2013 championship

“I have so much admiration for Michael Christian Martinez. Coming from the Philippines, from a poor family, doing the olympics at sixteen, and now 14th in 4cc! I wonder how he even got his country sports federation’s attention, or if there were kids who could compete against him when he was younger in his country. He really has to be amazingly talented and determined to achieve what he did”


Greats Of The Game - Tobin Heath, Midfielder


University of North Carolina

  • NCAA Women’s Soccer Champions: 2006, 2008, 2009



  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015 (champion), 2011 (runner-up)
  • Algarve Cup: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Four Nations Tournament: 2008, 2011

She Believes Cup: 2016 (champion)


Portland Thorns

  • NWSL 2013 Championship
  • NWSL 2016 Shield


  • NWSL Best XI 2016
  • NWSL Goal of the Week Week 6 (2016)
  • NWSL Player of the Week Week 6 (2016)
  • NWSL Player of the Month April 2016
  • NWSL 2013 Championship MVP
  • PSG Best Player of the Year (Le Prix des Supporters): 2013
  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year (1): 2009
  • NCAA All-American First-Team (2): 2007, 2009
  • ACC Conference First-Team (3): 2007, 2008, 2009
  • NWSL Olympics Player of Match : Day 1 
  • NWSL Olympics Player of Match : Day 2 
  • U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year: 2016

✌🏼 sup. This is Morgan Rielly. He is a 6’ 1” 22-year old Canadian defenseman who wears #44 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. His most common nickname is Mo. He was drafted 5th overall in 2012 and his first year in the NHL was in the 2013-’14 season. He has represented Canada in 6 international competitions including IIHF World Junior Championship in 2013 (4th) and IIHF World Championship in 2014 and 2016 (5th & gold). He represented Canada as a part of Team North America during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Mo is kind of a big deal. He’s lowkey good because he’s not flashy but the management and coaches really love him because he’s such a great player, leader, and person overall. Last April, he signed a $30 million 6-year contract with the Leafs (so he gets around $5 mill a year). He currently has an A in Toronto (no one has a C), and a whole lot of people really want Mo to be the captain next year because he has shown amazing leadership qualities and just generally cares a lot about the team.

His main bond on the team is with fellow defenseman Jake Gardiner who is American. There’s videos of Mo from Jake’s instagram doing various things. Mainly all shopping - whether at the mall or at the grocery store. In one of them Jake is too busy filming Mo and teammate Nazem Kadri that he walks backwards straight into a trash can. In another one, Mo juggles random objects at the grocery store, and in another Mo gets a cake just for himself. These videos are very cute and bromancy. One time they were in a studio and (horribly, ohmygod it was so bad) sang Little Things by One Direction together.

Mo is such a sweetheart and a giant nerd ass. He got all of his teammates thoughtful gifts for Christmas and he’s the self-proclaimed dad/father figure of the Leafs “at the ripe age of 22”. He also did a cooking thing because he lives by himself and he only knows how to cook chicken so he wanted to expand his cooking skills. Lord help him though. He’s also a horrible dancer but dances anyway even if it is super cringey. He spent his time this Christmas with sick children (it was his first Christmas in Toronto). He’s so soft and he really loves his mom and dog which he posts on insta often about them. He sticks up for his teammates especially when the media asks about scoring droughts and people not doing so well, and he credits them with their success and never talks himself up like ever. Everyone loves Mo


baekhyun stans:

  • baekhyun eyeliner tutorial easy version
  • interview where baekhyun exposes all the exo members 2017 full clip hd version
  • funny lmao baekhyun memes
  • baekhyun x reader smut 
  • baekhyun x chanyeol x reader smut
  • exo stan confessions tumblr
  • baekhyun screaming and laughing compilation on crack 10 hours version ft jongdae
  • how to use chopsticks

chanyeol stans:

  • how to make my ears big
  • you lovin’ the size 10 hour loop cracked version
  • what hair colour are you personality quiz
  • chanyeol getting his ass beat up by kyungsoo compilation funny try not to laugh
  • how well do you know exo quiz hard version
  • how to convert your friends into kpop lovers wikihow tutorial with pictures (10 steps)
  • chanyeol baby face
  • chanyeol english compilation funny version

jongdae stans:

  • how to do a handstand
  • how to develop common sense
  • jongdae x minseok x reader coffee enema threesome smut tumblr 
  • how to laugh at a joke that isn’t funny and make it look real
  • i’m stuck in a kpop fandom and i’m scared of running away because they’ll probably come for me and kill me
  • cheap exo merch near me
  • why don’t people stan my beautiful angel jongdae he is so perfect i swear please
  • how to scream properly

kyungsoo stans:

