advanced roll-out skills banned starting 2017

Great move from the FIG MTC. In the next Olympic cycle multiple salto roll-out skills are banned for Men as they have been for Women.

Gymnastics is dangerous enough without encouraging athletes to risk their lives.  Many gymnasts have suffered serious concussions on these skills.

Elena Mukhina was paralyzed training the Thomas salto  just two weeks before the opening of the 1980 Summer Olympics leaving her permanently quadriplegic. Elena died Dec 22, 2006.


Voronin Cup – Men’s Results

1. Russia 170.650 – Kirill Potapov, Aleksei Rostov
2. Russia-Dynamo 168.565 – Artur Dalaloyan, Andrei Lagutov
3. Armenia 167.532 – Artur Davtyan, Vigen Khachatryan

Senior AA
1. Artur Dalaloyan RUS 87.632
2. Artur Davtyan ARM 86.533
3. Aleksei Rostov RUS 85.299

Junior AA
1. Shigeto Iwakawa JPN 83.166
2. Shigeto Suzuki JPN 82.499
3. Carlos Edriel PHI 82.323

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Gymneo coaching tutorials – forward handspring

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49 minutes:

Video 1: Overview of the training on the front handspring on floor

Video 2: Technical analysis

Video 3: Prerequisites

Video 4: Specific Physical Preparation

Video 5: Pedagogical analysis – 32 drills for teaching the front handspring

Video 6: Spotting

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