How Akash Modi Draws Inspiration From Family, Engineering, & Meditation
Dec 23, 2020
For 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.
Scottsdale To Host 2021 USAG For All National Championships & GymFest
Dec 21, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, December 21, 2020 — The 2021 USA Gymnastics for All National Championships and GymFest is slated for June 16-19 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Gymnastics for All, also known as group gymnastics, includes competitive and non-competitive opportunities in addition to HUGS, a program for athletes with special needs. The four-day GfA event showcases nearly 500 athletes participating in Power TeamGym, Acrobatics and Tumbling, GymFest, and the Gym for Life Challenge.
USA Gymnastics Announce 2021 Winter Cup, Elite Team Cup & Nastia Liukin Cup
Dec 17, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, December 17, 2020 – USA Gymnastics today announced the 2021 Winter Cup will be held February 26-28 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis and will feature an expanded field that will include both men’s and women’s junior and senior artistic gymnasts.
USA Gymnastics Provides Members With Concussion Education Using TeachAids
Dec 14, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, December 14, 2020 – USA Gymnastics has announced a new partnership with nonprofit education innovator TeachAids to provide members access to CrashCourse materials as part of the organization’s commitment to athlete health and wellness.
USA Gymnastics Announces LGBTQ-Focused December 16 Panel On DEIB
Dec 12, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, December 12, 2020 – USA Gymnastics will conclude its three-part fall series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in gymnastics with an LGBTQ-focused panel on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The hour-long virtual session will begin at 1 p.m. ET.
USA Gymnastics Introduces Athlete Bill of Rights
Dec 10, 2020
As part of USA Gymnastics’ efforts to empower athletes, the organization today announced two new measures: an Athlete Bill of Rights, which was created to unite the full gymnastics community around a shared vision of behavioral expectations, and a protest policy for national team members, aimed at supporting those athletes who choose to use their voice in public platforms.
USA Gymnastics Announce Development Program National Championships May 2021
Dec 2, 2020
USA Gymnastics announced the 2021 USAG Development Program National Championships will be held May 11-16, 2021, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. For the first time, the event will bring together gymnasts from the men’s and women’s artistic disciplines. More than 1,500 athletes are expected to compete.
Aleah Finnegan Discusses Deltchevs And Diversity
Nov 30, 2020
Aleah Finnegan remembers watching Carlos Yulo make history at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Yulo won bronze on floor exercise in Doha, making him the first Philippine gymnast to medal at a World Championships.
A New Generation Of Gymnasts: Why Morgan Hurd Aims To Be Voice Of Change
Nov 23, 2020
Morgan Hurd keeps her pronouns (she/her) in her bio, encourages everyone to wear a mask, and doesn’t shy away from sharing her opinions on social justice topics, even while she launches into the public eye as her career intensifies. Hurd speaks out about many social issues, especially ones that affect marginalized communities.
Shane Wiskus Aims For His First Olympic Team Amongst Difficult Setbacks
Nov 16, 2020
Shane Wiskus dealt with his fair share of setbacks this year, but it hasn’t changed his goals. No matter what stands in his path, he has his sights set on Tokyo 2021.
USAG Sending Six Athletes To Nov. 8 Friendship & Solidarity Competition
Oct 19, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, 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.
USA Gymnastics Announces October 7 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Panel
Sep 29, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, September 28, 2020 – USA Gymnastics today announced the line-up for the first of three fall 2020 panels focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and bias in gymnastics. Panelists will discuss their experiences and insights, share their suggestions for the sport, and provide advice for community members who are hoping to create a more inclusive and equitable culture within gymnastics.
Aly Raisman Announces Retirement In Heartfelt Letter To Fans
Jan 15, 2020
Although this will not come as a shock for many gymnastics fans, Aly Raisman has officially announced that she will not be vying for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team.