Jair Lynch – 1996 P Bars

Olympic silver medal routine.

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Jair was already competing the double front half. We’re still waiting on double front full out. (Manrique?)

Jair was the 3rd African American Olympian after Ron Galimore (1980 boycott) and Charles Lakes (1988).

(via Starsky)

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Over the Limit

A feature on rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun in her preparation for the Rio Olympic Games. Harsh training. Merciless coaches.

Now retired, Margarita won in Rio edging out World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva.

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It’s showing at the Amsterdam Film Festival.

the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’

Did you catch the story of Shalane Flanagan winning the New York City Marathon?

… She’s the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes.

But perhaps Flanagan’s bigger accomplishment lies in nurturing and promoting the rising talent around her, a rare quality in the cutthroat world of elite sports. Every single one of her training partners — 11 women in total — has made it to the Olympics while training with her, an extraordinary feat. Call it the Shalane Effect …

NY Times 

Sanne now has the Beam from Rio