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AcroArmy kills

Sept 2nd, 2014 – America’s Got Talent semifinals

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.



Coaching Course Saskatoon

Thanks to the clubs who hosted our 4-day Level 2 Technical over the long weekend.

Ours was the 1st course to be held at the NEW Taiso Saskatoon Training Centre. (Grand opening this coming Saturday.)

Alynn Taiso

Taiso Gym

For the final day we moved across town to the superb Can-Am Gymnastics club.

Alynn Can Am

Can Am

All coaches PASSED, by the way. :-)

Finally, Thanks to Alynn Brischuk who did all the work organizing the excellent demonstrators.

Alynn’s just finished her Masters and will be teaching at the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, this year. That school has an excellent educational gymnastics facility. Professor Keith Russell has finally retired. It’s a new era.

injuries at Pan Ams?

Did anyone get stats from the medical team?

I heard it was awful. Not surprising with so many smaller nations trying to compete against the USA. They are generally far more prepared than the rest of the Americas.

Yesenia Ferrera – the total package

Many coaches are hoping Yesenia defects to their Gym. This is one fantastic example of physical preparation.

3rd at Pan Ams – 14.4 (6.2, 8.2)

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

You can watch a different angle of that routine on Gymnastike. I always link to YouTube, if I can, over Vimeo or Gymnastike because video streams faster.

Sadly Cuba will send neither WAG nor MAG teams to the World Championships. After the latest two defections, we may see even less of these fantastic gymnasts.

6 to 10yr-old Chinese divers

For once one of these articles on intense Chinese youth sport schools does not include photos of children crying.

In Anshan city of Anhui Province, a group of children aged from 6-10 years old are committed to diving practice for a whole 2 years. At the end of the training, they either get selected into the official diving regiment, or go home. …

spotting diving

diving physical prep

read the article – Life in a youth diving camp

(via Thomas G Trapp)

Gymneo TV – cartwheel

Another teaser.

A 14 minute excerpt from a 1 hour video tutorial.

GREAT graphics. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Launch date of site: October 25, 2014

From September 5 through September 25, preorder a subscription and save up to 50% off the regular price.

September 5: 50% discount to September 25: 30% discount


J Lo – Floor

I’ve always been a big fan of Jessica Lopez, though she’s broken my heart more than a few times. :-)

It was great to see her collect a silver Pan Am medal on both Floor and Beam. These medals are important in Venezuela.

Click PLAY or watch her FX on YouTube.

2nd, 14.475 (5.7, 8.775)

Here’s her Beam Final. (VIDEO)

2nd – 14.1 (5.8, 8.3)

Daniel Corral Barron – Pommel

Gold medal at Pan Ams.

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

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Aliya’s triple Y-turn


At Russia Cup.

‘I was practicing new connections for the World Championships. We also needed to make the girls feel like a team. It wasn’t my intention to win medals here.’

She won four gold, and a silver. …

Aliya Mustafina : ‘It wasn’t my intention to win medals’

another Cuban defection

Luis Oquendo is in Miami. He defected from Pan Ams in Toronto.

via Nico on GymFever2012

McKayla Maroney appreciation

McKayla is as beloved a gymnast as anyone today. She’s been getting a lot of support from her fans.

And if anyone knows how to move forward from adversity, it’s McKayla. :-)

Click PLAY or watch an old montage on YouTube.

(via Tsuk the Pain)

Men’s Pan Am Apparatus Final 2

1. Sergio Sasaki (BRA)- 14.720
2. Jorge Vega (GUA)- 14.662
3. Caio Souza (BRA)- 14.650

1. Jorge Giraldo (COL)- 15.700
2. Manrique Larduet (CUB)- 15.625
3. Caio Souza (BRA)- 15.150

1. Jossimar Calvo (COL)- 15.825
2. Manrique Larduet (CUB)- 15.150
2. Sergio Sasaki (BRA)- 15.150

Click PLAY or watch Calvo’s winning Bar on Gymnastike. HUGE and CLEAN Liukin.

Watch more videos on Gymnastike

Gymnastics Canada has yet to post a single video from Finals day 2. I’d much prefer to link to YouTube as those videos stream faster. But nobody but Becca is uploading immediately.

Ana Sofia Gomez – Beam

1. Gomez (GUA) 14.750
2. Lopez (VEN) 14.100
3. Sinmon (BRA) 14.000

Gold medal at Pan Ams for Guatamala. Congraultions.

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

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Two silver medals today for the wonderful Jessica Lopez, age-28. :-)