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10 Things a Gym-Fan Has Seen in 10 Years of the Open Ended Code

1. Real advantage for countries taking risks. Under the old code taking an extra risk in an innovative skill didn’t give gymnasts any advantage unless it was perform flawlessly, since it was the execution the one that counted the most. 948 more words

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From Winnipeg to Toronto: 10 Cool Facts From the Last 5 Pan-American Games

1. In a continental meet so heavily dominated by the United States at both Canadian hosted Pan-American competitions records were broken with Canada winning the team gold in 1999 and with Elsabeth Black taking the gold medal in the all-around in Toronto 2015. 332 more words

Gymnastics Cool Facts

Brazil Thrills Home Crowd

As the host country, Brazil was under a ton of pressure to perform well in many sports at these Games, and with gymnastics on the rise there over the past decade, lots of fans turned out to see what their girls could do. 1,559 more words


Rio In Review: The All-Around Final

Home-girl Rebecca Andrade showed the difficulty of an Amanar, the much improved work of the Brazilian Team on uneven bars (due in great part to their head coach Alexander Alexandrov) the necessary mental toughness to stay on the beam and a delightful Floor routine to a Beyoncé mix. 632 more words

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Olympic Preview — Team Brazil

Like any self-respecting host nation, Brazil has amassed its best squad in a decade heading into the Olympics. A reliable team-final qualifier in the 2008 quad when Daiane Dos Santos bounced around the floor and Jade Barbosa cried her way through an Amanar, Brazil has not made it back to a team final since those 2008 Olympics. 1,523 more words