specialists in Artistic Gymnastics

Quick to complain when I DON’T like aspects of the new code of points, one of the trends I do like is specialization.

Specialists have always been an important part of American College gymnastics. It has finally now come to FIG in a big way.

Cheng Fei, for example, may never have made the Chinese Team in the past because she is not a consistent enough All-around competitor. She’s a Floor and Vault specialist.

Cheng Fei was the first Chinese woman to win a gold medal on vault at the Worlds. In fact, she has won more gold medals internationally than another Chinese female in history.

What a shame if she had not been on the team.

Check out how low she contacts the horse on her vault preflight.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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