Posts tagged "gymnastics"

Watch This LSU Gymnast Score A Perfect 10 With Amazing Routine

Let it be made perfectly clear by this Louisiana State University student’s perfect 10 routine that the Olympics are not the only place to watch incredible gymnastics. Junior Lloimincia Hall nailed her highly entertaining floor routine earlier this year, video for which is now making the rounds on the internet — and it’s easy to see why. Best…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2014

Well Played: Gabby Douglas Is A Golden Girl

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas looked every bit the sparkling superstar that she is while navigating JFK Airport on her way to an appearance on “The Tonight Show” yesterday. Her metallic gold mini skirt and black motorcycle jacket are a flattering, edgy, and age-appropriate choice for her triumphant return to the U.S. Gabby definitely…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2012

21 Photos That Prove Rhythmic Gymnastics Is Not So Lame After All!

I must admit, I haven’t always entirely understood rhythmic gymnastics. Oh sure, it requires skill, but I’ve always wondered if rhythmic gymnasts were people who couldn’t hack it in regular gymnastics once the various apparatuses were introduced. Well, upon watching the rhythmic gymnasts perform at the London Olympics these last two days, I am prepared…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Mom Natalie On Raising An Olympian

Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2012

Olympics 2012: The Best Photos From The Women’s Gymnastics’ Floor & Beam Finals!

Sadly — well, for me at least, because I love it — today was the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to the men’s parallel bars final, the women competed in the finals for floor and beam; all three events will air tonight in the U.S. but if you…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2012

Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Mom On Deciding To Let Her Daughter Train Halfway Across The Country

“In 2010, it came to a head and I had to make a decision. There were only two factors to consider: I could either stand in the way of her dreams, or I could get on board with it. And I knew she needed another coach. I knew she needed a higher level of coaching.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2012

Find Out Who Won The Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Medals!

Hey! The women’s gymnastics all-around competition was today, but it’s not airing on TV until tonight and you could have only watched it live online if you have a workplace/computer setup/cable provider that allows for such things. So I’m sitting here, knowing who won what and I want to write about it because tomorrow frickin’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets One Direction Parody Song

Earlier this week, the folks at NOC composed a Ryan Lochte-themed parody of that inescapable Carly Rae Jepsen song called “Call Me Lochte.” Well, now the gold medal winning U.S. women’s gymnastics team has scored their own parody tribute, this time to One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” called “That’s What Makes You Flexible.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

If Nose Picking Were An Olympic Sport, This Guy Would Get The Gold

This guy was going for the gold while Jordyn Wieber was winning it. On a side note, we’re sorry Jordyn didn’t qualify for the individual all-around. That’s boogers. [Laugh At Your Problems]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 1, 2012

Get It, Girls! Team USA Competes In The Women’s Team Gymnastics Finals!

We are a littttttle obsessed with Team USA’s women’s gymnastics team so we kept one eye on the live-stream of the team finals competition today (which airs tonight on NBC). Click through to see Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Kyla, and Aly competing — but be warned: we reveal whether they won any medals at the end!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2012

Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents Are Amazing

On Sunday, U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman gave such an amazing performance on the uneven bars that she scored one of two spots competing for the all-around medal. But it’s her parents that stole the spotlight. Watch Ricky and Lynn Raisman contort themselves as they cheer their daughter on from the stands.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2012

Meet Your Team USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team!

These are the five female athletes picked to compete on behalf of Team USA in gymnastics at this summer’s London Olympics. Having spent the week watching these young ladies practice and compete at Olympic trials in San Jose, I am elated that they made the cut. Find out a little more about Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Gymnast Shawn Johnson Discusses Her Retirement & Her Future Plans, Plus Shares Her (Gross!) Beauty Tips And Crush On Ryan Gosling

So, yesterday was basically one of the most exciting days I’ve ever had. As you know, Julie is headed to the Olympics in London in August, but I got the chance to attend the gymnastics Olympic trials this week in San Jose on behalf of P&G Beauty. For three hours, I had the opportunity to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2012

This 86-Year-Old Gymnast Makes Me Feel Lame

Johanna Quaas is 86 years old and still doing cartwheels. The German gymnast wowed at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup with this impressive floor routine. She also competed on parallel bars. OK, I feel lame. First of all, she looks amazing in her leotard. Second of all, SHE’S FREAKING 86 YEARS OLD. I’m going to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 31, 2012

Pole Dancing School Begins Offering Classes For Elementary School Kids

And now from the “Things Which Sound Like Something On ’30 Rock’ But Are Actually Real” files: The Up Yer Pole pole dancing school in Scotland has begun offering classes for elementary schoolers ages six to 12. Up Yer Pole calls the lessons “pole fit” classes, alleging they are gymnastics classes with no sexual dancing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2010

Woman Demonstrates Fine Art Of Extreme Hula Hooping

I’m going to go out on a limb here and venture to say that Masha Terentieva is a better hula hooper than you. And me. And pretty much everyone else on the planet. Apparently, Terentieva is an aerial hoop artist and circus performer who grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, and attended the…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 9, 2010

Girl Talk: I Was A College Gymnast

For fans of NCAA basketball, March Madness is the culmination of the collegiate sport year. But for me, a former gymnast—mediocre in skill, but a gold medalist in mania—April is what I live for. See, April is women’s college gymnastics month and this year the National Championships were held in Gainesville, Florida, the home of…

By: Dvora Meyers / May 11, 2010

Extreme Gymnast FAIL. Yowch!

Watching this video will not hurt you nearly as much as it hurt Colombian gymnast Jessica Jill Ortiz. She was leading the World Gymnastics Championships yesterday, when she fell plop on her head during a tumbling pass. She’s recovering, but man, that must’ve hurt. It would have been super bad-ass if, after the head…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 20, 2009

My New Favorite Show: “Make It Or Break It”

Why is no one obsessing about the new gymnastics show “Make It Or Break It”? It’s on ABC Family and is technically for teens, but even though there’s a cheesy family moment at the end of every episode, this show is totally awesome! ABC Family has generally oscillated between amazing shows (see: “Greek”)…

By: Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

No More Playground Fun: Australian School Bans Cartwheels

If I could still do a cartwheel without hurting myself, I would. Just watching Shawn Johnson do those amazing gymnastic-tastic moves at the Olympics made me hearken back to a time when I would spend recess walking on my hands without worrying that my shirt was covering my face instead of my mosquito bites. Sigh,…

By: Simcha / August 26, 2008
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