Salma Hayek – gymnast

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, the famed film actress, director, and producer Salma Hayek was quite a good gymnast. Recently she posted a photo from the good old days. :-)

Heart it on Instagram.

I wish I could still do that but at least I have proof that once upon a time I was a #gymnast #ludscanov #gym #tbt

A photo posted by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) on

(via papaliukin)

good ol’ days – Bilozerchev

Ol’ timers like me often harken back to the days of artistic Artistic Gymnastics. Elegant stars like the great, late Valentin Mogilny.

Here’s another of that quality. Click PLAY or watch a Dmitriy Bilozerchev montage on YouTube.

(via Jeff Robinson & Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics)

RIP Valentin Mogilny

The elegant Valentin Victorovich Mogilny (USSR), who won more than a dozen World and European medals between 1985 and 1990, passed away following a heart attack Sunday, according to the Russian Gymnastics Federation. He was 49. …

Coached by Alexander Alexandrov, Mogilny also won World gold on Parallel Bars in 1985 and silver in the All-around in 1989, and helped the Soviet men to the World team title both years. He closed out his career in style, winning the European All-around title in 1990. …

FIG – Valentin Mogilny, five-time World gold medallist, 1965-2015

I was a huge fan as were most coaches of that era.

Click PLAY or watch his Pommels on YouTube.

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history of FloGymnastics

Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips started Gymnastike in 2008 with limited resources and limited staff, but a ton of passion, dedication, and hard work. The scope of gymnastics coverage has changed drastically in the past seven years, with Gymnastike at the front of the charge. Hear about how the site has grown over the years culminating in our recent rebrand to FloGymnastics.

Story Of FloGymnastics

If you’ve always wondered why it was originally called Gymnastike, click through. :-)

Anne is now Senior Product Manager at FloSports. An administrator. No longer involved in day-to-day coverage. Without her tireless efforts in those early years, they’d never have come this far.

Marian Dragalescu is back

And has already earned a personal invitation to compete at the Rio Olympics. :-)

A man ahead of his time on Vault, Dragulescu pioneered the jump that bears his name (two front flips with a half twist) in 1999, and it helped him win four World titles on the event (2001, 2005, 2006 and 2009). Though he stuck his signature skill in event finals at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, he was never as consistent with his second vault, and had to settle for less than gold both times.

While the Dragulescu is still considered among the most difficult in the world, Dragulescu knows that he may need to do even more if he wants to land on the Olympic podium next summer in Rio. …

46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, October 23 - November 1, 2015 in Glasgow, Great Britain
46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, October 23 – November 1, 2015 in Glasgow, Great Britain

After silver surprise in Glasgow, the sky’s the limit for Marian Dragulescu

other gymnasts on Kohei Uchimura

“When it comes to execution there is nothing to be done. Kohei is really the best, and unbeatable in my opinion.“

– Fabian Hambuechen, Germany

read more quotes on FIG

(via papaliukin)