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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gymnastics’

Gabby Douglas Intent On Reaching Elusive Olympic Feat

In the world of gymnastics, time is the undefeatable enemy. Gymnastics is hard on the mind and body, making longevity in the sport a difficult task. Gabby Douglas, however, wants to take on that taskĀ and become the first two-time winner of the Olympic all-around title in 50 years. Armour: Gabby Douglas hoping to make gymnastics history again in Rio http://t.co/kuyVGBOiq2 …

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Gabby Douglas Biopic on Lifetime Saturday Night

Gabby Douglas is featured in a biopic on Lifetime on Saturday night. Called The Gabby Douglas Story, the feature highlights the struggles the young girl faced that eventually resulted in her accomplishments during the 2012 Olympics. Douglas was known as one of the “Fierce Five” in the 2012 Olympics–lauded for her abilities as a top notch gymnast on the U.S …

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Carlotta Ferlito, Italian Gymnast, Says She’d Win if She Had a Black Face

The typical reaction a competitor has when their performance isn’t as strong as desired is that they need to work harder, but not Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito. Her angry reaction to not outdoing her competition? That she should paint her face black because it would help her win. Yes, you read that correctly. After Ferlito placed fifth behind American Simone …

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Judges Caught in Cheating Scandal

Around Olympics time there are plenty of jokes about judges favoring certain countries, but a new scandal that is rocking the gymnastics world is no joke. A massive cheating scandal has hit the world of rhythmic gymnastics this week. According to a New York Times report, the alleged cheating implicates as many as 60 “experts” from the world of rhythmic …

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Nastia Liukin Falls During Uneven Bars, Receives Standing Ovation

Nastia Liukin, the Olympic gold medalist who was hoping to secure at spot at this year’s Summer Olympics in London, watched her dreams shatter as she fell hard onto the mat during Sunday’s finals. This incident follows a similar occurrence during Friday’s competition, which found Liukin breaking form and landing on her back. Unwilling to let her career end on …

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Gabrielle Douglas Squares Off Against the Vault This Weekend

Gabrielle Douglas, the 16 year-old Olympic hopeful and gymnastics gold medalist, will go up against the vault at this weekend’s Visa Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The top 15 men and women from this event will move to the Olympic Trials, which will be held in June. Once there, Douglas will face other top athletes for a spot on the …

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86-Year-Old Gymnast Dominates the Parallel Bars

This viral video from Mainz, Germany will put you to shame for ever complaining about growing old. Take a tip from 86-year-old retiree Johanna Quass, who has stayed healthy in her senior years by practicing daily on the parallel bars. She has won 11 medals in the German senior citizen championships, and by the looks of it, she could win …

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