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Written by John Crumlish    Monday, 19 June 2017 21:00    PDF Print
Fourth-Place Olympic Finish Motivates France's Boyer
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



French gymnast Marine Boyer said that narrowly missing a medal at last summer's Rio Olympic Games has inspired her to challenge for one at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Featured in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, French gymnast Marine Boyer said that narrowly missing a medal at last summer's Rio Olympic Games has inspired her to challenge for one at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

"It gave me more motivation to make more difficulties and skills on the beam, and gave me the goal to be a medalist at the next Olympic Games," said Boyer, who placed fourth on balance beam in Rio, and 16th all-around and seventh on balance beam at the European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in April.

Boyer is among the eight gymnasts featured in "Cluj (Confidentially)," a collection of behind-the-scenes profiles from Europeans, in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine. The other gymnasts featured are: Eddy Yusof (Switzerland), Veronica Cenková (Czech Republic), Marios Georgiou (Cyprus), Ioanna Xoulogi (Greece), Joe Fraser (Great Britain), Ágnes Sütő (Iceland) and James Hall (Great Britain).

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Written by John Crumlish    Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:39    PDF Print
Fifth-Place Europeans Finish Makes Fraser Proud
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)



2017 British champion Joe Fraser said his recent upgrades and improvements contributed to his fifth-place all-around finish at the European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in April.

Featured in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, first-year senior Joe Fraser of Great Britain said his recent upgrades and improvements contributed to his fifth-place all-around finish at the European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in April.

"They're all new routines, and I'm proud of myself for how far I've come this year," said Fraser, who placed third all-around at last year's European Junior Championships in Bern.

Fraser is among the eight gymnasts featured in "Cluj (Confidentially)," a collection of behind-the-scenes profiles from the European Championships in Romania in April. The other gymnasts featured are: Marine Boyer (France), Eddy Yusof (Switzerland), Veronika Cenková (Czech Republic), Marios Georgiou (Cyprus), Ágnes Sütő (Iceland), James Hall (Great Britain) and Ioanna Xoulogi (Greece).

To order back issues, or subscribe to the print and/or digital edition of International Gymnast magazine, click here.

 
Written by John Crumlish    Friday, 16 June 2017 08:30    PDF Print
Greece’s Xoulogi Looks For Career Longevity
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Featured in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, veteran Greek gymnast Ioanna Xoulogi said she hopes to enjoy a career as lengthy and prolific as that of 33-year-old teammate Vasiliki Millousi.

“I’m trying to compete for many years,” said Xoulogi, who turned 25 a few days before she competed at the European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in April. “I think I am making the right steps.”

Xoulogi is among the eight gymnasts featured in “Cluj (Confidentially),” a collection of behind-the-scenes profiles from the recent European Championships. Other gymnasts featured: Marine Boyer (France), Eddy Yusof (Switzerland), Veronica Cenkova (Czech Republic), Marios Georgiou (Cyprus), Joe Fraser (Great Britain), Agnes Suto (Iceland) and James Hall (Great Britain).

Xoulogi is among the eight gymnasts featured in "Cluj (Confidentially)," a collection of behind-the-scenes profiles from the recent European Championships, in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine.

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Written by dwight normile    Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:59    PDF Print
Nemov Favors All-Around For ‘Equity And Beauty’
(5 votes, average 4.80 out of 5)

Featured in an interview in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, legendary Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov said he would prefer more gymnasts to focus on the all-around rather than perform as apparatus specialists.

“I think a personal examination of every sportsman for all six apparatus will keep more equity and beauty of gymnastics as a multi-discipline competition,” said Nemov, who last month was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Nemov, who is the Vice President of the Russian Gymnastics Federation, also commented on his amazing high bar routine in the 2004 Athens Olympic finals, which played a huge role in forcing the FIG to change the scoring system.

"It is difficult to forget such an experience," he said. "It had a big impression on me, and I still remember it now—that plenty of people from different continents started to support me. It was a storm of emotions for me, but their support mattered more than the position of the judges. I would like to return to that day in my life and thank again all the people who gave their vote for my routine."

Read the complete Nemov interview, and coverage of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions, or to order back issues, click here.

 
Written by dwight normile    Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:31    PDF Print
Hurd’s 2017 Results Reflect Work In Progress
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Featured in a cover story in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, rising U.S. talent Morgan Hurd said her less-than-perfect results thus far in the year reflect her ongoing work in the gym.

“It’s still early in the season,” said Hurd, who placed third all-around at the World Cup of Stuttgart in March, and 10th all-around at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy in April. “I’m just working on perfecting and finalizing each routine.”

Hurd is coached by Slava Glazounov at First State Gymnastics in Newark, Delaware.

"She's so very much self-motivated," says Glazounov, a former Russian national team member in sports acrobatics. "The workouts with her are a different level than with, I would say, most of the athletes I used to coach."

Read “Senior Sleeper” a cover story on Hurd, in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital edition, or to order back issues, click here.

 


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