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Showing posts from September, 2015

Preventing Abuse - Resources and Statistics

While abuse is a difficult subject to talk about, it's incredibly important that we talk about it. We need to talk about it and acknowledge it and when we talk about it. we can prevent it.

Keeping Up with the Round Lake Gymnasts: Aliya Mustafina Back in Contention For Worlds Team

Over in Round Lake, there is no shortage of drama when it comes to selecting a team to go to Glasgow in October. In the past couple days, the Russian Gymnastics Federation announced their preliminary world championships team  for the Worlds in Glasgow, Great Britain and their star, Aliya Mustafina announced she would not be contending for a spot due to a chronic back injury. Now, just days after this announcement, Aliya has apparently done a 180 and decided to give the worlds team a shot.

Aliya Mustafina to Miss Worlds

The drama continues for the Russian team. Today, it was announced that 2015 European Games all-around Champion and stalwart of the Russian team, Aliya Mustafina will miss the World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain.

Worlds Team Rosters

The World Championshipsnin Glasgow, Great Britain are just around the corner. In an effort to keep track of the team announcements, I will be compiling the rosters as they are announced.  Mexico: Elsa García Alexa Moreno Ana Lago Amaranta Torres  Karla Retiz Ahtziri Sandoval China: Chen Siyi Fan Yilin Huang Huidan Mao Yi Shang Chunsong Tan Jiaxin Wang Yan Zhu Xiaofang Germany: WAG: - Elisabeth Seitz - Leah Grießer - Lisa Katharina Hill - Sophie Scheder - Pauline Schäfer MAG: -Fabian Hambüchen - Marcel Nguyen - Andreas Toba - Andreas Bretschneider Final spots will be named after a qualification event, being held Oct. 3. Russia (Provisional): Ksenia Afanasyeva Viktoria Komova Daria Spiridonova Seda Tutkhalyan Maria Kharenkova Maria Paseka Aliya Mustafina (possibly) Romanian WAG team for Glasgow  Cătălina Ponor,  Larisa Iordache,  Diana Bulimar,  LauraJurca   Ana Maria Ocolișan Silvia Zarzu Netherlands women's team for World Championship: