Vanessa Atler: I am a fan first! (Inside Gymnastics)
Koko Tsurumi set to retire
December 2015, after a foot injury that's hampered her all quad. Looks towards a career in coaching.
- 2004 U.S. Olympian
welcomes daughter Raelyn
- Valentin Mogilny
has passed away from a heart attack at age 49
- Inside Gymnastics: Catching up with
- Interview with
Dagmar Kersten (GDR)
- Interview 1988 Olympian
Ulrike Klotz (GDR)
(interview starts at 0:28). She is now married with a daugther,
and speaks negatively about her time in competitive gymnastics. The
older woman also interviewed is Ulrike's mother.
Mitja Petkovsek retires
Kerri Strug: Where is she now?
- Q&A with
- The Magnificent Eighth:
Empire, Happy Brand (Kazakh documentary)
documentary "Our Kimanelli" (Kazakh documentary)
- Go Blue!
Sarah Shire added to coaching staff at U Michigan
- Ludmilla Yezhova (now Grebenkova) is now coaching at WOGA
- Jeff Goldblum and former rhythmic Olympian
Emilie Livingston welcome son
Wendy Bruce, "I spent too much time being embarassed by my
- Faster, Higher, Stronger: Halifax's ALTA Gymnastics Club
Kikuchi, Crystal Gilmore and more)
- Ariella Kaeslin finished third in the Ironman 70.3 in Canada
Kyle Shewfelt guiding Canada's next gymnastics stars
Stella Umeh expecting first child! (Update: Stella welcomed
Syque Caesar named assistant coach at Stanford- Interview with
Tabitha Yim, new Head Coach at the University of Arizona
- Q&A with 1992 and 1996 Olympian
- 2008 Olympic All-Around Champ Nastia Liukin
is engaged!- World
Champion Hollie Vise married world champion Alex Naddour on May 2,
2015- Past American Cup champs
Kim Zmeskal and Alexei Kolyvanov reunite!
- Q&A with 2008
- Catching up with former NCAA Bruin
- Coming to televisions...Douglas Family Gold, a reality TV series
about Gabby Douglas' family as Gabby strives for an
- 1993 World Floor Bronze medalist Natalia Bobrova (RUS) succumbed to
stomach cancer on April 2, 2015.
Maria Filatova finally granted Russian citizenship
- The Cleveland International Film Festival is
Vera 68, a Czech documentary about Vera Caslavska
2008 Olympic Champion Nastia
Liukin debuts on Dancing with the Stars on March 16, 2015
2004 Olympian, Maria Kryuchkova, has passed
away, reports Olga Kharenkova on
VK.com. Rumour has it that she died from
a blood clot.
- 1993 World bronze medalist
on FX Natalia Bobrova is currently in Israel seeking
treatment for stomach cancer
- Congratulations to Chellsie Memmel
and husband Kory, who welcomed their first child, a son they named
Dashel Dean Maier, in February 2015
- Gymnastic Greats Boguinskaia,
Silivas, Podkopayeva, Chusovitina, Omelianchik, and Comaneci gather at
the white party
after the Mexican meet
- Former Aussie gymnast Renee
McElduff wins gold at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Lake Pacid, NY
Dmitry Bilozerchev: We're All Part of It (IG)
Edith Eva Eger, Hungarian Olympic hopeful, forced to
dance for Dr. Mengele at Auschwitz (CNN)
- Olympic gymnast
Lais Souza, paralyzed in the lead-up to the Sochi 2014 Olympics
while training Aerials, receives a lifetime pension
Bianca Panova: Cruelty Behind Bulgaria's Rhythmic Gymnastics
Terrible review for a new gymnastics movie:
- Another Russian documentary gets English
- Russian documentary about the late
who succumbed to a car crash days after winning bronze at the 2009
- 2-time US World team member
Bill Roth and his wife
Christina have opened a new gym, Roth's CrossPoint Gymnastics, in
southeast Pennsylvania in January 2015. Bill was the first man to
score a 10.0 in national championship history, in the USA. After
retiring from gymnastics, he worked as the Philadelphia 76ers mascot
for 15 years. He's happy to return to his first love...gymnastics!
