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Olympic Dreams Start At a Very Young Age For Sophia McClelland

Olympic Dreams Start At a Very Young Age For Sophia McClelland

Sophia McClellan will be making her second appearance at the Secret Classics this coming weekend. As she works hard, she will have to set her sights on the 2020 Olympic games as she will not be age eligible for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Gymnastics News Network via Alicia Doyle – Camarillo Acorn Middle school student to compete in the U.S. Secret ...

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Gabby & Aly – An Olympic Gymnast’s Successful Return to Competition

Gabby & Aly – An Olympic Gymnast’s Successful Return to Competition

By Vinnie Silber – GNN Contributing Author A few women have tried it like Kim Zmeskal, Shannon Miller, Shawn Johnson, and Nastia Liukin but they all fell short in their attempt. Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are trying it, and by their recent results at the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic, they have succeeded in their attempt at a comeback to competitive ...

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Gymnastics Olympic Medalist Louis Smith Wraps Up Camp Week With Young Talents

Gymnastics Olympic Medalist Louis Smith Wraps Up Camp Week With Young Talents

By Terri Laymon Great Britain’s superstar is wrapping up a fun-filled week of coaching young talents at Harrogate’s Ashville College. Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith and a “Strictly Come Dancing” champion spent time giving back to the young men that look up to Smith. Smith won in bronze on pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in the 2012 London Olympics. ...

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Applying The Teachings Of Buddhism To Gymnastics

Applying The Teachings Of Buddhism To Gymnastics

By Terri Laymon Today people are moving and hustling as fast as possible, trying to get everything accomplished all at the same time. We often do not stop to see what is happening around us and that everything happens for a reason. Children do not fail on purpose and they don’t get injured or have mental blocks just to get back at ...

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Jamaica Putting Together A Strong Team In Bid For Rio Medals

Jamaica Putting Together A Strong Team In Bid For Rio Medals

By Terri Laymon Jamaica stunned the world when they first entered a bobsled team into the 1988 Winter Olympics. The world thought this was a joke. Recruits were rounded up from  the Jamaican Defense Force as Dudley Stokes, Devon Harris, Michael White, and Chris Stokes became the first ever bobsled crew from this country. Although they placed outside medal standing, they became ...

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Bermuda Gymnasts Dominate At Island Games

Bermuda Gymnasts Dominate At Island Games

By Terri Laymon The gymnastics portion of the 2015 Island Games has taken place in the Welsh island of Ynys Môn, and Bermuda’s gymnastics team has dominated the competition, winning several team and individual medals. For the first time ever, Bermuda is competing it’s male gymnastics teams at the Island Games, as they made their debut in style, dominating the competition and capturing the ...

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Malaysian Gymnast Tracie Ang Has Added Hope As Coaches Approval Okayed!

Malaysian Gymnast Tracie Ang Has Added Hope As Coaches Approval Okayed!

By Terri Laymon Tracie Ang will compete in the Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Japan from July 30-Aug 2 with an extra added hope. This is because the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have extended the services of her coach Nataliya Sinkova for another term after the Ukrainian gymnast did an amazing job competing at last month’s Singapore SEA Games. Sinkova ...

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Great Britain Gymnast Louis Smith Chooses ‘Going For Gold’ Over Becoming A Celebrity

Great Britain Gymnast Louis Smith Chooses ‘Going For Gold’ Over Becoming A Celebrity

By Terri Laymon Being an elite athlete and celebrity are two entirely different careers. Louis Smith, gymnast from Great Britain, has had a taste of both and has chosen the life of the elite athlete. Smith has appeared in the celebrity column of newspapers as well as the sports pages in the past few years but it was the celebrity lifestyle that convinced the 26-year-old ...

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Simone Biles Turns Pro — Forfeiting Her NCAA Eligibility

Simone Biles Turns Pro — Forfeiting Her NCAA Eligibility

By Terri Laymon Simone Biles has announced today that she has accepted an offer from Octagon Olympic & Action Sports to turn professional and will no longer be eligible to compete in college. Biles tweeted her decision creating an outpouring of encouragement and support. Biles told NBC OlympicTalk, “In order for me to be the best gymnast I can possibly be, I want ...

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Britain’s Gymnast Max Whitlock Excited About World Championships

Britain’s Gymnast Max Whitlock Excited About World Championships

By Terri Laymon Britain’s rise in the gymnastics field over the last few years has been epic. Louis Smith was instrumental in bringing the excitement back to Great Britain with a medal win in 2008. It had been 100 years since GB won it’s last Olympic gymnastics medal. When GB won team bronze at London 2012, it showed the world that Great ...

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