Though I followed the competition closely online, I still learned a lot from the most recent GymCastic podcast.
Jessica, Blythe, Emma and Jamie chat about:
Did Australian head coach, Peggy Liddick’s controversial plan to take potential event medalists and leaving their all-around champion at home (work).
Our fears that the British media are portraying Fragapane as the next world champion and will set her up for unreasonable expectations. …
Dipa Karmakar’s double front vault. Was it worthy of it’s namesake, the great Produnova? …
The most anticipated pommel horse show down since the 2012 Olympic Games. …
Ellie Black vs. Claudia Fragapane in the vault finals–we discuss whether or not the outcome was fair. …
episode 108: The Commonwealth Games
Let’s Talk Gymnastics posted some entertaining AWARDS from CWGs:
WAG Winner: Olivia Vivian (AUS)
MAG Winner: Adam Cox (SCO)
BEST UNEXPECTED MEDALISTS:
WAG Winner: Team Wales
MAG Winners: David Bishop (NZL)-floor and Wah Toon Hoe (SIN)- vault
WAG Winner: Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (MAS)
MAG Winner: Nile Wilson (ENG)
Those certainly are the happiest major Games.