Entries Tagged 'Rhythmic' ↓

2014 Rhythmic Worlds montage

Izmir (TUR) September 22-28 2014.

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Russian Rhythmic TV ad

I hate to admit it. But this silly Russian 2012 Pantene hair TV spot brought a tear to my eye.

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I’m not the only one. It’s got millions of views. :-)

2014 New Zealand Championships

7-11 October in Auckland

GymSports New Zealand Championships this year includes 6 disciplines: Aerobics, Artistic Gymnastics, Power Tumbling, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline.

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Thanks Kathryn.

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The favourite at the 2014 World Rhythmic Championships in Izmir, Turkey.

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Slava Corn lays down the law

Slava Corn didn’t mince words. Speaking slowly and clearly before representatives of more than 50 Federations gathered at the Orientation Meeting at the 33rd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR) Friday morning, the FIG First Vice President (CAN) made it clear that FIG authorities and Technical Committee expect nothing less than clean, unbiased scores from the judges.

… Corn said. “We want this sport to be ethical. We want fairness from the judges and we want you the federation leaders to help us so the judges are free to make a good judgment, a fair judgment at the competition.”

Rhythmic’s reputation has been sullied since allegations of irregularities at a Rhythmic Gymnastics Judges Course in Bucharest (ROU) in December 2012. All judges attended a new course and were retested for this cycle. …

Rhytjmic TC members

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related – Podium training begins at 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

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. :-)

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… 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.

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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. :-)

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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.

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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. …

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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.

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