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Category: Gymnastics

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Joe Fraser: gymnasts must push through hard times to get good ones | Tumaini Carayol

Britain’s 2019 parallel bars world champion admits at times he still gets brought back to earth with a bangThere are few live sporting experiences as transformative as gymnastics in all its glory. Aside from the spectacle of the exponents twisting thei…

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USA Gymnastics suspends ex-Olympic coach Maggie Haney for eight years

Coach faces ban for verbally and emotionally abusing gymnastsHaney was coach of Rio 2016 gold medalist Laurie HernandezUSA Gymnastics has suspended former US Olympic team coach Maggie Haney for eight years for verbally and emotionally abusing gymnasts …

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Kyla Ross: ‘In college, I was more nervous to train than compete’

The 23-year-old gymnast, a US Olympic gold medallist, has seen her last year of competition come to abrupt close because of Covid-19For most of the past 20 years, gymnastics is the only thing that Kyla Ross has known. She was doing handstands by four y…

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Verona van de Leur: ‘When you have no food you do anything to survive’

Dutchwoman was among Europe’s best gymnasts in 2002 but she became penniless and homeless after a bitter dispute with her family and coaches When Verona van de Leur thinks back to the days at the turn of the century when she was one of the best gymnast…

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Working from home: athletes find inventive ways to train – in pictures

Around the world, athletes are working on new ways to stay fit at home during the coronavirus lockdown Continue reading…

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Could Simone Biles really do the unthinkable and retire before Tokyo 2021?

The gymnastics superstar has refused to commit to appearing at the next Olympics. Team USA would still be strong even without her thoughLast week when Simone Biles spoke to the press for the first time since the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, she …

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Simone Biles fears mental toll on athletes after postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Gymnast was set to be one of the stars of this summer’s GamesAmerican says she agrees with decision to delay Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles has spoken of her fears of the mental toll on athletes as they ponder an extra year of preparation for the Tokyo Oly…

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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 …