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Veteran Gymnasts in Their 20’s and 30’s Now Outnumber Teenagers Competing at the Olympic Games

27 Jul

Update: In the FIG’s September 2012 newsletter their Post-Olympic Report confirmed our findings. Read it HERE.  Note that our age groups start with 15-19.  We are proud to present the numerical proof to back up our theory: adults* have indeed taken back the sport! (see original theory here  Killing Age Stereotypes: 40 Adult Gymnasts to Follow to […]

Killing Age Stereotypes: 40 Adult Gymnasts to Follow to London 2012

3 Jun

Updated June 3, 2012: We’ve added new names and noted those who are out of contention with an asterisk*. Ninety-nine percent of gymnasts will never make an Olympic team but these adults are performing at the elite level. Longevity is indeed part of the sport and inspiring to boot! Your favorites and suggestions from Mexico, […]

“I’m showing the younger generation your career doesn’t have to be over when you’re 16-years-old” -Nastia

16 May

Nastia Liukin

Love what  22 year-old Nastia has to say in this article!  Golden Girl Liukin Savoring Grind of Late London Bid “I’m excited to be where I’m at,to be able to do gymnastics again. I’ve missed being able to flip in the air, flip on the beam and swing on the bars.” Despite the intensity and toil involved […]