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Qatar Selected As Site For 2018 World Championships

Qatar Selected As Site For 2018 World Championships

By Terri Laymon Qatar has been selected to host the 2018 World Championships.  The competition will be held in the Aspire Dome that October.  This complex is the largest indoor sport centre in the world and will be under construction to increase the size by another 40% for this large venue. The population of Qatar stands at roughly 2 million people, however, this Federation ...

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Women’s Gymnastics Team Training Camp Preparing For December Camp

Women’s Gymnastics Team Training Camp Preparing For December Camp

By Terri Laymon The U.S. Women’s National Team camp came to a close Wednesday as the girls went through a lighter workout during the five day camp held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center on the Karolyi Ranch (an official U.S. Olympic training site) in Huntsville, Texas. Martha Karolyi (the National Team Coordinator) recently lead the USA ladies to bring home eight medals from ...

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Is The Way You Spot Setting You Up For a Shoulder Injury? (Part I)

Is The Way You Spot Setting You Up For a Shoulder Injury? (Part I)

Are a former coach, this information is essential for anyone currently coaching. Coaching is hard and spotting takes it toll. It’s time to make sure you are spotting correctly so that you do not end up on the injured reserves. Gymnastics News Network via Dr. Dave Tilley – The Hybrid Perspective After last week’s post on hip flexor tightness being mostly focused ...

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Jamaican Gymnastics Team Earns A Place At Olympic Test Event In April

Jamaican Gymnastics Team Earns A Place At Olympic Test Event In April

Team Jamaica has really come out of the gate on a mission. They have proven at the World Championships that they can be a contender next summer at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Stay healthy ladies and make your mark! Gymnastics News Network via The Courier Kenilworth-born gymnast Danusia Francis has helped create history for her newly adopted country Jamaica. ...

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Vote For Simone Biles For Female Athlete of the Year

Vote For Simone Biles For Female Athlete of the Year

Gymnastics News Network via Team USA CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE HEADLINES GNN Source: Team USA #gymnastslivehere #gnn #loveoursport

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2015 World Championship Gymnastics Event Finals – More History Making Moments

2015 World Championship Gymnastics Event Finals – More History Making Moments

By Terri Laymon After an incredible week of historic gymnastics, why would the event finals be any different? On top of USA’s Simone Biles already winning the World Championships All-Around an unheard of three times, Japan’s Kohei Uchimura also showed his dominance in men’s gymnastics by winning his sixth straight all-around title.  This came after the Japanese team took their first ...

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Gymnastics Immortality Is All In The Name

Gymnastics Immortality Is All In The Name

As the competition gets harder, the skills must also get harder. Now, I’m not a fan of the scoring system FIG uses for elite gymnastics. I think that the harder the “D” score, the more chance injuries will follow. However, since so many gymnastics must increase their level of difficulty, the skills are changing…mostly harder. With that comes new skills ...

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Japanese Gymnastics Legend – Kohei Uchimura – Wins An Unprecedented 6th World Champion Title

Japanese Gymnastics Legend – Kohei Uchimura – Wins An Unprecedented 6th World Champion Title

By Terri Laymon As the event finals happen just wrapped up, let’s take a moment to recap the overwhelming gymnastics that happened with the Men’s Finals. This is the event that you could feel a shift in the gymnastics world continuum. Not only did the unstoppable Simone Biles make history by surpassing every other woman in history by winning her ...

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History Is Made As The Queen Of Gymnastics – Simone Biles – Wins Third Straight All-Around World Championship Title

History Is Made As The Queen Of Gymnastics – Simone Biles – Wins Third Straight All-Around World Championship Title

By Terri Laymon While it really came as no surprise, Simone Biles won her third straight all-around world gymnastics title beating out teammate and defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas. This massive win locks Biles in as the overwhelming favorite going into the 2016 Rio Olympics next summer. One might think that since Biles has dominated the competition recently, winning by ...

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Female Gymnasts Should Take Concussions Even More Seriously Than The Male Counterparts

Female Gymnasts Should Take Concussions Even More Seriously Than The Male Counterparts

This is a great read for all those lady gymnasts who practice and take fall after fall after fall. Anytime your head is jarred from a fall, you run the risk of a concussion. This is something colleges are taking very seriously and it would be great if the JO level of gymnastics would follow suit. Gymnastics News Network via ...

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