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Happy Monday, Gymnastics fans!
A lot was happening in the sport last week. In case you missed anything, catch up here with all the action!

#Olympic Motivational Monday - Start your week with a little stretch!

#Artistic #Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Doha, Qatar
► Armenian gymnasts shine on first day of finals in Doha
► 2015 World Challenge Cup concludes in Doha
► Results -
► Event website -

#Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal
► Aleksandra Soldatova, Italy win Rhythmic season opener in Lisbon
► Event website and results - 
► Facebook Photo gallery -

2015 Jesolo Trophy
► USA sweeps team, All-around competitions (+USA Gymnastics )
► USA dominate event finals (USA Gymnastics)
► Douglas, Raisman competitive in comeback - (NBC)

SportAccord Awards 2015
► Congratulations to Kohei Uchimura (JPN) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) who are finalists in the Sport Hero and SportsWoman of the Year categories, respectively! The winners will be announced during the Awards Gala on April 23rd in Sochi (RUS).
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National championships reviews
Great Britain
► Daniel Purvis crowned British All Around champion (Liverpool Echo)
► Seniors - (All-around) (Event finals) (+British Gymnastics )
► Juniors - (British Gymnastics)
► Facebook photo gallery - BG
Hungary - (The All Around)
Belgium - (The All Around)

2015 Cottbus World Challenge Cup - Turnier der Meister
► Slow (e)motion images -
► Interview with Epke Zonderland (NED) -
► Interview with Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) -

Trampoline pioneer Jeff T. Hessessy passed away
► The FIG family expresses their sincere condolences to Jeff's family -
► Post a tribute - (USA Gymnastics)

International Disability Gymnastics Development
►British Gymnastics Disability Group visit South Africa - (SAGF); (British Gymnastics)

Quits and comebacks
► Marco Baldauf (AUT) calls it quits and
► Lucas Fischer's (SUI) comeback diary -
► Anuncia Cynthia Valdez (MEX) retires - (Oronoticias); (Estoenlinea)
► Larisa Iordache out of Europeans - (

Gymnast gossip
► Newly crowned British Pommel Horse champion Louis Smith (GBR) speaks fonly about girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh - (Dailyrecord); (Mirror)

We wish you an excellelent week!
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Happy Tuesday, #Gymnastics fans!
Here's an update on what's happening in the wonderful world of our sport:

Cottbus World Challenge Cup - 39th Turnier der Meister
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► Results -

29th #Rhythmic Gymnastics International Tournament of Thiais
► Results:

2015 #Trampoline Gymnastics Flower Cup
► Results:

Doha World Challenge Cup
► Competition preview:
► Gymnastics grows in the Middle East: (Gulf Times)

8th International Jesolo Trophy
Live stream alert! The popular Women's #Artistic Gymnastics competition will be broadcast worldwide on the YouTube channel of the +Federazione Ginnastica d'Italia
Saturday March 28 at 16:00 CET Teams (seniors)
Sunday March 29 at 10:30 CET Apparatus Finals (juniors / seniors)
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SportAccord Awards 2015
►Votes are still open today. Vote for Kohei Uchimura (JPN) as Sport Hero and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) as Sports Woman of the Year!

FIG President Bruno Grandi receives JAPPO Award 2015

+Rio 2016 celebrates 500 days to go

Nastia Liukin impresses in “Dancing With the Stars” debut
► Universal Sports - 
+USA Gymnastics -
+Team USA -

2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships
► Switzerland names their teams: (FSG)
► France names their teams: (FFGym) 

2015 Singapore National Championships
► Results: (Full Twist) 

+British Gymnastics 
► Rise of the Machines: An excellent article on the British Men's team. (Forever Sports) 
► Dan Purvis is prepping for +Rio 2016, and beyond:

Andreas Bretschneider (GER) on the mend, aiming for Glasgow Worlds:

► Interview with Croatian Pommel Horse star Robert Seligman:

We wish you an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! As usual, there's been a lot going on in the gym world this past week. In case you've missed anything, here's the latest from around the world: 

English Championships: First-year seniors Brinn Bevan and Amy Tinkler won the Men's and Women's All-around titles at this weekend's English Championships in Loughborough. The new generation of English gymnasts is here! (British Gymnastics) 
► Competition report:
► Full results:

French Elite Championships: Teams from Clamart (Men's) and Dijon (Women's) won the Top 12 titles, while first-year senior Loan His and veteran Axel Augis won the Women's and Men's All-around titles in a competition filled with surprises. (FFGym)
► Competition report:

