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Category: Gymnastics

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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…

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Simone Biles wins record 24th medal at world championships with beam gold

• 22-year-old eclipses Vitaly Scherbo’s tally of 23 medals• Biles beats China’s Liu Tingting in beam balance finalSimone Biles clinched a record 24th medal at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday, becoming the most decorated athlete in the even…

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Higher, faster, stronger, better … is there no end to what humans can do?

As the two-hour marathon barrier is breached and with records tumbling every year, we explore sport’s science, skill and sheer gutsThere are a handful of numbers that are imbued with meaning. Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4. Usain Bolt’s 9.58. And now Eliud K…

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Unstoppable Simone Biles wins vault to tie world championships medal record

Biles wins 23rd world championships medal to tie all-time markUSA’s Jade Carey wins silver, Britain’s Ellie Downie takes bronzeBritain’s Max Whitlock wins third world title in pommel horseSimone Biles won the women’s vault competition at the gymnastics…

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Simone Biles reigns supreme with fifth world all-around gymnastics title

• American takes gold with biggest winning margin yet• Xijing Tang gets silver, Angelika Melnikova bronzeSimone Biles continued to stake her claim as one of the most dominant athletes of the generation as she bulldozed all competition to win her fifth …

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World Gymnastics Championships 2019: Women’s individual all-around final – live!

Simone Biles aims for fifth world all-around title in StuttgartTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.44pm BST Here are your leaders after the first rotation (and another dazzling floor routine by Canada’s Brooklyn Moors).1 Simone Biles USA 15.233…

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Simone Biles makes more history as USA romp to seventh straight global title

Biles breaks record for most medals by a woman at worldsUSA women take seventh straight title at worlds or OlympicsItaly capture bronze for first world team medal since 1950Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on T…

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Why Simone Biles is even better than her scores tell

The American has emphasized innovation since Rio, yet will find herself penalized at this week’s world championships for performing some of the most difficult skills ever attemptedDuring the qualification rounds of the 2019 world championships, Simone …

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Simone Biles gets two more skills named after her at gymnastics worlds

Biles shines as Team USA dominate in qualifying at worldsNine more countries earn places at 2020 Olympic GamesAmerican Simone Biles landed the triple-double on the floor exercise and the double-double dismount off the balance beam at the world gymnasti…

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Becky Downie: ‘You have to be so good they can’t not put you on a team’

Gymnast on her bar routine that even rivals stop to watch and chasing a medal at the world championships in StuttgartBecky Downie is in the midst of describing every thought and every feeling she has during her absurd uneven bar routine, one of the mos…

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I was abused by Larry Nassar. I had to admit the damage and face it | Rachael Denhollander

In a new book extract, Rachael Denhollander describes the grief, fear and shame she felt – and how she fought to heal “You’ve gotta deal with this, honey,” my mom told me. “You can’t keep burying it. It will destroy you.”Whenever she suggested I see a …

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‘He became our best friend’: how we survived Larry Nassar’s systematic abuse

Olympic medalist Tasha Schwikert and US national team member Jordan Schwikert reveal their experience as sisters and survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse, including an unthinkable week Tasha spent in the predator’s homeAt first we found it hard to believe…

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Michigan State University fined $4.5m in Larry Nassar case

Investigation found the school failed to take interim measures to protect students while complaints were pendingThe US education department is fining Michigan State University (MSU) a record $4.5m and demanding sweeping changes, after determining that …

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Simone Biles ‘aches’ for victims after brother charged in triple murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, has been indicted for party shootingOlympic champion says heart aches for everyone involvedOlympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she’s struggling with the arrest of her brother who was charged in a shooting that left thr…

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‘It’s a start’: Can the Aurora Games create a new model for women’s sports?

Last week’s six-day celebration of women’s sports in Albany was beset by problems, but founder Jerry Solomon is confident the concept is sound and the time to highlight female athletes is nowLast week, the Aurora Games took over the Times Union Center …

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Farewell Amla and Steyn, thrilling padel rallies and Biles at her best

This week’s roundup also features a great team own goal, the ultimate teasing cross and new young diving sensation Sereda1) The best goals are team goals, where the ball is knocked about effortlessly, before the coup de grace is administered. With that…

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Simone Biles is redefining brilliance in a sport that shamefully failed her | Marina Hyde

After the Larry Nassar saga USA Gymnastics should not exist but Biles continues to bring her sport dignity – and moneyOn Sunday night Simone Biles, on her way to securing her sixth US gymnastics title, performed a triple-double in her floor routine, on…

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Simone Biles sticks triple double en route to sixth US gymnastics title

Biles becomes first woman in nearly 70 years to win six US titlesSunisa Lee, Grace McCallum were second and third, respectivelySimone 2.0: Somehow, someway, there’s nowhere to go but upSimone Biles messed around and got a triple-double. And just about …