The Gymnastics Nerd

the girls (minus maggie) at the pan ams banquet

the girls (minus maggie) at the pan ams banquet


Mykayla Skinner - Pan Am Championships, Floor Exercise Event Finals

D 6.4, 14.750

(via shutupmckaylasvaulting)


sorry if this has been posted already but STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THIS GIRL’S FLOOR ROUTINE. Her name is Yesenia Ferrera and she’s from Cuba. Now, maybe you’re better gym fans than me and you already knew her but I’m just finding out about her after pan ams and I’M SO EXCITED BECAUSE SHE’S SOO GOOD. She does a full twisting DLO, a DLO (little bit pikey), a 2.5 + front layout and a double tuck. She’s so insanely powerful, all of her leaps are soooo high and her choreo is pretty great too. She also has a difficult bars set that includes a clear hip 1/1 + tkatcev, a hindorff and a full twisting DLO dismount. Her beam routine is pretty good too, nothing spectacular here but she performs lots of aerials connected to jumps and some high leaps. And if my eyes are not failing me her vault looks like a rudi (but the video is kinda blurry so tell me if it’s not)

There’s obviously LOTS of room for improvement in her excecution but I don’t care I LOVE HER

(via theothergymblog)