Oceania Rhythmic sanctions

The Oceania Gymnastics Union (OGU), Gymnastics Australia, Ms Kitty Chiller (AUS), Ms Virginia Elliott (AUS) and Ms Erin Pankoke (AUS) have been sanctioned by the Disciplinary Commission of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) for violations of FIG rules relating to judging irregularities at the 2021 Oceania Continental Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

At the time of the events, Ms Chiller (AUS) was President of the OGU and CEO of Gymnastics Australia, Ms Elliott (AUS) was the Gymnastics Australia National Technical Director and Ms Pankoke (AUS) was a judge with a FIG Category 4 Brevet. …


Paris 2024 qualification system

Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics.

A total of 318 athletes – 192 in Artistic, 94 in Rhythmic and 32 in Trampoline …

As the host nation, France is allocated a number of guaranteed places, which will be awarded to other countries if French athletes fill this quota through the qualifying process. There are also a few universality places reserved for gymnasts from under-represented countries, which will be selected by a tripartite commission for the Olympic movement a few months before the start of the Games.

NOTE – These new Technical Regulations eliminate about 100 individual participants for 2022 and 2023 compared with last cycle.

remembering Kateryna Dyachenko

Switzerland calls for ban of Russia & Belarus officials

“Athletes from Russia and Belarus together with their support staff have already been punished and excluded from all international competitions.

However, the consequences must be borne by everyone in the sport system – including the officials. Therefore, we call upon the FIG and European Gymnastics to immediately and until further notice exclude all Russian and Belarusian officials and to relieve them of their functions.”


Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace

Irina Viner-Usmanova is the Uzbek-born Head Coach of the Russian Rhythmic national team. AND president of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation.

The Gymnastics Palace opened 2019 is named for her. The roof imitates a gymnastics ribbon. 

By A.Savin (WikiCommons)

You might have seen her name in the news. Husband Alisher Usmanov was once Russia’s richest oligarch. The European Union recently blacklisted Usmanov, imposing an EU-wide travel ban and freezing all his assets. Usmanov’s $600m superyacht was seized by the German government.

World Games July 2022 in Alabama

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee.

The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022.

3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.


Trampoline and Tumbling, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Rhythmic, and Parkour will be included.

CBS Sports will televise a total of 12 hours of coverage stemming from The World Games; CBS Sports Network will air one-hour highlight shows after each day of competition over the 10-day event.

Additionally, the CBS Television Network will broadcast two, one-hour specials, with broadcast coverage also streaming on Paramount+ Premium.


European Gymnastics – fan faves 2021

You can only vote for one of 5 choices:

Nina Derwael (BEL)
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Jessica Gadirova (GBR)
Angelina Melnikova (RUS)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI)

Ferhat Arican (TUR)
Artem Dolgopyat (ISR)
Ilia Kovtun (UKR)
Nikita Nagornny (RUS)
Max Whitlock (GBR)

Obviously, there should be a way to write-in other gymnasts.

are Splits ‘square’ hips possible?

I’ve never seen an athlete who can do splits on floor with hips parallel.

BUT Rhythmic and contortionists do seem to be able to to get into positions that seem anatomically impossible.

Dina Averina wins 4th Worlds

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