Gym Momentum Camp Boston

Rockin’ and rolling.

Day 1 was excellent.

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Camp Director Tony Retrosi was pleased.

James Parent and I are leading the Tumbling sessions.

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Is that blood?


… Might have been spilled wine. At the coaches “meeting” last night. :-)

Thanks to our hosts at Yellow Jackets. It was great to meet club owner Peter Kormann, the 1st American gymnast to medal at the Olympics. He has some great stories from the good ol’ days.

Update from Jim Holt:

Peter is AWESOME…….that said, Frank Kris, 1924 Gold medalist on vault is first USA medalist

I should have said Peter was the first American medalist in the “modern Olympics”. :-)

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#1 JimfromSeattle on 06.28.14 at 9:21 am

Peter is AWESOME…….that said, Frank Kris, 1924 OG Gold medalist on vault is first USA OG medalist

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#3 coach Rick on 06.28.14 at 4:00 pm

Thanks Jim.

I corrected my error on this post.

#4 start value on 06.28.14 at 9:56 pm

Korman’s medal was the first for the US in the modern day Olympics, but also the first gymnastics medal in the Northern Hemisphere. Not many people realize that.

#5 JimfromSeattle on 06.29.14 at 12:06 am

with all due respect to “start value”, if I understand my geography correctly,
a. all the ancient Olympics were held in Greece, which is in the Northern hemisphere,
b. the first “modern” Olympics were held in Athens which is in Greece and
c. the 1924 Olympics were held in France which is also in the northern hemisphere……as far as I know, the first OG gymnastics medals awarded south of the equator were in 1956………….?….
regardless, Peter Kormann’s 1976 achievement was a profoundly important springboard to the progress of the USA’s MAG program and resonates even today in the expectations and competition results that the USAG MAG program expects/enjoys

#6 JimfromSeattle on 06.29.14 at 12:10 am

Rick, you forget the 1904 Olympics……..LOTS of US medalists…….

aaaaand, 1932…….Frank Kris was the first American to win medals outside of USA……

Peter was second to win outside USA….but there are
LOTS of USA medals in 1904 and 1932….(OFFICIAL Olympic Games, regardless of circumstances….)

George Eyser?
George Gulack?
Raymond Bass?

just sayin’

#7 coach Rick on 06.29.14 at 5:35 am

Got it. Peter mentioned those too.

But the sweep was unique. And is not likely to ever be repeated.

#8 JimfromSeattle on 06.29.14 at 6:51 am

sweep will most likely never be repeated by anybody since FIG in its “wisdom” limits event finalists by country……


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