Alexy Bilozertchev has a good sense of humor about his mishap on high bar. He owns points for being awesome and having fantastic form and technique. God Bless his genes.
Simpson and Miller's ''Pink Panther'' routine from the Indy Challenge. He really needs to lay off the Guinness.
Oksana Domnina and Roman Kostomarov were recently married and are expecting.
The Los Angeles City Council has declared August 7th Kim Yu-Na Day.
IG is reporting that Sandra Izbasa will return to competition August 12-14th at a Romania-Great Britain dual meet. Izbasa is expected to make the Romanian Team for the upcoming World Championships. She will compete on all but bars at the dual meet. Nicolae Forminte had returned to the National Team but is apparently seeking coaching jobs elsewhere.
The Chinese Gymnastics Federation announced that they plan to same identical squads to October's World Championships and November's Asian Games. The team will be selected following Nationals, which will be held August 22-31 in Hunan. Chen Yibing is back training all six events for the first time since finishing 4th AA at the 2006 Worlds. Xiao Qin is back in the gym aiming for a third Olympics but will have to compete against current Pommel Horse master Zhang Hongtao. Xiao Qin took time off to attend University and recent spent July getting back into tip-top physical condition.
Ksenia Afanasyeva and Ksenia Semenova both performed well at the recent Russian Spartikiada. Valentina Rodionenko expects both gymnasts (coached by Marina Nazarova) to contend for the title at the upcoming Russian Cup. She felt that Myzdrikova and Kurbatova both underperformed. The Russian Cup will take place Aug. 23-29 in Chelyabinsk.
Johnny Weir made news when he told a red carpet reporter that he will tell the who, what,where and when of his sexuality in his upcoming book. It is amazing that his sexuality continues to make such headlines. Because a male figure skater being a raging bottom is such an anomaly. He was asked a bizarre red carpet question about gay suicide rates and homophobia. He dealt with the unexpected question as well as expected, despite sporting an unfortunate hairdo and improper shade of foundation. Johnny did take time out to give an inspirational talk at a camp for transgender youth.
Gymnastike's latest workout is a video of a Wednesday workout at Texas Dreams a week before the US Classic.