Chellsie Memmel – “Go Mama”

Most Elites dream of being this at ease on high Beam.

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64 Artistic gymnasts already Olympics qualified

Lauren Hopkins is going to post a feature on each, starting with Singapore’s Sze En Tan.


hard landing mats in the pit

We see it EVERY competition

Gymnasts competing skills on to hard mats that they’ve obviously rarely done on to competition mats.

It’s dangerous.

Coaches should do a better job of simulating the competition landing in training.

coach Warren Long at Taiso Saskatoon

The best I’ve ever seen was T&T coach Tammy Stephenson. She trained landings on to very high, very soft surfaces for most of the year. Prior to a competition she alternated layers of matting stiffened with sheets of plywood.

Max Whitlock training Pommels on a sofa

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UPDATE – Andrei Rodionenko NEGATIVE for COVID-19


Valentina Rodionenko told the media today that her husband had another test and this time it came back negative:

… We’re prepared to do a third test as well. …

“We will stay home, the quarantine is until April 15th. …

… Rodionenko said she hopes they’ll be able to go back to Round Lake after the team’s quarantine is over:

“Returning to Novogorsk is out of the question now. We hope to go back to our native Round Lake after the quarantine, if they’ll allow us, if they’ll open the training center. It will depend on our management. Swimmers and fencers are in the same boat.”



Andrei Rodionenko, the head coach of the Russian national artistic gymnastics team, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Valentina Rodionenko said that after the national team gymnasts and staff were tested, two tests came back positive – for Andrei Rodionenko and one of the gymnasts.

Later, it became known that the gymnast who tested positive is Sergey Naidin, a 2016 junior European champion on pommel horse. …