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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: http://goo.gl/AVxegI
► Full results: http://goo.gl/hqxPB0

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: http://goo.gl/GBYfuw
► Video: https://goo.gl/SUP7SY

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: http://goo.gl/396EyS
► Salome Pazhava (GEO) interview: http://goo.gl/exhDib  

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: http://goo.gl/pD2iBh
► Competition report - Women: http://goo.gl/5h4Yf2
► Full results - Men: http://goo.gl/vpNtuw
► Video interviews: https://goo.gl/SpxBIf

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) https://goo.gl/7rOvws

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: http://goo.gl/xtnzRK
► Meet the champs - Aero: http://goo.gl/vEVdS4
► 2015 World Cup standings - Acro: http://goo.gl/Ttc8ti
► 2015 World Cup standings - Aero: http://goo.gl/1Zs3Yn

14 things Aly Raisman (USA) wishes she had known: Half advice, half reflection on an Olympic life less ordinary. (Cosmopolitan Magazine) http://goo.gl/Hoh0zQ

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) http://goo.gl/179spf

Who Said It?: Guess who said "Trophies gather dust. Memories last forever" and more of the top Gymnastics quotes. (Inside Gymnastics Magazine) http://goo.gl/nQ9vys

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) http://goo.gl/CAxpoF

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 Gymnasticshttps://goo.gl/rS2d9w

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) http://goo.gl/hDj4Oe

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) https://goo.gl/BaAdiO 

Rhythmic Golden Butterfly Gala: A showcase of #Rhythmic #Gymnastics beauty from the Italian Gymnastics Federation. (Federazione Ginnastica d'Italia) https://goo.gl/L8KeUy

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) http://goo.gl/aNV8lg

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) http://goo.gl/phNTRp

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) http://goo.gl/sO5czz 

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) http://goo.gl/gMiVHK

Wishing everyone a terrific week!
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Happy Tuesday, #Gymnastics fans! From Anadia to Australia, here's what's been happening in the wonderful world of the sport this week: 

Anadia World Cup: Cuba, attending an FIG World Cup for the first time in 12 years, was deeply impressive in a rare international outing. Most impressive of all was Manrique Larduet, a young man who could become a star on the World scene. (FIG)
► Competition report: http://goo.gl/nSVx44
► Full results: http://goo.gl/a7qYaa
► Charlotte Sullivan makes history with New Zealand's first World Cup medal: (Stuff.co.nz) http://goo.gl/ZZHwWi

Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup: In the absence of teammate and rival Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), Margarita Mamun (RUS) completed a sweep of all the individual golds on offer in Uzbekistan. (FIG)
► Competition report: http://goo.gl/HFthqZ
► Full results: http://goo.gl/uvbvjo

Australian Nationals: For the second year in a row, Georgia Godwin and Naoya Tsukahara won the Australian All-around titles. Godwin narrowly defeated the resurgent Emily Little, while Tsukahara bested 22-year-old up-and-comer Tyson Bull.
► Back for more, Lauren Mitchell wins Aussie Floor title: https://goo.gl/88XRlo
► Waverley Gymnastics Centre profile: http://goo.gl/dJilA2

Canadian Rhythmic Nationals: For the third year in a row, the title went to Patricia Bezzoubenko, who divides her time between Ontario and Moscow for training. Bezzoubenko, coached by Svetlana Joukova in Canada, also swept the individual event titles as well. (Gymnastics Canada) http://goo.gl/yw4Qk0

Finding balance: A rare interview with reigning World and Olympic champion (and recent NHK Cup winner) Kohei Uchimura (JPN). (The Yomiuri Shimbun) http://goo.gl/KOstRX

Catching up with Kieran Behan (IRL): The Irish National All-around champion, a 2012 Olympian, is back in top form and hoping for big things at this fall's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR). (Gymnastics Ireland) https://goo.gl/CPycEv

Yulia Inshina (AZE) on life, love and the European Games: The 2011 World beam finalist talks about beginning the sport and how she stays calm in competition, among other things. (Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation) http://goo.gl/HD3IGT

Beth Tweddle on the benefits of retirement: Such as realizing what she achieved as a gymnast. "Every day I was just training for the next competition. I'd pick up a medal and just think about doing better the next time," Tweddle mused. (Herald Scotland) http://goo.gl/ZAS0j6

