U.S. Trampolinists & Rhythmic Gymnasts Claim Medals, Junior Pan Am Games
Dec 4, 2021CALI, Colombia, December 4, 2021 – U.S. athletes claimed gold in men’s synchronized trampoline Saturday on the final day of the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. Elijah Vogel of Longmont, Colo./Elevated Trampoline Sports Academy added a silver in men’s individual trampoline, while Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi of Reseda, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles and Sarah Mariotti of San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics took silver and bronze, respectively, in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around. The U.S. rhythmic group also secured the bronze in the group all-around.
U.S. Artistic Gymnasts Earn Six Medals Day One Of Junior Pan American Games
Nov 28, 2021CALI, Colombia, November 28, 2021 – U.S. athletes claimed six medals on the first day of artistic gymnastics apparatus finals Sunday at the Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. Madray Johnson of Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, Toby Liang of Roswell, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics, David Shamah of McKinney, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, and Tiana Sumanasekera of Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics each added a second gold medal to their haul following U.S. wins in the men’s and women’s team finals at the Coliseo el Pueblo earlier in the week.
Wong, DiCello AA Medalists At 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Oct 21, 2021KITAKYUSHU, Japan, October 21, 2021 – Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kan., and Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md., finished in the second and third positions during Thursday’s women’s all-around final at the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. The U.S. gymnasts were edged only by Olympic bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova of Russia who claimed the top spot.
2021 Men's Senior World Championships Trials Are Underway
Sep 17, 2021The 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held in Kitakyushu, Japan, from October 18–24, 2021. The Men's world-championship trials are September 14-19 at the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.
Legendary Russian Gymnast Aliya Mustafina Retires At Age 26
Jun 10, 2021Aliya Mustafina is one of the most successful and decorated gymnasts in history and was the cornerstone of the Russian gymnastics team for almost a decade from 2010 to 2019. She was back-to-back Bars Champion at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and back-to-back Olympic team silver medalist.
What To Watch For At The 2021 GK U.S. Classic
May 17, 2021The GK U.S. Classic is the kickoff event for the 2021 summer Olympic season. The event set for Saturday, May 22, is the first in the home stretch for the top female gymnasts leading up to the trials. The meet also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, held June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Simone Biles Talks To Tokyo 2020 Team USA Media Summit, Hints Of Paris 2024
Apr 8, 2021If you've developed the habit of napping during the past year, you’re in good company—Simone Biles also needs to get her daily catnap in.
Laura Zeng Finishes Top 10 All-Around At Sofia World Cup
Mar 29, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2021 – Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center took sixth place in the hoop apparatus final (21.800) and eighth place in the ball final (20.300) to close out the first international competition of 2021. Zeng and teammate Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center finished seventh and 27th, respectively, in this weekend’s 2021 Sofia (Bulgaria) World Cup all-around competition. Zeng’s Day 1 hoop and ball scores qualified her to Sunday’s event finals for both apparatus.
Ellie Black On Healing & Leading Gymnastics Canada Into Her Third Olympics
Jan 6, 2021When Ellie Black landed her final tumbling pass during last March’s American Cup, her feet were firmly planted on the mat, but in many ways, she was flying—and flying high.
How Akash Modi Draws Inspiration From Family, Engineering, & Meditation
Dec 23, 2020For many gymnasts, 2020 was the year that signified the end of an Olympic journey and the beginning of a life outside of gymnastics. Before the pandemic hit, Akash Modi was finally coming to terms with being done with the sport he loves for good. After hopefully competing at the 2020 Olympic Games, he planned to be done and move on. That plan obviously came crashing down with the postponement of the games, and at first, Modi wasn’t even sure he would continue.
The Top 10 Most Memorable Gymnastics Moments Of 2020
Dec 15, 2020Though 2020 had fewer gymnastics meets than years past, there were still a ton of memorable moments this year. Here’s a look back at the top gym moments of 2020 in no particular order - the good, the bad, and the...dare we say...unprecedented.
Riley McCusker Files Lawsuit Against Maggie Haney
Nov 13, 2020Riley McCusker, a four-time national team member of USA Gymnastics, filed a lawsuit against former coach Maggie Haney and former assistant coach Victoria Levine. It's a civil case for damages, alleging negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress by her coaches for forcing her to train while injured.
What To Expect From The Friendship & Solidarity International Competition
Oct 26, 2020After months without international competitions, gymnastics fans can mark their calendars for a treat at the beginning of November! On November 8th, a competition named “Friendship and Solidarity” will take place in Japan. As the name suggests, this one-day competition will be fun and lighthearted, getting gymnasts back into competition mode.
Leanne Wong Shoots For Big Goals In 2021 and Beyond
Oct 20, 2020After a disappointing end to her most recent competition season, the 2020 Coronavirus meet cancellations were even more shocking for Leanne Wong, who was left with something to prove.
USAG Sending Six Athletes To Nov. 8 Friendship & Solidarity Competition
Oct 19, 2020INDIANAPOLIS, October 14, 2020 – Six U.S. athletes will join delegations from China, Japan and Russia for an international friendly competition Nov. 8 in Tokyo, Japan. The one-day Friendship and Solidarity Competition will feature two teams – Team Friendship and Team Solidarity – which will be comprised of a mixture of artistic gymnasts from the participating nations.