't know if there has ever been a skater with as much attitude as Boginskaya. She sizzled. She was unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    ETA: I remember Olga Korbut charming the world with her routines. Here is her floor exercise:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJOBsLQh4w&NR=1

    She was the first to really get me interested in gymnastics.
    Maybe seniorita or some others will add a few clips of favorite performances over the years.
    Oh, wonderful!! I'd never really seen Olga Korbut's gymnastics. That made me remember something. I remember at my ballet school we all were rivetted by the gymnastic competition in 1992. And one of my ballet teachers talked about how it would drive her bananas that the gymnasts stopped in the middle of their floor routines to take a deep breath before the tumbling passes. And she said she felt that woudl be corrected in years to come. Well, it hasn't of course. But I noticed that Olga Korbut didn't do that in her routine. I wonder if all this stopping was made necessary because the tumbling passes became more difficult?

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    I had to look the terminology in english, but yes it is breathing point, concetration point and creates a bit of anticipation for judges. Basically is a point to take off anxiety and doubt. I liked the Korbut's routine but she was light and fast, in some other athletes it might look like they are chased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    Oh my. You know, I don't know if there has ever been a skater with as much attitude as Boginskaya. She sizzled. She was unique.
    yes she was, if I have to have a childhood idol, she is the one for me

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    All I can say is let's continue to beat a "dead horse."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    All I can say is let's continue to beat a "dead horse."
    Keep it up and you will be "barred" from this thread Ms smarty pants
    Let's have a bit more "balance" in your comments, and not the same old familiar "ring."

    If not posters here will be forced to "pommel" you to the "floor." And we can all use the "exercise" and won't hesitate to "meet" you on the "mats" for a little wrestling lesson

    Here is the "trickster" Amy Chow talking about the USA team from 2000 receiving the Team Bronze ten years later. Bela was right - and probably right about 2008. China is using 6 year olds at the Olympics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fnuXKwtiM

    Still, if they are that young and can win - why not let them have it
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzjkVyImJ8

    And she deserved to get the gold back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzjkVyImJ8

    And she deserved to get the gold back...
    I agree with you and felt so bad for Andreea. I thought she was great and it was really bad and unfair when they took her Gold away. I hope someday she gets it back but even if she did it wouldn't be the same.

    There is something I always loved about the Romanian girls!

    A clip from 2000 about Andreea this unfortunate decision:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD1no...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    and won't hesitate to "meet" you on the "mats" for a little wrestling lesson
    Sounds like fun to me, maybe I'll keep it up!!!!

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    actually I think Raducan had appealed to CaS and now they got the decision(Yay 10 years later!!!) which was in favor of her and called her innocent but they didn t give her medal back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    actually I think Raducan had appealed to CaS and now they got the decision(Yay 10 years later!!!) which was in favor of her and called her innocent but they didn t give her medal back.
    Didn't the Romanian government give Andreea a special medal....ala Plushy's medal presented to him by his fans?

    It seems strange, practically worthless to declare her innocent and not award her with a Gold medal.

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