Minsk 2019: Russia dominates gymnastics at European Games

Angelina Melnikova David Belyavskiy

With four gold medals, Russia topped the medal table in artistic gymnastics at Minsk 2019. Angelina Melnikova and David Belyavskiy set the bar by winning the individual all-around qualifications in the women's and men's events in the European Games. Two days later, they won their all-around titles. Melnikova, who was in the Russian

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: 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

‘Christchurch is in our hearts’ – sending our thoughts and prayers to all in New Zealand

New Zealand

  In honor of gymnasts around the world who are bound by friendship and love of acrobatic sports, we'd like to send condolences to our grieving mates in New Zealand and Muslim colleagues around the world. Athletes break barriers - not just physically, but personally. We are unconditional friends for life.

China and Japan host first ever joint gymnastics camp

Uchimura Kohei

China and Japan are hosting their first ever joint gymnastics training camp, with both federations looking for ways to improve their teams' performance. Olympic champion Uchimura Kohei was among the members of the Japanese men's gymnastics team that arrived in Beijing for a seven-day camp with Chinese men's national team. The Chinese