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USA’s edge – Donnell Whittenburg

Team USA is strong right now. Very strong. Very deep.

They can put a legend like Jon Horton and Worlds 2013 Rings bronze medalist Brandon Wynn on the B-team.

USA is a legit contender for the Team podium in Nanning.

In February, Whittenburg finished second in the all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge. Then, in July, he finished first in the all-around at the U.S. National Qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Whittenburg, the 2012 U.S. junior national all-around champion, used those two experiences to climb the leader board at this year’s P&G Gymnastics Championships and earn a spot on the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships team.

Whittenburg captured the silver medal in still rings and gold on vault to finish fourth in the all-around, making him the only non-Olympian to finish in the top five. …

Tim Dagget:

I think he is — the most powerful athlete I’ve ever seen in men’s gymnastics …

Press Box

Donnell Whittenburg

Canadians moving to Jr Olympics


Gymnastics British Columbia has a webpage with resources for Canadian coaches.

Some Canadian Provinces start competing (modified) J.O. this season or last. Some are waiting until September 2015.

BC Gymnastics started September 2014 because 26 competitive clubs in the Province voted unanimously to adopt the JO program, even at the cost of some confusion at the beginning.

Smart decision.

Nile Wilson – H Bar

Very clean. I like this guy.

1T – 15.000 London Open 2014

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via gymnastikfabriken)

Ferrari is ready for Worlds

Same as it ever was.

Here she explains why she dropped out of the Floor Final after winning the final trial for the Italian Worlds Team.

Italy is ready too.

Valeria Violi has a meet report with results – Italy Shows Huge Potential at Golden League:

1. Vanessa Ferrari 14.700 14.000 14.450 15.050 58.200
2. Elisa Meneghni 14.600 13.500 14.450 14.000 56.550
3. Erika Fasana 14.800 13.900 13.400 14.300 56.400
4. Giorgia Campana 13.700 13.900 13.800 12.600 54.050
5. Sofia Busato 14.550 12.350 13.300 13.800 54.000
6. Lavinia Marongiu 14.050 12.900 13.950 12.950 53.850

Both Italy and GBR will be aspiring to a Team podium finish at Worlds.

Georgia fitness

A BIG part of College Gymnastics is arriving for day 1 in good physical condition.

gymternet plagerism – Gymnastike

Check the comments for additional information on whether or not this kind of cut and pasting is illegal. Seems it is.

___ original post:
This site is an aggregator. We link to good content wherever we find it — and try to send interested readers to other websites.

While not perfect, I don’t think there’s any other gymnastics site that tries harder to credit and promote the source of original content. With a lot of traffic, a link from Gymnastics Coaching gives increased PageRank to the sites we link.

On September 15th British Gymnastics put up a great post – 2014 World Championship team announced.

Soon after Gymnastike cut and pasted the entire textBritish Gymnastics Officially Announces Worlds Team.

They changed a few words. With this credit – Release via British Gymnastics. (with no link because they don’t actually want their readers to leave Gymnastike)

Worse, they went through the British Gymnastics replacing the BG links with links to Gymnastike pages. Some BG links were left, so someone at Gymnastike went to the trouble of removing those links.

I checked, not a single link to British Gymnastics remained in the end. It might have been faster to simply write their own story.

This may not be illegal, but it’s certainly unethical. I’ll continue my boycott of Gymnastike and recommend you do the same.

I feel badly for Anne and the other ethical people left at Flowcasts Gymnastike. But everyone I’ve spoken with feels you should work from within to address the many complaints.

I’d be happy to post a response from Flowcasts or Gymnastike.

America’s Got Talent 2014 finale

Starts tonight. AcroArmy, our AcroAmbassadors, are trying for $1 million dollars. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Four years after Acro troupe Spelbound stunned Britain’s TV audience, the U.S.’s AcroArmy, which includes 2014 World bronze medallists Kylie Boynton and Ryan Ward, are bringing enthusiasm for the lesser-known gymnastics discipline stateside with their performances on the television show “America’s Got Talent.”

The members of AcroArmy, all competitors at the 2014 World Acro Championships and World Age Group competitions …

The troupe, led and choreographed by two-time World Acro champion Arthur Davis, is one of 12 acts that have qualified for the reality TV show’s final, which will be televised in the U.S. on September 16. …

FIG – AcroArmy marches into finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’ TV show


T&T World Cup Finals

It was a host of firsts in the Trampoline world: American Charlotte Drury made Trampoline history for the United States by becoming the first American woman to win a World Cup title in Trampoline Gymnastics at the first-ever Minsk World Cup in Belarus.

Drury, a former Artistic gymnast who trained alongside 2012 Olympic gold medallists McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross (USA) for several years before switching to Trampoline, won the Individual Women’s competition …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

In the absence of World Tumbling champion Jia Fangfang (CHN), Canada’s Jordan Sugrim stepped up to take her first World Cup title in the discipline (63.700), ahead of Russia’s Ekaterina Gaas (63.400) and Emily Smith (CAN, 62.400).

Click PLAY or watch Jordan on YouTube.

Newcomer Alexander Mironov (RUS, 73.200) won the Men’s title, ahead of Dzmitry Darashuk (BLR), who brought Belarus its fifth medal of the World Cup with silver (71.100). Canada’s Jonathon Schwaiger won bronze (70.400).

I couldn’t have asked for more,” said Denis Vachon, who coaches Smith, Schwaiger and Sugrim in Burlington, Ontario and is himself a former World gold medallist in Double Mini Trampoline. …

Click PLAY or watch Schwaiger on YouTube.

FIG – Charlotte Drury makes history with first Trampoline World Cup title

Click through to FIG for links to results including World Cup Rankings.

Personal shout out to Jon Schwaiger who was a bit of an assistant coach for me in 2007. An Artistic gymnast until age-16, he’s still getting stronger and stronger. I’m impressed.

Trampoline Pundit has commentary.

Whitlock – 16.500 Pommels

Aggressive single pommel Russians!

16.500 (D:7.4, E:9.1)

Click PLAY or watch his London Open Gold on YouTube.

Max Whitlock is one of a handful of guys who have the chance to defeat Kohei Uchimura for the first time since the 2008 Olympics.

Max won the London Open with 89.70. Will Banthorpe points out he got that score competing only a safe 2/1 twist Yurchenko, with a fall on H Bar and putting his hands down on dismount. If Max hits, he could be close.

No doubt Kohei has harder routines prepared, waiting for the day he needs them.

(via gymnastikfabriken)

Johanna Quaas – who’s OLD?

Gymnastics Vacation to Africa

June 2015.

If you might be interested, click for details.

That would be my 4th trip to Africa over the past 2 years. I’m becoming an old Africa hand.

ape on Rope

Shake It Off – Pitt Athletics

Safe to declare the Pitt gymnasts the BEST dancers … in this video. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

via @ArabianPF_blog

beating Usain Bolt

You’re going to need one of these Jetpacks.

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

(via engadget)