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I’ve been blogging and penning articles about women’s artistic gymnastics since 2013. It’s always a joy to recap competitions, interview athletes, participate in teleconferences, and research the history of the sport. Here are some of my all-time favorite articles from the past two years:

 

My profile/interview with Romanian Olympian Larisa Iordache, who discusses her many comebacks and recovering from a devastating injury in late 2017

 

I had the amazing opportunity to interview 1996 U.S. Olympic team champion Jaycie Phelps and her young protégé Jacey Vore in advance of the 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup.

 

In early 2018, I interviewed rising French star Lorette Charpy, who discusses her experience at 2017 Worlds and her awesome balletic style.

 

Combining a trio of my favorite things—genealogy, gymnastics, and writing—I told the story of Consetta Caruccio, a 1936 and 1948 U.S. Olympian.

 

My profile/interview with Japanese Olympian Asuka Teramoto, who tells about her inspiration to continue onto Tokyo 2020.

 

I loved chatting with Magnificent Seven team captain Amanda Borden, who reminisces about 1996 and talks about other interesting subjects.

 

This is definitely of the most exciting and fun projects I’ve ever done! My story on Laurie Hernandez after the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 

My interview with 2016 U.S. Olympic Champion Madison Kocian, an amazing uneven bars queen

 

One of the most decorated U.S. gymnasts of all time is Shannon Miller, who won two golds in Atlanta ’96. To commemorate her 40th birthday, I recapped the best moments of her career.

 

In 2017, I talked with legendary coach Mary Lee Tracy and her incredible athlete Emily Gaskins.

 

If you would like to see more of my work, you can visit: https://annarosejohnson.contently.com/

I’m a correspondent and contributor to the newsstand magazine Inside Gymnastics, and my work can be found in each new issue. Back issues are available here: http://www.shopinsidenation.com/gymnastics-shop/

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