So, who’s going to Worlds?

Every day we are getting announcements from countries stating who they will send to represent them at the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships which will take place in Montreal, Canada from October 2nd-8th 2017. In addition, this week the nominative roster was published, giving us an indication of which gymnasts are being considered for spots at... Continue Reading →

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European Youth Olympic Festival Preview

The 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival will be held in Goyr, Hungary from the 23rd-29th July 2017. The European Youth Olympic Festival first began in 1991 in Brussels, Belgium with 10 sports not including gymnastics. Gymnastics was first included as a sport at the festival at the second event in 1993 in Valkenswaard, Netherlands. Since then,... Continue Reading →

Gymnasts of the Social Media Age

Before Maile O'Keefe even qualified elite, I knew exactly who she was. Before Jordan Chiles stepped foot on the podium of an elite stage, I knew her name and right now I frequently watch the Whitney Bjerken YouTube channel, an 11 year old, level 9 gymnast with elite aspirations and a YouTube following of over... Continue Reading →

The Race for the Olympic All-Around Bronze Medal

With just 4 days until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially get underway, excitement is building amongst fans of every sport. Gymnastics fans included. The gymnastics competition, as always gets underway almost immediately with the first day of competition taking place on Saturday, August 6th, the day after the Opening Ceremony. Men's Qualification will take... Continue Reading →

African Championships 2016

Photo: Claudia Cummins of South Africa Hailed as an extremely successful event by Salah Bouchiha, the President of the Algerian Gymnastics Federation, the 13th African Gymnastics Championships took place in Alger, Algeria from March 23rd through March 26th 2016. Bouchiha went on to say that "Algeria managed to organise a competition of international standards" and... Continue Reading →

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