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MAG FX – MAKITA animation

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best Dragulescu ever?

Most would name Marian’s 2004 Olympics Final Vault #1.

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Here’s Sérgio Sasaki (BRA) from World Championships Nanning Team Final.

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Sadly, Sérgio was recently injured. ACL and meniscus. He’ll be out of competition for at least 6 months.

Cabriole nominates Zhang Zhongbo.

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Other contenders named on a GymFever2012 thread include: Thomas Bouhail, Oleg Vernyayev, Igor Radivilov.

Leave a comment if you have anyone else to put up against those.

Recall that Dragulescu Olympics Final Vault #2 was one of the many big scandals of the Athens Games under MTC Chair Adrian Stoica. Four judges were later sanctioned for impossibly high E-scores.

2014 in review – Spring-Summer

Kohei Uchimura (JPN) and Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) win the AA titles at the Tokyo World Cup.

Elizabeth Price (USA) wins the overall women’s World Cup title. Fabian Hambuechen (GER) and Daniel Purvis (GBR) tie for the men’s World Cup title.

Elizabeth Price - Photo: Stew Milne/US Presswire

Elizabeth Price – Photo: Stew Milne/US Presswire

Gabby Douglas goes back to Iowa begin trainings anew with coach Liang Chow …

2013 World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) completes a sweep the golds at the Pesaro World Cup in Italy …

For the first time in American NCAA history, two schools — the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma — tied …

May: The FIG announces discussions about a new qualification system that would potentially be put in place before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Uchimura (JPN) wins an unprecedented seventh consecutive Japanese national title.

Five gymnasts from five different nations win European titles in the women’s competition in Sofia.

The gymnastics year in review: Spring-Summer 2014

Christine Lee sings

One of the most anticipated NEW competitors in 2015 is third year Bruin Peng Peng Lee. She showed 4 apparatus in the UCLA intrasquad.

While we wait, check her vocal chops. :-)

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There’s a second song linked from gymtruthteller.

Mary Lou Retton – American Cup 2015

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new Beam dismount

OLD Pommel dismount. :-)

(via Hal Halverson)

Beam – Jacki Bender

Amanda Turner and others on the Gymnastics – A Golden Era Facebook page have a thread discussing the most flexible Artistic gymnasts ever.

Amanda named Canadian Jacki Bender. I’d agree. No other Artistic gymnast ever had this much active flexibility control.

____ original post from Aug 2010:

This video was taken at a clinic at (one of my former clubs), Can-Am in Saskatoon. It was the early 1990s. Her handstand coach was Mr. B (Vladimir Bereschnoy), an “acrosport” specialist. The clinician at this event was Yuval Ayalon.

She has the perfect name – Jacki Bender.

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Clearly Jacki had the skills of an Acrobatic gymnast. … We should look for Beam specialists in future with this skill set.

related – Jackie Bender interview (updated 2007)

(via 80sgymfan on IG forum)

2014 in review

FIG is running a series of 2014 retrospective posts.

The first includes Louis Smith’s comeback, Rhythmic judges sanctioned, Simone Biles leaves Bannon’s Gymnastix, Elizabeth Price and Sam Mikulak dominate American Cup, Gymnix, Karen Cockburn comeback, Cottbus, Jesolo, African Championships, Junior Pan Ams, Doha …

Lais Souza

Lais Souza

The gymnastics year in review: Winter-Spring 2014

Full Out budget $1.5 million

According to Jay Deverett, the total budget for the film is approximately $1.5 million, which he said is “higher than average productions by independent film standards, but it’s not a lot.” The producers hope to eventually sell the movie rights to a major U.S. television network.

$1.5M gymnastics movie filmed this week at Oakville club


… As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin’s life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident.

Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val’s help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship …


(via Christy Ann Linder)

worse hands than a gymnast

Kovacs series?

This can’t be real. :-)

Can it?

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koji uematsu??(@uematsukouji)??????? –

via GymFever2012

Freakin’ Awesome not a job title

Possible Christmas present for your coach.

Just sayin’ :-)

Gym Coach

Sun Frog Shirts $39

Larisa Iordache – Amazing

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via @ArabianPF_blog