American Cup 2015 line up

Today the FIG announced the line up for the 2015 edition of the American Cup, an all around competition. WAG Simone Biles (USA) Jessica Lopez (VEN) McKayla Skinner (USA) Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) Ellie Black (CAN) Ruby Harrold (GBR) Claudia Fragapane […]

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The Raisman and Douglas Comebacks: An Intriguing Turn of Events

By Anna Rose Johnson *** Note*** as of this week, Gabby Douglas' FIG licence has been renewed - the article was written earlier in the week. Last month, I was


Rhys McClenaghan EYOF funding campaign

We received this press release today from Pledge Sports in regards to the difficult financial situation facing Irish and Northern Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan. Being involved in gymnastics


Rising stars of British Gymnastics – Class of 2020

British Gymnastics has released a video on their YouTube Channel, the rising stars of British Gymnastics - class of 2020. GB has some fantastic talent coming


USA Gymnastics Coverage Plans for 2015

USA Gymnastics has been increasing their media presence in gymnastics over the past few years, due in great part to the work of Scott Bregman, their Director of


Artistic Brilliance – Vanessa Atler

By Anna Rose Johnson I frequently watch old competitions; I find it very refreshing and enjoyable. Earlier this month I was watching the 1998 U.S. Championships, and I was struck by


Job vacancy: Waverly Gymnastics Centre, Australia

My friends at Waverly Gymnastics in Australia have been in touch regarding 3 vacancies they currently have for an ALP 4-10 National Stream Senior Coach,  an ALP Woman's Gymnastics


2014 Men’s Gymnastics: Evolution

A little later than usual, but here it is: my recap of the 2014 Men's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China. Way too much great gymnastics for


Singapore’s Lim Heem Wei announces retirement

In a statement on the Singapore Gymnastics Federation's website, top gymnast Lim Heem Wei announced her retirement from the sport of elite gymnastics today: I am here to announce that


Video: Bretschneider shows off H skill in Stuttgart

Germany's Andreas Bretschneider debuted his new signature skill - double twisting kovacs -  on high bar this weekend at the DTB Pokal Team Challenge. The skill was recently


Competitors confirmed for Glasgow World Cup 2014

This morning British Gymnastics announced the line up for the upcoming Glasgow World Cup on December 6th. WAG Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) Erika Fasana (ITA) Rebecca Tunney (GBR) Ellie Black (CAN) Larisa Iordache (ROU) Mai Murakami


#Blackmark – Doping destroys sports

Today the Irish Sports Council launched its new Anti Doping awareness campaign, #BlackMark. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the Anti Doping programme and promote the message of


Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 7

Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with some elite, Level 10, and NCAA gymnasts to discuss their training, future goals, and more. Alexa Al-Hameed, Becky Downie,


“Tumble”, tumbles

BBC's pilot gymnastics reality TV show "Tumble" has bitten the dust. Whilst the main stream promotion of the sport of gymnastics that arose from the shows airing was


Nadia on fame, Karolyi’s and defecting

A great interview with Nadia.  Watch it below or by clicking

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