The Next Generation of Team USA
Irina Alexeeva is a Russian-born gymnast who trains at WOGA in Plano. Her score of 15.100 (6.3 D-score) on beam at the 2016 Secret U.S. Classic was a massive number for a junior. Her elegant lines and technique are very much in the WOGA tradition, and she will definitely be one to watch in the future. Unfortunately, Irina is currently ineligible to compete for the USA because she has yet to acquire U.S. citizenship—but hopefully by the time she turns senior in 2018, she’ll be able to represent the U.S. internationally.
Anna Rose Johnson writes about women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. She loves Whippets, brownies, and full-twisting double layouts. Her writing portfolio can be viewed at: https://annarosejohnson.contently.com