“Lip filler?! Just bang your mouth on your knee caps a few times at gymnastics practice and ur set with swollen lips for life.” –Margzetta Frazier’s totally practical and relatable beauty advice
American Classic happened. Shilese Jones took the senior title at Saturday’s American Classic, with Kayla DiCello topping the junior podium.
Riley McCusker was absent from the live stream, though we were treated to this tweet with her name misspelled. Speaking of the stream, Twitter’s Casey Magnesium gathered some highlights from the virtual peanut gallery.
Italy and Sweden named their champions. Giorgia Villa is your new Italian champ, and Jessica Castles is her Swedish counterpart.
Euros teams are being named. Here’s a running list of the European Championships teams.
The state of Michigan
Strampel stepped down. William Strampel—former dean of osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University and Larry Nassar’s former boss—retired after reaching an agreement with MSU, it was announced on Friday.
He’ll still get paid. As part of the agreement, Strampel will receive $175,000 as a final payment. Reminder: Strampel faces four criminal charges for sexual misconduct in Michigan.
- U.S. Department of Education investigators scheduled interviews with 40 MSU employees in April and May over how the uni handled abuse allegations, and sought to interview eight former employees.
- John Geddert and Twistars’ attorneys say the gym is not responsible for Nassar’s actions.
- An expert says MSU has violated patient confidentiality laws by not notifying some of Larry Nassar’s patients that medical records were moved in 2016.
What else happened
Indictment details were released. The indictments issued against Larry Nassar in Texas last Friday accuse him of abusing six gymnasts from 1995 to 2014 at the Karolyi Ranch, it was revealed on Tuesday.
The indictment of Debbie Van Horn is from abuse that occurred in 2012. Van Horn was added to USA Gymnastics’ Suspended Members list on Tuesday.
Jail guards falsified records related to the suicide of inmate and former Olympic gymnastics coach Marvin Sharp, according to WTHR.
- Watch this video of a Kentucky Special Olympics gymnastics team getting messages from their favorite elites, then complain that your allergies are acting up (ESPN).
- The USOC needs a leader who cares about athletes more than expense accounts (The Washington Post).
- Former elite gymnast and survivor Kamerin Moore learns to take back her accomplishments from an abusive coach (Deadspin).
Grace spoke up. Grace McLaughlin wrote about her experiences competing for Florida.
Wayne said goodbye. After cleaning out his closet and finding a Hawaiian shirt, San Jose State University’s head coach Wayne Wright decided to take it as a sign and retired.
Sticks and stones. Filed under “why can’t we have nice things,” Giulia Steingruber hurt her knee on floor, Asia D’Amato has a back issue and didn’t compete at Italian Championships, and Sophie Scheder hurt her finger. For the boys’ club, Nile Wilson has an undisclosed injury and won’t compete at Euros.
Movin’ on up. Viktoria Komova has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics, as do I. Lobbying to have endurance sleeping introduced as a spectator sport, wish me luck.
Work hard, fall hard. Latvia’s Anastasija Dubova fell off the end of the beam, hard.
Nastia versused Andrew. Shawn Johnson played “Who knows you better?” with her hubby Andrew East and an under-the-weather Nastia Liukin. You guys, that’s what I look like when I’m sick. Perfect skin and hair, always.
Simone dropped the mic. Simone Biles shut down an ADHD denier, like a pro.
The 2036 Olympic champion was born, nbd. Alicia (Sacramone) Quinn had a babay with husband Brady Quinn.
Norah and Morgan make no sense. Norah “you didn’t know beam could look this good” Flatley thinks rhythmic gymnastics is the “most beautiful sport,” and Morgan “I have a double double on floor” Hurd wishes she were coordinated enough to do hoops.
Iceland was amazing, thanks for asking. In other news, I just found a piece of lava rock on my person, and I literally just took a shower?
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