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Happy New Year

All the best in 2011.

basketball phenom … Jordan

Gymnastics is not the only sport with very young supertalents.

Click PLAY or watch it on KOMO News. (after ad)

Prince George B.C. hosts 2015 Canada Games

Canada Games – The City of Prince George has been named the host of the 2015 Canada Winter Games by the Canada Games Council at a press conference today. Kelowna and Kamloops were the other cities in the running.

Folks up in northern B.C. are ecstatic.

Elite Gymnastics – the band

Have you heard of a “Poetic Funk Psychedelic” band called Elite Gymnastics?

Neither have I.

They are a duo, James Brooks and Josh Clancy from Minneapolis, MN.

Here’s the cover of their album Real Friends.


I do wonder how they decided on that name.

(via Gymnastics Examiner)

why Youth Sports?

I’ve really been enjoying Mark Folger’s new blog dedicated to coaches, parents, gymnasts and gymnastics fans.

Check out one called Hidden Opportunities in Youth Sports:

balance-foam-cube.jpgYounger athletes look up to older athletes who excel at their sport. A simple compliment from one of these older athletes can “make the day” of the less experienced athlete. When you “make the day” for a child, you make the day for their parents as well, allowing one simple good deed to go a long way. …

A seven year old who does a nice straight arm, straight leg cartwheel is excellent in the eyes of the four year old who’s struggling just to get hands and feet placed in the right order for her cartwheel.

That same seven year old may look up to a ten year old who does a cartwheel on the high balance beam. The ten year old sees excellence in the level 8 gymnast …

read the rest – Hidden Opportunities in Youth Sports

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Artemev iffy for USA Championships

Too bad.

From Inside Gymnastics:

… Just as he’d recovered from planned shoulder surgery (postponed last year to train for Beijing), Artemev suffered another setback, this time in form of a back fracture that is slowly starting to heal.

“I got back to really doing all my skills in late April,” Artemev recalls. “Then I hurt my back [about a month later]. I was doing too much I think, and this is what happened.

“I’ve been wearing a brace and just getting massage work, lots of massage,” Artemev adds of the treatment for his latest injury. “Other than that, it’s just staying careful. I haven’t tumbled or vaulted much yet.”

This latest injury has put Artemev’s entire season in question. Though he hopes to compete at least a few events at next month’s U.S. Championships, Artemev’s goals have shifted away from Worlds and moved solely to regaining his strength. …



Mattie Larson: Inside Gymnastics cover girl

Inside Gymnastics July/August readers’ cover choice.

Mattie Larson won with by a landslide. She was picked about 2-1 over the other three candidates.


that was some superhero action, yo

Guilty pleasures. What are you going to do … ??

For some reason I went back and watched episodes 4, 5 and 6 of Make It or Break It.

Dunno why. But there is something engaging about the show.

I thought it was a big gamble to play off of the much mocked fight in the (bad) movie Gymkata, but this scene works for me.

Click PLAY or watch the clip on YouTube.

Entertainment Weekly calls the new hit show cheese-tastic … but lists 6 reasons to watch it anyway.


Octavian Belu has resigned

Belu_Octavian_face09I saw this on GYMmedia.

It seems former Romanian Women’s National Coach, Octavian Belu, resigned as Secretary of State at the at Ministry of Youth and Sport.

… “I asked to be dismissed … I see no perspective for the function in the Ministry. The Romanian sport is in collapse”, said Octavian Belu at RealitateaTV. …

Octavian Belu resigned from MYS. The Government does not discuss the case …

results Canada Cup trampoline sports

Alex Seifert … posted victories in tumbling and double mini trampoline on Wednesday at the Canada Cup competition.

The meet was the last of three qualification events for the trampoline and tumbling world championships this fall in St. Petersburg, Russia, with athletes in various age categories vying for spots on the Canadian team. …

“It was a great competition for me,” said Seifert, who competed last week at the World Games in Taiwan.

“In double mini, I executed a routine with a very high degree of difficulty and in tumbling I completed a pass that had never been done by a Canadian.”

In the women’s trampoline final, Olympic finalist Rosannagh MacLennan of Toronto won with 104.00 points …

“I tried a new routine and I got through it,” said MacLennan, seventh at the Beijing Games last year.

“There were a couple of rough tricks but overall it was pretty good. I was a little more nervous than usual because it was a new routine. There’s some uncertainty but it does help you focus a little more.”

In men’s trampoline, Japan’s Yasuhiro Ueyama held on to first place with 112.5 points. Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett of Toronto was second at 110.00. …

Corissa Boychuk of Airdrie, Alta., won the women’s double mini trampoline …

Emily Smith of Burlington, Ont., took the women’s tumbling crown, with Ashley Speed of Etobicoke, Ont., second and Jordan Sugrim, also of Burlington, third.

In youth competition, Red Deer’s Keegan Soehn was a double winner placing first in men’s double mini trampoline and trampoline. …

more results – Canadian Press

Alex Seifert photo by thorne sutherland - click for larger version

photo by thorne sutherland - click for larger version

Bela Karolyi – USA Championships 2010

2009 … Aug. 12-15th, Dallas, Texas
2010 … Aug. 11-14th, Hartford, Connecticut

… “Hartford, you got it,” shouted former Olympic coach Bela Karolyi, who played the role of fight promoter at Wednesday’s news conference, billing the event as a clash between the old guard of gymnasts, who won 10 medals at the Beijing Olympics, and the next crop of champions. “You got the best coming up.” …


Legendary women’s gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi greets Jordan Fulchino, 10, right, along with three other aspiring gymnasts from Dearys Gymnastics of Danielsen, Conn., as they waited in the hallway of the State Capitol for the start of a news conference in Hartford, Conn., on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. It’s being billed as the biggest sporting event to hit Connecticut since the NHL’s Hartford Whalers left town more than a decade ago. …


… Hartford will play host to next year’s gymnastics national championships. State economic development officials expect at least 25,000 people to attend the event, which will be held Aug. 11-14, 2010.

The men’s and women’s championships will be held at the 15,000-seat XL Center while the rhythmic, acrobatic and trampoline and tumbling competition will take place at the Chase Arena at the University of Hartford, which seats about 3,500.

The Connecticut Convention Center, which opened in 2005, will host the organization’s national congress and trade show that week. …

Hartford to host 2010 USA Gymnastics championships

Gymblog posts added …

by site editor Rick McCharles

This Summer, traveling in Europe, I find I’m missing some very important stories.

Happily, Blythe Lawrence on Gymblog doesn’t take holidays. :-)

I’ve added her most recent posts to the right hand navigation.

good luck State Games of America

This weekend, female gymnasts compete in Colorado Springs at the little known State Games of America.

Levels 4-10.