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 look at the top six women’s teams and analyze their situations […]

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 in the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Here she placed 18th […]

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 focusing on her studies to become a coach at the National University […]

10 Minutes with: Kittia Carpenter (USA)


Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with USA’s Kittia Carpenter to discuss her coaching highlights, her top elites, and a typical day at her gym. After a successful career competing in elite and NCAA gymnastics, Kittia became […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 5


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. Wynter Childers, Jaylene Gilstrap, Clare Johnson, Noël Van Klaveren, Isabelle Lee, Jaclyn McCartin, Emily Stone, […]

Felicia Hano’s Journey—Part Two


In this series, Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson updates readers on the journey of dynamic 16-year-old Felicia Hano of Gym-Max. Since we last caught up with Felicia in September, she has been to the U.S. World Championships selection camp in […]

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 at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she earned […]

10 Minutes with: Aliya Protto (USA)


Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with Aliya Protto to discuss her training, the Pacific Rim Championships, and her goals in gymnastics. Aliya Protto is one of the top U.S. rhythmic gymnasts. She trains at California Rhythms […]

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 has received in Nanning and put them together into one ultimate […]

Worlds 2014: Results – MAG & WAG Team Finals


China take gold for the sixth consecutive time in the Men’s Team final – full results here. China 279.369 Japan 273.269 USA 270.369 Great Britain 269.170 Russia 266.503 Brazil 263.562 Switzerland 257.293 Germany  256.160 In the Women’s competition, the USA […]

Worlds 2014: Whitlock to replace Wilson in AA


Max Whitlock was predicted to be the one to challenge Kohei Uchimura for the All Around title at this years World Championships. Due to the 2 per country rule, he did not qualify, with team mates Daniel Purvis and new […]

Worlds 2014: WAG Qualification results


Qualified for Team Final USA 235.038 China 230.753 Russia 228.135 Great Britain 224.596 Italy 222.459 Japan 221.360 Romania 219.261 Australia 218.134 Qualified for the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow 9. Germany 216.969 10. Netherlands 214.662 11. Belgium 214.402 12. Canada […]

Worlds 2014: MAG Qualification Results


The Men’s competition threw out both surprising and predictable results. Team Final Qualifiers (full results here) China 362.698 Japan 361.609 USA 360.393 Great Britain 357.193 Russia 356.957 Germany 348.643 Brazil 348.100 Switzerland 345.993 The remainder have  qualified to the 2015 […]

Worlds 2014: Previewing Russia and USA’s Qualifications


Tonight, at 9:00 PM Eastern time, Russia will begin its women’s qualification round at Worlds. I will be glued to my computer screen watching the action unfold! I’ve taken a look at their lineups for qualifications: Floor exercise: Russia will […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 4


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. Briley Casanova, Charlotte Drury, Anna and Grace Glenn, Griffin James, Gabby Jupp, Mikayla Magee, Kristen […]

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