Weekend Round Up: July 9th & 10th

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There was a lot of news from the world of gymnastics this weekend. Here’s a quick round up:

Shawn Johnson

Will compete at the Covergirls Classics this month. According to an interview with Universal Sports Shawn will compete on Vault, Bars and Beam. Very exciting news, I don’t expect to be blown away by her first performance since coming back from her ACL injury but will be delighted to see her back in the spotlight.

What excites you about competing again?

Just being back out there on that stage. I miss the adrenaline and the rush and competing a successful meet or finishing a routine and just feeling proud. I miss all of it. I miss the fans and the judges and everything. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to feel like to walk into the arena again with the lights. I can’t wait.

How nervous do you think you will be that first time back on the competition floor?

I think it’s going to be uncontrollable the first couple meets. I’m going to be shaking all over the place. I think the adrenaline will help. I haven’t had that in a lot time. I’m excited to learn how to control it again and learn how to be a competitor and progress towards London.

Korean Cup 2011

There is very little information online regarding the Korean Cup. The All Around has a summary of the competition here. Britain’s Daniel Purvis and Louis Smith scooped up  silver medals on Floor and Pommel respectively. More information can be found here but it’s quite hard to follow the translation from Google.


  1. Zhang Hongtao
  2. Louis Smith
  3. Kristzian Berki


  1. Eleftherios Kosmidis
  2. Dan Purvis
  3. Hak Seon Yang


  1. Hak Seon Yang
  2. Thomas Bouhail

High Bar

  1. Hoon Ji Kim
  2. Chen Xuezhang

Parallel Bars

  1. Wang Guanyin
  2. Roman Kulesza
  3. Shun Kuhawara


  1. Liao Junlin
  2. Luo Xuan
  3. Chen Chihyu


  1. Jo Hyun Joo
  2. Oksana Chusovitina
  3. Tomomi Iizuka


  1. Jessica Lopez
  2. Martha Pihan-Kulesza


  1. Asuka Teramoto
  2. Vasiliki Millousi
  3. Jessica Lopez


  1. Deng Linlin
  2. Asuka Teramoto
  3. Jo Hyun Joo

Videos from the competition are available here. There is also a news report available on YouTube, it’s not in English but you can see a small clip of Dan Purvis performing on floor while a Korean gymnast is being interviewed.


Gymnastics Coaching has a report of the first day of competition here. The biggest news of the Korean Cup was the unveiling of South Korea’s Hak Seon Yang’s new vault, a handspring 3/1 stretched.


The new vault was credited with a D score of 7.4. We’ll have to wait until Worlds in October to see what it will be valued as. Yang previously competed in the EF in Rotterdam, QF 4th and finishing 4th in EF, so his chances of medalling in Tokyo should be quite high.

Anna Li

has a new elite bar routine. The video is from recent training. Anna was the top scorer on bars at the most recent American Classic at the Karolyi Ranch. She is making a comeback to elite gymnastics after a successful NCAA career at UCLA. She has qualified to compete bars and beam at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago and the Visa Championships in St. Paul. Watch it on Gymnastike.

British Gymnastics WAG British Championships 2011

Hannah Whelan retained her All Around British title at the weekend in Liverpool’s Echo Arena. This was the first time that the British Women’s Championships were held on a podium. It gave all gymnasts, espoirs, juniors and seniors a chance to experience what it is like to be at a big competition event. View the full results here and the videos to many routines including Danusia Francis new floor routine and Beth Tweddle’s new bars and floor routines.

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