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Ekaterina Kramarenko – Bars

#FIGWorlds2014ART podium

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I expect to see 2 Chinese and 2 Russian gymnasts in the Bars Final.

Brenna’s Best Bar Routine

Posted by Al Fong:

… an ankle sprain one week prior to the P&G Championships took the momentum out of her preparation phase for the selection camp, and the rest is history. Not one to make excuses, she tried valiantly to push forward to vault in spite of her pain. But the ankle simply wouldn’t respond to the demands of the strength and speed needed to make the Amanar vault during the selection camp competition. …

During the 5 days of camp, she made 27 out of 29 bar routines!

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Fans are sorry she’s not in Nanning. :-(

I particularly like the dismount giant. Just the opposite of the Russian giant. Brenna literally bounces off the bottom of the tap. And it works.

Update – it looks like Brenna has the Amanar back now (VIDEO posted Sept 29th)

Thanks Cordelia.

USA Bars

Dvora Meyers has been following the American girls podium training. She reports they were particularly sharp today.

Bars is no longer the weak apparatus for Team USA. They do the (near) compulsory Bar routine almost as well as Russia and China. :-)

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Thanks George.

WAG Asiad Finals – day 1

1. Hong Un Jong PRK 15.349
2. Oksana Chusovitina UZB 14.750
3. Phan Thi Ha Thanh VIE 14.683

4. Dipa Karmakar IND 14.200

1. Yao Jinnan CHN 15.466
2. Huang Huidan CHN 14.375 (VIDEO)
3. Kang Yongmi PRK 13.633

Click PLAY or watch the winning Bar routine on YouTube.

Double layout?

Watch the entire Bars Final. (VIDEO)

Bea Gheorghisor has full results on Couch Gymnast

China wins Asian Games

1. China 229.300
2. DPR Korea 214.65
3. Japan 214.35

China took the top 5 slots on Bars with all of the D scores ranging from 6.2 up to 6.9. …

Similarly China dominated beam with Shang Chunsong, Bai Yawen and Yao Jinnan qualifying 1-2-3 ( D scores of 6.6, 5.9 and 6.0 respectively) …

Of course, dominance continued into the All Around rankings with China placing 1,2 and 3; Yao Jinnan 58.150, Shang Chunsong 56.800 and Chen Siyi 56.750. …

Full Twist – Results & Videos: 2014 Asian Games WAG TF & AA/EF quals

Click PLAY or watch Yao Jinnan’s Bars on YouTube.

D 6.9 + E 8.750 = 15.650

via @theallaround

My lovely Bars

Coach Chris Sommer recommends this entertaining and impressive edit. How many different ways can you connect swings on Bars?

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I like that Flyaway ¼ twist as a progression for Geinger. :-)

Platform Diving Protection

Here’s a brilliant idea we could modify for Bar release training. A machine that slides the pad on to the bar after release.

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details on diveguard.ca

Thank Tom Trapp for the link. He’s the diving coach keeping us updated on what’s new in that Olympic discipline.

introducing free hip

BEST resources:

Search YouTube for …
JAOVideos: Bounce Gymnastics Girls Team

The Back Hip Circle Process (JAO)

The Clear Hip Process (JAO)

Teaching Casts to Little Ones (JAO)

• Joe Langley 200+ Bar videos (formerly American Gymnast videos)



Here’s a 9min video overview of teaching the skill, a low resolution video of one of my Powerpoint presentations.

• use safety strap bar as much as possible
• follow the JAO tutorials, best available for young female gymnasts

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Leave comment or links if you have any other essential drills for introducing Free Hip.

Shallon Olsen training Bars

(via Arabian Punch Front)

Elisabeth Seitz – Bars

Toe Tkachev tucked.

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Nico thinks it would be credited a C-part.

He recalled that release from Free Hip. (VIDEO)

Svetlana Baitova 1987.

Larisa Iordache – Bars

A truly world class routine.

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See more videos, including Giulia Steingruber, on Couch Gymnast – Video: Romania at Obersiggenthal

Even with that terrific routine, Romania will still be very weak on Bars at Worlds.

Rebeca Andrade – Nabieva release

My favourite new skill of recent years, Tatiana’s Nabieva is being trained by Rebeca Andrade from Brazil.

It looks very good.

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the original Nabieva :-)

related – Jessica Lopez is training whip to 3 1/2 twist

(via Arabian Punch Front)

Madison Kocian – Bars

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Maddie has BIG goals on Bars too. No doubt she’s training upgrades. :-)