A new episode of The Hard Way to Success: 2014 Dutch World team member Maartje Ruikes (NED) is the latest gymnast to be profiled for the popular Gymnastics documentary series. (The Hard Way to Success) https://goo.gl/QWc0MO

Ilaria Kaeslin back in action: After less-than-ideal results at the 2014 World Championships and 2015 Europeans, Ilaria Kaeslin (SUI) is feeling rejuvinated by her victory at the recent Varna World Cup in Bulgaria. (International Gymnast Magazine) http://goo.gl/nAeBK4

Spotlight on Rene Cournoyer (CAN): A profile of one of the Canadian men's biggest young hopes. (Gymnastics Canada) https://goo.gl/bnVPBV

Catching up with Chellsie Memmel (USA): The 2005 World champion on being a new mom, a possible return to Tumbling and her pick to win in Rio. (Inside Gymnastics Magazine) http://goo.gl/kNsOhh

Marina Durunda (AZE) on the upcoming European Games: Azerbaijan's top Rhythmic gymnast is hoping for a golden birthday surprise in the city where she lives and trains. (Baku2015)  http://goo.gl/MpHAel

Sae Miyakawa's secret: Japan's Youth Olympian from 2014 has a big talent for tumbling, and it's beginning to be noticed. How'd she get so good at it? Hard mats at her home club, which forced her to work harder when she was coming up in Gymnastics, she said. (The Yomiuri Shimbun) http://goo.gl/wrwF5P

Got your tickets for the Glasgow World Championships yet?: If not, good news -- more tickets have just been released. http://goo.gl/sOfGrJ

Singaporean men gear up for SEA Games: After the success of 2012 Olympian Lim Heem Wei at the international level, the Singapore men's team is hoping for success at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games. (Singapore Today Online) http://goo.gl/HGXxOM
► Profile on the Singapore Women's Gymnastics team: http://goo.gl/18XTPN

Julia Sharpe on competing in Men's Gymnastics as a mom: The 27-year-old was a college champion and took up Men's Gymnastics to learn new tricks. She's continued to compete, even now as a new mom of twins. (New York Magazine) http://goo.gl/ebEqFa

Wishing everyone an excellent week! 
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► Check out this week's #Gymnastics press clippings at http://goo.gl/woXVAx
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Happy Tuesday, #Gymnastics fans! From a historic World Cup event to 125 Years of Gymnastics in a certain Scandinavian country, here's what's been happening in the exciting world of Gymnastics this week:
 
Varna World Cups: A combined total of 14 different countries won gold at the FIG's first-ever combined Acro and Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, organized by Bulgaria's third largest city.
► Artistic competition report: http://goo.gl/ygkcBJ
► Acrobatic competition report: http://goo.gl/yiUQIs
► Full results: http://goo.gl/nvX3Pn

125 Years of Norwegian Gymnastics: FIG President Bruno Grandi was in attendance as the Norwegians feted 125 years of Gymnastics in their country, which includes the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal, a robust Gymnastics for All programme and current Olympic dreams. (FIG)
► FIG report: http://goo.gl/Lf4fSh
► Photo gallery: http://goo.gl/ZYzSFk
► Gala video: http://goo.gl/nJ3b8E
► News report: Celebration on a large scale: http://goo.gl/ZYzSFk (Fredriklstad Blad)
 
Gearing up for the Southeast Asian Games: The 28th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Singapore June 5-16. Gymnastics is a prominent sport at the Games, and the competition is expected to be intense and interesting. The Malaysian press in particular is all over it.
► Malaysian women going for gold: http://goo.gl/PmYkwy (The Star)
► Gymnast debuts at the SEA Games: http://goo.gl/dy13eO (The Star)
► Tracie Ang (MAS) profile: http://goo.gl/54oQ67 (The Malay Mail)
► SEA Games official website: https://goo.gl/iZ6COe

News from the World Gymnaestrada! The latest from Helsinki, including the release of the official dance video and Photo a Day Challenge. http://goo.gl/uVr1Ku (WG 2015)
► WG2015 Offcial Dance video: https://goo.gl/jhY3zQ
► Useful hashtags: #wg2015 #wg2015helsinki and #maketheearthmove
 
Nadia Comacneci on Lyudmila Tourischeva: The 1976 Olympic champion talks about one of her heroes growing up, the 1972 Olympic great Tourischeva. "I remember mostly her Floor Exercise," Comaneci says. "She had beautiful lines. Everything that she did was technically correct." https://goo.gl/7yDnRq (The Olympic Games)
 
