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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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