The gymternet dictionary: who’s who?

For new gymnastics fans, it can be overwhelming trying to make sense of gymnastics posts on social media. When I first started following gym blogs, it took me quite some time to decipher what 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 visuals, here’s a mindmap.
Thegymternetdictionary-mindmap1

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

Maria Paseka

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