Recent U.S. camp report on L.A. Times

Recent U.S. training camp rumors confirmed by Diane Pucin, who covers gymnastics for the L.A. Times:

The assignments that USA Gymnastics announced for upcoming international competitions give some indication as to who is starting to be groomed for 2012 teams in London.

For example Glen Ishino of Santa Ana and Danell Leyva of Miami are being sent to the Pan American Gymnastics Union Individual Event Championships in Rosario, Argentina, Nov. 19-24.

Ishino won the 2008 junior all-around title and is considered a potential star for future U.S. men’s teams. Ishino is a freshman at California. Leyva is young enough to have been on the 14- to 15-year-old national team this year, but good enough to have finished eighth on the high bar at senior nationals

That’s just the beginning. Jana Bieger is apparently sticking around for now, as is Ivana Hong, despite showing at the recent Karolyi camp no longer affiliated with Al Fong and GAGE.

Word is Hong, who lived in California before moving to Missouri to train with the Fongs in 2004, may be heading to All Olympia, where Mattie Larson and Samantha Shapiro train. Seems like it would be a good fit for Hong, who like Larson and Shapiro is known for her artistry.

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One Response to “Recent U.S. camp report on L.A. Times”

  1. Hatsumomo Says:

    Hong would be a better fit at AOGC, plus her family would no longer be separated, but it’s sounding more and more like she’ll end up at Chow’s with Shawn Johnson.

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