Who will be going to the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan? Worlds is coming up in October 7-16. The worlds championships is the first of the two qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics - which decides which countries can send full gymnastics teams. Post the World Teams here!
The Russian team will be sending the following gymnasts to the Worlds, to defend their World title:
Ksenia[ Read More... ]
Awesome bball moves by middle schooler Jordan McCabe:
About 8-months ago, a kid named Jordan McCabe and his family moved here from Wisconsin. Jordan, as it turns out, can play a little basketball. In fact, it's quite possible you've never seen anything like him before. It's this week's episode of, "The Little Heroes."
Jordan McCabe - Now this kid's got[ Read More... ]
1) While you're standing on the mat, hold the low bar with both hands in normal overhand grip (as oppose to underhand grip), kick one leg up first towards the direction over the bar. Don't swing your head back, but your whole body, with your head in. When your first leg is pretty much like vertical over the bar (you'll get the feeling of the right timing), you kick over your second leg[ Read More... ]
Make it or break it is fantastic tv series based on the gymnastics. Basically it is a group of gymnastics who are preparing for a big Olympic event. In all the recent make it or break it episodes, i have seen the die hard spirit of gymnastics who take the challenges and prepare for the upcoming events. All of the characters are amazing with their roles. Candace Helaine Cameron is my favorite[ Read More... ]
Chellsie Memmel and her dad/coach had the right idea with her training schedule, and sticking with it even though Martha Karolyi was showing that she was getting impatient. Perhaps the training camps and intersquad meets timing/intensity/number of times is also too much - so many injuries at these camps and also pressure to perform when it would be a better decision to water down sometimes and[ Read More... ]
Paul Hamm showed what he needed on the intersquad Saturday and is keeping his Olympic spot, as the officials confirm that he is good to defend his AA title at the Beijing Games:
About two months after breaking a bone in his right hand, [COLOR=#004276]Paul Hamm[/COLOR] proved to USA Gymnastics officials Saturday that his injury
Shayla Worley planning to do same kind of comeback to go for the next Olympics like Chellsie Memmel did 4 years ago after injuring her foot weeks before the 2000 U.S. women's Olympic team was selected at Karolyi's camp. more at: http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/showthread.php?p=75081&posted=1#post75081
Bridget Sloan has been selected for that 6th spot on the U.S. women's gymnastics team which everyone has been guessing who it is going to be. Too bad for Jana Bieger who was one of the ones going for that 6th spot - she was very consistent and hitting her routines at the gymnastics Olympic Trials, but was getting very low scores; some problems on form/style though. Bridget Sloan will probably be[ Read More... ]
"this is why a gymnast work so hard"
On the video around :45 'fake' spotting by the coach on her giants, and the girl just falls on her geinger release move, no catch attempted.
Around 2:23 looks like Nastia Liukin and her dad/coach Valeria Liukin - why no catch? 1-arm peel off bar on a bad geinger release move. Could have broken elbow or injured on her fall.[ Read More... ]
Inside look at WOGA and Nastia Liukin:
WOGA Insider - Nastia Liukin 2007 World Champion
GK WOGA Insider #2
GK/WOGA INSIDER #3
[quote]An Inside Look at the WOGA Gym in Plano, TX On this episode, see Nastia Liukin on her trip to Moscow, a behind the scenes look at an upcoming AT & T segment and[ Read More... ]
Inside look at Chow's Gymnastics club and Shawn Johnson:
Shawn Johnson (First Show) - Iowa Sports Weekly
Shawn Johnson - Show Two - Iowa Sports Weekly
Hmm...twirls is more for rhythmic gymnastics, don't you think?! lol
Carly Patterson looking for record deal:
[quote]Almost four years after becoming only the second U.S. woman to win the Olympic all-around title, Patterson has turned her focus to a music career. She has already released a five-song demo CD, and hopes to finalize a deal with a record label in the next month or two.[/quote][ Read More... ]
[quote]Before her injury, she had been training before and after school for about six hours a day, six days a week. From there, she might have made it to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She said she knows her injury closed that tiny window of opportunity -- between the ages of 13 and 14 -- young gymnasts have to try for the Olympics.
"I can't ask my body to do that anymore," Sledge said. "That's[ Read More... ]
Dominique announces she is pregnant, babay due in January, on her website: http://www.dominique-moceanu.com/news/ . She's been married with Dr. Michael Canales for 8 months. She's 25. Click the link for the article.
thier high school cut out the gymnastics program in the early 1980's and now a group of people are starting a new gymnastics program up again!
"High school tumbles toward gymnastics" - http://www.hmbreview.com/articles/2007/04/26/community/sports/story02.txt
another article on it:
"Gymnastics meet coming to arena
Gold medalist in town to promote Tyson American Cup." - http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/011707/spo_7397152.shtml
[quote]Florida resident Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek will be one of the American women fans will get to see compete in Jacksonville. Memmel said the rest of the U.S. team will be chosen at a training camp in[ Read More... ]
Here's another way one club's doing it: Mary Lou Retton is doing vitamin commercials and in return the company is going to contribute money to her gymnastics club which she volunteers at!
"GNC signs endorsement deal with Mary Lou Retton
Vitamin retailer General Nutrition Centers has signed former U.S. Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton to an endorsement deal. " -[ Read More... ]
tight shorts, like bike shorts / the ones gk sell, are really good and should be allowed - they are not in the way, have positive benefits, and they do not constrict the judges views of the gymnast 'lines' as they say!