Uchimura family update
Mom, Shuko Uchimura competed at the All Japan competition last weekend. Her part starts at 5:20, make sure you watch her beam at 6:40
She’s so happy and excited!
What even is Australia’s World Team trials?
They all have to get drug tested, I’m not sure how much though. Maybe Simone is just more vocal about it? lol
Rumor has it Simone’s been drug tested 4 times… since Nationals! I know they all tweet about it but I dunno if it’s that common. Timing is random but I’m sure they have some frequency that’s normal and maybe it’s getting a little out of hand. And it might be a matter of which bodies are testing like USA vs. FIG people? I dunno…
Yep she’s been tested four times. Aimee is getting really annoyed with it because sometimes they go straight to Simone’s house while she’s still sleeping and test her. She said it’s starting to interrupt Simone’s training.
Basically they’re saying that after Euros they stopped coaching the national team. The reasons are unclear (it probably has to do with Bellu’s wish to be the president of the sports committee in Romania; he didn’t get elected and was terribly upset).
They will however continue to search for young talents across the country (partnership with sponsors).
It is important to note that B&B did attend Romanian Nationals as coaches and were very present. In Nanning, the girls will be accompanied by Lacramioara & Cristian Moldovan (junior coaches) and Lucian Sandu (bars coach)
Update: the article is a little vague, but I think they no longer wanna be the ones in charge, hence no longer being the ‘head coaches’. Bitang said something along the lines of ‘We’re still helping as we can. We’re doing what we can’.
That’s incredibly sad, but a bit predictable though. After Euros, Bellu said something along the lines of ‘there is future to Romanian gymnastics with or without us… there are other great coaches capable of managing the team’, etc. He was kinda hinting that they won’t hold on to the top position much longer. They also had that conflict with the Romanian Olympic Committee and they wanted to resign ever since.
Anyways, it’s sad. The Moldovans seem to be good coaches though and Lucian Sandu has been working with the girls for a long time, so hopefully, things won’t take
too muchof a turn to the worst.
The British Worlds team members everyone!
Petition to keep Simone in bubble wrap until Worlds so she doesn’t get hurt…
how does is this the same person who accidentally does an G and H level skills?
In a new and very exciting endeavor, The Gymternet will produce a documentary series about MG Elite’s journey leading up to the Olympic Games.
The news it out! The Gymternet will be following MG Elite for the next two years!
LETS DO IT
2014 P&G Championships: Juniors Podium Training
Germany is really screwed for worlds now and they had so many injured gymnasts alreadyNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTF
its really weird to think about how pavs and sveta were on the same olympic team in athens. i always think of them as being from two distinct “eras” of post-soviet russian gymnastics but they were teammates at one point
2009 World Championship
Kayla Williams (USA) - Vault gold medalist
He Kexin (CHN) - Uneven Bars gold medalist
Deng Linlin (CHN) - Balance Beam gold medalist
Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR) - Floor Exercise gold medalist
ALL OF THEM ARE RETIRED NOW EXCEPT FOR YAO JINNAN
2015 - 2016:
Peyton Ernst, Lacy Dagen, Meagan Chant, Alicia Boren, Ashley Hiller.
2016 - 2017:
Amelia Hundley, Ashton Locklear, Rachel Gowey, Alyssa Baumann.
2017 - 2018:
Bailie Key, Vanasia Bradley.
UGH THIS PAST WEEK IT STARTED WITH ME GETTING A VIRUS AND AFTER BEING DOWN FOR THE COUNT FOR A FEW DAYS I WAS FEELING BETTER AND MY FRIEND WAS LIKE HEY HAVE SOME ORGANIC FRUIT JUICE IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER YOU NEED VITAMINS AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE EXPIRED AND GAVE ME FOOD POISONING JESUS CHRIST I CANNOT CATCH A BREAK AND I LOST MY VOICE WHAT THE
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