USAG won’t buy Karolyi ranch

USA Gymnastics has backed out of its purchase of the Karolyi ranch and is exploring alternative sites to hold national team training camps. …

USA Gymnastics won’t buy famed Karolyi ranch after all

Symbolic change?

Whatever the reasons, I feel this is a good decision. The location is lousy. Too much travel time lost getting to and from Camp.

The Men’s training centre in Colorado Springs is much more central to the entire nation.

Valeri purchased property close to Karolyi ranch, I understand. He may want to sell now.

Update: wagrobanite points out that Colorado Springs is still not all that close to a major airport. Others are concerned that the high elevation could cause problems for arriving gymnasts. 

 

Islamic Solidarity Games – WAG results

… this year women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics has been included in the Islamic Solidarity Games for the first time. …

The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games started May 8 and will last until May 22 in Azerbaijan’s capital.

FIG president talks gymnastics in Islamic Solidarity Games

Team
1 AZERBAIJAN
2 TURKEY
3 INDONESIA

AA
1 Yuliya Inshina Azerbaijan 49.400
2 Demet Mutlu Turkey 48.700
3 Rifda Irfanaluthfi Indonesia 48.500

No awards were given in the AA, based on official results.

Vault
1 Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan 14.250
2 Marina Nekrasova Azerbaijan 13.750
3 Rifda Irfanaluthfi Indonesia 13.025

Bars
1 Demet Mutlu Turkey 12.750
2 Ekaterina Tishkova Azerbaijan 12.400
3 Ekin Morova Turkey 11.900

Beam
1 Göksu Üctas Sanli Turkey 12.750
2 Marina Nekrasova Azerbaijan 12.600
3 Yuliya Inshina Azerbaijan 12.250

Floor
1 Yuliya Inshina Azerbaijan 13.100
2 Göksu Üctas Sanli Turkey 13.050
3 Demet Mutlu Turkey 12.700

full results

Rhythmic Team:

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Turkey

full results 

FIG still allows “single point of failure” equipment

In an era with redundancy in all things related to safety, why does FIG certify equipment where failure of one link in a chain can result in the apparatus falling? 😦

Jalon Stephens walked away. This time.

related – FIG – single point of failure

Canada’s Responsible Coaching Movement

Gymnastics Canada just took the RCM (Responsible Coaching Movement) pledge. These priorities will be integrated into existing programs.

What are the 3 steps to Responsible Coaching?

  • STEP 1: FOLLOW THE RULE OF TWO – THIS MEANS THAT THE COACH IS NEVER ALONE OR OUT OF SIGHT WITH YOUR CHILD.
  • STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR BACKGROUND SCREENING
  • STEP 3: ENROLL IN ETHICS TRAINING

Click PLAY or learn more on YouTube.

Related:

For Parents with Children in Sport

 

 

Gymnastics “private lessons”

In general I’m not a fan of privates.

Scheduled group training should be enough to meet the individual goals.

But I have to admit — privates work. When parents & kids are motivated to add an expensive additional lesson to the regular training week, they often succeed.

Chalk Bucket has a thread on the pros and cons of privates.

An alternative is to offer an additional workout for ALL gymnasts in a given group. Those who want extra can sign-up as desired.

lousy judging at European Championships, Cluj

Execution judging was very poor overall, I thought.

I heard more complaints about WAG Vault than any other apparatus.

The E-panel ends up “boxing” the scores to stay in range. The difference between the best and the worst routines is too close together. As a result the D-score weighs far more heavily than intended.

The range between the 16 vaults in WAG Finals was 8.700 to 9.166. The ladies threw virtually the same E-score for every vault, regardless of quality. Computer software could easily have done a much better job of ranking.

The range in the Men’s final was 7.766 to 9.500.

In general the Men’s judges did a better job than WAG at Europeans 2017. But the E-scores on Men’s Floor, for example, were badly boxed too.

If you want to do some number crunching yourself, download a copy of the finals results.

7th Petrom European WAG MAG Individual Championships 2017 CLUJ NAPOCA – RESULTSBOOK – Media

Berki – Europeans Pommel Final

Update. Sarah sends a link to a VIDEO from another angle that shows the GO sign lit green. Krisztián does not see it. Waits on the announcer. That’s why it took him more than 30 seconds to mount.

As a judge I would not have taken the 0.3 deduction.

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This routine would have been Gold. Except that Krisztián was penalized 0.3 for not starting his routine within 30 seconds of being signalled.

He certainly starts well within 30 seconds of giving salute.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Hungary protested twice. Appeal denied.

Seems bogus to me. There was no intention to delay the competition so far as I can see.