How Swede It Is

Fredrika. 21. Northern Virginia. University of Pittsburgh. Swedish. I'll post anything and everything that interests me.

since 8/17/2012

"I don’t have to ‘prove’ anything to anyone. I do it for myself." -McKayla Maroney






“We were just flipping”

A group of Icelandic gymnasts were playing around after training, when they tried kicking footballs from the high bar. To their surprise, after a few tries, they were able to kick it with quite some precision. That’s when they decided to film it and gymnast Jón Sigurður Gunnarsson managed to kick the ball into a nearby basketball basket four times in a row. The reason they used four balls was to hopefully make one basket, but a mix of luck and skill allowed them to basket all four balls.

By the way, this is filmed in the same gymnastics hall as Retro Stefson’s odd Kimba gymnastic music video.

IRL foosball meets basketball.

I love it when they are JUST as surprised about it happening as we are.

i lost it




Tatiana Groshkova [x]

Throwing double-doubles in 1989, NBD. Oh, and she actually dances.

Whip to double tuck punch front KEEP TUMBLING


and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to


and the award for the best way to avoid an embarrassing moment goes to




fun facts about russia’s biggest bitch that you probably aren’t aware of: she was the only one in the olympic village to send her competitors plush toys and gifts and wish them luck before events; she has never uttered a single negative phrase about anyone even when urged by the press; she’s carried the entire russian gymnastics team on her back since she rose to (and ultimately fell from) power in 2010, and most importantly — a mere 18 months before the olympics, she had a (usually) career-ending injury which gave her only half of the competition time everyone else did and while unable to compete, she still went to training with her team everyday to chalk the bars, say encouraging words and offer support; oh, and, she was STILL the single most decorated gymnast of the entire quad, while only being active for half of it;her first attempts at full routines after her injury were ON THE OLYMPIC FLOOR. where she won four medals. the most, out of any gymnast, male or female. when no one even thought she’d be recovered enough to claim any individual awards, whatsoever. yes, nbc, she truly is the diva monstrosity you make her out to be.


I want to thank Epke Zonderland for having the coolest name ever, for this amazing routine, for having sexy hair, for his cute face, for his hot body, and for his orange footy pajamas.

posted 1 year ago via -hedvvig · © tj1203 with 96,266 notes