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MyKayla Skinner – Floor

#FIGWorlds2014ART podium

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Possible silver medal at Worlds 2014. But she has some built in deductions.

Asiad Finals – day 2

1. KIM Unhyang PRK 6.3 14.700
2. PHAN Thi Ha Thanh VIE 6.2 14.433
3. SHANG Chunsong CHN 6.8 14.300

The media in North Korea will be thrilled with this gold medal.

1. YAO Jinnan CHN 5.7 13.966
2. SHANG Chunsong CHN 6.0 13.800
3. YUN Narae KOR 5.6 13.700

Bea Gheorghisor has full results and commentary.

1. Shek Wai Hung
2. Yang Hak Seon
3. Huang Xi

Ri Se Gwang was 4th despite having far higher start values. Hong Kong’s Shek Wai-hung is suddenly a superstar, defeating the Olympic Champion in his own nation. :-)

… “This is a do-or-die situation for us,” Hong Kong Gymnastics Association Chairman Cheung Siu-yin told the South China Morning Post about the possibility they could lose their centralised funding next March if they did not win any medals in Incheon. …

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P Bars
1. Yuya Kamoto 15.800
2. Anton Fokin 15.475
3. Dinh Phuong Thanh 15.416

Vietnamese gymnasts were 3rd and 4th. Impressive.

H Bar
1. Zou Kai 15.800
2. Yusuke Saito 15.533
3. Masayoshi Yamamoto 15.491

see more on IG – Yao, Zou Golden Again as Asian Games End

After 2 gold medals, don’t be surprised to see Zou Kai moved from Worlds alternate on to the team competing in Nanning.

Zou Kai

Shallon Olsen – tumbling

JAO round-off drills

I love JAO videos on YouTube, best on the web for new young gymnasts.

Here’s Jason’s latest.

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My preference is to teach beginners a straight leg hurdle, with late lunge. Tammy Biggs talks about the pros and cons of straight leg vs bent leg hurdle here.

Straight leg is cleaner, for sure.

My two favourite round-off drills could be added to Jason’s list.

“cartoff” (cartwheel to run backwards)

fly round-off on trampoline (feet together round-off)

Both are easy for beginners. Neither allows the kids to pike down.

Yesenia Ferrera – the total package

Many coaches are hoping Yesenia defects to their Gym. This is one fantastic example of physical preparation.

3rd at Pan Ams – 14.4 (6.2, 8.2)

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You can watch a different angle of that routine on Gymnastike. I always link to YouTube, if I can, over Vimeo or Gymnastike because video streams faster.

Sadly Cuba will send neither WAG nor MAG teams to the World Championships. After the latest two defections, we may see even less of these fantastic gymnasts.

Gymneo TV – cartwheel

Another teaser.

A 14 minute excerpt from a 1 hour video tutorial.

GREAT graphics. :-)

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Launch date of site: October 25, 2014

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September 5: 50% discount to September 25: 30% discount


J Lo – Floor

I’ve always been a big fan of Jessica Lopez, though she’s broken my heart more than a few times. :-)

It was great to see her collect a silver Pan Am medal on both Floor and Beam. These medals are important in Venezuela.

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2nd, 14.475 (5.7, 8.775)

Here’s her Beam Final. (VIDEO)

2nd – 14.1 (5.8, 8.3)

Aliya’s triple Y-turn


At Russia Cup.

‘I was practicing new connections for the World Championships. We also needed to make the girls feel like a team. It wasn’t my intention to win medals here.’

She won four gold, and a silver. …

Aliya Mustafina : ‘It wasn’t my intention to win medals’

Daniele Hypolito – Floor

People have been raving about 29yr-old Daniele’s routine, but this was the first chance I’d got to see it.

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What a story it would be if Daniele Hypólito was able to compete her 5th Olympics in her home country, Brazil!

Her 28yr-old brother Diego is competing Pan Ams, as well

McKayla Skinner wins Floor

Will be applying for her Chinese visa soon. :-)

#PanAmGym FX
1. Skinner (USA) 14.750
2. Lopez (VEN) 14.475
3. Ferrera (CUB) 14.400

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This might be her best Moors, yet.

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As you can see, this site is not boycotting Gymnastike.

I don’t blame Becca from Gymnastike for the stupid post approved by Joe Battaglia from Flocasts.

I’ll be very surprised if Becca’s not mortified over that decision.

Gymnastike’s doing a great job at Pan Ams. THANKS. :-)

… On the other hand, Tsuk the Pain lays out the argument for boycotting Gymnastike altogether.

Larisa Iordache – Floor

With her improved Bars, you have to count Larisa a favourite for the AA podium at Worlds.

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2014 Russian Cup Finals 2

1.Mustafina 15.567 6.6
2.Kharenkova #14.833 6.4
3.Spiridonova 13.933 5.8

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E: 6.600
D: 8.967
Score: 15.567

1. Mustafina 14.700 5.7
2. Yelizarova 14.000 5.6
3. Kharenkova 13.933 5.7

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Mykayla Skinner – Floor

Highest score Day 1 Pan Ams.


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Score looks low to me. On the other hand, perhaps the judges were as tough on everyone. No scores above 14.0.