“Don't know why people thought Suni was "the favourite" to win the bars final - Nina's been vastly more consistent over the years, Suni has only won one bars gold in a very small international competition compared to Nina's repeated gold wins at Worlds and Euros. The gymternet needs to learn that "the favourite" for an event isn't just the highest qualifying gymnast from the US.”
I haven’t seen this on my feed yet, but I absolutely love that the German gymnasts wore unitards. They did this to fight the sexualisation of women in gymnastics. It’s great because athletes should be able to wear what they feel comfortable in ☺️
I have just started following the Simone Biles “controversy,” and...
...my favorite part is how media outlets are interviewing every gymnast they can find and they all just keep saying that she did the right thing and they support her.
Like, you can sort of tell that what they want is for someone to slag on her so they can run a juicy catfight story--”did you hear what she said about her?!?”--but none of the women are giving them that quote, so instead we have a whole news cycle about women supporting each other’s bodily autonomy. I think that’s great.