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the Flávia Saraiva story

Gymternet:

The Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation has released an article about little Flávia Saraiva, who won the hearts of gym fans around the world with her performance at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China last week. …

IN TRANSLATION: SARAIVA, A BIG HOPE FOR BRAZIL

She’s coached by Alexandre Cunha.

Flavia Saraiva

YOGs to Buenos Aires 2018

Simone Biles – Olympic Champion?

That’s the way it looks, peering 2 years into the future.

Marta Simone

Mary Lou Retton:

“She’s not human,” Retton said. “She may be the most talented gymnast I’ve ever seen in my life, honestly. And I don’t even think she’s tapped into what she really can do. I think she’s unbeatable.”

Olympic Talk

I called Simone the Uchimura of women’s gymnastics. She can fall once or twice over 4 routines and, most likely finish higher in the all-around than the second best female gymnast in the world.

On the other hand, it’s a long road to Rio.

Dvora MeyerAnxious About The World’s Most Dominant Gymnast? Blame It On Rio.

Simone is not indestructible. She can miss in competition.

But Simone has something that other presumed future Olympic Champions did not have. A relaxed attitude towards the sport.

Simone Biles, Kyla Ross, Brenna Dowell

I believe that increases her chances for a long run at or near the top of the world.

… On the other hand, we felt that way about Katelyn Ohashi. Katelyn is, seemingly, out of contention due to injury. :-(

Siimone Katelyn

Still, it would be an excellent idea to bet NOW on Simone Biles winning the 2016 Olympics.

Courtney Kupets to Le Reve

The two-time Olympic medalist who retired from gymnastics in 2009 will begin rehearsals … for Le Reve, a water show featuring acrobatics, synchronized swimming and dancing. …

“I figure while I’m still there I can still do it, and if I wait any longer I probably won’t be able to,” said Kupets, 28, who on Friday was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in one of the ancillary events surrounding the P&G Gymnastics Championships …

Her husband, Chris Carter, a former acrobatic gymnast for the British national team, is already part of the show, as is Kupets’ sister, Ashley. …

Team USA

Courtney Kupets

Regini-Moran – Vault

Another clean, sharp gymnast coming up for GBR. It won’t be long before Giarnni is contending for the Senior team.

Click PLAY or watch his winning YOG Vaults on YouTube.

YOG Vault Finals
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR)- 14.695 (14.800/14.591) GOLD
2. Ma Yue (CHN)- 14.416 (14.400/14.433) SILVER
3. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS)- 14.383 (13.800/14.966) BRONZE

(via Let’s Talk Gymnastics)

Orozco interview

John Orozco finished 2nd at P&G Championships.

It’s impossible not to cheer for John. He’s such a nice guy. So honest in an interview. John wears his heart on his sleeve.

John Orozco didn’t realize how close it was heading into his floor routine in the final rotation and was pleasantly surprised to find out he placed second. He talks about his relationship with Sam Mikulak …

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Youth Olympic Finals – day 2

Youth Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics competitions concluded at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Sunday.

MAG Vault
GOLD: REGINI-MORAN Giarnni (GBR) – 14.695
SILVER: MA Yue (CHN) – 14.416
BRONZE: NAGORNYY Nikita (RUS) – 14.383

Beam
GOLD: WANG Yan (CHN) – 14.633
SILVER: SARAIVA Flavia (BRA) – 14.000
BRONZE: DOWNIE Elissa (GBR) – 13.500

P Bars
GOLD: NAGORNYY Nikita (RUS) – 14.033
SILVER: KARDOS Botond (HUN) – 14.016
BRONZE: REGINI-MORAN Giarnni (GBR) – 14.000

Floor
GOLD: SARAIVA Flavia (BRA) – 13.766
SILVER: TUTKHALYAN Seda (RUS) – 13.733
BRONZE: DOWNIE Elissa (GBR) – 13.466

H Bar
GOLD: YUASA Kenya (JPN) – 13.700
SILVER: VAN DEN KEYBUS Luka (BEL) – 13.666
BRONZE: REGINI-MORAN Giarnni (GBR) – 13.633

Overall, Russians Seda Tutkhalyan and Nikita Nagornyy became the most successful Women’s and Men’s Artistic gymnasts respectively at Nanjing 2014. YOG All-around champion Tutkhalyan collected a total of two gold and one silver medal and Nagornyy won three gold, one silver and one bronze.

“In fact, I was not very confident,” said Nagornyy. “My job was to do my thing, do it well, then I would be in the top three. I didn’t think I would be first.”

Great Britain’s gymnasts on all podiums on last day of YOG event finals

Rewriting Russian GymnasticsCongratulations Russia!

Nagorny and Tutkhalyan win multiple golds in Youth Olympics

RUS WAG

RUS MAG

I’m even more convinced there is a place for a Youth Olympic Games in Artistic Gymnastics. I’ve heard no negative comments from the participants this time around. The only downer is that USA will not send a WAG competitor. It would have been more entertaining with an American on the Floor.

where’s Nastia?

Announcing. :-)

Wang Yan – GOLD on Vault

Redeems herself in the YOG apparatus Final. :-)

Kasamatsu plus 1/1. And Rudi.

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Gabby Douglas update

Press conference at Championships.

Diplomatically states that things were being asked of her at Chows, outside the gym, that she couldn’t do. Hence the move.

Credits her quick comeback to her body type.

Committed to Rio.

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Schmidt Youth Olympic Tramp Champ

Makes history for New Zealand.

New Zealander Dylan Schmidt won his country’s first ever Olympic Gymnastics gold medal in Trampoline at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Trampoline competition. With 57.340 points he outscored Liu Changxin (56.935) of China and Pedro Ferreira (56.040) of Portugal. …

Dylan Schmidt wins first Olympic Gymnastics gold for New Zealand

YOG 2014 Nanjing: SCHMIDT Dylan/NZL + LIU Changxin CHN + RIBEIRO FERREIRA Pedro/POR

Orozco, Dalton, Leyva

All-around standings for the Men after day 1:

1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 90.750
2. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 90.250
3. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 88.900
4. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 88.400
5. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 88.300
6. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 88.000
7. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 87.900
8. Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio, 87.150
9. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 87.050
10. CJ Maestas, Champaign, Ill., 86.350
10. Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif., 86.350
12. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 86.300

Orozco

Floor Exercise
1. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.650
2. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.600
3. Eddie Penev, Woodside, Calif., 15.550
4. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 15.250
5. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200
5. Joshua Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200

Pommel Horse
1. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 15.150
2. Ellis Mannon, Minneapolis, Minn., 14.700
3. Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz., 14.600
4. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 14.500
5. Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio, 14.400
6. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 14.350

Rings
1. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.500
1. CJ Maestas, Champaign, Ill., 15.500
3. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.450
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.300
5. Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis., 15.150
5. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.150

Vault
1. Donnell Whittenburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.650
2. Eddie Penev, Woodside, Calif., 15.350
2. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.350
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.200
5. Joshua Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.150
6. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 15.100

Parallel Bars
1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.600
2. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 15.450
3. Jonathan Horton, Cypress, Texas, 15.300
4. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.250
5. Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif., 15.200
5. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200

Horizontal Bar
1. John Orozco, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.750
1. Danell Leyva, Homestead, Fla., 15.750
3. Jacob Dalton, Norman, Okla., 15.700
3. Paul Ruggeri III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.700
5. Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich., 15.550
6. Brandon Wynn, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.050

Kyle Shewfelt 10yrs later