- 2005 US World team member Todd Thornton
and longtime girlfriend Kimberly are engaged! Kim is an NFL
- 1992 Australian Olympian
Kylie Shadbolt has returned from an eight-year hiatus to take up a
gymnastics coaching role in Cairns.
- A beloved documentary receives English subtitles:
- 2005 US World team member Todd Thornton opens his
own gymnastics club, Houston Elite Gymnastics.
Olympic silver medalist Terin Humphrey (USA) is now coaching at Xtreme
Gymnastics and Trampoline's
- Former US
National team member
Geralen Stack-Eaton signs on to be an Assistant at the University
Sang Lan, who was paralyzed at the 1998 Goodwill Games, sues for
$1.8 billion. Yes folks, that's $1.8 BILLION!
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (CAN) engaged!
Hopfner-Hibbs won bronze on beam at the 2006 World Championships
welcomes a baby girl November 2014
- Verona van de Leur (NED)
announced her return to training with an eye towards Rio 2016,
following a second place finish on a Dutch reality show about pole
medalist Beth Tweddle (GBR) talks about her role model,
Podkopayeva (UKR) (YouTube)
- 2004 and 2008 Olympian (JPN) Kyoko Oshima is visiting Elevate
Gymnastics Academy on a Japanese Olympic Committee work/study program
for a year.
Svetlana Khorkina (translated)
- Journey of an Olympian:
Mohini Bhardwaj story video
standout Ariana Berlin's story is being made into a movie. The film is
shooting in Toronto!
- 1988 Olympian Chelle Stack welcomed a second
son, Joseph, early October 2014.
- How's this for a comeback?
Kohei Uchimura's mother, Shuko, recently competed at the Japanese
Dutch gymnast Loes Linders wins Dutch National Wakeboarding
and Carly presented with
Dallas Cowboy shirts
- Eddie Umphrey leaving Twin City Twisters
for UC Berkeley
- Shawn Johnson judging Miss America
Kupets joins La Reve in Las Vegas
- Olympian Olga Teslenko (UKR) is
a judge at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China
August 2015: Theresa Kulikowski-Gillespie and her husband Stephen
welcome a son, Mason Thomas Gillespie
- August 2014: Nastia Liukin
throws out first pitch at the Mets game
Miller has a
new book coming out in 2015
terrifying day I defected... -
looks back 30 years
- A new documentary about
- Dimitry Karbonenko is Belgium's new men's team
- Kerri Strug welcomes a baby girl July 2014
Vanessa Atler reflects on difficult career, and plans to publish a
- IG Interview:
Tatyana Godenko (URS)
- 2004 Olympian Courtney Kupets (USA) marries June 14, 2014
- 2012 Olympian
Jordyn Wieber named 2014 Woman of Inspiration
Announces Celebrity Gymnastics Show, Tumble, featuring Nadia Comaneci
Marie Roethlisberger, on the 1984 Olympics, the deafness she
experienced after viral meningitis at age 2 1/2, and her subsequent
medical career. She is a family medicine doctor at Meriter Clinic in
has married former trampolinist Ma Qiujing
(ROM) reportedly coaching in Norway
- Recent photos of 2004 Olympic gold
Oana Ban (ROM)
Price (USA) retires from US National Team, eyes set on NCAA at
Mackenzie Caquatto balancing gymnastics with teaching at the
University of Florida
Sang Lan, who was paralyzed while vaulting at the 1998 Goodwill
Games, welcomed her first child, a son, in Beijing on April 14, 2014
- 2008 US Olympian Raj Bhavsar speaks about
life after the Olympics
- British Gymnastics catches up with
- 2000 Olympian
Trudi McIntosh expecting first child, a daughter. She is moving to
Denmark to be with her partner, Lars, whom she met while performing in
Cirque du Soleil. In Denmark, she plans to work as a pilates
instructor and personal trainer.
- Video profile of 1988 Olympian and now
2014 Sochi judge
Parkettes descend on Allentown, PA for reunion
- January 2014:
Vanessa Atler (USA) gives birth to first child, a son
- 2-time Olympian
Lais Souza suffers a crash skiing, and may have permanent
paralysis. Souza was expecting to compete in Aerials at the 2014
Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
- The Gabby Douglas Story premieres on
Lifetime Feb 1!
