GBR trial Cardiff videos

British Gymnastics posted some videos from the recent test meet in Wales.

Click PLAY or watch Ondine Achampong’s Vault on YouTube. She’s going to be amazing in the NCAA competing for Cal.

As with the GBR MAG team, selectors have some tough choices to make.

GBR Men’s team to Tokyo?

Best chance of an Olympic medal for GBR in Tokyo is Max Whitlock on Pommels.

At the most recent Olympic trial he scored 15.350 with a 6.8 start.

BUT if you select a one apparatus specialist for the Olympics on a 4 man team, is your goal still to score as high as possible in Team?

Or should you send those who have a chance at finals including James Hall in the AA. James scored 86.200 in that trial.

Tough decisions for coach Paul Hall and the selectors.

China – Vault, P Bar, H Bar Final


  1. Huang Mingqi
  2. XIANG Xudong
  3. LIU Yang

P Bars

  1. ZOU Jingyuan
  2. YOU Hao
  3. LIN Chaopan

H Bar

  1. JI Lianshen
  2. LIN Chaopan
  3. SUN Wei

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.


CHN Olympic Training Squad

14 women.

Liu Tingting, Fan Yilin, Tang Xijing, Li Shijia, Chen Yile, Qi Qi, Zhang Jin, Lu Yufei, Ou Yushan, Luo Rui, Guan Chenchen, Wei Xiaoyuan, He Licheng, Sun Xinyi.


Olympic team decided from 2 internal tests (tentatively 18 June and 2 July).

China – FX, PH & Rings Final


  1. Zhang Boheng 6.0 14.800
  2. Chen Feng 6.1 14.700
  3. Mu Jile 5.9 14.300

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.


  1. Weng Hao 15.100
  2. Wang Junwen 14.500
  3. Yao Jianshan 14.433

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.


  1. Liu Yang 6.5 15.400
  2. Lan Xingyu 6.5 15.133
  3. You Hao 6.6 15.066

Wow. Watch through to the end to see a close-up of the neck adjustment. And some cool graphics.

I’d say this is the best routine in the world right now.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

Congratulatory posters for the EF winners (so far) at the 2021 Chinese national championships

Zhang Boheng (MAG FX), Deng Yalan (WAG VT), Weng Hao (PH)

cr: CGA weibo

Fan Yilin (UB), Liu Yang (SR)

cr: CGA weibo

Originally tweeted by Shirai 3 (@shirai_iii) on May 9, 2021.

Canada will not attend PanAms

Though I feel rotten for the Canadian athletes who trained an extra year for their last shot at qualifying for Tokyo, I agree with this decision.

As you know, in recent days Canada has had the worst COVID numbers of any English speaking nation in the world.

Gymnastics Canada has made the very difficult decision to not enter teams in the upcoming 2021 Senior Pan American Championships being held in Rio de Janeiro, BRA between June 4-13, 2021 and the 2021 Junior Pan American Championships slated for Guadalajara, MEX (artistic), and Guatemala City, GUA (rhythmic) due to health and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic. …

The Senior Pan American Championships were Canada’s last chance qualifier event for the Tokyo Olympic Games in men’s artistic, women’s artistic, and rhythmic gymnastics. …

“We realize the impact these decisions have on our athletes, especially those senior athletes that have dedicated so many years to their ambition of competing at the Olympic Games,” added Moss. “We will do everything we can not only to support all athletes and coaches impacted by this decision through this difficult period, but to also provide hope and opportunity moving forward towards their international goals in the future.”

Athletes and coaches did have the opportunity to appeal this decision, and GymCan went through the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) arbitration process with these individuals to show transparency around the decision. The result of that appeal, which ruled in GymCan’s favour, was delivered to all parties on May 6th, 2021.

Gymnastics Canada