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Category: Gymnastics

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Abuse victims demand USA Gymnastics acknowledge a woman’s worth | Tumaini Carayol

Settlement proposal following Larry Nasser’s sexual abuse has caused outrage among gymnasts and their familiesAt the end of last month Simone Biles logged into Twitter and highlighted the absurdity of the current chapter of her life. As she travelled t…

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Morgan Hurd captures women’s all-around title at American Cup

Morgan Hurd wins first international event in Tokyo run-upUSA’s Kayla DiCello finishes second, Japan’s Hatakeda thirdBritain’s Jennifer Gadirova takes fourth in senior-level debutMorgan Hurd is turning the page from a frustrating 2019 season and going …

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Cheltenham best bits, England v Wales in Six Nations and Dan Carter | Classic Youtube

This week’s roundup also features a goal-of-the-season contender, Sun Yang and the science behind curling1) Cheltenham week is almost upon us, so let’s get in the mood with some memorable Festival moments from down the years. Here’s the celebrated Arkl…

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Cheltenham best bits, England v Wales in Six Nations and Dan Carter | Classic Youtube

This week’s roundup also features a goal-of-the-season contender, Sun Yang and the science behind curling1) Cheltenham week is almost upon us, so let’s get in the mood with some memorable Festival moments from down the years. Here’s the celebrated Arkl…

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Cheltenham best bits, England v Wales in Six Nations and Dan Carter | Classic Youtube

This week’s roundup also features a goal-of-the-season contender, Sun Yang and the science behind curling1) Cheltenham week is almost upon us, so let’s get in the mood with some memorable Festival moments from down the years. Here’s the celebrated Arkl…

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The 2020 Gymnastics World Cup – in pictures

The world’s top eight athletes on each apparatus competed in the 2020 Gymnastics World Cup on 22 and 23 February at Melbourne Arena Continue reading…

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Simone Biles, Messi and Hamilton named athletes of year at Laureus Awards

US gymnast wins sportswoman of year for third timeLionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton share men’s awardGymnastics star Simone Biles was named the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year for the third time on Monday, while Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the…

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Larry Nassar survivors offered $215m settlement by USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics files bankruptcy plan including $215m offerGoverning body, survivors have been in mediation since 2018Disgraced doctor is serving decades in prison for sexual abuseUSA Gymnastics has filed a bankruptcy plan that includes an offer of $215…

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Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler retires from gymnastics, aged 20

• Tinkler youngest member of Team GB in Rio when just 16• Second British woman to win Olympic gymnastics medalAmy Tinkler, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, has announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics. Tinkler was the young…

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Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler retires from gymnastics, aged 20

• Tinkler youngest member of Team GB in Rio when just 16• Second British woman to win Olympic gymnastics medalAmy Tinkler, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, has announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics. Tinkler was the young…

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Twenty athletes set to light up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Our writers choose the Olympians likely to make the headlines at the most anticipated sporting event of the yearSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, believes Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s “poster girl” in Tokyo. Given her sea…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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England’s cricketers and exceptional women in sport honoured

Ben Stokes recognised with an OBE while England midfielder Jill Scott receives an MBE The victorious England World Cup cricket team and the exceptional contribution of a number of women in sport were recognised in the honours.A number of the squad who …

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The best sports photography of 2019

Tiger Woods’s comeback at the Masters, the brilliance of Simone Biles, Pep Guardiola berating Raheem Sterling, Ben Stokes’s World Cup heroics, Liverpool’s stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona, Megan Rapinoe’s iconic celebration and South Afric…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Simone Biles stuns a jaded world

American gymnast became the first woman to land two skills thought impossible on her way to five out of six world title goldsEven for those incapable of counting the twists in a triple-twisting double back or distinguishing an Amanar vault from a Cheng…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Simone Biles stuns a jaded world

American gymnast became the first woman to land two skills thought impossible on her way to five out of six world title goldsEven for those incapable of counting the twists in a triple-twisting double back or distinguishing an Amanar vault from a Cheng…

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Rachael Denhollander: ‘When you speak out against your own community, you lose everything’

Three years after blowing the whistle on serial child molester Larry Nassar, the former gymnast turned attorney is continuing to lead the fight both in and beyond the world of sportsIn 2016, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander filed a report with the M…

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The unstoppable Simone Biles shows again her only competition is herself

The record-smashing American has learned how to truly enjoy competing against herself, and now she too can marvel at her greatness as it unfoldsIn possibly the final performance of her world championships career, Simone Biles stepped up to the floor on…

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Armchair viewers get a glimpse of the future and it looks to be laser-guided | Richard Williams

For all its help in straightening out rugby union and its recent assistance to Eliud Kipchoge, what effect will green-line technology have on the off-the-cuff spontaneity of live sport?While the glorious phenomenon that is Simone Biles was winning a fi…

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Armchair viewers get a glimpse of the future and it looks to be laser-guided | Richard Williams

For all its help in straightening out rugby union and its recent assistance to Eliud Kipchoge, what effect will green-line technology have on the off-the-cuff spontaneity of live sport?While the glorious phenomenon that is Simone Biles was winning a fi…