- Hollie Vise, 2013 World Champion on UB, engaged to Alex Naddour,
currently on the USA men's national team
- Fabulous list of former US National Team
- A number of former
turned up at the Karolyi's Ranch the weekend of November 2-3 to
celebrate their 50th Anniversary
- 1991 World All-Around Champ Kim Zmeskal
reunites with former
Karolyi six pack teammates Erica Stokes and Amy Scherr
time Olympian and gold medalist
Dominique Dawes expecting first child
- Inside Gymnastics
catches up with NCAA standout
- Three time Olympian and
gold medalist Svetlana Boguinskaya, "I
was always a bitch in Gymnastics!"
- 1988 Olympian
Phoebe Mills is returning to the Olympics! She'll be a judge for
snowboarding in Sochi.
- 2008 Olympic All-Around Gold medalist
Nastia Liukin set to join NBC's team for Sochi 2014
time Olympian and gold medalist
opens his own gymnastics club
Annia Hatch and fiancee expecting first baby!
- 2004 US Olympian Courtney McCool and her
husband are the new assistant coaches for the Texas Women's University
- Former US National Team member
Guillermo Alvarez coaching in Iceland
Sang Lan finds happiness after tragic accident at 1998 Goodwill
- Inside Gymnastics caught up with
marries August 31, 2013. She recently announced she intends to return
to competition in tumbling!
- Coaches Jason Fredericks and his wife
(former US National Team member) Mary Beth Arnold debut
NCAA Road to Nationals
Decades of past magazines available as part of
USAG's 50th Anniversary
- 1991 World AA Champ
Kim Zmeskal's still
Dasha Joura all grown
- 1983 World Championships AA winner Natalia Yurchenko
releases her official
website, complete with a blog
-1990 Goodwill Games Champion Natalia
Kalinina now has an official website
- 2004 Olympian Annia
Hatch is engaged! )
- 2012 Olympian
Jenni Pinches is UCLA bound Sept 2013
Brett McClure is the new Head Coach at Cal Berkeley
- Fab interview with 3-time Olympian and gold medalist
- Shannon Miller and husband John welcomed second child, daughter
Sterling Diane, on June 25, 2013.
- Jon Horton and his wife Haley (nee de Prospero) welcomed their
first child, a son they've named David, on June 24, 2013.
Uzelac and her husband welcomed their first child on June 21, 2013.
- 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the all-around
Thomas Bouhail and his wife are expecting a baby girl in July
Kelly Garrison set to graduate!
Yulia Belokobylskaya, bronze medalist on FX at the 2011 European
Championships, has exchanged her grips for ballet shoes!
and 2012 Olympic Champion in Rhythmic Evgenia Kanaeva marries (Link:
- Daniela Druncea, who won bronze with team Romania at the 2007
World Championships, is now a cox for Romania's women's eight rowing
team. The crew just won European Championships! (link:
- Bulgaria's former rhythmic
gymnastics coach Iliyana Raeva forms Political Party.
- Alexei Nemov and Evgeni Plushchenko in a
- May 2013:
John Roethlisberger and wife Meaghan welcome their first child, a
son named Grey
- Olympic Champion Li Xiaopeng, age 39, on a
reality diving show in China
- Reunion of some of China's
former Gymnastic Greats!
Cheng Fei, Meng Fei, Liu Xuan, Peng Sha, Zhang Nan, Kui Yuanyuan, Bi
Wenjing, Sang Lan and more!
- April 19, 2013: Kohei Uchimura and his
wife, a former gymnast, welcome their first child - a girl! (Link:
- March 24: Yang Yilin on China's
So You Think You Can Dance
- This summer "Louis"
is due out - a book about triple Olympic medallist Louis Smith.
- March 16:
Alana Slater marries!
- Beth Tweddle wins Dancing on Ice !
- 2004 US Olympian Mohini Bhardwaj donates her Olympic medal to the
Smithsonian for the Indian
American Heritage Project. Mohini was the first Indian-American to
make a US Olympic team.
- 1972 Olympian
Klaus Koeste passes away
- November 3, 2012: 2004 Olympic AA Champ Carly
- Oksana Chusovitina un-retires.
Says she's aiming for Rio 2016.
- Dmitry Kasperovich (BLR) joins Cirque
- Maria Filatova's site: http://filatova.atava.by/index.html
Did you know she was coined the Sparrow of Siberia?
