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Showing posts from March, 2015

Maggie Nichols Responds to Haters with Class

US Gymnast, Maggie Nichols has rose to a prominent position on the US scene.  Maggie has had a fantastic year.

Aly Raisman's Floor Routine At Jesolo

Aly Raisman competed in her first competition back since she won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on floor exercise. Aly and team USA competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy and as usual, dominated.

Princess Catherine Lyons' New Floor Routine at English Championships

Prominent British Junior, Catherine Lyons, also known as "Princess Catherine of Europa" debuted a glorious new floor routine at the English championships. The 2014 Junior European floor champion  and team silver medalist does not disappoint.

It's Official: Catalina Ponor & Sandra Izbasa Return To Training In Hopes for a Comeback

Sandra Izbasa and Catalina Ponor have both returned to training in hopes of making the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Update on McKayla Maroney

2012 Team Gold medalist and vault silver medalist and inspiration of the "McKayla is not impressed" meme has been absent from the elite gymnastics scene mostly due to injury.

Lisa Mason's Floor Routine From English Championships

Lisa Mason debuted a glorious floor routine at the English Championships this week. Lisa, who helped Great Britian qualify a full team to the Olympic Games in Sydney is still a bad ass.

Happy 18th Birthday to Simone Biles

Today is March 14th. It's also pi day (3.14 from your high school geometry classes) and it is the eighteenth birthday of the one and only, the fabulous and fantastics, the Simone "$eamoney" Biles, two time world all-around champion.

Alabama Gymnast Kayla Williams Gets Engaged on Senior Night

During Senior Night at the University of Alabama versus Oklahoma gymnastics meet, Alabama senior and former vault world champion, Kayla Williams got a sweet surprise.

Catherine Lyons Training A Memmel Turn on Beam

Great Britain's Catherine Lyons is only one of the most promising talents on the junior scene, with beautiful artistry and glorious form and execution, her gymnastics is breath taking. Recently, a GIF of the 14-year-old training a Memmel turn (double spin in Y position) on beam surfaced on Tumblr.

Russia Names (Potential) Teams for Euros

Earlier this week, Russian head coach Valentina Rodionenko announced the teams going to the European Championships in April.

Simone Biles is now "The Unbeatable"

Simone Biles will have to clear more space in her trophy case to make room for her latest prize, the American Cup championship.

Simone Biles' New Floor Routine for 2015

Last night during podium training for the American Cup, two time world all-around champion, Simone Biles debuted her upgraded floor routine. Simone, who took second at the last American Cup she competed in 2013, showed her versatility and all around awesomeness with her ridiculous new routine.  Her floor routine was already pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, but now, she's just plain defied them.

Simone Biles' Amanar In Slow Mo

Athletes from around the world gathered in Dallas, Texas for podium training at the American Cup. Simone Biles was seen getting some serious air time on her Amanar vault. USA Gymnastics posted this video on their Instagram account of Simone. Big air for @simonebiles on her Amanar moments ago during podium training at #ATTAC2015! A video posted by USA Gymnastics (@usagym) on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:23am PST

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.

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.