The Savior of Gymnastics Dance Is a 16-Year-Old From New Jersey

Laurie …. #ProudBoricua ….

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How Laurie Hernandez can save the floor exercise from horrible pirouettes and herky-jerky poses, Rebecca Schuman writes for Slate Magazine.

The results of the women’s gymnastics competition at the Rio Games may be all but forsworn—Simone Biles will have to fall on at least two apparatuses not to win the all-around gold—but there were a few surprises during Sunday’s marathon of qualifying meets, in which no medals were awarded but the rosters were set for the team, all-around, and event medal competitions. For example: Seven-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina is a medal contender on vault—and she has a son who’s older than many of her competitors. But the biggest and best surprise of all, especially for anyone tuning in to gymnastics for the first time since 2012, is that one of the top finishers on the floor exercise can actually dance. Too bad that nonsensical rules will keep her from…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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