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Sam Mikulak – Horizontal Bar

Not brilliant. But a gutsy go-for-it attitude with late regrasps on BIG releases. He deserved the come back win in the AA.

15.800 (7.0, 8.800)

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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.

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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Kyle Shewfelt 10yrs later

@FLICKFLAPP inspiration

I’m enjoying the series of captioned photos being regularly released by FLICKFLAPP.

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Chellsie on parenting gymnasts

Chellsie Memmel is soon to be a Mom. I think she’ll be a great one. :-)

Chellsie:

I first want to thank the parents who put their kids in our great sport! Without parents, we wouldn’t be here or have any of the amazing opportunities that we do. With that said, I believe there should be boundaries in parental involvement in sports.

MemmelsDo watch practices….but only once and a while. If you just can’t stay away, don’t bring up things that happened or any trouble they may have had in practice that day. Let your child talk to you. If they want to vent, listen. If they would rather leave their bad day behind, let them. If they had a great day and are super pumped to tell you about it, be excited and happy about it.

Don’t set your own goals for them…

Tumbl Talk – Do’s and Don’ts of Parent Participation by Chellsie Memmel

That’s the Tumbl Trak blog. If at Congress Pitsburg, be sure to stop by and say hi to everyone at the Tumbl Trak both. I’m going to miss the P&G Championships. I’m presenting at the Gymnastics B.C. Congress instead this year.

misguided Gymnastics parents

One skill set many coaches lack is the ability to communicate well with parents.

If you don’t educate them on the very complex sport of Artistic Gymnastics, don’t be surprised if they arrive at some of these wrong conclusions.

JAG GYM:

With tuition that can approximate a car payment each month, missed family dinners and weekends lost to travelling to remote locations to sit inside a gym or hotel convention center eating over priced hot dogs and too many brownies, no one can doubt that gymnastics parents are among the most dedicated sports parents. …

BUT …

Here are a dozen dangerous ideas that can plague even the best-intentioned gym parents:

1. If my child fails to make consistent progress it is her coach’s fault and we should change gyms.

2. For all the money I am paying, there better be results

3. The more time in the gym, the better.

see the rest – A DANGEROUS DOZEN: MISGUIDED IDEAS OF WELL-MEANING GYM PARENTS

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John Orozco to enjoy Championships

Commonwealth Games wrap-up

Though I followed the competition closely online, I still learned a lot from the most recent GymCastic podcast.

Jessica, Blythe, Emma and Jamie chat about:

Did Australian head coach, Peggy Liddick’s controversial plan to take potential event medalists and leaving their all-around champion at home (work).

Our fears that the British media are portraying Fragapane as the next world champion and will set her up for unreasonable expectations. …

Dipa Karmakar’s double front vault. Was it worthy of it’s namesake, the great Produnova? …

The most anticipated pommel horse show down since the 2012 Olympic Games. …

Ellie Black vs. Claudia Fragapane in the vault finals–we discuss whether or not the outcome was fair. …

episode 108: The Commonwealth Games

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Let’s Talk Gymnastics posted some entertaining AWARDS from CWGs:

BEST PERSONALITY:
WAG Winner: Olivia Vivian (AUS)
MAG Winner: Adam Cox (SCO)

BEST UNEXPECTED MEDALISTS:
WAG Winner: Team Wales
MAG Winners: David Bishop (NZL)-floor and Wah Toon Hoe (SIN)- vault

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BEST SMILE:
WAG Winner: Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (MAS)
MAG Winner: Nile Wilson (ENG)

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2014 CWG’s Awards Part 1

2014 CWG’s Awards Part 2

2014 CWG’s Awards Part 3

Those certainly are the happiest major Games. :-)

Horton – in it to win it

I’ve always loved this guy. Aside from his Pommel Horse. :-)

In this update he comes across as super humble, while confirming his goals. To contend for the National title 2014 and to take the Gold in Team at Rio Olympics.

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Sam Mikulak news feature

Sam Mikulak is one of many who just might be able to catch Uchimura. Someday.

He was 6th AA at 2013 Worlds. With one fall.

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(via Liukin)