The Other Side of the Athlete: Pang Panpan, Deng Linlin, and Yang Yilin

2006 World Champion, Pang Panpan, sat on the sidelines helping her athletes prepare for the competition. As the coach for team Hebei her responsibilities include doing athlete makeup, gelling hair, and shouting encouragements from the sidelines.  Pang loved the sport so much that she wanted to contribute in other meaningful ways upon her retirement asContinue reading “The Other Side of the Athlete: Pang Panpan, Deng Linlin, and Yang Yilin”

Zhang Boheng: ‘I hope this gold medal marks the beginning of my all around era’

After coming so close to becoming Chinese National Champion last year, Zhang Boheng finally clinched the all-around gold in Hangzhou, making this his very first national all-around title. The final all-around standings were calculated by combining each gymnast’s qualification and all-around final totals. Zhang Boheng expressed that even though winning titles at international competitions haveContinue reading “Zhang Boheng: ‘I hope this gold medal marks the beginning of my all around era’”

Meet the next generation of American Gymnastics

The upcoming Pan American Championships will be a test for American gymnastics; it will gauge the depth and strength of the next line of U.S. gymnasts. Because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, many of the new seniors in the would-be 2021-2024 quad, got overshadowed by the A-tier Olympic team group. This is aContinue reading “Meet the next generation of American Gymnastics”

Spotlight on Turkey and Italy at the 2022 Mediterranean Games

The Italian women and the Turkish men stole the show at the Mediterranean Games, held in Oran, Algeria. Both teams clinched the team titles as well as multiple individual event titles. Heading the Italian women and the Turkish men, Martina Maggio and Adem Asil, respectively, showed off their true capabilities by winning team, all-around, andContinue reading “Spotlight on Turkey and Italy at the 2022 Mediterranean Games”

Taiwan’s Tang Chia-Hung: ‘The biggest change after the Olympics is now I have more fans’

Following a successful showing at the 2022 Asian Championships, the Taiwanese men qualified a full team for the 2022 World Championships in Birmingham later this year as expected. Taiwan placed third in team qualifications, trailing Japan by only 0.289 and ahead of South Korea by 0.944. Olympian Tang Chia-Hung was a major contributor to theContinue reading “Taiwan’s Tang Chia-Hung: ‘The biggest change after the Olympics is now I have more fans’”

3 Things to Look Out for at 2022 Winter Cup

Winter Cup, the kickstart to the elite gymnastics season presents the opportunity for gymnasts to get back into the swing of competition. The meet is generally a safe space to try out new skills and routines. Not only is this one of the first elite meets of the year, but it’s also one of theContinue reading “3 Things to Look Out for at 2022 Winter Cup”

Zou Jingyuan, Zhang Boheng, Lan Xingyu, Hu Xuwei Honored at Infamous Gold Medal Victory Ceremony

Recapping a year of success, the Chinese National Team hosted their annual victory ceremony for new World and Olympic Champions. The Wall of Champions lines the halls of the training gym in Beijing, featuring a photograph of every World and Olympic champion in Chinese gymnastics history, honoring the success of the athletes while also beingContinue reading “Zou Jingyuan, Zhang Boheng, Lan Xingyu, Hu Xuwei Honored at Infamous Gold Medal Victory Ceremony”

Zhang Boheng: “Not making the Olympics was disappointing, but it didn’t stop me from moving forwards”

Zhang Boheng made a quiet international debut at the 2020 Friendship and Solidarity classic in November 2020. A newcomer in a field with World and Olympic veterans such as Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagonryy, Kamoto Yuya, and Uchiumura Kohei, the expectations for Zhang weren’t as high. Things quickly picked up for Zhang during 2021 Chinese NationalContinue reading “Zhang Boheng: “Not making the Olympics was disappointing, but it didn’t stop me from moving forwards””