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General => Sports => Topic started by: Ecurb Noselrub on August 11, 2019, 02:54:45 AM

Title: Simone Biles
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on August 11, 2019, 02:54:45 AM
First gymnast in history to do a double double dismount.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/10/us/simone-biles-double-double-trnd/index.html

Go USA!!
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Icarus on August 11, 2019, 03:31:18 AM
Go Simone.  She is an astounding athlete. 
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Dark Lightning on August 11, 2019, 06:13:53 AM
 :o WOW. All I've ever done on a balance beam was fall off.  :(
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Tank on August 11, 2019, 08:26:41 AM
Is this it?


The first link didn't show a video as far as I could see.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on August 12, 2019, 12:52:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyzdDu7ZHz8

Here it is.  She actually had some stumbles early in the routine, but the dismount was the killer.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: jumbojak on August 12, 2019, 02:55:45 AM
I wish I was that strong and coordinated.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Tank on August 12, 2019, 06:02:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyzdDu7ZHz8

Here it is.  She actually had some stumbles early in the routine, but the dismount was the killer.

Yep, that's the one.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 18, 2019, 02:21:37 PM
Impressive.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Icarus on November 07, 2019, 12:50:53 AM
Here is a mini Bio of Simone Biles. http://www.buzznet.com/2019/11/simone-biles-decorated-female-gymnast//21/

Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on June 08, 2021, 07:51:30 PM
Simone just won her 7th US Championship. She keeps getting better and inventing moves no one has ever done. Amazing.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 27, 2021, 01:18:18 AM
Will she win gold?
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Icarus on July 27, 2021, 02:50:14 AM
She may not win gold.  I am a sure enough fan of Simone but fear that she could easily fall from the top of her world. One mistake is all it would take. .  I secretly want her her not to compete at this event.  When you are at the top of the world there is only one direction you can go.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 27, 2021, 03:07:11 PM
Looks like she got injured and is withdrawing.  Boo and boo-hoo.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Icarus on July 30, 2021, 01:43:48 AM
We have learned that Simone removed herself from competition. Later we learned that she was suffering from a mental/physical problem that is the fear of all gymnasts.  It is called by gymnasts, the "Twisties".  That is a condition where the gymnast losers the sense of presence while doing aerial flips and twists. They do things, or fail to do things while in the air, that was never intended or choreographed. A very dangerous and debilitating state of mind.

She was completely logical in her withdrawal.  Her second best, Suni Lee, has won the all around
 gold medal title. . Elite Athletes everywhere came to her defense and praised her as a hero for having the good sense to remove herself from competition.  Meanwhile a few ignorant assholes have claimed that she has disgraced the nation by "quitting". Those are the assholes who have never competed in a world championship or an Olympic trial.  Chances are that they have never participated in any athletic endeavor except masturbation.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Dark Lightning on July 30, 2021, 02:09:04 AM
Well said, Icarus. If I lose concentration while driving a vehicle, I take a break. I can't imagine losing it in midair. I still distinctly remember PE class when I was 12, and the teacher had me try a summersault on the trampoline. I wasn't even steady, just jumping up and down. But I tried, and landed on my head. Lucky to be alive, actually. He wanted me to try again, but I just said, "Fail me", and crawled off the trampoline. These gymnasts are simply awesome with what they can do. Those right wing assholes can go jump off a bridge.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: billy rubin on July 30, 2021, 01:32:40 PM
you know, what those people do is dangerous.  i think the cufrent objection to sexual costumrs is a good start to recognizing thst it isnt a victorias secret catwalk

do they still make women prrform to music, but not men? that sgould be gone as well
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Tom62 on July 30, 2021, 07:41:12 PM
I think that if Biles would have has real mental issues, she should have bailed out before the Olympics even started. Now she let everyone in her team down. Listening to her arguments in the press conference, it sounded like a very bad excuse of someone who just wanted to have some fun, who didn't want to take any responsibilities nor wanted be a team player. Blaming social media or no people present in the stadium to watch her performance for her "breakdown" are very pathetic arguments.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 31, 2021, 09:52:19 AM
I think that if Biles would have has real mental issues, she should have bailed out before the Olympics even started.

