Kitakyushu, Japan to host 2021 gymnastics world championships

Kitakyushu General Gymnasium

The 2021 artistic and rhythmic gymnastics world championships will be hosted in Kitakyushu, Japan, the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) announced. It will be the first time in FIG history that a city has hosted both the artistic and rhythmic gymnastics world championships in the same year. The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Team Solidarity win four-way international gymnastics event

Nikita Nagornyy and Kohei Uchimura

Team Solidarity was named the winners of Friendship and Solidarity competition at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The mixed-team event featured gymnasts from Japan, Russia, China and the United States. Team Solidarity triumphed after scoring 423,600 points, with Team Friendship finishing on 421,300. The winning team included the two-time Olympic all-around champion

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi win as China holds third trampoline event of 2020

Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi were the winners as the Chinese trampoline championships came to a close. The two-day competition, which was the third and final event of the year, also saw titles awarded in the teams and synchronisation events. In the men’s final, 31-year-old Dong wowed the audience with a clean,

Tokyo to host international gymnastics event in November

Kohei Uchimura

Tokyo will host an international gymnastics competition in November, the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA) has announced. The one-day event, which could serve as a trial run for the postponed Olympic Games, has been sanctioned by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). “This is a competition of hope. Friendship and solidarity will lead us

Dong Dong and Gao Lei bounce back at Chinese national trampoline championships

Chinese trampolinist Gao Lei

China’s trampoline stars returned to action as the country held its first official competition of 2020. Olympic champion Dong Dong, world champion Gao Lei, Zhu Xueying, Li Dan and Liu Lingling were just a few of the international stars performing at the 2020 National Trampoline Championships. They were joined at the Tianjin

Israel to host World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics for first time

The Holon Toto Arena in Holon, Israel

Israel is to host a World Championships in any gymnastics discipline for the first time after being chosen to stage the 2024 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. The city of Holon has been awarded the event following an email vote by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Council. The FIG Council decided to use

Zhu Xueying and Gao Lei shine at Trampoline World Cup in Baku

Zhu Xueying of China

Zhu Xueying and Gao Lei won the men’s and women’s titles for of China at the trampoline World Cup competition in Azerbaijan. Four-time individual world champion Gao gave fine performance at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku to win the men’s competition with a score of 61.585. To complete what could have

Hancharou leads men’s qualification at trampoline World Cup in Baku

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus

Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou led the men’s qualification at the trampoline World Cup competition in Baku. The Belarusian achieved a combined score of 114.655 points to secure his place in the final as the best of the eight qualifiers at the National Gymnastics Arena. China’s multiple world champion Gao Lei placed second

Trampoline World Championships: Japan claim double gold in synchro

It wasn’t just the lights that dazzled the Japanese crowd at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, their trampolinists did too by winning both the men’s and women’s synchronised trampoline events. Leading after the qualifying round, Yumi Takagi and her partner Ayano Kishi showed that they were in perfect harmony to