South African gymnast Brandon Beack

… In August 2012, Brandon’s goals changed dramatically. He had a bad dismount at gymnastics training and fell on his head and back. He compressed his 6th and 7th vertebra which has left him paralyzed from the chest down.

He is working hard daily to regain some/all of his physical ability.

Walking with Brandon

Click PLAY or watch his story on YouTube. (17min)

Akash Modi – P Bars

Our 2015 NCAA Champion competing Feb 13, 2015.

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Akash was the 2015 NCAA Champion in the all-around.

via @GymWeekly

Oleg vs Oleg

The men’s AA European Championships is on Saturday.

Former Olympic teammates Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Oleg Stepko (AZE) were 1-2 in qualifying to the All-around final as the men’s competition at the 2015 European Gymnastics Championships began Thursday in Montpellier (FRA) …

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Of the two, Oleg Stepko (now competing for Azerbaijan) is not nearly as well known as Verniaiev.

Click PLAY or watch Stepko’s P Bars on YouTube.

Julia Sharpe 9th AA at Men’s NAIGC Nationals.

OK. Justin’s WAG floor was impressive.

But Julia, a regular competitor in Men’s competition, this year placed 4th on FX, 8th on H Bar a little over 3 months after giving birth to twins via c-section!

She admitted her “abs were pretty much dysfunctional”.

Click PLAY or watch her routines on YouTube. Or watch just her H Bar here.

Courtney Tulloch training P Bars

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Ashley Watson – P Bars

It’s extremely difficult to make the GBR Men’s team for Worlds. Ashley is yet another contender having won P Bars and H Bar at British Championships.

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(via gymnastikfabriken)

Oleg Verniaiev – P Bars

Hits and wins. Again. Does this guy ever train? He’s always competing. :-)

Click PLAY or watch Cottbus on YouTube. 16.250 = D 7.10 / E 9.150