Jade Barbosa on bars at ESPN2's Pro Gymnastics Challenge in April, 2013

Just a Number: Jade Barbosa is 2023 Brazil National Champion at Age 32

August 22, 2023 admin 0

Jade Barbosa’s first appearance representing Brazil in the Olympics was the 2008 Beijing Games, fifteen years ago. But right now, in 2023, she is staging a stunning comeback, returning to competition at the age of 32, and has just become Brazil’s 2023 All-Around Champion in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. I’ll keep this post brief, and instead merely provide a link to an article on thegymter.net, since I could not possibly tell the tale half as well [read more]

Did Somebody Call a Doctor? 2004 Stanford Team Yields 3 MD’s

August 20, 2023 admin 0

This evening I was watching a rebroadcast of the 2022 PAC-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championship, and when I saw a shot of Stanford head coach Tabitha Yim, it inspired me to write this article that I have been meaning to do for a couple of years now about the extraordinary 2004 Stanford University women’s gymnastics team, and specifically three of the extraordinary athletes on that team. It’s based on a fact that I discovered while doing [read more]