Read about today’s all-around competition at the Commonwealth Games, including who left happy, who left sad, and who was just genuinely thrilled to make it this far.
Included detailed looks at the top eight finishers in addition to my favorite happy moments, the sad moments, and the weird Maegan Chant bipolar moments.
"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." J.K Rowling.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Thank you for existing and creating the amazing world all of us love and will cherish forever! (July 31st, 1965)
England claim gold, silver and bronze in the women’s all-around competition.
1. Fragapane (56.132), 2. Harrold (55.232), 3. Whelan (54.699)
Claudia Fragapane, Ruby Harrold, Hannah Whelan, Rebecca Tunney, Rebecca Downie.
Only two will make the AA Finals this year at worlds.
Oh shit I don’t know why that’s just now occurring to me. Dammit, Joe! Why’d you have to point that out?
I’m gonna miss Mckayla so much this season, hope she will return soon and stronger than ever.
2014 US SECRET CLASSIC COMPETITION AND COVERAGE INFO
Note: due to the sheer number of juniors, nine will compete during the senior session. However, their scores count only for the junior competition.
Friday, August 1: Classic training, U.S. Challenge
- Juniors podium training: 9:00 am EDT (USAG stream)
- Seniors podium training: 11:00 am EDT (USAG stream)
- U.S. Challenge (Hopes) competition: 3:30pm EDT (USAG stream)
Saturday, August 2: Secret Classic
- Senior session: Universal Sports official stream (sign-in with cable/satellite provider required; find your channel here). Possibly tv.pc. This post will be updated with alternative livestreams should they become available.
- All other streams: official site or USAG’s YouTube channel
TV coverage (Universal Sports live + encore presentations):
- August 2: 7:30pm EDT (live)
- August 2: 11:00pm EDT
- August 3: 2:00am EDT
- August 3: 3:00pm EDT
- August 4: 12:00pm EDT
- August 5: 11:00pm EDT
- August 10: 10:30pm EDT
- YouTube (USAG will post every competition routine after the Classic, plus PT clips and interviews)
- Twitter (event hashtag: #secretclassic)
Photo credit: AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Reblogging for anyone who missed it earlier. Updated with live scoring and social media info.
This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.
CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:
- do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
- go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
- if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
- look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
- the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
- works every time
"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING