training Manna

Doing some physical preparation for Manna will be beneficial for gymnasts. Triceps strength.

Not every body type will be able to hold the position, nor even high V-sit. But all gymnasts should be able to swing to momentary Manna on P Bars. It’s included in the American J.O. boys program as well as in FIG Age Group.

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Peach with straight arms on P Bars

I’d seen this progression between the Bars in the past. Coach Frank Szabo starts on the end of Bars as it’s a little safer.

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I was one of several coaches who visited Manjak’s Gymnastics Toronto the week following National Championships. Great club. Always fun to visit. Thanks for the hospitality.

Belyavskiy leads Russian Championships prelims 

1 David Belyavskiy 85.600
2 Artur Dalaloyan 85.250
3 Vladislav Polyashov 84.050
4 Ivan Stretovich 83.700
5 Kirill Prokopyev 83.000


Nikita Nagornyy competed only 4 apparatus. And looked GREAT on those.


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Marios wins P Bars

Another tie break goes to the gymnast with the higher E-score. That’s usually Marios.

P Bars
1. Marios Georgiou CYP 14.533
2. Nile Wilson ENG 14.533
3. Frank Baines SCO 14.400

GREAT Final. Many of the guys hit just about as well as they can.

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FIG Individual World Cup Series winners

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB, Vault), LUO Huan (CHN, Uneven Bars and Beam), Emily Little (AUS, Floor), Rok Klavora (SLO, Floor), Krisztian Berki (HUN, Pommel Horse), Igor Radivilov (Rings and Vault), Zou Jingyuan (CHN, Parallel Bars), Tin Srbic (CRO, Horizontal Bar).

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