will Belgium qualify a team to Rio?

Lauren Hopkins:

This year, Belgium will once again compete at the test event, but now they’re going in not on the cusp of the top 16, but in the top half of the eight teams that will compete for the four remaining Rio spots this April. With an 11th place finish in Glasgow despite injuries to two of their competing members and with two of their best athletes too young to compete, Belgium will travel to Rio as one of the most capable teams with the odds of qualifying a full team to the Olympic Games greatly in their favor.

Why does all of this matter? Nina Derwael, a 15-year-old from the village of Velm, was one of those juniors left at home during worlds last year and should be instrumental in bringing her team to Rio next summer.

Look for Nina at the Olympic test event in Rio this April, and then again at the Belgian Championships in May. …

Meet the Elite: Nina Derwael

Click PLAY or watch her Bars on YouTube.

8yr-old gymnast with Type 1 diabetes

Dempsey Foxson trains 25 hours / week checking her blood sugar 8–10 times a day.

I am sure you can imagine I have to take really good care of my body!

There are so many people who help me do this at home and at the gym. My parents, coaches, teammates and office staff all provide me with support!

My mom always provides me with healthy food before practice and snacks for my break. Some of my favorite snacks are almond flour muffins or half a ProBar, tons of raw veggies and nuts. I usually try to have my blood sugar between the 150 -180 range before practice. …

A GYMNAST SUPERSTAR LANDS ON HER FEET

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via Gymternet Clan

SANCA Circus school, Seattle

The Tumbl Trak crew brought me over to see the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. It’s a sprawling collection of facilities with something for everyone from tots to professional acrobats.

As a nonprofit organization, they cater to the general public.

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Flying Trapeze For Everyone:

Our standard 2-hour Flying Trapeze Class is open to all skill levels ages 6+. All instruction is personalized to each flyer’s abilities to maximize individual progress.

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SANCA School of Flight

Check a VIDEO of Amy’s first lesson.

Inside Gymnastics Road Trip

– “Inside Gymnastics Road Trip” to Criss-Cross Country on Tour

– Magazine To Be Involved With Dozens of Gymnastics Meets During the 2016 Season

– Event Involvement To Include On-site Presence, Magazine Distribution, Prizes, Coverage and More!

Inside Gymnastics magazine is pleased to announce that it has formed partnerships with dozens of gymnastics competitions across the country for the 2016 meet season. Through a combination of on-site presence with a booth at select stops to bonus distribution of the magazine to promotions and giveaways, the Inside Gymnastics Road Trip will visit cities from Florida to California and everywhere in between. …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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They have a Cheer tour scheduled, as well.

https://twitter.com/insidecheer/status/688088059896819712