Men's Individual All-Round
Gold medal favorite: Wei Yang - China
Venue: National Indoor Stadium
Yang Wei wins men’s individual all round - gymnastics
Chinese gymnast Yang Wei won the gold medal in the men’s individual all round in Beijing on August 14, scoring a total of 94.575 points.
Japan’s Uchimura Kohei won the silver medal with 91.975 points and France’s Benoit Caranobe won the bronze medal with 91.925 points.
Morgan Hamm out of the Olympics
Morgan Hamm has pulled out of the Beijing Olympics, due to an ankle injury.
“I have been dealing with this for the last year and it has gotten worse here in Beijing,” Morgan Hamm said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon through USA Gymnastics. “Right now I am unable to perform my tumbling skills at the [...]
Yang Wei to transform pressure into motivation
Yang Wei and his team have put the disappointment of Athens well behind them. After experiencing a fall from the high bar, Yang returned to China without a single medal.
“We will transform the glory and pressure into motivation,” the 28-year-old said. “The support from the Chinese people fills us with power.
“I believe we will [...]
Artistic Gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics
The gymnastics is always a popular event at the Olympics. Russia were once a powerhouse, but now China and the United States have the strongest competitors.
In the women’s event we have Shawn Johnson from the United States, who is favorite for the all-round event and is just 16 years old. On the Chinese [...]
Doctor believes Hamm can prove medal at Olympics
Paul Hamm won Gold in the Men’s All-Round competition in Athens in 2004 and is wanting to repeat his accomplishment in Beijing. However, he’s just started recovering from hand surgery after he had broken the fourth metacarpal in his right hand.
Hamm hopes to be back on the gymnastics equipment in 5 weeks with the [...]
Athletes using YouTube to check out competition
When no video is available on competitors, not surprisingly athletes are turning to video sharing sites like YouTube.
“We really don’t know what the Chinese or the American guys will do,” said Fabian Hambuechen who just finished the European Championships with a swag of medals. “We saw some results on the internet but we have no [...]