But I'll let you in on an old Soviet secret: alcohol makes everything better. At least, that's what Valentina Rodionenko told me in a dream last night, and everything that comes out of Valentina's mouth is true. (*Cough* Nabieva's perpetual retirement. *Cough*)
So, grab a couple friends and a whole lot of alcohol, and win that Olympic gold medal in drinking. YOU CAN DO IT!
If you don't know who Larisa Latynina is, take a big gulp.
If you don't know how many Olympic medals Larisa Latynina won, take 18 gulps.
If you can't name all the female gymnasts on the Chinese Olympic team, who are you? What are your priorities in life? And why aren't you taking a shot?
If this advertisement of Nastia and her fiancé, Matt, makes you question your sexuality, good. It should. You're invited to my house to drink.
All right, that was your podium training. Now, you're ready to start the drinking game…
It's time to go 4 for 4, and trust in your training, and just be best friends…
Whenever you see your favorite gymnast, pump your fist in the air and yell the gymnast's name. Then, take three sips and pretend like nothing happened.
If you signed the Change.org petition for Laurie, throw alcohol in your eyes. The gymternet has hit peak crazy.
I'm not saying that Laurie is a bad gymnast. I understand where all these feelings are coming from, but a Change.org petition is a bit much.
Every time someone does a wolf turn, pop a squat. Last person squatting has to do a shot.
OK - it's no secret: I came up JUST short of my #Rio2016 #goals. Thank you, @Salto_Coach, for the mems & the wolves. pic.twitter.com/4NNnC150Ld— Evan Heiter (@yoEv) July 28, 2016
What's that? A view of Cristo Redentor on your screen? Stand up, throw your arms out to the side, and do your best Arthur Nory impression.
Waterfall during any fluff piece. To up your difficulty score, connect your waterfall to crying for +0.3 CV.
If someone confuses the Downies, throw your drink at the person.
If someone confuses Gabby and Simone, spit your drink in the person's face.
Eff your life. Someone asks, "Where's McKayla Maroney?" That person is cut off. Done. Never invited to another party.
Any use of the word "fire" or a fire metaphor = Drink.
Examples: "She has fire in her eyes" or "That was a dumpster fire."
Any comparison to one of those silly ball sports = Drink.
Examples: "She's the Michael Jordan of gymnastics."
Take a drink for every gymnast who gets two-per-countried out of a final.
Whenever there's dramatic breath-ography or theatric arm waving, take a shot and yell, "But it's soooooooo artistic!"
Yes, I realize that this gif is not from a routine. I'm just giving you an example of what it might look like.
During commercial breaks, play choreography charades. You do the gymnast's famous choreography. Your team guesses the gymnast.
"I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all." ~ Simone Biles ❤️ @simonebiles In honor of the start of The Olympic Games, here's to the reigning 3x AA champion. Better known as the "Queen of Gymnastics." 👑✨ (Special shoutout to my teammate Joey for the tremendous patience and cheering!😂 @joeybonanno)