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Syque Caesar – Commonwealth training

Caesar is a serious medal contender for Bangladesh.

He’s back training the all-around for Glasgow.

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Syque: Training for the Games initially started for me around the beginning of May. I had just used up all of my athletic eligibility after competing in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in April – in which my team, the University of Michigan, claimed the championship trophy!

I took some time off after the competition because the NCAA season is absolutely brutal and I wanted to recover a bit before starting to train for Glasgow.

… I started doing full routines on all the events starting about a month and a half out from the competition in order to give me time to make adjustments and perfect the new skills and routines. I’ve upgraded my floor and parallel bars routines as well as added a second vault. I’m starting to feel more confident …

Turn: How does gymnastics in the U.S. compare to that in Bangladesh?

Syque: I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to go to school and train in the US where there are so many resources available for me to be able to reach my full potential …

The main training facility, about an hour drive outside the capital city of Dhaka, is great; in fact, much better than a lot of the gyms I grew up training in. Bangladesh is in need of willing and knowledgeable coaches to help jumpstart and take their men’s and women’s programs to the next level. …

turn-gymnastics – Gymnast Spotlight: Syque Caesar (Part 1)

Fang Cheng Ding – P Bars

P Bars – double front pike half

(via GymCastic)

Watanabe Kyoichi – P Bars

Here’s a sequence you are unlikely to ever see again. :-)

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(via GymCastic)

Ferhat Arican – P Bars

WC Osijek 2013

Interesting routine.

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via @OnoNoKomachi1

Yusuke Tanaka 15.500 PBars

NHK Trophy

6.6 + 8.9

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via @OnoNoKomachi1

P Bars double front ½

The first gymnast I ever saw compete this dismount was Kitagawa from Japan in a Canadian competition. He was injured on it.

Stutz on Parallel Bars

At a men’s coaching camp this week we watched plenty of Lee Wools videos. His are some of the best tutorials on the internet.

Here’s Lee’s most recent. He teaches Diamadov progressions first for confidence in maintaining body position and swinging on 1-arm.

Later the Stutz is learned quickly. It’s more difficult than Diamodov due to the flight phase.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Lee’s method results in a “swinging” Stutz for a beginner. Later many boys change to a “hoppy” Stutz with earlier release.

P Bars: Verniaiev, Belyavskiy, Zonderland

European Champions 2014. #EChSofia2014

1. Vernyayev UKR 15.966
2. Belyavsky RUS 15.566
3. Zonderland NED 15.533
4. Berbecar ROM 14.966
5. Kuksenkov RUS 14.200
6. Muntean ROM 14.166
7. Petkovšek SLO 12.566
8. Tsarevich BLR 12.100

John Orozco – P Bars

Flying is right.

I assume Donnell Whittenburg took the video.

DENG Shudi to challenge Kohei

Deng said he hopes to rise to the level of world and Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura, who won an unprecedented seventh consecutive Japanese national title on Sunday.

“I feel calm and really relaxed,” Deng said. “Actually, my Difficulty points are higher than Uchimura, around 40.4. It’s good enough that I could finish all the routines I have prepared, but I have to go after the quality. Once I have good enough quality to finish the routine, then I have the confidence to compete with him.” …

IG – Yao, Deng Win Chinese Championships

Amanda Turner has full results WAG & MAG via that link.

Click PLAY or watch his winning P Bars on YouTube.

D7.1 + E8.800 = 15.900

Over-scored, I’d say.

… Have you ever noticed you cannot find Amanda’s posts from the International Gymnastics magazine home page?

They are planning to update their site. Long overdue.

Jingyuan ZOU – Felge swing

Ganba Gymnastics linked to this Jr routine from Pacific Rim.

His Peach flies.



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This kid makes Leyva’s peaches look laboured. (VIDEO)

WS van Wijk – MAG Olympic highlights

Aussie Rock legends AC/DC are ending their 41 year career. :-(

In tribute I repost my favourite Men’s Artistic montage.

Thunderstruck. Brilliant editing.

Some of the best moments during the mens artistic gymnastics competition at the london 2012 olympics.

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

Mens Gymnastics Best of London 2012: Thunderstruck from WS van Wijk on Vimeo.