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

Munich to host 2022 multi-sport European Championships

Munich to host 2022 European Championships

Munich has been awarded the 2022 edition of the multi-sport European Championships. This sees the event returns to Germany after Berlin hosted the athletics portion of the inaugural event in 2018, though most other sports were held in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Athletics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon are all

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gymnastics Venue

A custom-built $188 million gymnastics venue inspired by traditional Japanese building techniques and using wood from around the country was unveiled by organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo uses 2,300 cubic metres of wood and is intended to hark back to methods that

Simone Biles set to be face of 2020 Olympics after record world medal haul

Simone Biles collecting a gold medal at the Artistic World Championships in Stuttgart

After  becoming the most decorated gymnast in history, Simone Biles can do whatever she wants. So what is next for the US gymnast? We already know that the next stop for her is Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games. But, with sprinter Usain Bolt and swimmer Michael Phelps both retired, Biles is

Yana Pavlova and Gao Lei return to the top in Russia world cup

Gao Lei

Gao Lei bounced back from the recent disappointments in emphatic style by winning gold in the men’s individual event in Khabarovsk. Having not qualified for the finals in Baku and Minsk, the three-time world champion made sure that there was no repeat by winning at the third trampoline world cup of

Former FIG president Bruno Grandi passes away, aged 85

Former FIG president Bruno Grande, who passed away, aged 85

Former FIG President Bruno Grandi has died at the age of 85. Grandi, who led the International Gymnastics Federation for 19 years, from 1997 to 2016, passed away in Italy following illness. The Italian was succeeded by Japan's Morinari Watanabe, who took over as FIG President in November 2016. Grandi was named FIG

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