Archive for March 3rd, 2011

American Cup 2011

March 3, 2011

best warmup leo: Jessica Lopez

Hottest news: Jake Dalton replaced the injured Russian Sergey Khorokhodin. Aliya Mustafina did a 3.5 twist on FX.

usagymnastics – photos, results…

UniversalSports (Gymnastics) – photos, videos, live coverage…

Gymnastics Examiner – live blog, videos…

International Gymnast – facebook

Inside Gymnastics – facebook

Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup (usagymnastics)

Wieber Fever

March 3, 2011

Sorry for the heading, I couldn’t resist. 🙂

But there are really exceptional many posts and videos about Jordyn Wieber out in the web. As you all know, she has been added to the American Cup line-up and the FIG changed the rules just in time, that also a non-2010-WC-all-arounder can compete at an official FIG World Cup.

Gymnastike has filmed a workout, her beam & floor routine, did several interviews with Wieber, her coach Geddert and her also her teammate Kamerin Moore (formerly elite, now level 10).

American Gymnast, Gymnastics Examiner (really worth to read!) and the FIG posted among others previews of the most exciting World Cup in years.

And yes, this time it definitely won’t be a Scam with super-high scores. Elena Zamolodchikova will be there as a judge as well as judges from China, Australia, Great Britain, Switzerland, Venezuela and one American judge.

‘Cold Warrior’ – gymnastics film in pre-production

March 3, 2011

Anna who’s on the production team of a gymnastics film in pre-production called ‘Cold Warrior‘ left a very kind comment about the project. The story sounds really unbelievable.

‘Cold Warrior’ is a thriller set in Romania in the run up to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. It’s about the abortion doping allegations that tarnished the gymnastics world at the time. It has been said that gymnasts, some as young as fourteen, were impregnated by force by their coaches and then made to undergo an abortion just before important competitions. The surplus of red blood cells produced during the early stages of pregnancy gave the gymnasts a natural and undetected boost to their physical performance. ‘Cold Warrior’ tells the story of Ana, a young gymnast struggling with the limitations of her talent against the mighty powers of a Communist state that’s pushing her to succeed on a global sporting stage. Screen South have awarded Emily [Greenwood – the director] a small amount of funding towards making the film as part of the development of the feature ‘Cold Warrior’. Wellington Films are producing and raising additional funding through the Cold Warrior IndieGoGo page.

Here’s Emily Greenwood talking about the project. Click play or watch her on YouTube:

What do you think about the project?

more informations on IndieGoGo

Russian Gymnastics Calendar

March 3, 2011

The Russian Gymnastics Federation published a calendar for 2011 featuring their gymnastics stars from the past year: Ksenia Afanasyeva, Ekaterina Kurbatova, Tatiana Nabieva and of course Aliya Mustafina among others.

Anna Myzdrikova

Click through to sportgym.ru in order to see all of them in full size!

The Gymnastics McLaughlin Group #8

March 3, 2011

Just before the American Cup / FIG World Cup in Jacksonville this week, we discussed the following question:

What is your dream men’s American Cup lineup?

That’s my dream (women’s) lineup: Viktoria KomovaAliya MustafinaRebecca BrossJordyn WieberAna PorgrasJiang YuyuanLauren MitchellAriella Kaeslin and Shawn Johnson (noncompetitive). It’s way more interesting to answer this question for the women… 🙂

Read all answers on Gymnastics Examiner!

National Team Cup 2011 – Germany

March 3, 2011

The German men’s and women’s teams already had their first trials for the European Championships. Almost all of the healthy gymnasts competed at the National Team Cup held in Nördlingen last weekend.

Unsurprisingly, Elisabeth Seitz (56.00) won over Pia Tolle (53.55) and Giulia Hindermann (52.75). New senior Nadine Jarosch placed fourth (52.55) and Marie-Sophie Hindermann who’s finally back after a long injury break placed fifth (51.75). Kim Bui only competed on the uneven bars (13.05).

On the men’s side, Helge Liebrich (83.80) defeated Marcel Nguyen (83.65) who had some problems on FX and PH, and Thomas Taranu (83.35). Philipp Boy didn’t compete.

complete results – women / men

Elisabeth Seitz - her operated foot is still taped on FX & VT.

Tolle, Seitz, Hindermann - the young generation

Bernhard Schwall took some nice photos of the female athletes. Watch all of them on gymfan.

UPDATE: Photos of the men’s competition can be seen on DTL.

Sascha Palgen injured

March 3, 2011

Sascha Palgen from the very small country Luxembourg who also competes for MTV Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga had apparently a cavity in his abdominal muscles which caused a lot of pain and was operated last Thursday. he won’t be able to train for the next four weeks. So he will neither be at the Challenger Cup in Cottbus nor at the European Championships.

via gymmedia