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Liukin meets with the FIG Athletes' Commission 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, who was voted the athlete representative for Women's Artistic gymnastics to the FIG, visited Lausanne, Switzerland, on January 28 for the first meeting of the FIG Athletes' Commission at the FIG Head Office. The Commission, which is made up of one representative from each of the FIG's competitive disciplines (Liukin, Jani Tanskanen of Finland for Men's Artistic, Vera Sessina of Russia for Rhythmic, Dmitri Poliaroush of Belarus for Trampoline, Anna Macanita of Portugal for Aerobic, and Sabrina Hegele of Germany for Acrobatic), elected Tanskanen the new President for the 2012 Olympic Cycle. The Finnishborn Tanskanen will hold a seat on the Executive Board and one on the FIG Council as a representative of the Federation's athlete body. '/(

Kerri Strug Engaged 1996 Olympic team gold-medalist Kerri Strug recently announced her engagement to Robert Fischer and they are planning an April wedding . Both currently reside in Washington, D.C., where Strug is a program manager at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Fischer is an attorney currently working for a Member of Congress . Strug, who graduated from Stanford University, is best known for landing her courageous vault in the team finals at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta that was part of the team's goldmedal effort. Fischer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.'/(

Kip Wheel is a fantastic new product for learning kips and front hip circles.

Tapeze Bar is a new and exclusive training aid designed to teach tap swings and your athlete's first flyaway on uneven bars or horizontal bar. This fantastic and easy-to-use product was designed by a coach in need of a way to help athletes understand the tap swing that is so important to today's big swings on uneven bars and horizontal bar. The trapeze-type motion of the bar forces your body into the tap position on the back swing, the extended position at the bottom of the swing and the pike position at the top of the swing. Try it and see how it improves your swingers' tap swings!

This product allows the beginner athlete to perform all of these stunts and more without the aid of a coach .

Profile for USA Gymnastics

Technique Magazine - March 2010  

Technique Magazine - March 2010