Weird in London!

Hey-o, weird readers!

While checking up on the recent events at the games I’ve noticed several teams of athletes spoofing up a few modern tunes.

Check out these hilarious videos featuring the USA swim team dancin’ along to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe

Canadians Women basketball team doing a parody of awesome rapping revised lyrics of Justin Beiber’s ‘Boyfriend’

And last but not least USA Women soccer team having a Party In The USA dance party-in the hotel and field of London!?

Tell me what you think of these crazy improv dances at the Feedback Page.

Till Later, Tiffy

1.US Swim Team

2. CAN Women’s Basketball Team

3. US Women’s Soccer Team

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Competitive Gymnastics

Hey sporties!

Here’s another post on Weird Sports – about Olympic and non-olympic Gymnastics! Particapated in by both male and female, this sport includes flexibility, strength, and ability. However, some things about this seemingly perfect sport are… Well, let’s just say ‘different’. Here are some weird facts about this olympic sport!

1. Gymnasts are almost always the smallest people you see. The smallest gymnast known in the world is Choe Myong-Hui from North Korea. Myong-Hui first competed in the 1980 olympic games in Moscow at the height of 4 feet 5 inches and the weight of 55 pounds. A few years later in the year 1992 at the Barcelona Games, Myong-hui, then 4 feet 5 inches and 79 pounds, captured a silver medal!

2. Some really weird things happened in gymnastics competitions as well. For an example, in 1972 or so the so-called ‘poised and cool’ Ludmila Turischeva was beginning her bar routine and the uneven bars collapsed in a heap behind her. Surprised but unbothered, Turischeva saluted the judges as nothing had happened at all! Or like when Kathy Johnson at the 1995 world championships kept admiring someones’ confidennce, just when those people faltered, or when she admired the gymnasts’ form, that specific gymnast would fall!

3. Once the Chinese team in a championship decided to practice some of their gymnastics tricks on the podium while waiting for a turn on the beam and got a penalty, causing them to lose their well-deserved medal!

4. Some weird tricks are called: Popa, The Humphry, The Piked Jager, Barani, or Podkopayeva- what a long name!

See, I bet some things about gymnastics are weirder then you think! Who knows? It could get wackier and weirder in the years to come, and more horrible accidents might happen… Ah, the weirdness of it all. Remember, not all sports are always done right or completed successfully!

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Hope you enjoyed this post!
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Figure Skating

Like I said in the previous post this post is about weird in sports, and the first sport is…*drumroll*…Figure Skating!

As most of you know figure skating is my fav sport so here’s all the weird facts

1. Competitive figure skaters will spend an average of 650 hrs a year practicing and only 42 mins a year competing!                            Compare this to a soccer player who practices about 200 hrs a year and 40 hrs competing.

2.Here are some really strange names of skating jumps and spins.                                                                                                                        -Flying Camel

-Pancake

-Axel

-Salchow

-Broken Leg and more!

Of course some of the weirder ones are spins that are similar to say a pancake. And the jumps are simply names of their creators such as; Ulrich Salchow, Axel Paulson and others.

3. Figure skating didn’t start with astounding jumps or spine-breaking spins, it started with gliding and just skating, and the figures were shapes drawn on the ice with the blade’s edge and the better skater creating more complex ones due to muscles strong enough to maintain speed and edge to do it. Then a man (named Ulrich Salchow) screwed blades on his boots for more stability and accomplished the sit spin, and later the salchow. Slowly, other jumps were developed, and better skates were developed and thus began the doubles and triples and quads, and the laybacks and camels. And now skaters all over the world are creating higher goals to achieve. World records have been set, and a female skater has a triple axel, Who knows when another feat will be accomplished, a quadruple axel, or perhaps a whole new jump? Well, one thing’s for sure, it is gonna get weirder.

 

And next is the pic of skaters at there weirdest I promised.

Dance Weird

Are you a dancer? Are you a dancer, but a bad one? Are you a wanna be dancer? Everyone can be dancers. Even the so-called ‘bad’ ones! Everyone has their own unique way to dance. They’re one way that’s weird in a great way! Here are some tips for whether you’re a crazed hip hop dancer, flexible and dainty ballet dancer, jazzy lyrical or jazz dancer, or even if you just like doing yoga! 🙂

HIP HOP SHOW OFF!

I’m sure you all don’t want to be show offs, do you? You don’t want to be mean to your friends. How excactly can you show off your best moves without showing off? There is no way. But say you’re at a camp, and you’re away from all the group, mentally listening to your favourite song. Let’s pretend that you like to choreograph your own dances. If you really despise choreographing, do the moves to a dance from another class or camp or friend that you know. Hum the song and do your most skill-ful moves. Eventually, if people around you decide you’re good, you’ll get a pat on the back and a show off in secret gold medal! If you really want a bigger challenge, do the moves with too much energy so it’s really funny. If you’re shy, like me, this isn’t your thing, but if your bold? Oh yeah baby! Embarass yourself so people will laugh! And what’s better then making people laugh?

BALLET SMALLET!

There may not be much room for freestyle but try changing around some stuff and give it your own jazzy spin. Change the tempo by speeding it up, I bet that’s sure to weird it up, move your legs and try doing pirouettes with your leg in the air, beside your head or behind your foot. Add non-traditional steps and move around, and try a few traditional variations, those usually have a lot of spinning and jumping rather than walking around on your tippy toes.

LYRICAL AND JAZZ PIZAZZ!      

Yes, lyrical and jazz are two seperate things – but they both have their own jazztastic twists! In both of these types of dances, if you’re taking a camp or class, you should totally put lots of emotion and energy into the dance. If your teacher or counseller tells you to tone it down? Do so, but keep putting energy and emotion into your moves! Flexibility is also important-  can’t do the splitz? Check out the link below after you read this. Give your jazz some pizazz! Give your jazz some pizazz! Give… Your… Jazz… Some PIZAZZ! Energy and emotion and flexibility is on many wanted posters near LYRICVILLE and JAZZTOWN, so make sure to give the police a call if you see some!

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY!

Of course, these may be different styles again, but closely related. They both involve plenty of ground work and 360 degree upper body movement often set to many moving songs causing for possible tear-inducing performances, How Dramatic! Wanna try ? Modern dance is simple, get low and earthy. thankfully, you don’t need much, you can dance this genre barefoot in your basement and barefoot is common in most dancers. Just move your whole body; high, medium and low. Main is to be dramatic, up and down, left to right. Opposition stretches one part of your body and lengthens your movements, suspension, contraction . And my favorite part ? If you love dance like us at LLW you might know that this dance could cause some bruises. Dances often involve jumping and falling to the ground, rolling around like a pig in the mud and even jumping parallel  to the floor ! Don’t worry though, it’s sure to be a work of art,