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

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

Brinn Bevan’s Christ the Redeemer tattoo almost ready two years after Rio Olympics

Brinn Bevan of Great Britain

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

Mother Russian: new mum Aliya Mustafina leads Russia at world championships

Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina understands she didn't have to come back. Nobody would have blamed the Russian star gymnast for calling it a career after the birth of her child Alisa in the spring of 2017. The demands of pregnancy and motherhood typically don't play nice with the demands of being a world-class

Still flipping at 43: Oksana Chusovitina aims for 8th Olympics

Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina is not sure how many gymnastics world championships she’s competed in. When you talk to her, this comes as no surprise. The 43-year-old from Uzbekistan isn’t into numbers, particularly the one that defines her age. She understands her longevity and her success – a gold and silver medal from

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