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”

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”

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”

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”

‘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”

Overcoming Adversity, the Story of He Licheng

He Licheng’s mother first put her into gymnastics when she was just three years old, “when she was younger she didn’t eat very much. If you don’t eat enough it’s easy to be dehydrated or get sick. I wanted to send her to do gymnastics so she could make her body stronger.” Even at aContinue reading “Overcoming Adversity, the Story of He Licheng”