Upgrade Season in Full Swing for Chinese Gymnastics

Physical fitness and conditioning has been the overarching theme of the winter training session at the Chinese National Gymnastics Training Center. It’s a push to help the gymnasts safely prepare their bodies for upgrades heading towards the Tokyo Olympic Games. Qiao Liang, the head coach of the women’s team, noted progress in training “Winter trainingContinue reading “Upgrade Season in Full Swing for Chinese Gymnastics”

Zou Jingyuan: We’re Becoming Physically Stronger

For Chinese gymnasts, winter training is a time of building intense physical fitness, increasing routine start values, improving routine composition, and cleaning up in the execution department. For the past several months, the Chinese have been hard at work gearing up for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.  Former two-time world champion on parallel bars, ZouContinue reading “Zou Jingyuan: We’re Becoming Physically Stronger”

The 2020 New Senior Preview

As the 2019 elite gymnastics season draws to a close, a fresh batch of top-notch juniors will become age-eligible to compete at the most prestigious gymnastics meet of the quad, the Olympic Games. Let’s dive in to see who’s who and what’s what The Canadian women will be very excited with the addition of ZoéContinue reading “The 2020 New Senior Preview”

Mai Murakami Is Planning to Do a Training Camp in America This Spring

After the Japanese Gymnastics Federation made the shocking decision to leave world champion Mai Murakami off the 2019 World Championships team, Mai looks forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as a strong potential medal threat. According to an article from Sankei Sports, Mai is planning to attend a training camp in the United StatesContinue reading “Mai Murakami Is Planning to Do a Training Camp in America This Spring”

Lin Chaopan: We Must Study Excellent International Competitors

After a few minor mistakes during the high bar finals at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, Xinhua News interviewed Lin Chaopan and asked about his performance “Today I didn’t have the best performance on high bar. On my first release move my body position wasn’t totally laid out and my second release was distorted. TheContinue reading “Lin Chaopan: We Must Study Excellent International Competitors”

Tang Xijing: “I want to thank coach Qiao and big sister Tingting”

Two falls on the balance beam unfortunately cost Tang Xijing a spot for the all-around final at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships due to her teammates, Liu Tingting and Li Shijia, qualifying ahead of her. However, a disastrous performance for Tingting during the team final caused her to withdraw from the all-around final, allowing XijingContinue reading “Tang Xijing: “I want to thank coach Qiao and big sister Tingting””

Liu Tingting: “The falls from team finals taught me to become braver, face problems, and overcome myself”

The 2018 World Champion on the balance beam, Liu Tingting, came to the 2019 World Championships prepared to defend her title and compete in a world championships all-around final for the first time ever. Unfortunately several falls in the team final caused her to withdraw from the competition. Tingting came back strong during the barContinue reading “Liu Tingting: “The falls from team finals taught me to become braver, face problems, and overcome myself””

2019 World Championships Women’s Team Final Live Blog

The United States is the obvious gold medal favorite, but I’m excited to see how the other teams rank in comparison, and the battle for the bronze. Marching in is happening and Melanie did this. GOLD 👑 #Stuttgart2019 pic.twitter.com/O3BRZWCbEh — Something about Brenda (@Pamchenkova) October 8, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js McCallum VT: Easy DTY, small hop back.Continue reading “2019 World Championships Women’s Team Final Live Blog”

Recap: 2019 World Championships Women’s Qualifications

It was a lot, I know I know. Let’s unpack everything that just happened in women’s qualifications. Lets’s start with Belgium. Belgium competed in the second subdivision and did their job to qualify a full-team to Tokyo. Belgian star, Nina Derwael, qualified first into the bars final as expected with a spectacular routine featuring her NabievaContinue reading “Recap: 2019 World Championships Women’s Qualifications”

2019 World Championships Preview

Before the World Championships have even begun, we’ve already had some interesting developments- mainly concerning team selection (don’t even get me started). Barring from anymore surprises, here are some I’ll be looking for Let’s get the obvious out of the way first, the American women have won the team title at every single World ChampionshipsContinue reading “2019 World Championships Preview”