The list is long already.
T Brovedani, UW
J Henderson, Iowa
A Zhong, BYU
Eleanor LaFountain, Ursinus
Lena Greene, OSU
K Coca, Pitt
College Gym News updates a major injuries list throughout the season.
related – Bill Sands – why so many NCAA Achilles tears?
related – Dave Tilley – COMBATING ACHILLES TEARS IN GYMNASTICS (PT I): INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Obviously everyone has the right to compete in sport.
IOC must decide on rules. Enforce those rules.
There’s no perfect dividing line. It will take many years of fine tuning to get those rules as fair as possible.
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Melanie Coleman died after being injured on a Bars dismount in training.
“We are heartbroken and stunned by Melanie’s passing,” head coach Mary Fredericks said. “She was an incredibly hard worker and a sweet-spirited young woman. …”
A group met in Stuttgart. But I haven’t heard any more than that.
Leave a comment if you know when we might see reports posted.
HEY – IOC.
Give Răducan a Gold medal for the AA at the 2000 Olympics. We’ve always considered her the deserving winner.
Shot in 2015 and 2016, the documentary The Golden Girl centres on Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan, who won the all-around gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, only to be forced a day later to renounce her title and her medal following a controversial doping test. …
We meet Răducan, now a retired gymnast and a successful businesswoman, in 2015, as she starts to investigate the possibility of convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to give her back her medal. …
Click PLAY or watch a highly dramatic trailer on YouTube.
I haven’t read The Girls yet.
But here’s one review:
The survivors and those who advocate for them are the only voices telling the story. This is partially due to the fact that numerous others in the larger investigation—people who have been subsequently fired, charged or outed as having aided Nassar—refused to comment or never responded to Pesta’s requests.
Pesta also makes no effort to explain Nassar’s motivations or to locate the “man” behind the “monster.” It’s a choice that makes the book stronger, and as a true crime story, it makes a case for how these narratives can be told in a victim-centering way. …
Tom Meadows is one of the top age group men’s coaches in the USA at Cypress.
This is a long listen, but well worth playing in the background, if you can. His daughter is a 14-year-old Level 10 — so he addresses the problems of the American WAG program as well.
Tom feels boys and especially girls slow down to reduce injuries and increase longevity in the sport.
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Toshiyuki Fujihara announces a big event in Osaka, Japan featuring …
Dr. Keith Russell, Dr. Gareth Irwin, Mr. Jeff Thomson, Dr. William A Sands, Mr. Huang Yubin, and Mr. Hiro Sato.
October 19-20, 2019.
No fee though you must register online.