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Happy Tuesday, #Gymnastics fans! With #Rhythmic Worlds right around the corner, here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of our sport:
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Happy Tuesday, #Gymnastics fans! From Kazan to Japan, here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of our sport:
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! From Indianapolis to India, here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics: 

Sofia Rhythmic World Cup: The Russians were the best over the weekend in Bulgaria at the penultimate 2015 FIG World Cup. Two-time World champion Yana Kudryavtseva was in top form, sweeping the individual medals, while the Russian Group did likewise in the Group events. (FIG)
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U.S. Championships: Two-time defending American champions Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak each picked up their third consecutive national All-around title over the weekend in Indianapolis, home of USA Gymnastics. Returning Olympians Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman also made strides in their comebacks, while 2016 hopeful Laurie Hernandez, Kiwan Watts and Davis Grooms picked up titles in the Junior division. (+USA Gymnastics)
► Results - Senior Women's All-around final:
► Results - Junior Women's All-around final:
► Senior women's competition commentary: (International Gymnast Magazine) 
► Junior women's competition commentary: (USA Today)
► Results - Senior Men's All-around final:
► Results: Junior Men's All-around final (16-18):
► Results: Junior Men's All-around final (14-16):
► Men's competition commentary: (International Gymnast Magazine)
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The Simone Biles story: With a third straight runaway win in the All-around at the U.S. Championships, World champion Biles is officially the odds on favorite to win a third consecutive World title in Glasgow this fall -- and the Olympic title next summer. For all that, Biles confesses that she's still capable of surprising herself. 
► Biles becomes first woman in 23 years to win three in a row: (
► Simone Biles and Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist Alec Yoder on friendship and online banter: (Indianapolis Star) 
► Simone's winning secret: It has something to do with not Youtubing her competitors and making sure she has a life outside the gym. (USA Today) 

Three of the Fierce Five still in the mix: For Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross, this weekend's U.S. Championships were just a warmup on the #RoadtoRio . (USA Today)  

Introducing Maggie Nichols: The runner up to Biles at the U.S. Championships used the disappointment of an injury that likely kept her off the 2014 World Team as motivation for this year. And it's worked. (USA Today) 

Martha Karolyi 2.0?: The famed U.S. National Team coordinator, who built USA Gymnastics's golden training system, has said she will step down after the Rio Olympic Games. Which begs the question: Who's going to take her place? (Indianapolis Star)  
► Martha might retire, but the Karolyi Ranch will still be USA Gymnastics's training headquarters: (Houston Chronicle) 
► Q and A with new USA Gymnastics Senior VP Rhonda Faehn: (

U.S. Men's World team announced: Following the conclusion of the U.S. Championships, Sam Mikulak, Donnell Whittenburg, Alex Naddour, Paul Ruggeri, Danell Leyva and Brandon Wynn can pack their bags for Glasgow. Chris Brooks and Marvin Kimble have been named replacement athletes. (USA Gymnastics)
► Is it better to name a World team right after the U.S. Championships, or right before Worlds?: A debatable question. (USA Today) 
► U.S. champion Sam Mikulak's reaction to his victory: (USA Today) 
► Competitive but close: A look at life at the U.S. Olympic Men's Training Center in Colorado Springs. ( 

Back from the brink: After two years of fighting back from injury, two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton nearly retired. But with a little help from some famous friends, and some relaxed start values, he was back in business for the U.S. Championships. (USA Today) 

South African teams for Africa Games, World Championships: All but the women's team for the Glasgow Artistic Worlds has been named, per the South African Gymnastics Fedeation. Check out the list here: (SAGF)

Dipa Karmakar on putting Indian Gymnastics on the map: Once overlooked, gymnasts from India now get as much respect as those from traditionally strong countries, the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist says. (Bangalore Mirror) 
Beckie Downie in Glamour: The British Uneven Bars star on boosting the profile of women in sports and her favorite female sports star. (Glamour) 

Must watch - Japanese Men's Rhythmic High School Championships: Great stuff from the national competition, held August 8 in Osaka, where the team from Kagoshima Business High School brought the house down with their creative, exceptionally well synchronised routine. (Rocketnews24) 

Lisa Mason on Gymnastics and motherhood: The former +British Gymnastics champion, now in her 30s and mother to a daughter, is back and part of Britain's World Championships squad. How she does it, and how being an older gymnast has been a blessing in disguise. (Huffington Post)

Medal reveal for the Stuttgart #Rhythmic Worlds: A sneak peek at the look of the medals for next month's World Championships. (Enjoy Your Rhythm)

Wishing you all an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! From Budapest to Indianapolis, here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics:

Budapest #Rhythmic World Cup: Two-time World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) reigned supreme as the FIG World Cup series picked up again after a two-month break for the European Championships and European Games. Kudryavtseva won the All-around, Hoop and Ball, while All-around silver medallist Margarita Mamun (RUS) won the Clubs title and Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) the Ribbon.

