Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This and That
Raj Bhavsar signed a two-year contract with Cirque du Soleil.
UCLA held their intrasquad today. Olivia Courtney was the top All Arounder. Sam Peszek hit vault and bars but randomly fell on beam. She didn't perform on floor due to ongoing ankle problems. Those who follow Sam on twitter know she hasn't been pleased with her performance at intrasquads, which is really only reflective on floor. Sam likes to train and condition compulsively, but cannot due to her ankles flaring up. Brittany McCullough is looking fierce. She is performing a HUGE piked full in. Videos of the intrasquad will be posted on UCLABruins.com shortly. The Bruins plan on easing up the tumbling for the next few weeks, as a few of the girls having nagging ankle injuries.
Justin Spring was officially named to Head Coach of the University of Illinois' Men's Gymnastics Team.
NYC Ballerina Jennifer Ringer was criticized by a New York Times reviewer for having eaten 'one sugar plum too many.' Ringer is not remotely fat in real life. She is beyond petite for the normal person. Yet, it cannot be denied that the ballet aesthetic is severe and quite unhealthy. The reviewer should not have included Ringer's weight (especially in such a snide way), but it is true that for a ballerina, she is quite womanly. Ringer has a gorgeous body. Ballerinas just tend to have the figures of ten-year-old boys.
Joannie Rochette is CBC Sports' Female Athlete of the Year.
An interview with Tatiana Navka.
Johnny Weir at Holiday Dreams On Ice
Johnny Weir Interview: