I was brought up on a ton of different sports, so I’ve always enjoyed being active. In my late teens I developed a massive obsession with parkour, and originally joined OUGym thinking gymnastics would help me improve at that. Gymnastics turned out to be so much better...
Lucy Buchanan, Balliol, 2nd year Engineering. I started gymnastics when I was three and ended up training and competing with the same club for 15 years, I really enjoyed it and only left the same summer I moved away for uni. Initially I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue gymnastics at Oxford. I … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Lucy
Wen Hao Kho, Queen's, 2nd year Mathematics. I used to compete gymnastics when I was younger but back then I didn't quite enjoy the sport and felt forced into it by my parents. Unsurprisingly, my career didn't last long, and I had stopped gymnastics without the intention of ever coming back. Shortly before university, when … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Wen
Lizzie Daly, Univ, 4th year Medicine. I started gymnastics when I was four, and enjoyed both artistic and acrobatic gymnastics. On starting high school, I found it more difficult to find the time for training so ended up taking a 10 year gap. It was Michaelmas term last year when I saw the opportunity to … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Lizzie
On the 1st March, Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club were welcomed to Abingdon Gymnastics Club to battle it out on the competition floor with our Oxford gymnasts to see who would be crowned the winners of Varsity 2020! OUGym alumnus and ex-captain Alex Koziell picked up the microphone to hype up the audience as the … Continue reading Varsity Match 2020
On Sunday 17th February, more than twenty of Oxford’s finest gymnasts headed cross country to Marriotts Gym in Stevenage for the much-awaited 32nd Varsity Match. The competition was fierce but friendly, all teams performed really well, and the results were close. The Women’s A team began on bars, not their favourite apparatus, but everyone competed … Continue reading Varsity Match 2019
OUGYM awarded a place on the Blues Performance Scheme for 2018-9!
Gymnastics Varsity 2018 has undoubtedly been the best competition yet. With the introduction of a Men’s B team competition, the standard of gymnastics has never been higher. The final result was a Cambridge victory but this was by no means an easy win. Oxford put forward their strongest teams, achieving individual all-around medals in both … Continue reading The Varsity Match 2018
Over my two-and-a-bit years at OU Gymnastics, I've learned that the people you train with are as big of a factor as the training itself. Time spent together, both inside and outside the gym, is what motivates us to leap higher, turn faster, and become stronger. It takes the best parts of what makes us … Continue reading Christmas Dinner & Socials!
A huge congratulations to all who came down to take part in our inter-college competition this year! From beginners to advanced, we're so proud of anyone and everyone who had the courage to step up to the floor or take on the vault and simply take part in such an amazing sport. You smashed it … Continue reading Cuppers 2017!