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the Mykayla Skinner story

She has a 6.8 start on FX.

Our next Beyond the Routine series features senior national team member Mykayla Skinner. Everyone who knows Mykayla describes her as a daredevil for her lack of fear and willingness to throw the big skills. While Mykayla has struggled with form, she has been working hard on her flexibility and it has paid off. Martha Karolyi is recognizing her as one of the best of Team USA and Mykayla is ready to prove that to the world.

Episode 1 premieres Tuesday, July 29.

Click PLAY or watch the free trailer on Gymnastike.

Watch more video of Mykayla Skinner on gymnastike.org

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The AA winner from Cuba of the Pan American Olympic Festival 2014 is an incredibly power vaulter. As powerful as the best in the world.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch her difficult Beam routines on YouTube.

As you’d expect, her tumbling is HUGE. Surprising, however, is the amplitude of her leaps. Excellent.

Click PLAY or watch Yesenia’s FX on YouTube.

I previously posted her Bars.

Yesenia FERRARA would certainly qualify to the AA Final at Worlds 2014, … IF she competes.

Will Cuba send her?

Thanks for the links Yazaira. :-)

Donnell Whittenburg – Vault

Dragalescu. Easy.

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I could see Donnell competing Rings, Pommel and Vault for USA at Worlds 2014. Maybe more.

Penev – Yurchenko double back w 1/1


(via GymCastic)

3 step Tsuk

Nick Blanton:

Working on developing power …

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1/1-in Tsuk

Let’s say your gymnast is competing Tsukahara double back with full twist.

What do you tell him?

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That’s Keisuke SUZUTA from Japan. That’s the only one competed aside from North Korean Ri Se Gwang, I believe.

Event Final D6.4/15.250

via Nico on GymFever

vault sprint with parachutte

Max Whitlock – TTY

Chasing Uchimura.

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I predict he’ll win Commonwealth Games.

Put your money on Ellie Black to win WAG. :-)

Vault ‘set’ drill

Arizona Sunrays coach and owner Dan Witenstein.

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… ‘the 3 of clover’?

Kids don’t know the names of the suits of cards in 2014? :-)

Interview with Vanessa Atler

Like most everyone else, I was a huge fan of Vanessa in the late 1990s. And was disappointed that she did not make the 2000 Olympics for USA.


Looking back, I’m glad I did not make it. I believe with the frame of mind I was in, I probably would have gotten hurt or done terrible. But don’t get me wrong, to not be able to say I’m an Olympian still hurts me everyday. If the trials were in 1999, then yes I should have gone. But oh what a difference a year makes.

Triple Twist – Moving Forward- An Interview with Vanessa Atler

An excellent catch-up with the first American gymnast to compete Rudi on Vault.

Today Vanessa is a coach, a Mom … and an aspiring children’s book author. :-)


brainstorming the T-Trainer

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these new mini-tramp / Vault trainers. It’s a brilliant product.

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Basic T-Trainer on sale right now for $764.

Uchimura – Dragulescu


Kohei Uchimura – Dragulescu. Is there anything he can’t do?

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Roxana Popa training Amanar

via @theallaround