In Group competition, perennial contender Russia was in fine form, taking All-around gold and adding a second title with the five Ribbons. Italy won with the 3 Clubs and 2 Hoops. 
► Competition report: (FIG)

Australia vs. China: Young Li Qi was the All-around winner at this past weekend's Australia vs. China International Friendly in Perth. Li, 13, defeated Aussie veterans Emma Nedov and Madelaine Leydin for the overall title. Li also won Balance Beam and Floor Exercise in event finals, while teammate Yuan Xiaoyang took Vault and Georgia Rose Brown Uneven Bars.
► Results: (Gymnastics Western Australia) 

FIG Artistic Worlds could be the biggest Gymnastics Worlds ever: A record 615 gymnasts from a record 91 countries have registered to compete in Glasgow (GBR) in October. If all of them show up, old records from Anaheim 2003 and Stuttgart 2007 will be shattered. (FIG) 

Nellie Kim speaks out: The President of the FIG Women's Technical Committee talks about the evolution of the sport and the question of artistry in Gymnastics these days. (Herald Scotland)

Five things to watch at the U.S. National Championships: +USA Gymnastics's 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships begin Thursday in Indianapolis. Results will be an important factor in who makes this year's World teams, and the competition is fierce. (Indianapolis Star)

The best bits from the British: A colorful montage of the top moments from the recent British Championships in Rhythmic, Acrobatic and Aerobic Gymnastics at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. (+British Gymnastics

Catching up with...Corina Ungreanu (ROU): One of the big Romanian stars of the 1990s, Ungreanu, the 1998 European Floor champion, describes her life in 2015 and her hopes for the Romanian team in Rio. (UEG)

Dipa Karmakar's (IND) journey: With a bronze medal on Vault at the recent Asian Championships, the young woman from Tripura State continues to make history for Indian gymnastics. (FirstPost)
► Q and A with Karmakar: (Indian Express) 

Indian-American gymnast hoping to make her mark at Acro Worlds: Meet Romina Gupta, part of an American Trio that is hoping to make a big impression at next year's World Championships in Putian (CHN). (India West) 

Luke Strong (GBR) bounds ahead: After beating prospective Olympians Keegan Soehn (CAN) and Jason Burnett (CAN) at the recent Canadian Open, Luke Strong (GBR) is feeling pretty good as he prepares for this year's World Championships in Odense (DEN). (Liverpool Echo)

European Youth Olympic Festival follows: British hopeful (and 2014 Youth Olympic Games champion) Giarnni Regini-Moran relished his experience in Georgia as much for the new friends as the medals. (News Shopper) 
► Maisie Methuen (GBR) interview: (South Wales Argus) 

Second time's a charm: For 23-year-old medical student Sasa Golob (SLO), continuing to compete after the 2012 Olympics has been a challenge, but also a pleasure. (International Gymnast Magazine)

John Orozco (USA) fights on: The 2012 Olympian is staying positive in the midst of a difficult year. (NBC Olympics)

Norah Flatley withdraws from the U.S. Championships: One of the most promising American juniors is apparently still recuperating from a foot injury that has kept her out of recent competitions. (Gymnastike)

Aly Raisman gives girls advice on achieving their goals: Sometimes, says Raisman, taking a break is a good thing. (Twist Magazine) 

Wishing everyone an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! From Tbilissi to Hiroshima, here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics: 

2015 Asian Championships: As might have been expected, Japan adn China were the dominant nations at the continental championships in Hiroshima, but the competition wasn't without some surprises. India's Dipa Karmakar stood up her Produnova Vault to give India a bronze, while Iraq's Abdollah Jamei won bronze on Still Rings. 
► Competition report: (FIG)
► Results: (Asian Gymnastics Union) 
► Aiko Sugihara profile: (The Japan News)
► Abdollah Jamei takes bronze for Iran: (PressTV)

European Youth Olympic Festival: The British Men, the Russian Women, Daria Skrypnik (RUS) and Joe Fraser (GBR) were the big winners. Skrypnik tied for the All-around with Belgium's Axelle Klinckaert and won gold in the tiebreaker.
► Results: (Tbilissi 2015)
► Joe Fraser on his EYOF win: (British Gymnastics) 
► EYOF a triumph for Georgia's Dmitrii Govorov: (

