Gymnastics

Spain and Russia bounce back as Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships come to an end

By Daniel Etchells

Spain bounced back from a below-par performance in the all-around event ©Getty ImagesSpain and Russia successfully defended their group competition world titles in the five clubs and the three balls and two ribbons respectively, as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships drew to a close in Izmir.

Bulgaria pull off shock victory in group all-around final at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Bulgaria won its first world all-around gold medal in group competition ©Getty ImagesBulgaria's women upset the odds to win the all-around final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in İzmir, and in doing so claimed the nation's first world all-around gold medal in group competition.

Kudryavtseva makes history again at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Yana Kudryavtseva is making history in gymnastics and is still only a teenager ©Getty ImagesRussia's Yana Kudryavtseva has become the youngest gymnast in history to win two world all-around titles at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, following up last year's achievement of becoming the youngest to win a first title.

Russia dominate at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships with three golds

By Zjan Shirinian

On a day of Russian domination, Yana Kudryavtseva successfully defended her clubs crown ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesRussia have won three gold medals on a day of crushing dominance at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.

Russian pair Mamun and Kudryavtseva tighten grip on Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Margarita Mamun dazzled in Izmir to top ribbon qualification at the halfway stage ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussian pair Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva have maintained their grip on the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships by sitting first and second in ribbon qualification in Izmir.

Kudryavtseva and Mamun share gold in ball final at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Yana Kudryavtseva tied with team mate Margarita Mamun in the ball final ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussian teenagers Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun have shared the gold medal after scoring the exact same score in the ball final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.

Defending champion Kudryavtseva gets title defence off to perfect start at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Yana Kudryavtseva's elegant ball routine has seen her take the lead in the standings ©AFP/Getty ImagesReigning world champion Yana Kudryavtseva has got her multiple title defence off to a fine start by topping the early qualification standings after a magical ball routine on the opening day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir. 

We've had a difficult two years, admits FIG vice-president on eve of World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at next week’s World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ©FIG/FacebookSlava Corn, first vice-president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at this week's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships "to show the world that we have a beautiful sport".

Olympic medallists Douglas and Horton lead US National Gymnastics Day celebrations

Emily Goddard

Gabby Douglas and Jonathan Horton will lead the United States' National Gymnastics Day celebrations ©USA Gymnastics/FacebookLondon 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and Beijing 2008 horizontal bar silver medallist Jonathan Horton have been named to lead the United States' National Gymnastics Day celebrations for the second year running.
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