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Six new men’s elements accepted for evaluation
FIG - October 03, 2014
The FIG Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee (MTC) has announced that a total of six submitted new elements have been accepted for evaluation during the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN). The new elements include four on Still Rings, one on Vault, and one on Parallel Bars.

The 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning is already a record-breaker
FIG - October 03, 2014
On the cusp of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, organisers were registering a double record for attendance. On the one hand, participation. With a total of 619 gymnasts, the 585-gymnast record made at the 2003 worlds in Anaheim (USA) has been beaten. On the other, media presence. Nanning will host some 650 photographers, written press and television journalists.

Five ways to follow the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
FIG - October 03, 2014
Competition at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) gets underway Friday with the first of two days of men's qualifications, followed by the women's preliminaries on Sunday and Monday. Scores count toward qualification for the Individual All-around, Apparatus and Team Finals.

Nanning Worlds: Chinese men's team, Kohei Uchimura (JPN) aim to extend winning streaks
FIG - October 03, 2014
The Chinese men's team and four-time Individual All-around champion Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) aim to continue their dynastic dominance in the men's competition at the 45th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships that begin on Friday at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning (CHN).

 
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China, U.S., Russia ready to compete for women's team title
Xinhua News (Eng.) - October 03, 2014
NANNING, China, Oct.
China, U.S., Russia ready to compete for women's team title NANNING, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- China, the United States and Russia are ready...

Gymnastics World Championships opens in Nanning
China.org.cn - October 03, 2014
Jordyn Pedersen speaks as representative of athletes during the FIG flag and oaths opening ceremony of the 45th Gymnastics
Gymnastics World Championships opens in Nanning Jordyn Pedersen speaks as representative of athletes during the FIG flag and oaths opening ceremony...

Record number of gymnasts to compete in Nanning
China Gate - October 03, 2014
The Nanning Gymnastics World Championships will be a record-breaking event with a total of 619 gymnasts from 73 countries and
Record number of gymnasts to compete in Nanning The Nanning Gymnastics World Championships will be a record-breaking event with a total of 619...

10 men to watch at 2014 gymnastics worlds
China Gate - October 03, 2014
With a record number of gymnasts registered to compete and Olympic team qualification at stake, this week's World Gymnastics
...room for upgrading and improving. His rise has marked a turn in British gymnastics as well: A decade ago, British gymnasts would be pleased just...

Leyva eager to challenge for medals at gymnastics worlds
China Gate - October 03, 2014
Danell Leyva ranks among the most accomplished USA men competing in the Nanning gymnastics worlds, but he is savoring his opportunity
Leyva eager to challenge for medals at gymnastics worlds Danell Leyva ranks among the most accomplished USA men competing in the Nanning gymnastics...

10 women to watch at 2014 gymnastics worlds
Sina English - October 03, 2014
NANNING, China, Oct.
...adopted country as well as possible as it tries to grow its international presence in gymnastics. 7. Giulia Steingruber, Switzerland, 20 Top...

Chinese men begin title defence on Friday
Sina English - October 03, 2014
NANNING, China, Oct.
Chinese men begin title defence on Friday NANNING, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) - China will begin their quest for their sixth consecutive world team...

'King Kohei' eyes fifth gymnastics title and team gold
Bangkok Post - October 03, 2014
BEIJING - Kohei Uchimura will be aiming to extend his dominance of gymnastics and help Japan topple all-conquering China at the
'King Kohei' eyes fifth gymnastics title and team gold BEIJING - Kohei Uchimura will be aiming to extend his dominance of gymnastics and help...

Vega y Gómez por la mejor rutina en el Mundial
Deguate.com - October 03, 2014
A pocas horas del debut en la edición 45 del Campeonato Mundial de Gimnasia Artística, en Nanning, China, los atletas guatemaltecos
...en el Mundial de Gimnasia Artística, récord de participación para la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG). * Las acciones del Campeonato...

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 4
Full Twist - October 03, 2014
Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with some elite, Level 10, and NCAA gymnasts to discuss their training,
Charlotte was first in trampoline and second in synchro at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships. She told us, My next competition is actually...

