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my-bff-nastia:

Aliya Mustafina on beam. SORRY I LAUGHED AT THE COMMENTATOR’S NOISE SHE MADE WHEN ALIYA FELL.

OMG LAUREN CAN ME AND YOU COMMENTATE TOGETHER!?

I loooooove Aliya’s switch to Onodi to side aerial though. PLEASE KEEP TRYING TO CONNECT IT.

my-bff-nastia:

lifeandgymnastics:

my-bff-nastia:

lifeandgymnastics:

She isn’t do the switch half + Onodi + double anymore?

No, she did the double near the beginning! 

I wonder why she took out the switch half, is there a link!?

Sorry, it was def a switch half, I just wrote switch!!

OH OKAY! I think i might like this beam set if she takes out the arabian. Hahahahaha.

I loooooove Aliya’s switch to Onodi to side aerial though. PLEASE KEEP TRYING TO CONNECT IT.

my-bff-nastia:

lifeandgymnastics:

She isn’t do the switch half + Onodi + double anymore?

No, she did the double near the beginning! 

I wonder why she took out the switch half, is there a link!?

I loooooove Aliya’s switch to Onodi to side aerial though. PLEASE KEEP TRYING TO CONNECT IT.

She isn’t do the switch half + Onodi + double anymore?

gymnastisism:

This has probably already been posted, but here you go.

Preach real hard.

gymnastisism:

This has probably already been posted, but here you go.

Preach real hard.

jordynslefteyebrow:

At some point in our lives we all meet someone who changes our lives. I happened to meet mine on December 24, 2009. Michael Bradlee Christian (or Mikey) was born on the way to the hospital at 70 mph. To go along with his high speed birth, he’s wanted to be a race car driver since he knew what that was. For someone of such small stature, he’s impacted the lives of everyone around him and even those thousands of miles away.

When you first look at him you would never guess that he is in bone marrow failure. When Mikey was 3 years old, he had a nosebleed at preschool. My dad went to pick him up expecting the nosebleed to stop. It didn’t. He was rushed to the ER where my dad sat with him and waited for hours. It wasn’t until Mikey went unconscious that they finally paid attention to him. His nose bled for 10 hours. He was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for about 6 days. A very renowned hematologist-oncologist came in to take a look at him. He ordered a blood count to check his platelets. Platelets are the blood cells in our body that help your blood clot. Normal counts are around 150-400. Mikey’s were 4. The doctor took all of this into account along with his small stature, his speech impediment, the birth marks on his body and suspected he had Fanconi Anemia. FA is a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure. Although FA is a blood disorder, it also can affect many of your body’s organs, tissues, and systems. Children who inherit FA are at higher risk of being born with birth defects. FA also increases the risk of some cancers and other serious health problems. Mikey’s main issue is that his bone marrow is failing, but he also has a speech impediment. He also has a special helmet that he needs to wear anytime he is active to prevent head trauma. Treatment options for Mikey are slim to none. He receives blood transfusions as needed (usually once a month). But his doctor recently started him on a type of steroid that produces blood cells. With this steroid it has stopped his nosebleeds so far. The bad part of the steroid is that it only works for so long before it stops.

The main cure for Mikey’s FA is a bone marrow transplant. So far we have not found a match. This is where you guys come in. It is absolutely free to sign up to be a bone marrow donor at bethematch.org. It does have restrictions such as you have to be 18 and you do have to answer a few health related questions. Donating bone marrow is super easy. You will be put under anesthesia. While the donation varies slightly from hospital to hospital, generally, the doctors use special, hollow needles to withdraw liquid marrow (where blood-forming cells are made) from both sides of the back of the pelvic bone. The incisions are less than one-fourth inch long and do not require stitches. Most donors walk out the same day.

