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Qualification concludes Wednesday evening at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal with the fifth and final subdivision of women’s qualification. The Olympic champion U.S. team, favored to dominate the competition again, takes the floor along with China and 2020 Olympic hosts Japan.

None of the members of the U.S. women’s gold medal-winning teams from the 2016 Olympics and 2015 World Championships are in Montreal. New U.S> national champion Ragan Smith is favored to take the all-around title, won by Simone Biles at the past three world championships. Smith, an alternate to last year’s U.S. Olympic team, is coached by the first American world all-around champion, Kim Zmeskal. Smith will be joined in the all-around by first-year senior Morgan Hurd, who shows beautiful gymnastics but has been inconsistent this year. Jade Carey, who joined the elite level this year, is on the team thanks to her vaulting ability, and will also compete on floor exercise. Competing in her first international event, she could win vault if she lands her Amanar and Kas-full cleanly. Ashton Locklear, a member of the 2014 world championships squad that took the team title in Nanning, is the only gymnast with world championships experience, which she should use to propel her to the uneven bars final.

 

 

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Coronado Recreation’s gymnastics program has a new youth gymnastics training opportunity.  Along with the on-going instructional gymnastics classes, the community center is hosting an Open Gym Gymnastics Session each week so that gymnasts ages 8-17 can perfect their skills.

Whether your child concentrates on the balance beam, uneven bars, tumbling or the vault, the weekly Open Gym Gymnastics Session on Tuesday from 5:00-5:40pm will give them a chance to perfect fitness and skills. The beauty of the new Gymnastics Open Gym is that it is a drop-in program so neither preregistration nor participation in other gymnastics classes is required to attend.

 

 

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a grand amphitheater to welcome the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the biggest event of the competitive season, which begins Monday, October 2. For seven days, 400 gymnasts representing 71 nations  — 155 women and 245 men — will take the stage for the first big test of the Olympic cycle that will culminate with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

FIG President Morinari Watanabe said:

The Artistic Gymnastics events were an enormous success at the Olympic Games in Rio, and we thank Montreal for providing such a magnificent setting for these first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle. This event will allow us to highlight all the beauty of the sport as well as the performances of our athletes.

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Delta Gymnastics Society coaches Chris Sheremeta, Thorstein Fischer and past member Devy Dyson are in Montreal this week for the 2017 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

This is a great achievement for these Delta residents who will be a part of one of the most anticipated and impressive gymnastics shows in the world.

Sheremeta  was invited by Gymnastics Canada to volunteer as an auxiliary judge. He is an International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Brevet Category III judge and has put in a considerable amount of time and energy to reach this level.

“Being a part of the electric atmosphere and supporting the official judges is very exciting. There are only two auxiliary judges chosen from each country and to be invited by Gymnastics Canada to be one of the two is quite an honor,” says Sheremeta.

This is the second time that Montreal has hosted the world championships in its 47-year history.

 

 

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A new crop of U.S. women’s gymnasts is ready to take on the world.

Jade Carey, Morgan Hurd, Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith will represent the U.S. at this year’s world championships, which run through Oct. 8 in Montreal, and although only Locklear has experience at this level, senior vice president of the women’s program Rhonda Faehn said the team has responded well so far to everything that’s been put in front of them.

“It’s always fun and exciting to see the looks on their faces as they experience everything, especially the athletes who haven’t been to the world championships,” Faehn said. “And not only the athletes, but some of the coaches, because a lot of the coaches haven’t experienced this, so it’s a great learning experience for them as well.”

There is no team competition at this year’s world championships, only all-around and individual apparatus events. In choosing the team, Faehn said, the strategy was to select the athletes with the best opportunity to medal based on selection camps and performances. Three athletes per country can compete in the qualification round on Wednesday, while a maximum of only two per country can advance to the all-around or event finals later in the week.

Smith will lead the U.S. hopes in the all-around and is also a contender on floor and balance beam. The 17-year-old, who was an alternate for the Olympic Games Rio 2016, was crowned the U.S. all-around champion in August and also won the floor exercise and balance beam.

 

 

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The UAA gymnastics team had been attending open practices on a voluntary basis since Aug. 1 when assistant coach Aline Cartwright returned to Anchorage. Tanya Ho joined the team on Aug. 13, and due to NCAA regulations, the team was not allowed to officially practice together until Sept. 22.

NCAA bylaw article 17 states rules regarding playing and practice seasons. It limits the days a sport is allowed to be in season with official practice times. In season, coaches are allowed to assign 20 hours of mandatory practice per week.

During out-of-season periods, coaches aren’t allowed to give their athletes any workouts, assignments or structure. In gymnastics, they can only spot their athletes and provide recommendations to prevent them from injuring themselves.

Ho used the team’s first day of official practice for a special event. She required skill tests from all of her healthy athletes. Skill testing describes a setting similar to a competition scene. All athletes were required to present their elements on each of their events. That way, Ho and Cartwright got an idea of where their athletes’ athletic abilities and overall shape after returning from summer.

 

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Seven original elements yet to be performed in major international competition in Women’s Gymnastics stand to be named after gymnasts at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

If a gymnast who has submitted a skill to be named for her completes the new element without a major deduction at the World Championships, the element will be named after that gymnast in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) women’s code of points.

According to the FIG, If Nina Derwael and Georgia-Mae Fenton, who submitted the same skill on bars, both complete it successfully, the element will be named after both athletes.

 

 

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A YOUNG girl has made an impassioned plea for Frankston Council to honour its promise to provide a new base for her gymnastics club.

Bailey Newham, 9, told a packed town hall that she was stunned council was backing away from its pledge to create a new home for Bayside Gymnastics Club at Centenary Park, Langwarrin.

“My mum and dad have taught me that when you make a promise you have to follow it through,” Bailey said.

“Council — you promised that you were going to build us this new home at Centenary Park and now my mum tells me that you are not going to do this.”

 

 

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Vietnam’s veteran gymnast, Pham Phuoc Hung, has successfully performed a new skill in the men’s still rings at the ongoing 2017 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Hung’s move, given a difficulty rating of E (A elements being the easiest and H elements being the hardest), has never been performed by any athlete before, therefore it has been added to the Men’s Gymnastics Code of Points by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), bearing the name of the Vietnamese athlete, “PHAM 2”.

This is the second time that the Hanoi-born gymnast has created a new element for the still rings event which has received FIG recognition.

Previously, at the world competition in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2015, Hung took the same honour by performing a pull with straight arms and body, through a momentary front lever, and through Cross to support scale, at a difficulty rating of D.

Prior to Pham Phuoc Hung, Nguyen Tuan Dat, born in 1991, was the first Vietnamese gymnast to have a skill named after him by the FIG.

At the 2013 World Championships, Dat and Kenzo Shirai of Japan successfully performed a quadruple full twist on the floor, which was then named as the “Shirai-Nguyen” skill.

 

 

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Ryze now hopes to open a trampoline park next to Soccerworld on Old Glamis Road

Last month, the council knocked back £2 million plans by Ryze to open a facility in an industrial unit at Claverhouse Industrial Estate, claiming it wasn’t in line with planning policies.

However, the company has already lodged new proposals with the local authority, this time to move to the Soccerworld building in Old Glamis Road.

Ryze wants to convert the four football pitches at the centre — which is next to the Dick McTaggart Gymnastics Centre — into an indoor trampoline venue, along with a new cafe facility.

 

 

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