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Montag, April 30, 2012

FIG Challenger Cup in Osijek, Croatia.

Giulia Steingruber

Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber and Canada's Christine Lee each led two events during Friday's qualification round at the FIG Challenger Cup in Osijek, Croatia.
The top eight gymnasts on each event advance to this weekend's finals.
On women's vault, Steingruber edged 2008 Brazilian Olympian Laís Souza, 13.763-13.738, with Canada's Ellie Black third (13.725). Steingruber had the top qualifying mark on floor exercise as well (13.975), followed by Black (13.925) and Croatian Olympian Tina Erceg (13.500).
Lee led qualifying on uneven bars and balance beam, and placed sixth on floor exercise. On uneven bars, she scored (14.650) to top Poland's Marta Pihan-Kulesza (14.250) and Argentina's Valeria Pereyra (13.975). Lee hit her unique beam set for 14.300 (6.3 Difficulty) to qualify first over Switzerland's Jessica Diacci(13.675) and Spain's Silvia Colussi-Pelaez (13.500).
Colussi-Pelaez, Lee's teammate at Oakville Gymnastics in Ontario, also qualified to bars and floor finals.
In the men's competition, gymnasts from five nations led qualification. Olympic silver medalist Filip Ude (pommel horse) and Marijo Možnik (high bar) each brought a first place for the host nation.
Britain's Daniel Purvis outscored Brazilian star Diego Hypolito on floor exercise, while Brazil's Arthur Zanetti edged France's Samir Ait Said on still rings. Ukraine's Igor Radivilov was the top vaulter and Mexico's Daniel Corral was best on parallel bars.
Competition continues Saturday in Osijek with the finals for women's vault and uneven bars, and men's floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings.

Montag, April 23, 2012

Terin Humphrey

Terin Humphrey

2003 World Championships Gold Medal Team
Hometown: Bates City, Mo.
Residence: Blue Spring, Mo.
Date/Place of Birth: August 14, 1986/ St. Joseph, Mo.
Club: Great American Gymnastics Express
Coach: Al Fong, Armine Barutyan-Fong
School:   Odessa High School
Year in School:   Graduated Spring ’04 – Signed with Univ. of Alabama
Began Gymnastics:   1988
Favorite Event:   Uneven Bars
Years on National Team:  4 (1999-2004)
Personal Info
Humphrey was a member of the 2003 World Championships Gold Medal Team. She is the youngest child of 
Steve and Lisa Humphrey. She has one older brother, Shannon.  Humphrey is a straight “A” student and she
also competed in barrel racing on her horse before becoming a full-time gymnast. She hopes to make the 2004 
Olympic Team and would like to go to college and be a coach in the future.

Event Winners Named at Women's NCAA Championships

© Florida, Georgia & Alabama Athletics
DULUTH, Ga., April 22, 2012 – The 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships wrapped up with the individual event finals at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., today. Kat Ding of the University of Georgia won both the uneven bars and floor exercise titles. The other individual event titles went to Kytra Hunter of the University of Florida for the vault and Geralen Stack-Eaton of the University of Alabama for the balance beam. Earlier in the competition, the University of Alabama won its sixth team title, and Hunter won the all-around crown.
On vault, Hunter won the title with her Yurchenko 1.5 and Yurchenko full for a combined average of 9.8750. The University of Alabama's Diandra Milliner took second with an average of 9.8250. Ding was third with an average score of 9.8125.
Ding won her second consecutive uneven bars title, complete with her stuck double layout dismount, with a score of 9.9875. Samantha Shapiro of Stanford was second with a 9.900 and Olivia Courtney of the University of California-Los Angeles was third with a score of 9.8875.

