Join 3,421 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

25 posts tagged with gymnastics. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 25 of 25. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (6)


Users that often use this tag:
Trurl (2)
jason's_planet (2)

If I saw this as a kid I probably would have joined the gymnastics team

Lousiana State University sophomore Lloimincia Hall becomes an Internet sensation after her perfect 10 performances in the floor exercise, combining gymnastics technical proficiency with hot dance moves.
posted by divabat on Apr 15, 2014 - 73 comments

"You need time to think."

MAGNESIUM is the graduation film of Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong about a young gymnast in the days before a major competition.
posted by Wemmick on Mar 29, 2014 - 11 comments

Robotic gymnasts made by hinamitetu

No. 16 makes the quadruple backflip look easy (YouTube), but robotic gymnastics don't always go so well (YT). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 22, 2013 - 11 comments

Sit up straight!

Short documentary film (SLNYT) about 91 year old George Weedon, former Olympic gymnast. Free posture advice included.
posted by neilb449 on Jun 8, 2013 - 5 comments

Nadia has never cried.

Nadia is perfect. Nadia is perfect. Nadia is perfect. Nadia never cries and never falls. Nadia is a covergirl. Nadia is a Hero of Socialist Labor. Nadia is very dangerous to her enemies. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Sep 28, 2012 - 57 comments

"I think she’s just a miracle.”

On August 5th, 2012 in London's North Greenwich Arena, 37-year-old Oksana Chusovitina placed 5th in Women's Vault. Thus ended her sixth Summer Olympics as a competitor, more than any other female gymnast in the history of the games. “Am I old? I don’t feel old,” Chusovitina said in Russian, through a translator, as if answering a ridiculous question. “I’m not doing anything amazing. I’m just like everybody else here.” [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Aug 17, 2012 - 12 comments

All that glisters

McKayla Maroney is not impressed. (Single Link tumblr) Tiny athlete is mightily unimpressed with everything.
posted by tigrefacile on Aug 8, 2012 - 73 comments

ABC Funfit with Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton - "It's Your Move"* [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 2, 2012 - 43 comments

Pilobolus Dance Theater

What is the only professional, modern dance company to grow directly out of a college modern dance class? ... What is the only professional modern dance company directed by not a singular choreographer, but rather a group collaboration, using improvisational techniques? The answer to... those questions is the world famous dance company, Pilobolus. (links nsfw - previously) [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Oct 23, 2011 - 8 comments

Rhythmic Gymnastics With Ball... that is all.

This is just amazing. (SLYT)
posted by Huplescat on Aug 21, 2011 - 103 comments

The Original Indoor Cycle Gymnastics. Since 1999

"The previous cycling was conducted by using the general cycle with two wheels, but JACKIE SPINNING ™ is the Group Exercise Program using specially designed stationary bikes." [more inside]
posted by KirkpatrickMac on May 3, 2011 - 24 comments

Papal gymnasticis

Papal gymnastics. Just your typical day at the Vatican. Topless muscle-bound gymnasts perform for the Pope, appreciative cardinals and waving nuns. Make your own jokes.
posted by illy on Dec 15, 2010 - 45 comments

Not exactly pole dancing.

Indian Pole Gymnastics [more inside]
posted by empath on Aug 14, 2010 - 49 comments

Fake step (on water)

"For those of us who are not Ryu Hayabusa, we'll just have to fake step on small ponds and fountains." It's the return of AZO, the video game animator that can actually do the animations in real life.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 comments

The Fundamentals of Bodyweight Strength Training. And some other links on the same topic.

The Fundamentals of Bodyweight Strength Training. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on May 8, 2010 - 23 comments

Gymnastics + Parkour = Awesome

Damien Walters combines fantastic gymnastic ability with innovative parkour techniques. His ShowReel 2009 impressed me. He and the Derby City Gym Lads just "messing around" amazed me. But he and his incredibly talented kids horsing around made me a fan and made my day. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on May 25, 2009 - 48 comments

A break from the Olympics

A comedic break from the Olympics. Plus a mildly amusing advertisement. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 15, 2008 - 30 comments

No More Perfect 10.

No More Perfect 10s. The new Olympic scoring has rendered the Perfect 10 obsolete. Let's remember what it looked like: Nadia Comaneci - Balance Beam & Uneven Bars - 1976. Balance Beam - 1980. Mary Lou Retton - Vault 1984. Lavinia Milosovici -Floor Exercise 1992.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Aug 11, 2008 - 85 comments

I would have sworn he was 6' 3" and 225 lbs...

Yang Wei, the 2006 and 2007 mens gymnastics world champion, and number 13 on Time Magazine's 100 Olympic Athletes to Watch in Beijing 2008, is a symbol of absolute power and coordination. He stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 121 pounds.
posted by clearly on Aug 10, 2008 - 27 comments

Sports Acrobatics

Sports Acrobatics Spellbinding gymnastics feats.
posted by ColdChef on Jul 12, 2007 - 24 comments

Make Benefit Glorious Nation of North Korea

Feeling nostalgic for those old school Soviet shindigs? Westerners are welcome to North Korea's Arirang Mass Games. Tickets are on sale now. Will tourist dollars/euros be the undoing of North Korea?
posted by oneirodynia on Apr 12, 2007 - 24 comments

The Traveling Rings of Santa Monica Beach

The Traveling Rings At Santa Monica Beach
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 5, 2007 - 12 comments

Bodies in Formation

Dsicipline, Strength, Beauty, Youth 'Bodies in Formation' is a wonderful exhibition of photographs and ephemera, that illustrates Soviet-era mass gymnastics displays in eastern Europe. Via plep.
posted by carter on May 23, 2004 - 7 comments

House Gymnastics.

House Gymnastics. "The greater the height or danger, the better the move. Maneuvers must be held in position for 3 seconds to be valid." In the words of one critic: "Empowering banality with new meaning... "
posted by limitedpie on Mar 10, 2004 - 9 comments

Gymnast vaults into gender-equity flap.

Gymnast vaults into gender-equity flap. "For more than two decades in Massachusetts, boys have been allowed to compete on girls' teams (and vice versa) if their school doesn't have a team for their gender. But everywhere else in the region, they're still banned."
posted by idiolect on Mar 16, 2001 - 1 comment

Page: 1