With the commencement of the US Classic is almost here. The junior session is literally two hours from now. Yesterday, I had every intention of posting my impressions from all the podium training videos... But other things got in the way, so instead of posting it yesterday, I'm posting it right now.
It's a sad day for the gymternet. Norah Flatley, once prominent junior gymnast for Team USA has announced she is stepping down from elite. Norah, who trains with legendary coach, Liang Chow, announced her plans via Instagram. Norah will finish her club career out in Level 10 before she starts her NCAA career at UCLA in the fall of 2018.
I'm back! I've had to deal with those adult issues (money, cars, careers, a wrist injury) that rear their heads up and demand that I pay attention to them. Lame. Enough about adulting and me. Here's some NCAA Gymnastics goings on from what I'm going to call the Gymternet News Cycle. News Brief 1 - Georgia is Reinstating the gymnasts Durante randomly suspended/dismissed
Next Saturday, 2016 Olympic Alternates Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith will join a field of 73 gymnasts to compete at next Saturday's US Classic, the last chance opportunity to qualify for the P&G National Championships in August. For the senior athletes, this will serve as a stepping stone in the qualification process to earn a ticket to the World Championships, being held in Montreal, Canada.
A couple of weeks ago, the legendary Aliya Mustafina gave birth to her first child, a baby girl called Alisa. On Monday, July 3rd, Aliya, the two-time Olympic Uneven Bars champion, posted a video on her Instagram account of her doing some scales while out with baby Alisa.