Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan wins men’s all-around world title on tie-break

Artur Dalaloyan

After faltering in the team final, Artur Dalaloyan of Russia redeemed himself to claim the men's all-around title on an unprecedented tie-break at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha. Dalaloyan matched China's defending champion Xiao Ruoteng on 87.598 at the conclusion of their six routines, but the 22-year-old Russian took the

Simone Biles battles through the pain barrier to help USA win team gold at world championships

Simone Biles

Simone Biles battled through the pain barrier to help the United States win the world team title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha and earn her 11th career gold medal in the competition. The 21-year-old, who has been suffering from a kidney stone since being rushed to hospital in the

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

China back on top with team gold at gymnastics world championships

Xiao Ruoteng

China is back on top in men's gymnastics. The superpower surged past Russia to capture the team gold medal at the world championships to give China its first major international title in four years. China's team total of 256.634 was less than five-hundredths of a point clear of Russia's total of

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

Pat Henderson, a former FIG trampoline technical committee member, passes away

Patricia Henderson, a former FIG trampoline technical committee member, passed away on 19 October 2018 following a long battle with cancer. An inspirational and selfless woman, “Pat” travelled the world to share her lifelong passion for gymnastics and all things acrobatic, from trampoline and tumbling to snow sports, gymnastics to performance

Simone Biles competes through ‘Doha Pearl’ kidney stone to top rankings at world championships

Simone Biles

Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the hospital. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor. When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone — one she

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

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,