February 2007

Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ramblings and Gymnasts20 Feb 2007 10:01 am

What does Sean Townsend have to do to cut a break? I know that I am not as knowledgeable about Men’s Gymnastics and that there must be reasons behind this… but the US Men’s Team for the American Cup was just announced and Sean Townsend was not one of the athletes named to compete. He just won the Winter Cup. Doesn’t that count for something?


Did he not want to compete in this competition? Has he been injured in the last week and a half? I have absolutely nothing against the men who were named, who are all outstanding competitors, but shouldn’t Sean get the nod in light of his recent performance?

Somebody please explain the reasoning behind this.

Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ramblings and Gymnasts19 Feb 2007 07:41 pm

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of both Paul and Morgan Hamm. When Paul won the All Around gold medal at the 2003 World Championships, I came unglued. It was one of my rare opportunities to see a live event and Paul Hamm sure delivered one exciting show. Even my husband jumped out of his seat when Paul landed his High Bar dismount. And 2004… I know it was tainted by all the controversy but Paul’s performance goes down as one of my all-time favorites. It was the best comeback of all time. Even my parent’s were in tears, who came to visit just to watch the Olympics with me. It was magic.

Paul (left)  & Morgan (right) in Athens


Gymnastics19 Feb 2007 11:48 am

On the right you’ll notice I added American Gymnast as a new link. The site is a great resource for all things gymnastics. It has everything from apparel & equipment to auctions & training tips. Check it out and let me know what you think.