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2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada

I heard Saskatchewan rocked it. :-)

I’m planning on attending the World Gymnaestrada 2015. :-)

Jim Fisher – Floor 1969

Wild routine. Handspring front to side splits.

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Back when “Floor Exercise” was exercises on Floor. (Carpet over a basketball floor, actually.)

Thanks David Niemand.

Aliya MUSTAFINA – Beam

I love Aliya. But if this routine gets through to Finals … #WChAntwerp

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14.133 = D score : 6.00, E score : 8.133

Compare the E score against that of Kyla Ross.

Nikita Ignatiev – interview

Amusing translation from Russian to English.

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(via TAA)

Stuttgart: Nguyen, Purvis, Belyavskiy

Stuttgart World Cup Men’s All Around Final Results:

1. Nguyen, Marcel (GER) – 90,232
2. Purvis, Daniel (GBR) – 89,397
3. Belyavskiy, David (RUS) – 89,298
4. Tanaka, Kazuhito (JPN) – 89,097
5. Leyva, Danell (USA) – 88,364
6. Gonzalez, Fabian (ESP) – 87,498
7. Thomas, Kristian (GBR) – 87,365

Click PLAY or watch Kristian Thomas GBR | Yurchenko double pike on YouTube.

on the FIG elections …

NORA SCHULER posted an insightful interview with Wolfgang Willam, unsuccessful candidate for vice president, current Executive Committee member.

Were you surprised that Bruno Grandi was re-elected by such a large majority?

I wasn’t surprised he was re-elected. But it was surprising that it was such a large majority since it was the first time he had two opponents. In this respect it was an impressive result for him personally.

I’m in Senegal, Africa right now. Bruno Grandi is extremely popular here. He’s been tireless in trying to help smaller nations grow FIG sports.

I’m looking forward to what he does in this last mandate, freed from the need to run again in 2016. From his most recent Newsletter (#67):

… the Codes of Points are a priority on my agenda. I am getting a variety and increasing number of signals telling me to revisit the format and handling of our competitions, which no longer meet the needs of our public. This is of utmost importance …

Acapulco Gala quick step

These are either elite gymnasts trying to learn some choreography. … Or a Gymnastraeda group on holiday in Mexico. :)

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1569 days left ’til Olympics

For Katelyn Ohashi.

Valeri Liukin:

… refused to link Ohashi’s name with the 2016 Olympics, saying instead that he prefers to take things one year at a time. …

“Of course Katelyn is a very talented gymnast. She’s not little anymore — next year she’ll be eligible for the World Championships,” Liukin said when asked to evaluate her talent. “Her senior career will start next year, so we’ll be getting ready for Worlds.” …

Examiner – two minute chat with Valeri Liukin

For Nastia, it’s only 100.

Friends who visited WOGA recently tell that Nastia looks in great shape. Still, qualifying for the American team is a long shot. I’d say she’d need to be top 3 Bars and Beam to be selected.

(via USAG on Facebook)

Go BIG or go Bollywood

A gymnastics dance performance from Oakville in Ontario, Canada is HIGHLY entertaining.

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competitions this weekend

In progress …

Italian Grand Prix:

Komova 15,7
Iordache 14,15
Campana 13,6

Komova 14,85
Ponor 14,7
Preziosa 14,3

Full Twist

Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac


Asian gymnasts swept the titles Saturday at the first day of the Toyota International in Japan. Japan won four gold medals, while Vietnam and Korea each picked up a title. …

IG – Asian Gymnasts Dominate Day 1 at Toyota Cup

Acapulco, Mexico:

International Gymnast Magazine on Facebook:

After the first day of competition, the results are:

Women–1. Afanaseva RUS, 2. Lee CAN, 3. Yamagishi JPN, 4. Little AUS.
Men–1. Purvis GBR, 2. Girlado COL, 3. Leyva USA, 4. Khorokhordin RUS

Peng Peng (hit 4/4) & Leyva won the “partner competition”. They had an earthquake before Danell had fnished!

MAG Worlds montage

Welcome to the Jungle

Highlights from the 2011 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MAG Event Finals.

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That’s by RedNasvw who has more good stuff on his YouTube channel.

Japanese Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics

Disappointed that none of the Japanese teams performed at Gymnaestrada 2011, I was extremely happy to see this performance before the awards of the Junior Japan International, September 24th in Yokohama

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Incredible talent, synchronicity and showmanship.

That was the highlight of the day’s competition for me.

Montreal should host Gymnastraeda

On my Recreation Gymnastics blog I make the argument that Montreal should be the first North American host of the World Gymnaestrada:

• a bilingual city with easy, inexpensive access for Europeans
• Cirque du Soleil might partner
• Gymnaestrada in Europe is not growing
• the event needs to modernize, North America would help
• Canada has a strong and growing Gymnastraeda base
• Gymnastics Canada strongly supports the event

Lausanne, Switzerland 2011

Click through for the details … especially the part on why it won’t happen any time soon.

RecGymnastics.com – Canada should host World Gymnaestrada

I’m still looking for contributors for RecGymnastics.com.