Moors, Gill, Dowling to Elite

Moors, who withdrew from Canada’s team at last year’s Commonwealth Games and hasn’t competed since winning the bronze all-around medal at the 2014 Canadian Championships in May, is one of 35 senior women listed on the meet’s athlete registration released by Gymnastics Canada this week. …

Victoria Moors Expected to Return to Competition at Elite Canada

See the complete list of Elite Canada competitors, MAG and WAG, registered via that link. There are some missing with injuries – 2014 Worlds team member Jordyn Pedersen :-( – for example, but fewer than usual I reckon.

Some of those on the registered list may not actually compete, of course, due to last minute injuries.

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Other names on the list I’m looking forward to see returning include …

Jessica Dowling from Tori’s club, Dynamo. Coach Elvira Saadi.

Jessica Elvia

Sabrina Gill now at Manjak’s.

Good luck to ALL Elite Canada competitors. I’ll be posting highlights on this site.

Jan 29 – Feb 1st, 2015
Trois Rivieres, Quebec

Peng-Peng Peng-Peng

John Crumlish:

Canadian veteran gymnast Christine (Peng-Peng) Lee told IG that she is pacing herself in her recent return to competition for UCLA after a pre-Olympic knee injury kept her out of competition for two-and-a-half years.

“I’m not really putting pressure on myself to be perfect,” said Lee following Monday’s meet against the University of Arizona at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. “There’s obviously a lot of things I can improve upon, and I think just trying to get back … “

Lee … was one of Canada’s top prospects for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She finished 19th all-around at the 2011 world championships in Tokyo, and led Canada to a Games-winning team berth at the Olympic test event in London in January 2012.

In training at the Canadian championships in May 2012, Lee tore her left ACL. She served as honorary captain of the Canadian women’s gymnastics team at the London Olympics that summer, after which she enrolled at UCLA. …

Peng Peng Peng Peng

Carol-Angela Orchard:

The photo montage was done by one of our Sport Seneca parents: Megan Douglas (mother of Ella Douglas).

… she is not ruling out future international competitions including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“I have considered it,” she told IG. “I would love to go to 2016. Right now I’m focusing on the season, but after the season, it would be great to do another world championships or go to Rio. That’s definitely a long-term goal of mine, and I’ve kept it in the back of my head.”

read more – IG – Lee Finding Her Rhythm in Recent Comeback

We’re glad to have her back. :-)

Yao Jinnan – shoulder surgery?

GymFever2012 has been discussing rumours that our World Bar Champion Yao Jinnan (Yao Ziyi) is scheduled for shoulder surgery in the States.

Leave a comment if you’ve seen any official statement from China on this.

Danny Davis wins Snowboard Superpipe

Incredibly talented 16yr-old Olympic bronze medalist Taku Hiraoka 2nd.

Olympic champion Iouri Podladtchikov was 3rd.

Shaun White 4th.

Click PLAY or watch it on ESPN.

2021 World Games Birmingham (USA)

Birmingham bested bids from Lima (PER) and Ufa (RUS) to win the right to host the 2021 World Games, a huge multisport event known somewhat colloquially as the “Olympic Games for non-Olympic disciplines.”

Gymnastics events contested at the World Games include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.

The 10th edition of the World Games will be held in Wroclaw (POL) in August, 2017.

FIG – 2021 World Games awarded to Birmingham (USA)

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Sam Oldham in 2014

Very well edited montage. Combination of training and competition footage.

Potential to be one of the best AA gymnasts in the world.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

… You can follow my progress and antics through 2015 on my youtube channel. You can also follow me on twitter @Oldham93 instagram oldham93 and also on my website which is samoldham.com. …

Sam Joshua Oldham (born 17 February 1993) is an English artistic gymnast who represents Great Britain. He was part of the British men’s team at the 2012 Summer Olympics that won bronze in the team competition. …

new facility for Team Brazil

Heralded by the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation  as “one of the greatest moments in its history,” the Team Brazil Artistic Gymnastics Training Center, a 2,500 square meter training facility with state of the art equipment, was inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) last Friday.

The gym, located in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca district, will serve as the primary training center for the Brazilian men’s and women’s teams as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and beyond.

“This center, which is a partnership between the Brazilian Olympic Committee, the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation and City of Rio de Janeiro, will be of utmost importance. It has a modern structure, following the international standards, and will provide preparation on the same level of the great powers,” said Luciene Resende, President of the Brazilian Gymnastics Federation.

… During the Olympic Games, the air-conditioned space will serve as the warmup gym for all gymnasts, and 2016 Olympic equipment supplier Spieth has already outfitted the training enter with the same state-of.-the-art equipment that will be used at the Games.

“This gym has everything,” multiple World medallist Jade Barbosa marveled at the opening. “On the day we arrived, it was hard to believe it was true. The quality is fantastic.”

The Brazilian men’s team is equally thrilled by the new center.

“It is a dream come true,” echoed two-time World Floor champion Diego Hypolito. …

read more on FIG – In Rio, Brazilian teams get a sparkling new training center for Artistic Gymnastics

Flavia Saraiva, Jan 16th, 2015
Flavia Saraiva, Jan 16th, 2015

Simply Some Photos: Artistic Gymnastics Center in Rio de Janeiro

Those are the best photos of the new Gym I’ve seen so far.

related – SPIETH also outfitted the “national training center in Rio” in 2012.