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US Women Head to National Team Training Camp

January 23, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]