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Gabby Douglas update

Press conference at Championships.

Diplomatically states that things were being asked of her at Chows, outside the gym, that she couldn’t do. Hence the move.

Credits her quick comeback to her body type.

Committed to Rio.

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

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Schmidt Youth Olympic Tramp Champ

Makes history for New Zealand.

New Zealander Dylan Schmidt won his country’s first ever Olympic Gymnastics gold medal in Trampoline at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Trampoline competition. With 57.340 points he outscored Liu Changxin (56.935) of China and Pedro Ferreira (56.040) of Portugal. …

Dylan Schmidt wins first Olympic Gymnastics gold for New Zealand

YOG 2014 Nanjing: SCHMIDT Dylan/NZL + LIU Changxin CHN + RIBEIRO FERREIRA Pedro/POR

I’m Simone Biles

Vault is easy. :-)

(via Debbie Broderick Rodriguez)

Lexy Ramler – Bars

Big cheers for cool, interesting construction. :-)

Day 1 Jr – 13.800 (5.5, 8.3)

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gymnast survives 100ft fall

Dylan Schuetz age-21. From Colorado.

(From 9news via FIG)

name this trick

3 saltos.

4 or 5 twists?

(via Greg Roe)

Orozco, Dalton, Leyva

All-around standings for the Men after day 1:

1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 90.750
2. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 90.250
3. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 88.900
4. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 88.400
5. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 88.300
6. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 88.000
7. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 87.900
8. Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio, 87.150
9. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 87.050
10. CJ Maestas, Champaign, Ill., 86.350
10. Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif., 86.350
12. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 86.300

Orozco

Floor Exercise
1. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.650
2. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.600
3. Eddie Penev, Woodside, Calif., 15.550
4. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 15.250
5. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200
5. Joshua Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200

Pommel Horse
1. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 15.150
2. Ellis Mannon, Minneapolis, Minn., 14.700
3. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 14.600
4. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 14.500
5. Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio, 14.400
6. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 14.350

Rings
1. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.500
1. CJ Maestas, Champaign, Ill., 15.500
3. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.450
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.300
5. Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis., 15.150
5. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.150

Vault
1. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.650
2. Eddie Penev, Woodside, Calif., 15.350
2. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.350
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.200
5. Joshua Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.150
6. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 15.100

Parallel Bars
1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.600
2. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 15.450
3. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 15.300
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.250
5. Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif., 15.200
5. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200

Horizontal Bar
1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.750
1. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 15.750
3. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.700
3. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.700
5. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 15.550
6. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.050

Stand with Makayla

#standwithmakayla

Makayla Puddicombe is a normal 13 year old, who was excited to start her summer like all her friends …

At the end of June, when all her classmates were worrying about exams and excited for the end of the school year, Makayla was admitted to the Janeway after tests found a large brain tumor. The tumor was operated on and removed, but the battle wasn’t over yet as the biopsy showed the tumor was cancerous – an aggressive form rarely found in children. Treatment was to include 6 weeks radiation and chemotherapy. Her prescripton alone is expected to cost at least $10 000, not to mention the financial stress her mother will be under as she is unable to work while caring for her daughter.

Campia Gymnastics, Makaylas old club, has come up with the great idea of a Handstand Challenge to help spread awareness for brain cancer and with the challenge, are also asking everyone to donate to Makayla and her family. Makayla would love to see as many handstands as possible, as it will put a smile on her and her families face when they really need it most!

Go Fund Me

If you can tag a handstand photo on twitter or Facebook with #standwithmakayla.

Donations to Go Fund Me would be much appreciated too.

Simone Biles – Beam

2014 P&G Championships – Sr. Women Day 1
15.700 (6.5, 9.200)

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9.20 does seem a wee bit high to me. Still, she’s the rock start of the meet. I hope she makes Finals at Worlds. :-)

Mykayla Skinner – Cheng

Interesting discussion on the private GymFever2012 Facebook group as to whether Mykayla Skinner was deducted enough for her 1st Vault day 1 at the P&G Championships 2014.

Score: 15.350 (6.4, 8.950)

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Though she doesn’t have equal weight on both hands, nor is the half twist finished, I’d argue this vault is OK.

Skinner Vault 1 day 1 2014 P&G

IF you severely deduct that hand position, what are you going to do with all the Kasumatsu vaults? The first hand pushes, the 2nd hand blocks.

Ellie Black - Kasamatsu

Ellie Black – Kasamatsu

Though Mykayla is inconsistent, and Marta hates inconsistency more than Ebola, I feel Mykayla has a good chance to be selected for Worlds. She’s a medal contender on 2 apparatus.

Kyle Shewfelt 10yrs later

GymCastic – Women’s Prelims

If (like me) you are missing USA Championships 2014, the best catch-up is audio.

A full recap of day one of the women’s competition. We discuss:

Swaggie Maggie Nichols rise in the ranks

The ranging case of nerves that swept the juniors

Trends in routine construction for the top teams

How awesome Evan Heiter and Sam Peszek were at commentating LIVE

Favorites for World and Pan American Games

Adeline Kenlin and the coolest vault of the competition and Lexy Ramler getting the biggest cheers for her bar routine

112: Junior & Senior Women’s Prelims from the 2014 US Championships in Pittsburgh

Click PLAY or watch day 1 Jr leader Jazmyn Foberg’s FX on YouTube.

14.400 (5.8, 8.600)

Cordelia Price is a special guest. Ebee’s aunt, @CordeliaGymFan, is one of the sharpest eyes on the gymternet.

@FLICKFLAPP inspiration

I’m enjoying the series of captioned photos being regularly released by FLICKFLAPP.

beauty of gymnastics

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