One on one with Liubou Charkashyna (BLR): An in-depth interview with 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Athletes Representative. https://goo.gl/Ts88Bm (UEG)
 
How Graham Harcourt became Britain's youngest Olympic gymnast -- in 1952: An ode to the late British Olympian and owner of Harcourt Press, who was 18 when he competed at the 1952 Helsinki Games. http://goo.gl/UWgAWw (South Wales Evening Post)
 
Reiss Beckford on competing for Jamaica: The 23-year-old, an alternate to the 2012 British Olympic team, will be trying to do what no gymnast has ever done: Represent Jamaica in an Olympic Games. But in spite of his past successes, he's going to need to qualify for the World Championships first, just like anyone else. http://goo.gl/Jd1hrw (British Gymnastics)
 
CNN with Son Yeon Jae: South Korea's biggest Rhythmic star on being called a "Fairy" and training in Russia. http://goo.gl/GoUGAr (CNN)
 
Just in time for Mother's Day: Three-time Olympic Trampolinist Karen Cockburn (CAN) and daughter Emilie are featured in a mother-daughter profile of Canadian moms in sport. The photo is too cute for words. http://goo.gl/7XNFDd (Toronto Star)
 
Georges Guelzec interview: The President of the European Gymnastics Union talks change in the sport and the IOC's Olympic 2020 agenda. http://goo.gl/wEznnM (Francs Jeux)
 
It's Not About Perfect: An excerpt from U.S. Olympian Shannon Miller's new memoir, where she discusses her Gymnastics career and how it helped her beat cancer later in life. http://goo.gl/wMSHbT (NBC OlympicTalk)
 
Worth the sacrifice: Being a young high-level gymnast often means missing out on some of the things your friends get to do, but two young U.S. gymnasts affirm that it's all worth it in  the end. http://goo.gl/r3xtSS (CT Now)

Chatting with Marina Durunda (AZE): A Q and A with Ukrainian-born Durunda, one of Rhythmic Gymnastics's rising stars. http://goo.gl/746q3F (UEG)
 
Janine Berger (GER) on recovering from an ACL tear: The 2012 Olympic Vault finalist is on the mend and back in the gym, and hopes to start vaulting again very soon  http://goo.gl/gzCguk

Video promo for the Australian Gymnastics Championships: Aussie Nationals are May 18-30 in Melbourne. https://goo.gl/ZiKj7u (Gymnastics Australia)
 
Meet Aero Team Azerbaijan: For the Aerobic gymnasts of Azerbaijan, the highlight of the year is June's European Games in Baku. Here are the stories of “Timur Alekperov, Vera Bosykh, Elchin Mammadov, Vladimir Dolmatov* and Ekaterina Kotliarova. http://goo.gl/G3UjgA (Azernews)
 
The success of International Disability Gymnastics: +British Gymnastics has been working passionately to bring Gymnastics for All to all, regardless of physical handicap. Here's how they made it work in South Africa. https://goo.gl/AeyMDG (BGtv British Gymnastics)
 
Wishing you all an excellent week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Here's the latest on what's been happening in the fast-paced world of Gymnastics: 

2015 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships: Russians Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun accounted for the event titles at this weekend's Europeans in Minsk, while host Belarus  also did very well, tallying eight medals including the Junior Women's Group title with the 5 Balls.
► Competition report: http://goo.gl/tr5YuS (FIG)
► Full results: http://goo.gl/8WTfMD (UEG)
► Photos galore: http://goo.gl/wj8MdJ (Sputnik News)

São Paolo Artistic World Cup: It was a big weekend for Brazilian Gymnastics. The 2016 Olympic hosts came away with nine medals, including three gold at the first FIG Challenge Cup to be held in São Paolo in nearly a decade. 
► Competition report: http://goo.gl/cGh0ex (FIG)
► Full results: http://goo.gl/P6L8nq
► Video: Lais Souza honored by teammates: http://goo.gl/7MGb5t (Brazilian Gymnastics Federation)
► Chinese objectives in Brazil: http://goo.gl/dCQ5y5 (Xinhua News Agency)

