Entries Tagged 'vault' ↓

Kaz 2 1/2 (Tsuk 3 1/2)

Our Olympic Champion lands his NEW Vault at home in Korea.

Matt Beck on GymFever:

Fell on the handspring triple but threw the Kaz 2 1/2 (Tsuk 3 1/2)…madness

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

You need slow-mo to count the twists.

Of course those two vaults are almost identical. FIG needs to change the rules to require two true different vault families.

Watch just the new vault starting here.

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.

Courtney McGregor – DTY Vault

Pac Rims
1. Ellie Black (Can) 14.362
2. Courtney McGregor (NZL) 14.312
2. Maegan Chant (Can) 14.287 3.

Click PLAY or watch one from Pac Rims on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch her Doha DTY on YouTube.

It is the first time a New Zealander has earned a medal at the biennial competition which attracts competitors from the world’s leading gymnastic nations, United States, Canada, Japan, China and Australia.

McGregor, 15, from the Christchurch School of Gymnastics club, posted a national record score of 14.312 which bettered the 13.172 that earned her fourth in the vault at World Cup final in Doha last week.

McGregor is also working on a upgraded vault that will see her one of the favourites for a podium finish in Glasgow. …

McGregor seals gymnastics silver in Canada

related – TCG 15 Questions: Courtney McGregor

Commonwealth medals

Commonwealth medals


Oleg Verniaiev – Dragalescu

Ya baby. :-)

via GymFever

Vault judges at Pac Rims?

The Gymternet is outraged.


Bailie Key’s vault was fantastic. No complaints regarding her 9.5 execution score.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Now … what would you score this vault?

Click PLAY or watch Kyla Ross on YouTube.

A panel of expert international judges awarded that 9.50, as well.


It’s almost as if they were judging her by reputation, rather than by the vault as performed at the time.

Pacific Rim – USA, CAN, CHN

Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

In the team competition, the USA captured the title with a total of 237.000. Canada was second at 222.700, followed by China with 222.400. …

… For the seniors, Price won the title with her 59.900, and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, claimed the silver at 58.700.

The USA actually had the top three junior all-around scores, but medals are limited to two per country. Key’s 59.250 gave her the junior crown. Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, was second at 57.950, and Norah Flatley of Cumming, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, had the third best score at 56.850. …

The all-around bronze medalists were Elisabeth Black of Canada for the seniors at 57.100, and China’s Lou Huan at 56.300 for the juniors. …

U.S. Women Win Team Title, Both All-Around Golds At 2014 Pac Rim Championships

Pac Rim

Click PLAY or watch Bailey’s Vault on YouTube. (9.50 E-score)

Norberts Spring Board Dock

Have you coached that kid who wants the Yurchenko collar taken off for non-Yurchenko vaults?

Claims the collar “deadens” the Board?

That kid is right. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Norbert’s is a long time advertiser on this site. Full disclosure — they’ve not once ever asked me to link to their products.

Norberts is one of the good guys. :-)

Pacific Rim podium training


Simone Biles has withdrawn from Pac Rim because she has re-aggravated her right shoulder. Peyton Ernst of Texas Dreams will replace.

USAG is posting training videos.

Click PLAY or watch Simone Biles on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Elizabeth Price on YouTube.


17 March 2014

Steve Butcher:

The FIG MTC has made the following interpretations, text corrections, and decisions regarding the MAG Code of Points for this cycle at the 2013 World Championships and subsequent MTC meetings. The information below is separated into three distinct sections.


(Effective Immediately)

(Effective 20 September 2014)

download the MAG_NL_27_en PDF with video links

Yurchenko with 3/1 is named for both SHIRAI and KIM Hee Hoon.

Backward layout on FX with 4/1 twists was named for both SHIRAI (JPN) and Tuan Dat NGUYEN (VIE).

Click PLAY or watch Tuan Dat NGUYEN’s quad on YouTube.

Amanar – Paseka v Maroney

The private GymFever2012 group is discussing this.

An incredible difference in air time.


Is it possible that the speed of the two .gifs is different?

Or is Maroney that much higher?

Fadwa Mohamed – Prudnova


If a marginal handspring double front vault results in catastrophic injury, how are Nellie Kim and FIG going to answer questions from the media?

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

7.0 D-score, 7.950 E-score = 14.950

full vault results (PDF)


Fadwa Mohamed #AfricanChamps Prudnova (prelims)

Fadwa Muhammad – Prudnova (Worlds 2013)

Egypt’s Fadwa Mohamed (2013 interview)

Fadwa Muhammad – Prodnova (African Championships 2012)

That vault should be banned for female gymnasts.

#AfricanChamps Women’s Finals

via @SAGymnastics

Day 1

1st: BECKETT (RSA) 13.050 2nd: MANN (RSA) 12.875 3rd: ELKOUKHO (EGY) 11.575

Kirsten Beckett

Kirsten Beckett

1st: MOHMOUD (EGY) 14.338 2nd: BECKETT (RSA) 14.038 3rd: WAGEEH (EGY) 13.488

Tatiana Nabieva – new interview

Gigi Khazback Farid:

Tatiana: I retired because of the bad injury I sustained at the World Championships during training. After that I thought again- is it worth continuing? I think that my fall was terrible. That is why after the competition in France I decided to retire.

Gigi: You post a lot of videos of yourself training in the gym which made a lot of fans confused about your retirement, what is the story behind these videos?

Tatiana: I am back for the Russian Championships where I will compete for my team- Saint Petersburg. About the videos- I am just doing it for fun, i don’t want to lose shape. And maybe it will help me achieve something more? …

Gigi: Now that you have retired, what are you planning to do with your life?

Tatiana: Currently beside training, I train kids. They love me. I want to be as good as the Kiryashovs were to me …

Nabieva coaching
photo via RRG

Gigi: In the vault event final at the 2010 World championships, both of your vaults were downgraded and your coaches tried to file an inquiry but it was too late. … do you feel robbed?

Tatiana: … I don’t feel I was robbed. I guess I deserved the position which they put me in.

Tatiana Nabieva “Why I Retired”