So, What Did I Miss?

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It’s not yet full on competition season, yet so much is happening! Here is what happened last week:

… in Competiton

2015 WOGA Classic – Seniors Xie Yufen, Celine van Garner, and Natsumi Sasada executed strong performances throughout, placing 1st,2nd and 3rd respectively in the senior division. [HERE]

The Elite qualifier was also an opportunity for many consistent performances. [HERE]

Lauren, for The Gymternet also reported has reports for both the Junior [HERE] and the Senior [HERE] competitions.

2015 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational  – In Oklahoma, three Romanian juniors from Deva (born in 2001) swept the gold medals. Deva was followed on the team podium by Canada and a Mixed team. [HERE

Jessica Lopez’s performances on beam and bars were the highlights of the senior competition. [HERE]

Canada Games are happening as we speak. So far, Quebec have taken the team title while Rose-Kaying Woo won the all around. 

[HERE] and [HERE]

Later in February: Austrian team Open field is set and it features China’s hopes and Switzerland’s main team [HERE]

2015 Gymnix – The field is set for the competition that takes place between the 6th and the 8th of March. This will mark the international debut of some highly anticipated Russian babies.


Roster: Junior CupGymnix Challenge

2015 British Championships will take place this year between the 27th and 29th of March in Liverpool. Find out more HERE

…. in News

Gabby Douglas attended the January US camp but was unable to show much of her skills due to illness. Back home now, she is determined to work hard and prove that she belongs [HERE]

And a video released later, containing interview and skills (her bars and beam look effortless):



Australia names 2015 Jesolo teams (26-29 March 2015):

Seniors: Emily Little, Kiara Munteanu, Georgia Godwin, Eliza Freeman, Rianna Mizzen, Emma Nedov

Juniors: Yasmin Collier, Talia Folino, Paige James, Emi Watterson, Emily Whitehead


România: Four gymnasts from the Deva junior training centre have been “promoted” to the Olympic centre at Izvorani – Dora Vulcan, Emanuela Pârva, Denisa Stanciu and Maria Holbură. As a consequence four new juniors are now training with the Deva juniors: Denisa Golgota, Denisa Florea, Nica Ivănuş şi Alisia Botnaru [HERE]

Back to the “big” team, Octavian Bellu says Larisa Iordache will not compete at the European Games due to a conflict of interests- she is set to take her baccalaureate in June [HERE]

Puzzle Gym have an article on the highs of 2014 for Romanian Gymnastics, senior and junior [HERE]

Skills: will the triple twisting Yurchenko be called the Skinner, the Biles or the Maroney? [HERE]

Is artistic gymnastics moving backwards or forwards in terms of artistry [HERE]

Beth Tweddle is so generous and gracious [HERE]

Steliana Nistor has opened a gymnastics school, in native Sibiu [HERE]

Youna Dufournet is training in Nottingham, home of the Downie sisters [HERE]

Russia: 2014 was not fantastic for some of the Russians and especially Anastasia Grishina would really need a win this time around [HERE

Cătălina**** Ponor and Tommy Ramos, love and gymnastics [Link]

… in Video

Highest score of the WOGA classic – Xie Yufen, bars

 More videos from WOGA Classic HERE

US January Camp – the seniors:

Simone Biles

Aly Raisman:

Ashton Locklear:

Watch all the videos from camp HERE

… in Pictures



Team Canada at Nadia Comaneci International:


Stay tuned, more interesting articles will follow on The Couch Gymnast this week!



Article by: Bea Gheorghisor

Photo Cover: Nadia Boyce

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