Japanese Gymnastics


2009 Japan Cup

Is this weekend, July 18 & 19.
It will be shown on tape delay on Fuji TV. Starting at 11:30AM Central Standard Time (Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico, ect.) on July 19th and 20th.
To watch Fuji TV in the states, go to this link and download Keyhole TV.
http://xorsyst.com/japan/watch-japanese-tv-online/

This competition has been raved as being one of the biggest competitions of 2009.

COLEY, Fiona
GREELEY, Britt
MITCHELL, Lauren
MILLER, Larrissa

This is the four women Australian team. In the team finals competition, the format is 5-3-3 so Australia will go 4-3-3. The team is being headlined by Lauren Mitchell; the recent 2009 Australian National Champion. She’s been rumoured to have a 7.2 D-Score on beam, and competed a 6.9 D-Score at the championships.

HE, Kexin
XIAO, Sha
HUANG, QiuShuang
GUO, Wei
LI, ShanShan

He Kexin is the reigning Olympic champion on uneven bars and is also a part of the 2008 Olympic champion Chinese team with Li Shanshan. Huang Quishuang got second in the all-around at the 2009 Chinese National championships behind He Ning (who just got back from the Universiade).

KURBATOVA,Ekaterina
MYZDRIKOVA,Anna
MUSTAFINA,Aliya
NABIEVA,Tatiana
DEMENTYEVA,Anna

Anna Myzdrikova has the highest D-Score on floor along with Beth Tweddle. Along with Kurbatova, the two have been competing at recent World Cup competitions, usually placing at least top 3. Mustafina, Nabieva, and Dementyeva are all juniors; the best being Mustafina, who has a super original dismount series on uneven bars, a stalder full to a double tuck back with 1-1/2 twist. Look for this Russian team with their originality and artistry.

TSURUMI, Koko
UEMURA, Miki
OSHIMA, Kyoko
SHINTAKE, Yuko
MINOBE, Yu

The Japanese team has the top 5 finishers of the 2009 NHK Cup and 2009 Japanese Nationals combined. Tsurumi is, of course, their best all-arounder and the first Japanese woman to make an Olympic event final since Maiko Morio on floor at the 1984 Olympic games. Oshima is the only woman to compete at two Olympics for WAG; and her and Uemura both turned senior in 2002. Shintake and Minobe are still relatively new to the international scene with the Toyota Cup and the Olympic Games.


1 Comment so far
Leave a comment

The Cirque du Soleil Casting team thought that your readers could be interested to know that we will be visiting Japan in a few months.

Cirque du Soleil Try Out
TOKYO & OSAKA – NOVEMBER 2009

Cirque du Soleil is seeking new talent. Come meet us and live a dynamic experience in the company of other athletes and our acrobatic talent scout.

SPORTS
Acrobatic, artistic & rhythmic gymnastics
Trampoline – Twirling – Skipping – Other sports

TOKYO – NOVEMBER 23
Location: TSUKAHARA GYMNASTICS CENTER
5-18-12 KITA KARASUYAMA SETAGAYAKU, TOKYO

OSAKA – NOVEMBER 30
Location: NANBA GYMNASTICS CLUB
1-3-19 NIHONBASHI NISHI NANIWAKU

Please be on-site to register at 9 A.M.
Latecomers will not be admitted.

All candidates must be 18 years of age or older. Please bring a photo, a resumé and a demo video of your act or skills. Appropriate attire required.

For more information, please contact:

SADAO HAMADA
Cirque du Soleil Casting Partner
090-3229-7375
s-hamada-4@hotmail.co.jp

Learn more about our on-stage career opportunities at:
http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/jobs

Comment by Cirque du Soleil - Casting




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: