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Discussion in 'Personal' started by gargs, Jul 31, 2012.
Not sure I can stand another day like yesterday...
but I'm watching it anyway!
They are so graceful, aren't they?
I don't like the bar though - it terrifies me!
Women? Most of them look like KS3. I hope they're not on whatever the Soviets gave their girl gymnasts to stop periods and breasts growing. Olga Korbut is about my age, yet looks like a babushka as a result.
I think the youngest in team GB is 15, but some of them are as much as 21!
Oksana Chusovitina from Germany (Orignially USSR then Uzbekistan) is 37. She's in the vault final.
We're not going to get a team medal anyway.
Bloody hell, 21. I've socks older than that. I hope whatever they're doing now affect their bodies and health in later life.
I was hoping that there is a 'doesn't' missing from that sentence!
It's extremes, isn't it? I'm sure what they are doing now can't be as bad for their bodies as the kids the same age whose only exercise is tottering around on high heels whilst necking alcopops.
And Bob - about those socks....
Oh maybe there is. I do hope so.
Does anyone know why some of the team are wearing red and the rest are wearing blue?
Thought that was uncharacteristically mean of you, BV.
GB is in blue - USA and Canada are in red
You're right. Think I was confused by some footage from a previous day when they were wearing red.
One thing I've always been curious about is where some womens gymnasts wear gym shoes but most have bare feet - is there a rule about this or is it preference?
Beth Tweddle bucks the usual trend as she is 27. She's also still extremely good.
Any of you older ones remember Elena Mukhina? Back in the Nellie Kim days or Natalya Shaposhnikova (who never ever smiled?)
I remember she broke her neck, but did not know she had died at the tender age of 46 from her quadroplegic injuries until I just checked her out on Wiki.
Yes I do remember her. I didn't know she had died. That's sad.
The USA team were awesome today - they looked to be in a class of their own.
Beth looked good on the bars - keeping fingers crossed for the bars final.
I always hated the beam - it really hurts when you fall on it. That said I damaged my neck falling off the bars, doing something really easy as well - it is usually the case as you don't concentrate quite as much.
Beth Tweddle is 27 and considered fairly ancient in gymnastic terms. However, there is a German gymnast competing at the age of 38! Her story is that she competed for the Soviet Union. Then, she moved to Germany, got citizenship and starting competing again in order to make money to pay for her son's cancer treatment. Amazing story.