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Showing posts from February, 2013

The Last American Cup Spot Goes To...

The final spot up for grabs for this weekend American Cup has been announced and USA Gymnastics confirms that the spot will be filled by (drum roll please)....

ABC Confirms Aly Raisman to Dancing With the Stars Cast

Today on ABC's Good Morning America, the cast of the spring 2013 season of Dancing With the Stars was announced and London Team Captain and gold medalist Aly Raisman was confirmed as part of the cast. Which dancing professional is she dancing with?

Aly Raisman to Be A Dancing Star

The announcement of the next Dancing With the Stars season is coming up. While the cast has yet to be officially announced, Aly Raisman has joined the cast.

Rio for Chuso? I think so!

My over 30 idol, Oksana Chusovitina is going for Rio! The Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG) announced Friday 37-year-old World and Olympic champion and medalist many times over would be going for her seventh Olympic championships

A Junior Champion Joins The American Cup Roster

On Valentine's Day, USA Gymnastics announced British junior all around champion Gabrielle Jupp would be taking one of the two spots vacated by American Elizabeth "Ebee" Price and Romania's Larisa Iordache.

Sandra Izbasa Returns to the Gym

So, word on the street (okay, the internet) is Olympic gold medalist, Sandra Izbasa is returning to the gym for training.

Favorite Routines: Oksana Omelianchik

On this installment of favorite routines, I'm going back to a time when the entire Fierce Five team wasn't even born yet. Hold on to your hats and grab your Michael Jackson sparkly gloves, we're going back to 1985.

Gymnast Profiles: Andreea Raducan

In honor of her recent book release, I am profiling former Romanian gymnast, Andreea Raducan. Andreea Raducan Vital Statistics Date of Birth: September 30, 1983 Current Age: 29 Born: Barlad, Romania Current Residence: Bucharest, Romania Club: Deva National Training Center Coaches: Octavian Belu and Marian Bitang Current Occupation: Sports Announcer, Media Personality and Author Former Romanian Gymnast, Andreea Raducan is best known for winning the all-around gold medal in Sydney

Comebacks on the Horizon: Sandra Izbasa and Diana Chelaru

Recently, Romanian gymnast, Diana Chelaru announced she would be retiring from elite gymnastics.  In October, she'd left the national team's Bucharest training facility to return home to Onesti. The 19-year-old had been struggling with life on the national team and was reportedly homesick.

Alicia Sacramone's Legend

Now earlier this week, Alicia Sacramone "officially" announced her retirement. It's for real this time.  Alicia, who has been an elite gymnast for over 10 years,has served as team captain for the USA in Beijing and has been a steady leader on the USA Gymnastics scene.