Gymnastics

  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow Yesterday

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow 3 days ago

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • Japanese Olympic champ is Australia's CWG medal hope 5 days ago

    Melbourne: A Japanese is Australia's best medal hope in the gymnastics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! Sounds strange but it is. Naoya Tsukahara, 37, was given the Australian citizen in 2013 after an illustrious career in Japan, has emerged as injury-ravaged Australian men gymnastic team's best medal hope in...
  • Gymnastics may fetch India three medals at CWG: Ashish Kumar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar is hopeful that gymnastics can fetch India three medals in this edition of CWG in Glasgow starting Wednesday. Ashish, who bagged silver and a bronze in the men's floor exercises and vault in the 2010 CWG in Delhi, hopes to convert those...
  • India win seven medals in international gymnastics event in Perth April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian gymnasts returned with a rich haul of seven medals, including three golds, from the International Commonwealth Championships held at Perth, Australia from April 26 to 27. According to a Sports Authority of India (SAI) statement, apart from three gold medals Indian gymnasts also bagged three silver and one...
  • Clean sweep for Russia in rhythmic gymnastics August 12, 2012

    London: It's a clean sweep for Russia in rhythmic gymnastics, just as it's been at the last three Olympics. The Russians won their fourth straight Olympic gold medal in the group event on Sunday, easily beating Belarus. With Evgeniya Kanaeva winning the individual all-around on Saturday, Russia has now won...
  • London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle is not playable August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After posting four interactive Olympic doodles is a row, Google is again back to static. The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle posted by Google on Saturday is a non-interactive doodle, and does not let you play and score. The doodle has a gymnast with her ribbon that swirls to...
  • London 2012 Rhythmic gymnastics: Jones flops August 11, 2012

    21-year old Francesca Jones of Great Britain finished at a disappointing 24th place as she missed out on the final of the individual all-round event of Rhythmic gymnastics. Jones held the last spot, finishing with a total of 94.625 after 23.900 and 21.975 with the ribbon and clubs respectively. She was...
  • Google doodles London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After four back-to-back interactive avatars, the Google is going back to static for the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle on Saturday. Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the two female-only sports in the Olympics. The other is synchronised swimming - that Google celebrated in its 10th London 2012 doodle on...
  • Olympics: Linlin wins gold in women's beam August 7, 2012

    London: Deng Linlin won another gymnastics gold medal for China on Tuesday, beating her teammate, Sui Lu, in the beam. It was China's second gold of the day, following Feng Zhe's title on parallel bars. Aly Raisman, who missed a medal in the all-around because she was on the short end of...
  • Zonderland gets acrobatic high bar gold August 7, 2012

    London: Epke Zonderland's acrobatic high bar routine earned him an equally lofty prize: an Olympic gold medal. The gold was the first by a Dutch man in artistic gymnastics, and only the second for the country. The other? A gold by the women's team back in 1928. When Zonderland saw his mark...
  • Olympics: Mustafina wins gold in gymnastics August 6, 2012

    London: Aliya Mustafina gave Russia its first gold medal in gymnastics in London while Brazil and Australia — finally — each won their second golds overall on Monday at the Olympics. Just 18 months after seriously injuring her knee and putting her chances for London at risk, Mustafina won the title...
  • Brazil's Zanetti takes gold in gymnastics August 6, 2012

    London: Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti from Brazil on Monday created a sensation when he won the gold medal bettering China's reigning champion in the men's rings final competition at the London Olympics. Zanetti had never won a major title before he scored 15.900 to beat Chen Yibing, who scored 15.800. Italy's Matteo Morandi...
  • Olympics: USA's Douglas wins 2nd gold in London August 2, 2012

    London: Make it a pair of golds for Gabby Douglas, who added the all-around title to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago. Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize, taking the lead on the very first event on Thursday night and never...
  • Olympics: Uchimura adds gold with world titles August 2, 2012

