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Commonwealth Games

England, Whitlock lead Commonwealths

After 3 of 6 apparatus are completed, team totals are:

England 133.806
Scotland 127.240
Canada 125.380

From that we can predict the Team podium. Something astonishing would have to happen to change the top 3. Or to change the medal ranking.

Whitlock is the favourite to win the AA.

More interesting is seeing which competitors will qualify for Apparatus Finals. Maximum 2 / nation.

Some of the top medal contenders qualifying scores.

Whitlock 15.600
Oldham 15.325
Keatings 14.966
Morgan 14.933

Whitlock 15.733
Smith 15.700
Keatings 14.533

Morgan 15.200
Lytwin 14.866
Purvis 14.700
Oldham 14.533

Canada top 2 on Rings, so far. :-)

Kate Gymnastics

Commonwealth Games 2014: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheer on British gymnasts

Commonwealth Games begins

Good luck.

Leave a comment if you know the source of that poem.

backward handspring analysis


Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

That’s the latest sneak preview from Gymneo’s English language tutorial library being launched this Fall.

It’s a paid service, but between September 5 and September 25, 2014, a subscription is half price for 1 year — that’s €109.50 instead of €219 (US$149.50 instead of US$299).


One comment I’d add. If you allow beginners to do standing backward handspring on a flat, hard Floor, you are almost guaranteed problems. Instead, have them train down an incline where gravity assists.

about this video …

I have no idea.


gymnasts say the darn’dest things

Aliya Gymfographic

Megan Amirghiasvand created this career summary graphic.


Click on the graphic to see the original.

(via Rewriting Russian Gymnastics)

Moors – official announcement

I’ve criticized Gymnastics Canada in the past for poor communication. They were very slow getting this posted, despite the fact that Moors is one of the strongest medal candidates in any sport.

Statement from Gymnastics Canada on the final selection for the 2014 Glasgow Games:

… Following discussion between the coaches and Victoria Moors, it was determined that she was not performing at competition readiness for these Games. The coaching staff therefore decided that Victoria-Kayen Woo would compete in Glasgow instead of Victoria Moors. …

Get well soon, Victoria Moors. And good luck to Team Canada with Victoria-Kayen stepping up for Bars.

Team Canada

At this point Ellie Black is the favourite in the all-around.

related – Canadian officials not concerned with low medal haul

Courtney McGregor out

Bad news for New Zealand. Courtney looked to be a lock for the Vault final, a podium contender.


15-year-old vault specialist Courtney McGregor has pulled out of the gymnastics after suffering a knee injury at training two days ago.

McGregor suffered minor soft tissue and ligament damage. …

News Talk

CWG Athlete Profile: Courtney McGregor

related older article – Gymnast going to Commonwealths against all odds

good luck at Commonwealths

Lauren Hopkins posted a collection of social media pics from Commonwealth Games Teams. This one from Team Malaysia, for example.


Artistic Gymnasts compete half the apparatus Monday, the other half Tuesday.

Euros Beam – maximum difficulty

evey24evey continues a series on how to maximize D-scores with elements competed at European Championships 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Best SENIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.60

Ferarri couldn’t have got credit for that Ring.

Click PLAY or watch Best JUNIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.10

Commonwealth podium training

Lords of the Rings

Over the coming weeks, Svilen Dimitrov is going to post some of the “most impressive and legendary routines” in history.

Week 1:

Yordan Yovtchev
Yuri Chechi
Albert Azaryan

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

choreographed conditioning

Love it.

This workout has half a million views.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Swing Big)