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    Gymnast Alicia Sacramone going for Gold in London

    Hope she makes the team and can accomplish her goal.

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-fr...going-for-gold

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    I used to think gymnasts, like skaters, had a relatively short competitive shelf - life. However, Germany's Oskana Chusovitina has been competing since 1990. So, if Alicia is trained and ready, I wish her well.

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    Pretty sure if you had been training your whole life for the olympics and you made an extremely uncharacteristic mistake you would be pretty upset. and this is what she was suffering in 2008. All the best.

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    Lambourne, Welcome to Golden Skate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_SKATES View Post
    I used to think gymnasts, like skaters, had a relatively short competitive shelf - life. However, Germany's Oskana Chusovitina has been competing since 1990. So, if Alicia is trained and ready, I wish her well.
    For real? Since 1990? That's incredibly impressive--as if Shizuka were still skating competitively. If Alicia can get herself onto the team, I'll certainly root for her.

    Welcome, Lambourne! We hope to hear more from you going forward.

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    I've always been a fan of Svetlana Khorkina, what a tough woman, she completed for so long and wasn't afraid to admit she wanted to win. Glad these girls from 2008 are trying for it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    For real? Since 1990? That's incredibly impressive
    Not even that, but she has a child as well, which is basically unheard of. She's amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    For real? Since 1990? That's incredibly impressive--as if Shizuka were still skating competitively. If Alicia can get herself onto the team, I'll certainly root for her.
    About Chusovitina not only does she compete but she keeps getting medals, this past weekend it was the Euro Championships of gymnastics and she won a silver medal at vault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexeifan View Post
    I've always been a fan of Svetlana Khorkina, what a tough woman, she completed for so long and wasn't afraid to admit she wanted to win. Glad these girls from 2008 are trying for it again.

    Too bad our gymnast and skaters can't be as verbal on their thoughts as she was.
    Last edited by Johar; 05-15-2012 at 01:03 PM.

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    Just read that Shawn Johnson is going to compete for a spot on the Olympics team. I'm really curious how she'll do after tearing her ACL - I assume she had it repaired because I can't imagine competing in gymnastics without it.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympi...211635709.html

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