Julia Sharpe 9th AA at Men’s NAIGC Nationals.

OK. Justin’s WAG floor was impressive.

But Julia, a regular competitor in Men’s competition, this year placed 4th on FX, 8th on H Bar a little over 3 months after giving birth to twins via c-section!

She admitted her “abs were pretty much dysfunctional”.

Click PLAY or watch her routines on YouTube. Or watch just her H Bar here.

Courtney Tulloch training P Bars

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Ashley Watson – P Bars

It’s extremely difficult to make the GBR Men’s team for Worlds. Ashley is yet another contender having won P Bars and H Bar at British Championships.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via gymnastikfabriken)

Oleg Verniaiev – P Bars

Hits and wins. Again. Does this guy ever train? He’s always competing. :-)

Click PLAY or watch Cottbus on YouTube. 16.250 = D 7.10 / E 9.150

breaking a Parallel Bar rail

Have you ever seen or heard of this before?

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

That’s Devy Dyson from Richmond Gymnastics Association in B.C.

Gem sends a link to Aljaz Pegan breaking the Bars at the 1999 Glasgow Grand Prix.

(via Dave Copeland)

USA defeats GBR

At a “friendly” in England.

1. USA
2. GBR #1
3. GBR #2

Click PLAY or watch Leyva’s P Bars on Facebook.

(via Yin)

new Men’s skills announced

FIG MTC NEWSLETTER #28 was posted.

BRETSCHNEIDER gets the H value double twisting Kovacs. Congratulations.

You might ask why. He didn’t compete it at Worlds 2014.

Here’s why.

MAG Naming of New Elements:

Any new element performed at an FIG registered competition with an official FIG TD or FIG MTC member participating in an official role (local TD, continental TD, Superior Jury, Apparatus Supervisor, or Jury of Appeals) is eligible for new element recognition in the Code of Points. A video of the completed element must be given to the TC member in attendance for later review and evaluation at the following MTC meeting.

Ferhat’s amazing new dismount from P Bars (G value) was not given name credit because of his bent knees. I dunno. It looks pretty good from this angle. (VIDEO)

They aren’t as straight as the new vault – RI Se Gwang 2. Double front pike with half twist.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (6.4)

Horizontal Bar

• Yamawaki ½ will need to have all turning continue in the same direction for the increase in letter value. If the element turns in two different directions, the element will not be recognized by the D jury.

We’re praying that Yamawaki will be devalued next Code. And that releases catching in mixed grip will be the same skill. One crappy Yamawaki is bad enough. Two is twice as ugly.

Next newsletter will finally address these issues:

• Exceeding the allowable time for a fall (Sam Mikulak on P Bars)

• Broken handguard (grip) rule (Zhang Chenglong)


FIG MTC broke their own rules at Worlds 2014 with those two athletes. It’s about time they answer for that.