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.
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
Workout Wednesday with Olympic Gymnast Chellsie Memmel and M&M Gymnastics
Today's gymnastics workout video features 2005 World All Around Champion and 2008 Olympian Chellsie Memmel and the reigning Wisconsin State Champion level 10 team from M&M Gymnastics. This workout was filmed on July 20, just a couple days before Memmel made her comeback to gymnastics official at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic by competing all around for the first time since the 2008 Olympic Trials. Memmel nearly won the meet, finishing 2nd all around, and qualified to the 2011 Visa Championships in St. Paul. Her level 10 teammates (Skyler, Caroline, Melissa, and Hannah) were polishing new skills and working vault upgrades for the 2012 level 10 season.
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.
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.
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
Shawn Johnson Comeback at 2011 CoverGirl Classic
Highlights from gymnast Shawn Johnson's podium training and interview from her comeback at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago. This was her first competition since winning four medals including balance beam gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Johnson's petition to the 2011 Visa Championships has been accepted by USA Gymnastics. Watch for Shawn in August in St. Paul.
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.
Aly Raisman Behind the Scenes
With the 2012 Secret Classic, Visa Championships and Olympic Trials right around the corner, Gymnastike gives you a glimpse at the less serious side of Olympic hopeful Aly Raisman. Anne sits down with Raisman, a World Champion with the U.S. team in 2011, and asks her twenty questions about...whatever!
Olympic Champ Nastia Liukin before the 2012 American Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup
Reigning Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin before the 2012 AT&T American Cup and the annual event that she hosts, The Nastia Liukin Cup. This year's event will take place tonight in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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.
Rebecca Bross Goes Random
2012 Olympic Hopeful Rebecca Bross sits down and shares some fun facts about herself...her favorite gymasts? Elise Ray and Shannon Miller. Great taste, Becca!
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.
OU cribs: Jonathan Horton, Chris Brooks & Jake Messina
Cribs with Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist Jonathan Horton, US Senior National Team Member and OU Senior Chris Brooks, and OU Senior Jake Messina. A tour of their home in Norman, Oklahoma the week before their OU team set a new NCAA Record team score of 366.85
Music by Mid-Coast City
(OU gymnast Jake Messina - drums, OU gymnast Jason Laughton - guitar and vocals, Eric - base)
Flashback Interviews: Anna Li, part 1
In this 2010 edition of Flashback Interviews, Gymnastike sat down with UCLA NCAA National Champion Anna Li to get an inside look at her gymnastics career. In this part Anna talks about getting started in gymnastics, her compulsory years, and her experience at the elite level before college, including competing at the VISA Championships. Anna is the daughter of two 1984 Olympians from China, Jiani Wu and Yuejui Li.
US Elite Gymnasts: Team Edward or Team Jacob
Elite gymnasts at the 2010 CoverGirl Classic and the 2010 Visa Championships pick sides - Team Edward, or Team Jacob?
Alicia Sacramone, "The Honey Badger" of Team USA
2008 US Olympian Bridget Sloan ready to make a run for her 2nd Olympic Team
2008 Olympian and 2009 World Champion Bridget Sloan talked to Gymnastike at the 2012 Region 5 Championships about her progress leading into the Olympic qualification process. She talks about going through this process for the second time and how that will be an advantage to her, especially without having many competition opportunities over the last few years. The upcoming Classic meet will be her first competition since last summer's Pan American Games and she plans to pace herself as she gets ready for the Olympic Trials and hopefully her second Olympic Games.
[Not Quite] Twenty Questions with Jake Dalton
2012 U.S. Olympian Jake Dalton opens up in this edition of [Not Quite] Twenty Questions. Racing tickets, duct tape and more!
Elizabeth Price Turns Heads at Visa Championships
First year senior Elizabeth "Ebee" Price of Parkettes quietly finished 5th all around in a deep field at the 2012 Visa Championships to advance to the US Olympic Trials. The first year senior displayed poise while hitting difficulty-packed routines including a 2.5 twisting yurchenko vault, and a double twisting double tuck on floor.