On the balance beam, Stack-Eaton won the title with her routine that included an Onodi and a score of 9.9375. Megan Ferguson of the University of Oklahoma was second with a score of 9.9250, and Katie Matusik of the University of Arizona was third with a score of 9.8875.
Ding picked up her second first place award of the competition, winning the floor exercise title with a score of 9.9500. There was a tie for second between Stack-Eaton and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs of UCLA, both scoring 9.9375.
Coverage from the individual event finals will air on ESPNU Wed., May 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
Duluth, Ga.
April 22, 2012
Event Finals

1. Kytra Hunter, University of Florida, 9.8750
2. Diandra Milliner, University of Alabama, 9.8250
3. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.8125
4. Marissa Gutierrez, University of Alabama, 9.8063
5. Marissa King, University of Florida, 9.7875
6. Janelle Giblin, University of Nebraska, 9.7625
7. Lindsey Cheek, University of Georgia, 9.7313
7. Rheagan Courville, Louisiana State University, 9.7313

Uneven Bars
1. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.9875
2. Sami Shapiro, Stanford University, 9.9000
3. Olivia Courtney, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8875
4. Brie Olson, University of Oklahoma, 9.8750
5. Vanessa Zamarripa, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8500
6. Aisha Gerber, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8250
6. Mackenzie Caquatto, University of Florida, 9.8250
8. Alaina Johnson, University of Florida, 9.4875

Balance Beam
1. Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 9.9375
2. Megan Ferguson, University of Oklahoma, 9.9250
3. Katie Matusik, University of Arizona, 9.8875
4. Ivana Hong, Stanford University, 9.8750
4. Amanda Spinner, Stanford University, 9.8750
6. Katherine Grable, University of Arkansas, 9.8625
7. Samantha Peszek, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8500
7. Ashley Priess, University of Alabama, 9.8500
7. Sara Stone, University of Arkansas, 9.8500

Floor Exercise
1. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.9500
2. Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 9.9375
2. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.9375
4. Kytra Hunter, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.9250
4. Melanie Jones, Oregon State University, 9.9250
6. Vanessa Zamarripa, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.9000
6. Ashanee Dickerson, University of Florida, 9.9000
6. Jessie DiZiel, University of Nebraska, 9.9000

Sonntag, April 22, 2012

Alicia Sacramone for ESPN

Alabama wins sixth NCAA Championship
© Alabama Athletics
DULUTH, Ga., April 21, 2012 – The University of Alabama won its sixth team title at the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The University of Florida was second and University of California-Los Angeles was third. The championships wrap up with the individual event finals on Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the scores live online at or follow the action on ESPNU.
In a close battle for first, Alabama won the team crown with a 197.850 total. Florida and UCLA were close on the Crimson Tide's heels with 197.775 and 197.750, respectively. The title was determined with the last two routines, Florida on floor and Alabama on beam. All-around champion Kytra Hunter was the last gymnast on floor for the Gators doing a double layout and sticking all of her landings to score a 9.925. While on beam, Priess was the last competitor for Alabama hitting a beautiful beam routine and scoring a 9.95 to clinch the title. UCLA was on a bye and waiting for Florida and Alabama to finish the competition.
Rounding out the six teams were Stanford (197.500), Utah (197.375) and Arkansas (196.300).
Alabama posted the top team marks for vault (49.625), beam (49.500) and floor (49.50). UCLA had the high score on bars (49.475).
The University of Alabama team includes: Kaitlin Clark, Sarah DeMeo, Marissa Gutierrez, Kim Jacob, Diandra Milliner, Ashley Priess, Ashley Sledge, Geralen Stack-Eaton and Kayla Williams. University of Florida team includes all-around champion Kytra Hunter, Mackenzie Caquatto, Ashanee Dickerson, Nicole Ellis, Amy Ferguson, Alaina Johnson, Marissa King, Rachel Spicer, Randy Stageberg and Kiersten Wang.
Competing for UCLA were: Kaelie Baer, Olivia Courtney, Monique De La Torre, Tauny Frattone, Aisha Gerber, Elise Hopfner-Hibbs, Mattie Larson, Samantha Peszek, Alyssa Pritchett, and Vanessa Zamarripa.

