Great Britain gymnast Dan Purvis has announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics. The 28-year-old bowed out by captaining Team Scotland at Gold Coast last year, when he won two bronze medals to take his total number of Commonwealth Games trophies to five, including one gold. He said: "It's a surreal feeling retiring.
A deaf girl has overcome the odds to secure a place on a British gymnastics squad. Sophia Eisenhuth, 10, from Chislehurst in south-east London, was born profoundly deaf and fitted with a cochlear implant at seven months old. The inspirational schoolgirl, who says she “has never known what it was like not
China and Japan are hosting their first ever joint gymnastics training camp, with both federations looking for ways to improve their teams' performance. Olympic champion Uchimura Kohei was among the members of the Japanese men's gymnastics team that arrived in Beijing for a seven-day camp with Chinese men's national team. The Chinese
After faltering in the team final, Artur Dalaloyan of Russia redeemed himself to claim the men's all-around title on an unprecedented tie-break at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha. Dalaloyan matched China's defending champion Xiao Ruoteng on 87.598 at the conclusion of their six routines, but the 22-year-old Russian took the
Great Britain gymnast Brinn Bevan marked his emotional performance at the Rio Olympic Games by getting a two-foot tattoo of Christ the Redeemer inked across his back. Two years and 32 hours of etching later, Bevan's tattoo is almost complete but the 21-year-old, who will compete in the men's all-around final