Hi, I'm new here My name is Maddy. I started gymnastics 8 months ago. It all started when I stayed up until 1 o' clock in the morning to watch Nastia win the all-around in the Beijing Olympics. I was glued to the t.v. and inspired She's been my favorite gymnast and role model ever since. So, for the remainder of the summer, I practiced and practiced my cartwheels (which I could never do) and a few months later I was enrolled at a recreational gymnastics class in one of my local gymns. I've been working really hard and now I'm working on things like: front handsprings on vault, backwalkovers on beam, front handsprings on floor, and kips on bars. I just got my first front handspring (without a spot) on floor on Wednesday and it only took me three tries! I love gymnastics and I'm so happy I found this awesome website!