GIFing He Kexin’s layout jaeger and just screaming “WE ARE NOT WORTHY!”
favourite skills on floor (1/∞): full twisting double layout
[performed by Daiane Dos Santos (BRA) & Giulia Steingruber (SUI)]
the problem is, you can’t get an appreciation of how hard this is… because she does exactly what you are supposed to do in gymnastics - do the most difficult stuff, and do it flawlessly, and make it look easy.
- Tim Daggett on Aliya Mustafina’s UB
I was loving this montage so much until they named simona amanar as the sydney AA champion
/grinds teeth together
Top 5 Favorite Routines: Bars
5. Jaycie Phelps, 1996 Olympics Team Optionals
IMO, Jaycie was one of the USA’s most underrated gymnasts, especially on bars. She had a beautiful and aggressive swing, gorgeous lines, and better handstands than the vast majority of gymnasts in her day. I think this routine was one of the most important components of the Mag Seven’s win that day - she started the UB rotation (and the entire meet) off with a bang, setting up the team to get bigger and bigger scores as the rotation progressed. This routine started it all off right.