Games Guide: Demystifying Pommel Horse

Pommel horse is more than just an event – it’s a symbol, an idea, a concept, a medium of expression, a stand-up comedian, a creator of world peace. Technical pommel horse evaluation can be a common source of frustration and confusion among even the sharpest of MAG gymnerds. In this quick pommel guide we’ll glossContinue reading “Games Guide: Demystifying Pommel Horse”

Wang Hongwei: “Zhang Boheng Could be Substituted In”

Despite winning the all around at China’s final Olympic Selection Camp, the controversial decision was announced last week to leave Zhang Boheng off the Olympic team. Wang Hongwei, the head of the men’s program, justified the decision to the press: “The coaches all agreed the top three athletes of the men’s program (Xiao Ruoteng, SunContinue reading “Wang Hongwei: “Zhang Boheng Could be Substituted In””

2021 Chinese Nationals Preview

Chengdu: the city renowned for its panda everything, will host the 2021 Chinese National Championships. Looking around the London 2012-esque hot pink arena adorned with panda caricatures, it’s very clear the event organizers were definitely obligated to incorporate panda symbolism into the venue (and I’m obsessed) In contrast to any old ordinary year, the stakesContinue reading “2021 Chinese Nationals Preview”

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”

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”

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”