Sarah Chrane talks with Melissa Doucette, a former NCAA gymnast who competed at the elite artistic level last year and has now moved on to a new gym adventure…power tumbling!
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber headlines the first World Challenge Cup of the new quad.
September 19, 2016 in 2016 Szombathely Challenge Cup, Adela Sajn, Alina Circene, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bai Yawen, Boglarka Devai, Canada, Caterina Barloggio, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dora Kranzelic, Dorina Böczögö, Egypt, Ema Kajic, Emily Little, Erja Metzler, Finland, Giulia Steingruber, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ilaria Käslin, Iran, Ivana Kamnikar, Japan, Jasmin Mader, Latvia, Lithuania, Liu Jinru, Luca Diveky, Lyu Jiaqi, MAG, Maija Leinonen, Marlies Männersdorfer, Nada Ayman Ibrahim, New Zealand, Petra Furac, Poland, Rosanna Ojala, Serbia, Slovenia, Teja Belak, Tjasa Kysselef, Ukraine, Valerija Grisane, Veronika Cenkova, Vietnam, Xie Yufen, Yana Fedorova, Yana Horokhova, Yasmin Collier, Zsofia Kovacs.
These nine gymnasts who competed in Rio were the first to represent their countries in the sport at the Olympic Games.
September 19, 2016 in 2016 Olympic Games, Algeria, Ariana Orrego, Armenia, Dipa Karmakar, Ellis O'Reilly, Farah Boufadene, Houry Gebeshian, Iceland, India, Ireland, Irina Sazonova, Isabella Amado, Jamaica, Marisa Dick, Panama, Peru, Toni-Ann Williams, Trinidad & Tobago.
Results from the 2016 Pan American Championships, held from September 12 through September 18 in Sucre, Bolivia.
September 17, 2016 in 2016 Pan American Championships, Agustina Pisos, Ailen Valente, Ana Padurariu, Andrea Pirsch, Angie Rodriguez, Argentina, Beatriz Simao, Bolivia, Brazil, Camila Bonzo, Camila Montoya, Camila Vilches, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Debora Reis, El Salvador, Esperanza Fernandez, Franciny Morales, Ginna Escobar, Grace Salomon, Grecia Jimenez, Haley de Jong, Heika Del Sol Salas, Isadora Romero, Jade Chrobok, Jimena Moreno, Karelis Diaz, Leticia Costa, Luciana Alvarado, Maria Bernal, Martina Dominici, Meaghan Ruttan, Merlina Galera, Mexico, Milena Theodoro, Nathalia Sanchez, Nicole Diaz, Nicolle Castro, Paula Arevalo, Paulina Guerra, Paulina Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, Raegan Rutty, Renata Merino, Roxana Cruz, Sabrina Cortes, Samantha Peene, Sayge Urban, Simona Castro, Sofia Rodriguez, Tamara Ampuero, Thais Fidelis, Uruguay, Valentina Pardo, Valeria Sandi Leon.
This morning, USA Gymnastics announced that Valeri Liukin, coach and father of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, will take over the role of national team coordinator for the U.S. women’s program.
As the final reflection in our Olympic team series, read about the Belgian women who qualified their first full Olympic team in 68 years.
The French women had a blast at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where their team total in qualifications and strong individual finishes made it their best Olympics in a decade.