Sunday, October 31, 2010

Carly Patterson: A Moment Like This - 2004 Olympic AA

Quote #18

"If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up
where we are headed."

-- Chinese Proverb

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nadia Comaneci Tribute - Nadia's Theme

Impossible is Nothing - Nadia


Quote #17

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Quote #16

"Failure is not reaching your goal, but in having no goal to

-- Benjamin Mays

Quote #15

"Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work
harder for what you want."

-- Robert Bringle

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quote #14

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

-- Henry Van Dyk

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Macready's Take #6 - Event Finals - Day 2

Macready's Take #5 - Event Finals - Day 1

Macready's Take #4 - After All-Around

Macready's Take #3 - After Men's Team Final

Macready's Take #2 - After Women's Team Final

Macready's Take #1 - 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Bridget Sloan Interview - After Bars Finals - 2010 World Gymnastics Cham...

Rebecca Bross Interview - After Bars Finals - 2010 World Gymnastics Cham...

Alicia Sacramone Interview - After Vault Finals - 2010 World Gymnastics ...

First two days of event finals for woman Sacramone wins gold and Bross wins bronze

Women's vault
1. Alicia Sacramone, USA/Winchester, Mass., 15.200
2. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, 15.066
3. Jade Fernandes Barbarosa, Brazil, 14.799

Women's uneven bars
1. Elizabeth Tweddle, Great Britain, 15.733
2. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, 15.600
3. Rebecca Bross, USA/Plano, Texas, 15.066
Other U.S. finish
4. Bridget Sloan, USA/Pittsboro, Ind., 14.666

 Alicia Sacramone wins gold in the vault final at the 2010 world championships
"This week, Alicia demonstrated again how much value, leadership, and talent she brings to our program," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "She is very deserving of this fantastic achievement."
"I am glad to be back representing the U.S.," said Sacramone, who was a member of the 2008 Olympic silver-medal team. "To walk away like I did after the Olympics, with so many injuries and being disheartened after the Olympics, it's nice to set my mind to something, work hard and come back and get a big reward for all the work that I've done. It makes it worthwhile. I've got a silver and a couple of bronze (medals) so it's nice to complete my collection of vault medals."
-USA gymnastics

Rebecca Bross takes the bronze medal in the uneven bar final at the 2010 world championships
"It (the finals) wasn't much different from last year's because I was last up on bars then too," said Bross, who won the all-around bronze medal earlier in the competition. "I'm very happy with how I did on bars today. I hit a pretty clean routine."
-USA gymnastics

Bridget Sloan takes fourth in the uneven bar final at the 2010 world championships
"I am very happy with fourth," said Sloan. "Coming up (to fourth) from last year – I was sixth –is perfect for me. Finishing right behind my teammate Becca is incredible. I've been coming back from a few injuries, and I'm so happy to compete on bars at the world level. Coming here and proving myself, that I was ready to go on bars, is a great feeling."
-USA gymnastics

Rebecca Bross wins Bronze medal in the womans all around final

Women's all-around finals
1. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, 61.032
2. Jiang Yuyan, China, 59.998
3. Rebecca Bross, USA/Plano, Texas, 58.966

"Rebecca continues to demonstrate the qualities that make her a true champion," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "Her grit and determination today were impressive and we are proud of her achievement."
 "I am very proud of my bronze medal," said Bross, who trains at WOGA. "I am a little disappointed – not because it is a bronze medal but because I made a mistake. And, you always want to go without the mistakes.
-USA gymnastics

Rebecca Bross Interview - After All-Around - 2010 World Gymnastics Champ...

Jonathan Horton Interview - After All-Around - 2010 World Gymnastics Cha...

Jonathan Horton wins bronze medal in the mens all-around final

Men's all-around finals
1. Kohei Uchimura, Japan, 92.331
2. Philipp Boy, Germany, 90.048
3. Jonathan Horton, USA/Houston, 89.864

"Jon has worked very hard for this," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, "and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment for him and the team."
"I am beyond happy, but not satisfied," said Horton. "If you know the real Jon Horton, you know I want to be the best and I want my team to be the best. This is awesome. I have wanted this all my life – to be a world medalist. Right now I am exhausted but I want to keep training. I want to get back in the gym already. I am ecstatic right now."
-USA Gymnastics

US men finish fourth in team finals at the 2010 world championships

 Chris Brooks-Pommel horse

2010 World Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ahoy Arena
October 21, 2010
Men's team finals

Team rankings
1. China, 274.997
2. Japan, 273.769
3. Germany, 271.252
4. USA, 268.012
5. France, 263.468
6. Russia, 263.170
7. Great Britain, 261.103
8. Korea, 259.952
U.S. men's team's individual scores (in the event order they competed)
Pommel horse
Danell Leyva, 13.466
Chris Brooks, 13.466
Chris Cameron, 13.100
Still rings
Chris Cameron, 13.800
Jonathan Horton, 15.500
Brandon Wynn, 15.533
Chris Brooks, 15.833
Jonathan Horton, 15.500
Steve Legendre, 16.233
Parallel bars
Chris Brooks, 15.116
Jonathan Horton, 15.200
Danell Leyva, 14.700
Horizontal bar
Chris Brooks, 15.533
Jonathan Horton, 15.633
Danell Leyva, 15.833
Floor exercise
Brandon Wynn, 14.300
Jonathan Horton, 14.000
Steven Legendre, 15.266

US women win team silver at the 2010 world championships

Team standings
1. Russia, 175.397
2. USA, 175.196
2. China, 174.781

U.S. women's event scores (in order they were competed)

Uneven bars
Mackenzie Caquatto, 14.666
Bridget Sloan, 14.566
Rebecca Bross, 14.833

Balance beam
Alexandra Raisman, 14.333
Alicia Sacramone, 14.600
Rebecca Bross, 14.866

Floor exercise
Mattie Larson, 12.533
Rebecca Bross, 14.633
Alexandra Raisman, 14.500

Mackenzie Caquatto, 15.000
Alexandra Raisman, 15.066
Alicia Sacramone, 15.600

SHAWN JOHNSON!! tribute to the best gymnast in the world! :P

A video of my favorite gymnast to my favorite song. How could it get any batter than that?

