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when girls competed Rings at Olympics

Dvora Meyers in 2012 posted an interesting and entertaining article on the history of Women’s Gymnastics:

… I spoke with Laddie Bakanic, 88, who had been a member of the 1948 U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won a team bronze medal at the Olympics and performed on the “flying rings” as they were known in her day.

“When I was on the flying rings and I had to leave go I was scared cause there was nothing there but a cotton mat on the ground,” she recalled, adding that there were male spotters hovering nearby just in case. …

Boys Club

Female Gymnasts Used to Compete on the Rings, But the Game Changed

Late 1970s at Santa Monica Gymfest in California, girls and guys were still training the long defunct Swinging Rings.

And Rings is NOT at all the only historical surprise. Here’s Olympic medalist and USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame artistic gymnast Clara Schroth Lomady, Captain of the 1948 U.S. Women’s Team. On the Parallel Bars.

Lomady

related – Swinging Rings World Record 2011

Brandon Wynn teaches Cross

To the non-gymnastics fitness community.

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(via gymnastikfabriken)

Tanaka on Rings

One of the few new elements competed at World Championships 2014.

E-value

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He does it well.

Lords of the Rings

bat Svilko has updated his montage of “the most impressive and legendary routines in the history of still rings!”

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (32min)

Rings: Liu, Nabarrete, You & Abliazin

Two medals for China on Rings, well deserved.

The D-score actually went up for You Hao. To 7.0.

What was the issue?

Denis Abliazin did not hit nor stick. I disagree with his Execution score. Judges got that one wrong.

Courtney Tulloch will be on the A-team for GBR from here on in. They need that Ring routine. And he’s only going to get stronger.

Courtney added “Victorian” Cross to his Finals routine.

Men’s Worlds Apparatus finalists

#FIGWorlds2014ART

Floor Results (PDF)
Ablyazin; Shirai; Hypolito; Kato; Zapata; Kosmidis; Kim Hansol; Dalton; Reserves: Deng Shudi; Purvis; Cheng Ran

Pommel Results (PDF)
Berki; Naddour; Bertoncelj; Ude; Tommasone; Seligman; Likhovitskiy; Keatings; Reserves: Merdinyan; Belyavskiy; Whitlock

Rings Results (PDF)
Liu Yang; Ablyazin; Petrounias; Zanetti; Tulloch; Ait Said; You Hao; Ignatiev; Reserves: Radivilov; Colak; Whittenburg

Vault Results (PDF)
Yang Hak Seon; Ablyazin; Ri Se Gwang; Radivilov; Shirai; Dalton; Shek Wei Hung; Sasaki; Res: Thomas; Kim Hansol; Hypolito

P Bar Results (PDF)
Leyva; Verniaiev; Tanaka; Deng Shudi; Kato; Cheng; Whittenburg; Kuksenkov; Reserves: Augis; Hambüchen; Bucher

H Bar Results (PDF)
Zonderland; Uchimura; Zhang Chenglong; Kuksenkov; Moznik; Wilson; Belyavskiy; Calvo. Reserves: Thomas; Verniaiev; Schroe

via @theallaround:

Only three gymnasts miss event finals due to country limits: Uchimura (FX), You (PB); and Zhang (PB)

Liu Yang – Rings

If China beats Japan in prelims and/or Team final, it will be due to Rings. This guy could win it all.

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15.933 (D 6.900 + E 9.033).

Brazil impresses at Worlds

Gym Blog Brazil called the team’s chances to qualify for the top 8 a DREAM.

But the Olympic host nation was fired up today. Last minute replacement Diego Hypólito looked fantastic on Floor with 15.900. I’m sure you’ll see him in the Final. He was World Champion in 2005 and 2007.

Not so old at age-28. :-)

With 348.100, they finished well ahead of UKR 345.540 and.BLR 340.367.

VERNIAIEV Oleg (UKR) leads the AA with 89.230 after the 2nd of 10 flights of competition. He had a fall on Pommels but looked much improved on his weak apparatus, Horizontal Bar.

Olympic Rings Champ ZANETTI Arthur (BRA) went 15.716. He competed Vault and Floor quite well. Respect. Brazil can’t afford to carry a specialist.

Gymnastics quilt

This is Hugo (11). He represented Queensland at the Australian National Championships for the first time this year.

His Mom, Linda, created this quilt inspired by a WinkiPoP Media competition photo.

Gymnastics Quilt
click for larger version

The quilt is a finalist in the Fiber Arts 2014 exhibit at the Infinity Art Gallery. It will be exhibited at the Queensland Quilt Show in Brisbane from 8-12 October 2014.

Hugo is pretty good too. :-)

future of U.S. Men’s Gymnastics

Donnell Whittenburg.

Young. Strong. Improving.

He’ll be a mainstay on the American Team for years to come.

Click PLAY or watch his Floor on YouTube.

He’s only going to get stronger on Rings. Much stronger.

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Men’s Pan Am Finals 1

Men’s FLOOR
1. Gonzalez CHI – 15.70
2. Hypolito BRA – 15.625
3. Zanetti BRA – 15.075

POMMELS
1. Daniel Corral 15.250 (MEX)
2. Marvin Kimble (USA) 14.775
3. Alexander Rodriguez (PUR) 14.725

RINGS
1. Arthur Zanetti (BRA) 15.800
2. Brando Wynn (USA) 15.450
3. Juan Rafo (CHI) 15.200

Men’s YOG Finals day 1

Floor
Regini – Moran G (GBR) 14.766
Yuasa K (JPN) 14.133
Lim M (KOR) 13.766

Pommel
Nagornyy N (RUS) 13.966
Hryko V (UKR) 13.933
Kadirov T (UZB) 13.800

Rings
Nagornyy N (RUS) 14.000
Ma Y (CHN) 13.866
Hryko V (UKR) 13.533

NCAA Rings in the 1970s

Dave Demanty:

Third in a series of video slideshows centered around the young men performing intercollegiate gymnastics in the years 1973-78.

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