Canada Cup: Reigning Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan (CAN) looked in good form at this weekend's Canada Cup, easily claiming the Women's title and teaming with Samantha Sendel to win the Women's Synchro event. Kyle Soehn won the Men's Trampoline title and joined his brother Keegan for a second gold in Synchro. Other winners were Jon Schwaiger and Raphaelle Villotte in Men's and Women's Tumbling, and Denis Vachon and Danielle Gruber in Men's and Women's Double-mini, respectively. (Gymnastics Canada)
► Competition report:
► Full results:

Rhythmic Elite Canada: 2014 Commonwealth Games star Patricia Bezzoubenko completed a sweep of the All-around and event finals at the 2015 Elite Canada meet, confirming her status as the best Rhythmic gymnast in the country. Toronto's Ecaterina Cozma won the Junior women's title, also in dominant fashion. (Gymnastics Canada)
► Competition report:

Vote for Kohei and Yana: Reigning World champions Kohei Uchimura (JPN, Men's Artistic) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS, Rhythmic) are up for Sports Hero and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively, in the 2015 SportAccord Awards. Show your support for #Gymnastics and vote for them here: (SportAccord)

A surprise Gymnastics proposal: 2009 World Vault champion Kayla Williams (USA) thought her boyfriend Kevin Norwood, a professional American football player, was in town to hand out awards at the University of Alabama Gymnastics meet. Turns out Norwood had something more special in mind... (

International returns for Aliya Mustafina and Viktoria Komova (RUS): The reigning Olympic All-around silver and bronze medallists will reportedly begin their seasons at the European Games in Baku (AZE) in June. (

European Artistic Championships: The gymnasts who will compete in Montpellier (FRA) next month are slowly being named. 
► Provisional RUS teams (RSport):
► On Dutch Women's European Trials (The All Around Gymnastics News): 
► Dutch Men's team named (The Gymternet):

Bad luck for Gabby Jupp (GBR): The rising British star tore her left ACL landing a double pike off Beam at the 2013 Europeans and came back to compete with the British women at the 2014 Worlds. Now she's torn her other ACL. All the best to her in her recovery. (Full Twist)   

Memorable moments from the Baku Test Event: Featuring the Trampoline and Aerobic events. (Baku 2015 European Games)

Enjoy Your Volunteer Experience: Ever wanted to experience a World Championships close up? Go behind the scenes as a volunteer at the 2015 Rhythmic Worlds in Stuttgart (GER)! Here's how. (Enjoy Your Rhythm)
► Call for volunteers:
► Registration form:

Kristina Vaculik (CAN) reflects: Now in her last year of college at Stanford University in California, the 2012 Canadian Olympian looks back on a very successful, fulfilling career in Gymnastics. (International Gymnast Magazine)

A Brittany Rogers (CAN) return?: Meanwhile, Vaculik's Olympic teammate says she will be trying to make a run for Rio. Rogers was one of the Canadians who helped the team finish fifth in the team final in London, its highest-ever finish. (Red and Black)

Sandra Izbasa (ROU) training again: Izbasa joins teammate Catalina Ponor in a quest to make a third Romanian Olympic team. (ProSport)

What a difference a year makes: *Scottish gymnast*Amy Regan and her mother Ann faced two different health-related problems during the spring of 2014. But each was able to live out their Commonwealth Games dreams: Amy of competing at the event, and Ann of watching her daughter perform. Their story here. (Glasgow Evening Times)

A new routine: 2008 Olympian Olivia Vivian (AUS) wanted to honor her late father and his trade as a plumber, so she opened a quirky café called The Leaky Tap in Australia. (The West Australian)

Wishing everyone an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, Gymnastics fans! It's been an incredibly busy week in the Gymnastics world. Just in case you've missed anything, here's your refresher: 

AT&T American Cup: 2014 World gold medallists Simone Biles (USA) and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) were the class of the field at the 2015 edition of the popular competition, which always attracts some of the top gymnasts in the world. Biles ran away with the meet, winning by the largest margin of victory in American Cup history.
► Competition report:
► Official website:
► Full results - Men:
► Full results - Women:
► Photos:
► Videos:
► Thinking about the Olympics (or not) 18 months before Rio:
► American Cup bronze medallist Donnell Whittenburg (USA) gaining confidence:
► 2014 American Cup champion Elizabeth Price update:

