Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CALLING THE SHEEP JUMP POLICE....

P.S. I have another idea, how about we get the FIG to spring for Sheep Jump Police? Any gymnast who wants to put a sheep jump into their routine will have to run it by this person first. They will have jurisdiction everywhere that there is gymnastics and be paid to roam the world aye-ing and nay-ing, da-ing and nyet-ing bad sheep jumps everywhere.  They would have a direct line to the Federation, who can call at any time, saying, okay, we have a Russian who can't keep her legs together (hee hee), get to Moscow Dynamo stat!" (they will, of course, say stat all the time!), or "Some college gymnasts in Idaho is trying dislocate her neck cheating the arch, she's on camp in Nampa- get there before the season starts and we all have to look at it." 

Come on F.I.G, how 'bout it?  I'll chip in.....



That's all I am saying......



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3 comments:

  1. Heather said:
    Ironically, I was just reading the Code of Points page on jump deductions today and the deductions are pretty severe, but they must not be applying them to everyone, or a lot of girls' routines would be devalued. (Basically, any sheep jump that doesn't have the feet up at head height isn't supposed to get credit...even the "Queen of Jump Flexibilty" Nastia doesn't get her feet to her head all the time!)

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  2. Okay, I get the whole awesomeness of being able to jump in the air and whack your feet to your head and then do a blind landing back onto the beam... but even when it is done BEAUTIFULLY, a la` Chinese-style, I still don't like it! I don't think the human pretzel is a great position to look at. Can anyone honestly argue that a sheep jump is even half as beautiful as a ring leap (Anna Pavolva-esque?)... Just sayin'...

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  3. I love PHOTOS of sheep jumps at their peak, but not so much the skill itself. I love the idea of sheep jump police - too many girls do this skill with sloppy form. Who's the girl in the picture you posted? Let's just hope that's not the peak of her jump...

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