The Handbook of Sports Medicine is an ongoing series of specialist reference volumes sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and designed specifically for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.
The target groups for whom this handbook is written includes (1) interested medical doctors who have little or no training in sports medicine, as well as sports medicine professionals; (2) physiotherapists and other health-related professionals; (3) team coaches who have academic preparation in the basic sciences; and (4) knowledgeable gymnasts.
The purpose of this volume is to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art description of the medical and scientific aspects of Olympic gymnastics sports.
Dennis Caine, Professor and Interim Dean College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota
Keith Russell, President Scientific Commission (FIG)
Liesbeth Lim, Former National Sports Physician of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation, 1997–2012
… The biggest stars in Canadian gymnastics will be coming to town for the 2013 national championships from May 21-26. …
Ottawa hosted a highly successful provincial men’s and women’s artistic championships last season at the CE Centre, which will again act as the venue for men’s and women’s artistic, plus trampoline and tumbling, while Carleton University will welcome the rhythmic event, and host participants in its residences. …
The information package and application form(s) for the 2013-2014 Level 4 cycle are now available. Gymnastics Canada will be using the 2013-2014 Level 4 cycle to pilot the ‘Competition Development Advanced Gradation’ NCCP context in MAG, WAG, RG and TG. A maximum of 32 coaches will be accepted into the program.
Application deadline: February 28, 2013
First course of cycle: May 26-June 1, 2013 (Ottawa area immediately following the Canadian Championships)
Looking for a new skill for your Artistic gymnasts?
Check turns from Rhythmic gymnastics.
Here are a couple from our Olympic Champion.
Those .gifs were created by the editor of Zhenya Kanaeva Gymnasium.
By the way, it seems Kanaeva has NOT retired. Despite what was widely published in the Russian media.
… In mid January, on the official website of Rus RG Federation, there appeared an announcement that 22-year-old Kanaeva had finished her career as a gymnast. Five days later, head coach of the national team, Irina Viner refuted that information. …
Team – Great Britain
All Around – Ruoteng Xiao (CHN)
Floor – Dominick Cunningham (GBR) & James Hall (GBR)
Horizontal Bar – Nile Wilson (GBR)
Parallel Bars – Nile Wilson (GBR)
Pommel Horse – Ruoteng Xiao (CHN)
Rings – Courtney Tulloch (GBR)
Vault –Di Wu (CHN)
Team – Australia
All Around – Michaela Whitehouse (AUS)
Individual – Changxin Liu (CHN)
Synchronised – Great Britain
Individual – Yujie Jia (CHN)
Synchronised – New Zealand
The most decorated Rhythmic gymnast in the history of the discipline, Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS), twenty-two, announced her retirement from competitive sport following her election as Vice-President of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation at the organisation’s conference in Novogorsk (RUS) on December 4, 2012.
The news has been officially confirmed by the Russian Gymnastics Federation. …
… top gymnasts from across the African continent contest for Africa Championship titles in the various Gymnastics disciplines of Aerobic Gymnastics; Rhythmic Gymnastics; Trampoline; Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling.
The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) takes great pleasure in hosting the 11th African Gymnastics Championships at Tukssport Indoor Sports Centre Pretoria, from December 9 – 13, 2012. Countries participating will be those from Algeria; Angola; Congo; Egypt; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Senegal; Tunisia; and Zimbabwe, with just under 160 participants in total to date. …
The beautiful and colorful training gym in Arques, France.
I was able to visit Arques and see the new complex late last year. It is sparkling and simply the most beautiful gymnastics venue I’ve ever seen. …
Everything in this building feels brand new and state of the art. A set of Olympic medals from Beijing and stuffed animal Olympic mascots are displayed in the waiting area on the first floor. The airy gym, stocked with Gymnova equipment, is all white walls and blonde wood and the company’s signature red and white mats. The building’s roof has 1,200 square meters of solar panels and produces more energy than it consumes.
There are rooms named after 2004 Olympic uneven bars champion Emilie Lepennec and Laurent Barbieri, who won silver on vault at the 1985 World Championships. (Before Thomas Bouhail did him one better in Rotterdam …, Barbieri was France’s last male gymnast to win a world medal on vault). …