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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 […]

London 2012 Gymnastics Coin

December 27, 2010


A great holiday gift arrived in the mail a few days ago—a London 2012 Gymnastics commemorative coin. Earlier this month, I entered a contest from Full Twist for a chance to win the coin. To be eligible, I had to answer the question: What is your favorite or memorable gymnastics moment from any Olympics? My […]

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 […]