Time for radical change has come, says European Union of Gymnastics President
Inside The Games - October 02, 2014
By Emily Goddard Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), has claimed his sport needs "radical change"
..."overhaul". The Frenchman was speaking ahead of this year's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, due to open in Nanning, China, tomorrow, where...

Gimnastas mexicanos buscarán en Mundial de China puntos para Río 2016
El Heraldo de Saltillo - October 02, 2014
NANJING.
...fin de tener una mejor posición en el ranking mundial de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG). La regiomontana Elsa García comentó que...

Louis Smith missing World Gymnastics Championship but hunger is back
The Telegraph (eClips Web) - October 02, 2014

Sam Mikulak hopes he’s closing gap on Kohei Uchimura
OlympicTalk - NBC Sports - October 02, 2014
Sam Mikulak entered the sixth and last rotation of the 2013 World Championships all-around final in third place, looking to win the
...Uchimura Sam Mikulak entered the sixth and last rotation of the 2013 World Championships all-around final in third place, looking to win the...

World Gymnastics: Max Whitlock targets gold medal in China
BBC Sport - October 02, 2014
Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock hopes to end a successful year with a maiden World Championship crown in China.
World Gymnastics: Max Whitlock targets gold medal in China Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock hopes to end a successful year with a maiden World Championship...

Chinese men's team, Uchimura aim to extend winning streaks at gymnastics worlds
Xinhua - October 02, 2014
The Chinese men's team and four-time individual all-around champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan aim to continue their dynastic dominance in the men's competition at the 45th World Gymnastics Championships that begin on Friday at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning.

Age rewards 39-year-old Chusovitina with mental edge
Shanghai Daily - October 02, 2014
Age is much more than a number for 39-year-old gymnastics legend Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan.

Chester toddler to represent Great Britain in gymnastics showcase
The Chester Chronicle - October 02, 2014
A Chester toddler with special needs is set to be the youngest ever performer to represent Great Britain in an international gymnastics event.

U.S. women's team vows to grab second consecutive team title
China Gate - October 02, 2014
The United States women's gymnastics team are confident to win their second consecutive team title in the women's competition that
...grab second consecutive team title The United States women's gymnastics team are confident to win their second consecutive team title in the...

Daniel Keatings can make history with first gold at world championships
Sportblog - The Guardian - October 02, 2014
No British male gymnast has ever won a gold medal at a world championships, but over the next few days Daniel Keatings intends to
Daniel Keatings can make history with first gold at world championships No British male gymnast has ever won a gold medal at a world championships,

Aliya Mustafina: I would be happy if Russia finishes top 3
OlympicTalk - NBC Sports - October 02, 2014
The Russian women’s gymnastics team at the World Championships is very different from the squad that took runner-up to the U.S.
looking ahead to Wednesday s team competition, according to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Mustafina is without top teammates...

Zonderland bases title defence on risk and reason
Sina English - October 02, 2014
NANNING, Oct.
Zonderland bases title defence on risk and reason NANNING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Epke Zonderland enters Friday's qualifications as the reigning...

Danmarks Gymnastik Forbund - DM U17 individuelt og synkron
Alt om Gymnastik - October 02, 2014
Der blev i weekenden afholdt DM U17 individuelt og synkron i Haslev.
Danmarks Gymnastik Forbund - DM U17 individuelt og synkron Der blev i weekenden afholdt DM U17 individuelt og synkron i Haslev. Der blev i weekenden...

Work begins for local Gymnastics body
RJR News - October 02, 2014
By Jodiann Gayle With the newly elected executive body now in place, the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JAGA), is seeking a return
...international competition. Having settled outstanding fees with the international federation of gymnastics, recently elected President, Nicole...

Mikulak Set to Take on World at 2014 World Championships
MGoBlue.com - October 01, 2014
Oct. 1, 2014 Sam Mikulak • Live Results | Live Video | Photo Gallery | Live Coverage | USA Gymnastics Twitter ANN ARBOR, Mich.
Mikulak Set to Take on World at 2014 World Championships Oct. 1, 2014 Sam Mikulak Live Results | Live Video | Photo Gallery | Live Coverage |

Vietnamese gymnasts eye medals in China worlds
Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee - English - October 01, 2014
HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese gymnasts hope to get medals at the upcoming world championships in Nanning, China.
1 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese gymnasts hope to get medals at the upcoming world championships in Nanning, China. HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 1 (Xinhua)

Nanning Gymnastics World Championships opening in the upcoming drive to promote mass sports fitness
Read Daily News - October 01, 2014
Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Wei, Lu Xian Ting This is the first time China's national regional international gymnastics
Nanning Gymnastics World Championships opening in the upcoming drive to promote mass sports fitness Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Wei, Lu Xian...

Top athletes prepare for record-breaking Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Inside World Parasport - October 01, 2014
The world's biggest stars in artistic gymnastics are preparing to take part at this year's World Championships in the Chinese city
...China has hosted the biggest sporting event on the International Gymnastics Federation competition calendar after first staging it in Tianjin...

Gymnast Whittenburg's tough call helps him to international stage
The Baltimore Sun - September 30, 2014
Edgewood graduate's move to Colorado helps send him to elite status in
...the start line. It was Aug. 24, Day 2 of the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and the 20-year-old U.S.

World Gymnastics Championships broadcast schedule
OlympicTalk - NBC Sports - September 30, 2014
The first World Gymnastics Championships with a team final since the London Olympics start this week in Nanning, China.
...Olympic event the all-around and apparatus finals. Here s the schedule for Nanning via USA Gymnastics (all times Eastern): Saturday, Oct. 4: U.S.

China backslides, still leads with seven golds at Asiad
Shanghai Daily - September 30, 2014
Gymnastics powerhouse China suffered a downturn after collecting seven gold medals against 13 in Guangzhou four years ago, but still strong enough to lead the medal tally at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.

Shek wins first ever gymnastics gold at Asiad for Hong Kong, China
Shanghai Daily - September 30, 2014
Shek Wai Hung made history by winning the first ever gymnastics gold at the Asian Games for Hong Kong, China, as he grabbed the gold in the men' s vault here on Thursday.

Gymnastic legend Chusovitin eyes her seventh Olympics in Rio
Daiji World - September 30, 2014
Former Olympic champion and gymnastic legend Oksana Chusovitina said Wednesday that she hopes to compete in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 in what would be her seventh Olympic Games.

Zou ends Chinese men’s gymnastics gold drought
The Malaysia Insider - September 30, 2014
China, the traditional powerhouse in Asian gymnastics, have had an uncharacteristically poor start in the men's division, slipping to third in the team competition and not even making the podium in the individual all-round event.

Bulgaria Wins Gold at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship
Sofia News Agency - September 30, 2014
The Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics team won the gold medal at the AA competition of the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir, Turkey.

Things to watch at World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Xinhua - September 30, 2014
The 45th world gymnastics Championships will be held in Nanning, the capital city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, from Oct. 3-12. Following are five most interesting aspects about the World Gymnastics Championships.

Gymnast Son Yeon Jae hopes to live up to 'star' billing
Korea Times - September 30, 2014
The nation's star gymnast Son Yeon-jae wore a grave expression on her face as she practiced her routine during a training session at the Seowoon High School gymnasium in Incheon Monday, but her movements were light and agile.

It ain’t hip, but gymnast Tracie Ang needs surgery
The Malaysia Star - September 30, 2014
Injury-prone Tracie Ang has decided to undergo hip surgery next month in a bid to salvage her hopes of competing at next year’s SEA Games in Singapore.

Shek Wai-hung in Asian Games dreamland after Olympic nightmare
South China Morning Post - September 30, 2014
"If I had the chance to choose again, I'm not sure I would choose gymnastics. It's a hard road," said Shek Wai-hung after a thrilling night.

Gymnast Becky Downie ready to take on world and cap unforgettable year
The Hucknall Dispatch - September 30, 2014
Hucknall gymnast Becky Downie is hoping to crown an unforgettable year when she takes part in the World Championships, which start next week.

