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What's Happening in Men's Gymnastics

What's Happening in Men's Gymnastics (November 14)

Happenings from around the gymnastics world for the second week of November

November 14, 2023

A. Russia and Belarus


The International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) has announced that athletes from Russia and Belarus may return to competition as of January 1, 2024. There is a list of requirements to return, and there is no guarantee that any of the athletes will meet the stated requirements.


Read more about the FIG's decision here.





B. NCAA Signing Day

Athletes from across the country signed National Letters of Intent from November 6 - 9, 2023.


A few of the highlights included:

  • Caden Clinton to Nebraska

  • Ian Sandoval to Illinois

  • Wade Nelson to Stanford

  • Xander Hong to Stanford

  • Cooper Kim to Stanford

  • Marcus Pietarinen (Finland) to Stanford

  • Kai Uemura to Stanford

  • Cash Johnston to Army

  • Alex Deubler to Oklahoma

  • Syan Buradagunta (Navy) to Michigan


Click the link below to see more of the recent NCAA commits.


C. Swiss Cup Results


American, Yul Moldauer, continued his run of success in Switzerland and took home the top prize alongside teammate, Jade Carey. The Japanese team of Kaya Kazuma and Hatakeda Chiaki took second, and the Brazilian team of Patrick Sampaio and Julia Sowares edged out the Italians for third.


D. Pan American Games Podcast


Kensley recapped each of the Pan American Games finals on YouTube. Don't miss the final recap of the event finals!




E. Ukraine National Championships

Bohdan Suprun, a member of the world championships team, took the all-around title at the recent National Championships. Ivan Rudyi and Volodymy Kostiuk took silver and bronze respectively.


Top stars like Oleg Verniaiev, Nazar Chepurnyi, and Illia Kovtun did not compete. Kovtun was named Athlete of the Month and his coach, Irina Gorbacheva, was named Coach of the Month.


F. NCAA/CGA All Starts Competition


Mark your calendars because NCAA season is right around the corner! On December 16th at 5:00 pm ET, the College Gymnastics Association will present the second annual NCAA All-Stars event on YouTube! Information about the format can be found here.

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