|Jade Barbosa- Back again!|
The Brazilian Championships are coming our way. Apparently Jade Barbosa has some marvellous upgrades, including the fact that she is training a Cheng and a DTY. She also has a new floor routine with a Dos Santos and does a Ray on bars. Bruna Leal won't be competing for injury, but apparently Danielle Hypolito is looking awesome, has some great tumbling and will be there. Dos Santos is, of course, out (Thanks JPSimoes at IG Forum).
Once again, some junior gymnasts at Romania have been invited to train with the seniors for some time at Izvorani. This is temporary, but will become permanent if they adjust well (Thanks Jerry Lynch at IG Forum!).
Ana Maria Baicu
|Remember the last time some babies came to Deva?|
An article in Prosport addressed Sandra Izbasa, and the comp in Great Britain, saying that she has recovered her difficulty, and has sufficient repetitions, but they will test for certain just a few days before the competition. It seems most of the girls are ready to compete, because Prosport lists the girls who will be selected from to make the team;
Sandra Izbasa Ana Porgras
Diana Chelaru Gabriele Dragoi
Ceresela Patrascu Diana Trenca
Dana Andrei Raluca Haidu
|Chelsea with Chris and Kim|
Gymnastike's latest Workout Wednesday video features a workout with Texas Dreams gymnasts. Watch Kim Zmeskal in coaching action. I am glad they showed this. There might be a bit more appreciation of TD's place in gymnastics.
I remember when Gymnastike first featured Texas Dreams, I was so impressed by the attitudes and philosophies of Zmeskal and Burdette. And I thought Chelsea Davis fabulously mature and insightful, and the relationship to her coaches warm, yet serious.
There seems to have been a little downturn in opinion towards TD- but methinks it is simply due to the fact that they are not WOGA. But hell, people, it's Texas! Home of US Gymnastics! The Gymmigrant State! That's like saying Kolesnikova was crap because she wasn't Omeliantchik or Shushunova in 1985. The logic doesn't work.
Anyway, go watch the video- it's fabulously entertaining, as I find all workouts to be. It's weird, isn't it. it should be dull, but it's not at all....?
It includes Visa Qualifiers Chelsea Davis, Kennedy Baker, Dare Maxwell, Kiana Winston and more....
And yeah, hugs all round at the end. Come on, that's pretty nice....
In other semi-boring news, St Louis is hosting the 2012 Visa Championships. Lucky for people in St Louis I guess!
In British news, Danusia Francis says she is adamant she will make the Commonwealth Games Team this year, despite withdrawing from Euros at the last minute.
I am back training again, so fingers crossed I will stay injury-free. I don't usually tend to set myself targets before an event, it is just nice to be able to compete and represent my countryFrancis had a pelvic fracture, but it is all feeling good for her now. We wish her luck. read the whole article HERE
I would usually send this kind of news to Mez at The Australian Gymnastics Blog, but she is away at the moment hopefully having some fun. So;
|Photo: Ararat Advertiser|
It seems there has been a spark of brilliance in the younger levels of competitive gymnastics in country Victoria. Team Ararat has had some great results lately, beating out gymnasts while competing at MLC and Waverley, two of our top gyms- both of whom have trained Olympians and International Elites.(it turns out, they are competing at a level that MLC and Waverley don't work at- so that's why they are probably winning there) Still, they are doing great for a regional gymnastics team! I hope these little ones age well. Read about them HERE
Okay, I am done...... for now.