Gymnasts and Photographers Practice During Preliminaries…

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

 

Today I made a quick stop by the men’s Team Gymnastics preliminaries  – doesn’t hurt to brush up on your Gymnastics shooting once every FOUR years ;)

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

I felt a little rusty at first, while Alexander Artemev was far from that–he did have his moments on the parallel bars…

But he more than held it together–and even gave a little Michael Jordan tongue-action.

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

He made up for any slip-ups when he hit the floor exercise. What an athlete! The U.S. Team is looking very strong despite it’s recent shakeup.

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

Photograph by Vincent Laforet for NEWSWEEK

Seconds after Alexander  hit the pommel horse – I hit the ground running to make it to fencing in time to get a good position for the women’s sabre finals… this was a good little practice run for the finals!