  • how to fight someone
  • how to summon a demon and a poltergeist lessons near me how to live in the moment
  • cooking lessons near me
  • how to tolerate having idiotic friends
  • how to get people to join my cult
  • kyungsoo beating up the exo members compilation 
  • kyungsoo x reader married fanfic tumblr
  • why do people always say kyungsoo wants to kill someone when in fact he wants to embrace everyone in his own special way

jongin stans:

  • free water near me
  • dance classes near me
  • sexy kim jongin desktop wallpapers hd free
  • how to get abs in ten minutes or less
  • pictures of kim jongin’s bulge while dancing hd // videos of kim jongin’s bulge while dancing
  • proof that kaisoo is real
  • proof that sekai is real
  • kim jongin x kyungsoo married fanfic scenarios completed masterlist tumblr

kris stans:

  • juice
  • daddy kris memes
  • kris speaking english (sort of) compilation mama and wolf era try not to laugh
  • kris on crack
  • kris’ dictionary
  • how to be a badass motherfucker while still looking like a manga/flowerboy 
  • why is kris so underrated
  • exo ot12 days // videos of exo ot12 // try not to cry exo ot12 compilation // kris try not to cry

yixing stans:

  • yixing swearing compilation
  • zhang yixing and jj lin singing wings on go fighting full cut season 2 ep 12 2016
  • yixing mispronunciation compilation 
  • when is the next episode of go fighting going to be released
  • zhang yixing appreciation posts
  • zhang yixing standing firm at 24 online order
  • yixing being cute compilation
  • yixing x reader puppy smut

luhan stans:

  • how to do your makeup like luhan
  • “lu” by luhan lyrics english translation
  • old hunhan moments compilation try not to cry challenge hd sad video must watch
  • hunhan/layhan angst tumblr
  • what is luhan’s favourite bubble tea flavour
  • luhan being a funny deer compilation try not to laugh 2012-2017 edition new upload
  • that good good by luhan
  • luhan pastel pink aesthetic 

junmyeon stans:

  • junmyeon cringe compilation try not to cringe haha omgl ol
  • junmyeon on crack compilation try not to laugh #someonesavethismanplease
  • junmyeon x reader fluff
  • junmyeon reactions masterlist post
  • appreciate junmyeon online petition
  • moments when junmyeon got exposed and exposed everyone else in exo compilation
  • junmyeon and tao mother and son moments
  • junmyeon memes funny search

sehun stans:

  • how big is sehun’s NOSE
  • how to properly lock your bathroom door
  • is bathing with your friend a good way to bond quora answers reddit answers yahoo answers
  • how to get over the fact that your best friend isn’t coming back
  • every single exo mv sped up except it slows down when sehun gets a line compilation
  • sehun through the years photo comparison
  • sehun rainbow hair
  • idol star athletics championship 2013 sehun cut

tao stans:

  • wushu near me
  • tao screaming like a girl going through puberty compilation try not to laugh funny cut
  • tao exo showtime haunted house cut
  • tao on happy camp cut
  • tao and luhan on weibo news
  • why does tao like gucci so much
  • tao x reader fluff
  • tao and sehun moments try not to cry compilation 

minseok stans:

  • get a six pack in ten minutes or less 
  • how to become a certified barista tutorial 
  • how to order steamed buns at a chinese restaurant properly in five steps or less
  • minseok x luhan x steamed bun threesome smut 10k+ word count tumblr fics
  • every single exo mv sped up but whenever minseok gets a line it slows down dramatically
  • he’s like a wife to me
  • kendo wushu and taekwondo lessons near me
  • cute minseok vs xiudaddy comparison 
YoI Movie: Speculation

So we’re getting a movie. I have thought long and hard over this, speculating on what it is going to be about since this is all new information and not just a retelling of the show.

Many of us believe YoI takes place in 2012, because the Sochi Grand Prix Final irl, also took place in 2012. Add the fact that the GPF symbol for the YOI Barcelona GPF mimics the 2013 symbol, and it just adds to our belief.(In fanfic I prefer to keep them up to current time thanks to better technology, but I’m still on the 2012 belief as far as canon goes.)

Now, if the in-show universe did in fact begin in 2012, we have a timeline.

Starts in the 2012-13 Grand Prix Circuit.

December 2012 Sochi GPF- Yuuri is in 6th.

December 2012 Japan Nationals- Yuuri fails even further.

January 2013 European Championships - assumed Victor went and won gold.

February 2013 Four Continents Championship- Yuuri didn’t qualify or he didn’t go.

