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Gymnast Magazine


British Gymnastics is pleased to provide complimentary access to its long standing publication - 'The Gymnast'.

The Gymnast is published yearly and contains a wide range of content including event and gymnast features, reviews, interviews, coaching hints and general news and views about the activities of British Gymnastics and its members.

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2017 celebrating the year

Catch our exclusive interview with European all-around champion Ellie Downie, as she speaks to us about making history in 2017. We speak to Adam Upcott, the ‘top’ of the men’s acrobatic four, about a remarkable year where they were crowned World Games champions.

We also look back at more history-making achievements from our senior gymnasts as well as focusing on #BritishGymnasticsLife, where we speak to Lauren Brookes from Salto Acrobatics about her own journey in to gymnastics.

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Winter 2016
We caught up with Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson and rising star Lennox Lynch, both from Leeds Gymnastics to club to find out what it's like to achieve your dreams and what is like when you are just beginning your journey. Former GB international gymnast and UCLA superstar, Danusia Francis tells all about hosting GymFusion and gives her top tips for the 2017 theme!

As a new generation begin to emerge, we hear from 15 year-old's Maisie Methuen and Alice Kinsella who look to break into the senior British ranks in 2017.

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Autumn 2016
We’ve developed a strong working relationship within Higher Education, encouraging and enabling gymnasts to pursue their passion and also preparing the next generation of gymnastics leaders and coaches. We recently visited Cardiff Metropolitan University to catch up with both students and staff to find out more.

Top tumbling gymnast Lucie Colebeck scooped the award for non-Olympic Outstanding Athlete of the Year at the recent British Gymnastics National Awards. Lucie tells us in her own words what tumbling means to her, her highs and lows in the sport and her dreams for the future.

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Summer 2016
We chat to British rhythmic gymnastics champion Laura Halford as she reveals how her commitment to her sport meant she had to make a life-changing move away from home. We also caught up exclusively with Beijing Olympian Marissa King and coach Chris Bowler to find out what it’s like to go from elite gymnastics to the biggest show on the planet! 

Amongst the other great content you can find the all-important Rio 2016 Olympic gymnastics schedule, find out how the British Gymnastics Foundation is transforming lives, discover how our disability gymnastics programme continues to flourish, and much more.

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Spring 2016
We speak to three Olympians who are all aiming for Rio about their experiences and how they are feeling as the bid to make the team. Check out our interviews here with Becky Downie, Dan Purvis and Kat Driscoll as they talk about previous Olympic experiences and what the next few months have in stall for all gymnasts aiming to make the Rio team.

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Winter 2015
We chat to newly crowned World Champion Max Whitlock who talks us through all the emotions he went through at every stage of the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow. We also chat to three generations of one family who take part in our incredible sport, look back on another historic year and chat two of our top aerobic gymnastics stars Chloe Farrance and Kayleigh Silva who have made the decision to retire after some amazing achievements.

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Autumn 2015
Eighteen-year-old acrobatic gymnast Ryan Bartlettmade history this summer alongside Hannah Baughn, by claiming three bronze medals for Team GB at the European Games. Now back home, read how he balances his life lifting gymnasts and scaffolding! Two years after her retirement, Beth Tweddle's life has changed significantly as she's gone from living in the gymnastics hall to wing-walking and ice skating in front of millions. We caught up with her as she took her level 4 coaching course as part of the athlete to coach programme.

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Summer 2015
We chat to one of Britain's most promising men's artistic gymnasts Giarnni Regini-Moran and his coach Pete Etherington from Europa GC, as the Youth Olympic Champion turns his attention to 2016. We also countdown our top 5 gymnastic videos from the last few months and English Institute of Sport (EIS) top performance nutritionist Mhairi Keli brings you some more top tips!

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Spring 2015
We give you the inspirational story of Natasha Coates our 2014 all-around disability champion who tells us about how her “allergy to exercise” didn’t stop her pursuing her gymnastics dreams. Commonwealth Games sensation Nile Wilson recalls his memorable summer and tells us about how his experiences have set him up for an exciting 2015 and we also take you to South Africa where British Gymnastics have been working with the South African Federation to help spread the word of our renowned disability gymnastics programme.