Borovets Aerobic World Cup: 2014 World champions Ivan Veloz (MEX) and Lubov Gazov (AUT) won the individual titles as the 2015 FIG Aerobic World Cup series came to a close this past weekend in Borovets (BUL). Veloz and Dora Hegyi (HUN) won the 2015 FIG World Cup series titles, as did Mixed Pair Sara Moreno and Vicente Lli (ESP), China’s Trio and Romania’s Group. (FIG)
► Full results from the World Cup: http://goo.gl/JkoosD (Bulgarian Aerobic Union)
► Borovets competition website: http://goo.gl/JMj2gl

Marcela Torres wins Swedish National title: Torres, who moved from Argentina to Sweden several years ago to be with her boyfriend, won the Swedish Championship over Lovisa Estberg and Julia Rumbutis, both of whom are more than 10 years younger than she is. http://goo.gl/gFwtRs (Swedish Gymnastics Federation) 
► Full results: http://goo.gl/d95nDF 
► Video profile: Marcela Torres, ready to represent Sweden: http://goo.gl/PR5KfB (Swedish Gymnastics Federation) 

Robert Stanescu profile: After a decade on the Romanian National team, 2008 Olympic Still Rings finalist Stanescu is aiming to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games for his adopted country, Canada. http://goo.gl/EqK4bY (Gymnastics Canada) 

Montpellier memories: Flashback to the 2015 European Gymnastics Championships with this excellent slideshow by FIG photographer Volker Minkus. http://goo.gl/6HKxS7 (UEG)

Sam Oldham on his European Championships experience: "To come away with a high bar silver is awesome and I'm proud of myself and how I competed," the 2012 Olympic team bronze medallist (GBR) writes in his blog for Sky Sports. http://goo.gl/DP7cLK (Sky Sports)  

Acro on TV!: Art Acrobatics, the Acro Trio of reigning World bronze medallists Ineke van Schoor, Julie van Gelder and Kaat Dumarey, adapted their Dynamic exercise to qualify for finals on Belgium's Got Talent, becoming the second Acro Troupe to qualify for the May 15 final. The must-see video here: http://goo.gl/mxW9Kg (VTM)
► Two Acro troupes trying their luck on 'Belgium's Got Talent': http://goo.gl/BVZhVP (FIG)

Wishing you all a fabulous week!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans! Lots of good stuff is happening in the Gymnastics world this week. Here's the rundown: 

Japanese Championships: All hail Olympic and World champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN), who won his eighth consecutive National title this past weekend in Tokyo. Newcomers Masai Takemoto and Takashi Ono finished second and third All-around, respectively. (The Japan Times) http://goo.gl/OEXXr6

Britain-Switzerland-France-Germany U-18 match: The British men and the French women won the team titles an international friendly in Troyes (FRA) this past weekend. All-around champions were Joe Fraser (GBR) and Livia Schmid (SUI). (+British Gymnastics)  http://goo.gl/Slsgj4

U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships: 2014 World Championships competitors Steven Gluckstein and Charlotte Drury won the Men's and Women's titles, while former Kazakh gymnast Aliyev Pirmammad finished third. http://goo.gl/pplIOb
► Full results - Individual Trampoline: http://goo.gl/CyC2YI
Competition report - Synchro, Tumbling and Double-mini: (+USA Gymnastics) http://goo.gl/oCd1dB
► Full results: Synchro, Tumbling and Double-mini: http://goo.gl/8RaiKD
► U.S. gymnast reactions to being named to the 2015 Pan American Games team: http://goo.gl/qndmpD 

German Bundesliga report: It was a successful weekend of comebacks for Fabian Hambuechen and Marcel Nguyen as their respective teams won victories in Bundesliga competition. (LEON Magazine) http://goo.gl/jDqmOS

Sao Paolo World Cup website: Check it out here. The Sao Paolo World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics begins Friday in Brazil and will feature the senior international debut of 2014 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Flavia Saraiva, sure to be a crowd favorite in her native country. (Brazilian Gymnastics Federation) http://goo.gl/4fMYBa

Gearing up for the European #Rhythmic #Gymnastics Championships: This important pre-Worlds event begins this week in Minsk (BLR). Here are a few meet-the-gymnast profiles, including: (UEG) 
► Neta Rivkin (ISR): http://goo.gl/grvEvO
► Nichol Ruprecht (AUT): http://goo.gl/XDEXIc
► 1988 Olympic champion Marina Lobach (BLR): http://goo.gl/rfGOU6
► The Azeri Junior Group: http://goo.gl/OCwSqW

