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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here are the latest happenings in the sport from around the world: 

International Handstand Day 2015: Handstands abounded across social media on Friday, June 26 as Gymnastics aficionados snapped themselves upside down in exotic and mundane locales. (FIG)
Amy Regan (SCO) marks #IHD2015 in Glasgow: (Glasgow Evening Times) 

World University Games: The stage is set for the biennial Games for university students from around the world in Gwangju (KOR). 
► List of women's competitors: (The Gymternet) 
Fabian Hambuechen (GER) on Universiade expectations: (International Gymnast Magazine)
Yang Hak Seon (KOR) hopes to vault to gold despite hamstring injury: (Yonhap News) 
Lynne Hutchison (GBR) feeling confident: (Bath Chronicle)

Andreea Raducan will not be reinstated as 2000 Olympic All-around champion, IOC decides: Raducan, the Romanian whose Olympic All-around gold was stripped after she tested positive for a banned substance she unknowingly took before the Sydney All-around finals. After meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach this week at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI), the IOC announced that though Bach was sympathetic to her situation, Raducan would not be reinstated as the Olympic gold medallist. Raducan's teammate Simona Amanar remains the official 2000 Olympic champion. (The Republic) 

U.S. Rhythmic, Trampoline, Acro Championships: Ten new National champions were crowned at the U.S. Nationals for Trampoline and Tumbling, Acro and Rhythmic Gymnastics this past weekend in Greensboro. USA Gymnastics has the redux.
► Rhythmic World contender Jasmine Kerber (USA) competes against herself: (  

Best of Baku: Exceptional images of the Rhythmic and Aerobic Gymnastics competitions at the recent European Games. (Baku2015) 
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Applause for Elchin Alibeyli (AZE): The Azeri National Trampoline team member made a heroic catch during the Men's Synchro competition at the European Games when he broke Polish competitor Bartolomiej Hes's fall from about six meters. With scary video. ( 

Catching up with Kerri Strug (USA): The 1996 Olympic heroine talks about her life as a mom and careerwoman, and shares her pick for gold in Rio in 2016. (Inside Gymnastics Magazine) 

The Gymnast - Summer 2015: The latest edition of British Gymnastics's excellent Magazine is available online. Check out an interview with Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Giarnni Regini-Moran, a nutrition special and a cool events calendar: (+British Gymnastics

Ariella Kaeslin (SUI) tells her story: As the first Swiss woman to win an All-around medal at the European Championships, Ariella Kaeslin became a star overnight in her home country and abroad. But her experiences dealing with her newfound fame weren't always uplifting, she writes in a new biography «Leiden im Licht,» or "Suffering under the spotlight." (Le Matin)

You've gotta see...Marian Dragulescu's (ROU) new vault: The 35-year-old is making a run at Rio, and he's upped the ante on the vault that bears his name. Have a look. (Marian Dragulescu on Youtube)

Laura Zeng profile: +USA Gymnastics's rising star in #Rhythmic Gymnastics is striving for balance even as she strives to be the best. (TeamUSA)

Wang Poh San (MAS) aims for a Stuttgart comeback: A silver medallist at last year's Commonwealth Games, Wang is back in training after a hip injury forced her to rest for several months. (Malaysia Star)

The new Spiderman is -- surprise! -- a gymnast: British actor Tom Holland, who was just cast as Spiderman for the next installment of the popular film series, should be at ease with the physical parts of the role. Turns out that Holland, a trained dancer, is also quite a good gymnast. ( 

And now for something completely different: A brilliantly animated video of an elephant bouncing on a Trampoline. Happy Monday! (Produced by Nicolas Deveaux on Youtube)

Wishing you all an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here's the latest on what's happening in the wonderful world of the sport:

1st European Games in Baku (AZE)
► Opening Ceremony - (Inside the Games)
► Preview of the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competition - (UEG)
► 15 to watch - (FIG)
► Artistic Gymnastics Day 1 competition report - (UEG)
► Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics preview - (UEG)
► Event website -
Schedules & results -
► Artistic Gymnastics videos -
SEA Games
► Singapore take historic RG group all-around gold - (Channel News Asia)
► Malaysian rhythmic gymnasts bag historic two gold medals - (The Star)
► 'Farah Ann wore the right attire and did the nation proud' - (Asia One)

7th Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior Asian Championships
► Son wins two golds at Asian Campionships - (The Korea Times)
Campeonato Sudamericano Cali 2015
► Argentina es favorito por partida doble en Sudamericano - (Gimnasia Latina)

15th World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN)
► One month to go: 10 reasons to get excited about #WG2015 - (FIG)

Five continents of Gymnastics
► Rethinking Rhythmic in Japan -

Science of Gymnastics Journal
► New edition is out -

Must-watch video of the week:
► Height and length of a gymnast's vault - (SRF)

