Utah team of Olympians:
"I could tell she was excited, thrilled, dream-come-true, and now she wants to stay healthy and get there (to Beijing) and be on the (competition) floor," said Ute coach Greg Marsden, who spoke to Bijak on Tuesday morning after she'd been informed she made the team.
Bijak joins other Ute Olympic team members like Cheryl Weatherstone (Great Britain 1984),[ Read More... ]
Gymnastics training individualized good:
[quote]IG: What do you think of the training system for the U.S. team prior to the 2000 Games, compared to the 2004 Games? What worked and didn't work?
TS: I feel that 2000 was more of a group training, a group assignment. Regardless of how you trained, everyone was instructed to train the same way, with the same amount of routines. I really liked the[ Read More... ]
[quote=vrba21]I saw (Yesterday) some activities on the FIG pages.
They change the site at:http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/cache/html/16637-116-10001.html
Slot 98: Slot allocated by the IOC three-partite Commission (IOC - ANOC - FIG)
Slot 98: Slot allocated by the IOC three-partite Commission (IOC - ANOC - IF)
"Cache of Uncle Google" knows all the past websites[ Read More... ]
This one shows the equipment:
Red floors and mats as you could have guessed. Usually blue in all USA clubs and competitions, just different shades of blue.
[quote]In Chinese culture and symbolism, red is the color of good luck and success, and is used for decoration and wedding attire (during the traditional half of the wedding ceremony, while the bridal attire in the modern half is usually[ Read More... ]
"Big names stay away from Olympic gymnastics test event (Eastday.com)"
Getting ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Conservative on the competitions:
[quote]Big names like triple world champion Bubbly Johnson, two-time world individual all-around titlist Yang Wei and Japan's renowned gymnast Hiroyuki Tomita are all absent[ Read More... ]
Each team competes 2 events, and the top 8 teams advance to semi finals, then top 4 teams advance to finals.
Romanian pair wins this year: Steliana Nistor and Flavius Koczi
2nd place: German pair, Oksana Chusovitina (born in Uzbekistan) and Yevgeny Spiridonov (born in Russia)
3rd: Russian pair, Svetlana Klyukina and Sergei Khorokhordin
4th: Brazil, brother-sister pair, Diego and Daniele[ Read More... ]
The news reporters have great seats! right in front of the events!
Shayla Worley has nice make-up, like a model.
Ivana Hong's german giant skill with the straddle back (what Tim said people called reverse hecht) was cool. Her coach stands in near the low bar on her over shoot.
Looks like Jana Bieger slipped from the high bar on her release move catch because the bar was slippery - she[ Read More... ]
Daiane dos Santos was one of the top event finals qualifier for floor but she's not listed - probably she withdrew to not re-injure her right ankle -she got a level-one torsion on her right ankle on July 6: http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/viewtopic.php?t=994
Canada got 2nd in the women's gymnastics competition in the 2003 Pan Am Games, but this year they had a young team:
Brittany Rogers (reigning Canadian junior champion)
Brazil women's team:
Daiane dos Santos
Ana Claudia Silva
Brazil men's team:[ Read More... ]
W.D.M. gymnast chosen for U.S. team (The Des Moines Register)
The selections are pending approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee, but that is probably just more of a formality.
A toddler that is so strong like an Olympic gymnast! They show a picture of his strong thigh muscle in the article (they could have done a better picture with some shorts on!).
"Muscular toddler has researchers pumped up" - http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/health/05/27/0527strongboys.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=48
He can do the iron cross already:
[quote]"He could do[ Read More... ]
"Lady'Backs Finish Fifth In SEC Championships" - http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/04/03/razorback_central/040107secgymnastics.txt
[quote]"We knew going into it that it would be a tight scoring meet and I am really proud of the girls for coming back and keeping ahead of the two teams," Mark Cook said.
Arkansas finished fifth, only .025 ahead of SEC rival[ Read More... ]
"Gymcats finish fourth in Pac-10s
Wurm matches career high for sixth place in all-around" - http://media.wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2007/04/02/Sports/Gymcats.Finish.Fourth.In.Pac10s-2817363.shtml
No. 8 UCLA = 1st place team 197.200
No. 5 Stanford = 2nd place team 196.950
No. 9 Oregon State = 3rd place team 196.300
No. 15 Arizona = 4th place team 196.000[ Read More... ]
Here are the finals results, incl. the scores for the individual events:
Shawn Johnson is champ in her first senior competition - kind or reminds me of the ice skater Tara Lipinski can comes onto the senior scene quickly and wins Olympic gold.[ Read More... ]
Both teams were undefeated going into the meet. Georgia ranked #2 and Utah ranked #4.
[quote] Marsden was willing to overlook Utah's problems on floor, for now, because several gymnasts tried new skills. The score was Utah's lowest on any event this year.
"I gave them the green light to try a lot of different things at times the results were good and at other times they weren't," he[ Read More... ]
In the meet on Saturday in Lilleshall England, with England and Switzerland, Beth Tweddle of England won every event, and team Britain won by 13.9 points. Ariella Kaslin (the Swiss national all-around champ) got 3rd place (1 and 2 were British). The British used this competition as a second trial for the 2006 World Championships in Denmark, in October 14-21.
At 2006 European Championships,[ Read More... ]