So, What Did I Miss? (25th July -1st August 2017)

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This is a recap of the main news, links, articles, videos and pictures of the last seven (or eight) days in gymnastics.

In Competition:

US Classic Results: Senior, Junior

7 things we learned at the 2017 US Classic, from the Balance Beam Situation [LINK] and re-live the competition by re-reading Spencer’s live blog [LINK]

A MASSIVE two hours Gymcastic recap of the US classic [LINK]

European Youth Olympic Festival Results: Qualifications/Team, All Around, Event Final

The 2017 Taipei Universiade draw was published [LINK]


In News:

A possible 2019 Junior Worlds, defining “close relatives” and other interesting FIG decisions [LINK]

Rebeca Andrade to compete only bars, due to foot injury, at the 2017 Brazilian Championships this week [LINK]

Ellie Downie had ankle surgery, will not be competing at the 2017 Worlds [LINK]

Georgia-Mae Fenton, Amy Tinkler looking healthy in training [LINK]

Catalina Ponor training update: she will compete beam and floor at the 2017 Worlds, with upgrades [LINK]

Lifetime has green-lighted a Simone Biles biopic with a fall release date [LINK]

It looks like the Romanian Federation elections are set for this Friday, August 4th, and that Andreea Raducan is the sole candidate [LINK]

FIG to launch Parkour World Cup Series in November [LINK]

It looks like the rumors were true, Los Angeles will host the 2028 Games so that leaves 2024 to Paris [LINK]

Dvora Meyers writes about the US Classic: “Unless you’re watching gymnastics at the Olympics or the world championships, you’re never really in the present moment; you’re always viewing with an eye towards the future. This is what happens when a sport exists on a four-year cycle.” [LINK]

And another one from Dvora “USA Gymnastics’ Larry Nassar Scandal Is About Doctors Abusing Patients, Not Just Sports” [LINK]

Larisa Iordache will carry the Romanian flag in the opening ceremony in Taipei at the Universiade [LINK]


In Interview:

Oksana Chusovitina, about the 1992 Games “So many years have passed. It’s hard to name just one thing. But I remember how I fell from bars and was really afraid that I would fail the team. That was memorable, yes. Another one was how we cried after the team final.” [LINK]

Mistakes Force Belgium’s Meyers To Refocus [LINK]

Asia D’Amato (ITA) “I did not expect the silver at the EYOF” [LINK]

Amelie Morgan (GBR), bronze medalist at the EYOF “I wasn’t expecting to medal so I am over the moon” [LINK]


In Video:

Iliankova (RUS), the 2016 junior European champ on bars, shows she still has it:

Celia Serber, floor medalist at the EYOF, I will keep an eye on this kid in the future. she is capable on much more:

US Classic Senior playlist:

US Classic Junior playlist:

EYOF video channels: HERE and HERE


In Pictures:

The Russian squad and a sneak peak into a Round Lake control competition:

Eremina and her Nabieva:


Deanne Soza – back stronger and better:

Emma and Maile – these two look ready to take over the world:

Cool picture of Amelie Morgan (GBR), at the EYOF:


Catalina and Mariana are up to something (again):

Lieke Wevers (NED) training with the French:


Keep close more interesting articles will follow soon!


Article by  Bea Gheorghisor

Photo cover: Nadia Boyce

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