Jr USA Nationals – day 1

Leanne Wong leads.

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on Twitter. GAGE gymnasts always have clean twisting.

Sr Men USA Nationals – day 1

NOT the Mikulak v Moldaur battle we were hoping for.

Kyla Ross & Madison Kocian speak out

Both state that USAG has never reached out personally to apologize and/or offer help.

Lawyers must be advising no apology.

You have to agree with Miss Val that the Karoli’s program was a culture of fear. Silence. Winning at all costs.

Watch the entire interview on CBS This Morning.

Justin Spring reflects on Olympic Bronze 2008

… it all magically came together when it mattered most at the Olympics Trials and at the Olympic Games.

Our team walked away with a bronze medal.

Our 2008 Olympic men’s gymnastics team ended up using two of its alternate athletes before we even competed at the Games; one of which, Sasha, moved in to the Olympic Village the night before our first day, which was the team preliminaries. …

JUSTIN SPRING An Olympic Journal

Jr Men USA Nationals – day 1

Results and videos.

Elena Shushunova has died

Terrible news.

One of the greatest gymnasts all time died in St. Petersburg of complications from pneumonia.

Elena Shushunova; 23 April 1969 – 16 August 2018) was a Russian (former Sovietgymnast, World, European, and Olympic Champion.

Shushunova is one of five women (Larisa LatyninaVera CaslavskaLudmilla Tourischeva and Lilia Podkopayeva are the other four) who has won the grand slam of All-Around titles: Olympics, World Championships, European/Continental Championships. …

I remember Elena best from Worlds 1985 Montreal. Even more powerful than Mary Lou Retton.

She was co-champion  with Oksana Omelianchik.  USSR withdrew both Irina Baraksanova and Olga Mostepanova from the AA final, pretending injury, replacing them with Oksana and Elena.

Rest in peace.

via Gymternet Clan