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,

Jessica Pickering shakes off jitters to jump to Youth Olympic trampoline medal

Jessica Pickering of Australia

Australian trampolinist dances her way to a silver, while the Chinese dominate with two victories in the men’s and women’s events It was perfect timing when the DJ at the American Pavilion started playing pop star Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off prior to Jessica Pickering’s turn on the trampoline in the

Buenos Aires 2018: ‘My dream is not a dream any more,’ says Diogo Soares

Diogo Soares of Brazil in action during the mens individual all-around final

Artistic gymnast Diogo Soares emerges as the surprise package as much-fancied Takeru Kitazono (JPN) delivers in the all-around final Brazil’s Diogo Soares won the bronze medal in the men’s artistic gymnastics all-around final and his success came as such a surprise that it took several media interviews for him to absorb

Briones bounces back to land vault gold at 2018 Youth Olympics

Brandon Briones of the USA

A year ago gymnast Brandon Briones was not sure he would ever compete again, let alone recover his best form, but he made a golden comeback in the men’s vault final at Buenos Aires 2018 on Sunday. “In June 2017 I broke my left leg during a training on the floor,”

China claim double gold in trampoline at 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Fantao Fu of China, Andrew Stamp of Great Britain and Benny Wizani of Austria

China have dominated Trampoline Gymnastics at this summer’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 by winning double gold. Sunday’s action kicked off with the women’s final, as Xinyi Fan carried on from where she left off in qualification. The 16-year-old cruised to the top of the leaderboard from the two preliminary

FIG president Morinari Watanabe elected to IOC

IOC president Thomas Bach with FIG president Morinari Watanabe

Morinari Watanabe, the head of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has been elected to the International Olympic Committee as the organisation admitted nine new members. Watanabe is joined by Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago, whose country is bidding for