Posts Tagged ‘Marta Karolyi’

Inside Gymnastics’ Terin Humphrey interview

April 10, 2008

“I had accomplished all my goals [in gymnastics] and there wasn’t anything left.”

Terin HumphreyIn a new interview posted on Inside Gymnastics Magazine’s website, recently retired Alabama senior Terin Humphrey is perfectly candid. Among other things, she discloses that she really wanted to quit after the Athens Olympics, even forgoing her NCAA eligibility.

The first part of the interview is online, a teaser for Inside Gymnastics’ May/June issue.


Pressure’s on, Shawn

March 10, 2008

Shawn Johnson appears to be back on track.

After her first senior international defeat at last weekend’s American Cup, the Des Moines, Iowa native bounced back by winning her first all-around title of 2008 as the U.S. defeated Italy, Spain and Poland in a “fun” meet this weekend in Jesolo, Italy, about 20 miles northeast of Venice.

Johnson reportedly did not throw her Amanar vault, which she fell on at the Cup.

Not that she needed to. Her closest competition, 2006 World Champion Vanessa Ferrari, performed only a full-twisting Yurchenko and finished more than one and a half points behind Johnson, who apparently had some kind of stumble on floor exercise (15.0). Up-and-coming American Samantha Peszek, third at the American Cup, was third at this meet as well. Complete results are on International Gymnast Magazine’s website

More thoughts on Johnson’s performance at the American Cup, previously unposted: