84 minutes | Mar 18, 2021

Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned)

WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. This week's episode has been commissioned by Dr. Ben, who asked for an episode on the fascinating history of Anna Pavlova, who blessed us with her flexibility, artistry, and power, yet who heartbreakingly remained off the podium in many major finals. Why Do We Love Pavlova? Form. Grace. Longevity. Switch ring. The Ultimate Pavlova Quiz Baby Pavlova: A star even in 2000 and 2002 The Badass Years: Two Olympic medals and one iconic beam series Fight to the Death – Athens Edition: Did Pavlova deserve all-around bronze over Zhang? Fight to the Death – Beijing Edition: Did Pavlova deserve beam bronze over Cheng? The Vault Zero: A Gymnastics Tragedy The F-U Russia Years: Medals for Azerbaijan THE POSTS Top Scores of Week 10 March 16, 2021 Week 10 Rankings & NQS Update March 15, 2021 Sunday Live Blog – March 14, 2021 March 14, 2021 Saturday Live Blog – March 13, 2021 March 13, 2021 Friday Live Blog – March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021 State of the Russians Address March 12, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships 443: Gymnastics' Greatest Stars (Commissioned) 399: CHUSO! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) THE FLIGHT SERIES
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