March 2013 World Championships-  Yuuri couldn’t go and Victor wins again!

April 2013- Victor flies across the world for Yuuri.

May-August- Training.

September 2013 Regionals- Yuuri wins with a new SP high score.

October 2013 GPF Qualifying Round in China - Yuuri places Second with silver, and a new SP score.

November 2013 GPF Qualifying Round in Russia- Yuuri places Fourth and squeaks into the Barcelona GPF.

December 2013 Barcelona GPF- Yuuri places Second, he and Victor skate together, both decide to continue skating, and both are the only skaters capable of a Quad Flip.

So now that the possible timeline is established, the big event that comes next isn’t the 4CC or the EC or even Worlds.

In February of 2014, the Winter Olympics take place in Russia. Sochi to be precise. And as we know from the end of Season 1, Yuuri is currently training in Russia with Victor and Yurio.

So comes my wild and barely plausible theory that the movie might be about the Olympics. Imagine the drama that could go down with them competing for different countries and the fact that Yuuri’s coach would also probably be competing. 

And if the show actually began in 2016 and ran through 2017 in-show, then they would have the 2018 Winter Olympics to face.

Anyway, these are just my thoughts. It would be pretty cool to see Yuuri win Olympic gold after all his hard work.

A glimpse of hell - mean nicknames created  by the Chinese Gymternet


1. Do not read this if you are easily offended by mean names, satirical jokes or dark humour. 

2. The Chinese gymternet culture, and its internet culture as a whole, is very different from the ones on tumblr. Partly due to its insularity, certain terms used in the Chinese gymternet could come across to you as too rude or brass or unacceptable. However, please also take into account the difference in the cultural aspect as well. As a common dweller in the Chinese gymternet community, I can promise that 95% of the satirical teasings or mean names created by the Chinese has no derogatory intention. The truly degrading, racist or sexist nicknames have also been filtered out by me, so rest assured. 

So now, if you are ready, please read on: 

——————————————–The line to hell——————————————-

Part 1. Basic terminology to nickname-creation

A. 野鸡 (ye-ji) noun./adj.  - pheasant; wild chicken (direct translation)

“Before anyone is worthy of being bestowed upon a nickname by the Chinese gymternet god, they are all wild chickens.”

The term “wild chicken” is not limited to the gymternet community - it is the umbrella term for all athletes who are either 1.not well known 2.not very good at the sport 3.both. Wild chicken can be used both as a noun and an adjective. Though initially carrying a negative and even derogatory connotation, the tone now is much more neutral. An example for the use of “wild chicken” with a neutral connotation would be - 

“Who is that wild chicken on bars? She’s pretty good.”

When used as an adjective, it is normally used to describe a routine that is underwhelming. For example “Songsong’s vault is quite 野鸡.”

When used to describe man, use 野鸭, or wild duck, instead of chicken. 

B. 女士/小姐 noun. - Ms/Mdm/Miss

Using an overly formal term to address an athlete is one of the most basic satirical trick used by the Chinese community. I’m not sure when and who first created this but oh boy does this thing spread fast! Similar to wild chicken, this term first carries a negative connotation, but some people liked it so much they start to call everybody, including the ones they love, with a Ms something something. More often than not though this term still carries a mocking tone to it.

Example: “Oh what a spectacular performance by Mdm____, she could have scored full marks in the 10-points scoring system!”

C. 好粉丝 noun. - Good fans

With its true meaning being “biased fans”, this word is often used to mock comments or other netizens for being…well…too biased. 

Example: “Good lord, those good fans are saying ____ is capable of winning gold again, what a joke!”

With the 3 most basic terminology in mind, lets move to more specific nicknames for gymnasts and countries. 

Part 2 - specific nicknames and its origin (names not written in any order, just writing them down as I remember them)

1. Victoria Komova - 擦擦,擦地,擦四步 (scratchy,ground-wiper, wipe-4-steps) 

Origin: 擦 (pronounced as tsah), means “to wipe” or “to scratch”. The name 擦擦 came after YOG in 2010 when Komova scratched her feet on the ground during bars final and then backed 4 steps during floor final - the Chinese netizens then begin saying that Komova is wiping the floor with her feet and there goes the “wipe-4-steps” and the “ground-wiper”. While used as a mocking nickname initially, most people now, even her fans, still refer to her as “scratchy” or “擦擦“. 

