After three impactful seasons in the NCAA as a leader on the University of Utah team, MyKayla Skinner made a successful come back to elite gymnastics last year.
After returning to the gym three weeks ago following COVID-19 mandated train-ing restrictions, 2017 world high bar champion Tin Srbic told International Gym-nast his training is back on track for the Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed until next summer.
Two-time Hungarian Olympian Andrea Molnar is on a personal and professional mission to endorse the physical and psychological benefits that the ancient art of yoga can have on contemporary gymnasts and coaches who perhaps view it with skepticism.
French gymnast Claire Pontlevoy told International Gymnast that the new timing of the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo may well be promising for her after all, given that a torn ACL would have kept her out of the Games had they remained on schedule for July.
The Spanish team placed 12th at last year’s world championships in Stuttgart, Germany earning a team spot to the Tokyo Olympic Games, Spain’s first team qualification since 2004 where the team finished fifth.
Ukrainian team star Diana Varinska told International Gymnast that, although the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been frustrating, she is finding a way to focus and encouraging other athletes to also profit from the delay.
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland told International Gymnast that she is leveraging COVID-19 mandated home confinement with psychological exercises to keep her ready for her post-pandemic return to competition.
Former Soviet gymnastics legend and current Vice President of FIG and President of the Ambassadors’ Commission, Nellie Kim, gave her perspectives in regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Tokyo Olympics postponement to 2021.
Reigning Austrian national all-around champion Jasmin Mader is putting her degree in fashion design to humanitarian use by creating protective masks to combat COVID-19 and help their wearers literally face the pandemic with more confidence.
As Italy reels from the ravages of COVID-19, Italian women’s national gymnastics team head coach Enrico Casella told IG that he and his gymnasts are cautiously quarantining amidst the “truly dramatic” circumstances caused by the pandemic in their country.
Italy’s current top all-arounder, Giorgia Villa, lost both of her grandfathers to the coronavirus, the Italian Gymnastics Federation website reported in an article on April 2nd.
Veteran Israeli gymnast Andrey Medvedev, who turned 30 on Monday, told IG he is postponing birthday celebrations but staying patient and confident as he still hopes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.