Gymnasts and Related Species

Gymnastics (along with Acrobatics) and Wrestling are THE best sports. You had a huge wrestle post a couple of days ago, so here are the gymnasts! Ready, steady…


Here’s a series of a Canadian gymnast. One pic is familiar, but I present it again to offer the complete series (and, before you ask, ‘no I don’t’ – neither the lad nor the location – maybe any Canadian reader might know?):

Some ring work:

Some mates:

(Tumble went wrong? Or maybe stretching…?)

Now let’s go outdoors, handguards at the ready…

(That’s a HORRIBLE shape for a high-bar performance, but ‘hey, he’s having fun!’)

And now a few from Telitsyn’s gym in Chelyabinsk… starting with practice for the Iron Cross:


Here’s a few of Mishka Pavlov:

…and friends…


Finally, meet Telitsyn and the team (in the boxing gym!):

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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