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shaposh
July 22, 2008
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tsuks
July 22, 2008
Another view on this: Dominique Moceanu, her 1996 Olympic teammate, says things need to change - Karolyi's should be out and selection process should be changed, topic http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/showthread.php?p=75290&posted=1#post75290
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July 18, 2008
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Dominique write for Yahoo now! [QUOTE]Dominique Dawes is Yahoo! Sports' Olympic gymnastics analyst Send Dominique a [COLOR=#0058a6]question or comment[/COLOR] for potential use in a future column or webcast.[/QUOTE] Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes, known for her power tumbling especially of going both ways in a tumbling pass, gives thumbs up to the gymnastics Olympic selection process[ Read More... ]
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November 30, 2007
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[quote]"The type of person it takes when you're walking on a four-inch beam and swinging on two bars is more intimidating than bouncing a basketball or kicking a soccer ball," Clintonville coach Sue Kenfield said. "And you're also in a leotard, which is also more intimidating." [/quote] Easy solution to the last one. Just allow tight fitting/bike shorts for practice and competition, like the new[ Read More... ]
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November 30, 2007
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Beijing Olympic test event topic: http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/viewtopic.php?p=13865#13865
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November 30, 2007
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15 year old Jiang Yuyuan fell twice on the beam on Wednesday's qualifying round (3rd at preliminaries), but made a good comeback to win the gold AA. [quote]"It's my third international event after the world championships and World Cup, so the result is really good," said Jiang, adding she feels better at the all-around and floor exercise events. "You feel tense when you come up the[ Read More... ]
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tsuks
November 17, 2007
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A good outlook way of thinking, coach Chow on Shawn Johnson: [quote]Johnson overcame a few uncharacteristic mistakes to win three gold medals at the Stuttgart worlds in September, capping off an incredible 2007. "She had a lot of competitions this past year, and overall she had a very, very successful season," Chow said. "And everybody has to understand that she is a human being and she makes[ Read More... ]
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November 17, 2007
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Good sportsmanship: [quote]"I do have a lot of friends on the Chinese team," said Chow, who coaches with his wife, Li. "On the personal side we are still friends, and on the competition floor we're competitors. And I believe my friends and I [handled] it very professionally. Before we go to the competition floor we say good luck, and afterward we congratulate each other." [/quote][ Read More... ]
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November 17, 2007
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[quote=mandmsjello]Anna posts on gymnasticscoaching.com on Shawn's training schedule of 25 hours a week (rather than the 30-40 hours a week most other elite gymnasts workout for): [quote]Apparently this is because she is Chow
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November 17, 2007
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Ukraine men/women scores combine to 1st place. Larisa IORDACHE (ROM) - FX - Tournoi de Blanc-Mesnil 2007 [youtube]nFbOZvKZPoE[/youtube] Iordache wins gold medal on floor. 17th International Tournament "Daniel d'Amato" Nov. 9-10, Blanc-Mesnil, France Team Competition 1. Ukraine 272.500 2. INSEP/Dunkerque 263.700 3. Poland 263.050 4. Hungary 262.800 5. Spain 258.650 6.[ Read More... ]
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November 17, 2007
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Former gymnast Aaron Vexler: professional daredevil after competitive gymnastics. Credits in: "American Gangster", Disney's "Enchanted", Warner Bros.' "I Am Legend", and next year Paramount Pictures' "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SKull". He did club gymnastics in Massachusetts with 1984 Olympic team gold medalist Tim Daggett - you know the one who does the commenting on tv[ Read More... ]
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tsuks
July 12, 2007
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sure! It's true the coach does matter, and so does the gymnast. If she had a coach that kept telling her she can't do it or she's too old, etc. it would be harder. And also it matters if the coach is experienced, knows how to coach / teach and has good spotting technique, etc.
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tsuks
July 12, 2007
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Daiane dos Santos started gymnastics at 11 years old and she's champion, won floor titles over Cataline Ponor,Cheng Fei, has 2 skills named after her - the piked and the laid-out double arabian somersaults (that 2nd one is called Dos Santos II). more at: http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/viewtopic.php?p=2151#2151 so, it can happen! There are other examples too.
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July 12, 2007
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The two floor skills Daiane dos Santos has named after her called Dos Santos are the piked and the laid-out double arabian somersaults (that 2nd one is called Dos Santos II). [quote]Renowned for her difficult tumbling, Dos Santos is unusual in gymnastics because she did not take up the sport until the age of 11[/quote] Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daiane_dos_Santos for more about Dos[ Read More... ]
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