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December 2014/January 2015
What a year it’s been for British Gymnastics - relive some of the outstanding memorable medal moments from our senior gymnasts in our celebration of 2014. We also speak to a very special group of parents turned gymnasts who took part in this year’s British Vets as they tell us all about ‘fatherhood adult gymnastics and gold medals out of the blue’.

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November 2014
This month, we interview the BBC Tumble winner Bobby Lockwood, and Olympian and top Tumble judge Craig Heap. We also take look back at the 2014 Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Championships, the Artistic World Championships and much more!

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October 2014
With the 2014 Artistic World Championships in full swing we spoke to British legend Neil Thomas who was the first British gymnast to win a world medal back in 1993. We also have a full a report and photo gallery from the 2014 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline British Championships, catch up with British, European and World tumbling champion Kristof Willerton and take a look back at the Rhythmic World Championships. 

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This month, we talk to Rhythmic legend Frankie Jones on the back of her sensational Commonwealth Games and retirement. We also take a look through some memorable photos from Glasgow 2014 and spend five minutes with European gold medallist, trampoline gymnast Pamela Clark. Fancy a new challenge? Check out our interview with Matte Hart from 1066 Gymnastics Club on how awesome his adult gymnastics classes are.

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This double issue includes a full preview of the 2014 Commonwealth Games with all the info you need to know to follow our amazing Home Nation gymnasts. We also catch up with two Commonwealth Games legends, former champion Kanukai Jackson and rhythmic gymnast turned TV presenter Gabby Logan.

The GBR squad celebrated multiple medal successes in the Acrobatic World Age Group and World Championships in France whilst our aerobic gymnasts put in strong performances at their World Championships in Mexico; we have reports and photos inside.

The "ask the expert" column gives tips on five ways to increase the inclusion of disabled people in gymnastics and top artistic gymnastics judge Lee Woolls helps demystify what makes a top score in the sport.

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This issue, we take a look back at the sensational Artistic European Championships, talk to European Champion sisters Ellie and Becky Downie’s coach Claire Starkey and get to know our junior European trampoline champion, Izzy Songhurst. Also this month our fans take over the Tweet wall and we take a look back at the 2014 Rhythmic and TeamGym British Championships.

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Read our detailed guide on who to look out for at the 2014 Rhythmic British Championships. We also catch up with the current U18 men’s British champion, Nile Wilson to find out more about this rising star who is set to represent GB at the junior Europeans next week. We introduce 12 year old elite gymnast, Laura Beasley and find out about her love for the sport, as well as an exclusive video of her parents telling us about the part they play in her gymnastics. Also don’t miss this month’s Twitter wall. Why is Laura Halford unable to go to sleep? And find out who's ribbon got stuck in the ceiling.

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April 2014 April 2014
In this issue we talk exclusively to Bryony Page, Britain’s top female trampoline gymnast, who tells us what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sport and how battles through adversity have helped her reach her goals. We showcase some stunning photography taken at the artistic and acrobatic British Championships displaying our brilliant gymnasts as you've never seen them before. We spent five minutes with junior rhythmic champion Tyler Brumitt and the Tweet Wall uncovers Sam Oldham's ideal Sunday evening and the gymnast who can perform 62 forward rolls in one minute!

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We talk exclusively to TV personality and former British Champion gymnast Suzanne Dando who looks back fondly on her time as an international gymnastics star. Ahead of both the artistic and acrobatic British championships later this month we scrolled our photo archives to bring you images of our current stars - like Olympian's Sam Oldham and Rebecca Tunney - as they 'dreamed big'. Acrobatic gymnasts Hannah Baughn and Keri Rothwell Douglas feature in our 'Five minutes with' column and the Tweet wall includes a look at Max Whitlock's favourite new present and Jay Thompson's last bit of fun in the pool on his holiday in Mexico.

