Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aliya's New Year's Resolution - No More Helicopter Legs

World and Olympic Medalist, Aliya Mustafina is hard at work in her new gymnastics home in Penza. She's fixing something that has plagued her fans for so long... her twisting form.

Brenna Dowell Gets Her First Perfect 10 of her NCAA Career

Last night, Brenna Dowell scored her first ever perfect 10 of her NCAA career.

Oklahoma hosted the meet against Southeastern Missouri and Texas Women's University Friday night. The Sooners won with a 197.850. Brenna contributed her first perfect ten on the uneven bars to the Sooners' win.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MyKayla Skinner, Sam Mikulak and Donnell Whittenburg Join Simone Biles for the American Cup

USA Gymnastics has announced the rest of the field for the upcoming American Cup, being held March 7 in Dallas, Texas.

Two time world champion, Simone Biles accepted the invitation to compete before the end of 2014, joining her will be her teammate and 2014 vault bronze medalist, MyKayla Skinner. Last year's men's American Cup champ, Sam Mikulak is accepting the invitation for the men for the second year in a row, he will be joined by his teammate, Donnell Whittenburg.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stanford's Beam Choreography

Let's face it, when one thinks of beam, awesome choreography is not the first thing that comes to mind.

Mostly, beam choreography is a lot of arm waving in between a leap series or a turn. The gymnasts at Stanford University are looking to change that.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Giulia Steingruber Training New Bars and Beam Skills

Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland is already known for being a European champion on vault and a strong contender for medals on the floor exercise.
This year, Giulia is upgrading.

Bridget Sloan Out With A Severely Injured Ankle

While UCLA had Christine "Peng Peng" Lee, return to competition after dealing with an injury, on the east coast, Florida lost an athlete (temporarily) to an injury.

Former World and NCAA all-around national champion, Bridget Sloan injured her ankle in the season opener against Ball State.

The Official Return of Peng Peng

This week in NCAA, Christine "Peng Peng" Lee made her glorious return to competition at UCLA's first meet of the season at Oregon State.

Peng Peng, a former elite gymnast from Canada has been out for two years as the result of an ACL tear that kept her from competing for Canada in the London Olympic Games.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Roxana Popa Discovers She Has An Old ACL Tear

Spain's Roxana Popa will miss the next six months due to an injury she didn't know she had.

An article on Marca.com released yesterday, stated Roxana, aka "Roxi" felt a pain in her knee during the Mexican Open in December and decided to get it checked out only to learn that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. Not only did she have a torn ACL, it turns out, the injury was an old injury.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Simone Biles to Compete at the American Cup

USA Gymnastics has announced that two-time all-around world champion, Simone Biles has accepted an invitation to compete at the American Cup this March.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Samantha Peszek and Jordyn Wieber on the Set of Full Out

Samantha Peszek and Jordyn Wieber, who represented the USA in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games respectively, showed off their big screen debut as gymnasts in the upcoming gymnastics movie Full Out.

The Olympians were featured in a promotional video for the film, which is set to be released in 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Anastasia Grishina Strikes Back - UPDATED

Just as the world was losing faith, Anastasia Grishina reemerges from the shadows of the Russian Federation.

And from a mountain top, the Grinch's heart is growing three sizes, a Christmas miracle indeed.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Return of Ksenia Afanasyeva

After almost a year and a half out of international competition, Russian gymnast, Ksenia Afanasyeva returned to international competition at the DTB (Stuttgart) Cup.

Ksenia, the 2011 Floor World Champion and the 2013 European Floor Champion, had been out of competition due to an ongoing injury that has plagued her since before last year's world championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Two surgeries and sixteen months later, she is back competition for Russia in the team competition at the DTB Cup, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Epke Zonderland in a Music Video

Everyone's favorite floppy haired, medical student/ World and Olympic high bar champion is now a music video star.

The band Kensington released their music video for their single "War" and the video is featuring Dutch gymnasts, Epke Wonderland, Bart Deurloo and Casimir Schmidt.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas Officially Back on National Team

At the conclusion of the final 2014 National Team camp, USA Gymnastics welcomed back Olympic Gold medalists Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas to the national team.

Monday, November 24, 2014

8 New Skills Entered in the Code of Points

Eight new skills were added to the FIG's code of points.

These skills were submitted from athletes from all around the world. To get the skill named for them, the athlete had to complete the skill successfully (without a fall) at a World Championship or Olympic Games (Youth Olympic Games for Juniors). The element must also have a C or higher rating in order to have her name attached to it.

In this post, I have listed the skills and the athlete who submitted the skill or whom it's being named for. When available, there are videos accompanying the name of the skill for reference.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Unique Beam Mount from Olivia Cimpian

Olivia Cimpian of Romania showed off a unique beam mount series at Elite Massalia in France.

Romania is historically a team that is proficient on beam and Olivia, a junior is no exception.

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