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. “This 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”

2013-2016

Thank you to Julian Chiao, Monica Kwon, and Olivia Yu for their contributions! Women: Bai Yawen Chen Siyi Huang Huidan Tan Jiaxin Wang Yan Xie Yufen Yao Jinnan Zeng Siqi Zhu Xiaofang Men: Cheng Ran Zhang Chenglong Zhang Hongtao Zhou Shixiong Thank you to Julian Chiao, Monica Kwan, and Olivia Yu for their contributions!

2020

Women: Chen Yanfei Chen Yile Deng Yalan Du Siyu Fan Yilin Guan Chenchen He Licheng Li Qi Li Shijia Liu Jieyu Liu Tingting Lu Yufei Lyu Junliang Luo Huan Ou Yushan Qi Qi Qian Xuejia Shang Chunsong Tang Xijing Wei Xiaoyuan Yin Sisi Yue Yue Zhang Jin Zhou Ruiyu Men: Deng Shudi Huang Zenan LanContinue reading “2020”

Liu Tingting on Training and Chickenpox

Weeks leading up to the 2020 Chinese National Championships, Liu Tingting was was forced to isolate for two weeks after contracting the Chickenpox virus. “I had to isolate in my room for 2 weeks. Because this competition was really close, getting back into shape was kind of difficult. Although it was difficult, I’ve gradually gottenContinue reading “Liu Tingting on Training and Chickenpox”

Guan Chenchen Excited to Make Senior Debut

After helping her team win silver at the 2019 Junior World Championships, Guan Chenchen makes her senior debut at the 2020 Chinese National Championships this week. Chenchen spoke confidently to the reporters, “I have lots of confidence, when I’m competing on the competition floor I feel much more excited. I think if I try hard,Continue reading “Guan Chenchen Excited to Make Senior Debut”

3 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now To Save Men’s Gymnastics

If we kept lists of NCAA sports programs the same way we do with endangered animal species, men’s gymnastics would be on the critically endangered list. The number of men’s gymnastics programs has dwindled in the past several years, but this year it’s been clear the threat of total collapse is dangerously close. Men’s gymnasticsContinue reading “3 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now To Save Men’s Gymnastics”

‘We Achieved Our Goals’: Liang Qiao on Preperation for Upcoming Chinese National Championships

This week the Chinese National Team held an internal test at the National Training Center in Beijing, where gymnasts showed off routines and upgrades they hope to compete at the upcoming Chinese National Championships in Zhaoqing later this month. National Team head coach, Liang Qiao talked to reporters about upcoming plans: “It was very veryContinue reading “‘We Achieved Our Goals’: Liang Qiao on Preperation for Upcoming Chinese National Championships”

Gymnastics Resumes in Taiwan

This week would have been the week of event finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all gymnastics has been put on hold: except in Taiwan. Taiwan was able to swiftly control its outbreak back in March and has not reported a single attributed death since May. The timely protocolsContinue reading “Gymnastics Resumes in Taiwan”