2. Kyla Ross - 敦煌飞仙 (Buddha’s heavenly leap)

Origin: It is extremely hard to translate the proverb 敦煌飞仙. The term “敦煌” is related to Buddism whereas 飞仙 means something like “flying to heaven”? It’s a buddist term and I’m not able to capture the exact meaning as well… anyway, the term came after Kyla’s super awkward fell during her 2015 Jesolo floor routine, and then one of the netizens who didn’t really like her wrote “OH MY HOW BEAUTIFUL, ITS LIKE A BUDDHA’S HEAVENLY LEAP”, and then suddenly everybody started to use it lmao. It is initially used to address Kyla Ross’s fall, but has now extended to all kinds of lurching kind of fall on floors. It definitely is still used to mock people though.

3.  Riley McCusker - 鸡翅膀 - Chicken Wing

Origin: Her 2016 floor choreography is just really weird and has hand movements like a “flapping wild chicken”, and if you have read the things I wrote above you will know being related to a “wild chicken” is NOT good for your image on the gymternet lmao. 

4. Nastia Liukin - 青蛙,娃娃 - frog, froggy

Origin: It’s due to the cowboying on her double front. One of the disgusted netizen commented that her posture during the double front is like a “leadping frog” and thats it lol. It is also notable that Nastia is a pretty controversial figure in the chinese gymternet, with large groups of fans and haters. The haters all address her as froggy and the fans will call her 公主 - princess. 

5. Deng Yalan - 种地小姐 - Miss peasant

Origin: So last year it became clear to the fans that Deng got addicted to a K-pop star and ended up semi-quitting her gymnastics career. Then there is this huge whooha regarding what she’s gonna do dropping gymnastics and her education at such a young age in the future. Then somebody digged out her family’s background and realized that her family is not very well-off in the first place and they live in the rural areas. So disappointed fans begin calling her Miss peasant to mock how she somehow ruined her own fledgling gymnastics career. 

6. Huang Qiushuang - 面膜小姐/黄面膜 - Miss Face mask/Facemask Huang

Origin: When Huang retired from gymnastics she opened a micro online shop to sell face masks. Such micro online shop in China is known for their dubious quality as many products are made without proper channels and regulation, and so yep people begin to call her Miss face mask for selling “fake products”. Whether the products are truly fake is unknown til today. 

7. Zeng Siqi & Chen Siyi - 旅游小姐/拍手小姐/提包小姐 - Miss vacation/Miss hand-clapper/Miss bag-carrier

Origin: Siqi only did beam (and fell) during the 2013 individual world championship, whereas Siyi didn’t do a single apparatus during the 2015 team final, so mean netizens begin mocking that “all Siyi did is to hold others’ tea cup and clap her hands and carry bags”, and then they became Miss hand-clappers. Dowell is also sometimes addressed as such too due to her lack of participation in 2013′s WC. 

8. Liu Jinru - 搞笑艺人 - Comedian

Origin: Because her dance and wobbles and fell are all quite…clumsy looking? Then some people said she looked like a comedian trying to make people laugh with all her wobbles and mistakes and now everybody begin calling her that.

9. Larisa Iordache - 影后 - movie queen

Origin: Prior of Olympics in 2012 rumour has it that Larisa is injured or something like that, and then she showed up to the competition almost fine (she fell on beam and floor but her difficulties are all back), and Chinese netizens were like “WASN’T SHE INJURED” when she showed up with a crazy difficulty beam routines, and there you’ve got the name!

10. Diana Bulimar - 布尼玛老太婆 - Witch Bulimar

Origin: This and the next one is probably the most offensive out of all terms SO PLEASE DON’T BE OFFENDED. Its also kind of hard to explain… so it all started with a superrrrrrrrrrrr Bulimar hater who also happens to be super active in the Chinese gymternet. Boy did he HATE Bulimar. And then since Romania’s struggling with the depth of talent pool the renowned hater started the “Bulimar is a witch and she cast a cremation spell on team Romania so that the entire gym program will be cremated” thing, and he talked about it in like every single fucking post lol, and it gradually got picked up. Bulimar is also known for having a “floor music of curse” back in 2012, as whoever is doing beam when Bulimar is using the 2012 floor music will either wobble or fall on beam. 

11. Romanian team - 火葬国 - Cremnation

Origin: Its the same as above, 火葬国 sounds super offensive as it means “country of cremation”, it’s a very bad joke and I apologize if anyone is offended… So anyway according to this hater Didi cast a cremation spell on the country’s gymnastics program so that it will all burn to ashes, and because hes so active everybody got brainwashed and start to address the team as “cremation team”. 

