In Australia there are only compulsary routines for level's 1, 2 and 3. From levels 4-10 you have your own routines on floor and beam and can pick your own music and everything. There are just set skills that level's 4 and 5's have to include in their routines or bonus skills.
I think it would be really boring to attend a competition and hever everyone doing the exact same routines in the[ Read More... ]
good summary from the Shawn Johnson article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_ot/gym_us_championships_6
[quote]She's only 4-foot-9, but hardly seems small on the floor exercise. She opened with a double-twisting, double flip
topic: "how late is too late to start gym?"
topic: "how to keep cool in the hot gym!"
Alanna Laecca, 16 years old gymnast placed first on the balance beam at the USA gymnastics level 9 Eastern National Championships in Kissimmee, Floriday in May.
[quote]It also doesn't hurt having a dedicated athlete like Laecca to help showcase the gym. Laecca has been training at Revolution for three years and didn't get involved with gymnastics until she was 11 years old.
"She's a unique[ Read More... ]
Dominique Dawes is doing the promo thing too:
"Dominique Dawes visits the Star City" -
at the Kirk Family YMCA in Roanoke.
I guess promoting them to keep doing their sports and getting their friends into it too.
Jana's back layout to her knees was cool.
Bela is a good promoter b/c he's so enthusiastic - sometimes he mixes up his 'his' and 'her' lol, no big deal though, my coach does it too actually. Maybe cuz there's no his or his in Romanian as well as a lot of other languages.
It kind of looks like Nastia and Chellsie and Jana pulled up their shorts a little too high, to make them shorter. I[ Read More... ]
you can watch it online on youtube!
does it say something that all 3 of the girls Nastia, Jana, and Chellsie are wearing shorts?! lol yay for shorts...change the code of points!! it really should be an allowed option to wear shorts if you want!
they do some simple skills on beam. Jana does a cool back layout to her knees.
Yesterday Bela Karolyi, Jana Bieger, Nastia Liukin, and Chellsie Memmel were on the Today show to talk about summer camps and fitness - so many promotion events for them! Check out the article and pictures at "Gymnastics is a great option for summer fun" - http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/news/2007/may31-07SummerFun.html
Nastia, Chellsie & Jana with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks:
Photos from the Today show 5/31/07, http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/news/2007/jun01-07summerFunPhotos.html
and also Chellsie, Nastia & Jana with American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis
her myspace web (http://myspace.com/carlypattersonmusic) has 4 of her songs on it that you can listen to online:
"Forever's Come and..."
"Back To The Beginning"
"A Step Away"
"Time To Wake Up"
she kind of sounds a little country.
her other web is: http://www.carlypattersononline.com
Kind of like the Disney Movie "Pixel Perfect" - the re-run of it was on again last night! Rosco and the hologram girl he makes named Loretta don't like to think got to be perfect perfect anymore. The boy from Phil of the Future plays Rosco. Loretta does a lot of cool gymnastics tricks during their concerts!
The "Perfect Body" movie was interesting. They'll prob. replay it again, don't worry!
Haven't watched the "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" movie yet; the book did get a lot of attention. I think it's pretty much the same story line kind of as "Perfect Body", and they were both released in 1997, weird huh!
"Little Girls in Pretty Boxes":
The often too-intense world[ Read More... ]
here's an article on a level 3 gymnast competing at a state meet for Mississippi:
"Demopolis first grader wins top award" - http://www.demopolistimes.com/articles/2007/03/20/sports/sports9960.txt
so, I guess it is up to the club if they want to be competitive like that at the lower levels, or start from level 5. that gym is Meridian Gymnastics in Meridian, Mississippi; according to the[ Read More... ]