As a former Level 10 and Michigan State Spartan gymnast, I grew up in the gym. With great passion and continued enthusiasm for gymnastics, I now experience the highs and lows of the sport through my camera lens. I understand the focus, the discipline, and the strength it requires to be great, and I can also detect when it's lacking. I know the exhilarating adrenaline rush of a stuck landing, and the devastating heartbreak of an unwanted fall. I breathe a sigh of relief when I see a coach smile, and feel the thickness of the tension when he or she does not. As a gymnastics photographer, I aim to tell the whole story of this fierce and amazing sport - no matter how many hours or repetitions it may take to get all the details right.

- Christy Ann Linder