10 Routines I’m Thankful for in 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you’re thankful for and what is special in your life. For many of you reading this blog, I’m sure gymnastics fits somewhere in the discussion at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Hence, in the spirit of the season, inspired by flogymnastics I present to you, 10 routines that I’m thankful for from 2016…

10. Trinity Thomas’ Floor

Junior international elite and USA national team member, Trinity Thomas has a floor routine full of high fly high flying passes and leaps. One that really gave us a wow and a giggle was her routine from P&G Championships this year. Take a look below:

VIA USA GYMNASTICS

9. Oleg Vernaiev’s Parallel Bars

One routine that I don’t allow myself to miss while watching a competition is, Oleg Vernaiev’s p bars. Full of difficult releases and consistent stuck landings it is not one to miss. Check it out:

VIA OLYMPIC YOUTUBE

8. Paul Ruggeri’s High Bar

Paul Ruggeri proved just how outstanding he is on high bar throughout this year. One of his most impressive routines was on the final day of the P&G Championships where her broke the 16 mark. Here it is:

VIA USA GYMNASTICS

7. Aly Raisman’s Floor

Aly Raisman has always been an outstanding performer on floor but my all time favorite for her routines was the one she performed in the Olympic all around final to win silver. It was simply perfect…

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6. Ragan Smith’s Floor

Continuing on the thought of floor, we must mention Ragan Smith’s adorable routine to The Addam’s Family. Watch below:

 

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5. Danell Leyva Vault

Daniel Leyva came back from a leg injury to perform a beautiful vault at the 2016 Olympic Trials. It was amazing and he stuck the landing and everything. However, the most amazing part was his dad’s reaction… you have to admit it!

*THE VIDEO COULD NOT BE DOWNLOADED ONTO THE POST BUT IT CAN BE FOUND here.

4.  Sophina Dejesus’ Floor

Sophina Dejusus’ performed a college floor routine that put us all on our feet this year. I don’t think anything else is needed to say, just take a look…

VIA NASTIAFAN101TAKE12 YOUTUBE

3. Laurie Hernandez’s Floor

Laurie Hernandez performed a spunky routine on floor this year full of amazing dance and tumbling. Her dance was so good that it was even enough to get her onto Dancing with the Stars. Check it out below:

VIA TEAM USA YOUTUBE

2.  Igor Radivlov Vault

Igor Radivlov performed an extremely difficult vault at this year’s Olympics! The four rotations in the video should explain itself…

* (IGOR PERFORMS AT 3:38)

VIA ALINA ZHYM YOUTUBE

1. Simone Biles’ Floor

We just thought Simone Biles was too good to leave off the list, so, her incredible, high flying, floor routine is definitely our number one pick for this year’s routine that we’re most thankful for. Our personal favorite was where she won the Olympic all around final, ending on floor. It was a story telling, picture perfect moment (she scored a 15.933)! It even put her to tears (happy tears)! Check it out here:

*(SIMONE’S FLOOR STARTS AT 4:54)

VIA ALINA ZHYM YOUTUBE

I hope that you enjoyed a terrific Thanksgiving full of thankfulness and of course, gymnastics, with you’re family. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more! 🙂

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