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Interview with gymnast and actress Maddy Curley

November 14, 2017 admin 0

Gym2Day chats with former elite and NCAA gymnast and “Stick It” co-star Maddy Curley about the transition from elite to collegiate gymnastics, the film she co-wrote and co-produced that premiered 2016 and is available on Netflix, and her opinion of the current FIG Code of Points.

In Indianapolis, I Saw the Future

August 18, 2015 admin 0

(photo by jb) The first big-time gymnastics event I ever attended was the 2001 U.S. National Championships in Philadelphia. One of the juniors was 13 year-old Carly Patterson (that’s a photo of her on beam I took there). Though she had recently won the US Classic, she had a disastrous day one, and while she climbed back to third overall, […]

Late ’70s Soviet-era Gymnastics Documentary features Filatova and Mukhina

June 6, 2015 admin 0

Here is a late-1970s Soviet gymnastics documentary aiming to show the hard work involved in gymnastics (and to make a heroes out of the coaches), and to deconstruct, on the one hand, the facile television glamor of gymnastics, and to manufacture, on the other hand, a sugar-coated version of the special treatment the coaches lavish on their gymnasts received outside […]