13 FIG Coach Education courses December 2019

The past year has been incredibly busy for the FIG coach education programmes which oversaw and organised some 85 courses in 35 countries that were attended by nearly two thousand coaches from 85 countries and taught by 82 experts.

In addition, Parkour that became part of the FIG one year ago, was fast-tracked so that the Level 1 Academy Programme and the Age Group Development and Competition Programme were completed in three languages and introduced to fifteen countries in three courses. …

On December 13, for the first time ever, ten academies that were held on four continents, overlapped. More importantly, these included all seven competition disciplines – ACRO, AER, MAG, PK, RG, TRA, WAG – as well as Gymnastics for All. On that day 179 coaches from 27 countries and all continents were being taught by 31 FIG experts from 14 countries. It was a remarkable moment and one not likely ever to be repeated. …


Hardy Fink, FIG Director of Education and Academy Programmes, leaves the position end of February. His successor has not yet been named.

WAG Elite Canada in Calgary 2020

The top female gymnasts in Canada qualify to High Performance status in order to be considered for National Team and International assignments.

WHEN: February 5-9, 2020

WHERE: Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB

HOSTED BY: Alberta Gymnastics Federation in partnership with Gymnastics Canada

SOCIAL: @gymcan1, #EliteWAG2020

Gracie Kramer – Floor

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Brenna Dowell interview

The fan favourite is retired retired. No more Elite. Graduated from College.

Storybook finish to her long career. Nailed Vault to help seal the 2019 team Championship for Oklahoma.

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Like Peng Peng Lee the previous year, this was an ending fit for film.

In fact, Full Out 2: You Got This! is inspired by Brenna’s story. The movie should be released 2020.

Fun fact – Brenna’s sister auditioned to play Brenna in the film.

Click through to listen to the long, entertaining interview on GymCastic.