Tag Archive | USA Gymnastics

Perfect 10 No More: A new era of scoring in gymnastics is here

The Men’s Gymnastics Team Final is starting in about an hour and for those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you will be confused to find that the perfect 10 is no longer there. For me–somebody who grew up and trained under that system–it’s been difficult trying to figure out the new scoring guide. So, […]

USA Gymnastics finalizes 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for women’s gymnastics

The results are in and here’s who the US is sending to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics: Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis. Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind. The three replacement athletes are: Jana Bieger, Coconut […]

Gymnastics: giving credit where credit’s due

Two weeks ago, NBC Sports aired the USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. I didn’t get a chance to watch the Men’s competition, but my sister and I recorded the Women’s so I was able to catch it. Obviously, since the Olympics are only once every four years, this is a big deal–not […]