Spanish gymnast Rayderley Zapata, 2015 world floor exercise bronze medalist, spoke to International Gymnast Media about how he is handling the Covid-19 pandemic situation and talks about his frightening experience at the 2020 Baku World Cup, where he had to be hospitalized with coronavirus-like symptoms.
As the world struggles in the COVID-19 pandemic and athletes cope with Tuesday’s announcement that the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled for this summer have been postponed, veteran Croatian gymnast Tijana (Tkalcec) Korent is putting her handiwork to humanitarian use by sewing and distributing face masks in her community.
Defending Olympic still rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece told IG he is faithful that the virus will eventually be put under control and his quest to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo will end successfully.
2016 Olympic gold and silver medalist Madison Kocian may be in the waning months of her gymnastics career, but she is still giving her all to her sport and her UCLA team that will be contending for upcoming conference, regional and national collegiate titles.
Canadas’s Brooklyn Moors, who kicked off her Olympic year with a solid second-place all-around finish at last month’s Elite Canada meet, is just ramping up for the valuable competitions ahead that she hopes will lead her to this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Two-time U.S. junior national all-around champion Maile O’Keefe has found herself at home as a freshman at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and as her first NCAA season progresses, she is finding herself more at ease with the challenges that are unique to collegiate gymnastics.
Having qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Norwegian gymnast Sofus Heggemsnes is now taking lofty aim at a top-24 all-around spot in his Olympic debut.