U.S. Olympic trials – day 1

related – Gina Pongetti – News, Notes and Quotes – Day 1 of Women’s Olympic Trials

shout out for Gymnastics social media

UPDATE – Elspeth Reeve was interviewed on NPR’s All Things ConsideredIrked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

Worth a listen.

When Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney decided to announce her retirement from gymnastics in February, she didn’t talk to the Today show, or ESPN, or The New York Times. She picked GymCastic, a weekly podcast run by a 41-year-old law librarian in Orange County named Jessica O’Beirne.

… One of the most popular sites, The Gymternet, is run by Lauren Hopkins, a 30-year-old fan who works in marketing at a New York law firm. Barely two years old, the site breaks news and provides injury reports, live blogs and analysis of competitions, interviews with elite gymnasts, and critiques of leotard fashion. …

How hard-core gymnastics fans are revolutionizing the way the sport is covered.

Jezebel picked up on that story – Gymnastics Fans Are Changing How the Sport Is Covered Through Blogging

Lauren is a regular guest on GymCastic, of course. 🙂


new address for The Gym Digest


Here’s a sample post:

In the senior division, which was one of the toughest competitions ever, it was ‘Year of North Stars’ with first year senior Rachael Lukacs clinching the title, just 0.075 points clear of teammate Missy Reinstadtler. Rounding out the senior competition, Stanford commit and former elite Rachael Flam took bronze only a full tenth behind Lukacs …

2016 Nastia Liukin Cup

Results are listed alongside intended NCAA College teams.

Ashley Umberger