33,000 attended P&G Gymnastics

The combination of attendance, community outreach, local corporate support, fan activities, a great venue and athletic excellence made this year’s P&G Championships the most successful since USA Gymnastics introduced the current national championship format in 2005. More than 33,000 people attended the P&G Gymnastics Championships that concluded Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, a 35 percent increase from when Indianapolis hosted the event in 2005. …

USAG – Indianapolis sets new bar for P&G Gymnastics Championships success

USA Gymnastics is doing a fantastic job promoting the sport. The YouTube webcast and quick upload of routines result in tens of thousands more tuning in LIVE.

- Lloyd Smith
– Lloyd Smith

Nick Ruddock – TechniqueTalk

The British High Performance Gymnastics Coach and Consultant has a flash new website – TechniqueTalk.com.

Check a sample post – #1 WHAT REALLY GETS MY GOAT

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Aly – Going for Gold audiocast

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman discusses her pursuit of another gold medal in the 2016 Games in Rio with USA TODAY Sports reporter Nancy Armour.

click image to get to the podcast on USA Today
click image to get to the podcast on USA Today

Happy 1st Birthday Gymternet

Congratulations to Lauren Hopkins and all the other contributors who make thegymter.net essential reading for fans of women’s Gymnastics.

Baku social media

Lauren Hopkins posted an assortment of pics from European Games.

Great Britain
Great Britain

Though some media has been banned from Baku, they let this chicken into Azerbaijan.

Brazilian gymnasts suspended

Another “scandal” for the Olympic hosts. Too bad the guys couldn’t work this out themselves. It’s bad for the sport, bad for Brazilian Gymnastics when headlines like this hit the BBC. :-(

Brazil gymnasts suspended for ‘racist’ comments to Angelo Assumpcao

new – IntoGymnastics.nl

IntoGymnastics is a new site from Juliet Brokken and Pascale Pille in the Netherlands with content in Dutch and some English.

International and College gymnastics, in-depth interviews, reviews of of gymnastics books and much more.

Dutch Gymnastics will feature prominently. They have a database on the Dutch National Team called IntoTalent.

Check it out.

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IntoGymnastics.nl

IntoGymnastics is for anyone who is into gymnastics!

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Here’s a sample post in English:

Not all Dutch elite gymnasts tried to win a ticket to the European Championships in Montpellier or the European Games in Baku. Some of the gymnasts were too busy with other things, had troubles with injuries, or tried but had to drop out of the selection.

We asked them how they are doing now. Despite all hurdles the majority is positive and many of them are already preparing for the Dutch Championships in June, or working hard towards the World Championships in Glasgow. …

For every star we see competing for a nation there are dozens of others who tried and did not make the big meet. Very often injury is a factor. For example:

Anthony van Assche – infection before European Championships

Chantysha Natteb – still recovery from October 2013 ACL

Chiara Frisina Fauste – sprained ankle

Dana de Groot – knee ligament tear

Glenn Smink – broken tarsal bone tumbling

Helene Houbraken – stress fracture in a foot

Jeffrey Wammes – knee injury

Jorian Ilbrink – back injury

Julia Bombach – dislocated ankle

Justen Zuidema – shoulder injury

Mara Titarsolej – hip injury

Pien Jansen – serious knee pain

Reina Beltman – unexplained ankle pain

Tisha Volleman – knee injury

Vera van Pol – recovering from ankle surgery

Wendy de Jong – ankle injury

Wyomi Masela – recovering from Achilles

How are the Dutch gymnasts out of the spotlights of Montpellier and Baku doing?

High level Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.