Though he’s not competed since 2014, the veteran is listed to compete the Doha World Cup.
With a total of five gold medals and one bronze, Zou currently holds the record for most Olympic gold medals won by any Chinese athlete in Olympic history, and is tied for the record of most medals won overall. …
Zou Kai, a Sichuan native, auctioned off one of his Olympic gold medals in 2008, donating all proceeds to fund relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
These are not any kind official rankings, but rather the stories, people, topics and/or events of interest from last week according to MCSMaria. 🙂
# 1 LSU at Florida – Florida’s home scoring benefits the visiting team, LSU
# 2 Oklahoma meet commentary by Kelly Garrison
# 3 OSU’s Maddie Gardiner
# 4 Epic Beam Saves
# 5 OSU’s Risa Perez
# 6 Denver’s Julia Ross
# 7 Push to the Post Season
NCAA Power Rankings Week 8
Click through for the details. 🙂
Here are those epic Beam saves.
Click PLAY or watch Nicki Shapiro on twitter.
Click PLAY or watch Risa Perez on Facebook.
Up, up, up.
Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.
(via The Gym Press)
California, baby. 🙂
Click PLAY or watch it on twitter.
In some parts of the world – Australia, for example – separates are more popular than leotards for training.
But in North America they are the exception, not the norm. Crop tops are worn on very hot days in a few Gyms, for the most part.
Chalk Bucket has a thread on this topic right now. Comparing club policies.
Even odder for those in the general public not familiar with Gymnastics training is the tradition in Men’s Gymnastics of training shirtless.
“Man game next level”. Taiso guys gave it a go. 🙂
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Humble beginnings in a sport that has little financial backing in India mean her gymnastic achievements, the first Indian to medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games, are all the more remarkable. …
BBC – Indian gymnast’s dangerous leap for success
Leslie King via email:
MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, was chosen for the World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 12, with Amelia Hundley of Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, heading to the World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 19.
With an eye toward the future, a young, talented group of four juniors were selected to compete in the upcoming Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada. The team for Gymnix, along with the senior level assignments, is listed below.
Gymnix International, Montreal, Que. Canada, March 4-6
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Deanne Soza, Orem, Utah/Arete Gymnastics
AT&T American Cup, Newark, N.J., March 5
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 19
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Based on performances at the training camp, Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, Hundley, Malabuyo, Perea and Soza were added to the national team.
I expect to attend the Calgary International Cup.
related – Akash Modi will represent USA at the Glasgow World Cup.
Looks like Russia and Japan will send no female gymnasts. Happily, USA will send two. 🙂
North Korea declined opening spots for one gymnast each from COL and IND.
Here’s the official PDF.
(via The All Around Gymnastics News)