Minsk 2019: Russia’s Angelina Melnikova the smiling star of European Games apparatus finals

Angelina Melnikova

Angelina Melnikova was the star of the artistic gymnastics show walking away with three medals, one gold and two silver, in the apparatus finals. From the moment she started on vault, the Russian gymnast looked calm and as she began winning her medal, the smiles got bigger, there were giggles and

Minsk 2019: Ait Said driven in European Games medal quest by promise to his late father

Samir Ait Said

Samir Ait Said is determined to win a medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games so he can fulfil a promise that he made to his late father. So far, the French gymnast is living up to the challenge after finishing first in rings in the men's qualifications. "I have not been

Minsk 2019: Oleg Verniaiev comes back to take European Games all-around silver

David Belyavskiy, Oleg Verniaiev, Vladislav Poliashov

After a disappointing eighth-place finish in the qualifications, defending champion Oleg Verniaiev regrouped to win the men's all-around silver medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games. The Ukrainian is not yet in peak form as he recovers from surgery he had in January on an injury to his left ankle that

Minsk 2019 European Games: Angelina Melnikova and David Belyavskiy top all-around gymnastics qualifications

David Belyavskiy

The qualifications in artistic gymnastics competition saw the Europe’s top male and female gymnasts from across Europe vying for places in the all-around and apparatus finals. In the men’s event, Russia’s David Belyavskiy came out on top of the men’s all-around qualification with a score of 86.499. Returning to competition following injury,

Minsk 2019 European Games: Belarus at the double as Hancharou bounces back

Uladzislau Hancharou competing atMinsk 2019

Belarus had plenty to cheer about as their trampoline gymnasts claimed both the individual men and women’s synchro gold medals at the Minsk Arena in Belarus. INDIVIDUAL TRAMPOLINE Uladzislau Hancharou showed exactly why he’s Olympic champion with a dominant display in the men’s event. The Belarusian, who was leading following the qualification round,

Minsk 2019 European Games: Lea Labrousse of France wins women’s gold as Poland claim men’s synchro title

Luba Golovina, Lea Labrousse and Hanna Hancharova

The first trampoline events of Minsk 2019, the second edition of the European Games, were contested at the Minsk Arena in Minsk, Belarus. These were individual women’s and synchronised men’s events. INDIVIDUAL TRAMPOLINE: WOMEN In the women's individual event, Lea Labrousse of France, who was in third place after the preliminary round, improved

Krakow named as host for 2023 European Games

Baku 2015 opening ceremony

The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games. It was the only bidder after a Russian plan to hold the games in Kazan fizzled out. It will continue the European Games' run of being hosted in Eastern European countries after Azerbaijan held the inaugural

Birmingham to host 2023 trampoline world championships

Trampoline, tumbling and DMT 2023 world championships

Birmingham has been selected as the host city for the 2023 trampoline, tumbling and DMT world championships. The decision was made by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) at its executive meeting, following a combined bid between British Gymnastics, Birmingham City Council and UK Sport. The world championships will be the last

Simone Biles cruises to victory in 2019 debut at the DTB Pokal World Cup

US gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles started off 2019 the same way she ended 2018: on the top step of the podium. The reigning world and Olympic all-around gymnastics champion easily won her 2019 debut at the DTB Pokal World Cup. The 22-year-old posted an all-around score of 58.800, more than 3.5 points clear of runner-up