Rhythmic gymnastics – Israel’s Olympic champion Ashram retires aged 22

Linoy Ashram of Israel with the Olympic gold medal she won at the Tokyo 2020 Games

Israel's Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Linoy Ashram has announced her retirement at the age of 22. Ashram won the individual all-around gold at Tokyo 2020 to break a Russian stranglehold on the Olympic title that stretched back to 2000. "That my business card says Olympic champion, I know it was worth making

Buompane reappointed as FIG secretary general

FIG secretary general Nicolas Buompane

Nicolas Buompane has been re-appointed as the secretary general of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Following a recommendation from FIG's President Morinari Watanabe, the FIG Executive Committee voted to return Buompane to the role. Buompane has been secretary general since 2019 when he took over from André Gueisbuhler. Before that, Buompane was deputy

Olympic champion Litvinovich wins gold at Trampoline World Cup

Ivan Litvinovich of Belarus

Ivan Litvinovich of Belarus and Russia's Irina Kundius won the men's and women's titles in the Trampoline World Cup in Baku. Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Litvinovich scored 61.850 to finish ahead of his compatriot Andrei Builou. Builou was second with a score of 60.800, with Kazakhstan's Daniil Mussabayev in third with 58.890. In

Luke Strong: Great Britian trampolinist retires

Luke Strong, Great Britain trampolinist

World and European medallist Luke Strong has announced his retirement from competitive trampolining. The Great Britain gymnast, 27, said a long-term ankle injury has influenced his decision. Strong said that the ankle injury has made it difficult to train on a trampoline for two years, and "living in constant pain" affected his mental

Great Britain trampolinists Laura Gallagher and Bryony Page set for Tokyo

Trampolinists Bryony Page and Laura Gallagher are to represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020

Laura Gallagher and Bryony Page have been named as Great Britain’s trampoline gymnasts for the Tokyo 2020. Gallagher, who will be making her Olympic debut in the Japanese capital, describes her selection as "an absolute dream". "It feels quite surreal to have been selected for the Olympic Games, after so many years

China trampolinist Dong Dong bounces to record fourth Olympics

Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong

London 2012 Olympic Champion Dong Dong will make a fourth appearance at the Olympic Games when he competes in Tokyo. This will make Dong the only trampoline gymnast to compete on the Olympic stage four times in a row. The 12-time former world champion has said that he will retire after the

New dates for Aerobic and Acrobatic European Gymnastics Championships

Pesaro 2021 logo

The European Acrobatic Gymnastics and European Acrobatic Age Group Championships have been brought forward by a week and moved venue in Pesaro. New dates and an alternative venue have been announced for the Aerobic and Acrobatic European Gymnastics Championships. The changes were announced after delays in construction work caused by the coronavirus

Dianne Durham, first Black US women’s gymnastics champion, dies

Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a United States Gymnastics national championship, has died, aged 52. Durham made history in 1983 when she won the all-around event at the US national championships, becoming the first Black woman to win an event in the process. Durham, who was known for her

Krisztian Berki, Olympic pommel horse champion, retires

Krisztian Berki of Hungary

Olympic, world and European champion Krisztian Berki has announced that he is retiring from competition. The decision, Berki said, was due to the fact that he was struggling to recover from a persistent shoulder injury. He last competed on the international stage in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p50wC4Ut5CE The 35-year-old Hungarian's career saw him win gold

Canadian trampolinist Jason Burnett announces retirement

Trampolinist Jason Burnett of Canada

Olympic medallist and world record holder Jason Burnett is retiring from competitive trampolining, he has announced. The Canadian wrote on social media: “I would like to officially announce my retirement from competitive trampoline. “Trampoline has been my FAVORITE thing since I discovered the sport at age 10 and I am grateful that