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Patricia Bezzoubenko – 6 medals

Patricia Bezzoubenko … is the two-time Canadian National champion. She holds dual citizenship with Canada and Russia. …


She had a chance to match the single-Games record with a sixth gold medal in the closing ribbon event, but had to settle for bronze.

Canadian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Orlando won six gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, sweeping the five individual competitions and adding gold in the team event. …

Bezzoubenko was born in Vancouver but has lived in Moscow since she was four. She lists Thornhill, Ont., as her hometown.


Bezzoubenko – Commonwealth Champion

1. Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) 59.175
2. Francesca Jones (WAL) 57.350
3. Laura Halford (WAL) 56.225

Congratulations to Wales. :-)

Canada won the Team competition, as well.

new book – High Performance Gymnastics

Thomas Heinen from Germany is the principle editor. He’s on the FIG Sport Science Committee.

248 pages

German language

ISBN 978-3-942468-30-5

Google Translate:

The book “High Performance Gymnastics” is of a German-Brazilian cooperation …

It contains the very latest sports science work on device and Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. The contributions revolve around sport psychology topics such as the role of the coach or the perception of assets in advance of the Olympic Games, but also movement analytical and biomechanical considerations. …

High Performance Gymnastics


20 EUR


Ring leap drill?

radissonclaire posted this GIF.

switch ring

(via Korbut Flip)

New Zealand Commonwealth Teams

For Glasgow 2014:

Men’s Artistic Team:
David Bishop
Matthew Palmer
Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov
Kristofer Done
Reid McGowan

Women’s Artistic Team:
Courtney McGregor
Charlotte Sullivan
Mackenzie Slee
Brittany Robertson
Anna Tempero

The entire women’s team trains at one club, the Christchurch School of Gymnastics.

Women’s Rhythmic Team:
Kelly Macdonald
Amelia Coleman


South Africa Commonwealth Team

GYMNASTS selected for Commonwealth Games 2014:

Kirsten Beckett, Claudia Cummins, Bianca Mann, Cameron MacKenzie, Tiaan Grobler, Siphamandla Ngcobo, Siphesihle Biyase, Grace Legote, Aimee van Rooyen, Julene van Rooyen.

Management: Ilse Laing (Manager/coach), Coaches: Tatiana Lavrentchouk-Vizer , Jesse Abraham Kitzen-Abelson

Jesse is an American import, former co-Captain of the Temple Men’s Team.

Congratulations. :-)

Bianca Mann with coaches Adele Heine and Derick Scholtz

Bianca Mann with coaches Adele Heine and Derick Scholtz

Passengers … watch THIS


Lourdes Mohedano Sánchez de Mora, Spanish Rhythmic Olympian, demonstrates how to get people to watch the SAFETY instructions before the aircraft takes off.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

It’s a TV spot for the Spanish Olympic Sports Association.

via Humberto Martinez

flexibility training is FUN

For some.

quick links

MAG scores 2014 | WAG UTRS 2013 and TAA 2014
Commonwealth Games | The Gymternet coverage

Aussie Championships May 21st


… Join us at Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park from Wednesday 21 May – Sunday 1 June to witness more than 1,200 of the nation’s best gymnasts in action as they compete for the prestigious title of Australian National Champion in five Gymsports — Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics.

While national titles will be the focus for most, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics athletes will also be vying for selection to the 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games Team.

Click PLAY or watch a promo on YouTube.

Canadian Gymnastics Championships

May 26-31st, 2014.

I’m already packing for Nationals, once again to be hosted at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Trampoline Gymnastics
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Details on the official website — gymnasticschampionships.ca

Nationals logo

With an Olympic Trampoline Champion and a best ever WAG Olympic performance in London, you’d think things should be very upbeat in Canada.

Yet not everyone is happy in the Great White North.

Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique after extensive consultation put in a new Quadrennial Plan through to 2016.

It hasn’t been well received.

Our Men’s Program Director Jeff Thompson was let go in December as part of the restructuring, only partly replaced.

Our Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Team Program Director, Kyna Fletcher, stepped down in February, unhappy with the direction of Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique.

Finally our CEO, Jean-Paul Caron, stepped down April 24th. Not enough people supported GCG’s 2016 Quadrennial Plan.

Everyone respects and likes JP, but in the CEO model, the CEO is ultimately accountable.

I criticized GCG’s Communication in the past and had been hopeful to see major improvement this cycle. Higher priority was to be put on Communications/Media and IT/Web. Communication has not improved significantly, unfortunately.

On the bright side, GCG Coach Education is moving in the right direction.

With JP’s departure Gymnastics Canada is going back to the drawing board. I’m hopeful we emerge stronger for all this turmoil. It’s not easy to replace a man like Jean-Paul Caron, unfortunately.

Nationals will be a good chance for people to communicate, face-to-face.

If interested in the issues, check out Hardy Fink’s Open Letter about GCG Structure. (PDF)

Hardy is currently the Canadian Men’s Judging Chairman along with his many, many other responsibilities.

new Olympic qualification for Tokyo

May 9th we’ll learn more about how FIG World Cup meets will lead to Olympic qualification.

FIG Press Operations Officer Philippe Silacci:

“The FIG will dramatically redesign its calendar and thereby its Olympic qualifications system,” he stressed.

Silacci went on to say that the new rules will not affect the tournaments within the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, and will come into effect at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“The objective is Tokyo 2020. Indeed, such decisions will affect all the rules that govern artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics: Codes of Points and Technical Regulations,” he said.

Silacci also stressed that time will be necessary to adjust and to test all the new procedures. …



(via GymCastic)

Court of Arbitration – Rhythmic

I’m surprised.

In the litigation between the FIG and the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee stemming from an intercontinental judges course in December 2012, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeals of the six members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee implicated in the proceedings.

The decision, and sanctions pronounced by the FIG Disciplinary Committee on July 8, 2013 have been lifted. Additionally, the decision of the FIG Appeals Tribunal on December 10, 2013 has been nullified. The FIG has taken note of the CAS’s decision.

The disciplinary decisions of the FIG concerning the cancellation of brevets awarded at the course mentioned above, and the sanctions pronounced against the former TC President are maintained. …

FIG via email