Friday, 15 March 2013


Its been a hectic week in the Gymnastics World and we have a lot of things to catch up on. So, without out further a do, get to the gymnastics.

Emerging Euros Competitors
Courtesy of Full Twist, a couple of gymnasts have been announced for this year's Individual European Championships being held in Moscow, Russia. The home team, Russia, have already confirmed their delagation after the Russian Nationals. Aliya Mustafina, Maria Paseka and Anastasia Grishina are already confirmed but the final spot is a battle between Ksenia Afansiieva, Yevgeniya Shelgunova and Anna Dementiieva. If you're worried about a missing face, Victoria Komova will not be competing after a temperamental back pain. If you were expecting to see Maria Kharenkova, she is still a junior until next year. 

Netherlands have announced their only two representatives as Noel Van Klaveren and Chantysha Netteb. If you're also excited about a particular face not being their, Eythora Thorsdottir is still a junior. 

There's still more to come


Gymnix - Complete Results
The L'International Gymnix annual competition was on last weekend and showcased the best of the best in Junior competition. In the team event, Russia took a win with just less than 2 points over Canada and the third place team was Japan. In the event finals, Omega Gymnastics' Shallon Olsen took home the gold on vault for Canada. Aleeza Yu managed a second place finish and Romanian Andreea Munteanu brings up the rear. 

Yuki Uchiyama from Japan took the bars competition with a 13.900. Behind her with 13.500 was French gymnast Louise Vanhille and tied for third was Berengere Fransolet and Anastasia Dmitrieva respectively. 

Beam was impressive. Andreea Munteanu of Romania managed a beam win with 14.266. Russian hopeful Maria Bondareva managed a silver. Rose Kaying-Woo keeps the medals coming for the home Canadian team. 

Andreea Munteanu picks up her 3rd medal on floor and it's gold. Canadian star Heaven Latimer manages a silver on her best piece and Japanese gymnast Yuki Uchiyama got a bronze


Switzerland v Austria v Czech Rep. v Slovakia
A quad meet against some of the less developed European gymnastics countries was held last weekend. The favorites, Switzerland, won the meet. Czech Republic managed a silver and the bronze went to Austria. Switzerland found two of their gymnasts at the top of the all-around podium. First year senior Ilaria Kaslin with a 52.850, a score that would've qualified her to the 2011 World Championships All-Around Final (random but funky fact there). Swiss Veteran Jessica Diacci got a silver. Jasmin Mader of Austria got the bronze


Dancing Shows Commits and Successes
British Olympic Medalist Beth Tweddle won the UK Series 'Dancing on Ice', a celebrity show where celebrities skate and perform to the judges and get voted for etc. She made the final and suprisingly won it against Eastenders star Matt Lapinskas, meanwhile 2012 Olympic Champion Alexandra Raisman has committed to be in the US series of 'Dancing With the Stars' previously won by ex-Olympian Shawn Johnson in 2009. Aly will be dancing with professional dancer Matt Ballas. Go Aly!

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