Gabby Douglas interview: The reigning Olympic champion, who is making a historic bid to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics, is feeling good about her comeback at March's City of Jesolo Trophy and confident heading into this summer's U.S. Championships. (Indianapolis Star) http://goo.gl/OHEF9B

A sit-down with World champion Simone Biles: The two-time World champion talks about that USA team selfie with Martha Karolyi, going professional (or not) and her evolving relationship with the Uneven Bars. (NBC Olympics) http://goo.gl/m0MqM3 

On the future of Azeri Gymnastics: The death of women's head coach Alexander Pravdin stunned and saddened the fledgling Azeri team, which is nonetheless looking toward the future, according to Farid Garibov, Secretary General of the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation. (International Gymnast) http://goo.gl/32e713

All about USA Gymnastics's new Senior Women's Vice President: Before she was an NCAA Championship-winning coach at Florida, Rhonda Faehn trained under Bela and Martha Karolyi and landed an alternate spot on the 1988 Olympic team. Now, she'll be working with Martha Karolyi and helping to write the next page of USA Gymnastics history. (Independent Florida Alligator) http://goo.gl/9oz5tn

Downie sisters speak out: European medallists Ellie and Becky on their individual highs and lows, and what they learn from each other. (The Guardian) http://goo.gl/dDnnP5
Sibling rivalry? No way!: (Nottingham Post) http://goo.gl/xijnEL

Montpellier memories: A new interview with Sanne Wevers (NED), who won bronze on Uneven Bars at the 2014 European Championships. (UEG) http://goo.gl/Au4aTx

Shannon Miller and Shelby Hilton: Miller, who survived ovarian cancer, and Hilton, an NCAA gymnast whose fall at a meet led to her own brain cancer diagnosis, were able to meet for a http://goo.gl/6AGZRG

Catching up with...: First-time Europeans competitor Pauline Tratz (GER) on her experiences in Montpellier (FRA) last week. http://goo.gl/9VrqJm

Pushing the limits in Trampoline and Tumbling: A triple layout from 2013 World Tumbling champion Kristof Willerton (GBR) and a quadruple back from World medallist Austin Nacey (USA) make us wonder where the limits are in their disciplines. 
► Video – Willerton’s triple layout (British Gymnastics) http://goo.gl/m6vSND
► Video – Nacey’s quad (Steven Gluckstein online): http://goo.gl/ZQbUbg

One of the coolest Japanese gymnast games yet: See if you can make your gymnast stick his Horizontal Bar-dismount with this cool new set from (Japan Trend Shop) http://goo.gl/2Xyxy7

Have an excellent week, everybody!
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Happy Monday, #Gymnastics fans!  Here's the latest on what's been happening in the world of the sport: 

Geneva Acro World Cup: China captured three gold medals in Acro competition at the first-ever Geneva World Cup this weekend in Switzerland, an excellent result for the host country of the 2016 Olympic Games. (AGGA-GymAcro.ch)
Full results: http://goo.gl/q4ZRpc
► Ryan Ward (USA) profile: (Out Sports)  http://goo.gl/orZ1Tm

NHK Cup: Olympic and World champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN) and newcomer Aiko Sugihara won the men's and women's titles at the NHK Cup in Tokyo this past weekend, each solidifying a place on Japan's World Championships team this fall. Sugihara will be joined by Natsumi Sasada, 2012 Olympian Asuka Teramoto, Sakura Yumoto and Yuki Uchiyama. Men's standouts Ryohei Kato and Yusuke Tanaka, the 2013 World silver and 2014 World bronze medallists in the All-around, are also confirmed for Worlds. (Japan Times) http://goo.gl/yGW9Ml
► Uchimura honored by Japanese Olympic Committee: The World champion was named Most Valuable Athlete for 2014. http://goo.gl/5s9FcA

Holon Rhythmic Grand Prix: World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) posted three scores above 19 to win four of the five gold medals available at the popular annual Grand Prix competition in Holon (ISR). Kudryavtseva won everything except Ribbon, which was won by Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR).  
► Full results: http://goo.gl/rVfq8T
► Spotlight on Israeli Rhythmic gymnasts: (Jerusalem Post) http://goo.gl/AzdMDC

