I’m Happy to Be One of the Best in The World: Lee Chih Kai Eyes Tokyo Gold Medal

After a disappointing individual finish in Rio nearly five years ago, Lee Chih Kai is looking towards the upcoming Tokyo Olympics not only with a team at his side, but with Olympic gold medal prospects on his specialty, Pommel horse. Renowned for his crowd-pleasing, flare saturated routine composition, Chih Kai is the first Taiwanese gymnastContinue reading “I’m Happy to Be One of the Best in The World: Lee Chih Kai Eyes Tokyo Gold Medal”

When We All Fall Where Do We Go? Men’s 2021 Winter Cup Day 1 Recap

When I think about Winter Cup one word usually comes to mind: meteorite. Why meteorite? Because they fall. And well… We saw that… But it’s totally understandable. Besides the fact that it’s only February, the athletes competing here have been put through extraordinary circumstances never before seen in gymnastics. The pandemic has thrown the entireContinue reading “When We All Fall Where Do We Go? Men’s 2021 Winter Cup Day 1 Recap”

Jiang Yuyuan: My Olympics

Note: this interview took place on November 11, 2008 Jiang Yuyuan’s teammates were yelling at her, “put it in the bucket! Put it in the bucket!” Yuyuan was holding a squid she plucked from the beach. Smiling, she dropped the squid into a small blue bucket and filled it with seawater. The national gymnastics teamContinue reading “Jiang Yuyuan: My Olympics”

Guan Chenchen: Cheng Fei Made Me Fall in Love With Gymnastics

Known for her playful character, 2020 Chinese Beam Champion Guan Chenchen took a more serious note in a CCTV Sports interview, sharing her ambitions and inspirations in gymnastics that sparked her desire to be a part of the mix for the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games. “To me, the Olympics are a dream- when I was young and hadContinue reading “Guan Chenchen: Cheng Fei Made Me Fall in Love With Gymnastics”

2005-2008

Thank you to Julian Chiao, Monica Kwon, and Olivia Yu for their contributions! Men: Chen Yibing Feng Jing Huang Xu Li Xiaopeng Lu Fuliang Xiao Qin Yan Mingyong Yang Wei Zhang Hongtao Zou Kai Women: Deng Linlin He Kexin Li Shanshan Yang Yilin Zhang Nan

Sport Over Safety? The Tough Choice for College Gymnastics This Season

As COVID-19 has brushed nearly every spot on the globe, it has caused trillions of dollars in economic turmoil, disrupted global travel, and been the sole cause of more than 1.5 million deaths around the world. The risks and uncertainty caused by the deadly virus has upended normal life as we know it, causing schoolsContinue reading “Sport Over Safety? The Tough Choice for College Gymnastics This Season”

2009-2012

Thank you to Julian Chiao, Monica Kwon, and Olivia Yu for their contributions! Women: Deng Linlin He Kexin Huang Qiushuang Jiang Yuyuan Sui Lu Tan Sixin Yang Yilin Yao Jinnan Zhu Xiaofang Men Chen Yibing Feng Zhe Guo Weiyang Teng Haibin Wang Guanyin Yan Mingyong Zhang Chenglong Zhang Hongtao Zou Kai

Li Shijia “Excited” to Show New Upgrades

Following her success at the 2019 World Championships, Li Shijia quickly added herself to the mix for a shot at making the 2020 Chinese Olympic Team. However, with the postponement of the games by one year, plans have been put on hold. In September the Chinese delegation was able to hold a national championship whereContinue reading “Li Shijia “Excited” to Show New Upgrades”

Training, Planning, and Altitude with Ye Zhennan

With only eight months left until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Chinese Gymnastics team is hard at work entering the winter training phase of their training schedule- a time dedicated to working on intense physical fitness testing, conditioning, and fundamental elements. ‚ÄúThis winter training we need to maintain conditioning results and do the basicsContinue reading “Training, Planning, and Altitude with Ye Zhennan”

2020 Friendship and Solidarity Competition Preview

As a means to make the flaming dumpster fire that was the year 2020 slightly more bearable, the FIG has decided to organize a last-minute major international gymnastics competition to offer the gymnasts some competition exposure in a year that has essentially been a gymnastics drought. The Friendship and Solidarity Competition will be the firstContinue reading “2020 Friendship and Solidarity Competition Preview”