Simone Biles goes Pro

On July 29th, Biles announced her decision to compete professionally, forgoing the opportunity to compete in NCAA gymnastics. She signed with Octagon, an agency which also represents Dominique Moceanu, Shawn Johnson, and Aly Raisman. …

Inside Gymnastics

Simone

We won’t be seeing Simone compete NCAA. But she is a very marketable sports celebrity. Could be one of the biggest stars in Rio from all Olympic sports. :-)

Japan, Aiko Sugihara win Asian Championships

Interesting.

1. Aiko Sugihara (JPN) 58.050
2. Wang Yan (CHN) 58.000
3. Asuka Teramoto (JPN) 57.750
4. Chen Siyi (CHN) 57.700
5. Yuki Uchiyama (JPN) 57.350
6. Mao Yi (CHN) 54.300

The 2015 Asian Championships were held from July 31 through August 2 in Hiroshima, Japan.

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USA, Russia, Japan

2015 Team Averages

We are taking scores from every high-level domestic and international competition held in 2015 and averaging them. …

1. United States 242.571
2. Russia 231.931
3. Japan 225.460
4. China 223.539
5. Italy 223.379
6. GBR 223.268
7. Canada 221.278
8. France 218.416

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Romania is 14th based on scores so far this year. The top 8 teams from Worlds 2015 will qualify their nations to the Rio Olympics.

USA should assume they will win Team at Worlds, regardless of whom they send.

Rio mascot

Gymnastics // We made this War

London Olympics montage.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Arabian Punch Front)

Special Olympic World Games L.A.

Artistic Gymnastics competition starts today.

special olympics LA

With 7,000 athletes representing more than 170 countries, along with 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25 – August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports-and-humanitarian event anywhere in the world that year, and the biggest single event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

The 2015 World Summer Games, with all the trademarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 26 Olympic-style events in venues throughout the Los Angeles region following the Opening Ceremony in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. …

Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination. …

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Gabby: “I really am training”

It showed. :-)

Click PLAY or watch the Secret interview on YouTube.

Biles, Douglas, Nichols

1. Simone Biles 62.4
2. Gabby Douglas 60.5
3. Maggie Nichols 60.0
4. Bailie Key 59.450
5. Aly Raisman 59.050
6. Alyssa Baumann 56.950

Simone

The rest of the world is fighting for 2nd place as a team.

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