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Victoria Moors Announces Her Retirement

After much speculation as to the state of her gymnastics career, Canadian gymnast, Victoria Moors has announced her retirement.

Clarification on the Four Person Olympic Team Structure from the FIG

Recently, as discussed at length, the FIG approved a new ruling at an annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia, that would reduce the number of gymnasts in the team final from five gymnasts per team to four for the 2020 Olympic Cycle.

 In response to much of the backlash they've received after the news of this ruling, the FIG has released a detailed Q & A to clarify some burning questions.

FIG Reduces Olympic Team Size From Five to Four

The International Gymnastics Federation or FIG has revamped the Olympics qualification process and has officially reduced the team sizes from five to four going into the 2020 Olympics Cycle.

Peng Peng Training New Skills on Beam

Peng Peng is ready to get "on the road again."

After two years of dealing with an ACL tear that required two surgeries and two years away from competition, the glory that is Christine "Peng Peng" Lee, was finally able to grace us with her presence during this past NCAA season, wowing on bars and beam with beautiful, rarely seen skills for both elite and NCAA.


Jenny Rowland to Become the new Gators' Head Coach

In the span of about two weeks, the Florida Gators have lost a coach and gained a new head coach. Auburn associate head coach, Jenny Rowland has accepted the title of head Gator wrangler, or head coach of the Florida Gators gymnastics team.


Polina Shchennikova Commits to Michigan

Fellow Colorado and Mile High City girl, Polina Shchennikova has decided to forgo the beautiful Rocky Mountains and has chosen to attend the University of Michigan for her college gymnastics career.

Tabitha Yim to Become Head Coach at Arizona

Former USA National team member Tabitha Yim has accepted a head coaching position at the University of Arizona Gymnastics team.
She is replacing current head coach, Bill Ryden who is retiring after 17 years at the helm of Arizona Gymnastics. 

Hollie Vise and Norah Flatley: A Comparison

Hollie Vise was a talented athlete on the US National team in the 2001-2004 quadrennium. She trained at the legendary World Olympic Gymnastics Academy or "WOGA" in Dallas, Texas alongside 2004 Olympic Champion, Carly Patterson under the tutelage of Evgeny Marchenko.

She was a world champion with the US team and on the uneven bars in 2003. She was known for her classic, WOGA style, long lines, elegant fluidity and her glorious toe point.

Hollie has been compared with junior, Norah Flatley, a beam savant who trains with legendary coach, Liang Chow, who coached 2012 Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas and 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist and beam gold medalist, Shawn Johnson.

Full Out Trailer Released

The trailer for the new movie, Full Out premiered on YouTube yesterday.

The movie, staring Jennifer Beals as the legendary UCLA coach, Valorie Kondos-Field, aka "Miss Val", is the story of UCLA gymnast Ariana Berlin.

Ariana has a pretty amazing story...