Simone Biles is ‘ready to soar at world championships’

US gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn't return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family. And not the organisation she represents. This "comeback" - a word the Olympic champion isn't really a fan of - is about curiosity and self-respect. To

Dominick Cunningham hopes to keep momentum at world championships

Dominick Cunningham

Dominick Cunningham fought his way up from the fringes of the Great Britain gymnastics team to win an unexpected men's floor gold medal at the European Championships in Glasgow. Now the Birmingham 23-year-old is determined to continue his promising trajectory at his first World Championships in Doha, and make the rest

Max Whitlock: I take it as a compliment that people think I’ve failed this year

Great Britain gymnast Max Whitlock

While Max Whitlock was labouring to a second consecutive disappointment at the European Championships in Glasgow, Simone Biles swept all before her on a spectacular and poignant return at the US Nationals. They could hardly have experienced a more contrasting year to date, but two of the sport's modern greats are

Ellie Downie ready for long-awaited return at world championships

Ellie Downie

Gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci looked on admiringly 18 months ago as the then 17-year-old Ellie Downie became the first British gymnast to claim a European all-around gold medal in Cluj. Downie's ascent was as emphatic as it had been unexpected, and ended in one of the sport's all-time greats backing her

Italy’s Giorgia Villa has the nerve to take all-around gold at Youth Olympic Games

Giorgia Villa of Italy performs on the vault

Fifteen-year-old wins her nation’s first YOG title in the event after battling nerves Italian gymnast Giorgia Villa and her coach Marco Campodonico had their own competition going on: who was the most nervous. Just minutes before Villa was to perform her floor exercise, her last routine in a nail-biting all-around final competition,

Buenos Aires 2018: ‘My dream is not a dream any more,’ says Diogo Soares

Diogo Soares of Brazil in action during the mens individual all-around final

Artistic gymnast Diogo Soares emerges as the surprise package as much-fancied Takeru Kitazono (JPN) delivers in the all-around final Brazil’s Diogo Soares won the bronze medal in the men’s artistic gymnastics all-around final and his success came as such a surprise that it took several media interviews for him to absorb

Briones bounces back to land vault gold at 2018 Youth Olympics

Brandon Briones of the USA

A year ago gymnast Brandon Briones was not sure he would ever compete again, let alone recover his best form, but he made a golden comeback in the men’s vault final at Buenos Aires 2018 on Sunday. “In June 2017 I broke my left leg during a training on the floor,”

FIG president Morinari Watanabe elected to IOC

IOC president Thomas Bach with FIG president Morinari Watanabe

Morinari Watanabe, the head of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has been elected to the International Olympic Committee as the organisation admitted nine new members. Watanabe is joined by Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago, whose country is bidding for

Olympic champion Simone Biles: ‘It was important to speak out and help any way I can’

US gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles will not be clad in a teal leotard when she makes her World Gymnastics Championships return in Qatar, but all those afflicted by the sport's sexual abuse scandal will not stray from her mind. Biles, who has revealed she was among the victims of the former USA Gymnastics team