Laurie Hernandez – picture book

Laurie’s second book drops Oct. 9th. In time for Christmas.

She Got This.

Akash Modi interview

Former NCAA Champion and 2017 Nissen-Emery Award winner Akash Modi will be competing at the Stuttgart World Cup.

Good luck.

Here’s a recent interview.

GBC – What gym did you attend during your JO & Elite years and who were your coaches?

AM – I went to Monmouth Gymnastics Academy for my JO career from the age of 6 to 18, after which I moved to Stanford University where I’ve been for the last 4.5 years. My coach back at MGA was Yuriy Aminov, and my coaches here at Stanford are Thom Glielmi, Karl Ziehn, and Syque Caesar. …

BC – Did you find it difficult to train your Elite routines while still competing at the collegiate level?

AM – Not at all! In fact, competing in collegiate competition allowed me to experiment with new skills and routines that I would have been hesitant to do in higher pressure Elite level meets. Having a competition nearly every weekend during the collegiate season helped me gain confidence in my routines and my ability to compete well …

GBC – What goals do you have leading up to 2020?

AM – My personal goals are to improve my execution and the look of my gymnastics to be competitive with the top guys in the world. My team goals are to make the World Championships teams for 2018 and 2019 and bring back a team medal for the US. …

GBC – Who is your gymnastics idol?

AM – Raj Bhavsar

Gym Blog Central

One reason I try to avoid watching millionaire sportsmen on TV is that guys like Modi are training even harder yet have trouble meeting their monthly bills.

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Cirque is looking for a Head Coach

Many Cirque du Soleil acrobatic coaches come from the Gymnastics world.

As the Head Coach of this new tour, you will be responsible for all aspects of the show’s acrobatic performance, from ensuring the quality of daily acrobatic performances to the continual safeguarding & management of risks associated with human performance, including the acrobatic content, use of equipment and movement techniques. …


Eddie Van Hoof may sue for wrongful dismissal

Five months after he was suspended by British Gymnastics, former men’s coach Eddie Van Hoof says he may go to court after he was fired last week by the federation over what it calls “irreconcilable differences.” …

According to The Guardian, Van Hoof stated that British Gymnastics told him he was being terminated because of insubordination toward British Gymnastics Performance Director James Thomas, “bullying” against an unspecified employee and “combative language or behavior” toward unspecified gymnasts. Van Hoof, 61, said he believes the real reason for his dismissal was because of his stance during the athlete contract dispute last year. …

“The concerns began to surface last August,” Van Hoof stated, “shortly after I raised objections to the new world-class performance athlete agreements, which have rightly been a cause of widespread concern for leaving our leading British athletes open to exploitation. I stand by my support of our athletes on the issue of contracts, and I stand by my own conduct and professionalism during my time with British Gymnastics.” …

‘Shocked’ Van Hoof Mulls Options After Dismissal from British Gymnastics

Kennedy Baker – Achilles

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No words can express how shocked and devastated I am with the way that things ended for me. I felt it in my soul before the pain ever reached my foot. While my career may have come to a close too soon, the Gator gymnastics team still has so much more to accomplish. I believe in each and every single one of my teammates, and I know that they have my back💙 There aren’t enough ways to express the gratitude I have towards gymnastics, and I am forever grateful for all of the lessons I’ve learned through the sport and how it has molded me into the person I am today. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Texas Dreams and Gator Nation. From US national team to Olympic Trials to an 11x collegiate All American and a national championship, I truly accomplished more than I ever thought I was capable of. Thank you to all who supported me throughout the years, I see and hear every single person. I love you guys so much❤️

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