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Showing posts from January, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Sneak Peak of Shawn Johnson on "Celebrity Apprentice"

On Sunday, Shawn Johnson will go from the Olympic Arena to the boardroom on "Celebrity Apprentice."