good news for Gymnastics in the USA

More than half of the 18 women invited to Olympic trials in St. Louis last month (2021) were women of color.

While numbers are still low on college teams, there is progress. Black women account for nearly 10% of the scholarship athletes at the NCAA Division I level, an increase from 7% in 2012.

More than 10% of USA Gymnastics membership self-identify as Black. …

Will Graves – ‘This can be me’: Black participation rising in gymnastics (July 23, 2021)

About 12.1% of Americans are Black so the USA is getting close to equal representation in Gymnastics, an expensive sport.

Simone Biles, right, hugs Gabby Douglas after the Secret U.S. Classic

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Rick Mc

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

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