Thursday November 28, 2013
Gymnastics may well be the most photogenic of all sports.
Here, we've put together 10 shots of beautiful gymnastics, captured at just the right moment in time. The gallery features Kyla Ross, Nastia Liukin, Dominique Moceanu, and Kohei Uchimura, among others -- so these photos span the generations of past and present.
10 gorgeous gymnastics photos.
Wednesday November 20, 2013
I just had one of those moments: I realized that not only is Thanksgiving next week, but that Dec. 1 is the weekend after Thanksgiving. Eeks!
Since we're all supposed to get every last gift purchased on Black Friday and wrapped before the holiday parties start, I put together this list of gymnastics gifts. Consider it eight gift ideas for the fan or gymnast in your life -- male or female, young or old. Some may not apply to all, but hopefully something will fit the bill. (And for the uber fan, many may well apply. I know a few people who have multiple items on this list.)
Got other gift ideas? Submit them in the comments. I'm happy to grow this list!
Eight must-have gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan.
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Friday October 4, 2013
Simone Biles, the 2013 US national champ, took the world all-around title on Friday in Antwerp, Belgium with an impressive display across four events. Biles earned first by almost 1.00 over US teammate Kyla Ross, though Ross had a slim margin after three events. The pair was also 1-2 in prelims.
Russia's Aliya Mustafina was third, while Larisa Iordache of Romania ended up fourth after a fall off beam.
The US women have reached an incredible level of dominance in international all-around competitions, winning the world or Olympic title in 2004 (Carly Patterson), 2005 (Chellsie Memmel), 2007 (Shawn Johnson), 2008 (Nastia Liukin), 2009 (Bridget Sloan), 2011 (Jordyn Wieber), 2012 (Gabby Douglas), and 2013. What's most interesting, perhaps? Each time, a different gymnast has taken the top spot.
The full all-around results and meet recap
Watch the women's all-around
Event finals schedule and other results
Thursday October 3, 2013
Kohei Uchimura did it again, winning his fourth straight all-around title on Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium at the 2013 worlds. Uchimura won by nearly 2.00 points over his Japanese teammate Ryohei Kato.
Get the full results, recap, and watch the meet here.
Is King Kohei now the best gymnast of all time? He has won four world all-around titles, most in commanding fashion, as well as Olympic gold in the all-around in 2012 and silver in 2008. So, I say yes, definitely. What do you think?