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bwd handspring – late snap down

Beginners – and those not confident in the position landing on the hands – tend to begin the snap down early.

Here’s one drill to encourage waiting longer.

Bianca Zoonekynd – Miller

Leigh Hennessy Robson:

How many women tumblers have performed a Miller successfully in competition?

Well, the answer is “at least one.”

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Bianca Zoonekynd is from South Africa. That was a fun competition where she competed against (retired) male tumblers.

Tramp “catcher”

A safety issue in many gyms are the mats used at the END of your tumbling trampoline. Here’s a new alternative that costs less than $2000. What would the equivalent mats cost?

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(via Rec Gymnastics)

Jon Schwaiger wins again

Good guys finish first. :-)

Schwaiger is again Canadian National Tumbling Champion.

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Coach Dennis Vachon told me he’s very, very proud of Jon.

more crazy TeamGym

The Power Tumblers look positively in control compared with the big trick TeamGymnasts.

“TeamGymnasts” … Is that a term?

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(via Euro Gymnastic Equipment and Anders Jacobsen)

Power Tumbling documentary

Features Canadian coach & competitor Denis Vachon. Good luck to all the Tumblers at CDN Nationals this week.

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POWER TUMBLING was produced by Humber Broadcast Television Videography student Taylor Amaya with the help of his peers Holly Kenmire, Jessica Tessier, Stefanie Simone and Cian O’Sullivan.

Aussie Championships May 21st

Epic.

… 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.

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Alberta Trampoline & Tumbling

One of the founding Technical Committee members for the NEW sport (decades ago), I’m proud of how far T&T has come in Alberta. :-)

Trampoline & Acrobatics Indo Pacific

June 29th – July 5th

The Indo Pacific Championships 2014 will be hosted by the South African Gymnasts FederationSun City, situated 160 km from Johannesburg. …

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details:

Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-Mini and Acrobatics. The competition can include all Indo Pacific Members, namely Argentina, China, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Qatar, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Namibia, United States of America.

However it was decided to invite all FIG member countries, including Europe. They may compete as invitational participants, they may medal but cannot claim an Indo’s title. Should a gymnast from an invitational country medal the gymnast from an Indo Pacific member country will receive the same rank and both competitors will receive medals.

Anyone going should plan EXTRA days for sightseeing.

Swakopmund Gymnastics, Namibia

I was proud of the Namibian girls who competed African Championships yesterday. Though having some of the lowest start scores, they looked clean, confident. Kept smiling. Kept their heads high.

Abby Dar

Congratulations. :-)

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Swakopmund is a beach resort town, famous for a cooler climate and adventure sport. Population 42,000.

I was invited to visit the club while on holiday, happy to find that American coach Joe Softich had been volunteering there for a couple of months, a gymnastics “vacation”.

Joe

The facilities are very basic.

Swakop Gym

Home made “channel pit”.

channel pit

Training only on this outdoor vault runway, they flip Tsuk and Yurchenko.

vault runway

Vault

Respect.

The club runs a charity sponsoring underprivileged children’s gymnastics.

warm-up gym

They soon move to a huge, modern multi-sports facility.

new gym

more photos

Any MAG or WAG coach on holiday in Namibia is advised to contact the club. They might be able to provide accommodation in exchange for you volunteering to assist at the gym. For a week, a year … or longer. :-)

email Dana Risser-Wheeling

dana (a) ondjamba.com.na

Namibia and South Africa are the top tourist destinations in Africa, in my opinion. I’ve been on a gymnastics holiday here since January 16th.

I’m planning a Gymnastics trip to southern Africa for (most likely) 2015. Click through to learn more.

2014 African Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Aerobic Gymnastics will be hosted in nearby Walvis Bay (NAM), April 30 – May 1, 2014.

They were moved to Namibia from Egypt due to the complicated political situation there.

Walvis Bay Gymnastics, Namibia

I visited the tourist town of Walvis Bay, Namibia to see 200,000 flamingos and gymnasts.

flamingos

The club is impressive to look at. MAG, WAG, Rhythmic, Trampoline & Tumbling.

Walvis Bay Gym

more photos

Unfortunately this facility must be set-up and taken-down each day. :-(

Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club is run by Vesko and Roumi Kostin from Bulgaria.

Indo Pacific Championships

100 days until the competition.

Sun 29 June – Sat 5 July 2014

A Trampoline, Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics competition comes to Sun City, South Africa. Indo Pacific Championships take place every two years. …

Hosted by the South African Gymnastics Federation, the 2014 Championships will be held at the fantastic Superbowl, Sun City 29 June – 05 July 2014, with all participants scheduled to stay at the Sun City Resort.

Indo Pacific Champs

official website

I watched some of the Namibian team training yesterday in Walvis Bay.

Walvis Bay

Hunan Gymnastics School arrests

Scandal has hit the closed world of Chinese gymnastics after at least six under-age girls were allegedly raped at one of the country’s most prestigious academies.

The director and deputy head of the Hunan Gymnastics School, dubbed the “cradle of champions” after training four Olympic medallists, have been arrested and questioned by police. …

The school’s director, 48-year-old Liu Zhiqiang, was arrested last December, according to the Legal Evening News. Zeng Rong, 52, the school’s deputy head, was detained the month before.

Both men are being investigated for sexual assault after six girls reported them to the police, according to the Oriental Morning Post. …

A reporter for the Legal Evening News was told the matter was being dealt with secretly. “The case involves minors and will have a negative impact on society so we will not release information to the public,” an unnamed policeman told the newspaper. …

Telegraph – Chinese gymnastics academy that trains Olympians hit by scandal

(via GymCastic)