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minimum age for Olympics?

Age 16. Right?

Actually, no.

Not for MAG.

@sbregman87 tweeted the regs:

age regs

How do you justify a difference between the Olympic disciplines?

There should be no age restrictions for Olympic competitors.

Donnell Whittenburg – Vault

Dragalescu. Easy.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I could see Donnell competing Rings, Pommel and Vault for USA at Worlds 2014. Maybe more.

2014 Youth Olympians

The field is set for gymnastics at the upcoming Second Youth Olympic Games, which begin August 16 in Nanjing (CHN).

Eighty-four Artistic, 48 Rhythmic and 24 Trampoline gymnasts will battle for Youth Olympic Gold over 12 days of competition. The official entry lists have been published here. …

The men’s competition includes 2014 Junior European medallists Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR), Zachari Hrimeche (FRA) and Nikita Nagornyy (RUS), as well as Timur Kadirov (UZB) …

Who’s competing at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games? Here’s the list.


30 days to Youth Olympics

Good luck to my man Muhammad (MK) Khaalid, the MAG competitor for South Africa.

Post by FIG.

Rebeca Andrade could win YOGs

She’ll certainly be one of the favourites, especially with no American competitor.

Gym Blog Brazil posted video from a recent training camp verification.

Click PLAY or watch Rebeca on YouTube. (fall on Beam)

Click here to watch Jade Barbosa, Flavia Saraiva and others. (Portuguese)

Other podium contenders include Yan Wang (CHN), Elissa Downie (GBR), Sae Miyakawa (JPN), Laura Jurca (ROU), Silk Tutkhalyan (RUS) and Sydney Townsend (CAN).

The other young Brazilian, Flavia Saraiva, could win YOGs if Rebeca was not, for some reason, able to compete.

Thanks Cedrick.

Gabby leaves Chow again

The gymnastics reunion between Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and coach Liang Chow lasted less than three months.

Chow confirmed that Douglas has left the gym to search for a new coach. …

“I think we worked hard together,” Chow said. “We achieved our goal. I think Martha (Karolyi, U.S. national team coordinator) was happy at the camp, physically and with her gymnastics skills.

“We made good progress.” …

Des Moines Register

Chow and Gabby

via Nico on GymFever

see you in Rio 2016

via FIG

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Youth Olympic Game’s draw

A total of 156 gymnasts representing 62 different countries will compete at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games from August 16 – 28. On the programme are Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic Individuals and Groups as well as Individual Trampoline, all Olympic disciplines. …

… in Nanjing, China. The Artistic Gymnastics competitions are scheduled for August 17 – 20 and 23 – 24, Trampoline Gymnastics August 21 – 22 and Rhythmic Gymnastics August 26 and 27. All Gymnastics events will be held at the same venue – the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium – which has a seating capacity of 13,500. …

age requirements:

Men’s Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics: 16 – 17 years (born in 1997 or 1998)

Women’s Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics: 15 years (born in 1999)


To see the full draw, click through that link.

YOG draw

Japan names Worlds 2014 Teams

2013 World Champions Kohei Kameyama (PH) and Kenzo Shirai (FX) are included. Japan has enough AA fire power to be able to carry both specialists.

American Olympic medal sweep

Men’s Rope Climbing

1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

BassGOLD – Raymond Bass USA
SILVER – William Galbraith USA
BRONZE – Thomas Connolly USA

The event consisted of climbing an 8-meter-high rope, and was contested on time. All competitors were given three tries, with the fastest times determining the placements.

Sports Reference

There were only 5 competitors.

Rope Climbing was discontinued after 1932.

Peter Kormann was the first American to win an Olympic medal in the “modern” Olympics. 1976 Montreal.

It was Peter who alerted me to this USA Olympic medal sweep. We were visiting his Yellow Jackets new gym. The very first day of opening.

Tumbl Trak Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets

Movie night for Gym Momentum Camp kids.

movie night

Gym Momentum training camp

Gym Momentum Camp Boston

Rockin’ and rolling.

Day 1 was excellent.

Gym Momentum 2014

Camp Director Tony Retrosi was pleased.

James Parent and I are leading the Tumbling sessions.

James Parent

Is that blood?


… Might have been spilled wine. At the coaches “meeting” last night. :-)

Thanks to our hosts at Yellow Jackets. It was great to meet club owner Peter Kormann, the 1st American gymnast to medal at the Olympics. He has some great stories from the good ol’ days.

Update from Jim Holt:

Peter is AWESOME…….that said, Frank Kris, 1924 Gold medalist on vault is first USA medalist

I should have said Peter was the first American medalist in the “modern Olympics”. :-)

Gym Momentum training camp

Give it up for the Fierce Five

Here’s a tribute that I’ll forward to Kyla, Jordyn, Alexandra, Gabrielle and Mckayla via Twitter.

An original song by Petter Skoglund.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


[Ladies and gentlemen let me present to you: Kyla, Jordyn, Alexandra, Gabrielle and Mckayla - also known as the Fierce Five]

Flic-flac on the beam, the best I’ve ever seen
And the score, top 4, 1st place for the team
And Wiebers’ on floor, now give the crowd some more
Double pike, triple spike, and a piruette of four

Mckayla on vault, now stick that 2 and a half,
put her skills to the test, this is what she does best
and scores up top, but she’s still not impressed,
no one knows what is going on inside her head.

Ask the champion, where did she come from?
Gabby douglas from Virginia, who was she back then?
With the air time she has on the uneven bars,
Sometimes i’m afraid she’ll never land again

The american team, living their dream,
Going hard, what a sight, they are the fierce five
Now’s the time bring your family, neighbours and friends,
this is what we’ve been waiting for, sing it with me

Here comes the fierce five, you’ve seen them before
they might be small and short, but fear them
Give it up for the fierce five!

[Ladies and gentlemen,
Jordyn Wieber has just finished her floor excersice,
with the amazing execution score of 9.1, making it a total of 16.2.
This puts the american team on the top,
and one step closer to winning the gold!

Next up is Alexandra raisman on floor,
and then kyla ross on beam,
oh ain't this is so exciting]

(Verse 2)
[oh] Aly raisman, a tumblers dream
her first pass is making the audience scream
one would think that she stops after twist double front
but she keeps going on with a handspring to jump

Where’s Kyla? on the beam of course!
Doing combo after combo, earning bonus points,
you have seen what we’ve seen, she’s the queen of the beam
not a wobble she’s doing it perfectly clean

Now gather the team, we aim for a dream,
in rio de janerio 2016,
showing off what we do it’s the best you’ve seen
and I would love to see mckayla add the dougie to her floor routine

Here comes the fierce five, you’ve seen them before
they might be small and short, but fear them
Give it up for the fierce five!

[The score is showing on the board,
The fierce five have done it again,
Congratulasions to the american gymnastics team
you are watching channel pmspk
this is pms speaking
thank you for watching]
the fierce five have done it once again

Thanks Hayley.

’84 & ’04 U.S. Olympic Teams


… USA Gymnastics announced that the 1984 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams for artistic gymnastics will be honored during the 2014 P&G Championships, scheduled for Aug. 21-24th

Olympic Teams

1984, 2004 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams Will Be Honored During 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships