… she and teammates Maellyse Brassart and Senna Deriks board together in an apartment building near the national team training center.
“Actually, we’re pretty lucky because we can still train at our gym, so that’s good.
Our whole senior team can still train in the hall. But after training we just go back and make our food and we don’t leave the building.” …
At 169 cm, Derwael is the tallest woman to win the World Uneven Bars title in more than three decades. She credits a part of her success to Belgian national team coaches Yves Kieffer and Marjorie Huels, who have worked with her for the past seven years.
“Without them I wouldn’t be standing here now,” she said. …
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Two clubs in COVID-19 lockdown practiced together online with more than 60 gymnasts.
Polarettes in Whitehorse and my home club Altadore in Calgary worked out at home simultaneously.
South Korea has done a fantastic job managing COVID-19 after a terrible start.
Gymnasts were asked to leave the National Training Centre March 27th.
According to the KSOC, about 360 athletes and coaches in nine sports, including gymnastics, table tennis, boxing, fencing and badminton, will report back during the week of May 11.
“We’ll try to minimize contact among athletes in different sports in order to prevent infection within the training center,” a KSOC official said. “They’ll only be allowed to spend time in their training facilities and residence.”
“Round Lake is our home, we’re not going out. What does it matter where we stay – in self-isolation [at home] or at the training center? …”
“There weren’t any major changes.
The only thing was the increased number of prophylactic measures – to rub hands with alcohol more often. Everywhere – at the entrance to the dorms, at the canteen entrance, at the gym entrance – they put special devices that you can use to disinfect your hands and anything you want, even feet.
At the entrance to Round Lake, they put medics who are checking the body temperature of anyone who enters with contactless thermometers that are now used everywhere …”
Q: Is the training center locked down. Or you can leave it and come back?
A: “You can leave. You just need to put your name down in a journal and when you come back – check your body temperature and tell about how you are feeling. …”
A Jesolo team was named. But will not be going in case of expanded virus infection.
Instead, a competition will be organized for these teams at the National Team Training Center in Indianapolis April 3-5, 2020.
Sophia Butler of Houston, Texas/Discover Gymnastics Inc.
Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./GAGE
Shilese Jones of Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy*
Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kan./GAGE
Love Birt of Camden, Del./First State Gymnastics*
Katelyn Jong of Allen, Texas/Metroplex
Kaliya Lincoln of Mountain House, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics
Katelyn Rosen of Boerne, Texas/Mavericks Gymnastics*
*Athletes have been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team.
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Hamline is an NCAA Division III team that doesn’t get much Press.
But their coach, Doug Byrnes, is one of my favourite clinicians. Great guy. Excellent people skills.
A local paper posted a feature on his 20 year career.
In 1989 Hamline Gymnastics founder Mary Jane Olson asked Coach Byrnes if he wanted to work at Hamline. Byrnes declined. After Olson asked him four more times, Byrnes agreed to work Saturdays as a spotter for the team.
He’s never left. …