Thursday, July 12, 2012
This and That
The final installment of the Aly Raisman Documentary
Carolina Kostner is vowing to compete until Sochi, Now that or equine princess has grown on me, it is going to be sad to see her passed by the young whipper snappers. I am reminded of Jill Trenary attempting to compete after 1990. One can only think her career trajectory may be similar to what would've happened had Bourne and Kraatz continued after their win. Sometimes, the judges give you a title as a way of telling you to move aside.
Dominique Moceanu audio interview from earlier today on Jim Rome.
Betty Okino's interesting take on injuries throughout her career. (The Karolyi alum all describe similar situations in their own way---how okay or damaged by it they appear to be depends on their own psyche and/or denial. It is clear Bela was not in touch with the individual needs of his athletes when they were past the point of exhaustion, as Moceanu describes Alexandrov as being. Numerous injuries at camp (the Mattie Larson double ankle sprain) appear to be consistent with this. It is not clear what Betty thinks of Bela (she can't even spell his name consistently), but her inner mantras has a way of revealing themselves through her seventh-grade-level essay.
For those who have never read the Hilary Grivich Diaries.
Kristi Yamaguchi donates $10,000 to Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
Will Kim's return motivate Mao Asada?
The Upper East Side Gang was filmed for NBC Nightly News tonight. They only had the Olympians there, thus it was not the true group. Tara Lipinski was followed to her ballet barre workout this morning. The group was also filmed at Chelsea Piers.
Q+A with Breaking Pointe's Katie Martin