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30 September | Aliya Mustafina (RUS)

Born: 30 September 19934
Hometown: Moscow, RUS
Club: CSKA Moscow
Career Highlights: 2010 Euros (1st T; 2nd UB, BB); 201o Worlds (1st T, AA; 2nd V, UB, BB); 2012 Euros (2nd T); 2012 Olympics (1st UB; 2nd T; 3rd AA, FX); 2013 Euros (1st AA, UB); 2013 Universiade (1st …

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29 September | Oleg Verniaiev (UKR)

Born: 29 September 1993
Hometown: Donetsk, UKR
Club: CSKA Kyiv
Career Highlights: 2012 Euros (2nd, PB); 2012 Olympics (4th T; 11th AA); 2013 Euros (3rd AA); 2014 Euros (1st PB; 3rd T, V)
Video: Verniaiev on parallel bars | 2014 European Championships

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28 September | Péter Kovács (HUN)

Born: 28 September 1979
Hometown: Heves, HUN
Club: Dunaújvárosi Kohász Sportegyesület
Career Highlights: 1978 World Cup (8th R); 1978 Worlds (15th AA); 1979 Euros (2nd HB; 5th R; 6th AA); 1979 Worlds (8th HB); 1980 Olympics (3rd T; 5th FX; 11th AA)
Video: Kovács on high bar | 1979 European Championships

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27 September | Valeria Maksyuta (UKR/ISR)

Born: 27 September 1987
Hometown: Kiev, UKR
Club: Maccabi Tzafon
Career Highlights: 2005 Maccabiah Games (1st AA, BB, FX; 3rd UB); 2005 Zakharova Cup (1st AA); 2009 Maccabiah Games (1st V; 2nd AA, UB); 2012 Olympic Test Event (2nd V; 3rd BB); several medals at FIG Challenger Cup events
Other: Maksiuta was …

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Trampoline medals decided at Asian Games

Trampoline medals decided at Asian Games

Trampoline medals were decided today at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, with Li Dan (CHN) winning gold in the womens’ trampoline competition and Dong Dong (CHN) winning the men’s gold medal.
The Asian Games continue next week, with rhythmic gymnastics contested on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Shek’s gold secures Hong Kong gymnastics

Olympic champion and hometown favorite Yang Hakseon (KOR) and challenger Ri Segwang (PRK) were expected to battle for the vault gold at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Instead, Hong Kong’s Shek Wai Hung came through for the victory, and in doing so, secured gymnastics …

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26 September | Dănuț Grecu (ROU)

Born: 26 September 1950
Hometown: Bucharest, ROU
Club: Dinamo Bucharest
Career Highlights: 1973 Euros (2nd R); 1974 Worlds (1st R); 1975 Euros (1st R); 1976 Olympics (3rd R); 1978 Worlds (3rd R); 1979 Worlds (2nd R)
Video: Grecu on rings | 1976 American Cup

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Kamoto, Yao win Asian Games All Around

Yuya Kamoto (JPN) and Yao Jinnan (CHN) became double gold medalists Tuesday as they won the men’s and women’s all around titles respectively at the Asian Games, each adding to their team gold medal.
For Kamoto, the 2010 Youth Olympic Games champion, this was his first …

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Rhythmic Worlds open in Izmir

Current world champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) leads competition at the Rhythmic World Championships in Izmir, Turkey, scoring 18.650 for her ball routine. Son Yeon Jae (KOR) leads the hoop competition at 17.350, but ranks only fifth overall. Competition continues Tuesday for ball and hoop, with …

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22 September | Vladimir Marchenko (URS)

Born: 22 September 1952
Hometown: Grozny, RUS
Club: Dynamo Grozny
Career Highlights: 1973 Euros (4th HB; 5th AA); 1974 Worlds (2nd T; 3rd PB; 4th FX; 9th AA); 1976 Olympics (2nd T, FX)
Video: Marchenko at the 1976 Olympics | Silver-medal floor routine at 3:50

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