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This month, we talk exclusively to TV star and former gymnast Matt Baker who tells us how his passion for the sport continues to influence his life. We catch up with Frank Baines on his hopes of becoming part of Team Scotland for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and spend a quick 'Five minutes' getting to know current British Women's Artistic Junior champion Tyesha Mattis. As Louis Smith announces his return, we look through our photo archives to see how he has grown to become a world star. You can also check out the Twitter wall to see an amazing dismount from Danusia Francis and find out what Dan Keatings is really excited about and don't miss the exclusive release of the 2014 Men's and Women's British Championships poster.

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In the latest issue, read in-depth interviews with Artistic British Champions, Max Whitlock and Gabby Jupp and watch exclusive videos as they talk us through their highs and lows of 2013. Also this month, Olivia Howard talks to National Acrobatics Coach, Toshko Pavlov and realises his passion for the sport is just as mesmerising as the incredible performances. Read the next instalment of former GB international, Jenni Pinches' diary of her gymnastics journey in the US, find out the monthly gossip from our top gymnasts and re-live the fantastic British achievements at the 2013 Trampoline, tumbling and DMT World and World Age Championships and the recent Glasgow World Cup.

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 November 2013 November 2013
The 2013 Acrobatic European Championships demonstrated how Great Britain has become a world power in the sport; we re-live all the action with exclusive photos from the event. The British senior aerobic group are hoping for similar success at their European Championships in France as they aim for qualification to the inaugural European Games 2015, we caught up with all five girls and asked them about their hopes. Kelly Simm has become one of the powerhouses of the women’s artistic squad earning herself many fans within the gymnastics world, we talk to Kelly about her development through the sport and she explains how making the GBR squad has been her lifelong dream. We launch the first GymFit challenge as GfA ambassador and two-time Olympian Imogen Cairns tests out some of the brilliant GymFit exercises.

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This month, 2013 Senior Rhythmic British Champion, Laura Halford stars in our Commonwealth Countdown and we find out how 2013 British tumbling silver medallist Greg Townley has proved how gymnastics is more than a sport by using his talent as a stunt actor. Check out a report on the recent Artistic World Championships, find out all about how 11-22 year olds can get experience as leaders in the world of gymnastics and take a peek at the twitter wall giving you all the latest gossip from your favourite British gymnasts.

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 September 2013 September 2013
Following a sensational World Games for the British team, acrobatic gold medal winners Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith are our 'ones to watch' and we also take a look through the achievements of all the British medal winners in our photo special. The "Commonwealth countdown" begins as we chat to London 2012 bronze medallist Sam Oldham about his prospects for Team England success and plans for the future.  Meanwhile Jenni Pinches, Sam's Olympic teammate, begins the first of her regular columns telling us about how the chance to rekindle her gymnastics career in the USA was just too tempting to turn down.??The Northampton and County Amateur Athletic Club are proud to be one of the founding gymnastics clubs in Britain, now celebrating their 150th year, we took a journey back in time to find out more.

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July/August 2013

We take a look through the lens of esteemed sports photographer Eileen Langsley who shares some of her magical images and tells us what it takes to be at the very top of the profession. This issue also says a huge happy birthday to BGtv, with over 2000 gymnastics videos produced and a massive 2 million views, our very own web TV channel continues to provide unrivalled access to the British gymnastics community. With a year gone since London 2012 we chat to two young gymnasts - Brinn Bevan and Tyesha Mattis - both clearly inspired by the Olympics they now look ahead to Rio 2016, whilst trampoline turned DMT star Nicole Short talks about the forthcoming World Games. The regular 'tweet wall' is back with the top tweets from gymnastics stars, this time with a royal theme, with Huntingdon gymnast Thomas Gibbs taking part in our in the kitbag feature.

