Daniele Hypólito – tumbling

At age-30, she’s still working upgrades. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Rachelle Simpson – Diving World Champion

Rachelle Simpson is the standout star of women’s high diving and, with the sport now recognized by FINA, she dreams of winning an Olympic gold one day.

Click PLAY or watch a CNN profile on YouTube.

She’s a former gymnast. Daughter of gymnastics coaches. She worked in the circus show “The House of Dancing Water” in Macao.

related – Rachelle ‘Rocco’ Simpson: America’s queen of cliff diving

(via Thomas G Trapp)

GNN – Who goes to Rio?

Terri Laymon posted their list (so far) on Gymnastics News Network.

Click PLAY or watch highlights of some of the top American contenders on YouTube.

Beyond The Routine: Canada Rising

The next Gymnastike Gold members only documentary.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on Gymnastike.

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Rhythmic World Championships, Stuttgart

The World of Rhythmic Gymnastics is in full swing. The 34th World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), from 7 to 13 September 2015, determine the participants of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. …

The IOC allots 96 places to the discipline, 14 groups (70 gymnasts) and 26 individual athletes. …




Krisztian Berki training

Olympic Champion Krisztian, age-30, missed European Championships. But he’s looking good in the lead up to Glasgow.

Click PLAY or watch a recent training session on YouTube.

I’m hoping he finishes top 3 at Worlds 2015 so he’ll have a chance to defend in Rio.

(via gymnastikfabriken)

USA World Championships selection

Marta and her committee will name the team as late as possible.

It may come down to who is strong enough, tough enough to maintain a very high level of routine readiness through both Camps. Who can stay healthy.

Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio/Legacy Elite
Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, senior
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics

The World Championships training squad will attend the training camp Sept. 12-16 and the World Selection Camp, Oct. 6-9, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.

USAG – USA Gymnastics announces 2015 World Championships training squad