NCAA Frequently Asked Questions

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Defying Gravity – part 4/6

You need YouTube Premium to watch the episodes 3-6.

My favourite episode of the first four.

I love seeing Grace and Jade in the Gym. Best interviews I’ve seen, so far.

Vault is the featured apparatus. They did not hold back on the terrible truth that competition landings on this event are very, very dangerous. Ellie Black and others were interviewed on injuries.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I don’t understand why FIG has never tried to improve vault landing mats.

Faith Torrez training triple tuck

Off Air Floor Pro.

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HOW to pronounce names of Chinese gymnasts

Daniel R posted a most helpful pronunciation guide.


Chinese Men’s Nationals Finals – day 1

Floor Finals VIDEO
Deng Shudi 14.666
Wang Haoran 14.466
Zhou Caisong 14.366

The two-time world P Bar champion Zou Jingyuan won Pommels with 9.000 for execution.

Pommel Finals VIDEO
Zou Jingyuan 15.100
Xiao Ruoteng 15.100
Wang Junwen 14.700

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2014 rings world champion Liu won by over four-tenths despite going up first.

Rings Finals VIDEO
Liu Yang 15.400
Lan Xingyu 14.933
You Hao 14.800

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The Chinese nationals conclude on Monday with the last set of apparatus finals.

Liu Yang and Fan Yilin dazzle in Chinese national apparatus finals

FIG should improve Vault landing mats

Does anyone have statistics on this?

I feel certain we are seeing more severe injuries on Vault landings, on average, than on any other apparatus.

I’d recommend FIG require a mat more like the safer one used by Trampoline sports on double-mini.

Eurotramp Double-Minitramp landing mat

Leave a comment if you have an opinion.

Men’s Gymnastics online competitions

If your guys want to compete but are limited by COVID-19 restrictions, geography or travel costs — here’s a new option:

Compete from the comfort of your own gym, with gymnasts from around the world.

Fantasy Gymnastics, LLC provides a 12-week competition season. (January 4th – April 2nd, 2021)

Note that this program is totally different than other “Fantasy Gymnastics” sites. 

All Men’s U.S.  Junior Program levels and divisions, Junior F.I.G., Seniors and College gymnasts can compete.

Athletes can upload six or more routines per week

Each week-long competition allows athletes to obtain stars, medals, shields and trophies in the Virtual Trophy room. Share your videos for your friends to see.

The U.S. Junior Men’s National Apparatus Leaders will be head judges on each apparatus.


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