British Championships - Rhythmic, Acrobatic, Aerobic: 2016 Olympic hopeful Laura Halford won her third consecutive British title in Rhythmic, while Kayleigh Silva and Matthew Saunders scooped up the Aerobic titles. In Acro, Mixed Pair Hannah Braughn and Ryan Bartlett were among the champions crowned.
► Full results:
► Videos:
► Acrobatic recap:
► Aerobic recap: (British Gymnastics) 
► Third time's a charm for Laura Halford: (BBC) 

World hopeful Georgina Hockenhull (GBR) on how Gymnastics helped her pass her driving test: One more story that shows how Gymnastics is the base for success in life. (International Gymnast Magazine)  

Beth Tweddle on embracing failure: It's not just the golden moment in life that make champions. A poignant portrait of the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist. (Herald Scotland) 

When Mixed Pairs Acro meets surfing: A pretty cool melange of two very different disciplines. (ESPN)

2008 Olympic flashback: Watch Rhythmic Gymnastics being done by two correspondants of The TODAY Show in New York. Happy Monday! (TODAY)

Wishing all of you a terrific week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! After a busy weekend in the Gymnastics world, here's a recap of the major stories:
Secret's Out: Reigning World All-around champion Simone Biles won her second straight Secret U.S. Classic title this past weekend in Illinois. But possibly the bigger story was the return of 2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, who took second in only her second competition since the London Olympics. In the Junior division, 2000-born Laurie Hernandez took the title over Ragan Smith and Jazmyn Foberg, all of whom are looking to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.
► Competition report: (International Gymnast Magazine)
► Full results - Senior competition:
► Full results - Junior competition:
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► The Great Gabby: After gold in London, Gabby Douglas is aiming to make history again in Rio. (USA Today)
► On Simone Biles's dominance: The comparisons to other athletes roll in. (NBC OlympicTalk)
Izmir Rhythmic International Tournament: Spain's Carolina Rodriguez floated away with gold at the summer competition organised by the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships host. Rodriguez swept the individual event titles, while All-around silver and bronze medallists Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER) and Aliya Assymova (KAZ) also claimed several medals in event finals.
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Canadian Trampoline Open: Less than a year after each of them suffered season-ending injuries before the World Trampoline Championships, Karen Cockburn and Jason Burnett have regained their National titles. Cockburn is on the mend from a broken ankle suffered in training, Burnett from a torn ACL.
The Canadian Open competition, which included several international competitors, doubled as the Canadian Championships. Luke Strong (GBR) won the Open, followed by Burnett and Pan Am Games gold medallist Keegan Soehn. Cockburn topped Rana Nakano (JPN) and Bronte Dundas (CAN).
Elsewhere, Jon Schwaiger won both Men's Tumbling and Men's Double-mini, while Danielle Gruber was the women's champion in Double-mini and Jordyn Sugrim took her first Canadian Women's Tumbling title. (Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique)
U.S. Women's National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi to take a final bow?: The most powerful woman in American Gymnastics says she'll likely step away from her post after the 2016 Olympic Games. Likely. (Associated Press)
Backstage in Baku (AZE): Elisabeth Seitz on German expectations: After personal disappointment at the European Games in Baku (AZE) in July, the German star is shifting her focus to this fall's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR). (International Gymnast Magazine)
► Roman Kulesza (POL) on getting inked: (International Gymnast Magazine)
► Norma Robertsdottir (ISL) on coming closer to finals, and success: (International Gymnast Magazine)
Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) confident heading into European Youth Olympic Festival: The reigning Youth Olympic Games All-around gold medallist is one of the favorites for this week's event in Tbilissi (GEO). (EuroSport)
On the road to Rio with...Elisa Hämmerle (AUT): Behind the scenes in training with one of Austria's biggest Gymnastics stars. (Youtube)
Catching up with Lieke Wevers (NED): The 23-year-old European Games gold medallist dishes on her proudest moments in Baku and the Dutch experience at the Games. (UEG)
Ellie Black (CAN), star of the Pan American Games: On the road to becoming Canada's most decorated gymnast ever, the five-time Pan American Games gold medallist had this to say: "I'm still pushing." (Toronto Star)
Azerbaijan gets a new Men's Head Coach: Pavlo Netreba, the personal coach of Ukrainian-turned-Azeri stars Oleg Stepko and Petro Pakhnyuk, will guide and develop the Men's National team from here on out. (Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation)
In Pan Am participation, a step forward for Gymnastics in the Bahamas: Meet Kianna Dean, who is proudly representing the Bahamas in international competition, most recently at the Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN). She's also looking forward to the World Championships in Glasgow this fall. (The Bahamas Weekly)
Shawn Johnson (USA) gets engaged: The 2008 Olympic Beam champion got a surprise proposal from football player boyfriend Andrew East after throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game in Chicago. It's a Happy Monday for her today indeed! (NBC Chicago)
Wishing everyone a splendid week!
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