Gymnastics

Belarus claims gold at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to make up for London 2012 disappointment

By Gary Anderson

August 31 - Belarusian gymnasts wowed judges with their performance in KievBelarusia bagged the gold medal in the general competition event at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev.

Kudryavtseva continues stunning form to take rhythmic gymnastics all-round world title

By James Crook

Yana Kudryavtseva took her tally of medals to five at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev by winning the all-round titleAugust 30 - Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva was in sensational form once again at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev, taking the all-round world title with 73.866 points to continue her nation's dominance.

Kudryavtseva and Mamun take more gold for Russia at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva shared the top spot of the clubs podium after tying at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World ChampionshipsAugust 29 - Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun secured a further three golds for Russia at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev today as the pair tied in first place on clubs and Kudryavtseva added gold on ribbon.

Gold for Rizatdinova and Mamun on opening day of Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Ganna Rizatdinova has won the 2013 rhythmic gymnastics world title on hoopAugust 28 - Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine and Russia's Margarita Mamun got the 32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships underway today by winning the first gold medals of the showpiece event in Kiev.

FIG launches disciplinary proceedings against "irregularities" at artistic gymnastics judges' course

By Emily Goddard

FIG is investigating “irregularities” at one of its men’s artistic gymnastics international judges’ courses August 24 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has launched disciplinary proceedings after alleged "irregularities" at one of its men's artistic gymnastics international judges' courses earlier this year.

Japanese Olympic Committee launches inquiry into gymnastics abuse allegations

By Emily Goddard

The Japanese Olympic Committee is launching an inquiry into abuse allegations in gymnasticsAugust 22 - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has announced it is preparing to launch a probe into allegations that a female gymnast was physically abused by a coach.

Exclusive: FIG management is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics from list of Olympic sports, claims Technical Committee chief

By Emily Goddard

Natalia Kuzmina suggests FIG is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics as an Olympic sportAugust 22 - Natalia Kuzmina, President of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, has claimed there is an ulterior motive behind the recent spate of disciplinary action against officials in the discipline as the sport's world governing body "is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics from the list of Olympic sports".

Second senior official stripped of FIG membership in judges' course debacle

By Emily Goddard

Istvan KaracsonyAugust 7 - Istvan Karacsony, a former member of the men's artistic gymnastics technical panel, has become the second official to be stripped of his International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) membership after "irregularities" were found at judges' courses in Europe.

USA Gymnastics reveals first countries to benefit from Global Ambassador programme

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAMUSA Gymnastics has announced that Bermuda, Denmark, Panama and South Africa are the first countries to receive support through its development campaign, the Global Ambassador programme.
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