They’ve been here before. They might be here again.

They’ve been here before. They might be here again.

Aliya’s reaction to the crowd chanting her name 

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kutiekaygirlie:

wats-good-gabby:

friendly reminder that this woman:

- has competed at 6 olympics

- has 11 world championship medals, 9 on vault

- returned to gymnastics after becoming a mother

- is 37 and was competing before any of her competitors were born

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she also is training for Rio

BLESS OKSANA CHUSOVITINA

She is a hero!

#chusoForever

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Claudia makes Aly Raisman look like Shannon Miller

And I preference this by saying: I really enjoy Claudia. But GIRL.

No.

Not correct.

Still not correct.

Nope.

Uh…

But you’ve really got to be kidding me.

Fine.

I am almost never ever naggy, but—

Claudia Fragapane has the most god awful form I’ve literally ever (ever). I do not enjoy.

Don’t get me wrong, very exciting gymnast for England and Great Britain, incredibly fun personality, something different, something special, but right now these routines aren’t quite ready for the world stage. Soon, but not yet.

Best is yet to come obviously.

jordynslefteyebrow:

And suddenly I can’t wait for 2020….

jordynslefteyebrow:

And suddenly I can’t wait for 2020….

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newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating

"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."

"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"

At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”

"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline

Was very proud to be quoted in this important article aimed at asking why more Figure Skaters don’t feel they can come out and be their true selves. Great writing by AJD and kudos to Newsweek for making this their cover. - LG

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Never-Ending List of Favorite Gymnasts

Chellsie Memmel, USA

I WILL REBLOG THIS EVERY DAY UNTIL IT HAS A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF NOTES

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If Bruno G. really wants to see more all arounders, I suggested he do away with the 2 per country rule in the all around. boom. 12 more all arounders. problem solved.