Birmingham to host 2023 trampoline world championships

Trampoline, tumbling and DMT 2023 world championships

Birmingham has been selected as the host city for the 2023 trampoline, tumbling and DMT world championships. The decision was made by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) at its executive meeting, following a combined bid between British Gymnastics, Birmingham City Council and UK Sport. The world championships will be the last

Amy Tinkler driven to overcome injuries by thoughts of Tokyo 2020

Amy Tinkler

As the youngest member of the Great Britain team at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Amy Tinkler danced her way to an unexpected bronze medal aged just 16. Her medal in the women's floor competition earned plaudits and the promise of a bright and high-profile future. But post-Rio 2016, Tinkler has suffered

Simone Biles: Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be my last

Simone Biles

Simone Biles has revealed that next year's Tokyo Olympics “will be her last”. The 22-year-old, who last year, in Qatar, became the first woman to win four all-around world titles, is adamant there is no chance of extending her extraordinary reign beyond next year. Referring to a series of relatively minor injuries

Simone Biles cruises to victory in 2019 debut at the DTB Pokal World Cup

US gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles started off 2019 the same way she ended 2018: on the top step of the podium. The reigning world and Olympic all-around gymnastics champion easily won her 2019 debut at the DTB Pokal World Cup. The 22-year-old posted an all-around score of 58.800, more than 3.5 points clear of runner-up

Hancharou and Liu take gold in Baku world cup

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus

Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou took maximum points and the gold medal in the men's individual event at the first Trampoline World Cup of 2019 in Baku. Having topped the qualification round, the Rio 2016 gold medallist from Belarus scored 61.590 points in the final to win at the Azerbaijan capital’s National

‘Christchurch is in our hearts’ – sending our thoughts and prayers to all in New Zealand

New Zealand

  In honor of gymnasts around the world who are bound by friendship and love of acrobatic sports, we'd like to send condolences to our grieving mates in New Zealand and Muslim colleagues around the world. Athletes break barriers - not just physically, but personally. We are unconditional friends for life.

Great Britain’s Ellie Downie to defend all-around European title in Poland

Ellie Downie

Ellie Downie will defend her individual all-around title at the European Gymnastics Championships in Poland next month. The 19-year-old became the first British gymnast to win a major all-around gold in Cluj in 2017 but was subsequently hit by a serious foot injury. Her inclusion in the four-strong women's squad is a

Great Britain’s Dan Purvis retires

Great Britain gymnast Dan Purvis

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.

Deaf gymnast Sophia Eisenhuth selected for British tumbling squad

Sophia Eisenhuth

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