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363: Five Is the New Four ...Is the New Five

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Published on 14 May 2019 / In

ALL GYMTERNET NEWS, ALL THE TIME Dumpster fire news  It has been yet another terrible month for USAG (a theme???) The Li Li Today interview disaster The further mess of the botched hiring of Edward Nyman Whose side are we on here? And is it no one's? (It's no one's) A deep dive into the unprofessional incompetence of everyone ever Seriously Terin? The Terin Humphrey Facebook nonsense. The disastrous, unacceptable debacle that was Mary Lou's latest TV appearance NCAA Coaching Musical Chairs (41:20) Jordyn Wieber is the new head coach at Arkansas What do we think of this move? Is 23 too young to be a head coach? And most importantly, should Chris Brooks be her assistant? Chris Waller has been named head coach at UCLA What does a successful Chris Waller tenure look like? We discuss both results and bras. Guess who brought up which topic. More from the NCAA coaching carousel, including all the changes at Utah Olympic and World Championship news  (55:30) Olympic teams are returning to FIVE (count 'em five) members in 2024. We have extensive thoughts and further proposals, some of them radical World championships will cap the number of competitors and introduce a qualification process starting in 2022. There are really strict leotard rules for team and individual competitors in 2020 for some reason. DRAH-MAAAAAA in the awarding of 2023 worlds. It involves taking people to court over a lack of numerical specificity in deadlines. Spencer is in heaven. Important robot judging news. PLUS At the Heart of Gold is now available on HBO. Jessica tells us about the premiere, and we discuss overall thoughts and play "what we've learned since." Olympic. Channel. Svetlana. Khorkina. Documentary. New recruiting rules in NCAA (finally!) Diego Hypolito comes out Jordan Schwikert, Alyssa Baumann, and Tasha Schwikert have testified in TX about a MeToo bill Simone does her second SI Swimsuit Shoot, and Jessica explains to Spencer why it actually matters Chinese Nationals!!! (1:36:32) Tingting is the national AA champion and UB champion—and is also brilliantly Netherlands-ing the crap out of floor The craziness of event finals, where Fan Yilin missed on bars, everybody fell on beam, and Zhang Jin had the most sad-larious floor leap miss-save in history. SHANG CHUNSONG won the floor title, but the true winner was her shirt World tumbling champion Jia Fangfang has made huge strides on floor We have three new perfect junior obsessions: Ou Yushan, Luo Rui, and Guan Chenchen, who is a silly little goose who is dancing constantly Plus, the most perfect PBars routine ever. FURTHER READING The Only Gymnast That Mattered: The Svetlana Khorkina Story Things Are Happening – May 9, 2019 Perfect Chinese Beamers Who Never Saw the Light of Day Gymnastics GIFs for All Occasions: Part 2 SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. RELATED EPISODES 362: Morgan Hurd & Heath Thorpe 361: 2019 NCAA Nationals 360: European Championships & NCAAs Preview 359: Sudden Death Regionals & Morgiboo Magic 358: Regionals Preview, Shire Brown, Olivera, Ruddock  

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