This video, from Sport Everywhere on YouTube, shows Ukrainian gymnast, Olessia Dudnik's 1989 world championship balance beam routine in today's code of points. This routine has a difficulty score of 6.1 under the current FIG code of points
In honor of Sarah Finnegan's return to competition after sitting out all of 2013 due to injury, I'm featuring Sarah's floor routine from the 2012 Visa Championships. Sarah displays the beautiful artistry that seems to be a staple of GAGE, the gym she trains at.
Making their way on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner hobnobbed with the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Jared Leto. Jared won the Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his performance in the movie Dallas Buyers' Club.
For this edition of Favorite Routines, I am featuring Canadian gymnast, Yvonne Tousek's floor exercise. There has been quite a discussion of artistry lately all over the gymternet. Artistry in gymnastics is as subjective as one's taste in music, visual art, television shows and movies. Everyone has a different definition of "artistry" and what it means to them. For myself, I define artistry as a routine that is graceful, engaging and interesting.
After the 2012 Olympic Games in London where McKayla Maroney famously won the silver medal after falling on her Mustafina vault in the vault final, her competitor, Maria Paseka, had said she didn't think McKayla's silver was deserved.
For this installment of Favorite Routines, I am featuring Courtney McCool on the balance beam. I wanted to feature this routine for several reasons: obviously it's beautiful. Next, Courtney's execution is superb.
Welcome to 2014. It's the New Year, which means it's time to start making New Year's Resolutions and then forget about them by Valentine's Day. I thought I would take it upon myself to suggest some New Year's resolutions for the gymnastics community.