    London: Bronze medal around his neck, Danell Leyva applauded as Kohei Uchimura took the top spot on the podium. Hey, no shame finishing behind a guy who might very well be the best gymnast of all time. Uchimura added Olympic gold to the world titles he's won the last three years, and...
  • US win Olympics gold in women's team gymnastics July 31, 2012

    London: The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. There was really no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the bag the minute they took the floor. The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some on Tuesday night, routing Russia...
  • London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings: 10 things to know July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Continuing its trend of posting a new sport-specific doodle everyday during the London Olympics 2012, Google has today replaced its usual Google logo on the homepage with the London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings doodle. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the London 2012...
  • London 2012 artistic gymnastics men's rings doodle July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Olympics Google doodle for London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings shows a mustachioed gymnast performing. The two Os of the Google logo are formed by the rings. The London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings doodle is the fifth Google doodle this Olympics. On Monday the doodle on...
  • London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics: China win gold July 31, 2012

    London: When there's gold to be had, don't ever doubt the Chinese. When it comes to silver and bronze, it can get tricky. It did at men's gymnastics on Monday. The Chinese won their second straight Olympic title and third in four games, making anyone who wrote them off after a dismal...
  • IOC suspends Uzbek gymnast for doping July 29, 2012

    London: A female gymnast from Uzbekistan was provisionally suspended from the London Olympics on Sunday after failing a drug test, the second doping case of the games. The International Olympic Committee said Luiza Galiulina — a lesser-known name with no medal hopes — tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide in...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 4 July 19, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Mark Spitz's record haul in the pool in 1972, Mary Peters' age-defying glory in the same edition and Nadia Comaneci's immaculate performances four years later in part...
  • The Tanankas set to rock London 2012 July 5, 2012

    The Tananka family from Japan is hoping of a good show in gymnastics at the upcoming Olympics. ...
  • Putin's mistress to launch Barbie-style doll of herself January 21, 2011

    London: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress is planning to release Barbie-style doll of herself in a bid to inspire young children to follow in her sporting footsteps, a media report said. Alina Kabayeva, the 27-year-old former Olympic gymnast, has already applied to trademark the new doll - 'The...
  • Indian gymnasts practise with faulty equipment January 18, 2010

    Erode: The Commonwealth Games are just a few months away and India's top sportspersons are getting ready for the mega event. But the gymnasts have been forced to train with old and faulty equipments. The gymnastics camp at the ongoing Senior National Championship in Tamil Nadu' s Erode shows the equipment...
  • British gymnasts to miss 2010 Commonwealth Games December 11, 2009

    London: The top British gymnasts will skip the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi but the UK media is not sure whether it was the fear of 'Delhi Belly' or the scheduling of the event that prompted such reaction from the sports administrators in London. The Daily Telegraph reported it was the...
  • US gymnast Raj Bhavsar hopes to inspire Indian athletes June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian-origin American gymnast Raj Bhavsar won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics. It has been a long and hard journey for the 28-year-old. He may not be an all American boy. But born and raised in Houston, he is living his American dream through the life he chose...
  • China gymnast age papers look 'ok' at first sight: Rogge August 24, 2008

    Beijing: Documents produced by China to prove that their gymnasts are 16 or older appear to be okay on first sight, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Sunday. Allegations have been rife that China broke the rules by fielding gymnasts who will not turn 16 this year, as required...
  • Russia rules rhythmic gymnastics, China second August 24, 2008

    Beijing: Russia wrapped up their third straight Olympic rhythmic gymnastics group all-around title on Sunday, with China finishing second for their first medal ever in the crowd-pleasing discipline. Russia, the reigning world champions, bounced back after a mistake-marred qualification round with a polished performance in two routines - one using five...
  • FIG wants more evidence from China on gymnasts' ages August 23, 2008

    Beijing: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) told China Saturday to provide more evidence to support its claims that five of its Olympic gymnasts are old enough to be competing. Allegations have been rife that China broke the rules by fielding gymnasts who will not turn 16 this year as required under...