Rhythmic Gymnastics – Over the Limit

A feature on rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun in her preparation for the Rio Olympic Games. Harsh training. Merciless coaches.

Now retired, Margarita won in Rio edging out World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on Facebook.

It’s showing at the Amsterdam Film Festival.

on proprioception

We often talk about the 5 senses, but proprioception is even more important than those five.

Click PLAY or watch a Special Needs Gymnastics video on the topic.

Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation), smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation) are the five traditionally recognized senses. The ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by these most broadly recognized senses also exists, and these sensory modalities include temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), vibration (mechanoreception), and various internal stimuli (e.g. the different chemoreceptors for detecting salt and carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood, or sense of hunger and sense of thirst).


(via Rec Gymnastics)

Alina Kabaeva profile

Alina Kabaeva is one of the most decorated gymnasts in Rhythmic Gymnastic history, with 2 Olympic medals, 14 World Championship medals, and 25 European Championship medals…

Kabaeva was among the six Russian athlete torch bearers who carried the Olympic flame through Fisht Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. …

Click PLAY or watch an interview from before her first Olympics on YouTube. She is a very confident athlete.

She’s no longer a Russian parliamentarian, by the way.

Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics

I love it.

Men’s rhythmic gymnastics (MRG) is a sport invented in Japan nearly 70 years ago that combines calisthenics and elements of Swedish, German, and Danish gymnastics …

MRG was made an official event at the National Sports Festival held in 1947, and the All-Japan Intercollegiate Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships started in 1949 (All-Japan Inter-High Championships were introduced in 1952).

There are two variations of MRG, individual (where gymnasts perform solo with one of four apparatus) and team, which focuses on tumbling, flexibility, balance, and synchronization.

Today there are nearly 2,000 men’s rhythmic gymnasts active in Japan, from junior clubs with students as young as five up through top universities like Aomori, Hanazono, Kokushikan, and others

Made in Japan: Men’s rhythmic gymnastics

Click PLAY or watch a competition performance on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch an entertainment performance on YouTube.

World Games Rhythmic – July 21-22

Twenty four gymnasts, including several Rio Olympians, will take to the floor to compete for individual honors. The top eight with each apparatus (Hoop, Ball, Clubs, Ribbon) in the qualification round will advance to the medal round. …

FIG World Games minisite

34th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Stuttgart (GER)), 7-13 September 2015

Canadian FISU Team named

2017 Universiade (FISU) Games, Taipei City, TPE 19th – 30th August 2017

  • René Cournoyer, Repentigny, QC – CÉGEP régional de Lanaudière
  • Joel Gagnon, Saskatoon, SK – University of Minnesota
  • Justin Karstadt, Mississauga, ON – University of Minnesota
  • Aaron Mah, Vancouver, BC – University of California (Berkley)
  • Sam Zakutney, Ottawa, ON – Penn State


  • Tony Smith, Calgary, AB – National Team Director, GCG
  • Ellie Black, Halifax, NS – Dalhousie University
  • Jessica Dowling, Dundas, ON – University of Guelph
  • Denelle Pedrick, Wilcox, SK – Central Michigan University
  • Brittany Rogers, Calgary, AB – University of Georgia
  • Briannah Tsang, Burnaby, BC – Penn State


  • David Kikuchi, Halifax, NS
  • Dorina Stan, Vancouver, BC
  • Cindy Huh, Vancouver BC – University of Toronto
  • Kaedyn Lashley, Winnipeg MB – University of Winnipeg

Coach/Team Lead

  • Shari Hebert, Winnipeg MB

Gymnastics Canada Announces 2017 Summer Universiade (FISU) Games Team members