Ya, Paul Hamm has some work to do! Remember he said he wants to make some changes to men's gymnastics:
A rejuvenated Hamm seemed ready this week as he performed an exhibition and signed posters for Visa employees as a sort of re-entry into Olympus.
[quote]"I understand a lot more about the world," Hamm said. "When you're constantly stuck in this small gymnastics world, you lose the big picture of what's really going on outside. It opened my eyes to what the world is like and what I want to do to improve it in the future."
The first step is to increase the visibility of men's gymnastics. Like figure skating, the women are the darlings of the Olympics and the men have been relegated to an afterthought. The Hamms plan to chronicle their comeback on a Web site to underscore the power and beauty of male gymnasts. The men perform six events, the women four. [/quote]
I like Shawn's transition from kip to under grip too! It's smooth!
Here are some more Pan Am Games gymnastics videos on youtube now:
Amber Trani Vault (EF) - 2007 Pan Am's
Shawn Johnson Uneven Bars (EF) - 2007 Pan Am's
Shawn Johnson 2007 Pan Am Games AA vault
Shawn Johnson 2007 Pan Am Games AA floor
Shawn Johnson - 2007 Pan Ams AA Beam
Shawn Johnson Balance Beam (EF) - 2007 Pan Am's