Workout Wednesday with 2012 Olympic Hopeful Aly Raisman at Brestyan's Gymnastics
This week's gymnastics workout video features 2011 World Champion and 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic team hopeful Aly Raisman of Brestyan's American Gymnastics in Massachusetts. Raisman is coming off a fantastic 2011 season, leading team USA to the World Championships gold medal, finishing 4th all around, and winning an individual world bronze medal on floor. Watch for Raisman at the 2012 AT&T American Cup in March, and follow her on her journey to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Behind the Scenes of Olympic Trials Podium Training
Gymnastike takes you inside the podium training day of the 2012 Olympic Trials for Gymnastics. Only 30 of the nation's top gymnasts have advanced to the Trials for the chance to achieve their Olympic Dreams.
Workout Wednesday With World Champion Jordyn Wieber
* This video was INSPIRATIONAL WOW OF THE YEAR in 2012. Today's Workout Wednesday features the favorite for the London 2012 women's all around title, Jordyn Wieber of Gedderts' Twistars USA. Wieber is the defending US and World all around Champion and is finally age eligible for her first Olympic Games. Next week, Wieber and the top fifteen US women's elite gymnasts will compete for five spots on the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic team. This workout was filmed May 17 as Wieber prepared for the start of summer competition. Gymnastike takes you inside a morning training with Jordyn Wieber and coaches John and Kathryn Geddert. More to come from Twistars.
McKayla Maroney on her Close Relationship with Olympic Teamate Kyla Ross
McKayla Maroney was named to the five member 2012 USA Olympic team along with her former teammate and best friend Kyla Ross of Gym-Max. McKayla talks about growing up with Kyla and going to the 2004 US Olympic Trials together in Anaheim.
Jordyn Wieber's Mental Edge
What makes reigning World and US Champion Jordyn Wieber different? Coaches John and Kathryn Geddert, her teammates, and Wieber herself share their insights into Wieber's mental edge.
AOGC (McKayla Maroney) PT full routine
The Olympic Trials are here and Defending World Vault Champion McKayla Maroney is back in the mix! Maroney's status was unkown after suffering a minor concussion and nasal fracture at the Visa Championships, but she showed up in San Jose looking fitter than ever. She has been cleared to compete all four events and powered through a strong floor routine in today's podium training.
Coach John Geddert on Pacing Jordyn Wieber to the 2012 Olympic Games
John Geddert, longtime coach of World Champion Jordyn Wieber, sat down with Gymnastike to talk about Wieber's journey to the 2012 season where they hope to make their first Olympic team. This week, Wieber returns to the Visa Championships as the defending all around Champion and the favorite for another title. The next stop will be San Jose and the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials. Stay tuned for more from Gymnastike's 2012 visit to Gedderts' Twistars USA.
Workout Wednesday: Pre-Olympic Trials workout with Anna Li
This week's Workout Wednesday video features 2011 World Champion, 2012 USA National Team Member and Olympic team hopeful Anna Li of Legacy Elite Gymnastics in Illinois. Anna is coming off the 2012 Visa Championships where she placed 3rd on uneven bars, posting the highest start value of 6.90. Anna was selected to compete for a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team at the Olympic Trials in San Jose June 28-July 1.
Nastia Liukin on Giving herself another Chance in 2012
Nastia Liukin achieved her biggest dream in gymnastics by winning the 2008 All Around title and coming away from Beijing with a total of five Olympic medals. Liukin recently made her comeback to the sport, competing for her first competition in three years at the Secret Classic and the Visa Championships. Liukin competed the two events she will be focusing on - bars and beam - at Visa Championships and was given the opportunity to compete at the upcoming US Olympic Trials in San Jose.
Twistars (Jordyn Wieber) - stuck double double!
Nastia Liukin on Ending her Career at the 2012 Olympic Trials
2008 Olympic Champion gave it her all in her comeback attempt in 2012 and fell short of making what would be her second Olympic Team. However, she still feels her career ended on a high note.
Steve Legendre: "I Took Nastia Liukin To Prom."
Steve Legendre answers a few random questions...one of which features a prom date who may or may not have been 2008 Olympic All Around Champion Nastia Liukin.
Martha Karolyi on Selecting the 2012 USA Olympic Team
USA Women's National team coordinator Martha Karolyi talks about the selection of the 2012 USA Gymnastics women's Olympic Team. The five girls are: Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Kyla Ross. Alternates are: Elizabeth Price, Sarah Finnegan, and Anna Li
Martha Karolyi on Worlds & 2012 Olympic Trials
USA Gymnastics National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi reflects on the 2011 World Championships for Team USA and shares some interesting news about the 2012 USA Olympic Trials - the 2012 USA Gymnastics team will be announced live at the Trials! At this year's World Championships, the USA women the Team GOLD, All Around GOLD for Jordyn Wieber, Vault GOLD for McKayla Maroney, Beam BRONZE for Jordyn Wieber, and Floor BRONZE for Alexandra Raisman.
Jordyn Wieber: Catch the Fever
Gymnastike visited Geddert's Twistars USA in May of 2012. Twistars is home of 2011 World All Around Champion Jordyn Wieber and her longtime coaches, John and Kathryn Geddert. Earlier this month, Wieber defended her U.S. National All-Around Title, and Gymnastike will be there every step of the way as she prepares for the 2012 Olympic Games, and her shot at Olympic glory. Stay tuned for more with Jordyn Wieber.
Coach Liang Chow on having two back-to-back Olympians, and ones to watch for in 2016
Gabby's Mom Tells Her Story
Natalie Hawkins, the mother of 2012 Olympian Gabby Douglas, speaks candidly about the highs and lows of raising an Olympic gymnast, including the moment in San Jose when she finally allowed herself to say it was all worth it. She also talks about helping Gabby overcome her shyness to enjoy the media spotlight.
AOGC's McKayla Maroney Hits a Full Beam Routine in Trials Podium Training
McKayla Maroney hits a full beam beam at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials podium training. Maroney has been cleared to compete all around this weekend at Trials after her concussion and nasal fracture suffered at the 2012 Visa Championships. Despite missing a full week of training time, Maroney looked incredible in today's podium training.
McKayla Maroney - Dreams Do Come True
McKayla Maroney reached her biggest dream tonight by being named to the 2012 USA Olympic Team. Maroney won vault at the Olympic Trials and placed 7th all around despite suffering a concussion and nasal fracture weeks before at the Visa Championships. Maroney talks about the emotions of being named to the Olympic team with former teammate Kyla Ross.
AOGC (McKayla Maroney)- PT BB
McKayla Maroney training beam at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Video by USA Gymnastics.
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