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  • Champion gymnast with Down syndrome overcomes obstacles, inspires others

    12/24/2014 5:23:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Scott Stump
    For Chelsea Werner, gymnastics started as a way to develop more muscle tone, a symptom from her diagnosis of Down syndrome. But now the sport is a way for her to show others just how much is possible for other athletes with the disorder. Werner, 22, has transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics (she also has an international championship under her belt). The Californian's inspiring journey is the latest installment TODAY's "I Am Unbroken" series, which examines stories of perseverance like that of Louis Zamperini, the World War...
  • The 86 year old gymnast

    06/18/2013 2:24:57 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies
    safeshare ^ | unk | Safeshare
    The 86 year old gymnast does two routines....
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • What a swinger! Flexi-gran steals the show at gymnastics champs and she's 86-years-old

    03/31/2012 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 6 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 3.30.2012 | Laura Cox
    Meet Johanna Quaas, the lycra-donning granny whose muscular physique puts Madonna to shame. At 86 Quass, of Halle, Saxony, would be forgiven for wanting to put her feet up, which she does - over her head that is. And her gymnastic prowess is not the only trophy in her cabinet, she was once a member of the East German handball champion team, too.
  • So, Mr Putin, what do you see in this nubile 24-year-old rhythmic gymnast?

    09/20/2010 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:35 AM on 18th April 2008 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    This the kind of question Mrs Merton might ask. "So, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, what do you see in a 24-year-old, sensationally beautiful gymnast with a penchant for posing semi-naked that you don't see in your lovely, middle-aged, matronly wife Ludmilla?" It is also the kind of question that hardly needs answering for the millions who have tuned in to the YouTube film of Alina Kabaeva performing a decidedly provocative gymnastic routine.
  • China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost(from 2000 Sydney Olympics)

    02/26/2010 8:15:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/10
    China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The six Chinese women gymnasts who won a team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics are likely to be forced to return their medals after one of them was found to have falsified her age. An International Gymastics Federation (FIG) probe has found Dong Fangxiao was younger than the minimum age requirement of 16 during the 2000 Games after she registered different ages at Sydney and the Beijing Games eight years later. “Consequently, the results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games...
  • Gun-Toting Shawn Johnson Fan Arrested

    03/25/2009 6:33:35 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 2 replies · 413+ views ^ | 03/25/09 | TMZ Staff
    A man claiming he was "meant to be" with Shawn Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning after trying to sneak on to the set of "Dancing With the Stars" -- and cops say he had two loaded guns and duct tape in his car. Johnson's mother, Teri, has just filed a petition for a restraining order against the man, 34-year-old Robert O'Ryan. The restraining order seeks protection for 17-year-old Shawn, her mother, her father and her "Dancing" partner Mark Ballas. According to documents filed by Johnson, "The LAPD searched [O'Ryan's] vehicle and located a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun,...
  • CA: Gymnast in chief - Governor flips for unions on minimum wage

    06/03/2006 3:05:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 280+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/3/06 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's move to boost the minimum wage is part of a calculated campaign that won't improve the lives of poor families in California. The governor has asked a defunct state commission to reconvene just long enough to raise the state's minimum wage by $1, to $7.75 per hour over one year. Schwarzenegger twice has vetoed identical increases that would have spread the wage hike over two years. What's the hurry? The governor may be shrewdly blocking even-worse Democratic legislation imposing automatic raises to keep pace with inflation. But that's giving him a lot of credit, particularly after his...
  • Despite judging error, Hamm's gold medal shows no tarnish

    08/23/2004 4:20:54 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 36 replies · 953+ views ^ | 8-23-04 | EM Swift
    Let me be clear here, since some self-righteous columnists who wouldn't know a handstand from a night stand have entered the fray: Paul Hamm should not give up his gold medal. Nor is his gold medal tarnished, as the headline writers have suggested. Nor should a second gold medal in the men's all-around competition be awarded to South Korea's unfortunate Yang Tae Young. This is not another Skategate, where judges in the pairs competition in Salt Lake were caught colluding. It's time for the media to back off.