The week in gymnastics: July 25th – 31st


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The big event this week was the European Youth Olympic Festival in Trazbon, Turkey. It was at the previous EYOF in 2009 that the gymnastics world had it’s first proper introduction to Russia’s Viktoria Komova.  This years EYOF belonged to Romania’s Larissa Iordache who came away with the silver medals for Uneven Bars and Vault at the apparatus finals and gold medals for Beam and Floor at the apparatus finals. She also took the overall AA gold medal and a silver team medal.  The future Italian seniors Elisa MeneghiniErika Fasana and Francesca De Agosti look promising, I can’t wait to see more of them. See all results and reviews below:

EYOF Day 1 Results: MAG Team

EYOF Day 2 Results: WAG Team

EYOF Day 3 Results: MAG AA Final and WAG AA Finals

EYOF Day 4 Results: MAG Apparatus Finals and WAG Apparatus Finals

Another London 2012 hopeful from Britain, Reiss Beckford released a montage of the skills he is currently working on perfecting. You might remember Reiss from the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Last Wednesday marked one year to go until the kick off of the London 2012 Olympics. The new Olympic medals were unveiled at a ceremony in London’s Trafalgar Square by the Princess Royal.

Other interesting titbits:

More photographs were released of the Russian Gymnasts training
Lauren Mitchell launches her Official Facebook page
Bits on Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone, Gabrielle Douglas, Beth Tweddle

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