Wishing everyone an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here's what's happening in the world of the sport this week:

2015 SEA Games: Vietnamese gymnasts Phan Thi Ha Thanh and Ding Phuong Thanh took the All-around titles in Singapore, while the Vietnamese men and Malaysian women (for the first time in 15 years) were the victors in the team competition, with individual event finals still to come. 
► Competition report: 
► Results:
► Video - Women's All-around final:
► Malaysian women's team profile: (The Malaysia Star)
► History for the Singaporean men: (AsiaOne) 

St. Petersburg Trampoline World Cup: Russia and China were the dominant nations as the Trampoline World Cup season began this past weekend in St. Petersburg.
► Competition report:
► Full results and videos:
► Steven Gluckstein (USA) profile (TeamUSA):

Australian Trampoline Championships: 2012 Olympian Blake Gaudry and New Zealand's Dylan Schmidt, a guest competitor, shared the podium at the Aussie Championships, while Claire Arthur won the women's title. (Trampoline Pundit)

Back for Baku: 2012 Olympic All-around silver medallist Viktoria Komova is set to return to the world stage at the European Games, which begin this week in Azerbaijan. She sounds confident, too. (Sports Express via Rewriting Russian Gymnastics)

Guess who's also ready for Baku: After a year of injuries, 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival champion Brinn Bevan (GBR) will be competing in his first senior multisport event in Baku. In this interview, he talks about his preparation. (

Canada announces Pan American Games participants: Rhythmic star Patricia Bezzoubenko and Artistic national champions Ellie Black and Jackson Payne head up the squad for Toronto. (CBC)
► Ellie Black looks forward: (The Gymternet)

U.S. announces Men's Pan-Am team, Women's training squad: Seasoned veterans will be hoping to win Men's gold in Toronto, while a host of relative newcomers could grace the women's competition. (USA Gymnastics)

World record attempt for simultaneous handstands: It's going down in Indianapolis (USA) on Olympic day, June 23. (Indianapolis Star)

Reiss Beckford shines for Jamaica: Proudly bearing the Jamaican national uniform, Beckford dominated a friendly invitational held in Trinidad and Tobago. (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday)

Kelly Simm (GBR) looking to test out new element on Uneven Bars in Baku: The 19-year-old standout is hoping to compete something no one has ever done before in Azerbaijan. (BBC)

Beth Tweddle on puberty and Gymnastics: There's an old stereotype that being pre-pubescent in Women's Gymnastics is the only path to success. Not true says three-time Olympian Beth Tweddle (GBR), who talks about being an early bloomer and how it affected her career (or rather, how it didn't.) (BBC)

Gymnastics joins the 2018 European Sports Championships: The UEG has voted to integrate the 2018 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships into the programme of the first-ever 2018 European Sports Championships, a multisport championships which will be held jointly in Glasgow (GBR) and Berlin (GER). Gymnastics, it appears, will be held exclusively in Glasgow. (Inside the Games)

Must-watch video of the week: A double back -- into a pair of pants. Enjoy. (Raymond Butler on Youtube)

Wishing you all a tremendous week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics:
1st European Games in Baku (AZE)
A total of 34 medal sets were awarded at the Gymnastics events across all disciplines in Baku. Read the recaps by discipline:
Artistic - (Teams); (All-around); (Apparatus Finals)
Rhythmic - (Individual All-around); (Group All-around); (Apparatus Finals)
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Aerobic -
Acrobatic - (All-around); (Event Finals)
► Results -
► Videos -
► Photos -
► How the 'Bengal Tiger' grabbed glory in Baku - (AIPS)
FIG celebrates 20 years of Aerobic Gymnastics!
► Read more -
► Watch a video -

Campeonato Sudamericano de Gimnasia Artística Cali 2015
► Jorge Giraldo (COL) and Colombia topped the men's All-around and Team competitions, while Daniele Hypolito (BRA) and Brazil prevailed in the women's events in Cali.
► Results -
8 Books Every Gymnast (& Gymnastics Junkie) Must Read
► Inside Gymnastics have compiled the ultimate list -

Japan names teams for Glasgow 2015 Worlds
► Shirai heads to gymnastics worlds after winning floor title at nationals - (Japan Times)
2015 USA Gymnastics Championships
+USA Gymnastics announce Rhythmic, Acrobatic Gymnastics fields - (USA Gymnastics)
Stroke of fate
► John Orozco tears Achilles again - (NBC)
Tomorrow is Olympic Day. The +Olympics encourage everyone to get active.
► You could win a trip for two to Rio! -
June 26 is International Handstand Day!
► Get ready for the most inverted day of the year. Where are you going to be upside down?
Wishing everyone an excellent week!

