Everyone has a little champion inside them. Which one are you?
Lilia Podkopayeva. duh.
I’m Mary Lou Retton :)
LILYPOD FOR THE WIN
I’M THE WHOLE FIERCE FIVE HELL YEAH
Nastia Liukin… I’m okay with that, but they think I’m obsessed with pink
Some Rachel Gowey appreciation because she will be my number one to watch in the Senior competition this Classics
I just reached 150! haha, thanks everyone :)
Has anyone else went to make a gifset or picture set but then got really obsessed with one picture and then had a million ideas for it?? But I don’t want to be redundant!
Q:Hey! First of all, thank you for answering all of these questions. Your contribution to the "gymternet" is really appreciated. Second, what are these shady Chow rumors? And how shady are we talking here?
They’re actually not really super terrible, and it was probably just a decision he made because he didn’t want to lose business. But ultimately it’s not something he could do…I think I can talk about it now because I’ve heard it from multiple people. Basically, he was trying to get his gymnasts to sign binding two-year contracts so no one could leave his gym between now and Rio. I think Gabby’s mom was pretty pissed and when USAG caught wind they shut it down real fast and Chow may have even had disciplinary action? But I honestly think he was like well Shawn dicked me around for all of 2012 and then Gabby left me in 2013…and then when that coach left me for Triad a few months ago she took five L10s with her…how do I keep these girls in the gym?! You can make non-compete contracts with employees but gymnasts aren’t employees and you can’t legally rope them into binding agreements like that, so while his intentions were probably nothing more than protecting his business, unfortunately it just ended up looking really shady to parents.
***sighs huge sigh of relief***
that’s not that bad in my opinion… I understand why he would want to do something like that given his circumstances, and I also understand why that’s not allowed…
I’m surprised, shouldn’t gyms have lawyers (maybe he does and they failed to know) who could tell a coach/gym owner if something they’re trying to do isn’t allowed?
Thanks for the ask :)
LIKE: her arabian on beam, it looks effortless, and the height on her UB releases…
DISLIKE: I think she has tiny form issues, but since she seems to have the goods, hopefully she can get a lot of polishing done in the next couple years?