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 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.
McKayla Maroney on her homecoming at AOGC, walking in high heels on a broken toe, plans for Rio, and more
Upon landing at home in LA after the Olympics, McKayla Maroney received a warm, red-carpet welcome from her adoring teammates. Here, McKayla shares her thoughts on the celebration, what she learned in London, how she walked in super high heels on a broken toe on Letterman, the best part of her post-Olympic trip to New York with the Fierce Five, her plans for Rio and a possible yurchenko triple vault, and much more! Click here to see McKayla and the Fierce Five, on Letterman: http://flo.mx/Pv0ZDg.
Workout Wednesday with the 2011 World Champions: Team USA Women
This week's gymnastics workout video is possibly the most impressive workout video featured yet on Gymnastike - featuring the 2011 World Champions in training just 24 hours before their decisive victory in the 2011 World Championships Team Finals where they hit every routine and made history by defeating the Russians by four points. Watch how the American team trains for competitions under National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi. Team USA had an extremely successful World Championships by winning numerous medals: Team Gold, All Around Gold for Jordyn Wieber, Vault Gold for McKayla Maroney, Beam bronze for Jordyn Wieber, and Floor bronze for Alexandra Raisman. Gymnasts in this video: Jordyn Wieber of Twistars USA, Alexandra Raisman of Brestyan's, McKyala Maroney of AOGC, Gabrielle Douglas of Chow's, Sabrina Vega of Dynamic Gymnastics, and Anna Li of Legacy Elite and formerly of UCLA. 2008 Olympian Alicia Sacramone was a member of the 2011 World team but was injured before the start of competition in Tokyo. Nov 9, 2011
McKayla Maroney's adorable little sister Tarynn, on London and welcoming home her big sister
At McKayla Maroney's homecoming, her adorable little sister and budding gymnast (check out her rope climb!), Tarynn, reveals her favorite thing about her trip to London, her thoughts on her famous sister's vault, the first thing she said to McKayla when she saw her, and much more!
Pre-Olympic Workout Wednesday with Jordyn Wieber and Twistars USA
2012 USA Olympian and reigning World Champion Jordyn Wieber makes one final appearance in Gymnastike's Workout Wednesday before taking on the world with Team USA in London. Wieber is the defending U.S. and World all around Champion and will be one of the favorites for the elusive Olympic all around gold medal. Coach John Geddert has been selected as Head Coach of Team USA in London after leading the young American team to decisive victory at the 2011 World Championships. The U.S. team of Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross are the favorites for the team gold medal. The Americans have not won an Olympic Team title since the Magnificent Seven captured the gold in 1996. Also appearing in the video is fellow elite Casey Jo Magee who traveled to Twistars for a training session. Wieber is training alongside the dominant Gedderts' Twistars USA level 10 team, including Grace Williams, fresh off her second J.O. National all around title, former junio elite Kami Moore who persevered through hip surgery for a phenomenal season, landing a spot on the 2012 J.O. National Team, and 2011 J.O. National Champion Bayle Pickel.
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.
USA Olympic Hopeful Aly Raisman on her 2012 Training
Gymnastike visited Brestyan's to check in with USA Gymnastics 2012 olympic team hopeful Aly Raisman. The 17-year-old gymnast is coming off a fantastic 2011 season, leading team USA to the World Championships gold medal and winning an individual bronze medal on floor. Raisman has even bigger skills and high aspirations for 2012. She talks about her upgrades, her decision to turn professional, and training to make the Olympic team.
World Championships Workout: Team Russia
This week's gymnastics workout video features the 2011 World silver medalists and 2010 World Champions, Team Russia. Gymnastike takes you inside their training session in Tokyo, just 24 hours before the 2011 World Championships Team Final where the finished 2nd behind Team USA. The Russians had a successful World Championships but were not totally satisfied with how they fared in Tokyo. First year senior Viktoria Komova led the team with high start values and beautiful artistry but fell just short of the all around gold, finishing less than a tenth behind Jordyn Wieber for the silver. Komova went on to dominate the uneven bars final, her best event, and claimed the World title with teammate Tatiana Nabieva winning the silver. The fifth and final medal won by the Russians in Tokyo was a gold medal on floor for team veteran Ksenia Afanasyeva. Gymnasts in this video: Viktoria Komova, Tatiana Nabieva, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Yulia Inshina, Yulia Belokobylskaya, and team alterante Alyona Polyan. Head coach is Alexander Alexandrov. Music by the Kyoto Connection
McKayla Maroney Breaks Down Team USA before the Start of the Olympic Games
McKayla Maroney talks about her U.S. teammates, her toe injury, and the Olympic experience so far.
Slideshow: The Fierce Five's Golden Moment
The 2012 USA women's gymnastics team, known as the Fierce Five, became the second U.S. team to win the OIympic Team Gold and the first since the Magnificent Seven in 1996. Take a look back to the night of the womens team final competition through photographs by team doctor Larry Nassar and the parents in the stands.
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.
BTR Series Trailer: Jordyn Wieber
Pressure was on World Champion Jordyn Wieber from day one. With "all eyes on her," she was expected to step up to the plate and perform at the highest level possible at the biggest event in the world: the 2012 London Olympic Games. In Gymnastike's next edition of "Beyond the Routine", go behind the scenes and into the personal life of one of the biggest gymnastics stars in the world. 3 PART SERIES PREMIERES MAY 8th. DO NOT MISS THIS VERY SPECIAL BTR. Click here to subscribe to Gymnastike Gold and view Beyond the Routine series specials with Wieber, Mary Lee Tracy and UCLA!
Fierce Five Photo Shoot
The five members of the gold medal winning USA Gymnastics Olympic team pose with their team gold medals
Meet the Elite: Aly Raisman
US Olympic hopeful Aly Raisman takes us back to her early days in gymnastics, before leading Team USA to the World Championships gold medal in 2011.
Introducing the Fierce Five at the Adidas House in London
The Olympic Champions of Team USA visited the Adidas house in London after competition concluded at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jordyn Wieber Reflects on her Olympic Experience
Team USA Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber reflects on the ups and downs of her first Olympic experience in missing the all around final due to the two-per-country rule, then helping her country to their first Olympic Team Gold Medal since 1996. Wieber also confirms that she had been struggling with injury throughout her time in London.
2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Team
2012 USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team! Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber. Good Luck and Have Fun in London! Video: NBC Music: Peaceful Warrior Soundtrack
World Championships Workout: China
This week's gymnastics workout video takes us back to the training halls in Tokyo at the 2011 World Championships. Watch how the defending Olympic Champions prepare for a competition. This workout was filmed on October 10, the day before the 2011 women's World Team Final. The Chinese team made a few errors and settled for the team bronze medal for the second year in a row. Later in the week, Yao Jinnan won the all around bronze medal, and Sui Lu was crowned 2011 Balance beam World Champion. Gymnasts in this video: He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Tan Sixin, Yao Jinnan, Huang Qiushuang, and Sui Lu.
Martha Karolyi on her Flying Squirrel, Gabby Douglas
After Gabby Douglas' breakout performance at the 2012 American Cup in New York where she posted the meet's top all around score, USA National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi explains how important this meet was for Douglas in the lead up to the Olympic Games. She also shares how she gave Gabby Douglas the nickname "The Flying Squirrel".