December 9th, 2013 — Gymnastics
A birthday montage from Chris Saccullo.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
McKayla turns 18 today.
She recently starred in the TV show Bones Episode: “The Spark in the Park”.
Click PLAY or watch a teaser on YouTube.
Happy Birthday too to MyKayla Skinner. She turns 17 today.
Catherine, from Europa, won the AA and all 4 apparatus, despite a fall on Bars.
Here’s the BG write up – Catherine Lyons completes Espoir dominance:
Competing in the brilliant Emirates Arena following the 2013 Glasgow World Cup gave all the gymnasts a great opportunity to gain vital experience of competing on podium in a huge arena …
Her Beam and Floor are lovely.
Click PLAY or watch Beam on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch FX on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Let’s hope this isn’t their final official season.
The best newspaper article I’ve read so far.
99 of Australia’s best young gymnasts aged between 9-12 years and their personal coaches recently attended the International Development Program (IDP) Clinic, in total representing 15 different High Performance programs from around the country.
The clinic was led by Gymnastics Australia’s National Pathways Manager, Jo Richards, along with experienced coaches:
– Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Coach: Peggy Liddick
– VWHPC VIS Gymnastics Coaches: Misha Barabach and Tracey Penaluna
– Choreographer: Stacey Umeh
… In between training sessions many of the girls were involved in the final testing session of the research study – “A Multi-factorial risk analysis of Australian elite female gymnasts”. Gymnastics Australia, the Victorian Institute of Sport and the Australian Catholic University are working together on a nationwide research project on injuries in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. The project aims to identify the “at risk” development stages for elite female gymnasts and, secondly, the risk factors associated with elite gymnastics. …
related – John & Kathryn Geddert are Down Under (PHOTOS) working with Aussie kids, as well
… He is a former principal owner of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils, and a member of the board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Katz is a co-owner of Interstate General Media, which in 2012 acquired The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
petition – Save Temple University Men’s Gymnastics
This before the recent cutting of a number of NCAA sports teams.
(via NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI on Facebook)
UPDATE: Apparently Katz was one of the trustees who voted to cut the 7 sports.
BG’s official summary post – Iordache and Verniaiev take World Cup titles, Purvis silver
Click PLAY or watch Roxana Popa’s Bars on YouTube.
search for more videos on BGtv British Gymnastics
Gymnastike has more detailed commentary with video.
December 8th, 2013 — Circus
The teeterboard (or is it Korean plank?) is an acrobatic apparatus that resembles a playground seesaw. …
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Stephane Beauregard and David Rimmer in Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo.
College Gym Fans posted a summary:
The latest update contains a few changes from last season, primarily adding special considerations for those athletes that do certain elements of difficulty in their routines, while not raising the minimum standards needed to get a 10.
Although the NCAA has different Special Requirements than the NCAA, it shares the same execution deductions as the Level 10 code. With the new quadrennium, certain changes were also made to the JO Level 10 program. …
Balance Beam Situation documents the trend of drastically rising scores in NCAA.
Please sign this petition.
target: The Temple University Board of Trustees
The Temple University Board of Trustees has recently announced that they will no longer be funding several sports programs, one being men’s gymnastics. Temple gymnastics has been a pillar to Temple University with it’s academic and athletic excellence. We have produced national champions, world team members, and Olympians since our inaugural season. Please help us SAVE OUR SPORT!
NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI on Facebook:
This is an Open Letter to Temple University, The Gymnastics Community, and Sports World:
Gymnastics is one of the most watched sports during the Olympics world wide. Including Temple University, there are only 17 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics programs in the entire nation. This means that any gymnast who can even make it onto a collegiate team is one of the most elite athletes in the nation. And these are also the gymnasts who go on to represent the United States of America at international competitions, including the Olympics.
Discontinuing funding of any NCAA Men’s Gymnastics program will be not only a major loss to the university, but to the entire national gymnastics community. I had to fight to keep the University of Illinois at Chicago Men’s Gymnastics program from being cut and I will fight just as hard to save Men’s Gymnastics Team at Temple University. Losing Temple gymnastics will cause a domino effect of problems throughout NCAA gymnastics that I am not willing to see happen. The Temple Athletic Director and University President need to understand that not only will they be taking away opportunities from students athletes at their own school but also at schools around the entire ECAC and NCAA.
To the Freddy and the men of Temple Gymnastics:
You have always been fierce competitors on the competition floor, yet gracious hosts to the City of Brotherly Love. I know the rivalry that stood between us also drove us all to be better gymnasts, letting us reach new levels in our sport. However, there is no place for rivalry when it comes to saving our sport. I am all in. I will do everything I can to rally the troops and stand beside Temple Gymnastics in the fight to save this program.
To those reading this:
Sign the petition and then be ready to fight! This is a call to arms to support our brothers in sport.
University of Illinois at Chicago 2006-2010
from December 1994, the last time Temple threatened to cancel Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics.
The article was linked by the Save Temple Men’s Gymnastics’s Page.
The text, illustrations and routine videos for the 2013-2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Compulsory Program are now available for the Apple iPad as well as Android-enabled tablets. The app, available through the iTunes store here, the Google Play store here and the Amazon Kindle store here, sells for $29.99 and allows gymnastics professionals, coaches and judges alike to take the complete program for reference wherever they go.
1988 Olympic Champion
1. Artemov RUS
2. Liukin RUS
3. Bilozerchev RUS
Click PLAY or watch a career retrospective on YouTube.