partial list of gymnasts NOT at Europeans

Many of these Seniors, but not all, were taken off teams due to injury. Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.

Rune Hermans BEL
Julie Meyers BEL
Nora Fernandez ESP
Sophie Scheder GER
Becky Downie GBR
Zsófia Kovács HUN
Lilja Olafsdottir ISL
Ofir Kremer ISR
Meitar Lavy ISR
Shailee Weiss ISR
Eythora Thorsdottir NED
Maria Kharenkova RUS
Viktoria Komova RUS
Anamaria Ocolișan ROM
Rafaela Ferreira POR
Klara Kopec POL
Lynn Genhart SUI
Giulia Steingruber SUI

via Wikipedia

Zsófia Kovács, for example, has a strange abdominal tear. She’s hoping to recover in time for Worlds.

Trampolinist Izzy Weall – TEDx talk

Very well spoken.

Isabelle Weall is a 14-year-old (now 15) quadruple amputee from Derby, England.

She got Meningitis in September 2010 aged 7 which left her with part of all four of her limbs having to be amputated. However, she doesn’t let this stop her. Isabelle attends mainstream school, competes in trampolining, and has her own YouTube channel where she shares videos about life as a quadruple amputee. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Mike Outram – paralyzed Gymnastics coach

Tony Retrosi:

At the NO LIMITS Camp in Calgary Mike coached Beam. Immediately after that we headed down to Lethbridge Alberta to do a Boys Camp. Watching him break a skill down and explaining drills is a thing of beauty. He is a bit shaky when he walks but his confidence in the gym more than makes up for it. Give this man a cape and call him a superhero.

Mike Outram (second from the left) is a character. If you’ve met him once, you remember him.

I recall first hearing that Mike had been paralyzed from hitting concrete at the bottom of a foam pit coming off tramp. Hearing that he’d never walk again.

This tragedy was big news in Canada. Everyone checked their pits to see if any concrete could be somehow exposed.

Some months later Mike unexpectedly arrived at a Gymnastics event. He walked in through an open side door of the Gym.

… I thought you were paralyzed?

Mike: That’s what they tell me.

It’s an incredible story. The power of the mind over the body. Mike’s still improving. Click over to GymMomentum.

My Journey and What I Learned from Gymnastics. Mr. Michael Outram

Welsh gymnast Lucy Ellis has died

Only 16-years-old. A tragedy.

Doctors diagnosed the teenager with sepsis – a condition triggered by an infection or injury that causes the body to attack tissues and organs – and warned the family that she was gravely unwell.

In a last-ditch attempt to save her, a team from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London were called in via helicopter with a specialist piece of equipment … – but it was too late.

Heartbroken dad who lost teen daughter to sepsis says it is ‘scandalous’ specialist machines aren’t available in Wales

Kristle Lowell’s accusations of drug & sexual abuse

Kristle Lowell has been one of the top Trampoline & Tumbling competitors for team USA. She was the 2016 U.S. double mini champion. A 2013 World Champion.

Her accusations against Dr. George Drew, the former coach of the United States Double Mini Trampoline team, are horrifying. Kristle was an adult at the time, not a minor.

Drew retired June 2017. But the investigation into his conduct with Kristle and other athletes is ongoing.

Lauren Rosenberg worked with Kristle in writing up her story.

Former Team USA Trampoline Doctor Accused of Allegedly Drugging and Sexually Abusing Athletes


When asked about Lowell’s status, USA Gymnastics released the following statement:

Personnel and member matters are confidential, as well as any actions taken unless they involve a public result, such as suspension or being placed on the list of individuals who are permanently ineligible for membership. We decline to answer your specific questions due to ongoing investigatory matters and related allegations.

Happily Kristle is still training and competing.

Ray Zapata is back

Full FX 8 months after his Achilles injury.

Click PLAY or watch it on Instagram.

(via papaliukin)

USAG is guilty

I don’t see how you can conclude anything else after hearing about this cover-up.

… the Indianapolis Star reports that while USA Gymnastics was sorting out what to do with Nassar, it was simultaneous helping the doctor create a cover story for his absence.

After Nichols made her report, Nassar was removed from contact with the national team. …

Rather than go with the truth—namely, telling people that Nassar was under investigation for child sexual abuse—or simply saying nothing at all, USA Gymnastics agreed to help Nassar offer a respectable excuse for his absence at gymnastics events in 2015. …

Report: USA Gymnastics Helped Cover For Larry Nassar’s Absences During Investigation