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Romanian Update

Bea Gheorghisor:

… Romania started off the stage of intense preparation for 2014 Worlds with a camp in Sweden, earlier in July.

There, the seniors (Iordache, Bulimar, Munteanu, Stanila, Zarzu, Ocolisan and Tudorache) and one junior (Laura Jurca) traveled together with coaches Lacramioara and Cristian Moldovan and Lucian Sandu. …

On Worlds:

Iordache will be the one doing the “heavy lifting”, Romania have not won a medal at Worlds since 2007. Larisa wishes to earn an all around medal and then on her favorite event, beam.

On Belu’s retirement:

Octavian Bellu and Mariana Bitang have quietly (or not so much if we are talking about it) returned at the helm of the National team. The coaching duo had left the team after the failed COSR (Romanian Olympic Committee ) elections in late May when Octavian Bellu was defeated by Alin Petrache for the position of President of COSR. Those were messy “elections” with a predictable – and tainted- result which left Octavian Bellu upset and bitter. …


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Jurca is training with the Seniors in preparation for YOGs.

Gabby Perea – Beam

Legacy Elite super star.

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Euros Beam – maximum difficulty

evey24evey continues a series on how to maximize D-scores with elements competed at European Championships 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Best SENIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.60

Ferarri couldn’t have got credit for that Ring.

Click PLAY or watch Best JUNIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.10

popular Beam series 2014

Morgan Hurd.

via Katie on GymFever

Air Barrel balancing

Coach Deb and her girls wanted to try this balancing challenge on a Tumbl Trak Air Barrel.

walking the barrel

That’s dangerous without spot.

So they took it to the pit.

Air Barrel pit

Fun. :-)

That’s Avant Coeur Gymnastics at IEGA.


The AA winner from Cuba of the Pan American Olympic Festival 2014 is an incredibly power vaulter. As powerful as the best in the world.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch her difficult Beam routines on YouTube.

As you’d expect, her tumbling is HUGE. Surprising, however, is the amplitude of her leaps. Excellent.

Click PLAY or watch Yesenia’s FX on YouTube.

I previously posted her Bars.

Yesenia FERRARA would certainly qualify to the AA Final at Worlds 2014, … IF she competes.

Will Cuba send her?

Thanks for the links Yazaira. :-)

Kate Richardson – Beam

leap drills


I’m happy to say there will be a lot more original content coming to Swing Big! in the coming months (including today’s video). …

Swing Big

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Beam – flic LO LO LO

via Gym Blog Brazil

Thanks Cedric.

when to put it on Beam?

Big Swing:

Generally, my rule of thumb is when they can do it UP. And not just do the skill up onto something, but do the skill WELL up onto something. …

… until they can backhandspring onto a panel mat with straight arms and legs, and minimal shoulder angle, I don’t want it going on the beam. …

Click PLAY or watch Doc Ali’s drill on YouTube.

Ariana Agrapides – GoPro Beam

MG Elite’s Ariana Agrapides straps on a GoPro and practices beam. Watch her switch leap back tuck combination from her eyes in our latest Gymnast View.

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Anna Pavlova to Azerbaijan

Blythe Lawrence gives us an update on how tiny Azerbaijan suddenly decided to become an Olympic contender in gymnastics.

fan favorite and newly naturalized Azeri Anna Pavlova, who for the past five years has been overlooked by the Russian team masters for big international competitions, even when she could have potentially medalled on vault, by far her strongest event.

The dynamics of The Pavlova Situation in Russia have never been well explained: Whether the Russian head coaches simply chose to focus on the new generation after Pavlova tore her ACL in 2008 or whether there were issues of attitude problems and/or bad training habits is unknown.

Either way, Pavlova showed up at numerous Russian Championships between 2010 and 2013, performed well on beam, often won vault, and was never selected for major teams. She earned her living competing for foreign clubs, like Haguenau in France, as well as in the German Bundesliga league, before her nationality switch to Azerbaijan was greenlighted by the International Gymnastics Federation late last year. …

Examiner – Grow your own Olympic team

Anna pavlova Switch Ring

Beam – backward handspring Arabian

Swing Big:

… I love arabians, but when they are standing arabians they often tend to be squaty. When they come out of a back handspring they are just lovely. …

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