IntoGymnastics is a new site from Juliet Brokken and Pascale Pille in the Netherlands with content in Dutch and some English.
International and College gymnastics, in-depth interviews, reviews of of gymnastics books and much more.
Dutch Gymnastics will feature prominently. They have a database on the Dutch National Team called IntoTalent.
Check it out.
IntoGymnastics is for anyone who is into gymnastics!
Here’s a sample post in English:
Not all Dutch elite gymnasts tried to win a ticket to the European Championships in Montpellier or the European Games in Baku. Some of the gymnasts were too busy with other things, had troubles with injuries, or tried but had to drop out of the selection.
We asked them how they are doing now. Despite all hurdles the majority is positive and many of them are already preparing for the Dutch Championships in June, or working hard towards the World Championships in Glasgow. …
For every star we see competing for a nation there are dozens of others who tried and did not make the big meet. Very often injury is a factor. For example:
Anthony van Assche – infection before European Championships
Chantysha Natteb – still recovery from October 2013 ACL
Chiara Frisina Fauste – sprained ankle
Dana de Groot – knee ligament tear
Glenn Smink – broken tarsal bone tumbling
Helene Houbraken – stress fracture in a foot
Jeffrey Wammes – knee injury
Jorian Ilbrink – back injury
Julia Bombach – dislocated ankle
Justen Zuidema – shoulder injury
Mara Titarsolej – hip injury
Pien Jansen – serious knee pain
Reina Beltman – unexplained ankle pain
Tisha Volleman – knee injury
Vera van Pol – recovering from ankle surgery
Wendy de Jong – ankle injury
Wyomi Masela – recovering from Achilles
How are the Dutch gymnasts out of the spotlights of Montpellier and Baku doing?
High level Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.