Hi, my name is Millie and I’m an #actuallivingscientist studying how dopamine neurons in the brain respond to different types of stressors, and how these responses may differ between sexes. Upper right: hand- pulled glass recording electrode Lower right: Plate of brain area (VTA) where I find dopamine neurons to record from. #neuroscience #outreach #scicomm #femalescientist #womeninscience #academia #electrophysiology #researcher #STEM
Some very rare photos of the infamous Penske/Donohue 1969 Sonoco Camaro prepped for the Trans Am Series at Mid-Ohio. Note the holes in the wheel wells which were part of a duct system to relieve front end lift at 170 mph. Going to have to do a bit of research on those! I can’t imagine driving on bias plys that fast. Serious balls! Note the Vinyl roof to cover up the acid dipped roofs to reduce weight. These cars had some serious research and development in them. I am so fascinated by the vintage trans am series. If NASCAR ran these cars I might actually watch! I love these cars so much I have been in the processing of building my own Z-28 into a VTA ‘street’ car for 7 years now. Just with a bit more displacement ;)
Shang Chunsong’s curly hair are not done by salons.
Shang Chunsong will compete in Tokyo 2020. <3<3
Tan Jiaxin will keep training the Amarnar.
Has been training the quadruple
spin, but the successful rate not so good.
Trained the 3.5 twist, but
failed to add it into her routine.
Will not do half in half out
due to injured history on this skill.
Used to feel double tuck easier,
now feels double pike easier
UB—learnt the clear hip skills
in Hunan provincial team. Clear hip Shapo not so good so learnt Maloney in the
the second vault is double
twisting Tsuk, 6.0 value, but not has much attention put on this vault( So
Jiaxin’s potential vaults would be 6.3+6.0)
Is training the Amarnar now and
will keep training it in future.
BB—has performed some basic
skills such as front tuck, spin on one leg, BHS-back tuck. Used to have BHS-BHS-layout.
Injuries—shoulders, knees, ankles
and wrists. Most serious injuries were on the shoulders, so giving up healy-Ling-Jaeger(not
so clear here) and did Ling-Ling half-Tkatchev instead.
The WAG and MAG Rio teams will
train in the intensive camp in Tianjin from June 1st through June 25th.
Chinese Olympic teams will
leave for Rio on July 12th.
Daily gym hour: 8:30—12:00,
15:00—17:00/18:00. The full-day session begins at 8:30, half-day at 14:30.
Will retire after the National
Game of 2017, at most until World Championship 2017.
Selected to the national team
very late( at the end of 2012 when she was 16) because can only do very few
“It is because the coaches taught
well that I progressed fast”
Giving up beam because she has
awful acro feelings on beams and injured her ankles easily.
Will retire after the National
Game of 2017, at most as late as World Championship 2017.
Will go back to Hunan
provincial team after Rio.
“I am ambivalent about
retirement. Want to and not want to. I don’t want to leave the large family (coaches
and teammates) but I am afraid my injuries would get more severe and prevent me
from training in future.”
Disappointed at not making the
Rio team. Jiaxin ascribed her failure to make the team to not being excellent
enough herself and not as strong as others.
“Confidence and great
temperament in competitions? Haha,actually I am quite nervous, super nervous
inside”, replying to fan’s comments on her composure in competitions.
FX—twisted her ankle seriously one
week before 2014 Chinese National when training half in half out. Will not do this
skill any longer.( reminded me of Shang
getting serious ankle injury in Chinese National 2010 AA Final doing double Arabian,
what a sad story for Songsong and Jiaxin.)
VT—May not perform Amanar in
Rio or 2017 Chinese National Game, concerned about failure and score. May not
perform the second vault as well.
UB—Will not do the Ray dismount
any longer. Has hit her head twice on this move (scars still seeable on her forehead)
Does the make-up herself during
BB—Has performed beam back in
2012. Did not fall but sat the dismount in her first completion.
11. Shang Chunsong
Has confidence in Chunsong for
winning the beam gold in Rio
Shang will not retire until Coach
Xiong retires after Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Chunsong wants to accompany Coach
Xiong till the end of his career. “ I will go to Tokyo to watch and root for her”
Jiaxin thinks Chunsong’s
problem with vault is not being able to giving out powers. “I can do the vault
for Shang. Let her do the beam for me.”
“If Shang and I can become one
person, this new gymnast will be unbeatable.”(hahaha)
Leos are selected by coaches.
The Xiong group do not control
weight of athletes.
Coach Xiong is strict with girls
in training, but is loving and caring in life. “ Coach Xiong is strict, but is
nice as well.””Coach Xiong is nice. I like him.” (Coach Xiong’s students Deng
linlin, Jiang Yuyuan, Shang Chunsong, Tan Jiaxin and Wujing all respect and have
strong connection with him)
“Coach Xiong comes with sense
of humor.”—Wu Jing
Nickname given by Coach Xiong
is “fish head Tan”,谭鱼头，for pouting a lot when being upset and moving head first when
twisting. Coach Xiong hardly calls her nickname now.
Favorite gymnast is Komova.
Also likes Larisa Iordache. “ I like all foreign gymnasts,都喜欢”
Live in the same apartment with
Shang Chunsong, Wu Jing, Liu Jinru and Coach Zhang. Share room with two 2000
babies Jinru and Jing.
The Xiong Group live on the
fifth floor, The Wang Group on the sixth floor, Coach Xiong on the seventh
Likes the color of blue.
Likes Japanese maga series One
Piece a lot.
Likes traveling and photographing,
but does not have time for these hobbies.
Has not applied for college
yet, but does not plan to study communications. May take her roommate Wuhan
local Wu Jing’s recommendation to go to Wuhan University.
Fans asked whether Jiaxin will
have the ponytail in future competions for they like how she looks in ponytail.
Jiaxin said her hair is too long for tail and she cherishes her long hair too
much to cut it short.
Has known and grown up with
Shang Chunsong for 10 years. Strong connection with Chunsong.
Good at dressing and doing
Hair is naturally curly, not by
“Shang’s natural-curl is like
the instant noodle after showers.”
No boyfriend yet, has “girlfriends”
Bai Yawen and Chen Siyi(Bai was flirting with Jiaxin in the live chats, saying
she is the T, LOL. Wu Jing said “ I am sister Xin’s elder daughter.”)
Not many contents in part 1 and 2. The cute voice in 4:36 of Part 1 is from Chunsong. Part 2 has the shy Chunsong as well, saying “Wow, my finger is in the camera,no!””Okay, let me just show my face a little bit, just a little bit.”
Part 3&4&5 have the playful and naughty Wu Jing and Liu Jinru.
Possono essere un problema, i ricordi.
Anche se sono belli, a volte rendono malinconici. Fa piacere ripensare a certi momenti, sono il tesoro più grande che abbiamo, ma è triste sapere che qualcosa è finito per sempre e non tornerà più.