Time for tabloid GTT to end

I realized after reading over my last 20 or so blogs that I have become a tabloid Magazine. I have decided it is time to move on from the daily life of TMZ and start to discuss gymnastics again.

Catherine one of our posters has a blog and she created a list of gymnasts who turn senior over the next 4 years. The good news is she has included every Country.

Catherine also linked a list to some videos in another blog of hers. Here is the list titled, NKOTB (New kids on the block) (Thanks Catherine:)

Check out Catherine’s blog here. and here is the list of gymnasts

Gymnasts turning senior in 2013

Katelyn Ohashi USA
Lexie Priessman USA
Madison Desch USA
Simone Biles USA
Peyton Ernst USA
Gabby Jupp BRITAIN
Angel Romaeo BRITAIN
Noemi Makra HUNGARY
Stefanie Alina Stanila ROMANIA
Evgeniya Shelgunova RUSSIA
Yulia Tipaeva RUSSIA
Sophie Scheder GERMANY
Elisa Meneghini ITALY
Chantysha Netteb NETHERLANDS
Roxana Popa SPAIN
Olesya Sazonova UKRAINE
Olena Vasylieva UKRAINE
Darya Matveyeva UKRAINE
(Wang Wei) CHINA
(Zhu Siyan) CHINA


Gymnasts turning senior in 2014

Polina Schennikova USA
Amelia Hundley USA
Veronica Hults USA
Maria Kharenkova RUSSIA
Daria Spiridonova RUSSIA
Viktoria Kuzmina RUSSIA
Darya Kloptsova UKRAINE
Tea Ugrin ITALY
Enus Mariani ITALY
Dayana Hryhoryeva BELARUS
Silvia Zarzu ROMANIA
Andreea Munteanu ROMANIA
Eythora Thorsdottir NETHERLANDS
(Wang Wei) CHINA
(Zhu Siyan) CHINA


Gymnasts turning senior in 2015

Bailie Key USA
Maria Bondareva RUSSIA
Anastasia Dmitrieva RUSSIA
Madalina Blendea ROMANIA
Andreea Iridon ROMANIA
Laura Jurca ROMANIA
Rebeca Andrade BRAZIL
Ellie Downie BRITAIN
(Lu Jiaqi) CHINA
(Yuan Xiaoyang) CHINA
(Fan Yilin) CHINA
(Liu Ying) CHINA


Gymnasts turning senior in 2016

Laurie Hernandez USA
Shallon Olsen CANADA
Adela Florea ROMANIA
Catherine Lyons BRITAIN
(Lu Jiaqi) CHINA
(Yuan Xiaoyang) CHINA
(Liu Ying) CHINA
(Fan Yilin) CHINA

44 Responses to “Time for tabloid GTT to end”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Aw thanks!:D I can’t wait for 2014/2015, most exciting bunch then I think. Outside of USA, Rebeca Andrade, Madalina Blendea, Enus Mariani, Silvia Zarzu and Maria Kharenkova are my favourites.

    The links to the post for each country or ‘the rest of the world’ is here http://beautifulgymnastics.blogspot.ie/2012/08/new-kids-on-block.html It doesn’t have everyone listed above, but it has a lot of them. Just videos of their best events.

  2. Aerial Says:

    The Tabloid was a sensational extravaganza following the Olympics – be proud – we all enjoyed it! But of course love the gymn discussions too.
    Always wonder if those little ones that have been doing well as jrs. already will see the senior ranks when they still have a few years to go. Hope so. Will be interesting to see how the other girls from Trials that were promising, as well as the new seniors, do against each other next year. Not really even thinking the Olympians will be in the mix – maybe Kyla, but not sure if she’s necessarily the front-runner despite her experiences last year and abilities.
    Looking fwd to the vids Catherine!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I think once Kyla gets used to her new height she will be in the mix.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I was re-watching London team finals today and noticed that Mustafina is 5’4″ which I think is only like an inch shorter that Khorkina. Both are good examples that gymnast can be taller and still be successful AA gymnast.

      • Aerial Says:

        I was noticing at the past Olympics… it appeared more gymnasts than ever were “taller”. And, unlike previous quads when a 5’4 gymnast looked like a huge Amazonian on the apparatus and when surrounded by their teammates, I didn’t even realize many teams had almost everyone above 5′. A healthy thing!

      • mim Says:

        i always thought khorkina was extraordinarily tall haha. i never realised she was of “normal” height and the others were just total shorties.

      • catherine Says:

        Khorkina competed at least once against bai chunyue, the shortest of all time at 4’1..shorter than Kim gwang suk lol.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Totally. I think Kyla could be one of those “Miller” type gymnasts who stay around for more than two years in the senior division. At least, I’m hoping. She seems pretty hell bent on continuing.

        Musty went through a major growth spurt after her injury and is now 5’4″. Komova is still growing. Ponor and Izbasa were about 5’4″ and Khorkina was 5’6″ I think. I remember when Khorkina was around I was impressed she could be that tall and still competitive, but then again a lot of her skills were unique to compensate for being tall. Her vaults were atrocious, but whatever – the code is the code (I guess at that time). Even Nastia is like 5’3″ and she’s way more “fragile” than Kyla. Everyone talks about how strong Kyla is so I think she’ll be less prone to injury than Nastia. Ohashi looks like she’s stronger than Nastia and doesn’t have Bross’ funky legs so she might be able to pull a quad off, but we’ll see.

  3. catherine Says:

    Oh check out shallon Olsen, she has a mental amount of difficulty and needs to last 4 more years. She’s a bit young for all she does. She’s in the last list of videos.

  4. Gymnerd Says:

    What do you mean, “tabloid”? Are you saying we can’t rag on Gabby & Nastia anymore? What fun would that be???

