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February 27th, 2014 — clothing, Olympics, snow and ice
This is the enduring image of the Sochi Games:
Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova with her palms facing the ceiling, imploring the crowd to cheer her on during the women’s free skate. The home fans complied, helping to lift Sotnikova to a controversial victory over South Korea’s Yuna Kim. Take a closer look at that iconic photo, and you’ll see something else besides Sotnikova’s sly grin. The 17-year-old gold medalist is wearing flesh-colored fabric in three different places: on her upper torso, her hands, and her legs.
The International Skating Union requires that costumes “be modest, dignified, and appropriate for athletic competition” and “not give the effect of excessive nudity.” Griffies uses a stretchy, translucent fabric called nude mesh; he prefers it to the alternative, nude lycra, because it allows you to see a skater’s muscle tone. …
What about the nude gloves that Sotnikova was wearing? Griffies, who was a competitive figure skater before he moved into fashion, explains that most triple-toe-loopers wear gloves in practice to stay warm, as well as to prevent cuts and scrapes (which can arise from falling on the ice or grabbing your blade during a spin). It feels strange to compete without them, Griffies says, so many skaters go with flesh-colored gloves, which make them feel comfortable but don’t distract the judges. …
Sotnikova completed her flesh-colored look with a set of over-the-boot tights. Griffies hates that look—he prefers the classic feel of a bright white skate. (So does Gracie Gold.) Sotnikova and other skaters wear those “OTB tights” for a bunch of reasons: because they supposedly make their legs look longer …
Nude Mesh vs. Nude Lycra: Figure Skating’s Faux-Nudity Secrets Revealed
February 18th, 2014 — clothing, Gymnastics
March 26-28th, 2014
37 countries confirm their definitive participation.
more posters on dohagym.com
February 2nd, 2014 — clothing, ethics, Olympics, snow and ice
January 23rd, 2014 — clothing, Olympics
Actually it’s Team USA.
December 12th, 2013 — clothing, Gymnastics, NCAA
100% of proceeds go to Temple University Men’s Gymnastics.
December 10th, 2013 — clothing, ethics
Good riddance, jerk.
Chip Wilson Resigning From Lululemon Position After Angering A Whole Lot Of People
Click PLAY or watch “his apology” on YouTube.
Lululemon has some excellent products. But it was time for the washed-up surfer founder to go.
December 2nd, 2013 — clothing, Gymnastics, judging
Ukrainian gymnast Angelina Kysla finished fifth all-around Saturday evening at the 3rd Mexico Open in Acapulco, but her artistry brought her a very valuable prize.
An expert panel that included Olympic gymnastics legends Nadia Comaneci (Romania) and Svetlana Boginskaya (Belarus) chose Kysla as the winner of the GK Prize for Elegance among the female gymnasts in Acapulco.
Her reward? A one-of-a-kind white leotard valued at approximately $10,000. …
Kysla Wins One-of-a-Kind $10,000 Leotard
Let’s hope more competitions add significant “Prizes for Elegance”. It’s one way to promote beautiful gymnastics outside the rules.
FIG – Spain, Colombia victorious at Third Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia:
Men’s and women’s All-around scores were combined in the randomly assigned mixed pairs event, which paired male and female gymnasts by draw. Chusovitina (UZB) and Uematsu won the mixed pairs title with a combined score of 142.850 points …
That link has AA results.
October 12th, 2013 — clothing, ethics, Gymnastics, rings, safety
Gaar Adams, out of Abu Dhabi, is a journalist specializing in all things Middle East. He wrote the great article Pommel Horses and Protestors, a detailed profile on Nashwan al-Harazi from Yemen, the surprise qualifier for the 2008 Olympics.
I later traveled to Yemen and found Gaar’s article to be exactly right.
Gaar followed the Middle East gymnasts at World Championships 2013, his NEW post titled
From Cairo to Antwerp, With One Chance to Make it Count
Subscription required. (2 week free trial) That’s on Beacon, a cool new site trying to fund serious, unique longform journalism.
I’m quoted in the piece. As is Uncle Tim.
In it Gaar points out how difficult it is for gymnasts from countries like Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Tunisia etc. to get noticed.
For example, Ali Zahran from Egypt competed one of the most difficult strength sequences in history, … and I somehow MISSED the routine.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Did anyone hear about his new move during the competition?
Ali Zahran did not qualify to the Final. He finished 31st with a 14.500 (6.5 + 8.0)
Gaar also mentions Egyptian gymnast Fadwa Mahmoud attempting to make the vault finals by “chucking” a Produnova. One Chance to Make it Count.
It’s a bit depressing. One hope for developing nations are FIG’s Coaching Academies and new Age Group Development program. Egypt has hosted many.
Not mentioned in Gaar’s post was Shaden WOHDAN from Qatar. I’m always cheering when I see women from Muslim nations able to compete in Gymnastics. You know they have overcome all kinds of roadblocks.
Shaden Wohdan from Qatar
Note that Shaden wore either shorts or a modified gym suit. Allowed by FIG.
October 8th, 2013 — clothing, Gymnastics
September 30th, 2013 — clothing, Gymnastics, Olympics, parents, psychology, vault
all in, all gym!
… I just want people to know – I’m not making a comeback, I never left! I had to deal with a few serious injuries after the Olympics but I knew the whole time I wasn’t done.
My dad always says “Do it with passion or not at all.” …
Click PLAY or watch her adidas commercial on YouTube.
September 29th, 2013 — clothing, Gymnastics
… Speaking of Moors, she tweeted the Canadian training leos, which are, as ever, botanical (thanks, Lyn G)! …
Couch Gymnast – What Did I Miss? Worlds Edition
If you’ve been too busy this weekend to follow World’s Podium training, that’s a good catch-up.
August 24th, 2013 — clothing, humour
August 14th, 2013 — clothing
Commercial featuring Leo Messi.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Let’s get acrobats into that suit.