Tag Archives: In Memoriam

Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist Nikolai Andrianov Dies

Nikolai Andrianov (full name Nikolai Yefimovich Andrianov) was born October 14, 1952 and died on March 21, 2011. He was born and also died in the city of Vladimir in the Russian Federation.  He was a famous Soviet male gymnast who, between 1971 and 1980, won many international gymnastics competitions, including the Olympic Games, the Gymnastics […]

Memories of Tim Rand

I am so blessed to be among the many Tim Rand has inspired. He has touched so many lives. I just find it so hard to believe only 2 months ago he was sitting in my living room in Austin, Texas. He came to do a gymnastics clinic at my daughters gym. I absolutely loved […]

Tim Rand and Toni Rand

Tim Rand – In Memoriam

Tim Rand, former owner of American Twisters in Coconut Creek, passed away on August 20, 2007 of cardiac arrest. Our friend has been taken from us too soon, but he has left all of us who knew him a legacy, both personal and gymnastics. No one who knew him for very long remained unaffected. Biography […]

Kim Bird - Gymnastics Coach and Choreographer

In Memoriam: Kim Bird

Gymnastics coach and choreographer, Kim Bird passed away Monday evening, November 19, 2007, after battling complications from Valley fever. Kim was the founder of Tumbleweeds Gymnastics and well known, well-loved and well-respected throughout the gymnastics community. Tumbleweeds Gymnastics was founded by Kim in November 1990. The gym and team program grew steadily under his leadership. […]