Gymternet Weekly: Tiger Queen and more (April 27-May 3, 2020)

By Patricia Duffy | May 4, 2020
Gymternet Weekly: Tiger Queen, Graduations, and more (April 27-May 3, 2020)

It’s never a dull week around the gymternet! Here’s our weekly round-up of news, videos, and more from your favorite gymnasts… who are all social distancing right now!

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1. Jade Carey channeled her inner Merida

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in my element?✨

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2. Two gymnastics legends celebrated their wedding anniversary


3. Some of the Team USA ladies got together to share a special message


4. Online Gym School 2.0 was announced, and it starts today! You can still sign up.

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WOOHOO!! We're so excited to offer you Online Gym School 2.0, a brand new curriculum!! In case you missed our broadcast this morning, here are the details: ⭐️ Online Gym School 2.0 will be May 4 – 29th in a new Facebook group. ⭐️ We're incorporating the consistent feedback we saw from those participating in Online Gym School 1.0. ⭐️ You'll be getting MORE movement and at-home drill sessions!!! (Plus amazing inspiration sessions, of course.) ⭐️ You'll see some familiar instructors from Online Gym School 1.0, but also a TON of new faces!! • You can register now at the link in our bio!! ??? • Lastly, if you're a coach and you're interested in our special group rates for gyms, send us an email at [email protected].

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5. The Redhawks will host the 2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s College National Championships!


6. Rosie MacLennan cooked breakfast gymnastics-style


7. We want to get back to this soon!


8. SEC awards were announced, with Florida leading the way


9. Aly Raisman will be on milk cartons everywhere very soon!


10. Randy Lane was announced as the first head coach of LIU Gymnastics


11. Arkansas’ Sydney Laird medically retired

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Grateful. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of my gymnastics career. I’m grateful for all the countless hours of training, competing, learning, growing, and becoming. I’m grateful that God gave me an able body and mind to do the sport that I love for so many years, and gave me the opportunity to glorify Him through it all. I’m grateful for every opportunity that came from this sport; everything from competing for First in Flight Gymnastics, to representing Team Canada, to competing for the Razorbacks. I’m grateful for the University of Arkansas and all the amazing opportunities provided for student-athletes by the athletic department. I’m grateful for every coach that has helped me achieve my biggest goals, has spoken into my life, and has taught me priceless life lessons. I’m grateful for my teammates always pushing me to be my best and having my back when I needed it most. I’m grateful for my parents for always supporting me and pouring their all into this sport so I could do what I love. • Although it was a very hard decision, I’ve decided to medically retire and spend my senior year as a student coach/manager. I’ve struggled through pretty severe back pain for the past few years and with it becoming worse each year I competed, it was very hard to train the way I needed to. For that reason, it was the best decision for my body and my future. I’m doing my best to trust God’s plan through all this and continuing to thank and praise Him along the way! I’m very excited about the new role I’ll have on the team and that I won’t be leaving the gymnastics environment or Arkansas just yet! Woo pig always! ❤️ • “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Thesselonians 5:16-18✨ #Ao1

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12. Lilia Akhaimova went for a… stroll?


13. Daria Spiridonova and Nikita Nagornyy were at it again


14. Maggie Haney was suspended by USA Gymnastics for 8 years, and Laurie Hernandez shared her story.


15. Felicia Hano shared this adorable throwback!

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who would have thought?

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16. Brinn Bevan brought the horse to the living room


17. Bart Deurloo and the Dutch guys are back in the gym!


18. Evita Griskenas is heading to Columbia


19. Oleg Verniaiev cooked out at home


20. Gabby Douglas is on the cover of FabFitFun Summer 2020


21. Kyle Shewfelt is releasing a book

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MAKE IT HAPPEN: My Story of Gymnastics, the Olympics, and the Positive Power of Sport. This is my book and I am so proud of it. I held a freshly printed copy in my hands a couple of weeks ago and it felt so damn good. Writing this book has been a goal of mine for years and with the help of a talented team, including my co-writer @roseblythelawrence, we got it across the finish line. What a feeling! Today, I wanted to announce that I will be postponing the official release until Spring 2021. Waiting another year feels like an eternity, but considering the current circumstances, it also feels right and so I’m rolling with it. I’m too excited about this project, however, to have it sit entirely on a shelf until the launch next year. I’ve decided to read the book, one chapter a day, on my Instagram Live during the month of May. Story time with Kyle – this is going to be FUN!! Please join me starting tonight, May 1, at 8:30 p.m. (Mountain time) for the Prologue – it’s titled ‘The Landing’ and we’ll go back to that day in Stuttgart when I broke both of my legs. I’ll also post it to my IG story if you would like to listen, but can’t join in live. This project is so important to me and I’m feeling a great sense of accomplishment. Thank you all for your love and support! #makeithappenbook #storytimewithkyle #gymnastics #olympics #author #newbook #author #authorsofinstagram

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22. Simone Biles is our Tiger Queen

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sun baskin’ ?

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23. Some of our favorites began graduating, and we don’t know how to feel about it!


24. This future star flared at Target

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I had to try! It was a little slippery so I was nervous doing flares but I got a couple ?? • • ⭐️⭐️FOLLOW ME⭐️⭐️ ??InstaGram: cpreston_gymnastics?? ??YouTube: Connor’s Gymnastics?? ??Facebook: Connor Preston?? • • If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” • • • #level6gymnast #10yearold #trainhard #gripyourfuture #gripyourdestiny #usglove #kids #usagymnastics #mensgymnastics #gymnast #gymnastics #training #commitment #gymkid #strongbody #flipping #gymkidstrong #handstand #gymnastics #muscle #gymfitness #conditioning #gymmotivation #flip #gymkid #gymkidstyle #gymkidstrong #gymnastics #kidswithgoals #boysgymnastics

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25. Margzetta Frazier is releasing music May 8


26. Shilese Jones threw double backs on an air track!

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Even during quarantine…?

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27. And some of the sport’s stars came together as one in this special video!


We’re trying to stay positive during the pandemic. How are you spending your days at home? Comment below and let us know!