A must-see from the successful stuntman who was even asked to train Will Smith’s children in gymnastics (YouTube):
And the next generation (YouTube):
The second World Cup (first Challenger Cup) in 2012 is over. Gold medals went to eight different nations: CAN, CHN, GER, GRE NED, ROU, SLO, UKR.
Here are our top female gymnasts.
1. Brittany Rogers (CAN) 13.962
2. Nastassia Marachkouskaya (BLR) 13.875
3. Claudia Menedez Gonzalez (ESP) 13.737
We saw quite a few variations on bars: Kononekos Tkatchev to immediate Jaeger, Cuestas piked salto backwards (even tough it’s only a C dismount), Van Gerner’s high and beautiful Jaeger, Kexin’s signature Jaeger half to Jaeger and Seitz’ Def, of course.
1. Elisabeth Seitz (GER) 14.825 (6.500)
2. Celine Van Gerner (NED) 14.600 (6.200)
3. Nataliya Kononenko (UKR) 14.450 (6.400)
Only two gymnasts received E-scores higher 8.0: Millousi (8.375) and Maksiuta (8.275), half of the gymnasts fell (places 5-8).
1. Vasiliki Millousi (GRE) 14.425 (6.100)
2. Valeriia Maksiuta (ISR) 14.175 (5.900)
3. Brittany Rogers (CAN) 13.525 (5.600)
Chelaru won with a Tsukahara, whip to triple twist and double pike to finish with double tuck.
1. Diana Chelaru (ROU) 14.375 (5.800)
2. Luiza Galiulina (UZB) 13.750 (5.400)
3. Dominique Pegg (CAN) 13.725 (5.400)
3. Kim Bui (GER) 13.725 (5.400)
On the men’s side, Philipp Boy won floor with the highest E-Score (9.0) and 6.2 difficulty. The pommel horse title went to Xiao Qin (15.925) followed by the two Britians, Daniel Keatings and Max Whitlock. China’s Chen Yibings won rings (15.675) and Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov vault. A clean execution (9.3)with the second lowest D-score (6.2) brought Mitja Petkovsek the gold on parallel bars. In the end, Epke Zonderland showed a 7.5-high bar routine and earned the gold medal ahead of the US men Ruggeri and Orozco.
photos of the meet (should be the first link on the website), for example…
Back then, they weren’t World Champions or Olympic Champions…
photos via Bernhard Schwall
The 29th European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics for Indiv. Sen & Jun. groups will take place in Vienna from 25 May to 03 June 2013.
Spring is in the air! It’s time for new collections of leotards – some of them are weird, some quite funny and some even beautiful. Let’s take a look! Featured brands this time: USA’s GK, UK’s Milano and A star, France’s Christian Moreau and 9.9 Just Perfect, which hired Youna Dufournet as their model, and finally Germany’s ervy.
Here we have a GK workout leo which somehow looks like a bondage costume…
And now it’s official: Yes, when you’re finished in the gym you can jump directly into the swimmingpool without changing!
Lady Gaga’s favourite meat leotard, designed by Milano!
Beautiful color-combination, very elegant – all that I’m missing are the sleeves…
Go, Great Britain, go! – And that’s not the only patriotic leo, A Star sells.
The ultimate Christmas Leo.
With France’s colors, red blue and white, on the left shoulder, this could be a simple but nice warm-up leo for the Olympics…
Does this jacket-over-leo-look look good or not?
The blue version and still not sure what to think.
Ervy knows how to design some beautiful leotards…
…and some really ugly ones.
Dear IOC, if you’re considering to add another sport to the Olympic Games, then please, not yoga, but acrobatic gymnastics. The performances are at an excellent level, beautiful to watch, artistic and with breathtaking acrobatics!
Acrobatic gymnastics doesn’t have as many competitions as artistic gymnastics, but the first World Cup was already held in Maia, POR on March 3rd-4th. Two more will take place in May/June in Germany and in September in Russia.
Watch the best performances, including my favourite mixed pair Nicolas Vleeshouwers and Laure de Pryck from Belgium who also won in their category.
Shaikhutdinova, Stroynova & Loginova – womens group Russia (YouTube):
Vleeshouwers & de Pryck – mixed pair Belgium (or on YouTube):
Solodinina, Sukhareva & Golovina – womens group Russia (YouTube):
Stella McCartney designed all of Great Britain`s uniforms for this years Olympic Games. Here are her designs for gymnastics:
I actually like it, it includes the Union flag, it`s athletic and at the same time elegant and not too colorful.
27-year-old Greek superstar Vasiliki Millousi might have one of the best cover photos on facebook. The drawing shows her signature move on beam combined with one of London’s landmarks, the Tower Bridge.
Apparently she does not only focus on every detail in gymnastics but also in the internet. Her facebook profil is very up-to-date with pictures of her in the gym, videos and more and she even started her very own blog, the Vasiliki Millousi Blog.
The logo above, printed on a white shirt, will be available next month – and it’s for a good cause:
My effort is based on the following idea: Gymnastics – Children – London 2012 Olympics and is a purely private initiative of mine.
To promote this idea we create a Collector’s T-shirt with my name, production of which has taken the company FREDDY (http://www.freddy.com/en/homepage and https://www.facebook.com/ freddy.greece) and revenue from sales of energy will be available throughout the nonprofit organization “Smile of the Child” (http://www.hamogelo.gr/).
The ultimate goal of this effort is both to gather as much money as possible for the needs of the Association “Smile of the Child” and to promote the message of the Olympic ideal and the contribution of Gymnastics at younger ages.
The t-shirt will be available from April 2012 and can be purchased from:
1. From my online shop on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VasilikiMillousi
2. From the online store of Non-profit Organization “Smile of the Child»: http://www.hamogelo-eshop.gr
3. From Beauty Queen Beauty Shop Street in Kolonaki 26 Pindar: http://www.beautyqueen.gr/ and
4. From sporting goods stores, the company that works FREDDY (eg INTERSPORT).
Everything about Vasiliki Millousi (facebook, website, flickr, youtube…)
More and more gymnastics federations publish gym magazines, mostly online and mostly free.
Here’s a (certainly incomplete) list of magazines:
Belgium: Gym! – free and online
France: Le Gymnaste - older articles are online and free to read, but no full online version
Do you know any other online magazines?