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US Women Head to National Team Training Camp

January 23, 2011


Several US national team members—including Sacramone, Sloan and Larson—have tweeted about heading to the National Team Training Camp in Houston. The team meets several times a year for verification—a series of mini competitions and assessments. In the year before the Olympics, many gymnasts are rededicating themselves to the sport in hopes of being a 2012 […]

Importance of Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup

January 11, 2011


The 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup and the 2011 AT&T American Cup will be held March 4-5 in Jacksonville, Florida. Qualification events for the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup begin this weekend. Last year was the inaugural competition of the Supergirl Cup, a unique event featuring US athletes from the Junior Olympic program. The Junior […]

TODAY: Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

January 9, 2011


Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular today, January 9, on NBC at 4pm EST/3pm CT. Featuring gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Jonathan Horton and figure skaters Evan Lysacek and Rachel Flatt. Also featuring World Champion (and fellow Sooner) Holly Vise. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

What’s a Double Front?

December 22, 2010


A library colleague asked me this question yesterday after I introduced her to the blog. Gymnastics fans—you know what a double front is. For those new to gymnastics, a double front is a forward flip (or salto) in the tucked or piked position with two rotations.  This skill is performed on the floor exercise, as […]