David Kenwright to British Gymnastics

Feb 14th, 2017 was David Kenwright’s last official day at Calgary Gymnastics Centre. He’s accepted a senior position with British Gymnastics at Lilleshall.

David is one of the most successful coaches in Canadian history. He coached Brittany Rogers, Kate Richardson and dozens of other elite gymnasts.

He’ll be missed.

via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

Ashton Locklear Nike N7 Ambassador

… the newest Nike N7 brand athlete ambassador …

“I am humbled and grateful and am so excited to be able to help inspire the native youth to follow their dreams. I’m proud to be a part of this family.” …

All proceeds from the Air Native N7, which is sold through Native American community centers and tribes, are given back to youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across North America …

Ashton Locklear inks deal with Nike N7

 

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Simone, Aly in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

“I am thrilled to include the gold medal-winning, U.S. women’s gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles in this year’s Swimsuit issue,” said MJ Day, SI Swimsuit editor. “Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today. …

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(via GymCastic)

Uchimura turns Pro

Kohei Uchimura is set to become Japan’s first professional gymnast, sources with knowledge of the Rio Games gold medalist’s decision told Kyodo News on Monday. …

Uchimura, 27, is technically an employee of Konami Sports Club, but is expected to leave the fitness company after the national team championships next month.

The move will allow Uchimura … to enlist multiple sponsors and give him more time to promote gymnastics around Japan, something he longs to do ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. …

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(via papaliukin)

Olivia Vivian’s new Cirque act

Ms Vivian, 27, said she could not reveal the specifics of the performance, but said it was along the lines of a trapeze.

“They threw a bunch of trapeze artists and artistic gymnasts in as lab rats to figure out this event,” she said.

“No-one had ever coached it before, no-one had really seen it before, it was exciting and very dangerous.”

Ms Vivian, who officially retired from elite gymnastics on Saturday, said she had dreamed of joining Cirque du Soleil when she was a child gymnast and went backstage at a Perth performance. …

Flipping from one stage to another, gymnast finds new career

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Gymnastics Australia WAG coaching jobs

gymnastics-australiaA number of positions have become available with a primary focus of podium success at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games.

High Performance & WAG Coaching Vacancies

Those include the position of WAG National Coach.

Like 4 years ago, I assume current coaches can reapply for their positions.