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

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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2 Responses

  1. Claire says:

    Dose anyone know will Larisa Iordache compete in all-around at the 2017 Universiade?

    Thanks so much!

    • Claire says:

      Larisa will compete in all-around according the start list on official website. However, the tickets were sold out.?

      Women’s Team Final and Qulification will be live on Youtube on Monday Taipei time

      Hope there is All-around and EF live, too. Looking forward to it!

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