anyone know of VEGAN gymnasts?

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anyone know of VEGAN gymnasts?

#1 Postby Jabba » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:08 am

I know that Mohini Bhardwaj is a vegetarian, but I'm guessing she's a lacto-ovo vegetarian and not a vegan. http://www.goveg.com/feat/pamgold/

Pam Mayer is a lacto-ovo http://www.fatfree.com/archive/1998/dec/msg00058.html

Kathy Johnson http://www.soystache.com/famousel.htm

I'm just assuming Kathy was lacto-ovo, since I have never heard of her being referred to as a vegan.

Does anyone know of any COMPETITIVE gymnasts who are VEGAN? I know of vegans who do gymnastics recreationally, but I don't know of any who do competitions (even if it's just competing collegiate, provincially, regionally, sectionally, invitationally, level 4, etc.).

P.S. Any road lugers, or ice luge people who are vegan?

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#2 Postby Hero » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:30 am

sorry dont know any off the top of my head.
when I was a young child I used to compete in International Gymnastics. but I wasnt vegan back then.

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#3 Postby Tarz » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:11 am

Why did you give it up Topher?
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#4 Postby Hero » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:48 pm

Tarz wrote:Why did you give it up Topher?


broke my first bone at age 7 doing my parallel bar routine from a tree....the tree's branch snapped and I feel and broke my arm. trainers wanted to still train me with a broken arm, my parents said I should rest. either way it would cost extra money to train me cause of my injury, since I would have to catch up after 6-8 weeks of rest. my parents didnt have the couple thousand dollars to shell out a month, and I spent all my free time training...so due to money and time my parents decided to raise me "normal" and just let me play soccer instead....which consumed an hour or two, instead of the entire night every day.

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#5 Postby veganpotter » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:15 pm

My ex girlfriend from 7th grade was vegetarian and 6th at nationals for the uneven bars...she just graduated from NC state I think and I heard she may be vegan now...haven't seen her in person for a while though but she definatly looks healthier 8)

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#6 Postby robert » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:18 pm

I know a vegan collegiate cheerleader. I don't know her, but she's on my myspace friends list :) She is super fit!

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#7 Postby veganpotter » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:34 pm

Yup I know who your talking about...she's a myspace friend of mine too. She's so short but if she was 5'8" or so she'd look like a super body builder. She's definately fit

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#8 Postby veganpotter » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:28 pm

I recently befriended a vegan gymnast with a vegan gymnast twin sister(haven't met her yet). They don't do gymnastics anymore(since few women do it after high school) but one is a gymnastics instructor. They were both level 9 gymnasts which is one level short of elite so they were just about there.

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#9 Postby Bloom » Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:12 am

I did gymastics, i went to state ( no big deal i know) I got up to level 4. I was not vegan at the time. I'm going to go back and do it recreationaly next year and i'll be vegan then :wink: . this year i cant afford it as i live far far away at uni.
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#10 Postby veganpotter » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:11 pm

Who can afford gymnastics??? I dated at level ten when I was 13 and her father and mother made a good income but they lived in a craphole to pay for her training...everyone in the family had to sacrifice themselves for her.

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#11 Postby Bloom » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:37 pm

well for me it would mean traveling by car for 50minutes (one way!) and then pay $17 for a session.. and add the petrol cost tot that and it's 2/3 of my food money gone for the week... i guess it would work out of if i didn't eat... :P
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