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MG Elite documentary planned

Like Gymnastike’s Beyond The Routine (subscription) and the terrific Sports2Visuals documentary series launched May 2013, THE HARD WAY TO SUCCESS (free), Lauren Hopkins and collaborators on The Gymnternet have something exciting coming our way. Free. :-)

MG Elite

In a new and very exciting endeavor, The Gymternet will produce a documentary series about MG Elite’s journey leading up to the Olympic Games.

The series will focus on 2014 U.S. junior national champion Jazzy Foberg and 2013 U.S. junior national silver medalist Laurie Hernandez – two of the biggest junior prospects in the country leading up to Rio 2016

2013 U.S. junior national vault champion Ariana Agrapides, too young for Rio 2016 but training for Tokyo 2020 – will also make appearances throughout the series. …

Our plan is to release episodes online every few months leading up to the Olympic Games, right down to the team being named at Olympic Trials. If Hernandez and/or Foberg are selected for the team that will compete in Rio, we will follow their journey there …

The Gymternet Will Produce MG Elite Documentary

related – Triple Twist – Aug 2013 – Chatting with the MG Elites…Laurie Hernandez, Ariana Agrapides, and Jazmyn Foberg

These in depth documentaries are terrifically popular. We need MORE aspiring movie makers.

YOG Nanjing 2014 highlights

The fantastic FIG media team put together a beautiful slide show. China certainly can host a wonderful Games. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

the Flávia Saraiva story


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. …


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 …

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

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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

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

GOLD: SARAIVA Flavia (BRA) – 13.766
BRONZE: DOWNIE Elissa (GBR) – 13.466

H Bar
GOLD: YUASA Kenya (JPN) – 13.700
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



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.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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