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 June 2013

June 2013
BG speak to former international trampoline gymnast, Steve Walsh to talk about his retirement from the sport and his future plans. We also speak to rhythmic sensation Debbie Southwick in the latest ‘Where are they now?’ feature and inspirational young gymnast Harry O’Driscoll from Huntingdon Gymnastics, who has been living in a tent for the past year to raise money for his club. Sport Psychologist Pete Lindsay from the English Institute of Sport gives us his top tips on how to get your head in gear for competition. The regular 'tweet wall' is back with the top tweets from gymnastics stars – with a special Tweet of the month and City of Bath Rhythmic gymnast Tiola Gleeson gives us a look inside her ‘kitbag’.

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May 2013
We have a pictorial look back at the successful Artistic European Championships in Moscow celebrating Team GB's 5 medal haul. We speak to former gymnast and newly appointed Men's TC chair Andrew Morris as well as a catch up with the captain of the GBR Olympic Rhythmic Team - Rachel Smith. Read about the Pink Ladies at South Durham Gymnastics Club and we look inside Georgia-Mae Fenton's kitbag.

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April 2013
We visit Deerness Valley to talk World Championships glory, Acropolis TV success and the promising future in store for the club. We also speak to British artistic Olympian Becky Downie who tells us about how the disappointment of missing out on a London 2012 spot has turned into optimism ahead of the forthcoming European Championships. English Institute of Sport Performance Nutritionist Mhairi Keil gives her top food tips; and gymnasts tells us all about their Gymnastics For All experiences in the Great British GymFusion diaries. The regular 'tweet wall' is back with the top tweets from gymnastics stars and this month trampoline and DMT gymnast Natty Scott gives us a look inside his 'kitbag'.

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March 2013
We discuss the secrets behind the outstanding success of the Great Britain men's artistic gymnastics team from the people at the heart of our historic results – Head National Coach Eddie Van Hoof and Junior National Coach Barry Collie. We also speak to inspirational young gymnast Kieran Maxwell who aged 13 has fought cancer and the loss of his left leg from the knee down. Keiran tells us how his love for gymnastics has helped his rehabilitation and how his next aim may well be Olympic glory. Finally we hear from gymnastics legend Paula Thomas, we caught up with the Sydney Olympian at City of Newcastle as she reflects on her career and updates us on what she been up to since 2000.

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February 2013
In the new issue, we talk to a true ambassador of our sport - Olivia Bryl – a former elite gymnast, one of the world's youngest international judges, Gamesmaker at the London Olympics and the 2012 UKCA 'Young Coach of the Year'. We also hear from some of the stars of the recent Australian Youth Olympic Festival about their experiences 'Down Under' as well as finding out about BG's new MY Club initiative keeping teenagers engaged in the sport. This month aerobic champion Matthew Saunders gives us a look inside his 'kitbag'.

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December 2012/January 2013
We talk to 'the voice of gymnastics' Christine Still on her involvement in the sport from coaching gymnasts, to her television commentary. In our latest 'Where are they now?' feature, Vera Atkinson talks to 2000 Olympic all-around champion, and Russian legend, Alexei Nemov. We look at the MY Leadership Academy - a programme for young leaders to support their development into a variety of roles within gymnastics. We talk to former GBR gymnasts Danusia Francis, Becky Wing and Marissa King on their stateside move into NCAA gymnastics.

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November 2012
This month, Beth Tweddle tells us all about her incredible coach Amanda Reddin as she moves into her new role as Head National Coach for Women’s Artistic. We also find out about ‘Taming the Lyon’ as we caught up with Espoir British Champion Catherine Lyons and her coach Rochelle Douglas to find out their secrets to success in the beauty of gymnastics. Don’t miss the trampoline special where we found out how the England’s women under-20 rugby squad take to the bed. Find out what’s in fifteen year old superstar Brinn Bevan’s kit bag and see what your favourite gymnasts are up to in an even bigger, better tweet wall…

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Check out the first of our new 'Where are they now?' features with an exclusive interview with superstar, Svetlana Khorkina. Find out about former gymnast, now commentator, Toby Eager’s passion for Double Mini Trampoline,  take a peak at the new ‘Tweet wall’ and see what all your favourite gymnasts have been talking about and much more. 


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 sept2012 September 2012
'17 Days of Glory'... The Olympic Review. Read how our medals were won in this 104 page commemorative issue. With day-to-day information and results. With stunning photography from Alan Edwards.


