Life in a Leo Episode 15: Interview with Emily Chan

April 27, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 15: Interview with Emily Chan

This week I spoke with Emily Chan from Singapore, the youngest FIG women's artistic gymnastics judge in the world! Emily runs a YouTube channel and Instagram account called Flip Fly Tumble (@flipflytumble) www.youtube.com/channel/UC_1JiHs3Bw0GVfLqLFH7OPw where she creates video edits judging elite gymnastics routines, providing some much needed insight into how they come up with the difficulty and execution scores. Emily also creates floor music edits on her channel. In addition to her YouTube Channel, Emily has a website where she uses her graphic art talents to create some signature gymnastics t-shirts. www.teepublic.com/stores/flipflytumble 
It was great chatting with Emily and learning a little bit more about her and her love of gymnastics and her journey through the sport so far. Hope you enjoy the episode!

 

Here are two videos from Emily's channel

 

 Emily striking a pose

 Gymnastics pose

Tumbling on the beam

Airborne on beam

One of her graphic designs - Diana Varinska

Varinska drawing





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Size Chart

SIZING

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

GIRTH

5-6

22" - 25"

19" - 21"

21" - 24"

37" - 41"

6X-7

24" - 27"

20" - 22"

22" - 25"

41" - 44"

8-10

25" - 28"

22" - 23"

23" - 26"

44" - 47"

10-12

26" - 29"

22" - 24"

24" - 27"

47" - 50"

12-14

28" - 30"

23" - 25"

26" - 29"

49" - 52"

PETITE

30" - 33"

23" - 26"

27" - 31"

51" - 54"

SMALL

32" - 35"

24" - 27"

28" - 32"

53" - 56"

MEDIUM

34" - 37"

26" - 28"

30" - 35"

55" - 58"

LARGE

36" - 39"

27" - 30"

32" - 36"

57" - 60"

  Note: If your measurements are at the top of a size category and you prefer a loose fit or growing room, we recommend ordering the next size.

Girth measurement  is taken from the middle of the shoulder, down the back, through the crotch, and back up the front to the starting point on the shoulder