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

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

Olympic champion Simone Biles: ‘It was important to speak out and help any way I can’

US gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles will not be clad in a teal leotard when she makes her World Gymnastics Championships return in Qatar, but all those afflicted by the sport's sexual abuse scandal will not stray from her mind. Biles, who has revealed she was among the victims of the former USA Gymnastics team

Max Whitlock sets sights on third world title in Qatar

Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock intends to take baby-steps back to the top of his sport as he aims to reverse a series of disappointing results at the World Gymnastics Championships later this month. Whitlock announced in September that his wife Leah is expecting their first child in February, by which time the 25-year-old

1988 Olympic champion Yelena Shushunova dies at 49

Olympic champion Elena Shushunova

Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49. Shushunova was one of only five women to have won the gymnastics "Grand slam" of continental, world and Olympic all-around titles. She won five European, five world and two Olympic

‘Old man’ Sam Mikulak goes for 5th US gymnastics title

US gymnast Sam Mikulak

If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the US gymnastics championships. "I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American champion said after practice at the

European Championships 2018: Turkish gymnasts rise to the occasion on back of new vision for sport

European Championships logo

A surprise newcomer to the top tier of European gymnastics has emerged at the SSE Hydro. Turkey are not a team normally associated with gymnastics, but they outscored some of the more experienced gymnastics nations to finish in fifth place and qualify for their first ever European team final. "It's the