Claudia Fragipane


I am very excited to share with you some of my experiences from the World Gymnastics Championships. It takes a lot for me to be happy to be a spectator rather than a participant, but World Class level gym is spectacular, dramatic and extremely emotional. There have been a number of stories, of loss, disappointment, outrage, triumph and pure joy all of which are topped off by super human physical feats. For every dream that comes true someone else’s heart is broken, and EVERY one of the competitors has put everything into the preparation leading to the world stage. I […]

My experiences at the world gymnastics championships


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In honour of the 2014 World Championships taking place in Nanning this week I thought that I would post my ideal top ten gymnasts (of those who are competing). These aren’t the girls that I think should get the top ten places in the current code but the ones that I wish would place in the top ten. Who would you want to see in the top ten? Regardless they are ALL huge inspirations to me, as people and as gymnasts. In order: 1. Aliya Mustafina Pure class, she is elegant, rhythmic and beautiful to watch. Her difficulty is high but […]

My Top Ten Gymnasts at Nanning 2014