International Gymnast reported that Tsukahara competed at the Australian National Championships last weekend. Apparently, he won. That makes three years in a row that he has “unofficially” won while he awaits his Australian citizenship. Great to see a man in his thirties competing at the elite level. Here is a video of his vault from the 2010 championships.
I’d love to know his training secrets…and if he is bottling his Super-Olympian family genes for distribution to the rest of us gym-mortals.
The Mat Masher Meet will be held in Kent, Washington at Metropolitan Gymnastics. Full details here. This gym seriously understands how to keep a masters meet memorable. Special awards for:
- Anyone competing in both mens and women’s gymnastics events (Love this!)
- Most Entertaining Routine
- Best Crash (We’d like to request video of the winner so that we can post it here. Pretty please.)
And in addition to the regular events, there will be:
- Keg Stand Contest
- Beam Joust (Yes!)
Registration deadline is August 17th. $45 entrance fee includes the post-meet beer and BBQ. What more could you ask for? Let us know if you go to the meet. We would love to post videos and photos!