Sunday, August 31, 2014

Russia Names Provisional Worlds Team

The Russian Gymnastics Federation has named a provisional team going to the World Championships in Nanning, China this October.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent Russian Cup in Penza, which served as part of the qualification process for the Worlds team.

Pan Ams - Team USA Brings Home Four Gold Medals

After two days of competition, Team USA brought home four gold medals and a silver at the Pan American Championships.

Day one, the men and the women brought home a team gold medal and MyKayla Skinner was a surprise all-around winner.

Day two - the first day of event finals.

MyKayla Skinner, no surprise there, she took home the gold medal for the vault.

Larisa Iordache's Beam Routine at Romanian Nationals

With the World Championships just around the corner, Romanian gymnast Larisa Iordache has gone into beast mode.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bitch Stole My...Floor Routine

Over the weekend, Texas Dreams' gymnast, Macy Toronjo debuted a floor routine to the exact same music one Miss Sandra Izbasa, Olympic Champion of Romania, had for her routine at last year's world championships.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

P&G Championships - The Dudes

Like Simone Biles, Sam Mikulak successfully defended his national title this weekend at the P&G Championships.

P&G Championships Full Recap - Simone Wins Again, Kyla Claws to Second

After two full days of competition at the P&G Championships, Simone Biles successfully defended her national title and Maggie Nichols proved that she is one of the top gymnasts in the US.

On the Juniors side, Jazmyn Foberg took her first national all-around title after taking an early lead on night one, stealthily hitting 8 for 8 routines while her competitors had mistakes. A huge feat, especially considering this was her first nationals ever.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peyton Ernst Withdraws From P&G Championships

Just days after Bailie Key withdrew from the P&G Championships, Peyton Ernst has withdrawn from the competition as well.

Per the, the 17-year-old has been dealing with a minor, but nagging injury. However, her worlds chances aren't done just yet, she could still petition to the selection camp which will follow Championships.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Favorite Routines: Bailie Key; Floor Exercise Pac Rims Event Finals

Since Bailie Key's junior career has come to a close, I decided to feature her last routine as a junior in this edition of Favorite Routines.

Juniors to Watch: Jazmyn Foberg

This junior to watch,Jazmyn Foberg is teammates with junior dynamo, Laurie Hernandez. Young Jazmyn, aka Jazzy has a few tricks up her leotard sleeve.

Full Name: Jazmyn (Jazzy) Foberg
Date of Birth: February 2, 2000
Age: 14
Club: MG Elite
Coach: Maggie Haney
Hometown: Bayville, New Jersey, USA

Jazmyn became an elite in 2013 after a strong showing at the Parkette's Elite Qualifier, but 2014 is the year she came out as a contender in the international elite scene.

Championships Preview! Who Will Come Out on Top?

Nationals are almost here!

As USA Gymnastics so blatantly put it, it's like Christmastime for gymnastics fans. Two years out from the Olympics and the competition is just getting more fierce. This year, the world championships will have a team competition so there will be more places to compete for.

So who is in and who is out? Who will prosper and who will falter?

The Seniors:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ad-libbing the 2008 Olympic Team

A little Friday fun...

I found these series of images on Tumblr this afternoon while going on there to post a blog entry. This is a series of images of the 2008 US Olympic team with captions as to what they were "really" thinking. These Mystery Science Theater ad libbing is via SparklesandChalk on Tumblr.

Viktoria Komova Training Bars On the Road to Recovery

Since injuring herself post Russian Nationals, all has been quiet on Viktoria Komova's front.

The 2012 Olympic silver medalist injured her ankle shortly after the Russian national championships, leaving her unable to compete for Russia at the European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Today, a video surfaced of Vika training on the uneven bars, her signature event.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Noemi Makra's Beautiful Twisting Tumbling

Noemi Makra of Hungary is an athlete with form that is a judge's (or an execution snob's) wet dream.

Her lines are so long and extended and her twists are beautiful, straight and high. It's poetry in motion.

These GIFs are of Noemi during the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
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