Maia Acro World Cup: With two golds apiece, new-look Britain and Russia were the most successful nations at this past weekend's Maia World Cup, held in Maia (POR).
► Competition report:
► Official website:
► Full results:

European Games Test Event: One of the special features of this summer's European Games is that it is the first time ever that competition in all FIG disciplines will go on in the same arena at the same time. Given reports from the recently concluded Test Event in Baku (AZE), the European Union of Gymnastics organisers are happy with how the format works.
► Competition report - Artistic All-around finals:
► Competition report - Overview:
► Competition report - Artistic event finals:
► Competition report - Rhythmic event finals:
► Competition report - Rhythmic Groups and Acro Mixed Pairs finals:  
► A test for making Gymnastics 'more dynamic':
► Test Event double gold medallist Marina Smirnova on the excellent conditions for Azeri gymnasts:
► Azeri Rhythmic coach Marina Vasileva on the excellent conditions for Azeri gymnasts:

L'International Gymnix: A Canadian success: Sisters and 2016 Olympic hopefuls Victoria-Kayen and Rose-Kaying Woo won the All-around titles at L'International Gymnix this past weekend in Québec. 
► Official website:
► Full results:

Russian Championships: 2013 European All-around champion David Belyvaskiy and reigning European Beam champion Maria Kharenkova won the Russian titles at the annual nationals in Penza. The competition also featured comebacks from Viktoria Komova, who impressed on Bars and Beam, and Ksenia Afanasyeva, who unveiled a new Floor routine. (International Gymnast)

Andreas Bretschneider injured: The new German Horizontal Bar star, who just had his signature double-twisting Kovacs named after him in the FIG Code of Points, tore his Achilles tendon over the weekend during the warmup for the German National Cup. Bretschneider has already had surgery to repair the torn Achilles, and has set a comeback at the World Championships in Glasgow as his major goal for the season. (DTB)

Jordyn Wieber announces her retirement: The 2011 World All-around champion and 2012 Olympic team gold medallist says she had a wonderful career, but that she won't compete again. "Although I’m leaving the sport I love, the principles it taught — sacrifice, maturity, perseverance and dedication — are traits that will stay with me forever," she wrote. (The Players Tribune) 

Shoulder surgery for Krisztian Berki: The reigning World and Olympic Pommel Horse champion is undergoing corrective shoulder surgery, but should be ready for this year's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR). (Hungarian Gymnastics Federation) 

GymCastic chats with Steve Butcher: The FIG Men's Technical Committee President talks about the current rules and regs in Men's Gymnastics, his future at the FIG and things he'd like to see happen within the next few years. (GymCastic)

Want people to come to your Gymnastics meet? At the University of Utah, up to 15,000 fans pack in to see its Women's Gymnasts team compete. A New York Times reporter gets a lesson in Sports Marketing. (The New York Times)

Simone for the Sullivan! 2015 American Cup champion Simone Biles (USA) has been nominated for the Sullivan Award, which honors the top amateur athlete in the U.S. each year. Vote for her here: 

Did you know? Fun facts about this summer's 2015 World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN).

International Women's Day: Rio 2016 celebrates one of the gymnasts who put the sport on the map, so to speak. Guess who?

Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans!
Here's your weekly update on what is happening in the wonderful world of #Gymnastics :

► The FIG Executive Committee took a number of fundamental decisions including the attribution of the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the Rhythmic Gymnastics apparatus programme for 2017-2014, approval of nationality changes and proposals with regards to the programme of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the qualification procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Read the official news at !

19 new elements have been recognised by the Men's Technical Committee and retroactively named for the FIG Code of Points. Check them out here:

► Learn how South African kids study Gymnastics as sport, fitness and fun in our series "5 Continents of Gymnastics"

► Enrol as a volunteer for the World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki!

► Organisers of the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow sell ticket fan packages‬ online now #‎2015WGC

► Reigning Aerobic Gymnastics World champions Ivan Veloz (MEX) and Lubov Gazov (AUT) and Dora Hegyi of Hungary prevailed at the first Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup of the season in Cantanhede (POR).
Competition report:
Photos: Day 1: Day 2: Day 3:

► The 2015 AT&T American Cup is coming March 7! It's the last event of the 2014-2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup Series and will determine the winners of the overall series. 
Event website:

► Getting ready for Gymnix: The annual International Gymnix Tournament in Montreal will be held March 5-8 and features teams from Canada, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. 
Competition website: 
List of competitors: L'International Gymnix on Facebook:

