I was just thinking that it might be interesting to have team event finals. It would be just like regular event finals, except most of the team competes, and whoever gets the highest score gets the recognition of being the best country on bars/beam/floor/vault. The downside is that gymnastics meets are already long enough, and it might be really hard on the gymnasts.
… for Marta Karolyi to retire! I feel she made a big mistake leaving Holly Vise of the Olympic team in 2004. Marta just has too much power over American gymnastics, and I feel it’s time for her to step down. She also has a horrible taste in leos and choreo.
When I broke my arm, the doctor told me they would have to cut my leo off if I needed surgery. I got very upset (I was only 11, after all) and I didn’t calm down until my mom showed me that they would cut it along the seam so she could sew it right back up, good as new. My arm was bent crazy out of shape, and all I cared about was my leotard. That’s pain medicine for you. In the end, the doctor ended up setting my arm without surgery, so the leotard stayed in one piece. It was black velvet, with silvery fabric on the top and a rhinestone design on the chest.
It’s scary how many gymnastics pictures I see are from tumblrs focused on being skinny. Gymnasts are skinny because they work out so much, not because they starve themselves. If you have a skinny body type, then it’s healthy to be skinny, but if you’re starving yourself and working out too much, then you are harming your body. There are things in life that are more important than the way you look, and I hope that everyone will realize that one day.