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

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

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

Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler joins the TV show Dancing on Ice

Former Great Britian gymnast Amy Tinkler

Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler has joined the UK reality show Dancing on Ice. The 21-year-old gymnast from Great Britain replaces Denise van Outen on this year's series after the TV presenter withdrew from the competition after a "nasty fall" on the ice. Tinkler, who retired from gymnastics last year, is partnered

More FIG World Cups and World Championships cancelled or postponed

Trampolinist

The ongoing Covid pandemic has led to more World Cup and World Championships competitions being cancelled or postponed, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced. In addition to the previously announced events, the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been pushed back by one week. The 35th World Championships in

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,