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Top qualifier Seda Tutkhalyan wins YOG Women's Artistic All-around Final
FIG - August 22, 2014
Top qualifier Seda Tutkhalyan of Russia scored a total of 54.900 points to defeat Brazil's Flavia Saraiva (54.700) and Britian’s Elissa Downie (54.150) to become Russia's second Youth Olympic All-around champion in Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

Brazil's Flavia Saraiva aiming for Rio 2016
FIG - August 22, 2014
After her session at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium, which marked her first training on a podium, Flavia spoke to us about her YOG experience so far, about Alexander Alexandrov and her hopes for Rio 2016.

Sister Becky is my inspiration, says Elissa Downie
FIG - August 22, 2014
Just weeks after seeing her sister Becky win two gold medals for England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Elissa Downie (GBR) is hoping to emulate her achievements in the Artistic Gymnastics at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Aljaz Pegan makes first Olympic appearance at age 40
FIG - August 22, 2014
The former World and European champion on Horizontal Bar missed out on an Olympic qualification during his impressive 33-year long career as a gymnast, but accepted an invitation from FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) to be his guest at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Cayman Islands gymnast Lloyd makes history, one flip at a time
FIG - August 22, 2014
As the first gymnast from Cayman Islands to compete internationally, Morgan Lloyd (CAY) is making history for her NOC, one flip at a time.

2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds allocated to Putian
FIG - August 22, 2014
During the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN), International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) signed a contract that allocates the 25th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in 2016 to the City of Putian (CHN).

Jani Tanskanen, Men's Artistic Gymnastics Athlete Role Model, reports on first day of competition at YOG
FIG - August 22, 2014
Jani Tanskanen (FIN), Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Model for Men's Artistic Gymnastics and President of the FIG Athletes Commission as well as former World champion on Horizontal Bar, took the time to share his impressions of the first competition day at the Nanjing Olympics Sports Centre Gymnasium:

Alexandra Soldatova sweeps Rhythmic International in Brazil
FIG - August 22, 2014
Russian standout Aleksandra Soldatova swept the titles at the fourth Rhythmic International Meeting this past weekend in Victoria (BRA).

Despite costly tumbles, Wang Yan has golden potential
FIG - August 22, 2014
Despite a pair of poor tumbles on floor exercise and a stumbled landing on one of her vaults during Monday's qualifications, Wang Yan (CHN) is confident she can stabilise her performances in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final on Wednesday.

Iosra Abdelaziz gaining ground in leaps and bounds
FIG - August 22, 2014
Prior to Nanjing 2014, Iosra Abdelaziz (ITA) competed in the shadows of most of top finishers in Monday's qualifications of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics individual All-around competition.

Colombia mourns a gymnast
FIG - August 22, 2014
Gymnast Daniel Leonardo Pardo Naranjo of the Colombian national Aerobic Gymnastics team passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2014 following a difficult illness. Born on March 01, 1986, he was 28 years old.

All about the Pan American Gymnastics Championships
FIG - August 22, 2014
Rhythmic Gymnastics competition begins today at the Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Mississauga (CAN), a two-week event that also features competitions in Men's and Women's Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics.

Giarnni Regini-Moran wins first Gymnastics gold at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics
FIG - August 22, 2014
Top qualifier Giarnni Regini-Moran of Great Britain won Gold at the Men's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final in Nanjing (CHN). With 84.725 he improved his qualifying score and prevailed over Russia's Nikita Nagornyy (83.050) and Alec Yoder (82.800) from the USA, who won silver and bronze respectively.

Bolivia hosts FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Academy
FIG - August 22, 2014
Bolivia hosted a Level 2 Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics in the capital city of La Paz on August 5-13, 2014. It was the 25th academy for Aerobic Gymnastics with almost perfectly even distribution across the continents – 6 in Africa, 6 in America, 7 in Asia and 6 in Europe.

