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JAO round-off drills

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

Here’s Jason’s latest.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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)

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

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. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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.

Click PLAY or watch her FX on YouTube.

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.

Click PLAY or watch her FX on YouTube.

(via GymFever2012)

2014 Russian Cup Finals 2

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

Click PLAY or watch Aliya’s Beam on YouTube.

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

Click PLAY or watch Aliya’s FX on YouTube.

via @theallaround

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.

Mykayla Skinner – Floor

Podium training Pan Am Championships.

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The first two passes are fantastic. Yet she still seems to lack energy on the final two passes.

Still, Mykayla will win this competition unless she falls.

via GymFever2012

Flavia Saraiva v Seda Tutkhalyan

Youth Olympic Games Finals – FLOOR:
1. Flavia Saraiva (BRA)- 13.766 GOLD
2. Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS)- 13.733 SILVER

3. Ellie Downie (GBR)- 13.466 BRONZE

Flavia is getting raves for her personality and choreography. Should she have won the Gold at YOGs?

Click PLAY or watch Flavia Saraiva on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Seda Tutkhalyan on YouTube.

(via Let’s Talk Gymnastics)

Biles is Uchimura

I’m not sure anyone in the world has a chance to compete in the all-around. This tumbling is so EASY for her. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

WAY over-scored on execution. People are getting swept up in Biles fever.

Score : 15.500 (6.4, 9.1)

At least that panel is being consistent. Over-scoring Ross and Skinner, as well.

“@jaredvgoad: Simone’s D-score is .1 lower, split leap 1.5 was credited as a full #PGChamps”