The week in Gymnastics September 5th – 11th


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Worlds Nominative Lists Released

The most exciting thing to happen last week was when the FIG released the nominative lists of teams for the World Championships. It is not known when these lists were submitted but there were a fair few surprises, and a lot of debates arose on the gymnastics forums, especially surrounding the selections for the Chinese and USA Teams. Full Twist must stress that these are only the nominative lists so some countries like the USA and Britain may change their original choices. Full Twist shared our thoughts on those lists. Share yours too by leaving a comment.

Huang Qiushuang in or out?

IG announced that the Chinese had confirmed their teams for Worlds. However some confusement arose when a fan on the IG forum stated that IG misinterpreted a post on the Chinese Gymnastics Federations website. So at the moment, no one is sure as to whether the team stated in the Nominative List is actually the confirmed Worlds Team. Huang Qiushuang is named as a reserve and both Deng Linlin and Yang Yilin were left out, which has upset many fans.

Commonwealth Youth Games 2011

The Commonwealth Youth Games kicked off in the Isle of Man last week. England took the gymnastics events by storm, winning gold in the team events for MAG and WAG and qualifying 1-2 in the AA events. They continued on strong with Abi Caig winning bronze in the AA and Dominick Cunningham and Jay Thompson winning the gold and silver (respectively) in the MAG AA. That wasn’t it for England, they wrapped up the three day event by winning 2 golds, 4 silvers and 1 bronze in the MAG Apparatus Finals. They also won 3 golds and 3 bronze in the WAG Apparatus Finals. View the results below:

Other interesting tidbits:

Paul Hamm was arrested

Louis Smith is in demand

Nanning, China was named as the host for the 2014 World Championships

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