jump turns

Tired of watching questionable Gymnastics turns?

Dancers Andrei Batalov and Leonid Sarafanov show the real stuff. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube

Thanks Vadim.

synchro switch Ring fulls

Nush and Peng prepping for that yet-to-be-announced new Olympic discipline – Sychro Floor Exercise. :-)

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Learning new leaps in synch #obvi @pengpengclee 👯

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Christine is in the pool of gymnasts being considered for the Canadian Olympic Team. Danusia is eligible to compete internationally for Jamaica.

via Nico on GymFever2012

turning leap drill

Al Fong posted a good drill.

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But our current Code of Points gives far too much reward for these elements. The take-off is often cheated. The landing is usually cheated. And most are simply not pretty to watch. :-(

Eythora Thorsdittor – Beam

Eef van Leeuwen:

… the second Dutch women qualification match for the European Championships 2015 in Montpellier. As in the first qualification, Eythora Thorsdittor won the All-Around.

Thorsdottir scored a massive 57.300 AA after a good competition without any big mistakes. She exhibited some beautifully performed and steady routines for Europeans. …

Couch Gymnast – Dutch Euro Qualification (Part 2)

Eythora shows some fantastic amplitude. :-) Click PLAY or watch her on YouTube.

Carlotta Ferlito – Floor

Increasingly I’m liking routines with only 3 tumbling passes. Like this one.

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(via gymnasts391)

Swing Big – leap and jump drills

The Swing Big WAG coaching site has a new look.

Check it out.

Swing Big new look


Here’s a sample post from their Facebook page.

Elisa Meneghini – 5.6 Floor

A judging analysis by sporteverywhere.

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The last two Codes, intending to promote artistry and choreography, instead made turning leaps and jumps, well done or not, compulsory elements. :-(

related – Daria Spiridonova – Bars VIDEO