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FIG celebrates 20 years of #Aerobic #Gymnastics!
Read more about the dynamic discipline that is part of the +Baku 2015 European Games  at and watch a video of Aerobic Gymnastics' defining moments, 1995-2014!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here's the latest on what's happening in the wonderful world of the sport:

Flanders International Team Challenge: Flavia Saraiva and her Brazilian teammates made a big splash among the European countries at the inaugural Flanders International Team Challenge in Ghent (BEL) over the weekend. A deep German team composed of top seniors and juniors defeated host Belgium for the team title.
► Competition report:
► Full results:

Watch the Four Nations Cup in Torino!: The Russians beat host Italy, with Romania in third. 2014 Youth Olympic Games champion Seda Tutkhalyan took the All-around title, followed by 2014 European Junior champion Angelina Melnikova and Anastasia Dmitrieva. (Federazione Ginnastica d'Italia) 
► Competition report and results:
► Video:

Berlin Rhythmic Masters: Fresh off her sweep at the Tashkent World Cup, Margarita Mamun (RUS) completed a second near-sweep of the medals at this past weekend's Berlin Masters. Mamun won the All-around and every apparatus but Ribbon, which went to Belarus's Melitina Staniouta. Russia (3 Clubs/2 Hoops) and Belarus (5 Ribbons) won the Group titles. (Berlin Masters 2015) 
► Competition report:
► Salome Pazhava (GEO) interview:  

Canadian Artistic Championships: Jackson Payne and Ellie Black were the repeat champions in 2015, gaining their second and third consecutive Canadian national titles, respectively. Payne topped Rene Cournoyer and veteran Hugh Smith to retain his title, while Black came from behind after qualifications to beat Isabela Onyshko and day one leader Rose-Kaying Woo. Newcomer William Émard and Megan Roberts won the Junior Men's and Women's All-around titles, respectively.
► Competition report - Men:
► Competition report - Women:
► Full results - Men:
► Video interviews:

Victoria Moors (CAN) retires: The 2012 Olympian and first female gymnast to compete a double-twisting double layout on Floor Exercise at a World Championships is hanging up her grips. (Instagram)

2015 World Cup champions in Acro, Aero: The final meets of the FIG 2015 World Cup season have taken place in #Acrobatic and #Aerobic Gymanstics. Check out the World series champions in both disciplines here! (FIG)
► Meet the champs - Acro:
► Meet the champs - Aero:
► 2015 World Cup standings - Acro:
► 2015 World Cup standings - Aero:

14 things Aly Raisman (USA) wishes she had known: Half advice, half reflection on an Olympic life less ordinary. (Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Get to know U.S. Junior Elena Arenas: The daughter of University of Georgia '90s standout Kim Arnold, Elena, who becomes a senior in 2017, is already turning heads. (Inside Gymnastics Magazine)

Who Said It?: Guess who said "Trophies gather dust. Memories last forever" and more of the top Gymnastics quotes. (Inside Gymnastics Magazine)

Vinzenz Höck (AUT) on the move: The surprise 2015 Junior European champion on Still Rings has big aspirations for this month's European Games as he completes his transition to the senior ranks. (Baku2015)

Jargon Busters from British Gymnastics: If you're a little unclear on what a Pak salto, Yurchenko or Sheep jump is, this is the video series for you. British Gymanstics (+British Gymnastics

MMA's Georges St-Pierre doing hard-core Gymnastics: The Mixed Martial Arts champion from Quebec has a fantastic Gymnastics workout. Go Georges! (Joe UK)

Phan favorite: 2011 World Vault bronze medallist and 2012 Olympian Phan Thi Ha Than (VIE) is considered the favorite for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. (Yahoo) 

Rhythmic Golden Butterfly Gala: A showcase of #Rhythmic #Gymnastics beauty from the Italian Gymnastics Federation. (Federazione Ginnastica d'Italia)

American Classic results: Colbi Flory, a young prodigy coached by 1991 World champion Kim Zmeskal, took the title at the U.S. Championships qualifier held at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas this past week. (The Gymternet)

Luke Wadsworth (AUS) interview: Although the Australian men will not qualify a full team to the 2016 Olympics, Wadsworth, who finished second All-around at the recent Australian Championships, dreams of making it to Rio as an indvidual. (International Gymnast Magazine)

Announcing Ukraine's Aerobic team for Baku European Games: The six member team includes Maksim Buben, Volodimir Doroshenko, Yuri Shavaiko, Anastaiya Isayenko, Darya Gutsalyuk and Katerina Stokolos. (AzerTac) 

The return of Peng Peng Lee (CAN): The fan favorite who tore her ACL just before the London Olympics confirms she's training for Rio. (Gymnastike)

Wishing everyone a terrific week!
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