2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
Duluth, Georgia, April 21, 2012

Team Finals

Alabama - 197.850
Florida - 197.775
UCLA - 197.750
Stanford - 197.500
Utah - 197.375
Arkansas - 196.300

Samstag, April 21, 2012

Patty Schnyder

Patty Schnyder/SUI
Big trouble for Patty Schnyder! The Swiss tennis player is in in serious financial crisis and was required to perform a sum of money equal to 380,000 Swiss francs. The creditors are banks, credit card companies, debt collection company, a trust company and tax authorities. The problem is that the Swiss has announced she cannot pay those debts and the whole thing is very strange considering that the player was number 7 in the world and his career has gained more than 10 million dollars. The well-informed, however, have already shown that the Swiss and her husband are still in possession of a cottage in Isenbüttel near Wolfsburg, and a penthouse in a fashionable area of Berlin.

Teams Advance to Super Six Team Finals at Women's NCAA Championships

UCLA and Alabama earned the highest scores in their sessions
© UCLA and Alabama Athletics

Duluth, Ga., April 20, 2012 – The prelims concluded tonight at the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., with six teams advancing to the Super Six team finals and Florida's Kytra Hunter winning the all-around title.
For the team competition, the top three teams from each session advanced to the Super Six. In the first session of the day, University of California – Los Angeles had the top score posting a 197.400. The University of Utah was close behind with a 197.200. Stanford rounded out the top three with a score of 197.125. UCLA had the highest team score on floor and bars with 49.350 and 49.450, respectively. Stanford had the highest beam score with a 49.375 and Utah had the highest vault total with a 49.525.

In the second session, the University of Alabama won the session with a score of 197.675. The University of Florida was right behind with a score of 197.650. It came down to the last event with Alabama on uneven bars and Florida on floor exercise to battle for lead position. The University of Arkansas had a score of 197.150 to finish third.

Alabama had the highest score on beam with a 49.600 while the University of Georgia had the high score on vault with a 49.60. The University of Florida had the high score of 49.45 on bars and Alabama and Florida tied for the top spot on floor with a 49.275.

The top three teams from each session: UCLA, University of Utah, Stanford, University of Alabama, University of Florida and University of Arkansas qualified for the Super Six, the team finals scheduled for April 21 at 4 p.m. Today's sessions also determined the gymnasts who will advance to the individual event finals on April 22.

In the all-around competition, Florida's Kytra Hunter turned in an incredible all-around of 39.725 complete with a 9.975 on her Yurchenko 1.5 vault, a 9.900 on bars and beam and a 9.950 on floor for her routine which included a double layout. Georgia's Kat Ding scored a 39.650 and Arkansas' Jaime Pisani scored 39.625.

The top four gymnasts in each session, plus ties, in the individual event rankings advance to the finals, which take place Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m.
The Super Six Finals will take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, at 4:00 p.m.
In 2011, Alabama won its fifth team title with a score of 197.650. UCLA was second and the University of Oklahoma was third.
2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships

Team Qualifications
Duluth, Ga.
April 20, 2012

  1. University of Florida - 197.675
  2. University of Alabama - 197.650
  3. University of California-Los Angeles - 197.400
  4. University of Utah - 197.200
  5. University of Arkansas - 197.150
  6. Stanford University - 197.125

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Freitag, April 20, 2012

Ivana Hong
Birthdate: 12/11/1992
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Allen, TX
Club: WOGA Gymnastics
Head Coach: Valeri Liukin

 Career Highlights
  • 2009 World Championships bronze medalist on balance beam
  • 2009 U.S. balance beam champion
  • Replacement athlete for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team
  • 2007 World Championship Team gold medalist

 Personal Information
Nickname: Ivie
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Personal Website:
Twitter: @IvanaHong
Name of High School: Lovejoy High School
Year you began gymnastics: 1997
Favorite Event: Balance beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: When I was 5, my mom wanted to sign me up for some form of exercise, but we were turned away unless my mom would take the class with me. Luckily she insisted that they let me try. The rest is history.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Traveling the world and being looked up to as a role model and an inspiration for others.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goals are to continue to compete at the elite level.
Names of parents/guardians: Mike and Michelle
Names of sibling(s): Isabelle, Isadora, Preston

 Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Shopping, movies, reading, baking
Favorite music: Taylor Swift
Favorite book(s): My Sister's Keeper
Favorite TV show(s): So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Food: Fresh fruits, my mom's food
Charity Involvement: Youth Core, Hi-Step