Just please if you see this, sign up for him. If you are unable to sign up please reblog this. I want everyone to see what a wonderful boy he is. My brother is my best friend. His laugh is something you’ll never forget. Through all of these treatments, all of these procedures, he ALWAYS keeps a smile on his face. He never lets it get him down. He’s the strongest person I have ever met. Anyone else might get down in the dumps and feel depressed but he’s a special one. Every nurse or doctor he’s come in contact with has had their hearts captured by him with his great spirit. I sincerely hope that one day all of you get to see, in person, what type of person he is. But until then please, I am begging you to sign up to be a marrow donor or spread this wherever you can. If you end up not being a match for him, you could very well be a match for someone else and save a life.

bethematch.org 

sparklesandchalk:

So I just updated the season’s (2014) best scores
better luck next year Claudia

But she is just as good as Simone….wait.

sparklesandchalk:

So I just updated the season’s (2014) best scores

better luck next year Claudia

But she is just as good as Simone….wait.

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Anonymous

1. A beam combo you’d love to see?
I would love to see Aerial Cartwheel + Onodi.

2. Ponytails or buns? Ribbons or scrunchies?

Ponytails. Ribbons

21. Skill(s) you wish we saw more of?

Vault: More hansdpring/ half on entires
Bars: More release, plus transition things (Like the tweddle + ezhova.)
Beam: Kochetkovas, Baranis, Standing loso. (Like switch split + standing loso.)
Floor: (clean) front tumbling, the Biles, Piked Double Arabian, Podkopayeva.

42. Favorite bars dismount?
A tie of Double Double Layout, and Mustafina.

43. Favorite beam dismount?
Full Twisting Double Tuck.

Thanks for the ask definitely send some more.

assgod:

bert-macklen-fbi:

and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to

assgod:

bert-macklen-fbi:

and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to

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fifty gymnastics questions

  • 1 A beam combo you'd love to see?
  • 2 Ponytails or buns? Ribbons or scrunchies?
  • 3 Top five current gymnasts on each apparatus?
  • 4 Favorite Texas Dreams gymnast?
  • 5 Layout stepouts or layouts to two feet?
  • 6 Which 12 countries do you think will qualify teams to Rio?
  • 7 What bothers you more - crossed legs or cowboying?
  • 8 Plain and consistent, or beautiful and headcasey?
  • 9 Do you think Cata will come back again?
  • 10 Favorite set of gym siblings? (think the Baumanns, the Caquatti, etc.)
  • 11 Sloan, Mustafina, Wieber or Douglas?
  • 12 Bross, Jiang or Komova?
  • 13 Best gymnast of all time?
  • 14 Which team do you think will place 5th at worlds?
  • 15 Side somis or wolf turns?
  • 16 Favorite bars release?
  • 17 Routine(s) you could never get tired of watching?
  • 18 Acro or rhythmic?
  • 19 Recommend five tumblr gym blogs to follow.
  • 20 Something you disagree with the majority of the gymternet on?
  • 21 Skill(s) you wish we saw more of?
  • 22 Favorite shaposh variaton?
  • 23 One piece of gymnastics history you would rewrite?
  • 24 Khorkina or Pavlova?
  • 25 Best beamworker of all time?
  • 26 Result(s) this year that you disagree with?
  • 27 Do you mind seeing tank leos in competition?
  • 28 Favorite Soviet gymnast?
  • 29 Should someone be able to medal with a fall?
  • 30 Which country has the best leos?
  • 31 2015 seniors you're looking forward to?
  • 32 Do you think Simone will go pro or compete for UCLA?
  • 33 Who will get the bars/beam spot on the U.S. team this year?
  • 34 WOGA or Chow's?
  • 35 Who was your favorite gymnast when you began following the sport?
  • 36 Should the Produnova vault be banned?
  • 37 Favorite Ukrainian gymnast?
  • 38 Double arabians or double fronts?
  • 39 Best and worst commentators?
  • 40 Why is your favorite gymnast your favorite?
  • 41 Overall thoughts on Commonwealths and Classics?
  • 42 Favorite bars dismount?
  • 43 Favorite beam dismount?
  • 44 Do you think the Brazilian girls will pick up some medals in Rio?
  • 45 Least favorite skill on each apparatus?
  • 46 Favorite NCAA team?
  • 47 Ivana Hong or Alicia Sacramone?
  • 48 British, Chinese or Russian bars?
  • 49 2015 AA Champ?
  • 50 Favorite senior gymnast currently competing?