Yana Pavlova and Gao Lei return to the top in Russia world cup

Gao Lei

Gao Lei bounced back from the recent disappointments in emphatic style by winning gold in the men’s individual event in Khabarovsk. Having not qualified for the finals in Baku and Minsk, the three-time world champion made sure that there was no repeat by winning at the third trampoline world cup of

Former FIG president Bruno Grandi passes away, aged 85

Former FIG president Bruno Grande, who passed away, aged 85

Former FIG President Bruno Grandi has died at the age of 85. Grandi, who led the International Gymnastics Federation for 19 years, from 1997 to 2016, passed away in Italy following illness. The Italian was succeeded by Japan's Morinari Watanabe, who took over as FIG President in November 2016. Grandi was named FIG

Sofia awarded the 2022 trampoline world championships

The Bulgarian city of Sofia has been chosen to host the 2022 trampoline, tumbling and DMT world championships, the FIG has announed. The event will take place from November 15-18 at the city’s Arena Armeec, which staged the championships in 2013 and 2017. The championships will be followed by the World Age

Minsk 2019: Russia dominates gymnastics at European Games

Angelina Melnikova David Belyavskiy

With four gold medals, Russia topped the medal table in artistic gymnastics at Minsk 2019. Angelina Melnikova and David Belyavskiy set the bar by winning the individual all-around qualifications in the women's and men's events in the European Games. Two days later, they won their all-around titles. Melnikova, who was in the Russian

Minsk 2019: Russia’s Angelina Melnikova the smiling star of European Games apparatus finals

Angelina Melnikova

Angelina Melnikova was the star of the artistic gymnastics show walking away with three medals, one gold and two silver, in the apparatus finals. From the moment she started on vault, the Russian gymnast looked calm and as she began winning her medal, the smiles got bigger, there were giggles and

Minsk 2019: Ait Said driven in European Games medal quest by promise to his late father

Samir Ait Said

Samir Ait Said is determined to win a medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games so he can fulfil a promise that he made to his late father. So far, the French gymnast is living up to the challenge after finishing first in rings in the men's qualifications. "I have not been

Minsk 2019: Oleg Verniaiev comes back to take European Games all-around silver

David Belyavskiy, Oleg Verniaiev, Vladislav Poliashov

After a disappointing eighth-place finish in the qualifications, defending champion Oleg Verniaiev regrouped to win the men's all-around silver medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games. The Ukrainian is not yet in peak form as he recovers from surgery he had in January on an injury to his left ankle that

Minsk 2019 European Games: Angelina Melnikova and David Belyavskiy top all-around gymnastics qualifications

David Belyavskiy

The qualifications in artistic gymnastics competition saw the Europe’s top male and female gymnasts from across Europe vying for places in the all-around and apparatus finals. In the men’s event, Russia’s David Belyavskiy came out on top of the men’s all-around qualification with a score of 86.499. Returning to competition following injury,

Minsk 2019 European Games: Great Britain’s Becky Downie pacing herself for success against younger rivals

Becky Downie

At 27 years old, Becky Downie believes it is all about pacing herself as she competes with women as much as 10 years her junior at the Minsk 2019 European Games. For example, the leader at the end of the women's individual all-around qualifications, Russia’s Angelina Melnikova, is just 18 years

Minsk 2019 European Games: Belarus at the double as Hancharou bounces back

Uladzislau Hancharou competing atMinsk 2019

Belarus had plenty to cheer about as their trampoline gymnasts claimed both the individual men and women’s synchro gold medals at the Minsk Arena in Belarus. INDIVIDUAL TRAMPOLINE Uladzislau Hancharou showed exactly why he’s Olympic champion with a dominant display in the men’s event. The Belarusian, who was leading following the qualification round,