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Showing posts from November, 2012

Favorite Rouintes: Chellsie Memmel- Floor Exercise

In honor of Chellsie Memmel announcing her retirement, today I'm dedicating this favorite routines entry to her. Chellsie knows how to bring it.

Chellsie Memmel Officially Retires

Today, Chellsie Memmel is retiring.... from gymnastics. She's not collecting Social Security since she is only 24 years old.  It's more like moving on to the next phase of her life.

Which Gymnast is the Victim of A Twitter Death Hoa

I guess you've never really made it unless Twitter mistakenly declares you dead and you're not. It happens to the best of them. Today, it happened to a favorite gymnast who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Favorite Routines: Sui Lu Balance Beam

This week on Favorite Routines I'm featuring Chinese Gymnast, Sui Lu on balance beam at the 2011 World Championships. Sui Lu was having a great competition at the World Championships. While her teammates had small inconsistencies throughout the competition, Lu* kept her composure

2004 Olympic Champ Carly Patterson is a Married Woman

2004 Olympic All-Around Champion, Carly Patterson traded a leotard for a wedding gown when she walked down the aisle on Saturday to marry her longtime boyfriend, Mark Caldwell. Carly is best known for winning the gold medal in Athens

Gymnast Profiles: Vanessa Ferrari

Alright kids, I'm back. My spidey sense is a little off this week due to the news of George Lucas selling his soul to the mouse. But this is not a blog about George Lucas putting the final nail in the coffin of the Star Wars as we know it. This is a blog about GYMNASTICS and dammit all, we're talking about gymnastics! This week's gymnast profile is a tiny little Italian who shares a last name with a luxury car also has an element named for her in the Code of Points and was Italy's first Women's Artistic Gymnastics world champion at 15. If you guessed Vanessa Ferrari, you're awesome and win a prize. A lot of the gymnasts I've profiled are from big gymnastics countries Vanessa Ferrari Vital Statistics: Age: 21, soon to be 22 Birthday: November 10, 1990