Sam Oldham won Bronze in Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The youngest member of the squad.
Very eloquent, in this interview Sam discusses the challenges he faced mentally and physically during his career.
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Could this device be useful for gymnasts?
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There are many every season.
It’s a BIG risk for older, powerful gymnasts.
Georgia freshman Amanda Cashman is out.
Alabama’s Griffin James likely out.
A jury on Friday convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.
Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty of a felony and a misdemeanor in a Lansing courthouse where Nassar was sentenced more than two years ago. Klages faces up to four years in prison at her April 15 sentencing.
She is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. …
Recall that Klages continued to support Nassar during his investigation — even asking Michigan State gymnasts to sign cards of support.
related – In a parallel story, then assistant wrestling coach Jim Jordan asked his team to deny the sexual abuse of male wrestlers by team doctor Richard Strauss at Ohio State University.
Stauss committed suicide in 2005 after being accused of abusing at least 177 students.
FREE to the first 100 registrants at each.
Travel, hotel, and food paid by participants.
Open to gymnastics coaches, gymnastics medical providers, and strength and conditioning coaches working in gymnastics.
University of Utah – Saturday, June 13th, 2020 8:30am – 5:00pm
University of Alabama – Saturday, July 18th, 2020 8:30am – 5:00pm
Dr. Dave Tilley is the organizer.
Expected topics include:
Building Healthy Training Cultures For Athlete Wellness and High Performance
Training Methods for Skill and Level Development
Gymnastics Strength, Conditioning, and Physical Preparation Methods
Gymnastics Flexibility Methods – Science Meets Practical Applications
Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Gymnastics Injuries
Gymnastics Mental Health, Recovery, and Nutrition
TBD based on participant topic request via survey
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. …”