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Uchimura at age-17

All Japan Junior 2006.

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D-D Breaux is a fighter

Here’s a superb article on one of the most successful and outspoken College coaches all time.

AS SHE HEADS INTO HER 39TH season with LSU’s gymnastics program, most of Breaux’s battles are over.

There is, however, one more thing worth fighting for.

“I want to drop a banner in the PMAC that says ‘national champion,’” Breaux says.

Breaux acknowledged she might think about winning a national championship a little too much. She even suggested her team’s fixation on capturing the program’s first national title was the culprit behind its implosion at the NCAA Semifinals this past season.

Even if Breaux decides to rein in the talk of winning championships, her gymnasts know how badly she wants to take one home. …

LEGENDS ISSUE: D-D Breaux has fought tooth and nail to make LSU Gymnastics what it is today – and what it will be tomorrow


via College Gymnastics Fans

Nova Scotia girl Queen of Toronto

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Ellie TO

With 5 medals Ellie has become the Face of Team Canada at Pan Ams in the Canadian media.

Lauren Mitchell ACL

Lauren Mitchell’s hopes of competing at a third Olympics at Rio next year appear to be over.

And the star WA gymnast’s glittering international career may well have ended a few weeks short of her 24th birthday …

Mitchell had been due to head to South Korea with Australian teammates — Georgia-Rose Brown, Emma Nedov and Mary-Anne Monckton — for the 2015 World Universiade yesterday.

It is understood Mitchell was working on her floor routine when she landed awkwardly, causing a suspected rupture of her anterior cruciate ligament. …


Lauren Mitchell
Lauren Mitchell

related – Arabian Punch Front – Gymnastics Injuries Apr-Jun

The list consists of national team members that have had some injury that keeps them out of competition. …

This is a dangerous sport. :-(

Oksana Chusovitina montage

Now age-40, Oksana is still going strong. Still improving.

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Raducan not reinstated as 2000 Olympic AA Champ

Retired Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan, who won the 2000 Olympic all-around title but was stripped of the crown later in the Sydney Games after testing positive for a banned substance from cold-medicine pills given to her by a team doctor, will not be reinstated as the gold medalist, an International Olympic Committee spokesman said after Raducan met with IOC president Thomas Bach on Thursday. …

Raducan was not stripped of her 2000 Olympic gold medal with Romania in the team competition, before she took the pills. Nor was she stripped of her 2000 Olympic silver medal on vault, three days after the all-around final.

In the all-around final, Raducan led a Romania medals sweep. When she was stripped, Simona Amanar was upgraded to gold, Maria Olaru to silver and China’s Liu Xuan to bronze. Amanar, Olaru and Liu reportedly said they considered Raducan the deserving champion.

Andreea Raducan will not be reinstated as 2000 Olympic all-around champion after meeting with IOC president

Andreea Raducan

I certainly consider Andreea the rightful Olympic champion.