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Happy Birthday To The Legendary Gymnast – Olga Korbut

Happy Birthday To The Legendary Gymnast – Olga Korbut

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Happy 62nd Birthday to the Legendary Gymnast – Olga Korbut! You have inspired us all and you have changed the world of gymnastics to what we know today. All the best from the staff at GNN! CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE HEADLINES GNN Source: YouTube #gnn #loveoursport #gymnastslivehere 

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Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   After a busy summer competing all-around in Rio as Peru’s first Olympic gymnast, Ariana Orrego Martinez returned to the U.S. to train at her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia.  The gym first gained notoriety when Gabby Douglas claimed race issues involving the staff and other gymnasts.  “I felt being bullied and isolated from ...

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Team USA Women Make a Statement at Jesolo Trophy

Team USA Women Make a Statement at Jesolo Trophy

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Team USA dominated the field at the Jesolo Trophy, nabbing both the senior and junior team titles, as well as both of the top individual podium spots.  The junior women also swept the all-around competition. The senior women posted a team score of 167.950 to move ahead of Brazil (164.650) and Russia (164.600) by more than three ...

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USA Junior & Senior Gymnasts Dominate Event Finals In Jesolo

USA Junior & Senior Gymnasts Dominate Event Finals In Jesolo

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon After coming off an overwhelming team victory for both the Junior and Senior ladies from the USA, the event finals wrapped up today in Jesolo, Italy. Competing in the event finals in Jesolo, Italy for Team USA Junior Event Finals Vault: Perea, Malabuyo Bars: O’Keefe, Perea Beam: O’keefe, Perea Floor: O’Keefe, Malabuyo Senior Event ...

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USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Although we look to the elite gymnasts as the pinnacle and icons of gymnastics, there are thousands of participants in this sport at the recreational, local, regional and school levels.  The recent criminal and legal issues USA Gymnastics (USAG) faces raises the question … Where do we all go from here? Parents want to ...

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USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon With all the talk and scandal forming around the ever so heated topic of abuse within USAG and the abuse issues that have been mounting for decades, I really feel like I need to speak my mind about a few key issues. Let me start with a few clerical points. USAG is under attack ...

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Steve Penny Is Out As CEO of USA Gymnastics

Steve Penny Is Out As CEO of USA Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Barely one week after rumblings that the USOC would call for him to step down, USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny has officially resigned effective March 16, 2017.   Penny has been under pressure to resign in correlation to USA Gymnastics method of handling of sex abuse cases, including those involving  Dr. Larry Nassar.  Many involved in the cases feel ...

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There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect 10.0…Or Is There?

There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect 10.0…Or Is There?

  Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey In my opinion there is no such thing as a “perfect 10”.  I didn’t agree with it in 1984 when Mary Lou Retton scored it at the Los Angeles Olympics.  I didn’t agree with it when Nadia Comaneci scored it in 1976 Montreal or the six she was awarded in 1980 Moscow.  And ...

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Olympian Mary Lou Retton, USA Gymnastics Board, Support Steve Penny

Olympian Mary Lou Retton, USA Gymnastics Board, Support Steve Penny

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The United States Olympic Committee is being called upon to de-certify USA Gymnastics as the sport’s national governing body. The USOC does have the legal authority to designate national governing bodies, whose job it is to develop and choose Olympic team members.  There have been reports that USOC board members feel that USAG ...

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Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Mihai Brestyan the longtime coach of Aly Raisman and former coach of Alicia Sacramone (Quinn), has been named coach of Australia’s Women’s National Gymnastics Team.  Brestyan, who was born in Romania, has led the U.S. national team at the 2010 and 2015 World Championships, and was named USA Gymnastics’ Coach of the Year in 2005, 2011 and 2013.  ...

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