So, What Did I Miss? (17 – 24 July 2017)

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News, links, articles, videos and pictures of the last seven days in gymnastics. Here we go:

… In Competition

The gymnastics competition at the European Youth Olympic Festival starts on Tuesday, the 25th of July. Three WAG and three MAG juniors will compete in a team competition,all around and event finals [LINK] Preview by the Gymternet [LINK]

Schedule: Tuesday 25th July – 10.00 to 18.30 Boys’ qualification and team ranking Wednesday 26th July – 10.00 to 18.30 Girls’ qualification and team ranking Thursday 27th July – 12.00 to 14.15 boys and 16.00 to 18.15 girls All-around finals Friday 28th July – 14.00 to 16.00 Event finals day 1: Boys floor, pommel horse and rings Girls vault and bars Saturday 29th July – 14.00 to 16.00 Event finals day 2: Boys vault, parallel bars and high bar Girls beam and floor

LIVE scoring

WATCH live

List of WAG competitors at the EYOF


The US Classic takes place this weekend, on the 29th of July [LINK] 1:00 p.m. CT – Junior session 6:30 p.m. CT – Senior session

The list of competitors has been released and it looks strong [LINK]

Senior roster overview [LINK] Junior competition preview, by The Balance Beam Situation [LINK]


… In News

Norah Flately announced she is going back to level 10 before starting college at UCLA. She is done with elite (and we are devastated) [LINK]

Canada names 4 competitors and 2 reserves for the 2017 Worlds [LINK]

In Cuba news, four to compete at the 2017 Worlds: Manrique Larduet, Randy Lerú, Marcia Videaux and Yesenia Ferrera [LINK]

Big changes at the top of the Romanian Federation. Adrian Stoica has decided not to run for another term as head of the FRG [LINK]

Looks like Romania is planning to send gymnasts at Szombathely( 8 to 10 Sept) and Paris( 16-17 Sept) World Cup [LINK]

Parkour fights back: Do not miss last week’s Gymcastic,  Jessica spoke with  David Thompson and Victor Bevine of the International Parkour Federation and WFPF about the FIG’s attempts to take over jurisdiction of parkour and why they went to Switzerland to fight it. Very interesting stuff.[LINK]

USA Gymnastics names two to handle safe sport matters: “Toby Stark, a long-time leader in child advocacy, will serve as USA Gymnastics’ director of safe sport. In that role, Stark will lead a department focused on athlete protection. Mark Busby, who handled child abuse and sex crime cases while with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, will provide supporting in-house legal counsel” [LINK]

Will Alla Sosnitskaya, member of the 2014 Russian Team, compete for Georgia? [LINK]

Support Shannon Archer who wants to qualify to represent Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast [LINK]

Best wishes to Emily Little who is still recovering from a neck injury sustained at the Australian Championships 2 months ago [LINK]


… In Interview

Wonder who could bring back peace and prosperity to Romania? Andreea Raducan will likely be the only candidate to run the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and feels supported and motivated [LINK]

Madison Kocian, about competing with a tear in her first season of NCAA, taking the summer to rest, has not closed the door to competing elite [LINK]

Daria Yelizarova to represent Russian in her second University Games, she continues to enjoy competing at 26 [LINK]


…In Video

Norah Flatley, some of her best elite routines:


Bulgaria’s Elizabeth Vasilieva showing some cool moves on beam, she has impressive flexibility [LINK]

Turkey’s Tutya Yilmaz training beam [LINK]


… In Pictures

@arrestedgymnastics is instagram gold


Meg Ryan with the Irish flag at the EYOF opening ceremony


Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and Leah Hickton get married:

Christina Desiderio to join for LSU early:


Team GB after Podium Training in Gyor (at the EYOF):


Romania’s Denisa Golgota in Gyor:

Vasiliki Millousi training for Worlds:


That’s all we have for now, please leave a comment if you have insights, additions, suggestions etc.

See you next week!


Article by  Bea Gheorghisor

Photo cover: Nadia Boyce

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