World Champ Morgan Hurd Receives Tweets From Favorite Author J.K. Rowling

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The day after winning the all-around title at the 2017 Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Morgan Hurd received a congratulatory tweet from her favorite author J.K. Rowling.


Hurd is a huge Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling fan and tweeted her thanks back to Rowling.


While Hurd held it together enough to post that tweet, teammate Jade Carey shared a video of Hurd's adorable reaction to Rowling's tweet, in which Hurd seemed to have been crying.


Hurd has publicly expressed her love for Harry Potter in the past.




Even during an interview from podium training at this year's worlds, when asked what character she would love to portray in a floor routine, she answered, "A wizard."

Hurd was the sole competitor from USA in the women's all-around and after a fantastic competition, she earned the gold medal. Following the competition, Twitter user Uncle Tim set the wheels in motion with his tweet to Rowling.


After more than 1,200 favorites and nearly 500 retweets, Rowling came through with her short but incredibly meaningful tweet. 

If Hurd wasn't already having the best week of her life, she sure is now!

UPDATE OCT. 8:
As if the first tweet wasn't enough, Rowling sent another (even better) tweet to Hurd!


Hurd replied her thanks just hours before her final competition -- where she will compete in the beam finals.


Roster: USA Gymnastics February National Team Verification Event

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USA Gymnastics has released more details for the upcoming February verification competition to be held at LSU's training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 

USA Gymnastics Announces 14 On Interim Board Of Directors

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS — The interim Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics, which replaces the Board that resigned last month, will reflect the makeup of the 21-member Board that is identified in the current USA Gymnastics Bylaws, as outlined below.

Seven Stacked Teams Head To NCAA GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational

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The 2018 GymQuarters NCAA Mardi Gras Invitational takes place in two sessions with a total of seven teams competing Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. Both sessions are streaming LIVE on FloGymnastics. It is the second time this season that No. 4 LSU will face SEC foes Arkansas and Missouri.

Rivers, Al-Ashari Highlight 2018 GymQuarters Invitational Podium Challenge

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The annual GymQuarters Invitational club meet will take place this weekend and FloGymnastics will be on site and live streaming the Level 10 Podium Challenge session on Friday the 16th. Teams are made up of up to six gymnasts with four competing per event and the top three scores counting towards the team score. This exciting and team-oriented competition is always a highlight of the weekend.

The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: 3 Shakes To Refuel Gymnasts

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You just finished a four-hour practice. Your muscles are starving for a carb refuel and some protein repair. Your brain is craving nourishment from healthy omega fats. But you have a 45-minute car ride and need something in your body within the next 20 minutes! Whether it's muscle, bone, or brain repair, you only have a short window of time when the body will fully absorb those nutrients.

Recapping The Action: Sooners, Bruins Keep Rolling

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No. 1-ranked Oklahoma posted a score above the 198 mark for the third straight week, this time totaling a season-best 198.150 to top North Carolina on Sunday in Norman, OK.

LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 16-17

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Here's what we've got live this weekend on FloGymnastics! Sign up for PRO membership for access to these live events, video archives, documentaries, and training and technique videos.

Elite Gymnast Riley McCusker Is On The Road To Recovery

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At the 2017 American Cup, the table was set for Riley McCusker like it was Thanksgiving Day: she’d placed first in selection camp the month before, she’d practiced well before the meet, and — most of all — the meet was just down the road in New Jersey, just 30 minutes away from where McCusker trained.

NCAA Week 6: Five Stellar Gymnasts Competing This Weekend

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The sixth week of NCAA competition kicks off this Friday night as youthful Kentucky takes on a Georgia team that is getting stronger each week. There's also a Big Ten showdown slated tomorrow, as Minnesota and Illinois face off. Then conference foes Nebraska and Iowa meet in a Saturday dual contest, while Denver plays host to West Virginia and George Washington at the 2018 Winterfest Classic, which you can watch right here on FloGymnastics. 

Top Texas Dreams & Metroplex Gymnasts To Compete At Brestyan's Invitational

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The annual Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational will take place this week from February 8-11, and FloGymnastics will be on site and live-streaming the level 10 sessions. Some of the top level 10 gymnasts in the country will compete on Friday and one session on Saturday this weekend.