Catalina Ponor Says Farewell One Final Time

Catalina Ponor retires as a 5-time Olympic medalist.

Romanian gymnastics legend Catalina Ponor confirmed her retirement at the conclusion of her second Olympic Games in London. The triple gold medalist from Athens 2004 made a remarkable comeback to gymnastics just before the 2011 World Championships to ultimately lead the Romanian team into the 2012 Olympic Games. 
Ponor looked fantastic during her time in London, showing a full twisting double layout tumbling line in podium training, throwing difficult full twisting double back beam dismounts with ease, and returning to her former world class form on balance beam and floor.
Ponor led the Romanians to the Team Bronze medal, an improvement after coming in 4th place at the past two World Championship team finals.

Ponor respresented Romania one final time on Tuesday during the beam and floor finals where a score inquiry and ultimate tie break knocked her out of bronze medal position. 
Then, in her final competitive routine, Ponor clinched a silver medal with confident choreography, stuck landings, and a surprise back tuck connected at the end of her second tumbling pass (2 whips+back handspring+full in).
In total, Ponor will conclude her storied career with five Olympic medals.  
The 24-year-old says she is ready for a vacation, and then thinks she would like to get into coaching. 
Catalina Ponor spoke to the media at the conclusion of the Games: 

On her feelings after her second place finish on the floor exercise and her fourth place finish on the balance beam:
"It has been good and it has been disappointing. The beam was disappointing."
On the women's beam final, where she missed out on a medal because of a tie-break:
"I could have done more work - but I felt the pressure and I was nervous."
On completing her final competitive appearance before retiring:
"I will say it again, I want everyone to know, I will quit without regrets. I have worked every second for my team, I have worked every second for myself, I have worked every second for everybody. I have already been an Olympic champion, I will quit gymnastics with my chin up."
Message to her fans:
"I want to thank everybody for their support. I am sorry I have disappointed them."
On her future plans:
"For now, I want to have a vacation so I can relax my mind. Afterwards, I want to try to do something like coaching."

A closer look at Catalina Ponor before the 2012 Olympics:

Watch more video of 2012 London Olympics on

2020 Canadian Gymnastics Championships Postponed

The last few days have seen another monumental shift in the world’s sporting landscape with news just received that the International Olympic Committee has officially postponed the 2020 Olympic Games to 2021.

Top 2020 NCAA Routines To Re-Watch From Your Living Room

Missing NCAA gymnastics? We are too. Fortunately, there are dozens of exciting performances from this season that deserve a replay (or two!). From Lexy Ramler’s first 10.0 on balance beam to Nia Dennis’s Beyoncé-inspired floor routine debut, we’ve compiled a list of 10 routines to help you re-live the 2020 NCAA season right from your living room.

10 NCAA Gymnastics Seniors We're Really Going To Miss

With the NCAA season coming to an end no one predicted, many seniors won’t get a chance to receive the recognition they deserve at senior night, fight for one last national title, or get closure to end their gymnastics careers. 

Best Routines: Elevate The Stage Birmingham

Elevate the Stage Birmingham was one of many sporting events around the world forced to cancel due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

USAG Coronavirus Update: Event Cancellations & Postponements

Dear USA Gymnastics Community,

UW-La Crosse Competes For Maddie, Aims For Another NCGA National Title

The University of Wisconsin La Crosse gymnastics team is no stranger to winning NCGA National Championship titles, but that doesn’t mean the team is taking anything for granted heading into 2020’s nationals weekend. 

Elevate the Stage Birmingham Canceled

Official Statement via Elevate The Stage

Jesolo Cancelled, Other Events Fall Victim To Coronavirus Concerns

With the spread of COVID-19, we’ve seen multiple competitions pushed back or cancelled altogether for the safety of the gymnastics community. Recently the Italian Gymnastics Federation cancelled the City of Jesolo Trophy, which was originally scheduled for April 4-5 and which FloGymnastics was to live-stream. 

NCAA Gymnastics: The 6 BEST Yurchenko 1.5 Vaults Of 2020

We are almost at the end of the 2020 NCAA gymnastics season, which has been action-packed with crazy skills, exciting new routines, bedazzling leotards, and sticks galore. 

Morgan Hurd & Sam Mikulak Win American Cup

Scoring a 55.832, Team USA’s Morgan Hurd won her second American Cup title on Saturday. With her outstanding performance, Hurd nearly eliminated any uncertainty about her Olympic team placement.