Monday, March 2, 2015

Anastasia Grishina Injured... Again

For what seems like the umpteenth year in a row, Anastasia Grishina is injured and will miss Russian Championships.

It was reported that Anastasia re-injured her knee when she under-rotated a double twisting yurchenko during training this week. She injured her knee after under-rotating a triple twist on floor during last year's Russian Championships.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Favorite Routines Goes to the Movies: Svetlana Khorkina's Pulp Fiction Routine

Who knew Svetlana Khorkina was a Tarantino fan?

This floor routine of Svetlana's at the 1998 European Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. It's set to the music from the film by Quentin Tarantino,  Pulp Fiction.

Felicia Hano Training A Biles and Whip to Double Layout

Pan Ams Gold Medalist, Felicia Hano has been seen training some sick upgrades.

In Case You Missed It: Nastia to Do Dancing With the Stars

The big news of the week is the Nastia Liukin has signed on to do "Dancing With the Stars," following the footsteps of her teammates Shawn Johnson and Aly Raisman.

Alyssa Baumann Training an Amanar

World team champion Alyssa Baumann has been caught on video upgrading her skills.  A video has surfaced of Alyssa training an Amanar (yurchenko style vault, round off on, 2 1/2 twists off).

This video has been floating around Tumblr for a while (yes, I am very behind and I am sorry) and  The Magnificent USA, Russian and Romania confirmed that this is Alyssa.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

January Training Camp: Maddie Desch

I'm super late in posting this and for that, I apologize.

Here is 2014 Worlds team member, Maddie Desch training at the Ranch for Team USA's January training camp.

She's shown adding some upgrades on bars and some new connections on beam and floor. Here is what I saw:

Kyla Commits to UCLA

Kyla Ross like many high school seniors has made the tough choice on where she will attend college.

Yesterday, on her Twitter account, Kyla announced her commitment to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Daniela Silivas Fields Questions From her Son

Daniela Silivas (Harper) Olympic Gold medalist, World Champion, European Champion and now, a gymnastics coach, a wife and a mother of three children.

Yesterday, Daniela posted a conversation she had with her five-year-old son, Rylan on her Facebook page. What a gem. Kids say the darnedest things....

Sunday, February 8, 2015

January Training Camp: Laurie Hernandez

Fear not gymterneters, Laurie Hernandez is back.

Thank the Gym Gods.

She's featured in this camp video working on all sorts of good upgrades.

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January Training Camp:Ragan Smith

The good folks at USA Gymnastics have once again came through for the Gymternet at large and they have supplied us with training videos from the January training camp.

This video features junior Ragan Smith training some pretty bad ass skills for such a tiny person.
After watching this video, I now know two things.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

At The Ranch - Featuring Nia Dennis and Alexis Vasquez and Bailie Key's New Skills

The first camp video of 2015 has been bestowed upon the Gymternet by the amazing gym gods at USA Gymnastics.

This video is a feature about the newest Team USA seniors, Bailie Key Miss "I win everything all the time", Nia "I have the best standing Arabian on beam ever", and Chow's newest ingenue, Alexis Vasquez.

The girls are all interviewed about their anticipation about becoming seniors. Bailie says she's excited to become a senior because she knows all the senior girls. Marta Karolyi, Team USA's women's team coordinator is interviewed and she talks about each of the girls and their strengths and weaknesses and of course, her goals for them.

Marta says she wants to see Alexis upgrade some of her skills and she wants to see Nia work on her consistency.

 But the best part is Bailie is training some boss new skills.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maggie Nichols Training A Full Twisting Double Layout

Swaggie Maggie is getting her swag on in the gym..

The Pan American Team gold medalist and all-around bronze medalist posted a video on her Instagram account of her training a new skill, a full twisting double layout.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Keeping Up With the Round Lake Gymnasts: Anastasia Grishina Back in Competition

In this edition of Keeping Up With The Round Lake Gymnasts, Grishy is back and Aliya is finally taking a well deserved rest from competition for a while (doctor's orders!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Victoria Moors Returns to Competition

After being mysteriously being absent from competition most of 2014, Canadian gymnast Victoria Moors is returning to competition.

Victoria, who competed with Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games, will compete in Elite Canada which per the Gymternet, is her first competition back since she won bronze at the Canadian Championships in May. She was named to the Commonwealth Games team, but mysteriously withdrew for reasons unknown.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Latest on Team USA: Laurie Hernandez Back on the National Team

After a year of dealing with injuries, prominent US junior, Laurie Hernandez has had her rightful place reinstated on the junior national team.

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.


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