Watching Old Competitions – Post Nassar/Marta

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I think, at very least since the advent of Youtube, watching old competitions has been a staple of gymnastics fans. We follow a sport with a SUPER short competition season. It means we often appease our desire to see more by watching old competitions obsessively.

I decided to rewatch the qualifications of 2012 again after listening to Heavy Medals. I have to admit, it's just not the same. It's painful. I'm so pained watching them and knowing what they were going through the very same time this was filmed. My heart hurts thinking that they had all this hardship in training and then they went to the hotel and got abused even more.

I dont really have a point here, I just dont think the Nassar/Karolyi scandals will allow old competitions to ever look the same to me.

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