Shane Wiskus to USOTC

… Wiskus and his father, Mike, will load a truck and trailer for a trip they weren’t ready to make. Wiskus is moving to Colorado Springs, where the U.S. Olympic Training Center will become his new gymnastics home.

The senior … will join an elite training group of nine men preparing for the Olympic trials in June.

He will finish his degree in business and marketing education via distance learning, and with the Gophers preparing to hold some meets virtually, he can still compete for them remotely from Colorado.

Should the NCAA championships be held as scheduled April 16-17 at Maturi Pavilion, Wiskus could finish his Gophers career with one final performance at the Pav.

A member of the U.S. national team, Wiskus expected to eventually relocate to Colorado Springs for post-college training. He just wishes it didn’t have to happen so soon. …

Gophers gymnast Shane Wiskus leaving state, moving to Colorado Springs to train

Double Olympic Champ Rosie MacLennan

IOC posted a terrific interview with Rosie. She’ll be contending for Gold medal #3 in Tokyo

“Dave (Ross) and I talked about routines after Rio, and he was like, ‘I just want to see you do cool things, whatever about the medals’.

That brings the joy again,” said MacLennan, who will compete in the Japanese capital 81 years after her grandfather was denied a place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1940 by the outbreak of the Second World War.


Ágnes Keleti at 100

Ágnes Keleti is a HungarianIsraeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast and coach.

While representing Hungary in the Summer Olympics, she won 10 Olympic medals including five gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals, and is considered to be one of the most successful Jewish Olympic athletes of all time.

A new book has been released in advance of her 100th birthday.

Tokyo Test Meets

The friendly invitational was successfully hosted in the 1964 Olympic venue with 22 athletes. A good start.

Before the Olympics, more testing of protocols is necessary.

Hidemasa Nakamura, the Tokyo Olympic games delivery officer, told an on-line briefing that plans are now in the works for more test events starting in March. However, he did not say what form these might take or if non-Japanese athletes would be involved. …

Tokyo Olympic officials, the International Olympic Committee, and the Japanese government are trying to convince the world that the postponed Games can open on July 23 despite so much uncertainty in the ongoing pandemic. …

Japan has been relatively successful containing COVID-19 with about 1,800 deaths attributed to the virus. The problem will be opening the borders to regions where the virus is rampant.


Italian Championships 2020

Asia D’Amato 55.100
Giorgia Villa 55.100
Martina Maggio 55.050

Full results.

Worlds 2021 in Japan

Both Artistic and Rhythmic – October 2021.

This dual allocation comes after the decision by the Danish Gymnastics Federation in July to withdraw from hosting the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Copenhagen.

Solidarity v Friendship

Mainly we’re happy Japan was able to host a major international meet during this pandemic. Congratulations.

Solidarity 423.600
Friendship 421.300

Of those who competed all-around.

Nikita Nagornyy 86.600
Kazuma Kaya 86.200
Wataru Tanigawa 85.300

Angelina Melnikova 56.700
Zhang Jin 54.900
Hitomi Hatakeda 54.200

Full results.