Larissa has COVID-19

Larisa Iordache stays optimistic, despite yet another setback.

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USAG online competitions


USA Gymnastics announced multiple ways to hold competitive gymnastics events for the 2020-21 season, including virtual event sanctions and a free platform for hosting virtual meets

… on a number of different platforms, including Zoom, Skype and Google Meet, ensuring that even more athletes are able to compete despite complications created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

For the 2020-21 season, USA Gymnastics will also be providing members free access to the Flyp10 virtual meet platform, which is integrated with USA Gymnastics’ Meet Reservation system. Using Flyp10, participants will be able to upload HD-quality recordings of their real-time performances for immediate scoring by judges and keep track of rolling scores and placement throughout the meet. …

To help meet directors facilitate virtual competitions, USA Gymnastics has created Virtual Playbooks for all 5 disciplines.

Cortland & Brockport 2021 competitions cancelled

Will other Universities come to this decision?

I’m worried.

Outbreaks are likely at Colleges and Universities. For example, State University of New York Oneonta has had more than 700 students and faculty test positive for COVID-19. Student population is about 3000.

Gymnastics called ‘legal child abuse’

Michiel de Hoog writes about sport for De Correspondent in Netherlands.

Though no Gymnastics expert, de Hoog put together a very damning article on the culture of elite women’s Gymnastics.

There are some specifics overstated. No examples at all of any elite gymnasts who feel they didn’t suffer child abuse. But his main point is hard to refute.

Best read it for yourself.

Women’s gymnastics has a decades-old, reform-resistant culture of abuse. It’s hard to see a solution when child abuse isn’t an exception in women’s gymnastics – it’s the logical consequence.

Why women’s gymnastics is legal child abuse

Jane Allen retires from British Gymnastics

Hopefully this will help BG make the cultural changes called for by many of their top athletes.

After over ten years with British Gymnastics, Jane Allen MBE is to retire as Chief Executive in December. An interim Chief Executive will be announced in the near future.  …

gymnasts wearing a Buff for training

Gymnasts at Gymcats Gym Dance Cheer are wearing a neck tube like a Buff for training. They can pull it up as needed for a mask. Not as effective as a real mask, but sufficient in many situations in the Gym.

A former gymnast / school principal friend of mine has a mask test that these neck tubes are likely to FAIL — can you blow out a flame through them.   With a good mask, you can’t. 

But the new BUFF® Filter Tube is promoted as having a 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency. That might be better.

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Buff now makes a dedicated filter mask, as well.

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