Any MAG or WAG coach on holiday in Namibia is advised to contact the club. They might be able to provide accommodation in exchange for you volunteering to assist at the gym. For a week, a year … or longer.
email Dana Risser-Wheeling
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Namibia and South Africa are the top tourist destinations in Africa, in my opinion. I’ve been on a gymnastics holiday here since January 16th.
China came out on top of the overall medal table for all Gymnastics disciplines at these Games, garnering a striking nine Gold medals. Russia came second with three Golds, five Silvers and two Bronzes, followed by Great Britain, who won three Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medal.
Concluding with the Closing Ceremony at the city’s Pascual Guerrero Stadium on Sunday, The World Games 2013 Cali will say “Thank you” and “Goodbye” to the 109 delegations that participated in 31 sports over 11 days.
The 10th edition of the World Games will be held from August 3–13, 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. …
The Handbook of Sports Medicine is an ongoing series of specialist reference volumes sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and designed specifically for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.
The target groups for whom this handbook is written includes (1) interested medical doctors who have little or no training in sports medicine, as well as sports medicine professionals; (2) physiotherapists and other health-related professionals; (3) team coaches who have academic preparation in the basic sciences; and (4) knowledgeable gymnasts.
The purpose of this volume is to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art description of the medical and scientific aspects of Olympic gymnastics sports.
Dennis Caine, Professor and Interim Dean College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota
Keith Russell, President Scientific Commission (FIG)
Liesbeth Lim, Former National Sports Physician of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation, 1997–2012
… Aerobics must appear playful, artfully intense, but never hurried. Look for rapid arm, leg and head movements as well as runs, jumps and distinctly aerobic planks and lifts done in unison with the music. All of this has to be done effortlessly. …
… top gymnasts from across the African continent contest for Africa Championship titles in the various Gymnastics disciplines of Aerobic Gymnastics; Rhythmic Gymnastics; Trampoline; Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling.
The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) takes great pleasure in hosting the 11th African Gymnastics Championships at Tukssport Indoor Sports Centre Pretoria, from December 9 – 13, 2012. Countries participating will be those from Algeria; Angola; Congo; Egypt; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Senegal; Tunisia; and Zimbabwe, with just under 160 participants in total to date. …
FIG Official – The 12th FIG World Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics will be held in “Arena Armeec Sofia” Hall.
There will be more than 370 athletes, representing 36 Nations and 6 continents who will take part in the event.
According to the rules of the International Gymnastics Federation the competitors are divided in five categories: Individual Women; Individual Men; Mixed Pairs; Trios and Groups (6 competitors). Each Nation is allowed to take part with a maximum of 2 representatives in each category.
For the first time in the program of a World Championship in Aerobic Gymnastics Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step are included.
It was Bruno Grandi who hand picked former MTC Chair Hardy Fink for the job of FIG Director of Education and Academy Programmes. Obviously a good choice.
Right now at an Artistic Academy in Tokyo coaches are being “coached” by Fink, Keith Russell and Valeri Liukin. I think they might learn something.
… The Academy Programme for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics has been supplemented this year with a comprehensive Age Group Development, Competition and Testing Programme that was introduced to 17 countries in 2011 to which will be added as many as 25 more during 2012. …
Philippines MAG adopted the new Age Group rules this season reporting good feedback from coaches.