Australian Nationals: The biggest competition in Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics gets underway this week, and superstar Lauren Mitchell, the 2010 World Champion on Floor Exercise, will be part of it as she aims for her third Olympic Games. (Sydney Morning Herald) http://goo.gl/GuzX8R
► Aussie Nationals preview: With the latest on Mitchell, Mary Anne Monckton, Emma Nedov and more. (ABC.net) http://goo.gl/hq4uWG
► In Australia, Beth Tweddle (GBR) inspires, raises expectations for the country's gymnasts: http://goo.gl/9GiBcE

Fire at the French Gymnastics Federation: The Paris building that houses the French Gymnastics Federation caught fire Monday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, but one floor of the building was completely burned. (FFGym on Facebook) https://goo.gl/gw46cv

Regarding Lais Souza: A life in motion, stopped cold: An excellent long-form piece, part investigation, part portrait, on the rise and fall of Brazil's Lais Souza, the two-time Olympian who was paralyzed in a skiing accident last January as she prepared to become the first Brazilian to compete in Aerial skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. (New York Times) http://goo.gl/DozDnq
► Video: Lais Souza's life, then and now (New York Times) http://goo.gl/MPXOkm

Anticipating the Universiade: The* 2015 World University Games* will be held in Gwangju (KOR) this July, and host South Korea is out to impress the world. (Yonhap News) http://goo.gl/ZytIal

Rene Cournoyer (CAN) on his chances: The young Canadian standout is optimistic about his chances for success at the upcoming Canadian Championships and, as a bigger goal, hopes to help the Canadian men qualify a full team to the Rio Olympics. (International Gymnast Magazine) http://goo.gl/hxpFFi

Rhys McClenaghan profile: Q and A with Ireland's young Pommel Horse whiz, who decided at age seven that Gymnastics was the sport for him. (Irish Examiner) http://goo.gl/PcBawz

Nepalese gym damaged in earthquake: Some of Nepal's top Olympic hopefuls are despairing after the earthquake that struck Kathmandu late last month badly damaged their gym. (Channel News Asia) http://goo.gl/NGUzDU

Looking back on Rhythmic Europeans: A comprehensive report on the state of #Rhythmic Gymnastics after the Misnk Euros, looking forward to September's World Championships in Stuttgart (GER). (Vestnik Kavkaza) http://goo.gl/5aTuN4

Southeast Asian Games: Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and Tracie Ang lead a Malaysian squad that hopes to capture two gold medals in Singapore. (The Malay Mail) http://goo.gl/pjYYSZ
► After World Cup gold in Brazil, Phan Thi Ha Thanh (VIE) is a favorite for several golds in Singapore: (VietnamNet) http://goo.gl/mrjaKI

International Gymnastics Hall of Fame welcomes five new members: The FIG's own longtime media director Philippe Silacci, Olympic gold medallists Valeri Belenki (GER) and Yelena Zamolodchikova (RUS), former gymnast and coach Abie Grossfeld (USA) and 89-year-old Johanna Quaas (GER) joined the ranks of the legends in the IGHOF at a ceremony this weekend in Oklahoma City (USA). Bravo to all! (International Gymnast Magazine) http://goo.gl/NAdMIb

A list of Russian Olympic gymnastics contenders for 2016: The most viable candidates for the Rio Olympic teams, according to the Russian media. (All Sport) http://goo.gl/mbkGJo

Peter Daggett on the rise: The son of 1984 Olympic gold medallist (and NBC Gymnastics commentator) Tim Daggett finished second at this past week's Junior Olympic National Championships in Daytona, Florida. (Mass Live) http://goo.gl/wpb0TO

Vera Caslavska fighting cancer: The grande dame of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, who captivated with her Mexican Hat Dance floor routine as well as her political statements, will be operated on for pancreatic cancer. Best wishes to her for a safe and quick recovery. (Ceskenoviny.cz) http://goo.gl/2Yihyv

Q and A with Shannon Miller: America's most decorated Olympic gymnast talks about her early life as a gymnast, turning pro at 13 and how she was shy everywhere except when she was performing. (Examiner.com) http://goo.gl/zkvJyo

Get buff like John Orozo: The 2012 U.S. Olympian and 2016 Olympic hopeful details how he works out and opens up on his Olympic experience. (Men's Journal) http://goo.gl/XjHkXP

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