|Cover Photograph by Vanessa Steck (http:wildprecious.net)|
Yep! Issue Seven of The Couch Gymnast Magazine!
It's my favorite. But then I say that about every issue!
Thema Williams- We meet Trinidad's gymnastics star, Thema Williams, the first gymnast from her nation to qualify to the Pan American Championships, and learn what life and training is like in her small island nation. Brigid McCarthy
Nica Hults- Meet junior US gymnast Nica Hults and her family. Nica has recently begun training at Texas Dreams Gymnastics under the Burdettes. Brigid McCarthy
YOUTH OLYMPICS INTERVIEWS
Carlotta Ferlito- Carlotta Ferlito talks about her time in Singapore at the YOGs and her plans for future upgrades. Giulia Holzer
Angela Donald- Junior Australian beam medallist Angela Donald talks about her Youth Olympics experience. Brigid McCarthy
Sofi Gomez- New Guatemalan star gymnast Sofi Gomez tells us a little about her competition in Singapore and her life back home in Guatemala. Brigid McCarthy and Karina Giron
Ghent World Cup- Our reporter went to Ghent this month and offers her observations, questions and interviews from the meet plus interview with Belgian medalist, Julie Croket !- Beatrice Gheorghisor
Romanian Report- While in Ghent, our Romanian reporter took a good look at the Romanian girlsand gives us her take on the meet. She also speaks with Sandra Izbasa and Ana Porgras. Beatrice Gheorghisor
German Nationals- We are taken through the good, the bad and the plain ugly of the competition by our on-the-spot reporter, where she spoke to gymnastics' 'Grand Dame'Oksana Chusovitina about her future plans. Romila Storjohann
Gymnastics in Trinidad- We talk to Annette Telfer about her experiences as a coach, and as a key figure in making gymnastics in Trinidad a success story. Brigid McCarthy
SUI-GER-ROM- We get a report on the pre-worlds form from the tri-meet held in Schauffhausen this month. Romila Storjohann.
No 'I' in Team- Diana Gallagher reminsices about some of the unseen and often hilarious aspects of competing as part of a college gymnastics team. Diana Gallagher
Opinion- Suna tells us why she thinks the three-up three-count rule should be done away with in major team finals- Suna Zekioglu
Team Talk- this month we interviewed a series of people in the gymnastics world to ask about their experiences being part of a team. We asked questions about everything from the positive aspects of being part of a team, what it feels like to be a reserve, to who considers themselves team comedian!
The List- This month we are treated to a top ten list of what could potentially be some exciting B+C+D beam connections to brighten up beam! Suna Zekioglu