  5. mim Says:

    i miss gymnastics! howeve all the gossipy hooha about the tour and post-olympics stuff was totally necessary!

    i think bailey key will be the one to watch. she’s still so young though so there is a lot of time for things to change until rio. im inclined to cautiously agree katelyn might be rebecca bross 2.0 but i hope for her sake she stays healthy. will have to youtube some of the russians/romanians. apparently australia has some promising juniors and recognises that we need to up our difficulty in order to be competitive.

    any news/gossip from the camps?

  6. sanitynmotion Says:

    I still say, go kyla! Lol. I don’t know I think she’s awesome. And thanks Catherine for the great blog.

  7. nero Says:

    I don’t care I’m making it now because I’m fucking impatient. Rio 2016 team:

  8. JAS4 Says:

    Will Nalyia Mustafina be a senior in 2013?

    • catherine Says:

      Nailya only trains kinda recreationally now, too many injuries.

      • JAS4 Says:

        It seems like girls are having to retire before senior level more and more these days!

        Here is a video of Paseka traing tumbling and bars

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I was happy to read on RWRH that Musty will be as the world cup in stuttgart later this year. Ive never really watched the world cups before but I think Ill start watching them if youtube posts them.

        I hope the next four years are good full of exciting competitions and no drama. I hope the next olympics is better than this one.

  9. sainabou nyang Says:

    I think 2013 will be an interesting year for each country in terms of who will be the rising starbfor their country. I actually hope someone not amercan wins the American cup

    Thanks Catherine for the details on Chinese Nationals. Finally I watch some gymnastics. I hope its posted on youtube. I want to see nina lou.

    Also why Marta sending Kennedy amd Brenna down to Mexican open? I’ve never heard of this event sad to say. Does she send someone usually to this event?

    • Blake Says:

      The Mexican Open started in 2011. It attracted some pretty big names and current Olympians: Danell Leyva, Peng Peng Lee, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Emily Little, Daniel Purvis. This year’s should be very interesting with 2 Americans and Dementyeva. This is the first time Marta has sent someone to this meet and actually to any type of world cup in a while.

  10. Exgymgurl Says:

    you forgot skyler memmel…..

    • catherine Says:

      Yeah don’t have everyone..mainly the best and then my favourites from USA. Nia Dennis, 2015, could make like gabby and end up stealing the show. Have heard barely anything about Skyler?

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Hah, ever since Andy Memmel said something to USAG about the Chellsie situation I’m sure Marta/USAG will do whatever they can to prevent her from being a prominent elite – no matter how talented she might be.

      • Hurms22 Says:

        She had shoulder surgery recently. And I agree, Marta would kill her elite dreams in a millisecond.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        So what did Andy actually say? All I remember is Chellsie being all classy and bowing out gracefully. DId Andy Memmel call bullshit?

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        After USAG rejected Chellsie’s petition to compete at nationals (this was after she competed at Classics) Andy Memmel outed USAG President Steve Penny for calling their household and suggesting that Chellsie retire and they would give her a great “spectacle” of a good-bye at nationals so this “would all end making Chellsie look good.” Penny was trying to do damage control since everyone was in an uproar over it all. Then he went on and said that Marta had “her princesses” so he totally suggested that Marta was playing favorites (which we all knew she was). Then Chellsie basically was paid off to do the Kellogg’s tour so it all quieted down. But you know Marta – she’ll never forget. Any elite/Olympic caliber gymnast would do well to steer clear of Andy Memmel’s gym if they want to go to the Olympics as long as Marta is at the wheel. Sadly.

  11. Exgymgurl Says:

    and being from boston im sure you appreciate nkotb more

  12. Dee Says:

    Hundly won’t be senior for almost two more seasons? I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for these CGA girls to be seniors.

  13. Blake Says:

    We’ll get a chance most likely to see Noemi Makra of Hungary at the Hungarian Grand Prix the last week of September. She is pretty good.

  14. Kate Coursey Says:

    What about Lizzy LeDuc? Is she still competing?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I am pretty sure she went level ten. She left Woga and was at Zenith last time I heard anything.

      • Case Says:

        Yes, she had an elbow injury at WOGA and is now over at Zenith competing level 10.

  15. sainabou nyang Says:

    More videos of Russians training in Spain.
    First vid is of Nabieva and Anna D. on Beam. Its hard to tell from Vid, Tati looks a little out of shape.


    • Catherine Says:

      Yep, and she looks very afraid of beam I think. She was never stick then though, and her bars routine could be valuable so I hope she is able to continue. Just eh hold the vaulting. Anna looks quite rough on her skills, but she’s had a tough year or so.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I read some interesting comments in other gym sites regarding Grishina. First is her mom her primary coach? I think many feel that her mon should take a step back and let Alexandroc coach her. I thought it was interesting but not surprising that she didn’t go to Spain with the Girls.

      • Catherine Says:

        She followed a different training programme from the rest at Round Lake..different coaching, and her mam stayed at Round Lake. Everyone else saw their own parents rarely. Coaching her differently has backfired after she had an extremely underwhelming Olympics and balked out of beam in TF.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I kind of wondered why they didn’t take Anna D. to the Olympics…guess she was falling apart at the wrong time? I read that Grishina backed off of doing all of the events she was supposed to do and that’s why Musty had to end up doing the AA and floor/beam. She was originally supposed to only do vault and bars.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        it’s not that Grishy doesn’t have talent either. But I wobder if they made a mistake in taking her considering that she refused to compete on beam. imagine if any of the girls told Marta that?

  16. GymMom Says:

    Great post! Loved all the info. That being said, I first read your blog because it seems to be the only place that was telling the truth about Gabby Douglas & her horrible excuse for a mother.

    Some “TMZ” is a good thing.

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