Team Belgium will always be my number one team, that’s a fact. But team France has been making its way up on my personal podium as well. So, here’s why you should start rooting for l’équipe française.
2 days, 5 subdivisions, 146 athletes, 438 routines. Hardly any live streaming. It's okay if you missed some of qualifications, because I'm bringing you up to date on the performances you should've seen.
Let’s just say the gymternet's opinion about the World Championships in Montreal wasn’t very favourable. And yes, that's an understatement.
We all love little Ragan, Liu Tingting, Eremina and Iordache. But I'm even more interested in the best of the rest. That’s why I present to you, the all-arounders that could be closing the gap and coming for your medals.
A weekend with lots of falls, sports tape and tears. But even more coaching, comforting and happy smiles.
The 12 best teams from all over France gathered in Valenciennes to fight for the title of national team champions. On top of that, three Belgians competed as guests and showed us their new skills. I came, I saw, I loved it.
Back in September, I was looking forward to the things to come. Two months later, I’m looking back to see what really happened in the gymnastics world.
Now that the absolute highlight of this quad lies behind us, let's have a look at the things to come.
Like thousands of other gym fans I'd been looking forward to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for months, years even. Now that it's all over, what will stay with me?
Back in December last year, I asked what was on top of your gymnastics wish list for 2016. Seven months later, let’s take a look at the dreams that came true, the hopes that were shattered and the world of possibilities at the upcoming Olympics.
Every two years, we gymfans are twice as happy when European Championships come around, because then we also get to watch junior talents rise on the European stage. In Bern, these newbies popped out: