My name is Talitha Ilacqua, I live in London (UK), where I am a PhD candidate in History at King’s College London. I write opinion pieces for World of Gymnastika, as well as report on the main news. I can read English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and some basic Basque, Dutch and Romanian, which allows me to be up to date on most gymnastics news around the world (except for Russia, unfortunately). Women’s artistic gymnastics is my specialty, but I have some knowledge of diving and rhythmic gymnastics too
Valerie is a contributing writer and Chinese correspondent for World of Gymnastika. Her main interests include exploring new perspectives to appreciate gymnastics, exchanging visions on the beauty and future of gymnastics, and using the many inspirational stories in the sport to bring about positive impact in society.
We’d like to thank photographers Laura Andrea (L.A@Photography), Sing Lo (Comaneci-salto.com), Jeni Hull and Silvia Vatteroni for collaborating and giving us the permission to publish their wonderful gym photos.