 National Competition Results
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 5th-UB; 6th-FX
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-VT; 5th-FX
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 5th-AA, UB; 7th-FX; 8th-VT, BB
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 5th-AA; 6th-BB, FX; 7th-UB
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-AA; 5th-BB, FX; 8th-UB
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 3rd-BB(T); 5th-AA; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 2nd-BB; 8th-FX; 9th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 4th-BB; 7th-FX; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 5th-BB; 13th-UB; 16th-AA; 17th-FX; 18th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y. - 3rd-BB; 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 American Challenge, Ontario, Calif. - 1st-AA, BB, UB; 2nd-VT; 4th-FX
2003 U.S. Challenge, San Antonio, Texas - 2nd-AA, BB; 5th-VT; 6th-UB, FX
2003 American Challenge, Boston, Mass. - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA, UB; 3rd-FX; 7th-VT
2002 U.S. Challenge, Virginia Beach, Va. - 1st-BB; 3rd-AA; 4th-FX; 6th-VT; 9th-UB 

 International Competition Results
2009 World Championships, London, England - 3rd-BB
2008 Friendship International Exchange, Huntsville, Texas - 1st-AA; 2nd-BB(T); 4th-UB
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA
2007 Houston International Invitational, Houston, Texas - 2nd-AA; 2nd-BB; 3rd-VT
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland - 1st-Team; 3rd-BB; 5th-AA
2006 USA/Japan/New Zealand Competition, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, BB, FX
2005 Top Gym Competition, Charleroi, Belgium - 1st-UB, BB; 3rd-AA 

 Videos of Ivana Hong
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Balance Beam2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Uneven Bars2009 Visa Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise2009 Visa Championships Day 1 Balance Beam2009 Visa Championships Day 1 Uneven Bars2009 Visa Championships Day 1 Vault2009 Interview after CoverGirl Classic2009 CoverGirl Classic Uneven Bars2009 CoverGirl Classic Vault2009 CoverGirl Classic Floor Exercise2009 CoverGirl Classic Balance Beam2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Vault2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Floor Exercise2008 Olympic Trials Vignette2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Balance Beam2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Balance Beam2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Uneven Bars2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Balance Beam2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Uneven Bars2008 Visa Championships Day 1 Vault2008 Visa Championships Day 1 Uneven Bars2008 Visa Championships Day 1 Balance Beam2008 Visa Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Uneven Bars2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Balance Beam2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault2007 Visa Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise2007 Visa Championships Day 1 Balance Beam2007 Visa Championships Day 1 Uneven Bars2007 Visa Championships Day 1 Vault

Donnerstag, April 19, 2012

Ashley Tisdale totes a full Louis Vuitton bag to her car on Friday afternoon (April 6) in Toluca Lake, Calif.

The 26-year-old actress watched over pup Maui, who browsed around the grass while Ashley loaded up her car.
Earlier this week, the new Op Spring/Summer 2012 campaign pics were released and Ashley is a part of it!
“The vibe of Venice Beach is cool, carefree, fun…we were just running up and down and looking at all the stores; trying on these crazy hats. There’s so much shopping you could do over here,” she shared in the video interview below.

Mittwoch, April 18, 2012

Ashley Greene gesteht Frisuren-Fehlgriffe

Ashley Greene

Actress Ashley Greene gestand, dass sie sich in ihrer Jugend ein paar frisurentechnische Fehlgriffe geleistet hat.

