Artistry’s Glorious Return

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By Anna Rose Johnson It’s indisputable: one of the most highly contested topics in women’s artistic gymnastics is the artistry (also known as the performance or the presentation). We hear so many of the same things, it’s become a common […]

Camp Quotes: Hano & Raisman

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Article by Anna Rose Johnson The first U.S. women’s camp of the year was held on January 21-25, 2015. According to the USA Gymnastics press release, the camp included “half routine verification and physical abilities testing with a focus on […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 13

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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. Nicole Ahsinger, Elena Arenas, Darian Burns, Destiny Cobbs, Georgia Dabritz, Molly Frack, Cassidy Girolamo, Taylor […]

Romanians Ponor & Dragulescu expected to return to competition

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It was indicated online some weeks ago that Romanian Olympians Catalina Ponor and Marian Dragulescu were to once again make comebacks to competition. Today the FIG has confirmed that both gymnasts have registered with for anti – doping. They go […]

Gymnasts & Coaches – protecting our wrists (and the rest of our bodies)

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Since leaving my full time office job 6 months ago to coach gymnastics full time, I’ve noticed more and more aches and pains from my body. Some, are no doubt general wear and tear from 14 years of gymnastics training […]

Rhys McClenaghan – Pommels

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15 year old EYOF hopeful 2015 Rhys McClenaghan performed this routine at the MAG Northern Ireland Championships this weekend. Coach, Irish international, Luke Carson asks “I have a question do you think my gymnast Rhys Mcclenaghan is the youngest person […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 12

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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. Tracie Ang, Caitlin Atkinson, Hannah Baddick, Simone Biles, Kourtney Chinnery, Katie Cox, Autumn DeHarde, Erika […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 11

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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. Abby Allain, Whitney Cronin, Sophina DeJesus, Carly Israel, Michelle Lauritsen, Lauren Maxwell, Nina McGee, Courtney […]

American Cup 2015 line up

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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 […]

A look at the 2015 British WAG National Squad Teams

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It’s January which generally means a lot of gymnastics nations announce their National Teams. Great Britain was one of the first to release their list of National Squads on December 19th. GB have a whole flurry of talent coming up […]

Elite and NCAA Gymnast Training Updates—Part 10

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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. Maegan Chant, Brenna Dowell, Elsa Garcia, Camryn Heister, Leah Jewett, Kristen Quaglia, Brooklyn Schumacher, Kelly […]

The Raisman and Douglas Comebacks: An Intriguing Turn of Events

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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 looking at the list of U.S. women who have FIG […]

10 minutes with: Courtney Kupets (USA)

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Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with USA’s Courtney Kupets Carter to discuss her decorated career, the CK Pink Invitational, and what she’s up to now! Courtney Kupets is one of USA’s most versatile gymnasts. At her […]

Rhys McClenaghan EYOF funding campaign

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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 in Ireland ourselves, we know how expensive these trips and competitions can […]

Rising stars of British Gymnastics – Class of 2020

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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 through.

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