- Now married, Natalia Ziganshina Gazina and husband Anton own
a gymnastics club in St. Petersburg, Russia. Natalia is also designing
and sewing gymnastics leotard. The pair have a daughter Masha. Younger
sister Gulnara Ziganshina, also now married, is also a coach at
the club. (Source: IG)
- Interview with 1986 Goodwill Games Champ
Vera Kolesnikova, and mother of Viktoria Komova
with 1992 Olympic AA Champion
Latynina looks back (Sports
- 1992 and 1996 Olympian Kerri Strug is a new Mom. Meet son Tyler
- 2000 US Olympian Tasha
Schwikert, Then & Now
- Former US National Team member Katie Kivisto runs Boston
Marathon in around 3:45. Amazing!
- Former South African gymnast and Utah Utes Dominique D'Oliveira
will be attending World Championships for Triathlon!
- China Hands Bronze from 1999 Worlds to Ukraine (source: IG)
- Black History month: Ron
- 1992 and 1996 Olympian Kerri Strug expecting
her first child in a few weeks (due date March 1)
- 2004 Olympic Champion Carly Patterson is engaged. She shared a pic
of her rock on twitter. Inside
Gymnastics later interviewed her.
- Current Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr
Dolgopolov is the son of former rhythmic gymnast Elena
July - December 2011
- An injured shoulder shattered Veronica
Wagner's dream of competing at the 2012 Olympics, but in November
she learned that she'll attend the Games as a broadcaster for Swedish
- Two of the newest Brevet judges: 2005 World Champion and 2008 Olympian Chellsie Memmel
and 2001 Worlds team member Tabitha Yim (link USAG)
- Marina Goryunova, former student of Elvira Saadi who trained
alongside Tatiana Groshkova, and was featured prominently in the
gymnastics documentary "Are We Going to the Ball?", and
interviewed by Larry King as part of the 1990 Goodwill Games coverage
on TBS, is now living in the USA. In November she represented her
newfound country at the World T&T Championships. Here's her double
mini routine, and her tumbling
routine. (Thanks Alar!)
- Natalia Laschenova takes latest step in quest for immigration (link:
Hamm arrested for assault, subsequently terminated from coaching
position at OU
Shire hired on as Director of Operations at the University of
Missouri. She's also pursuing her Master's in Sport Psychology.
Ray and Chelle Stack being inducted into USAG Hall of Fame
- Catching up with Canadian sensation Yvonne
Ning makes a donation to the IOC museum
Maloney appointed assisted coach at Iowa
Hoefnagel, member of the Netherlands' 2006 Worlds team, is now a
Chow has a shot at London 2012 - as a diver!
- Dominique Moceanu released a paperback series for tweens (IG)
- Catching up with Lu
- 1996 Olympic floor champion Ioannis
Melissanidis talks of a comeback
Lan wins lawsuit
- Swiss sensation Ariella Kaeslin retires (link)
- Imagine breaking a piñata, only to have Mary
Lou Retton fall out of it....
- Isabelle Severino takes to the FX again! (link)
January - June 2011
- Peter Vidmar resigns
as USA's Chef de Mission for London 2012
- Johnny Weir speaks
out against Peter Vidmar's appointment as Chef de Mission for
- Suzanne Harmes announces her retirement (May 2, 2011)
- Sang Lan suing
Time Warner, USA Gymnastics
- Peter Vidmar is the USA's Chef
de Mission for the 2012 Olympics
- FIG photographer Thomas Schreyer visits China and does a photo
shoot with Bi Wenjing and her new baby boy
- Another scandal rocks the Dutch: Verona
van de Leur pleads guilty to extortion
- Vanessa Atler is blogging again: From
Gymnast to Coach
- Anna Li performs as a stunt double: Honda
- Check out Vanda Hadarean's Inspired
by Vanda bootcamp
- Ling Jie marries (photos).
She coaches the Hunan gymnastics provincial team, and two of her
Siqi and Zhou
Jiabei are current national team members.
