Lords of the Rings

bat Svilko has updated his montage of “the most impressive and legendary routines in the history of still rings!”

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (32min)

Ragan Smith – standing pike 1/1

Got my standing pike full ????????????

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Keisuke Suzuta – Ri Se-Gwang

Ono tells that Suzuta has been competing this vault for a while.

Cabriole sends these links.

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Would somebody please tell these guys that this vault is not humanly possible. :-)

This makes 3 who have competed it successfully.

6.400 + 9.400 = 15.800

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Longines Award problems

Update – Nora, in the comments, clears up my confusion:

The media doesn’t vote for the winner. The jury decides the winner. The media can win a Longines watch if what they write on their ballot paper matches the decision the jury comes up with. That’s all.

Every year I’ve voted there’s been confusion, this year more than ever.

I’m never sure of who’s eligible. Never sure of the deadline. Am forced to vote before the AA competition.


Yao Jinnan on winning the Longines elegance prize:

“I am not one of the (all-around) medalists so that made me a little uncomfortable.”


I voted for Oleg Verniaiev and Georgia-Rose Brown.

Unbeknownst to me as a voter, the list of eligible athletes seems to have been, this year, shortened to:

WAG: Larissa Iordache, Simone Biles, Bai Ya Wen, Yao Jin Nan

MAG: Kohei Uchimura, Lin Chao Pan, Kenzo Shirai, Zhang Cheng Long, Den Shu Di, Max Whitlock

How? Why?

I have no idea. That’s the list I found posted in the main press centre the day after the voting concluded.

Yeesh, Longines. Get your act together on this. :-(

beautiful – aerial ski flips to pool

This video is a depiction of our love and dedication to the sport of Aerial Skiing,

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innovative fitness drills

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circus Bar act – Tournik

Eight artists cross paths in the Tournik Act from Corteo which marries horizontal bar techniques with circus arts. The artists perform on a central cube-shaped structure, with two additional bars on each side of the cube. The various parts of the structure turn, sometimes all in the same direction, sometimes in opposite directions… just to keep everyone on their toes!

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Good and crazy Bar workers, male and female, are pretty much constantly in demand by Cirque du Soleil. If you coach such an athlete, contact Casting for more information.

surfing – Kelly Slater’s 720

A new move, somewhat by luck. :-)

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via Slate – Kelly Slater, Ageless Wonder

Watch the 11-time world champion pull off a near-impossible surfing move.

Beam – Teramoto v Mustafina

One of the more controversial decisions at Worlds 2014.

Who should have won the Bronze medal in the Beam final?

Aliya Mustafina missing a 0.5 EGR or Asuka Teramoto?

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Click PLAY or watch Asuka on YouTube.

3 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 5.500 + 8.666 = 14.166
4 TERAMOTO Asuka JPN 5.600 + 8.500 = 14.100


“I knew my beam routine was not the most difficult one and I had no expectations to make it to the podium today. It was sheer luck.”

Stars of Gymnastics – Epke

An excellent mini-documentary. Posted just before Worlds 2014. He’d not yet won a World Championships title.

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Podkopayeva – ’96 Compulsory Floor

An example of excellent execution and artistry, here’s what we lost when FIG got rid of compulsories.

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Compulsories had problems, of course. But I do miss them.

Vladimir Zaglada and others have been sharing that on Facebook.

1st World Trampoline Championships

… They were held on Saturday, March 21, 1964 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

It was presented by the Nissen Trampoline Company and the British Amateur Gymnastics Association.

Thirty-two men and sixteen women from twelve countries competed in a double-elimination tournament facing off man-to-man (or woman-to-woman), winners advancing until there was one last man/woman standing. Each gymnast performed a 10-bounce routine for the judges to decide who advances to the next round. …

1st World Championships

Trampoline Pundit

Tramp Pundit is blogging every World Championships in series as a lead-up to #30 – Daytona Beach, USA November 7th, 2014.

Premier Men’s Gymnastics, Illinois

Workout Wednesday

This workout features US Jr. National Team Member Alex Diab and the Level 10’s.

2004 Olympic All-Around Champion Paul Hamm is one of the team coaches at Premier Gymnastics and works with guys on floor during this workout.

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