Canadian teams to Pan Ams

2018 Senior Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru September 2018.

  • Jade Chrobok, Toronto, ON – Gemini Gymnastics
  • Laurie Denommée, Laval, QC – Viagym
  • Haley de Jong, Port Coquitlam, BC – Flicka Gymnastics
  • Sophie Marois, Île Bizard, QC – Viagym
  • Ana Padurariu, Whitby, ON – Gemini Gymnastics
  • Rene Cournoyer, Gymnika – Repentigny, QC
  • Zachary Clay, Twisters Gymnastics – Chilliwack, BC
  • Cory Paterson, Centre Père Sablon – Montreal, QC
  • Darren Wong, Vancouver Phoenix/University of California – Berkeley – Vancouver, BC
  • Samuel Zakutney, Ottawa Gymnastics Centre/Penn State University – Ottawa, ON

Eddie van Hoof will be accompanying the Men’s team along with 2 coaches.

Gymnastics Canada 

Click through to see Trampoline and Rhythmic teams.

Jade Chrobok

Emma Spence and Félix Dolci are the gymnasts going to Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

multi-sport European Championships format a success

Eleven days of sensational sporting action drew to a close today at the inaugural multi-sport 2018 European Championships in Scotland and Germany, with Russia topping the overall medal table, closely followed by joint hosts Great Britain and Italy in third.

The trophy was presented to Russian team members by Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union of European Cyclists, at the closing celebrations in George Square, Glasgow on Sunday evening (12 August). …


Click through to see highlights from the other sports.

FIG Gymnastics Ethics Foundation

I do like them using the word ETHICS as it includes much more than just protecting athletes from predators.

The creation of this new structure, called the “Gymnastics Ethics Foundation”, will be put to a vote of the FIG’s national member federations at the next Congress, to be held in Baku (AZE) on 2-3 December 2018. …

According to the Constitution of the Foundation, it will have responsibility for:

– monitoring the good governance and ethical principles of the FIG;

– managing disciplinary procedures;

– safeguarding athletes and other participants in Gymnastics from harassment and abuse. …

The Foundation will be made up of three sections:

– A Safeguarding section, including a helpdesk for reporting any case of harassment or abuse. This section will be responsible for carrying out an initial assessment of any complaints, accusations and facts reported. It will also provide legal support if needed.

– A Disciplinary section which will include the two disciplinary bodies already in place, the Disciplinary Commission and Appeal Tribunal.

– A Compliance section to monitor good governance and ethical principles of the FIG.


Kenzo documentary

If you thought you couldn’t love the guy any more, watch this charming documentary. His College roommates. His friends. His University.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

related – some video of Kenzo tumbling and vault. It also features Yonekura Hidenobu.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

(via Ono)

Sam interviews Brandon Wynn

The former Worlds Rings medalist — and cover boy — Brandon Wynn is Sam Pezek’s first male guest.

Brandon is now in the fitness world. He wants to make an impact in that field. With passion.

He recommends we should all have some things in our life that are non-negotiable. Including our personal fitness regime.

Brandon gets very specific on best practice for artistic strength training. Do your specific strength at the beginning of training. General strength and exhaustion training at the end.

The goal is for the competition routine to feel exactly the same as in training. Brandon is a smart guy. He recognizes now some of the mistakes he made in his own career. He would have competed at a lower weight, for example.

European Championships are over

A great competition in the best Gymnastics venue in the world.

Read the UEG senior men’s apparatus finals wrap-up.

Click PLAY or watch some highlights on Twitter.

Valeri in Brazil

Valeri Liukin has been assisting team Brazil in preparation for Worlds.

A continuation of the American 🙂 coaching diaspora: Chow, Brestyan, Liukin.