VIDEO playlists from Rio Test Event

2016 Women’s Artistic – Rio Test Event (399 videos)

2016 Men’s Artistic – Rio Test Event (608 videos)

2016 Rhythmic – Rio Test Event (155 videos)

2016 Trampoline – Rio Test Event (85 videos)

I noticed FIG somehow missed this CLUBS routine.

Thanks FIG. Your media team is awesome. 🙂

Rio 2016

worst Olympic Gymnastics story (so far)

The Olympic year always results in hilariously inaccurate cut-and-paste news reports from general sports media. The worst I’ve seen was written by Devin Neal on an Indian site:

… Currently, Dipa is known to be a phenomenon in the vault event that requires an athlete to sprint towards an apparatus and acrobatically jump over it, do multiple somersaults and execute a ideal landing.

She will be chosen following the selection trial at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, to be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on May 23. …

… she’ll be the first gymnast to represent Jamaica at the Olympics.

Olympic qualifiers: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar bags gold at Rio event

Here’s the PDF version in case that gets taken down.

Olympic qualifiers- Gymnast Dipa Karmakar bags gold at Rio event

NOW Dipa has to survive intense media scrutiny until the Olympics. Best would be to leave India and train somewhere where she could focus.


In 2004 I recall Kyle Shewfelt hiding out from the Canadian media. Limiting training distractions. 🙂

Simkin and the City

Daniil Simkin (born 12 October 1987 in Novosibirsk) is a Russian ballet dancer and Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. …

Simkin has been noted as one of the first ballet dancers to be active in Web 2.0 media such as YouTube andTwitter, and has spoken in interviews about the need for ballet to open up, demystify itself and modernize the way it connects with audiences.

Click PLAY or watch him on Facebook. 🙂