Episode 25: Fan Ye

Mar 20, 2013 | GymCastic, Interviews, Podcast


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2003 Balance Beam World Champion Fan Ye, is in the United States to promote the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China. We talked to her about the quality of education at the national training center, her university studies, how the loss of the 10 effected her personally along with the current code and the current state of Chinese women’s gymnastics. We owe a special thank you to national team coach, Jiani Wu, for interpreting despite having a bad case of laryngitis! Follow Fan Ye on Webo.

Blythe gives us a behind-the-scenes report from France where she covered the French International, we discuss the crime against gymnastics that was the Utah vs Florida meet, and our most memorable gymnastics related show-off accidents.

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2003 World Championships Fan Ye Beam

Fan Ye in her favorite blue leotard from the 2005 Chinese National Championships where she won the all around.

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