FIG sets up fund for gymnastics community affected by coronavirus pandemic

FIG President Morinari Watanabe

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is creating a fund to assist athletes and national federations struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will give about $400,000 to athletes and national gymnastics federations who have been severely hit by the economic repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis in hopes of easing what FIG

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

‘Flying Dutchman’ Zonderland ready to take off for Tokyo

It’s hard to believe that it was eight years ago that Epke Zonderland stunned the world into silence with his spectacular performance on the high bar at the London 2012 Olympics. That thrilling, high-risk routine, which contained three consecutive release and catch moves, not only earned him the nickname “the Flying

Great Britain gymnast Sam Oldham on retirement plans and his mental health battles

Sam Oldham of Great Britain

Eight years ago, British gymnast Sam Oldham appeared to be on top of the world. He, along with Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas and Daniel Purvis, had won Great Britain's first ever gymnastics Olympic team medal when they took bronze at London 2012. But everything was not as well as it seemed,

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

Trampoline World Championships 2019: Great Britain, Belarus and Japan teams victorious in Tokyo

Over the years, the Chinese have appeared to be unbeatable in the men’s trampoline event. But this proved not to be the case at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo as Belarus sprung a surprise to claim the men’s team title at the Trampoline World Championships. This was the first men’s team

Trampoline World Championships 2019: Hancharou and Liu Lingling lead the way in first day of qualifications

The 34th World Championships began at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan with the qualifications of individual trampoline, double mini-trampoline and women's tumbling. At stake for the 336 gymnasts from 37 nations are places at the 2020 Olympics and the 2021 World Games. The Championships, which also serves as a Tokyo