"Right now, I’m somewhere between 20-30 hours a week, so it’s still been a lot. It’s not as many as it was in the months building up to London, but I’m still working towards that number. I just have to pace myself." ~Aly Raisman (on training hours)
I take a tumblr break for 2 months and suddenly have 100+ new followers? lolllllllll. I should get back to business! AmCup soon.
And maybe I’ll actually work out a worlds ranking system. Trying to figure that out caused me to take a tumblr break!
Shannon and Simone own this dismount, especially when compared side by side to Ponor (and lesser extent, Lilypod).
(Source: starkofwinterfell, via datdoubleback)
Beth Tweddle should have won the uneven bars final at the 2012 Olympics, even though her landing was not flawless, her routine in the whole was.
That clunky dismount was the difference between gold and bronze. She was awarded the right medal for the performance she delivered.
#at least she won an Olympic Medal
Wait, so are Aly's beam leaps actually 'okay'? I always hear complaints abut how they're horrible and should have deductions..
I’m fine with her switch leaps and split jumps. They hit 180 now and are square.
Her switch ring isn’t quite there in terms of the back leg extension and arch, but it’s not awful.
Her tour jete 1/2s and Gogeans are slightly messy but don’t bother me.
The ones I have the most issues with are her switch 1/1 on floor and her switch 1/2 on beam - those two don’t have even split and have some serious issues with her hips being out of position and are honestly kind of ugly.
But the others aren’t so bad.
TPQOST sums it up nicely.