Meet Morinari Watanabe, who has lots of big dreams for international gymnastics and wants to be everyone’s dad.
Join us to celebrate the career of world champion and two-time Olympian Lauren Mitchell, the best gymnast Australia has ever seen.
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.
Nicolae Forminte will resume duties as the national team coordinator of the Romanian program operating out of Deva.
Ksenia Afanasyeva is retiring, according to Valentina Rodionenko. Evgeniya Shelgunova will replace her as the alternate in Rio.
A slight shake-up on the Chinese team sees Liu Tingting replaced by Tan Jiaxin, who hopes to contribute on vault, bars, and floor.
A look at Axelle Klinckaert’s short but sweet career, which comes to a pause – but not an end – as she is forced to withdraw from Belgium’s Olympic team.