Archive for February 10th, 2011

Nadia Comaneci International Invitational 2011

February 10, 2011

The Nadia Comaneci International Invitational will be held this weekend in Oklahoma City. The participants from Romania, Australia, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and the US in the international session are finally published on the website:

Jessica Lopez seems to get ready for the World Cup in Jacksonville. Is there any time in the year in which she is not ready to compete?? Last year she placed 3rd behind Kristina Vaculik (CAN) and Angelina Kysla (UKR).

The Gymnastics McLaughlin Group #5

February 10, 2011

This weeks topic: The most underrated female gymnast in the world?

My opinion:

Ariella Kaeslin! Everybody goes crazy about Jessica Lopez’s achievements and forgets somehow what Ariella accomplished. Sure, Venezuela isn’t as rich as Switzerland, but to be such an excellent, successful gymnast from such a small country at this age (23!) is just amazing! She’s not only great on vault, but also in the AA and placed 8th in Rotterdam. If she keeps the level and improves her routines here and there, she’ll challenge her (younger) competitors, not only in the World Cup series, but also in the all-around at Europeans and Worlds.

Read the whole discussion, watch a slideshow of all mentioned gymnasts and leave a comment about your own “most underrated gymnast” on Gymnastics Examiner!

Uchimura won’t compete in Jacksonville

February 10, 2011

I just read the news, Kohei Uchimura, the reigning World Champion, won’t compete at the first all-around World Cup in Jacksonville next month! Lu Bo (CHN) and Sergey Khorokhordin (RUS) won’t follow the invitation either. Still on the list are Philipp Boy (GER), Jonathan Horton (USA), Mykola Kuksenkov (UKR), Daniel Purvis (GBR), Koji Uematsu (JPN) and the 9th placed Samuel Hunter (GBR) and 12th Kim Soo Myun (KOR) from Worlds 2010.

On the women’s side, it’s still not sure if Elisabeth Seitz will compete. She’ll decide in the next two weeks whether she’s prepared enough after she had to undergo surgery last November or not.

These news come from the official website of the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB). On the FIG website, the definitive registrations for the meet is still not updated.