The World's Greatest - Shawn Johnson

Quote #13

"Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where
you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become
an overnight success."

-- Diana Rankin

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quote #12

"I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't
accept the fact that I can do something else."

-- Dolly Parton

Quote #11

 "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams."

-- Anonymous

Quote #10

 "Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."

-- W. Clement Stone

Quote #9

"Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health;
nothing is worse for your health than boredom."

-- Mignon McLaughlin

Quote #8

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live,
remember that."

-- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

p.s. I know it says Philosopher's Stone but that's what it said on the email. I believe it should be sorcerer stone. But I don't know

Thursday, October 21, 2010

World Championships

Four U.S. gymnasts will compete in all-around finals at Worlds
Jonathan Horton, Danell Leyva, Rebecca Bross and Alexandra Raisman will represent the USA in the men's and women's all-around finals on Oct. 22 at the 2010 World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

World Championships


 The women finished prelims in third behind China in third and Russia in first, with Romania in fourth, and Great Britain in fifth. Here are the prelim scores.
Team Results
1. Russia, 234.521
2. China, 233.778
3. USA, 233.643
4. Romania, 228.495
5. Great Britain, 224.921

In addition to team finals, the U.S. will have the following competitors in the all-around and event finals:
  • All-Around: Rebecca Bross and Alexandra Raisman
  • Vault: Alicia Sacramone
  • Uneven bars: Bross and Bridget Sloan
  • Balance beam: Bross and Sacramone
  • Floor exercise: Raisman
Mackenzie Caquatto of Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, and Mattie Larson of Los Angeles/All Olympia, are also members of the U.S. Team. Chelsea Davis of Austin, Texas/Texas Dreams is the alternate.

The men are also in third for prelims and will also be advancing to finals.
1 CHN China 362.482
2 JPN Japan 361.400
3 USA United States 357.029
4 GBR GreatBritain 357.033
5 GER Germany 355.383

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Artistic world championships started yesterday and the USA kicked off their first competition today with Woman's qualifications. Here is the competition schedule for the next nine days.

(results will be posted after each day - all times are ET)
Sunday, October 17 3 a.m. - Women's Qualifications | Start List
Results: Team | Individual | AA | VT | UB | BB | FX
Monday, October 18 2 p.m. - Men's Qualifications | Start List
Wednesday, October 20 11 a.m. - Women's Team Final
Thursday, October 21 11 a.m. - Men's Team Final
Friday, October 22 10 a.m. - Men's All-Around Final
1:30 p.m. - Women's All-Around Final
Saturday, October 23 7 a.m. - Women's Event Finals: VT, UB | Start List
7 a.m. - Men's Event Finals: FX, PH, SR
Sunday, October 24 8 a.m. - Women's Event Finals: BB, FX | Start List
8 a.m. - Men's Event Finals: VT, PB, HB
12 p.m. - Closing Ceremony 

Chelsea Davis hurts her left knee during training and probably won't compete here is a USA Gymnastics statement regarding Chelsea Davis...
"ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 15, 2010 – Chelsea Davis of Austin, Texas, injured her left knee during a training session at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Davis, who trains at Texas Dreams Gymnastics, was examined at the training hall at the Ahoy Arena.

According to the team doctor, Dr. Larry Nassar, Davis dislocated her knee cap when she landed a tumbling pass with a bent knee. Her condition is being monitored and treated by Dr. Nassar and the medical staff.

The U.S. women do not begin competition at the World Championships until Sunday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m. Rotterdam time."
-USA Gymnastics

Hopefully she gets better and good luck to team USA!!!

Quote #7

"The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who
is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the
guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no
matter what happens."

-- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Quote #6

"Everything will be all right in the end; if it's not all
right then it's not the end."

-- Unknown

Quote #5 (Shannon Miller)

 Gymnastics has helped me so much, its taught me how to be dedicated to something, how to work hard, how to achieve your goals, also to be organzied and how to try to balance my life out. I think it has helped me in school too because it has kept me organized and I’m always striving for a goal.
-Shannon Miller

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote #4 (Mary Lou Retton)

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. Our goal in life is to find it and keep it."
- Mary Lou Retton

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Compete against yourself #2

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who
conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self."

-- Aristotle

I got this in an email today and it just so happened that it had a similar meaning to the one I posted earlier today. I guess you could say this is the theme of the day.

Compete against yourself

"I never compete against the competition. The only one I compete against is myself, because one day I will beat the competition and then who will I compete against?"
-Billie Akauola

This is a cool quote that talks about how we should not think about what every body else is doing. This reminded me of a meet I had last year where I had beaten my all time score on the tramp. As you may have read in previous post I am not the best trampolinist. My strengths are floor, and Double-mini. At this meet I beat my all time score and improved my performance by a lot but I was ranked lower than I usually did on tramp. I had to remind my self that I was competing against my self. I beat my self therefor it was a good meet. The competition happened to better that day. But so was I.