if you haven’t yet, please read McKayla Maroney’s recent Twitter threads & Instagram stories about the abusive she & her teammates suffered while is US Gymnastics’ care. And then realize that this organization has zero moral authority to tell survivors like Biles what to do or how to handle herself.I’m not sure how many events are left to go, but if I’m the coach of team USA , I would have just sent her home. And call in a reserve if that’s an option. It’s become such a huge distraction/joke on social media, I’d be worried she’s going to have another episode on the beam if she actually ends up doing it. Once she pulled out she should have gone home to concentrate on herself. Instead of this day to day will she / won’t she , last hour withdrawals.
That’s the part I did a poor job of getting across. She owed ONE thing, and ONLY one thing; a bona fide effort to compete - which she clearly made. Her subsequent words and actions built on that, and gained her even more respect and understanding.You keep repeating #1 as if you’re the only one who cares about fellow humans outside of celebrities. It’s a strawman. The issue at hand was you were demanding Biles owed something, as if she had done something wrong.
Completely agreed. The fact she did compete, and competed well, is testament to how seriously she takes her place on the Olympic program, but she didn’t need to do that in order to convince me.Even if Biles had decided that she couldn’t participate in a single event this week, she would have made a bona fide effort to compete.
Artistic Gymnastics has been the sport name since at least 1903 when the first World Artistic Gymnastics Championship was held. Obviously the sport has evolved over time. People just never bothered much with the other gymnastics elements so didn't bother to use the full nameWatching a couple clips from Rhythmic gymnastics and I am confused why "regular" gymnastics is now called Artistic. Rhythmic seems much more artistic, small a. Other than floor, and perhaps the beam/rings/pommel, it ["regular/traditional"] is not really "artistic" per se.
Maybe "Athletic" gymnastics is better? But then maybe that's not true when you compare it with Trampoline. They need a better name than Artistic.