- Tragedy for Tracee
- Catching up with Cirque du Soleil's Yulia
- USAG catches up with the Mag
- Shannon Miller battling ovarian
August - December 2010
- 2008 Olympian Raj
Bhavsar joins new Cirque du Soleil show
- Nadia Comaneci guest stars on Make it or Break it
- Alina Kabaeva graces Russian
- Current and former U.S. National MAG team members perform at
Victoria's Secrets fashion show (link: IG2)
- Mary Lou Retton and family return to
- Li Xiaopeng's wedding
music video and Beijing
- Amy Chow marries Jason Ho (link: Video
April - July 2010
- 2000 U.S. Olympian Brett McClure is taking over as
assistant men's coach at Stanford
- 1996 Olympic gold medalist Jaycie
Phelps heads home to Indianapolis and opens the Jaycie Phelps
Owen (GBR) sues former coaches
- New video clip of Natalia Laschenova's plight to stay in the
- Former Olympians Elena Zamolodchikova and Allana
Slater (AUS) are in Melbourne judging at the 2010 Pacific Rim (photo)
- 1996 Olympic darling Kerri
Strug marries (People)
- Aunt Joyce interviews 1984 Olympian Kathy
- 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympian Morgan Hamm is the new boys coach
at M&M Gymnastics, a gym owned by Chellsie Memmel's parents
- Nastia Liukin named new USAG athlete rep
- 2004 Olympian Irina Krasnyanska (UKR) was reportedly a judge
at yesterday's Zakharova Cup
January - March 2010
- Several Chinese greats are expected to travel to Wisconsin in June
to take part in a collaboration between UW-Madison and the Beijing
University of Sport. The aim is to strengthen their English, Science,
leadership, and coaching skills. Expected to take part are Sun
Xiaojiao, Yang Bo, and former rhythmic gymnast Sui
- 2004 Olympian Oana
Ban marries and honeymoons
- 2010 USAG Hall of Fame inductees include Dominique Moceanu,
Wendy Bruce, and Kip Simons
- Nastia Liukin and JC Penny team up for Supergirl
line of clothes
- Ioana Petrovichi welcomes baby girl March 2010 (link: photos)
- Youtube tribute
to Polina Astakhova (d. 2005)
- Shawn Johnson judges Miss
- 2000 U.S. Olympian Elise Ray doing commentary for the Big Ten
Network. She's also doing personal training, and a little coaching.
Johnson ran with the torch in January 19th's Vancouver 2010 torch relay.
- Kyle Shewfelt ran with the torch in
January 18th's Vancouver 2010 torch relay.
Miller speaks candidly about gymnastics, being a new Mom, etc.
- Russian coach Elena Mashinskaia (Novgorod), whose students
have included Anna Kovalyova, Oskana Vitkova, Kristin and Eleonora
Guroyonova, passed away last week. She suffered from lung cancer that
spread to the brain. She is predeceased by her husband, fellow coach
Anatoly Chistenko (heart attack).
- 1995 and 1997 Worlds team member Anastasiya Dzundzyak is now
performing in Cirque du Soleil's Zaia in Macau
- Former U.S. team member and UCLA gymnast Kim Hamilton Anthony publishes
autobiography (Link: IG)
- Moscow has launched a new prize to encourage paralympians. It's
called the Mukhina prize, named after Elena Mukhina.
- Nikolai Kryokov has decided to retire. He's set to become the
new coach of Russia's junior men's team.
- Elena Naimushina has moved back to her hometown of
Krasnoyarsk after spending the past 20 years in Riga. She presented
the awards at the town's gym meet, the Elena Naimushina Cup.
- After Maria Zasipkina sustained a neck injury while training
she was treated in hospital as a member of the national team and
continued to receive her stipend. After graduating from the Sports
Institute she taught in a dance studio, and is now coaching gymnastics
at her original gym.
- Belorussian interview
with Larissa Petrik
- Li Shanshan and Xiao Sha have officially retired (link: IG)
- Former British gymnast Amy
Bagshaw hoping to publish memoirs
- Dong Fangxiao's husband speaks with New Zealand reporter, admitting
she was too young to compete in Sydney. Read
- A number of former champions were on hand to watch the gymnastics at
the recent 2009 Worlds. Here's a shot of some former greats. From Left
to Right: Oksana Chusovitina, Svetlana Boguinskaya, Elena Shevchenko,
Svetlana Lebedinskaya, Aleftina Priakhina, and Vera Kolesnikova. Many
others were in attendance including Valerie Liukin, Oksana Omelianchik,
and more. Thanks DJ!
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