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Has anyone tried this new score keeping app?

If so, leave a comment.

In this first release FLICKFLAPP contains a glossary explaining the specific terminology in gymnastics. An extensive analysis and profiling of the ten transcending skills of gymnastics, supported with images and animations.

Also featuring in this version is Score Sheet, in which the user can enter scores during matches. The app calculates the intermediate ranks and scores in real-time, giving you the full overview of the gymnast’s achievements. No more paper notes and calculators…


20 Gymnastics Truths

Most of these are true. :-)

2) The open-ended Code of Points has fixed the problem of too many ties, and nothing else.


5) The real difference between a 9.90 and 10.0 in NCAA women’s gymnastics is 0.40. (You know what I mean, don’t you?)

8) Gymnasts who over-celebrate after an average routine look foolish.

9) Gymnasts who don’t celebrate after an awesome routine show class.

20) The next women’s all-around world champion is anyone’s guess.

read more on IG – 20 Gymnastics Truths We All Know

Our Nelli Kim – new documentary

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics:

… Nelli is highly respected in her home country, and there is a Nelli Kim Academy of Gymnastics in her town of Chimkent (Kazakhstan). sports.kz has also just released a new video documentary on the great champion …

Our Nelli Kim : a new documentary

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Nelli is not going to be remembered as one of the great FIG WT Chairs. I certainly hope she does not run unopposed again next cycle.

She was a fantastic athlete, however, better than Nadia in many ways. Nadia’s strongest competitor.

Nelli Kim competed once competed in my home town. I still recall how fantastic she was to watch LIVE. And how surprised I was to see her wearing a drab brown leotard. :-)

Gymnastics BC goes Jr Olympic

Great news.

Another Canadian Province is adopting the American J.O. system, the most successful in the world.

As of September 1, 2014, Gymnastics BC will use the USA Junior Olympic Program (JO) for its provincial level competitive categories. JO will replace the Canadian Provincial Program (CPP), GYMSTART and KIP. Interclub and Performance Plus will continue to be offered, but the athletes will now also have the option to easily transition to the JO program levels 1 and 2. …

read more – New era for women’s artistic gymnastics begins in B.C.

This is all good. :-)

J.O. is better for kids. Better for parents. Better for judges. Better for coaches … who will have a far easier time getting PAID since their kids will be happier.



new – Vammen on Pommels

Helge Vammen: Tong Fei x 2 in series.

Thanks Kasper.

new skill – Jehu on H Bar

This is cool. I’m doubtful, however, that this variation of Gaylord 2 will be considered a different skill by FIG, however.

Check out Steve Jehu.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Thank Toby Levine for the link.

Ferrari possible 6.9 FX D-score

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Mykayla Skinner has the highest of the year, so far, at 6.5 according to TAA.

(via @sa6161)

Gabby Douglas 6.9 Bars

In our dreams, … so far. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

remembering Elena Mukhina

Elena Mukhina‘s birthday would have been today. But she died December 22, 2006 (age 46)

The 1978 World Champion was paralyzed training Thomas salto, now banned for WAG and Jr MAG.

Click PLAY or watch a profile on YouTube. (20min)

related – The story of the Girl with Ice Eyes (VIDEO)

That’s another montage dedicated to Elena. Recommended by @Mariekeeuh.

Rick McCharles interview

Gigi Khazback Farid interviewed me on WOGymnastikA.

Topics include:

• banning the Produnova vault
• Vault landing mats
• restructuring of World Cups
• FIG Code
• FIG Sport Medicine, Sport Science, Education
• Gymnastics blogging
• Best of the Gymternet

Click through for my answers.

Catching Up With Coach Rick McCharles of Gymnastics Coaching

Rick and Amber

new FIG elements from Europeans

The All Around posted a document on Facebook listing new elements submitted for addition to the WAG Code following European Championships 2014.

SuperGymmie put together a video showing some of those elements. (One has been edited to show what it must have looked like.)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Are these skills approved? Or only submitted?

Thanks Avril.

MAG – lowest scoring apparatus?

Uncle Tim did some number crunching. Under various sets of FIG rules the lowest scoring apparatus for these nations was …

Russia since 2006 = Pommels

USA since 2006 = Pommels by a MILE :-(

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Japan since 2006 = Pommels

China since 2006 = Pommels

Russia under the 10 = Pommels

USA under the 10 = Pommels

Japan under the 10 = Floor

China under the 10 = Floor

See the details on Uncle Tim Talks Men’s Gym – MAG: What’s Your Country’s Worst Event?

If you discount Pommels, Horizontal Bar has been Russia’s weak apparatus for decades.

new D Beam dismount – aerial fwd 2/1 twist

Note this Beam coaches. The 1 1/2 twist is not difficult from 1-foot.

Here’s Ralitsa Mileva competing the 1 1/2 in 2012. (VIDEO)

For many kids the 2/1 twist will now be the easiest D Dismount.

TAA – new FIG Difficulty elements

Former Rhythmic gymnast Elizabeth Vasileva from Bulgaria does some amazing stuff. But should FIG really have 6 new elements named after her?