Headlines of the week in Gymnastics!
Top Gym: Belgium's own Axelle Klinckaert was the top gymnast at the annual Top Gym Meet in Charleroi (BEL), which showcases some of the best junior competitors from around the world. In addition to her All-around title over teammate Senna Deriks, Klinckaert took the Top titles on Vault and Floor Exercise. (Watch the details at: The All-around Gymnastics News)
Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia: Former Japanese Junior champion Chihiro Yoshioka and Isabella Onyshko (CAN) won the sombreros at the annual Mexican Open in Mexico City this past weekend. The competition was followed by a gala performance where gymnasts were given carte blanche to express themselves. (The details are here: Abiert de Gimnasia)
When an Artistic gymnast turns to Rhythmic: Danell Leyva's (USA) playful parody of Rhythmic Gymnastics is generating buzz online. Watch it here.
Brno Grand Prix: 2012 Olympian Dorina Boczogo and countryman Levente Vagner teamed up to win the Brno Sokol Grand Prix, the annual Mixed Pairs competition held in Brno (CZE), holding off Austrians Jasmin Mader and Daniel Kopeinik and Germany's Antonia Alicke and Helge Liebrich. (The further information is at: International Gymnast Magazine)
Elizabeth Seitz working on upgrades: The German star was happy with her performance on Uneven Bars at the World Championships, but says she needs to get better on Floor in order to contend in Rio. (Watch all details at International Gymnast Magazine)
Spanish Rhythmic Group stars in cool new commercial: The beauty of Rhythmic Group Gymnastics is on display in the new pub for Spanish winemaker Freixinet. Watch it here.
A new Russian sports movie, featuring the Svetlana Khorkina story: "Champions: Faster. Higher. Stronger" tells the stories of two-time Olympic Uneven Bars champion Khorkina, swimmer Alexander Popov, known as the "Russian rocket" and wrestler Alexander Karelin. Check out the trailer here.
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