For anyone who loves gymnastics
Hey, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Annie. I was a competitive gymnast back in middle school, but had to quit from a back injury. :)
Hi, Im new to this so thought i'd leave a post.
I've been in acrobatic gymnastics since i was nine, now sixteen and still a top, and before that did artistic for three years
I love the sport, achieved quite a lot from it
Any other acrobatic gymnasts on here?
This russian trio are awesomehttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wqgOvgIT63U
Hello, I'm new here.
I've never done gymnastics, but my daughter is a gym addict. She is a Level 7 who just turned 10. She started gymnastics at the age of 6 in a recreational program and started competing when she was 7 years old. She won Level 5 States & Level 6 States. She had her first optional competition yesterday and it was a big day for her. She took 3rd, which is not that great for her, but it seems like a good place to build from, since the season just started. Sometimes she gets panicky about new skills, and I know nothing about that kind of thing, so I was wondering if any of you have some coping techniques. She doesn't want to quit, and is so obsessed with gymnastics that sometimes it scares me, but I suppose that's a good thing. I was just wondering if any of you have words of advise or wisdom to pass along, since the skills are getting harder and I can tell she is starting to be a little bit worried about whether or not she will get hurt. If I were her, I would have been worried a long time ago! Her back walkover back handspring series on beam is giving her a little bit of grief. I'd appreciate any input you have to offer!
Last year I accidentally threw away my VHS tapes of the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics gymnastics events and I was wondering if anyone here has them on DVD (LP mode or higher quality with clear picture, ie: no fuzzy or static picture) that I could send money to you to cover the price of blank DVDs, packaging, and shipping. Let me know if you can help out for gymnastics events from the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Email me if you can help out. Thanks!
(if you have any coverage from the 1980, 1984 or 1988 Games I'd be interested in those too)
I'm currently watching the podium workout for the American men on my computer. And here's the skinny: Paul Hamm, the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion withdrew on 28 July 08 due to his broken right hand injury occurred on the first day of the American National Championships in Houston, TX. The alternate that the U.S. Olympic committee picked out of three is Raj Bhavsar, he was an alternate for the 2004 team in Athens, and a real poor sport about it then, and a real poor sport about not being named to the team this year.
I dislike his gymnastics because he is technically very sloppy. He doesn't understand that pointed toes and straight legs count for a huge amount in the sport. Yeah, he can do some of the most difficult skills, but the deductions that can/are taken off for those infractions add up. He's the worst choice in my naive opinion. And watching him RIGHT NOW, he's a deer in the headlights. Olympian gymnasts are not screwing around, a Gold Medal is mecca in this sport. In my opinion. there's no way he's going to help the American team, let alone qualify in optionals-they should've picked David Durante.
I really hope to be proven wrong
, but the guy is a mess on the international level. My favorites right now are Justin Spring and Joey Haggerty-if allowed they could each walk away with the Gold Individual medal. Kevin Tan is also capable of winning some gold.
I know that they're all injured and fighting through the pain, but I believe the men have a team to be contended with against the Europeans.
What a fabulous competition I was privileged to see this weekend in Philadelphia, PA! Overall, we’re going to be well represented in Beijing this year. The highlight for me was standing about ten feet away from Bela Karolyi as he was interviewed about the women’s competition. He's the Romanian who coached Nadia Comaneci and then defected to the U.S. (when communism was still around) and lives in Houston, TX. Marta, his wife now coaches the U.S. women's team.
The competition began on Thursday (19 June 08) with the first night of the men’s competition. On Friday, the women competed in their first round. I attended on Saturday for the men’s final round and Sunday for the women.
A couple of interesting things about the audience, many young gymnasts (male and female) attended with their clubs from around the country, and many came from clubs where the competitors train. Overall, the folks are short and highly spirited; most of the girls/women wear shorts and practical shoes (not a lot of flashy high fashion). There were even tailgate parties, which I hadn’t seen previously. I felt right at home as there were many on crutches and/or had wraps, and slings. One little girl even asked me if my ankle scar was from a gymnastics injury, she smiled when I told her that I fell down the stairs. ;)( Now for a more in-depth look.Collapse )
Location: South Georgia
Gymnastics role: Fan and volunteer helper for high school team.
Favorite gymnast: Mary Lou Retton
Why I was introducing myself I wanted to let everyone know they have announced the field for the 2008 NCAA women’s gymnastics regionals.
I am torn between the Georgia Lady gym dawgs and the Lady Sooners (University of Oklahoma).I live in Georgia and follow the gym dawgs but I was born in Oklahoma and could sing Oklahoma’s fight song before I knew how to sing happy birthday.
Well glad to meet ya'll.
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