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The problem with gymnastics part 3: Larisa Iordache’s foot

Larisa Iordache is suffering a foot injury, and will not be doing the All Around. This is a blow for Romania, who will lose her vault and floor, especially her floor. It’s also a blow for gymnastics fans, because the … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: part 8

Beth Tweddle: Great Britain Beth Tweddle is 27(!) and is in the running for Uneven Bars gold.  If she earns a medal, she would be the first British gymnast to medal in the Olympic games.  She came painfully close in … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: part 7

Victoria Moors: Canada Victoria Moors is a dark horse to win a medal on floor.  She has great difficulty, including a Silivas (a double twisting double back) and great dance as well.  She’s not a favorite, and indeed, making it … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London part 6

Kohei Uchimora: Japan The 3 time reigning men’s AA champion should win the AA title in London provided his arms and legs stay attached to his body.  If his arms AND his legs fall off between now and then, he’ll … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: Part 5

Viktoria Komova: Russia Viktoria Komova is an incredibly loved gymnast.  She is loved because she embodies the beauty and the artistry of the past Soviet gymnasts.  Her floor routine for 2011 used a techno rendition of Swan Lake as the … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: Part 4

Yao Jinnan: China Yao Jinnan is the 2011 World AA Bronze Medalist.  She came in third with a fall on beam, if she had not fallen, she would have won (most likely).  She’ll be challenging for the AA, and a … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: Part 3

Larisa Iordache: Romania Larisa Iordache is a new senior this year.  She has never competed before at the senior elite level, but has caused a lot of excitement this year.  She is the reigning European Champion on Floor.  Here she … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London part 1

Aliya Mustafina: Russia She took the world by storm in 2010, winning the World All Around title.  Unfortunately, she landed badly on her vault in the 2011 European Championships, tearing her ACL.  She needed surgery and did not compete until … Continue reading

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My Super Obvious, Non Expert, Standard Boring predictions for the 2012 Olympic Gymnastics Competition

I’ve decided to do more boring predictions for the 2012 Olympics gymnastics competition 1 USA will win gold Some people may be predicting a blowout, but I’m not.  I think the competition will be closer than expected, but I still … Continue reading

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My Obvious Predictions Were Right!

The 2012 US women’s gymnastics team is Gabby Douglas Jordyn Weiber Aly Raisman Kyla Ross McKayla Moroney Oh, so happy for Gabby Douglas.  🙂  Go flying squirrel!   

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