Saturday, July 7, 2012

Favorite Things: Best on Beam! (Part 1)

Martha and Peggy Liddick's event is one that must be honored.  It is the key to making gymnasts neurotic.

Nadia's best event.

The real 1984 Olympic Champion

The best little underage girl on beam ever.

Yang Bo

Shannon Miller's Magic Scrunchie

Tatiana Lysenko

Li Li

Mighty Mo Huilan

Kui Yuanyuan

Liu Xuan

Ekaterina Lobaznyuk


  1. Thank you for posting these. Nadia was amazing for her time. I miss such gorgeous gymnastics as Mostepanova's. I wonder why she wasn't credited with the "Onodi".

    Silivas is probably my all-time favorite gymnast. Love her so much!

  2. I love, love, LOVE Yang Bo on beam. I wish she'd been more consistent, but when she hit, there were very, very few who could touch her. I've also seen a clip of her compulsory beam at the 1991 Worlds and it was the most perfect compulsory beam I'd ever seen. And she only got something like a 9.950. It was sickening. But thank you for posting because watching Yang Bo do layout stepouts is something I could watch all day.