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Vera Caslavska Gymnastics Tribute
This is an homage to Vera Caslavska, the two-time Olympic gold winner from the Czech republic who remains a much-loved figure in artistic gymnastics. Vera died on August 30th, 2016. Not many people know that she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in International competition in 1967, at the European championships, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci did it at the Montreal Olympics. You can see highlights of the floor exercise that was awarded a 10 on this video: https://youtu.be/wFWklIih20Y From 1959 to 1968, Caslavska won 22 international titles in competitions. She has 7 Olympic gold medals, 4 artistic gymnastics world championships and 11 European championships. With Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, she is one of the only 2 female gymnasts who have won the all-around gold medal at consecutive Olympic Games. Her most important gymnastics results are: 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (her first international competition): 1 silver - team final 1959 European Championships: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - balance beam 1960 Olympics - Rome: 1 silver - team final 1961 Europeans: 1 bronze - all around 1962 Worlds: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - all around 1964 Olympics - Tokyo: 3 golds - all around, vault, balance beam; 1 silver - team final 1965 Europeans: 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1966 Worlds: 3 golds - team final, all around, vault 1967 Europeans (she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci): 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1968 Olympics - Mexico: 4 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, floor; 2 silvers - team final, balance beam 2 months before the 1968 Olympic Games, due to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Vera lost her training facilities and was forced to train in precarious conditions in the forest. In spite of this setback, she manage to dominate at the 1968 Olympics. Her Mexican floor music and her marriage in Mexico City during the games made her hugely popular in Mexico. Caslavska had openly opposed the Soviet invasion of her country. When she won gold with Soviet gymnast Larisa Petrik, she quietly protested on the podium, while they played the Soviet anthem by turning her head down. Due to her public opposition to the Soviet invasion, she was forced to retire in 1968 and she was considered persona non grata in her own country until the fall of communism in 1989 when she was again given the honors she deserved. Video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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Vera Caslavska Gymnastics Tribute
This is an homage to Vera Caslavska, the two-time Olympic gold winner from the Czech republic who remains a much-loved figure in artistic gymnastics. Vera died on August 30th, 2016. Not many people know that she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in International competition in 1967, at the European championships, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci did it at the Montreal Olympics. You can see highlights of the floor exercise that was awarded a 10 on this video: https://youtu.be/wFWklIih20Y From 1959 to 1968, Caslavska won 22 international titles in competitions. She has 7 Olympic gold medals, 4 artistic gymnastics world championships and 11 European championships. With Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, she is one of the only 2 female gymnasts who have won the all-around gold medal at consecutive Olympic Games. Her most important gymnastics results are: 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (her first international competition): 1 silver - team final 1959 European Championships: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - balance beam 1960 Olympics - Rome: 1 silver - team final 1961 Europeans: 1 bronze - all around 1962 Worlds: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - all around 1964 Olympics - Tokyo: 3 golds - all around, vault, balance beam; 1 silver - team final 1965 Europeans: 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1966 Worlds: 3 golds - team final, all around, vault 1967 Europeans (she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci): 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1968 Olympics - Mexico: 4 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, floor; 2 silvers - team final, balance beam 2 months before the 1968 Olympic Games, due to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Vera lost her training facilities and was forced to train in precarious conditions in the forest. In spite of this setback, she manage to dominate at the 1968 Olympics. Her Mexican floor music and her marriage in Mexico City during the games made her hugely popular in Mexico. Caslavska had openly opposed the Soviet invasion of her country. When she won gold with Soviet gymnast Larisa Petrik, she quietly protested on the podium, while they played the Soviet anthem by turning her head down. Due to her public opposition to the Soviet invasion, she was forced to retire in 1968 and she was considered persona non grata in her own country until the fall of communism in 1989 when she was again given the honors she deserved. Video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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Vera Caslavska Gymnastics Tribute
This is an homage to Vera Caslavska, the two-time Olympic gold winner from the Czech republic who remains a much-loved figure in artistic gymnastics. Vera died on August 30th, 2016. Not many people know that she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in International competition in 1967, at the European championships, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci did it at the Montreal Olympics. You can see highlights of the floor exercise that was awarded a 10 on this video: https://youtu.be/wFWklIih20Y From 1959 to 1968, Caslavska won 22 international titles in competitions. She has 7 Olympic gold medals, 4 artistic gymnastics world championships and 11 European championships. With Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, she is one of the only 2 female gymnasts who have won the all-around gold medal at consecutive Olympic Games. Her most important gymnastics results are: 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (her first international competition): 1 silver - team final 1959 European Championships: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - balance beam 1960 Olympics - Rome: 1 silver - team final 1961 Europeans: 1 bronze - all around 1962 Worlds: 1 gold - vault; 1 silver - all around 1964 Olympics - Tokyo: 3 golds - all around, vault, balance beam; 1 silver - team final 1965 Europeans: 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1966 Worlds: 3 golds - team final, all around, vault 1967 Europeans (she was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10, 9 years before Nadia Comaneci): 5 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor 1968 Olympics - Mexico: 4 golds - all around, vault, uneven bars, floor; 2 silvers - team final, balance beam 2 months before the 1968 Olympic Games, due to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Vera lost her training facilities and was forced to train in precarious conditions in the forest. In spite of this setback, she manage to dominate at the 1968 Olympics. Her Mexican floor music and her marriage in Mexico City during the games made her hugely popular in Mexico. Caslavska had openly opposed the Soviet invasion of her country. When she won gold with Soviet gymnast Larisa Petrik, she quietly protested on the podium, while they played the Soviet anthem by turning her head down. Due to her public opposition to the Soviet invasion, she was forced to retire in 1968 and she was considered persona non grata in her own country until the fall of communism in 1989 when she was again given the honors she deserved. Video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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Simone Biles Makes History Again
The 2019 US gymnastics championships saw Simone Biles make history again. Not only she became US national champion for the 6th time, but she introduced 2 new skills that no other woman had ever even tried on competition before. On night 1, she introduced a double twisting double back tucked dismount on beam which she landed successfully. She also did a triple twisting double back tucked somersault on floor, but she had so much power that she bounced back after she landed and she had to put her hands on the floor to avoid a fall; however, on night 2, she managed to do the same floor skill with a great landing. You can see those skills towards the end of the video. Simone already has 2 skills named after her: a double layout back somersault with 1/2 twist on the second flip on floor and a vault that consists of round‐off + flic‐flac with 1/2 turn on the vaulting table + layout salto with 2 twists, a vault that it is as difficult as its description suggests. For the rest of the field competing at the 2019 US gymnastics championships, it was a matter of who could be second in the competition, since there was a lock for the top stop with Biles being so dominant. Suni Lee, coming back from injuries, had a strong competition and finished 2nd, followed by Grace McCallum. 2017 world champion Morgan Hurd made some uncharacteristic mistakes on floor on night 1 and she finished 4th, followed by a very promising Leanne Wong, the 6th place went to Jordan Chiles. Thumbnail and video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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Simone Biles Makes History Again
The 2019 US gymnastics championships saw Simone Biles make history again. Not only she became US national champion for the 6th time, but she introduced 2 new skills that no other woman had ever even tried on competition before. On night 1, she introduced a double twisting double back tucked dismount on beam which she landed successfully. She also did a triple twisting double back tucked somersault on floor, but she had so much power that she bounced back after she landed and she had to put her hands on the floor to avoid a fall; however, on night 2, she managed to do the same floor skill with a great landing. You can see those skills towards the end of the video. Simone already has 2 skills named after her: a double layout back somersault with 1/2 twist on the second flip on floor and a vault that consists of round‐off + flic‐flac with 1/2 turn on the vaulting table + layout salto with 2 twists, a vault that it is as difficult as its description suggests. For the rest of the field competing at the 2019 US gymnastics championships, it was a matter of who could be second in the competition, since there was a lock for the top stop with Biles being so dominant. Suni Lee, coming back from injuries, had a strong competition and finished 2nd, followed by Grace McCallum. 2017 world champion Morgan Hurd made some uncharacteristic mistakes on floor on night 1 and she finished 4th, followed by a very promising Leanne Wong, the 6th place went to Jordan Chiles. Thumbnail and video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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Simone Biles Makes History Again
The 2019 US gymnastics championships saw Simone Biles make history again. Not only she became US national champion for the 6th time, but she introduced 2 new skills that no other woman had ever even tried on competition before. On night 1, she introduced a double twisting double back tucked dismount on beam which she landed successfully. She also did a triple twisting double back tucked somersault on floor, but she had so much power that she bounced back after she landed and she had to put her hands on the floor to avoid a fall; however, on night 2, she managed to do the same floor skill with a great landing. You can see those skills towards the end of the video. Simone already has 2 skills named after her: a double layout back somersault with 1/2 twist on the second flip on floor and a vault that consists of round‐off + flic‐flac with 1/2 turn on the vaulting table + layout salto with 2 twists, a vault that it is as difficult as its description suggests. For the rest of the field competing at the 2019 US gymnastics championships, it was a matter of who could be second in the competition, since there was a lock for the top stop with Biles being so dominant. Suni Lee, coming back from injuries, had a strong competition and finished 2nd, followed by Grace McCallum. 2017 world champion Morgan Hurd made some uncharacteristic mistakes on floor on night 1 and she finished 4th, followed by a very promising Leanne Wong, the 6th place went to Jordan Chiles. Thumbnail and video by Just Artistic Gymnastics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/JustArtisticGymnastics
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