1)Which country, men or women, won its first-ever world championship team gold medal?
2)Who won the women’s all-around gold, and
how old was she?
3)Who won the men’s all-around, and was it
his first, second or third world title?
4)Which woman won the first world event
title for her country? (Which event?)
5)Which woman won her second world all-around medal?
6)Did Jonathan Horton (USA) win any
medals? If so, for what?
7)Which 2008 Olympic gold medalist also won
an event gold in 2010?
8)Did Romania win any gold medals? If so, for
9)Which gymnast won the most medals?
10)Which country won a team medal for both
men and women?
ANS W ERS:1. Russian wo men; 2.Aliya M ustafina(R US) was 16; 3.
Kohei Uchim ura(JP N) w on his second w orld AA gold; 4. Lauren
Mitchell(A U S) on FX; 5. R ebecca Bross (U S A) w on bronze, and silver
in 2009; 6. Yes, Horton wonthe AA bronze; 7. Chen Yibing(CH N)on
S R; 8. Yes, A na Porgras w on B B; 9. Aliya M ustafina (R U S) w on five
m e d als; 1 0. C hin a w o n th e m e n’s g old a n d th e w o m e n’s bro n ze.
EVER wonder why some gym- nasts command attention while
others put you to sleep? Ksenia
Afanasyeva is an excellent example of a captivating gymnast. She
truly is poetry in motion.
But what makes her so special?
For one thing, she dances with
excellent posture, as illustrated in
the photo here. She displays a
movement quality that relies on
extension and detail. Note how
she raises her arms but not her
shoulders. This creates an elegant, long neck line, which is
often missing in gymnastics.
The best way to develop this
polished style is through ballet
lessons. Once you master perfect
posture and learn to extend your
movements to their fullest, you too
will be commanding attention!
Ksenia Afanasyeva, (Russia)
THOMAS SCHREYER (2)
WHO AM I?
1) I was born on Sept. 30, 1994.
2) I won two golds and three silvers
at the 2010 world championships.
3) My little sister is also a gymnast.
4) My dad was an Olympic wrestler.
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