Tracee Talavera interview

Tracee Talavera is one of my favourite gymnasts. Along with her teammate Julianne McNamara.

Tracee was famous for introducing the Flair on Beam. She worked on it with the Men’s club coach at the time Hideo Mizoguchi.

Dvora Meyers posted a new interview:

Tracee Talavera Has Flair

Click PLAY or watch her 1981 Worlds Beam Bronze medal on Beam on YouTube.

 

 

 

Gymnastics Canada 50-years-old today

I’ve been a member for all of those 50 years, I believe.

My first coach — Dave Gulley — was one of many builders who developed our current organization.

Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique neglected to celebrate or even announce the milestone. Happily, Hardy Fink reminded myself and many others with a Facebook post:

Fifty years ago, today on November 25, 1969, the charter was ratified by the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs for the formation of the Canadian Gymnastics Federation – now known as Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique (GCG) – as a non-profit organization.

The constitution was developed, and the documents to separate from the AAU of Canada were prepared in Vancouver on July 3-5, 1969 at the Annual General Meeting that I was fortunate to have been able to observe.

The approval was granted in Calgary on November 8, 1969 at a meeting of the AAU of Canada. The granting of the charter 17 days later made the Canadian Gymnastics Federation and all of its provincial federations independent of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada after a twenty-year struggle to do so. …

Andreea Răducan documentary – The Golden Girl

HEY – IOC.

Give Răducan a Gold medal for the AA at the 2000 Olympics. We’ve always considered her the deserving winner.

Shot in 2015 and 2016, the documentary The Golden Girl centres on Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan, who won the all-around gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, only to be forced a day later to renounce her title and her medal following a controversial doping test. …

We meet Răducan, now a retired gymnast and a successful businesswoman, in 2015, as she starts to investigate the possibility of convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to give her back her medal. …

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Click PLAY or watch a highly dramatic trailer on YouTube.

Simone’s 25 World medals

“She’s incredible,” Landi said.

“You don’t want to look at (the medals), just. …  The goal is to hit four out of four, every day, day after day. This is what she has shown everybody and to herself, her consistency not only in training but when it counts. …

Simone Biles sets the standard in gymnastics and maybe any sport you can name

Mic drop.

World Champion Joe Fraser

Click PLAY or watch the interview on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch his Qualification Routine on Facebook.

BEST routine at Worlds 16.383

All hail.

This could be the best P Bar routine of our lifetimes.

ZOU Jingyuan in the Team competition.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

FIG names more Olympic qualifiers

OKSANA CHUSOVITINA is invited to Tokyo. Her 8th Olympics. She’s age-44.

Marian DRAGULESCU too, at age-38.

Added after the apparatus finals today:

1 YEO Seojeong KOR
2 DEREK Ana  CRO
3 ROOSKRANTZ Caitlin RSA
4 ADLERTEG Jonna  SWE 
5 JANIK Gabriela POL
6 CASTRO Simona CHI
7 RAZ Lihie  ISR
8 ERICHSEN Julie  NOR
9 ORREGO Ariana PER
10 CHUSOVITINA Oksana UZB 
11 TING Hua-Tien TPE
12 NEKRASOVA Marina AZE
13 TAN Sze En SGP

1 DOLGOPYAT Artem ISR
2 MCCLENAGHAN Rhys IRL
3 TOMMASONE Cyril FRA
4 COLAK Ibrahim TUR
5 LODADIO Marco ITA
6 AIT SAID Samir FRA
7 DRAGULESCU Marian ROU
8 LE Thanh Tung VIE
9 SHEK Wai Hung HKG
10 ONDER Ahmet TUR
11 SRBIC Tin CRO
12 BULL Tyson AUS
13 COURNOYER Rene CAN
14 ABDURAKHIMOV Rasuljon UZB
15 GEORGIOU Marios CYP
16 TIKHONOV Ivan AZE
17 RUMBUTIS David SWE
18 LIKHOVITSKIY Andrey BLR
19 HEGGEMSNES Sofus NOR

There will be more to come through the World Cup series.

Details.

Oksana in Rio