Felicia Hano’s Journey—Part Three

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Felicia Hano’s 2014 gymnastics journey is drawing to an end, but she’s already preparing for 2015. Anna Rose Johnson fills us in on the final part of her journey for 2014. Felicia, whom we previously chatted with in September and […]

Artistic Brilliance – Vanessa Atler

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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 […]

An update on Full Twist

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You might have noticed that over the last few months we are posting less frequently, on the blog and on Twitter and Facebook. This may appear to readers that we care about or like the sport of gymnastics less, when […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 8

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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. April Baker, Krista Collins, Courtney Cowles, Ivana Hong, Maddie Kampschroeder, Lauren Mitchell, Alyssa Pritchett, Emily […]

Job vacancy: Waverly Gymnastics Centre, Australia

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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 Squad Coach and a Level 1-3 International Stream Program Coach.  Click on each […]

2014 Men’s Gymnastics: Evolution

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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 just 4 minutes of video but I tried to include as much […]

Singapore’s Lim Heem Wei announces retirement

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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 I’m officially withdrawing from the Singapore Gymnastics Women Artistic Gymnastics High […]

Video: Bretschneider shows off H skill in Stuttgart

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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 confirmed as a H skill by the FIG. Image via DTB on […]

Results & Videos: DTB-Pokal Team Challenge 2014

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WAG – full results available here with videos available here.  Germany (Schulze, Timm, Schafer & Scheder) 112.698 Russia (Federova, Afanaseyva, Kramarenko) 110.831 Switzerland (Diacci, Kaeslin, Hitz & Siegenthaler) 105.097 STB Germany (Fritz, Henzler & Maier) 93.398 MAG – full results available […]

Results & Videos: Stuttgart World Cup 2014

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On Saturday the DTB Stuttgart World Cup took place in Germany.  Videos from the event can be viewed here. WAG – view full results here.  Larisa Iordache (ROU) 59.766 Jessica Lopez (VEN) 57.799 Kim Bui (GER) 56.665 Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) […]

Results: Sokol Grand Prix Brno 2014

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The Czech Republic played host to the Sokol Grand Prix Brno this weekend. Similar to the recent  Swiss Cup, the competition follows an unusual format. The competition is split into 3 rounds: Round 1: Qualification Gymnasts enter as couples, every […]

Azerbaijan: Rising to the Challenge

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Azerbaijan is currently one of the fastest-moving nations in gymnastics. In the past, the program was primarily known for rhythmic gymnastics, but has been recently recruiting gymnasts of many disciplines from around the world. Now becoming very well-known in women’s […]

Baku 2015 European Games unveils official mascots

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Another morning, another email from the Baku 2015 European Games. Today they unveiled their mascots, Jayran and Nar. Via press release:   Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate reflect both the country’s proud […]

Results: Austrian National Championships 2014

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Lisa Ecker and Lukas Kranzlmuller took the Elite All Around titles this weekend at the Austrian National Championships. The complete results can be found here. Elite WAG – full results here Lisa Ecker 53.850 Elisa Hammerle 53.150 Jessica Stabinger 51.300 […]

Competitors confirmed for Glasgow World Cup 2014

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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 (JPN) Ana Maria Ocolisan (ROU) […]

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