The gymternet dictionary: who’s who?

For new gymnastics fans that discover the gymternet, it can be overwhelming trying to make sense of the posts on Tumblr and other social media. When I started to follow gymnastics blogs, it took me quite some time to decipher which gymnast people were actually talking about. To make this easier for you, here’s an alphabetical list of frequently used nicknames.

  • Afan = Ksenia Afanasyeva
  • Asac =  Alicia Sacramone
  • Bee Farm = Maria Paseka*
  • Cata = Catalina Ponor
  • Chuso = Oksana Chusovitina
  • Dasha = Daria Spiridonova
  • Didi = Diana Bulimar
  • Ebee = Elizabeth Price
  • Eli = Elisabeth Seitz
  • Eri = Erika Fasana
  • Fish = Felicia Hano
  • Frags = Claudia Fragapane
  • Gabo = Gabby Douglas
  • Grishy = Anastasia Grishina
  • Jazzy = Jazmyn Foberg
  • JLo = Jessica Lopez
  • Lari = Larisa Iordache
  • Mac = McKayla Maroney
  • Masha = Maria Paseka / Kharenkova / Bondareva
  • Meals = Amelia Hundley
  • Melka = Angelina Melnikova
  • Mez = Mary-Anne Monckton
  • Musty = Aliya Mustafina
  • Nabs = Tatiana Nabieva
  • Nannan = Yao Jinnan
  • Pavs = Anna Pavlova
  • Roxi = Roxana Popa
  • $eamoney = Simone Biles
  • Shelgie = Evgeniya Shelgunova
  • Spiridoz = Daria Spiridonova
  • Vany = Vanessa Ferrari
  • Vika = Viktoria Komova
  • VRod = Valentina Rodionenko

And if you like well-structured visuals, here’s a mindmap for you.
Thegymternetdictionary-mindmap1

Did you know all these nicknames? Great job! You must be an advanced gymfan. Did you learn something new? Test your knowledge here and here and here.

*Because according to Google Translate “Пасека” (Paseka) means “bee farm”.Maria Paseka

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