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 one routine in particular: the floor exercise of Vanessa Atler. To […]

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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


Shifting Teams: The Ongoing Quest for Rio

Article by Anna Rose Johnson. The World Championships in Nanning were a spectacular finish to the 2014 season. We certainly saw some awe-inspiring routines! I decided to take a


Georgia Bonora tribute 2014

It was announced back in February that two time Australian Olympian Georgia Bonora was set to retire. From our post back then: The 23 year old first represented Australia


Livchikova retires

Via Alan Owen web editor of the website of Ukraine's hope of the future Maria Livchikova: Masha has officially decided to retire from gymnastics. She will now be


Sweden’s Veronica Wagner

Text via International Gymnast: Ten years after her Olympic debut, Sweden's Veronica Wagner is back in pursuit of success as she prepares for the world championships in Nanning. Wagner competed


Just for Fun: “Ultimate” AA Totals from Nanning

By Anna Rose Johnson Just for fun, I have a list of the top 9 qualifiers to the women’s World all-around final. I took the best scores each gymnast

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