Bridget Sloan interview

She talks about choosing Florida … over Utah and Georgia. Bridget Sloan won 3 Championships with the Gators. Everyone expected her to go to Georgia.

She speaks about her coach Marvin Sharp for the first time.

When she first heard about his suicide in 2015while a College Gymnastics superstar — she was confused and angry. Bridget broke her phone in frustration.

Her Mom thought she should come home to Indiana. Bridget refused.

Her parents felt betrayed too.

In fact, she felt guilty that she’d had such a good career with Marvin Sharp. Good memories over the 20 years. Bridget was not a victim of her coach. She looked up to Marvin as a second father.

At the time Bridget decided to stay quiet. She did speak to Sam Peszek about it at the time. Sam had also trained with Marvin Sharp after the Olympics.

Listen on the I Have Cool Friends podcast.

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Annnd it's here… the last & final bonus episode of the I Have Cool Friends podcast featuring @BridgetSloan is out! We tell stories about training together, the Olympics, & college gymnastics. She even answers fan questions and opens up about our former coach, Marvin, for the first time. It's a really raw episode sharing things we've only talked about with each other. I couldn't be more proud of Bridge & the person she is today. She's loyal, caring, funny, & always answers my Facetime no matter what time it is (including this morning). I'm so lucky to have her as one of my cool friends. . To listen, go to the link in my bio or download it on iTunes or Android. Thanks to our sponsors @tumbltrak @destiraleotards

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Simone’s Undefeated ESPN cover story

At this point in time Simone thinks she’ll retire after the Tokyo Olympics.

Read the interview in Undefeated:

Most dominant athlete of 2018: Simone Biles

This was the year that the greatest gymnast of all time showed that not a damn thing will ever stand in her way

Gymnast Simone Biles
CREDIT: Danielle Levitt for ESPN
Hair by Janay Lewis
Makeup by Devin Harvey
Wardrobe Styling by Jennifer Bigham
Prop Styling by Leigh Gill
Madame T scarf by Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Asymmetrical star stud earrings by Sheryl Lowe
Faux Fur Jacket by Topshop

Simone is ESPN’s Most Dominant Athlete 2018

And water is wet. 🙂

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Read the top 20 list. (Kipchoge, Jutanugarn, Ledecky, LeBron and other also rans.)

Georgia-Mae’s homage to Beth Tweddle

Georgia-Mae Fenton!

Beth’s iconic combo but with her own skill …

Daniel

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Simone Biles Day in Houston

Mayor proclaims Simone Biles Day.

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most Worlds & Olympics medals

1 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 31
2 Svetlana Khorkina Russia 27
3 Simone Biles United States 25
4 Vera Caslavska Czechoslovakia 21
5 Ludmilla Tourischeva Soviet Union 20
6 Gina Gogean Romania 20
7 Lavinia Milosovici Romania 19
8 Aliya Mustafina Russia 19
9 Nellie Kim Soviet Union 17
10 Simona Amanar Romania 17

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How long before Simone becomes #1 all time?

Simone’s 2.7 lead on the world

1. Simone Biles (USA) | 25.4
2. Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) | 22.7
3. Angelina Melnikova (RUS) | 22.6
4. Morgan Hurd (USA) | 22.3
5. Flavia Saraiva (BRA) | 22.2

Simone Biles Leads D-Scores At 2018 Gymnastics World All-Around Final

The world’s least respected coach thinks Simone “doesn’t look invincible any more“.

That’s absurd, of course. If the greatest female gymnast all time wants some serious competition she’ll have to challenge the men. I’d love to see MAG vs Simone on a vault table 130cm high.

I’ll be putting my money on Simone. 😀

Olympic Studies Centre, Switzerland

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre collections “include the IOC archives, the official publications of the IOC and the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games as well as books, articles and journals. Our resources cover all the key themes related to the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement and their place within society”.

It’s next door to the very popular Olympic museum in Lausanne.

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