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Category: Gymnastics

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Becky Downie’s world championships place a triumph of supreme resilience

The British gymnast suffered tragedy this year along with the disappointment of missing out on the OlympicsEven for the rare competitors who progress seamlessly throughout their careers, gymnastics is an unfathomably difficult sport. It pounds down on …

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Chusovitina and Clijsters keep proving age is no barrier to sporting passion | Tumaini Carayol

Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, 46, eyes an Asian Games medal while Kim Clijsters fights to keep her tennis comeback on trackOne of the most touching moments of the Tokyo Games this summer was entirely spontaneous. During the qualifying round of the women’…

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Simone Biles says she should have quit a long time before Tokyo 2020

Biles says trauma of Larry Nassar abuse was ‘too much’Four-time Olympic champion pulled out of five finals in JapanSimone Biles has admitted that she should have walked away from the Olympic programme “way before” the Tokyo Games.Biles withdrew from fi…

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Simone Biles says she should have quit a long time before Tokyo 2020

Biles says trauma of Larry Nassar abuse was ‘too much’Four-time Olympic champion pulled out of five finals in JapanSimone Biles has admitted that she should have walked away from the Olympic programme “way before” the Tokyo Games.Biles withdrew from fi…

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Simone Biles among US gymnasts calling for accountability in Nassar case – video

Speaking to a Senate judiciary committee probing the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nassar investigation, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles said: ‘I don’t want another young gymnast … to experience the horror that I endured.’ An ex-gymnast, McKayla M…

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Simone Biles among US gymnasts calling for accountability in Nassar case – video

Speaking to a Senate judiciary committee probing the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nassar investigation, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles said: ‘I don’t want another young gymnast … to experience the horror that I endured.’ An ex-gymnast, McKayla M…

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Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearingFBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properlySimone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of …

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Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearingFBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properlySimone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of …

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Simone Biles and Aly Raisman testify before Senate on Nassar investigation – live updates

Olympic gold medalists give evidence to Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI failures around sexual abuse complaints against disgraced sports doctor 3.19pm BST Iowa senator Chuck Grassley a Republican, is framing this as an institution-wide failure by ent…

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Ceaseless noise of judgment has dehumanised young sport stars | Jonathan Liew

The building blocks of our culture stop us seeing the famous as people. That is not the function we have assigned themNaomi Osaka gave a press conference on Friday night. She’s started doing them again, by the way; I mention this only because after opt…

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How to win at life: what sports psychologists can teach us all

The lessons top athletes are learning about stress and mental health can help us handle pressure in our own livesIt was going to be the Pandemic Olympics; the cheerless games that would inspire ambivalence at best. And then sport did its thing. Despite…

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How to win at life: what sports psychologists can teach us all

The lessons top athletes are learning about stress and mental health can help us handle pressure in our own livesIt was going to be the Pandemic Olympics; the cheerless games that would inspire ambivalence at best. And then sport did its thing. Despite…

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How to win at life: what sports psychologists can teach us all

The lessons top athletes are learning about stress and mental health can help us handle pressure in our own livesIt was going to be the Pandemic Olympics; the cheerless games that would inspire ambivalence at best. And then sport did its thing. Despite…

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How to win at life: what sports psychologists can teach us all

The lessons top athletes are learning about stress and mental health can help us handle pressure in our own livesIt was going to be the Pandemic Olympics; the cheerless games that would inspire ambivalence at best. And then sport did its thing. Despite…

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British Gymnastics ‘deeply sorry’ and ‘must do better’ to prevent abuse

Chairman says organisation let gymnastics community down‘Bullying, shouting, and weight shaming are not acceptable’British Gymnastics chairman Mike Darcey says the organisation “must do better” to ensure there is no further abuse in the sport and is “d…

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Highs, lows and burritos: the Guardian’s standout Tokyo moments

Elaine Thompson-Herah was a star, the new sports shone and the hosts were friendly, despite not being able to attendBest moment of the Games Continue reading…

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Highs, lows and burritos: the Guardian’s standout Tokyo moments

Elaine Thompson-Herah was a star, the new sports shone and the hosts were friendly, despite not being able to attendBest moment of the Games Continue reading…

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Highs, lows and burritos: the Guardian’s standout Tokyo moments

Elaine Thompson-Herah was a star, the new sports shone and the hosts were friendly, despite not being able to attendBest moment of the Games Continue reading…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: final day – in pictures

The best images from the final day of action in Tokyo, including cycling, volleyball and waterpolo Continue reading…

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Team GB makes it 20 golds in breathtaking, brilliant Games

Wins for Britain in the boxing and modern pentathlon helped put the finishing touches to its fourth-highest medal tallyTeam GB made it 20 golds in Tokyo on Saturday as boxer Galal Yafai and then Joe Choong in the modern pentathlon won their events. It …