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Paul Hamm retires from competitive gymnastics

Hamm retires from competitive gymnastics   INDIANAPOLIS, March 27, 2012 – 2004 Olympic all-around champion Paul Hamm of Waukesha, Wis., today announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics.  Hamm was the first U.S. man to win the World and Olympic all-around titles, and his career includes three Olympic and five World medals.  He will enroll in the MBA program at Marquette University in the fall.   “I have decided to stop training in competitive gymnastics and end my efforts as a potential member of the 2012 Olympic Men...

SEC Gymnasts of the Week: Johnson and Courville

SEC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK  Alaina Johnson – Florida Sophomore • 5-1 • Tyler, Texas Johnson led a trio of Gator All-Americans who swept the top three all-around spots versus No. 7 Utah on March 16. Her winning total of 39.675 matches her collegiate-best set as a freshman and equals the Gators' season-best. The total also ranks as the nation's third-highest posted in 2012. Johnson added three event titles to bring her season total to 11 wins. Johnson shared the ninth vault win (9.90) of collegiate career with a pair of Utes. Sh...

UCLA Earns Top Seed for Pac-12 Championships

Samantha Peszek of UCLA WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Based on the NCAA regional qualifying scores, team seedings for Saturday’s inaugural Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships were determined, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.    UCLA earned the top seed with a regional qualifying score (RQS) of 197.140 for Saturday’s 2012 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.   Host Utah earned the No. 2 seed with a RQS of 196.705. The Bruins and Utes, along wi...

Big Ten Announces Women's Gymnastics All-Conference Teams, Championships Seed

Nebraska earns top seed entering 2012 Big Ten Championships Lora Evenstad of Nebraska PARK RIDGE, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its women’s gymnastics All-Big Ten teams and Big Ten Championships seeds on Monday. The All-Conference teams feature top-six performers in the all-around and the top six in each of the four events, based on the student-athletes’ regional qualifying average. The Big Ten Championships seeds are determined by the teams’ regional qualifying average and will dictate which session each team...

Gymnastike Contributor of the Week: Amy Kleefisch-Robertson

To recognize the great content that the gymnastics community shares on a daily basis, the Gymnastike Leaderboard has been gotten a little makeover. From now on, leaderboard points are based stricly on number of views to your content. That means if you create a great piece of content that attracts the highest amount of views for the week, you could win Gymnastike Contributor of the week!   The gymnastics community is always hungry for more great content from around the world, so if you want to share a local meet that we can't get to, ...

Gabrielle Douglas' Journey to the 2012 Olympic Games

Just under two weeks ago, Gabby Douglas had a coming out party at the 2012 American Cup in New York City, posting the highest all around score with her upgraded routines and clean execution to outscore reigning World Champion Jordyn Wieber. Douglas made a strong statement for the 2012 US Olympic team. This weekend, she will have another big opportunity in representing the US team of 3 senior gymnasts at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships in Washington.  Coach Liang Chow looks on as Gabby Douglas trains beam at the 2012 American Cup. But h...

USA Gymnastics Names Teams for 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy Meet

Nine seniors and five juniors are heading to Italy for the City of Jesolo Tropy on March 31.  The senior team includes world team and individual medalists, Mykayla Maroney and Aly Raisman; Rebecca Bross, who will be returning to international competition for the first time since injuring her knee at the 2011 Visa Championships; and Kyla Ross, who won the all-around last year as a junior and will be making her senior international debut at the Pacific Rim Championship this coming weekend (March 16-18, 2012).  Also competing for the se...

Gymnastike Contributor of the Week: Marina Mazor

To recognize the great content that the gymnastics community shares on a daily basis, the Gymnastike Leaderboard has been gotten a little makeover. From now on, leaderboard points are based stricly on number of views to your content. That means if you create a great piece of content that attracts the highest amount of views for the week, you could win Gymnastike Contributor of the week!   The gymnastics community is always hungry for more great content from around the world, so if you want to share a local meet that we can't get to, ...

Pacific Rim Gymnastics 2012 International Lineups Unveiled

From World champions and multiple medal winners to the new up-and-comers, U.S. athletes will be alongside talent from 16 other countries next week in Everett, Wash. The 2012 Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Championships will feature more than 200 athletes in artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline, March 16-18, at the Comcast Arena and Comcast Community Ice Rink in Everett, Wash.   Headlining the international field for the women is 2008 Olympian Lauren Mitchell of Australia, who won the 2010 World title on floor, along with ...

Nastia Liukin Cup 2012 Results

2012 Nastia Liukin Cup Madison Square Garden New York, N.Y. March 2, 2012   All-Around 1.  Charity Jones, Miami, Okla., 38.075 2.  Alexandra McMurtry, Midlothian, Va., 37.875 2.  Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 37.875 3.  Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 37.750 4.  Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 37.700 5.  Nia Dennis, New Albany, Ohio, 37.550 6.  Randii Wyrick, Las Vegas, Nev., 37.350 7.  Baely Rowe, Federal Way, Wash., 37.325 8.  Emily Brauckmuller, Auburndale, Fla., 37.275 9.&n...