Full Twist” contributor Anna Rose Johnson recently caught up with some elite, Level 10, and NCAA gymnasts to discuss their training, future goals, and more. Vanasia Bradley, Meghan Cash, Leah Clapper, Riley Danielson, Anna Huber, Larisa Iordache, Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Sydney McGlone, Kristen Nicolosi, Cinny Lamberti, McKenna Singley, Faith Torrez, Elizabet Vasileva, Nicole Wild, and Haylee Young provided us with thoughtful insights into their training.


Larisa Iordache is one of the top elite artistic gymnasts in Romania. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she won a bronze medal with her team and followed up that result with a bronze on floor at the 2013 World Championships. At 2014 Worlds, she won silver medals in the all-around and on floor exercise. “[My] training [is] going okay,” Larisa told Full Twist. “Until now [I] was relaxing, but we must prepare for competitions to come! [They] are very important.”
The artistic 18-year-old told us that she’s not sure when her next competition will be, and she doesn’t know if she will get a new floor routine this year. “If [I] get something new, I’ll show [it in the competition] and hope to be okay!” she explained.
When asked about her new skills for 2015 and if she might ever compete the Amanar, Larisa told us, “[It] would be great for me to compete with [an] Amanar! But this year I hope to make my integrals flawless and without penalty, and in the future I hope to grow and [improve my vaulting to be stronger] for individual [competition].”
Larisa wanted to share her thanks to the Full Twist readers: “I thank them for the support offered [for] each competition! I hope that 2015 can offer more joy to those who support me! Thank you!