Chinese trampolinists ready to bounce for gold
FIG - August 22, 2014
Chinese competitors bounce into Nanjing 2014 as favourites for gold in the Trampoline Gymnastics competition that will begin on Thursday at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

Trampolinist Zhu Xueying claims China's first Gymnastics gold at Nanjing 2014
FIG - August 22, 2014
Zhu Xueying claimed China's first Gold medal in the Nanjing 2014 YOG Gymnastics events, scoring a 55.425 total in the girls' Trampoline final. She prevailed over Japan's Rana Nakano (52.370) and Russia's Maria Zakharchuk (52.360).

Dylan Schmidt wins first Olympic Gymnastics gold for New Zealand
FIG - August 22, 2014
New Zealander Dylan Schmidt won his country's first ever Olympic Gymnastics gold medal in Trampoline at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Trampoline competition. With 57.340 points he outscored Liu Changxin (56.935) of China and Pedro Ferreira (56.040) of Portugal.

Jasmine Kerber, Brazil on top at Pan American Rhythmic Championships
FIG - August 22, 2014
Rhythmic gymnasts from the United States and Brazil dominated the All-around finals at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga (CAN), each easily qualifying full teams to next year's Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN).

Trampolinist Amiran Babayan eager to bounce towards gold
FIG - August 22, 2014
Trampoline gymnast Amiran Babayan's (UZB) goal of gold at Nanjing 2014 may appear to be overly ambitious, but his confidence and hunger are understandable.

Athletes bridging cultures at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village
FIG - August 22, 2014
The Nanjing 2014 YOG are designed to be the ultimate sporting event for young athletes, but they are about much more than just competition. They are about learning important skills, connecting to other cultures and celebrating the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

 
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Sam Mikulak leads one of most decorated P&G Championships fields ever
NBC OlympicTalk - August 22, 2014
The men’s field at the P&G Championships is so accomplished and deep that there are seven gymnasts who own Olympic or World Championships medals.

Gabby Douglas plans on fall training camp, 2015 Secret Classic
NBC OlympicTalk - August 22, 2014
Gabby Douglas, who hasn’t competed since the London Olympics, said her goal is to return to competition at the 2015 Secret Classic.

Confident Biles On Top After First Day Of Senior Women’s All-Around
USA Gymnastics - August 22, 2014
PITTSBURGH – There is cool. And then there is Simone Biles.

Biles Miles Ahead After Day One of P&G Championships
International Gymnast Magazine - August 22, 2014
2013 world champion Simone Biles hit all four events to take a commanding lead at the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh Thursday. Her 61.80 began with a 15.70 on beam, despite a wobble after her layout and a missed connection.

Newcomer Foberg Grabs First-Day Lead at P&G Junior Championships
International Gymnast Magazine - August 22, 2014
With balanced consistency, Jazmyn Foberg claimed the first-day lead at the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh. With four scores ranging from 14.20 (beam) to 14.60 (vault), Foberg, coached by Maggie Haney at MG Elite, posted a 57.600 at the midway point of the junior all-around competition, which concludes Saturday afternoon.

Gymnast Kyle Shewfelt's golden moment still vivid 10 years later
Calgary Sun - August 22, 2014
It's been 10 years since Kyle Shewfelt won Olympic gold, and the passage of time has done little to dull the memories of that fateful day.

2004: A year to celebrate for Olympians
USA Gymnastics - August 22, 2014
They were 10 years removed from their greatest athletic feats, but the distance between them at this moment at CONSOL Energy Center was a mere 10 feet.

Gabby Douglas back in the gym, with eyes on Rio 2016
USA Today - August 22, 2014
She can strut her stuff on the red carpet and hold her own with the Hollywood elite. She can impress corporate bigwigs and charm star-struck kids. But where she's at her best, where she's happiest, is in the gym.

