Olympic medallist and Commonwealth champion Nile Wilson announces retirement

Nile Wilson

Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson has announced his retirement from gymnastics. In an emotional post on his Instagram account, Wilson said: "Today I hang up my hand guards and retire from the professional sport of gymnastics." "Gymnastics, you are the best sport in the world! You are my first love, my addiction,

FIG postpones or cancels World Cups due to Covid pandemic

Trampolinist

Several World Cup events have been postponed due to the Covid pandemic, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced. In trampoline, the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, which was scheduled to take place on February 13-14, has been cancelled. The artistic gymnastics Apparatus World Cup, which was due to be held in

Seasons greetings and happy holidays from all at Acrobatic Sports

2020 has been a year to remember, but also one to forget. We were forced to adapt to new realities in our gyms and communities. We revised our lives and learned new, innovative ways to interact with each other. In these unprecedented times, it’s hard to imagine what life will look like

Swedish gymnastics to allow teenagers to decide which gender category to compete in

Young Swedish gymnasts will be allowed to compete in whatever class they choose, following a decision by the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. The decision was made following a “deep-dive into the issue around gender identity and gender expression from an LGBTQI, and particularly trans-inclusive, perspective”, the federation said. This ruling means that a

Kitakyushu, Japan to host 2021 gymnastics world championships

Kitakyushu General Gymnasium

The 2021 artistic and rhythmic gymnastics world championships will be hosted in Kitakyushu, Japan, the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) announced. It will be the first time in FIG history that a city has hosted both the artistic and rhythmic gymnastics world championships in the same year. The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Team Solidarity win four-way international gymnastics event

Nikita Nagornyy and Kohei Uchimura

Team Solidarity was named the winners of Friendship and Solidarity competition at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The mixed-team event featured gymnasts from Japan, Russia, China and the United States. Team Solidarity triumphed after scoring 423,600 points, with Team Friendship finishing on 421,300. The winning team included the two-time Olympic all-around champion

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi win as China holds third trampoline event of 2020

Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi were the winners as the Chinese trampoline championships came to a close. The two-day competition, which was the third and final event of the year, also saw titles awarded in the teams and synchronisation events. In the men’s final, 31-year-old Dong wowed the audience with a clean,

Tokyo to host international gymnastics event in November

Kohei Uchimura

Tokyo will host an international gymnastics competition in November, the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA) has announced. The one-day event, which could serve as a trial run for the postponed Olympic Games, has been sanctioned by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). “This is a competition of hope. Friendship and solidarity will lead us

Dong Dong and Gao Lei bounce back at Chinese national trampoline championships

Chinese trampolinist Gao Lei

China’s trampoline stars returned to action as the country held its first official competition of 2020. Olympic champion Dong Dong, world champion Gao Lei, Zhu Xueying, Li Dan and Liu Lingling were just a few of the international stars performing at the 2020 National Trampoline Championships. They were joined at the Tianjin

Japan’s Tetsuya Sotomura retires from trampoline gymnastics

Tetsuya Sotomura

For any gymnast, the chance to compete at an Olympics is a dream comes true. When the Games are in your home city, the dream becomes an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And this was the quest of Japanese trampolinist Tetsuya Sotomura. In January 2020, Sotomura was pushing for a spot at the Tokyo Olympics. And, at