I CANT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAD FRIED CHICKEN
Only just saw this on twitter but Kyla’s friends make me😂
Valentina Rodionenko update! Apparently heavy air conditioning, strange food, and biased Chinese judges are the reason for Team Russia’s lackluster performance at Worlds. They will have much better results in Scotland next year.
wats-good-gabby I think we need to go watch this
GETTING MY TICKETS RN
i love giulia steingruber’s facebook bc sometimes its like “oh hey i have a competition this weekend wish me luck!” but then other times its like “i jog on sundays”
This is literally what I live for.
Congratulations Max! British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year
It’s very sad, but for some of them, if there isn’t gymnastics, when they become adults, they will have to leave home and work in a factory, where there’s 12 hour work shifts and very little vacation time. The end result of not being able to see their families is the same.
It’s the reality of China’s underclass.
We talk about the lack of depth in China right now, and I think it actually reflects positively on the current economic standing (as compared to China prior to early 90s). People are better off now and many don’t want to part with their child by sending him or her to do gymnastics at an elite level, thus the lack of depth.
Eventually, China, too, will make the transition to a “club/local gym” system like the US, but we are not there yet because many in the poorer social class still depend on the national program for a way out of poverty (ie. people like Shang Chunsong.) Or in the case of Yao Jinnan (and Bai Yawen to some degree), she showed so much physical potential that her parents thought it was better than making her go to a regular school and face the hyper-competitive GaoKao. (ie. Suffer a bit of hardship in training now instead of later in life as a non-skilled worker without an university degree)