Maegan Chant – packing for Florida

The veteran of the Canadian team is finished with elite Gymnastics. She’s ready to move on to NCAA.

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So, my elite gymnastics career has come to an end. It's crazy, in some ways it feels like it just started yesterday. I am thankful that God allowed me to share my talent and his light with the world. ✨ Gymnastics has taught me so much, blessed me with so many amazing opportunities, and introduced me to so many unbelievable people. I will miss all the Canadian 🍁 girls and coaches so much, but I truly wish them all a bright future in whatever they pursue! A special good luck to all my friends who will be competing in Rio this summer – go make us all proud! 🇧🇷 Thank you to all my coaches – especially Gabi and Cristina. Thanks to everyone at World Class Gymnastics, Gymnastics Canada, all my teammates, physio, doctors, friends and especially my family who have fully supported me since the very beginning. I would never have made it to where I am today or where I'm going without any of them. It has been a long, rewarding journey and I'm truly sad to see this part of it come to an end, but I'm also super excited for the next chapter in my life – Go Gators! 💙🐊 "I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength". Philippians 4:13 Sincerely, Maegan Chant #gymnastics #faith #olympictrials2016🇨🇦 #newchapter #godisgreat #hisplan

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LSU coach D-D Breaux gets a raise

D-D Breaux, the school’s longtime gymnastics coach, is getting a 23 percent bump in pay to $240,000 and a two-year contract extension …

Breaux is receiving a $45,000 raise from her previous salary of $195,000 — a boost that follows the program’s best finish at the national championships in April when it took second behind Oklahoma.

Breaux, a Donaldsonville native, is entering her 40th season leading the gymnastics program.

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Miss Val profile in UCLA magazine

The secret agent: Danusia Francis
The secret agent: Danusia Francis

No one does floor exercises like the Bruins, who are renowned for their ability to paint a scene while running, jumping and somersaulting through the air. Such storytelling elements are a hallmark of UCLA gymnastics, says Amanda Borden, a Pac-12 network commentator and Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics. She points to “routines uniquely designed for each athlete” as one of UCLA’s key strengths. …

Coach Valorie Kondos Field – Born to Perform

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College Gymnastics humour

Myia Hambrick from LSU is funny.

She posted a humour piece online. A listicle.

Being a college gymnast is an exciting and unique experience; it’s basically our full-time job. To give you some insight on things only gymnasts have to worry about, here is Jess from “New Girl”.

For example:

# 10. Basically having to cut off the leotard after a meet.

First off, getting into those sequined spandex suits (say that three times fast!), is difficult. They are meant to be tight so as not to get in the way of your gymnastics, but sometimes after sweating during a meet and the copious amounts of hairspray that falls on you, they are even more difficult to get off! Plus, when you’re shimmying out of them you have to be careful not to make any of the rhinestones fall off or ripping any of the seams!

College Gymnastics As Told By Jess From New Girl

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Sam Peszek tries Danusia Francis’ pose

Yep. 🙂

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