Douglas still focused on Rio
Noodls-USA - August 22, 2014
By Jo-Ann Barnas PITTSBURGH - For 2012 Olympic women's all-around champion Gabby Douglas, the view looks good from here -- both short
...Columbus, Ohio where she's prepping for camps this fall at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas. As of now,

Ahsinger finishes fifth in trampoline at 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Noodls-USA - August 22, 2014
NANJING, China, Aug. 21, 2014 - Nicole Ahsinger of San Diego, Calif.
Ahsinger finishes fifth in trampoline at 2014 Youth Olympic Games NANJING, China, Aug. 21, 2014 - Nicole Ahsinger of San Diego, Calif. NANJING,

Gabby Douglas back in the gym, eyes on Rio 2016
The Des Moines Register - August 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Gabby Douglas is a gym rat.
...Moines, Iowa - A private reception for coach Chow at which Steve Penny CEO of USA Gymnastics honored him with his own "gold metal". (Photo: Andrea...

At Bela and Martha Karolyi's retreat, gymnastics charges ahead
LA Times - August 21, 2014
Afternoon descends on the piney woods of East Texas with a heat that clings to your skin, the air so thick you have to work at drawing a full breath. Not that the owner of the Karolyi Ranch seems to mind as he bounces along in a utility vehicle that looks like a supercharged golf cart, its knobby tires encrusted with mud.

Tumble talk up with Craig Heap
British Gymnastics - August 21, 2014
With BBC’s Tumble series into its third week we caught up with Craig Heap, former GBR gymnast turned Tumble judge to get the inside scoop on the celebs and his ultimate gymnastics judgement!

Male gymnasts perfo0rm in shadow of their female counterparts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 21, 2014
Jonathan Horton returned from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a silver medal in the horizontal bar event and hardly heard a peep from the world at large about his accomplishment.

Brilliant bronze for Ellie Downie
British Gymnastics - August 21, 2014
Ellie Downie showed all her immense talent and skill to take the women’s all-around bronze medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Carly Patterson Enjoys "Normal" Life 10 Years Later
Team USA - August 21, 2014
Carly Patterson established herself as pioneer for U.S. women’s gymnastics when she won all-around gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the first American woman to do so since Mary Lou Retton 20 years prior.

Chow gymnast's breakout season ends with broken ankle
Des Moines Register - August 21, 2014
Rachel Gowey's breakout season is already over.

Even as gymnastics old-timer, Horton points to the future
Houston Chronicle - August 21, 2014
Jonathan Horton was for years the pink-cheeked Energizer bunny of USA Gymnastics, talking big and backing it up with two all-around national titles and two Olympic medals.

Simone's Time: World and national gymnastics champion Biles at ease in favorite's role
Associated Press - August 21, 2014
The realization didn't hit Simone Biles until days later.

Pre-Rio Olympics spotlight sure to find gymnast Simone Biles
Associated Press - August 21, 2014
Simone Biles was walking into the grocery store with her sister the other day when she heard someone say her name.

Popular rhythmic gymnast out to prove she's more than pretty face
Yonhap - August 21, 2014
Son Yeon-jae, the South Korean rhythmic gymnast, has emerged as one of the most visible athletes in the country in recent years, thanks as much to her frequent appearances in commercials as to her athletic accomplishments.

Veteran gymnast is the "old man" in U.S. Championships
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 21, 2014
Jonathan Horton has been looking forward to this week for a long, long time. The two-time Olympic medalist’s improbable comeback begins Friday at the P&G National Championships at Consol Energy Center, his first gymnastics competition since coming home from the 2012 London Olympics with a “completely shredded” right shoulder.

Fairport graduate set for U.S. men's gymnastics championships
Democrat and Chronicle - August 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH – Fairport graduate Eddie Penev has hit a stride.
...defeating the usually unstoppable Mikulak did raise some eyebrows among the gymnastics community, save for Penev himself. He focused more on...

Addison Chung’s an early riser
Boston Herald (AP) - August 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH — In May, Medfield’s Addison Chung could say he was one of the best 14-year-old gymnasts in the country.
Chung ramped up his difficulty in short order and traveled to July s USA Gymnastics national qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colo., to see if...

Gymnastics notebook: Age plays key role for women
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 21, 2014
Age is a cruel inevitability in any sport.
...Consol energy Center this week are at different points in their careers. USA Gymnastics rules stipulate that an athlete must be 16 or older in the...

