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Not Slowing Down – Whittenburg Getting Stronger With New Skill

Not Slowing Down – Whittenburg Getting Stronger With New Skill

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Donnell Whittenburg will turn 23 years old this August, but he is not slowing down! After the devastation of only becoming an alternate for the 2016 Olympics, Whittenburg has hit this year with goals set high and ready to accomplish his plans. One goal Whittenburg has checked off his goal list is the ability ...

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Gymnast Paul Ruggeri – No Longer Sitting On The Sidelines

Gymnast Paul Ruggeri – No Longer Sitting On The Sidelines

Gymnastics News Network via FIG-Gymnastics Paul Ruggeri (USA) knows what he’s doing when it comes to the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. He’s had the Worlds experience three times now — the team USA tracksuit, the long overseas flight, the hotel, the training days, the interminable wait for competition to begin. What he has yet to do is compete a routine ...

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7 Judges Warned from 2014 Artistic Worlds

7 Judges Warned from 2014 Artistic Worlds

The FIG has done a lot to build a strong training program for its judges and to design a system to evaluate all judgments made at major competitions.  Still, a select few international judges attempt to produce scores that can be deemed bias or not up to an “elite” standard set by the FIG. Gymnastics News Network via Liam Morgan ...

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FIG Men’s Technical Committee Weighs Reducing Number Of Elements In Routines

FIG Men’s Technical Committee Weighs Reducing Number Of Elements In Routines

The reduction in the number of skills needed for the men’s program can only help reduce injury and limit the strain on the body needed for all the strength skills required to compete at such a high level. This looks like a good change – Gymnastics News Network via FIG Gymnastics The number of skills required in a Men’s Artistic ...

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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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Malaysia Reviews Gymnastics Dress Code

Malaysia Reviews Gymnastics Dress Code

To me…this topic is just a little ridiculous. The attire has been around since the late 17th century. This is not something new that should shock people or cultures. So, I’m not sure why this has become such a hot topic. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi wore a standard leotard (the type most gymnasts wear) at the SEA Games last month ...

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Aly Raisman Speaks Out–Why Gymnastics Needs More ‘Team’ Recognition

Aly Raisman Speaks Out–Why Gymnastics Needs More ‘Team’ Recognition

Gymnastics News Network via Aly Raisman – Time Aly Raisman was the captain of the 2012 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics team. She individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam. “Decreasing the number of Olympic teammates will make it harder for aspiring gymnasts” In 1996, the first time the U.S. ...

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2019 World Gymnastics Championships To Be Held In Stuttgart, Germany

2019 World Gymnastics Championships To Be Held In Stuttgart, Germany

Gymnastics News Network via ESPN Stuttgart has clinched the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the final qualifier for Tokyo 2020. At its council meeting on Saturday, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) awarded the hosting rights to the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the German city of Stuttgart. Stuttgart beat off close competition from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to host ...

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Olympic Gymnastics Team Size to Change for 2020 Olympics in Japan: Gymnastics Community Explodes with Disapproval

Olympic Gymnastics Team Size to Change for 2020 Olympics in Japan: Gymnastics Community Explodes with Disapproval

By Terri Laymon The FIG committee met recently to discuss some pretty new changes to the gymnastics Olympic team structure beginning with the games in Japan 2020. The number of gymnasts in the team competition will be reduced from five gymnasts to four, opening up 24 extra spaces for male and female gymnasts at the Olympic Games. Up to two ...

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FIG Council Official News: Olympic Team Size Reduced To 4

FIG Council Official News: Olympic Team Size Reduced To 4

Gymnastics News Network via FIG During its Maay 15, 2015 meeting in Melbourne (AUS), the FIG Council unanimously approved all changes of the Technical Regulations proposed by the FIG Executive Committee, including: The Council also approved with an overwhelming majority the principles of the new qualification system and competition calendar for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Under the approved system, ...

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