About Stoi!

Howdy Stoi Readers!

Most blogs in the gymnasticsphere seem to focus heavily on the reporting aspect, so the direction that my sidekick, Clara, and I will be (mostly) moving in is more opinion and commentary. We’ll do our best to be as informative as possible, but with the unique twist of our individual personalities.

About the authors:

Bronwyn: Bronwyn is 28, from Pittsburgh (Steel City bitch!), PA, and a graduate of Drexel University. She’s an editor/freelancer by day, aging party girl by night. Her likes include indie rock, trashy reality TV, leaps that aren’t cheated and/or fugly, shoes, wine, shoes, and wine. Oh, and wine and shoes. Her favorite (past) gymnasts include Viktoria Karpenko, Lilia Podkopayeva, Ekaterina Lobaznyuk, Courtney McCool, and Shannon Miller. Her current faves are Aliya Mustafina, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Viktoria Komova, and Anastasia Grishina. Mutha Russia!

Clara:  Clara is a 26-year-old legal aid lawyer born and bred in Manchester. Her likes: beating dead horses, correctly done Tsuk preflights, cheap cider, MAGs with big tricks, live Irish music, Indian food, political judging if sufficiently flagrant as to be hilarious, earrings, Snowdonia, marmite, football, kicking racism out of football, Mo Huilan’s chicken dance, reading history books, getting devilled with her grandma, big hair and the seaside.

Any and all questions can be directed to us at davaistoi@gmail.com.

Happy reading, honies!


Bronwyn & Clara

5 responses to “About Stoi!

  • Mari

    Hi Stoi! ladies! I just wanted to weigh in and say, I love your blog, and I also love Mo Huilan’s chicken dance! Another wonderful thing is Camelia Voinea doing the worm.

  • Poths

    Ladies, seriously. DO yourself a favour and go to Ladbrokes. The bookies clearly know fckk all about gymnastics.

    Iordache 26/1 for the AA?
    Mustafina 26/1 for the Bars?

    Iordache 8/1 for floor

    Apparently Barbosa has more of a shot at winning Vault than Izbasa?? WTF!

    I put on an accumulator of Weiber aa, Maroney vault, Ponor Beam, Iordache floor, Mustafina Bars, 1 fcking euro is all i put on and I’ll get 11’000 euro back.


    Meet yous in the bar after Olys?

  • Cold Warrior - Film

    Hello there

    My name’s Anna Griffin and I’m part of a film production company called Wellington Films. I came across your blog whilst researching gymnastics for a short film we are currently working on. The film is called Cold Warrior (http://www.indiegogo.com/Cold-Warrior) and it explores allegations of abuse in sport, concentrating around the 1970s:

    A young gymnast questions her dreams of Olympic glory when she discovers she is part of a sinister government plot to win at any cost.

    I would love the chance to open up communication with you as we feel it is really important, not only for the film, but to gymnastics as a whole that we are doing everything properly and connecting with blog sites such as yours will really help us with this. You can follow us on our blog site too – Cold Warrior Film http://coldwarriorfilm.blogspot.com/

    It would be great to hear back from you and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.

    Kindest regards


  • Blythe

    Hi, STOI ladies!

    Blythe from Gymnastics Examiner here. I’m working on a little project I’d like to include the two of you in on, if you’d wish to be included. Email me for details? (My address is blythe.lawrence@gmail.com.) Thanks!


    Blythe Lawrence
    Gymnastics Examiner, Examiner.com

  • Georgia

    Re: Kate Richardson’s near perfect beam set from 2002 Commonwealth Games – I believe you meant to post the routine from the AA!

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