Spring's Simone Biles shines at USA Gymnastics national championships
Chron.com - August 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH – One year ago, Simone Biles of Spring was a face in the crowd entering the USA Gymnastics national championships.
Spring's Simone Biles shines at USA Gymnastics national championships PITTSBURGH One year ago, Simone Biles of Spring was a face in the crowd...

IOC funding helps Namibian trampoline gymnast Kruger soar
Xinhua - August 20, 2014
Although Namibian trampoline gymnast Jivanka Kruger's talent has launched her career, she is enjoying an extra lift in the form of a monetary training aid that has helped her prepare for the games

History-making trampoline gymnast Wehdan enjoys birthday bonus
Xinhua - August 20, 2014
Trampoline gymnast Nadeen Mammdoh Wehdan of Qatar has special reason to rejoice as she celebrates her 17th birthday on Wednesday.

Fort Collins gymnast makes Italian national team
The Coloradoan - August 20, 2014
Immediately after returning from Italy, Sophia Campana couldn’t wait to go back.

Fans can watch all the action from the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships live this weekend
Boxscore News - August 20, 2014
The 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 21-24 in Pittsburgh, Pa., at CONSOL Energy Center, will feature defending champions Sam Mikulak of Corona del Mar, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Michigan), and Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, looking for repeat titles.

Louis Smith named as ambassador for Glasgow's World Gymnastics Championships
Evening Times - August 20, 2014
"Glasgow put on such a good show for the Comonwealth Games this summer and I am sure they will do the same for the championships next year," Smith said.

'God of Vault' hopes to defend Asiad title at home
Yonhap News Agency - August 20, 2014
The gymnast they call the "God of Vault" will be going after his second straight Asian Games gold when the continental competition opens next month in Incheon.

Gymnast survives 100-foot fall off glacier
9 News - August 20, 2014
Gymnastics and rock climbing don't usually have much in common, but they collided in spectacular fashion for one man.

Yoder wins all-around gymnastics bronze medal at 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Boxscore News - August 20, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics.
...gymnastics bronze medal at 2014 Youth Olympic Games Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics. Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics: INDIANAPOLIS,

Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 20, 2014
Nothing turns heads like a perfect "10.
...gymnast and LSU alumna, admits it "is hard to explain." The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) overhauled its code of points in 2006, due in...

Jumping To Olympic Glory
Malaysian Digest - August 20, 2014
PETALING JAYA: Jump Street Trampoline Park and the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have sealed a first-of-its-kind
Jumping To Olympic Glory PETALING JAYA: Jump Street Trampoline Park and the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have sealed a first-of-its-kind...

Bessoubenko fourth after first day at Senior Pan Am Gymnastics Championships
Gymnastics Canada - August 20, 2014
Commonwealth Games star Patricia Bezzoubenko of Thornhill, Ont., got off to a rough start at the senior Pan American rhythmic gymnastics championships on Wednesday.

General Impressions from the 2014 P&Gs Podium Training
Full Twist - August 20, 2014
Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson gives her general impressions from the 2014 P&G’s WAG Podium Training.
...right ankle, which she sustained earlier today on a balance beam dismount. USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 20, 2014 The uneven bars routines of...

Tomás González sueña con ser parte del Cirque du Soleil
LaSegunda.com - August 20, 2014
Los gimnastas federados tienen convenio con la compañía. "Me encantaría", dijo.
...los veía por segunda vez, fascinado, porque cuenta que la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia tiene un convenio con el Cirque. Cuando los deportistas...

Regini-Moran wins all-around gold in latest evidence of Britain's rise to gymnastics dominance
Inside The Games - August 19, 2014
By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing Great Britain's Giarnni Regini-Moran transferred his superb qualification form
...all-around gold in latest evidence of Britain's rise to gymnastics dominance By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing Great Britain's...