12. Other Romanian gymnasts cept Didi, Lari and Cata - 字母女士,Miss Alphabets

Origin: So it goes like the Romanian fans are super upset about how the new comers are unable to match the ability of Didi, Lari and Cata, or even do something that is memorable. And so in the cruel world of Chinese gymternet community such gymnasts do not deserve a distinctive nickname - they ended being called Miss H, Miss I, Miss O and Miss G, things like that. 

13. Team China - 宙国 - Team Universe

Origin: This may sounds nice but it is not - it is used to mock overly nationalistic chinese fans who thinks team China deserve to win everything and anything, so much so they own the universe lmao, so they instead call these fans as “fans of team universe”. 

14. Maria Paseka - 845

Origin: The degree that Paseka is able to turn on her Amanar in 2012. She got better afterwards but the name sticked with her for life. 

15. Mattie Larson - 冷宫怨妇 - Unwanted bitter women

Origin: Not a very good translation, but its hard to be translated :/. 冷宫 is a place in ancient China where the emperor’s least popular mistress are kept, whereas 怨妇 means very bitter women. The term started after her falls on floor in the 2007 team final, and rumours had it that Marta had enough of her and is never gonna use her ever. So in that sense I guess the nickname captured what happened pretty well :/. 

16. Zhang Nan - 巨星 - Super star/Icon

Origin: Netizens just don’t understand why Zhang Nan is so well-liked by the judges, even when the fans think she did her skills poorly in some cases. And then somebody said the famous line that “because she’s a super star” and then KABOOM everybody used it to mock her. There are also variant terms such as Zhang Nan’s late-as-always Ono on bars, called the “star turn”, and a falling LOSO mount on beam, called the “star mount”. 


Deng Linlin - noun. - a unit used to measure the extent of one’s leg separation. 

Example: Liukin’s cowboying on her double front is so bad its like 1.5 Deng Linlin. 

And….thats about all that I can think of, against, please don’t be offended if some of your favs are on the list, most of these terms are meant as bad jokes, and some of them have shifted in their connotations so much even the fans start to use it. To conclude, I wish all of you have a nice laugh after reading this!  I mayyyy do a second issue of this if I have more :)


Abby Dahlkemper for the UCLA Bruins, 2011-2014

Abby led UCLA to its first-ever NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in 2013, and finished her defensive career with five goals and 10 assists, appearing in all of the Bruins’ 93 games (92 starts) since her freshman year. With Abby guarding the back line, UCLA set a school record for least goals against in 2013 and 2014. She made history by becoming UCLA’s first-ever Honda Award winner for soccer, and she was also a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in her junior year (and a semifinalist the following year), becoming the first defender in 10 years to be honored as such.

Abby is a four-time NSCAA All-American, first-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-12 honoree and was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I have a question about Flips. So basically a skater receives ! on their protocol when the edge is unclear, meaning when the edge is flat right? Thing is, watching most skaters, I noticed their flip take off is from a reaaally shallow inside edge that is borderline flat, which is soo different from the deep outside edge observed in the lutz. Are flips supposed to be this way? I heard different opinions about this. If that is the case, then what is the border between a clean flip and a '!'?

Hello there, sorry for the longest delay in answering this (please feel free to blame tennis, the US Open, and a certain dude named Rafa Nadal).

Yes, the flip is generally taken off from a slight inside edge, not as deep as the outside edge on the Lutz takeoff. Here’s what we have from an official ISU video on how to jump:

The depth of the edge is nowhere near as emphasized as in the same instruction for Lutz:

Man, ISU animation sucks, here, let me throw in some much nicer ones, courtesy of the Yuri!!! on Ice staff (they did a great job - I got a pleasant surprise out of it because of how realistic the animation looks):

The flip is a jump that lends itself to rotational force, since it’s usually entered using a turn (three-turn or mohawk), which already creates momentum, and its inside takeoff edge keeps the skater’s body alignment in a direction convenient for rotation. If, in addition to all that, the skater takes off on a deep inside edge, their momentum would become too great, their air position too wide, and the jump a lot harder to control. Essentially when you do a flip you’d want to keep everything in a tight circle: keeping your free leg relatively low before tapping, bringing your left shoulder in, and initiating rotation using your right side. 

Let’s see some examples.

Patrick’s triple flip:

Nathan’s quad flip:

As to the border between a clean flip, a ! and an e, here, allow me to introduce: Yuzuru and the flip, a troubled love affair with a (somewhat) happy ending:

Junior World Championships 2010, a crystal clear outside edge on takeoff:

World Championships 2013, slight change of edge before takeoff:

Four Continents Championships 2017, check out that inside edge, yo (also, if you please, let us spend 10 seconds of silence to admire his mental strength in fighting and winning against the ghastly scream from his entire body and soul begging to go on outside edge):