Das ging daneben: Ashley Greene (25) hat als Teenager einige Haarexperimente durchgeführt, die sie heute bereut.
Die Nachwuchs-Schauspielerin ('Twilight') ist für ihre stets perfekt gestylten Haare und ihren schicken Look bekannt, gab nun jedoch zu, dass sie nicht immer so stilsicher war wie heute. "Ich habe schon so ziemlich jede Haarfarbe ausprobiert, die es gibt. Manche Haarexperimente waren gut, andere weniger. Der grösste Fehler, den ich jemals gemacht habe, war wohl, mein Haar mit einem Bügeleisen zu glätten. Meine Freunde haben damals zu mir gesagt, ich solle das unbedingt mal ausprobieren. Das war gar nicht gut für meine Haare. Sie wurden davon total klebrig-glatt. Ich war, glaube ich, so um die 14. In diesem Alter habe ich viele dumme Sachen gemacht", erinnerte sich die brünette Beauty lachend im Interview mit der Website ''. "Das war schon ganz schön übel. Ich habe meine Haare eine Zeit lang auch mal mit einem Eisen gewellt. Ich habe viel zu viel Haargel benutzt. Meine Frisur wurde dadurch hochentzündlich und extrem brüchig. Ich hatte das Gefühl, mein Haar könnte zerbrechen. Das war definitiv kein guter Look für mich."
Die aus Jacksonville, Florida stammende Schauspielerin musste auch erst lernen, wie man mithilfe von Selbstbräuner den perfekten, sonnengeküssten Look kreieren kann. "Den perfekt gebräunten Look richtig hinzubekommen ist nicht ganz einfach. Ich glaube, viele Leute haben damit Probleme. Da ich aus Florida komme, war meine Haut immer schon natürlich gebräunt, doch seitdem ich in Kalifornien lebe, habe ich mich meist von der Sonne fern gehalten, da ich gelernt habe, wie schädlich Sonnenstrahlen für meine Haut sind. Es ist nicht gut, auf dem ganzen Gesicht Selbstbräuner aufzutragen. Natürliche Sonnenstrahlen bräunen meist die Wangen, die Nase und die Stirn, aber nicht das ganze Gesicht. Das musste ich erst lernen", erklärte Ashley Greene.

Dienstag, April 17, 2012

Maria Sharapova/RUS Famous WTA Tennis player
Maria Sharapovas new haircut - I like it!

Montag, April 16, 2012

Shawn Johnson for London 2012

Sorry for the weird Imagehoster!

Deidra Graham

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date/Place of Birth: March 15, 1980/Salt Lake City, Utah
Club: Olympus
Coach: Mary Wright, Meredith King, Scott Burr
School: Brighton High School
Year in School: 10th (Fall '95)
Years on Junior National Team: 2 (1994-95, 1995-96)
Began Gymnastics: 1989
Favorite Apparatus/Event: Uneven bars

Graham maintains a 3.8 GPA and would like to become a doctor. Her favorite subject in school is history. Graham is the oldest of three girls. Her sister Kirsha and brother Shea are active in karate and softball.

International Competition

  • 1995 Catania Cup, Catania, Italy; 9th-AA, 4th-UB
  • 1994 Jr. Pan American Cup, Monterrey, Mexico; 8th-AA, 1st-Team & BB(t), 23th-V, 11th(t)-FX

National Competition

  • 1995 Coca-Cola National Championships, New Orleans, La.; 17th-AA
  • 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, Boulder, Colo.; 11th(t)-AA
  • 1995 American Classic/Pan American Games Trials, Oakland, Calif.; 27th-AA
  • 1994 Coca-Cola National Championships, Nashville, Tenn.; 10th-AA, 2nd-UB (junior division)
  • 1994 U.S. Classic, Palm Springs, Calif.; 9th-AA (junior division)

Sonntag, April 15, 2012

Gut für straffe Haut: Ölmassagen

Bauch, Hüfte, Oberschenkel - das sind die typischen Problemzonen bei vielen Frauen. Diverse Massagegeräte versprechen Hilfe. Doch sind sie wirklich notwendig? Einfaches Kneten mit den Händen und etwas Öl tut es auch.

Mit Massagen lässt sich das Gewebe an Bauch, Hüften und Oberschenkeln straffen. Dabei müssen keine speziellen Geräte zum Einsatz kommen: Wer mit seinen Händen jeden Tag zehn Minuten morgens und abends die Haut durchknetet, regt die Durchblutung an. Der Effekt lässt sich mit einer Ölmassage noch steigern.
Wird das Öl erwärmt, kann es besonders gut von der Haut aufgenommen werden, heisst es in der Zeitschrift «Vital». Besonders geeignet sind Zitrusöle, die straffend wirken. Rosmarin fördert die Durchblutung und entschlackt das Gewebe, während Zypressen- und Wacholderöl entwässernd wirken.