Hey World—

Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet last week.

My roommate’s mom came to town and decided that we had to do everything we could to pack every microsecond of the day.


Sloan, Bross and Tsurumi went 1-2-3 in the All-Around. WOO! Congrats to all!

Uchimura, Keatings and Ryazanov went 1-2-3 for the men in the All-Around.

China won 6 of the 10 Event Finals Golds.

Props to newcomer Kayla Williams (USA) for winning a GOLD medal in her FIRST international competition on the Vault!

Further congratulations to Lauren Williams winning Silvers on the Beam and Floor for Australia, Beth for winning Gold on the Floor Exercise.

Congrats to all the gymnasts, you all did wonderfully.

We also were forced to say goodbye to a gymnast far too soon. World All-Around Bronze Medallist from Russia, Yury Ryazanov, was sadly killed in a car crash in Russia shortly after returning to Russia. His loss is a terrible tragedy not only to Russian Gymnastics, but to the world gymnastics community. His grace, style, power and personality will be sorely missed, and his spirit never forgotten. Rest peacefully, gentle warrior.