But she didn't so they mustn't be real mental issues?

Now she let everyone in her team down.

I don't really follow gymnastics, is it a team sport now?

Listening to her arguments in the press conference, it sounded like a very bad excuse of someone who just wanted to have some fun, who didn't want to take any responsibilities nor wanted be a team player. Blaming social media or no people present in the stadium to watch her performance for her "breakdown" are very pathetic arguments.

When you mention her "very pathetic arguments"  I don't suppose you mean they elicit pity, sorrow or sympathy?

Why does someone claiming mental issues have to provide argument unless they've done something criminal?  I expect what she has done is going to cost her dollars, much training at least somewhat wasted, what's her motivation for her frivolous lark?
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: billy rubin on July 31, 2021, 03:59:46 PM
i'm not a follower of sports, so i don't really have a dog in this, but it seems to me that lots of people are trying to take possession of this girl's athletic performance, as if she owed them something.

i don't think she owes anybody anything. it's her life that she's living. if her sport requires 100 percent concentration to avoid serious injury, and she believes that she only has 99 percent available to give on that day, then i applaud her for not risking her neck to make a TV spectacle for people in the bleachers.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Anne D. on August 01, 2021, 03:00:26 AM
The Washington Post had this great opinion piece on how the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Gymnastics has really treated Biles and other gymnasts like shit and not had their backs:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/29/simone-biles-larry-nassar-fbi/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/29/simone-biles-larry-nassar-fbi/)

It made me really angry on her behalf. This woman has given her all to represent her country at the Olympics and has broken records with the number of medals she's won, and she did this even after having been abused by a doctor for the organization that's supposed to support her (USA Gymnastics), an organization that showed no interest in taking any accountability or working to help and protect her and other gymnasts going forward. And yet when she needs to take a step back to take care of herself, some people have the audacity to be pricks about it.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Dark Lightning on August 01, 2021, 03:58:42 AM
The Washington Post had this great opinion piece on how the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Gymnastics has really treated Biles and other gymnasts like shit and not had their backs:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/29/simone-biles-larry-nassar-fbi/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/29/simone-biles-larry-nassar-fbi/)

It made me really angry on her behalf. This woman has given her all to represent her country at the Olympics and has broken records with the number of medals she's won, and she did this even after having been abused by a doctor for the organization that's supposed to support her (USA Gymnastics), an organization that showed no interest in taking any accountability or working to help and protect her and other gymnasts going forward. And yet when she needs to take a step back to take care of herself, some people have the audacity to be pricks about it.

Hear, hear. I didn't know that she had also been abused; I guess I must have missed it in the news. That guy...well, I'll leave the punishment to people's respective imaginations.
Title: Re: Simone Biles
Post by: Davin on August 02, 2021, 04:35:20 PM
I think that if Biles would have has real mental issues, she should have bailed out before the Olympics even started.

But she didn't so they mustn't be real mental issues?
It's clearly impossible for someone going through mental issues to try to push through them and end up not being able to make it in the end. That's how it works don't it? Either the person knows exactly how things in the future will work out, or they're not having real mental issues.

Quote from: Bad Penny
Now she let everyone in her team down.

I don't really follow gymnastics, is it a team sport now?

Team America! Fuck yeah!

Quote from: Bad Penny
Listening to her arguments in the press conference, it sounded like a very bad excuse of someone who just wanted to have some fun, who didn't want to take any responsibilities nor wanted be a team player. Blaming social media or no people present in the stadium to watch her performance for her "breakdown" are very pathetic arguments.

When you mention her "very pathetic arguments"  I don't suppose you mean they elicit pity, sorrow or sympathy?

Why does someone claiming mental issues have to provide argument unless they've done something criminal?  I expect what she has done is going to cost her dollars, much training at least somewhat wasted, what's her motivation for her frivolous lark?

It's not weird at all that people feel like they deserve reasons from athletes for the athletes choices or poor performance. It's also not weird at all that those become demands and get downright creepy when it's a female athlete.