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

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

Max Whitlock sets sights on third world title in Qatar

Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock intends to take baby-steps back to the top of his sport as he aims to reverse a series of disappointing results at the World Gymnastics Championships later this month. Whitlock announced in September that his wife Leah is expecting their first child in February, by which time the 25-year-old

‘Old man’ Sam Mikulak goes for 5th US gymnastics title

US gymnast Sam Mikulak

If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the US gymnastics championships. "I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American champion said after practice at the

European Championships 2018: Artur Dalaloyan leads Russian charge to top of gymnastics medal table

Russia dominated the gymnastics competition at Glasgow 2018, winning nine medals in total, four of them gold. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) was the most decorated gymnast, winning three gold medals, in the team event, and on vault and parallel bars. "My favourite medal was the team medal, because everybody in Russian gymnastics worked

Great Britain’s Max Whitlock on European Championship goals and beyond

Great Britain gymnast Max Whitlock

When Great Britain's male gymnasts start their qualification competition, their star turn Max WHITLOCK will already know how his closest rival on pommel horse fared earlier in the day. Rhys McCLENAGHAN of Ireland, who won gold in this event at the Commonwealth Games in April ahead of WHITLOCK, competes in an

Brute strength and artistry: Greece’s rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias faces challenge from Great Britain’s Courtney Tulloch

The logo for European Championships 2018

The apparatus which most tests the mettle of male gymnasts is undoubtedly the rings, in which athletes must combine supreme strength with poise and artistry, as well as master the swinging motion of the rings. Every move is registered by sensors embedded in the apparatus, monitoring and timing their routines with

Marios Georgiou of Cyprus eager to dance his way to success

The logo for European Championships 2018

After winning five gold medals in recent months, Marios GEORGIOU (CYP) is eager to continue his success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships - by dancing. "I really like to dance and, next to gymnastics, I am dancing a lot, even in the competition arena," GEORGIOU said. "It helps me to