Gymnastics Bits & Pieces 29/7/11


Indian Gymnastics

Silver and Bronze Commonwealth Games medalist Asish Kumar and the MAG Indian team are currently training in England with Coach Vladimir Cherktov. After crisitcising Kumar for not winning more medals, the Gymnastics Federation of India is doing all it can to support the gymnasts. The MAG have been training at the  Basildon Sporting Village in Essex from July 8 and  will  continue to do so until August 30, this is with the hope of performing well at the World Championships in October.So it seems that Cherktov is still coaching the team anyway and his contract was renewed, in January he wasn’t sure where he stood.

Nastia Liukin

Does a day go by when we don’t have some Nastia Liukin news? Nastia has been named to “Team USA: Britain Bound”. Ms Liukin will tour Britain with other former American Olympians… in fall/ autumn. You know, when she is to announce whether she is coming back or not…

Beth Tweddle

Wants to finish her career in style at the London 2012 Games but reminds everyone that the World Championships are first.

VISA Championships

The start lists have been drawn up for Nationals in August. Mattie Larson is missing from the line up and Sloan is listed.

 Rebecca Bross

Sports Illustrated writes that Bross could become the USA’s third straight golden gymnast. On this Valeri Liukin says:

“The goal is to become Olympic champion,” Valeri Liukin said. “We don’t talk about the medals normally, but I’m sure that’s what her goal is. That is my goal. Working that hard is not that interesting if you don’t dream big.”


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