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julyaug2012  July/August 2012
Read the Olympic special - containing interviews with Beth Tweddle, Louis Smith, Kat Driscoll and Rachel Smith. We profile all our Olympians as they head off for London.


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june2012 June 2012
We interview tumblers Rachael Letsche and Lucie Colebeck, look at rising star Joe Fraser's hard work and dedication is now bringing success, and a twelve page special behind the scenes with our Acrobatic community at the recent World Championships.


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may2012 May 2012
A new era for The Gymnast as the magazine is now available to view on iOS and android smartphones and tablets. We interview rhythmic Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva and European bronze medallist in trampoline, Laura Gallagher.


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april2012 April 2012
See Beth Tweddle like you've never seen her before, find out all there is to know about one of the best gymnasts of all time - Kohei Uchimura and check out who's in the funky cat costume and much more.


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march2012 March 2012
We announce Peter Vidmar as the keynote speaker at this year's Club Conference; a look ahead to this month's national GymFusion event and Acrobatic British Championships; and we look at the life and career of legend Oksana Chusovitina. All inside March's online interactive Gymnast.


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feb2012 February 2012
A review of the London Prepares Series Visa International Gymnastics event; Trampolining Lego men; Beth Tweddle's fantasy Olympic Team; a mystery gymnast becomes Funky Cat; and some surprising tales from the Olympic test event. All inside February's online interactive Gymnast.


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dec2011 Dec 2011/Jan 2012
Contents include a preview of the Olympic Test Event in January; interviews with the British Rhythmic Group at their training camp in Bath and sculptor Eleanor Cardozo. We round up the 2011 TRA/TUM/DMT World Championships and World Age Groups and speak to Becky Wing on her american way of life.


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nov2011 November 2011
Contents include the launch of the new British Gymnastics member/fan campaign... 'I am BG'; an interview with DMT champion Robyn Osborne; a preview of the 2011 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships; more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips and a round-up of the Artistic World Championships from Tokyo and the Acrobatic European Championships.


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October 2011
Contents include interviews with Gabrielle Jupp, Courntey Tulloch and Kat Driscoll. We also have a preview of the Artistic World Championships in Tokyo, and our rhythmic trio of Frankie Jones, Keziah Gore and Mimi Cesar tell us of their experience at the Rhythmic World Championships. There is more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips and a round-up of September's events.


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september2011 September 2011
Contents include interviews with Dan Keatings and aerobic family Gary and Natalia-Ilienko Jarvis. We also have a review of the Special Olympics and a look back at the Gymnaestrada in Lausanne. There is more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips and a round-up of July/August's events.


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julyaugust2011 July/August 2011
Contents include interviews with trampolinist Kayvon Arasteh and women's artistic star Niamh Rippin; a review of the 2011 Club Conference and Awards; and Jane Allen, CEO, on how Glasgow won the 2015 Artistic World Championships bid. We also have more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips and a round-up of June's events.


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june2011 June 2011
Contents include previews of the Rhythmic and Women's British Championships, 10 Reasons to attend the 2011 Club Conference, a look at the forthcoming 14th World Gymnaestrada and an interview with Rhythmic sisters Jade and Leanne Farrell. We have a round-up of May's events, plus more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips.


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may2011 May 2011
Contents include a review of the Glasgow World Cup, plus an interview with the 2012 Olympic Gymnastics Competition Manager - Matthew Greenwood. We have a round-up of April's events, plus more 'Chalk Talk' coaching tips.


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may_magazine_headerThe May issue of the Gymnast Magazine is out now and for the first time available directly on Facebook, and also on viewable on iOS, Android ,smartphones and tablets.

We spoke to European trampoline bronze medallist Laura Gallagher about how she’s battled with demons to reach the very top, found out what makes Evgenia Kanaeva the very best rhythmic gymnast and heard from BG volunteer of the year Collette Hayes.

All this along with a round-up of the month’s action, coaching clips, cartoons and much, much more.


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