Mustafina Plans To Start Her Season At Baku 2015

► The German Gymnastics Federation published a dizzying image trailer on the Olympic disciplines. Watch it here:

Happy birthday Rio de Janeiro! March 1st, 2015 was Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary. The "Marvelous City" is getting prepared for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.   #Rio450

We wish you an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Lots has been happening in the Gymnastics world this week. In case you've blinked recently, here's a cheat sheet to what's been going on:

Moscow Grand Prix: For the second straight year, Russia's Margarita Mamun captured the All-around over reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva as Rhythmic season got underway at the Moscow Grand Prix. In Group competition, reigning World All-around champions Bulgaria defeated the Russians on their home turf.
► Competition report:
► Results:

Winter Cup: USA Gymnastics standout Paul Ruggeri took his first Winter Cup title at the annual American "Winter Nationals" in Las Vegas over the weekend, besting former World Floor finalist Steven Legendre and 2014 World team member Donnell Whittenburg. (USA Gymnastics)
► Competition report:
► Results:
► Photos:
► Videos:
► Meet the new U.S. Men's Senior National Team:

Canada Games: After the Quebec women's victory last week, the men of Ontario won gold at the quadrennial Canada Games, where athletes represent their provinces. Former Canadian boys champion Justin Karstadt won the Men's All-around, 
Rose Woo won the Women's and a talented 12-year-old from Québec named Felix Dolci turned everyone's heads. (Gym Score Depot)
► Canada Games gymnasts in the news: 
► Shallon Olsen (British Columbia):
► Aaron Mah (British Columbia):
► Stephen Clouter (Nova Scotia): 
► Calgary gymnasts:

Scottish Championships: Daniel Purvis and Amy Regan took home the Scottish National titles this weekend in Perth. For Regan, it was her fifth Scottish title. (British Gymnastics)
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Miss Valentine International Tournament: Reigning World bronze medallist Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) led a strong Ukrainian contingent as they captured multiple medals at this popular annual in Estonia.
► Competition report:
► Results:

Sidijk Tournament: The graceful Eythora Thorsdottir won the All-around title at this tournament in Heerenveen (NED), defeating countrywomen Reina Beltman and Lisa Top. (The Gymternet) 
► Results: 

Hannah Whelan retires: The British standout competed at the Beijing and London Olympic Games and was a key player in England's victory at last summer's Commonwealth Games, where she also won the All-around bronze. (British Gymnastics)
► Full story:
► Whelan thanks her fans: 
► Whelan's retirement announcement on Twitter:

In the training gym with the Brazilians: And womne's head coach Alexander Alexandrov and National team coordinator Georgette Vidor as they prepare for this summer's Pan American Games. Plus training footage of rising star Flavia Saraiva and interviews with several men’s and women’s national team members. (SporTV)

Counting down to #ATTAC2015: The American Cup is just two weeks away! This year, the competition will be held in a football stadium. And when gymnastics is held in a football stadium, big things happen. Just ask double Olympic gold medallist Shannon Miller... (USA Gymnastics)

The Cottbus Cup is coming too: The popular FIG World Challenge Cup in Cottbus (GER) is happening March 19-22. Warm up for it with this teaser clip:
► Participants list (to be updated):

Azeris conquer world of Michael Jackson: The Azerbaijan Rhythmic Group has hit on something special with its new Michael Jackson routine (Vestnik Kavkaza):

The return of Chantysha Netteb: After tearing her ACL on vault during event finals at the 2013 World Championships, the former Junior European Vault champion returned to competition at this past weekend's Sidijk Tournament. Check out her routine here. (GymPOWER)

Celine van Gerner interview: The Netherlands's sole Olympian in Women's Gymnastics at the 2012 Olympic Games, van Gerner made a successful comeback last year after taking a well-earned break from the sport. Next up for her is this year's World Championships, which she hopes will lead her team to qualify for the Rio Games. (The Gymternet)

Reiss Beckford ready to represent Jamaica: The British Gymnastics standout is embracing what he hopes will be a big opportunity with the island nation. (South Essex Gymnastics Club) 

Stretching with Katie Holmes: Nadia Comaneci and the American movie star stretch together -- see the cute photo!

Aussie gymnasts are multi-dimensional athletes: Just ask Aerial skiier Danielle Scott and Pole Vaulter Nina Kennedy, both former gymnasts: (Gymnastics Australia)
► More on Danielle Scott:
► More on Nina Kennedy:

Wishing you all an excellent week! 
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