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Category: World Cup   /  Posted on: 23 Απριλίου 2014

Korea’s Yang Hak Seon and Colombia’s Jossimar Calvo impressed at the Korea Cup, an international tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Incheon. Jossimar Calvo (Colombia) For many, the competition served as a warm-up for the upcoming European championships in Sofia. The host nation also used it as venue warm-up for this year’s Asian Games in Incheon. The gymnastics competition takes place Sept. 20-24 at the Namdong Gymnasium. This weekend’s competition at Namdong featured a finals-only format with no qualification. Korean vault superstar Yang Hak Seon headlined the field, which also included 10 other world and Olympic medalists. Yang did not disappoint the home crowd, debuting his astonishing 3 1/2-twisting Tsukahara en route to the vault gold medal (click here to […]

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Category: World Cup   /  Posted on: 22 Απριλίου 2014

Russian Olympian Denis Ablyazin and the German women won double golds on the first day of finals at the 38th Tournament of Masters, a World Challenge Cup held Saturday in Cottbus, Germany. Ablyazin claimed the gold medal on floor exercise and still rings. On floor exercise, he tumbled a seven-pass marathon routine with a Randi; layout double-double; double-twisting front, double front; layout Thomas, piked Arabian double front; 2 1/2, front full; and a triple twist dismount. Switzerland’s Claudio Capelli took second over top qualifier Diego Hypolito (Brazil), who took a very low landing on his own triple twist dismount. On pommel horse, Olympic champion Krisztián Berki easily took the title. The former world champion outscored reigning world champion Kohei Kameyama, […]

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Category: Events   /  Posted on: 21 Απριλίου 2014

As the cast of more than 100 gymnasts from around the world prepares for the Pro Gymnastics Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa., competitor Kylee Botterman Kolarik offered IG Online insight into the unique format and ambitious goals of the event. The PGC will feature mixed teams of female and male gymnasts who will compete skill-for-skill in a «No Barriers Challenge» on Friday and «USA vs. the World» on Saturday. The event, which is taking place at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, will be televised on ESPN2 on May 20, 21 and 22. Among the international Olympians on the roster are Catalina Ponor (Romania), Anna Pavlova (Russia), Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan), Lisa Mason, Marissa King and Sam Oldham (Great Britain), […]