related – Gina Pongetti – News, Notes and Quotes – Day 1 of Women’s Olympic Trials
UPDATE – Elspeth Reeve was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered – Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar
Worth a listen.
When Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney decided to announce her retirement from gymnastics in February, she didn’t talk to the Today show, or ESPN, or The New York Times. She picked GymCastic, a weekly podcast run by a 41-year-old law librarian in Orange County named Jessica O’Beirne.
… One of the most popular sites, The Gymternet, is run by Lauren Hopkins, a 30-year-old fan who works in marketing at a New York law firm. Barely two years old, the site breaks news and provides injury reports, live blogs and analysis of competitions, interviews with elite gymnasts, and critiques of leotard fashion. …
Jezebel picked up on that story – Gymnastics Fans Are Changing How the Sport Is Covered Through Blogging
Lauren is a regular guest on GymCastic, of course. 🙂
British Gymnastics: issued a reprimand that will remain on Louis’ record for two years. A good decision, I think.
He’s still eligible to try for Rio.
Click through for details.
Heart this on twitter. 🙂
via Gymternet Clan
The easiest way to follow this site is to sign up for email notification once-a-day.
That feed was interrupted during the move of this site to a new host. But should be working again now.
The site has been moved to WordPress.com, the world’s largest host. It’s open source and almost impossible to hack. You might notice some glitches, however.
This site was down for a number of hours. Not unusual for Bluehost.
Standard policy for that company is to shut down everything without warning to the editor. 😦
We’re still restoring a few things.
Here’s a sample post:
In the senior division, which was one of the toughest competitions ever, it was ‘Year of North Stars’ with first year senior Rachael Lukacs clinching the title, just 0.075 points clear of teammate Missy Reinstadtler. Rounding out the senior competition, Stanford commit and former elite Rachael Flam took bronze only a full tenth behind Lukacs …
Results are listed alongside intended NCAA College teams.