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Dr Léglise suspended

With regard to sanctions surrounding the Rhythmic Gymnastics Intercontinental Judges Course in December 2012 in Bucharest (ROU) …

Dr Léglise is suspended from his position as Vice President of Acrobatic Gymnastics, and as member of the FIG Presidential Commission until August 31, 2016.

Disciplinary decision: FIG Vice President sanctioned

Léglise was many years responsible for FIG’s Medical and Anti-doping Commissions. I’ve always been disappointed the Medical group has not done a better job intervening to protect athletes.

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Love it. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on Vevo.

… before you hate, hate, hate, consider that Taylor’s making fun of twerking.

Also goofing on Ballet, Cheer, Rhythmic and … herself.

related – Why Is Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” No. 1?

South African Games

Slow start. But this is a terrific video showing the relationship between play and sport.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The SA Gym Games features an array of gymnastics. … Artistic Men & Women, Trampoline & Tumbling, Acrobatic Gymnastics & Ropeskipping; with Rhythmic Gymnastics … The week long competition also features a Gymnastics Gala Evening showcasing each discipline. …

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.

Rhythmic Gymnastics promo

Another terrific edit from British Gymnastics.

I’m the One who loves to be expressive. …

Featuring: Laura Halford, Nikara Jenkins and gymnasts from Elena Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and Billings Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Rhythmic turns

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Olympics 25x more important than Commonwealths

If you are not from a Commonwealth nation, you might be dumbstruck at how important we fans consider the Commonwealth Games.

You’d be right.

All multi-sport Games pitting huge, rich nations against tiny, poor ones are stupid. And Commonwealths are as stupid as any.

The Olympics are, obviously, far more important.

The savvy number crunchers in Singapore have a formula:

… Their policy is $1,000,000 for Olympic Games gold (medal) and $40,000 for Commonwealth gold – a 25-fold difference. Asian Games are ranked five-fold more valuable than Commonwealth Gold …

That’s about right.

Still, I love Commonwealths. And I’m already looking forward to 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.

related – some paid journalist for the Hindu Times wrote “the programme for Gold Coast 2018 already locked and basketball set to replace gymnastics“.

Wrong. Basketball will replace Judo for 2018. Artistic and Rhythmic are in.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast 2018 on Vimeo.

The Aussies love sport. That’s going to be a great event.

For 2022 it will be or Durban, South Africa or Edmonton, Canada (again). I volunteered at the 1978 Edmonton Games. :-)

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

English 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