Miller: Ron Galimore a pioneer, despite his missed Olympic chance
The Des Moines Register - August 19, 2014
By the time the video game Pac-Man made its coast-to-coast splash in 1980, Ron Galimore had navigated the maze of elite-level
...wall," said Galimore, 55, the chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics. "You accomplish something that only six people every four years can...

Alec Yoder, The Comeback Kid
Teamusa - August 19, 2014
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...junior (age 15-16) division at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships and more recently found success on the international level, taking gold on...

(H) Yana Kudryavtseva und Giulia Steingruber werden zu Longines Botschafterinnen der Eleganz ernannt
Zeiteisen - August 19, 2014
Yana Kudryavtseva und Giulia Steingruber werden zu Longines Botschafterinnen der Eleganz ernannt Saint-Imier (Schweiz), August 2014
...Kunstturn- und Sportgymnastikwettbewerbe des internationalen Turnerbunds FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique). Der Longines Prize for...

USA Gymnastics names U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Teams for World Championships, Pan American Championships
Boxscore News - August 19, 2014
Photos courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18, 2014 — 2014 U.S. all-around champions Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill.
USA Gymnastics names U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Teams for World Championships, Pan American Championships Photos courtesy USA Gymnastics © John...

Gymnastics federation targets revival
The Punch - Nigeria - August 19, 2014
The Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria has said that it is targeting the revival of the sport in the country through the exposure of young gymnasts to more competitions.
Gymnastics federation targets revival The Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria has said that it is targeting the revival of the sport in the country...

Malaysian Asian Games cuts continue, medal hopes hit
Daily Times - August 19, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: The Olympic Council of Malaysia have continued to slash their Asian Games squad with their traditional strong suit of
...exponents to Okinawa. The cuts to the team follow the Malaysian gymnastics federation opting against sending any male athletes to Incheon after...

10 minutes with: Jazzy Kerber (USA)
Full Twist - August 19, 2014
Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with Jazzy Kerber to discuss her training, goals, and favorite competition memories.
...compete, specifically. I love all my choreography, especially since USA Gymnastics has given us the opportunity to work with a top Russian choreographer,

Leap to gold
The Indian Express - August 19, 2014
With a little investment in Tripura, Dipa Karmakar’s bronze could be the precursor to greater gymnastic success.
Ratan Debnath, Kalpana Debnath and Manika Debnath ruled the Indian gymnastics arena for many years and brought home many international laurels as...

Nadine makes it to all-around final
The Straits Times - August 18, 2014
NANJING - Gymnastics team officials spent last night on the edge of their seats, following the fortunes of the third and last group
...competitions." Regardless of the result of tomorrow's final, Singapore Gymnastics vice-president Lee Hong Chuang is looking to Nadine - she is...

Claudia Fragapane: I was driving my mum crazy bouncing around the house
The Guardian - August 18, 2014
England’s Commonwealth Games queen explains her boundless energy and why she tries extraordinary moves no one has done
Fragapane cackles huskily, with a full twist. Has anyone else in British gymnastics attempted that audacious movement? No. No one has ever done...

10 Minutes with: Rebecca Sereda (USA)
Full Twist - August 18, 2014
Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with Rebecca Sereda to discuss her training, gymnastics goals, and her
...goals in gymnastics for the future? RS: For my future in gymnastics my main goal is to improve and achieve the highest international success I...

Drei Finals für Alicke in Nanjing
DTB - August 18, 2014
Antonia Alicke turnte sich beim Qualifikationswettkampf (18. August) der Olympischen Jugendspiele ins Mehrkampf-, Stufenbarren- und Bodenfinale.

Cayman Islands gymnast makes first international presence at Youth Olympics
Xinhua - August 18, 2014
As the first gymnast from Cayman Islands to compete internationally, Morgan Lloyd is making history for her National Olympic Committee (NOC).

Canadian gymnasts qualify for five finals at 2014 YOG
Gymnastics Canada - August 18, 2014
Two members of Canada's national artistic gymnastics team secured a foothold for Canada Monday by qualifying for a total of five event finals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.


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