Posts Tagged ‘Diane Pucin’

Bridget Sloan: The new U.S. rock?

January 14, 2009

Bridget Sloan

Bridget Sloan

The aforementioned post from the Los Angeles Times’s Diane Pucin has this sentence regarding 2008 U.S. Olympian Bridget Sloan:

Headlining the women’s competition will be 16-year-old Olympic silver medalist Bridget Sloan. U.S. coaches hope she will be the cornerstone for the national team for the next four years, as Alicia Sacramone was for the 2008 Olympic team.

I wonder which U.S. coaches Pucin talked to who gave her that impression? Martha Karolyi? It’s nothing against Sloan, who did a wonderful job coping with the pressure of being relatively inexperienced and handling the U.S. Championships, Olympic Trials and selection camp, and leading off for the U.S. in team prelims on floor and finals on vault — but it would be nice to have the attribution.

Yang and Yang’s wedding spectacular!

October 29, 2008
China's most famous gymnastics couple did a wedding spread with Chinese Cosmo magazine.

China's most famous gymnastics couple did a wedding spread with Chinese Cosmo magazine.

More pictures, courtesy of Chinese Cosmopolitan magazine, can be found here.

Yang, in a poudy white dress, and Yang, in a very shiny suit, frolic in a gymnastic sort of way for the Cosmo photo shoot. I especially loved the floaty dresses Yang Yun was photographed in.

Gymnastics writer Diane Pucin of the L.A. Times notes that apparently Yang Wei had to get his coach’s permission to marry.