most common injury for Olympic gymnasts?


The National Olympic Committee’s head physicians and the medical teams of the Local Organising Committee of the Olympic Games reported daily the occurrence (or non-occurrence) of newly sustained injuries in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics on a standardised report form during the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games.


During the three Olympic Games, 81 injuries were reported in a total of 963 registered gymnasts …

Thirty-eight per cent of injuries led to time-loss from sport. The most frequent injury location and injury type were the ankle (22%) and sprain (35%), respectively. …

Gymnastics injury incidence during the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games: Analysis of prospectively collected surveillance data from 963 registered gymnasts during Olympic Games

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update on Valeri and Brazil

Cedrick Willian on Gym Blog Brazil posted an important update on Valeri.

The original is in Portuguese. Here are some points I gleaned from Google Translate:

– short term goal is Tokyo 2020. Long term is important, as well.

– National Team training camp was Jan 7-17th

– no more weighing gymnasts

– nutritional orientation

– buffet at camp offered juice and dessert (yes, dessert!)

– doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, physical trainers and biomechanist involved

– first day medical assessment and specific skills test

– other days training: morning 08:30 to 12:30, afternoon 15:30 to 18:30.

– Saturday morning only and Sunday off

– all apparatus each day. Ballet and choreography rotations

– Brazil travels to WOGA Jan 28th – Feb 10th

– Jr and Sr team members will compete WOGA Classic in February

– the feeling is that the doors are open for everyone who aspires to National Team

The beginning of the democratization of Brazilian women’s artistic gymnastics

Valeri Liukin

Olympian Ágnes Keleti is 98

Ágnes Keleti (born Ágnes Klein, 9 January 1921) is a HungarianIsraeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast and coach. While representing Hungary in the Summer Olympics, she won 10 Olympic medals …

Click PLAY or watch Ágnes on Twitter.

Can she still do the splits? 🙂

Olympians call for Congressional USOC overhaul

Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis and nearly 50 other former Olympians are calling on Congress to overhaul the U.S. Olympic Committee, insisting a major reorganization of the USOC is needed to ensure athlete safety. …

Kathy Johnson Clarke and Julianne McNamara, members of the groundbreaking 1984 Olympic gymnastics team, and Marcia Frederick, the first American woman to win a World championship in gymnastics, are members of the group. …

OC Register

GymCastic, to Olympics 2020

Both the GymCastic podcast and blog were granted a U.S. media accreditation to cover the Tokyo Olympics.

Congratulations. 🙂 🎅

It’s surprising to see the USOC recognize the importance of new media.

I’m looking forward to their perspective from inside the arena.