Amy Tinkler driven to overcome injuries by thoughts of Tokyo 2020

Amy Tinkler

As the youngest member of the Great Britain team at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Amy Tinkler danced her way to an unexpected bronze medal aged just 16. Her medal in the women's floor competition earned plaudits and the promise of a bright and high-profile future. But post-Rio 2016, Tinkler has suffered

Simone Biles: Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be my last

Simone Biles

Simone Biles has revealed that next year's Tokyo Olympics “will be her last”. The 22-year-old, who last year, in Qatar, became the first woman to win four all-around world titles, is adamant there is no chance of extending her extraordinary reign beyond next year. Referring to a series of relatively minor injuries

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

Hancharou and Liu take gold in Baku world cup

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus

Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou took maximum points and the gold medal in the men's individual event at the first Trampoline World Cup of 2019 in Baku. Having topped the qualification round, the Rio 2016 gold medallist from Belarus scored 61.590 points in the final to win at the Azerbaijan capital’s National

Great Britain’s Ellie Downie to defend all-around European title in Poland

Ellie Downie

Ellie Downie will defend her individual all-around title at the European Gymnastics Championships in Poland next month. The 19-year-old became the first British gymnast to win a major all-around gold in Cluj in 2017 but was subsequently hit by a serious foot injury. Her inclusion in the four-strong women's squad is a

Great Britain’s Dan Purvis retires

Great Britain gymnast Dan Purvis

Great Britain gymnast Dan Purvis has announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics. The 28-year-old bowed out by captaining Team Scotland at Gold Coast last year, when he won two bronze medals to take his total number of Commonwealth Games trophies to five, including one gold. He said: "It's a surreal feeling retiring.

Deaf gymnast Sophia Eisenhuth selected for British tumbling squad

Sophia Eisenhuth

A deaf girl has overcome the odds to secure a place on a British gymnastics squad. Sophia Eisenhuth, 10, from Chislehurst in south-east London, was born profoundly deaf and fitted with a cochlear implant at seven months old. The inspirational schoolgirl, who says she “has never known what it was like not

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