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Karolyi Ranch improvements

Hilton, a sponsor, upgrades ranch cabins to Hilton hotel standard. … Well, not quite.

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Looks who’s at Camp. :-)

:) @gabbycvdouglas

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hmm … Victoria Moors at UCLA?


Some of the UCLA crew is in Toronto as the new Gymnastics movie is being filmed there.

Real Val and fake Val (Jennifer Beals) ????

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Two 2 UCLA Olympians (@jordyn_wieber @samanthapeszek) are visiting Toronto, as well.

Simone – double lay 1/1-out

Tumbling is so easy for our World Champ. She could compete this tomorrow.

Working for upgrades. #wcc #gymnastics @simonebiles

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Tanaka on Rings

One of the few new elements competed at World Championships 2014.


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He does it well.

outdoor gymnastics in winter

77-year-old retired teacher Gao Yinyu from Jilin, in northeastern China, has exercised like this everyday for more than a decade. The only reason he wears gloves is to stop sticking to the frozen bars. …

CHN outdoor exercise

Daily Mail

Eythora Thorsdottir – Beam

Original. Interesting.

You can’t define artistry, but you know it when you see it. :-)

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Eythora is a fan favourite of GymFever2012 and many others.

LSU training

Here’s a chance to see their upgrading facility.

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(via College Gymnastics Board)

Danell Leyva – P Bars

Awesome set. Silver medal at Worlds 2014 after Oleg. The correct ranking, in my opinion.

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My favourite apparatus over the past 2 cycles is Parallel Bars.

There are many ways to reach a high start score. Leyva chooses to use Felge and Giant variations with difficult turns.

Worlds, Nanning – slideshow

The fantastic lights. Wonderful photos. And a glimpse at the post-competition party. :-)

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Shang Chunsong – missing handstands

Shang Chunsong is my favourite of the current Chinese Senior Team. Right now she’s worried about her future after disappointing performances on Bars in Nanning.

I was shocked to see a Chinese gymnast miss handstands like this.

Shang Bar handstand
photo posted by ALX BLACK

Chinese coaches put very high priority on saving handstands.

Why Can’t Susie Control Her Handstand?
Leonard Isaacs – saving handstand

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Jennifer Beals as Miss Val

BealsJennifer Beals has joined the cast of Sean Cisterna’s Full Out, a inspirational sports movie based on the true story of Ariana Berlin, a California gymnast …

Beals will play UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, who helped Berlin return to her school’s gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship. …

The ‘Flashdance’ star plays a UCLA coach alongside co-star Ana Golja of ‘Degrassi’ fame

Ashton Locklear – Stalder Tkachev

Workin these again? ???? #workwednesday

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Hal Frey dead at 90

Hal Frey was the ‘indispensable man’ for Cal and USA Gymnastics,” said former Golden Bear Ron Bell (’79). “He was a powerhouse coach and motivator, a keen organizer, a visionary inventor and masterful showman and promoter of gymnastics. Dr. Frey, as we liked to call him, was as close as one could come to perpetual motion. He created an environment at Cal where young motivated men could reach their potential and beyond, where champions were inevitable.”

Frey served the Golden Bear gymnastics program for more than four decades, including 27 years as head coach from 1958-69 and 1971-83 …

“Dr. Frey came into the gym every couple of weeks during my first few months on the job,” said Cal head coach Brett McClure. “I could instantly see the joy he had watching the guys train and how proud he was of the team. We will continue his legacy as he had hoped and continue the excellence he created here at Cal. He will be deeply missed by the entire gymnastics community.” …

“Hal Frey was a great example for me,” said former head coach Barry Weiner. “Not only did Hal have an excellent record evidenced by his USAG Hall of Fame career, but his love of Cal was infectious. …

Former Gymnastics Coach Dr. Hal Frey Passes Away

Dr Frey
photo via Dave Demanty

Hal Frey was one of my first Gymnastics Summer Camp directors.

Rest in peace.