South Korean teenage trampoline gymnast makes debut at Asiad
Global Post - September 30, 2014
hina's Dong Dong stood at the trampoline in the men's gymnastics trampoline final in Namdong Gymnasium at the Incheon Asian Games Friday. He bounced on the trampoline net to propel himself up to as much as 10 meters in the air, with double and triple twist somersaults, pikes and tucks.

Peru's female gymnast team sets off to China
Peru This Week - September 30, 2014
From waves to floor mats, Peruvian athletes are getting more opportunities to shine, as of late.

Yao, Zou Golden Again as Asian Games End
International Gymnast Magazine - September 30, 2014
China won two more gold medals in apparatus finals as the 17th Asian Games ended Thursday in Incheon, Korea.

Watch and Be Wowed By This 89-Year-Old Gymnast’s Bar Routine
Self.com - September 30, 2014
File this lady under grandmas we wish we had (sorry, Nana): 89-year-old Johanna Quass is the oldest gymnast in the world, and last week, she performed an amazing parallel bar routine at the German-American Steuben Parade in New York City. Seriously, could your grandma (or you) do that?

Shek Wai-hung saves his sport after clinching Hong Kong's first gymnastics gold
South China Morning Post - September 30, 2014
Gymnast Shek Wai-hung saved his sport single-handedly when he clinched Asian Games gold on Thursday in the men’s vault at Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon.

Caesar performs well but not well enough
The Daily Star - September 30, 2014
Just after the completion of the women's cricket semifinal, the journalists from Bangladesh left the Yeonhui Cricket Ground hurriedly and took a one-hour ride to watch the performance of Quazi Syque Caesar in the finals of Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar as the US-based Bangladeshi gymnast was expected to bring laurel for the nation from the event of gymnastic for the first time.

Ha Thanh sets historic milestone for VN gymnastics
Vietnam.net - September 30, 2014
An historic milestone was set for Vietnamese gymnastics at the 17th Asian Games (Asiad) on September 24 as Phan Thi Ha Thanh performed excellently to bring home the women’s vault bronze medal – the first ever Asiad medal won by a Vietnamese gymnast.

Black stretches her skill level for worlds
The Chronicle Herald - September 30, 2014
Ellie Black came home from the Commonwealth Games in Scotland with three medals — one gold, one silver and one bronze. It would have been a career highlight for most athletes in the world, but it was just a warm-up for the Halifax gymnast.

Oksana Chusovitina: Uzbekistan’s supermom gymnast
The Indian Express - September 30, 2014
For the past one week, Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina has been waking up feeling uneasy. That’s because mornings at Incheon’s Games Village are very different from what she is accustomed to at home in Bukhara.

Asian Games: Gymnast Zou all gold as China end wait
Agence France-Presse - September 30, 2014
Chinese Olympic star Zou Kai ended his country's wait for a men's gymnastics gold at the Incheon Asian Games on Wednesday with a world-class floor routine peformance.

Late bloomer enjoys best moment at Asiad
The Korea Times - September 30, 2014
A long wait has finally ended and South Korea's artistic gymnast Lee Sang-wook is now enjoying his moment, celebrating some late-career success at the Incheon Asian Games.

Israeli gymnasts shine at Worlds in Turkey
The Jerusalem Post - September 30, 2014
The Israel roster was rebuilt at the start of the year with the goal of reaching the Olympics for a third straight time in Rio 2016.

Evgenia Radanova: In rhythmic gymnastics it is very hard to reach the top and Bulgaria succeeded
Focus Information Agency - September 30, 2014
“In rhythmic gymnastics it is very difficult to reach the top and Bulgaria succeeded.” That is what caretaker Minister of Youth and Sports Evgenia Radanova told journalists during the initiative Read With Me in Sofia, a reporter of FOCUS News Agency announced.

British Gymnastics announces new 2015 event in Liverpool
British Gymnastics - September 30, 2014
British Gymnastics have announced that a new event for athletes fighting for British titles will be held at Liverpool's Echo Arena in 2015.

Israeli Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Wins Silver Medal in Turkey
The Algemeiner Journal - September 30, 2014
JNS.org – Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team won the country’s first silver medal at the World Championships in Izmir, Turkey, on Sunday.
Israeli Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Wins Silver Medal in Turkey JNS.org Israel s rhythmic gymnastics team won the country s first silver medal at...

John Orozco: Just Keep Going
Teamusa - September 30, 2014
| Sept. 29, 2014, 6:51 p.m.
29, 2014, 6:51 p.m. (ET) Since the P&G Gymnastics Championships about a month ago, things have been pretty up and down for me. My main priority...

Longines Prize for Elegance in Izmir — The brand was proud to award the prestigious Longines Prize for Elegance to Yana Kudryavtseva.
Worldtempus - September 30, 2014
Longines has a longstanding partnership with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and is the Official Partner and Timekeeper
...Yana Kudryavtseva. Longines has a longstanding partnership with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and is the Official Partner and...

Fabian Hambüchen: 'Gymnastics has changed'
DW.DE - September 29, 2014
Fabian Hambüchen is the most successful gymnast in German history.
Fabian Hambüchen: 'Gymnastics has changed' Fabian Hambüchen is the most successful gymnast in German history. In an exclusive interview with...

Israel's rhythmic gymnastics team doesn't miss a beat
Israel Hayom - September 29, 2014
Making history, the Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team, with an average age of 16, takes home the silver medal at the World Championships
Israel's rhythmic gymnastics team doesn't miss a beat Making history, the Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team, with an average age of 16, takes...

Max Whitlock: entertainment strictly limited to the gymnastics arena
The Guardian (eClips Web) - September 29, 2014

Azerbaijani gymnast gain great success in Izmir
AzerNews - September 29, 2014
By Amina Nazarli The grandiose 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships wrapped up in Izmir, Turkey on September 28.
Azerbaijani gymnast gain great success in Izmir By Amina Nazarli The grandiose 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships wrapped up in Izmir,

Son Yeon-jae places 4th in individual all-around at 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
아주경제 - September 29, 2014
Son Yeon-jae returned home on Sunday, af
...Yeon-jae places 4th in individual all-around at 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Son Yeon-jae returned home on Sunday, after finishing...

Gymnast Son hopes to live up to 'star' billing
The Korea Times - September 29, 2014
By Kwon Ji-youn INCHEON ― The nation's star gymnast Son Yeon-jae wore a grave expression on her face as she practiced her routine during
...to overcome this burden and focus for a better performance than the world championships." She headed straight to the Athletes' Village after...

Gymnasts to participate in Nanning world champs
Baomoi.com - September 29, 2014
Viet Nam will take part in the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China beginning October 3.
Gymnasts to participate in Nanning world champs Viet Nam will take part in the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China...

Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) | Four gymnasts named in World Championships team | Gymnastics
Victorian Institute of Sport - September 29, 2014
After a week long training camp that culminated in a selection trial, four VIS gymnasts have been selected to represent Australia at
...have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming 2014 Gymnastics World Championships. VIS scholarship holders Kiara Munteanu, Georgia-


Inside International Sports


IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio satisfied with progress
AIPS - October 03, 2014
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission brought to a close its seventh visit (29 September to 1 October) to the South American host city today: it follows a successful winter here for Brazil and for the country’s preparations for the Olympic Games, which included the FIFA World Cup, Rio 2016’s first test event, the Rio 2016 World Press Briefing and the Rio 2016 World Broadcasters Meeting. The Commission left Rio satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March this year.

Vaggelis Marinakis, President of Olympiacos targeted in foiled terrorist attack
AIPS - October 03, 2014
Vaggelis Marinakis, the President of Olympiacos, one of the most distinguished football clubs in Greece was one of the keys target of a foiled terrorist attack in Athens.

Baku 2015 European Games looks to Incheon for inspiration
AIPS - October 03, 2014
A 19-strong team from the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) recently participated in the Games Experience Programme at the 17th Incheon Asian Games 2014, looking to gain vital insight into operations best practice at a major continental multi-sport event.

"Pompous" IOC demands "led to withdrawal of Oslo 2022 Olympic bid
Inside the Games - October 03, 2014
"Pompous" demands by International Olympic Committee (IOC) bosses - including providing "fruit and cakes of the season" in members' hotel rooms - forced politicians to abandon a bid for the Oslo 2022 Games, it is being claimed.


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