Gymnastics

Olympic gymnastics champion Uchimura crowned Japan's top athlete of 2012

By Emily Goddard

Kōhei Uchimura 130513May 7 - Kōhei Uchimura, Japan's first gymnast to win individual all-around gold at an Olympics in 28 years when he secured the title at London 2012, has been crowned the Japanese Olympic Committee's (JOC) most outstanding athlete of the year.

Novák re-elected as Slovak Gymnastics Federation President

By Emily Goddard

Jan Novak 090513April 27 - Ján Novák has been re-elected for a sixth consecutive term as President of the Slovak Gymnastics Federation (SGF) taking a majority vote over his only challenger, double Olympic medallist Marianna Némethová-Krajčírová.

London 2012 champions inducted into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame to celebrate 50th anniversary

By Emily Goddard

Kayla Maroney Kyla Ross Alexandra Raisman Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn WieberApril 18 - Gabrielle Douglas, Kyla Ross, Alexandra Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber, the United States' gold medal winning gymnastics squad from London 2012, are among the champions to be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as the governing body celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Algerian Olympic Committee official named new African Gymnastics President

By Emily Goddard

Ali Zaater 170413April 17 - Ali Zaater has been elected as the new President of the African Gymnastics Union (UAG) succeeding fellow Algerian Mohamed Yamani, who after 20 years in office has stepped down.

European Gymnastics Union President welcomes deal with Kapital Bank

By Emily Goddard

UEG Yashar MammadovApril 17 - Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), has welcomed a new partnership between his organisation and Kapital Bank that will help support the sport's European governing body's communication and development projects.

FIG President Grandi awarded Japan's highest honour

By Emily Goddard

Prof Bruno Grandi and Ph D Ryosho TanigamaApril 11 - Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has been awarded the title of Dr Honoris Causa, Japan's highest honour, by the Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU) in Tokyo in recognition of his career of more than 50 years in international sport.

Doha set to host 2018 Artistic World Gymnastics Championships after launching bid

By Duncan Mackay

Qatar 2018 World Gymnastics ChampionshipsApril 1 - Qatar is set to be awarded another major event after launching a bid to host the 2018 Artistic World Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Academy in Doha.

Iovtchev calls time on record-breaking gymnastics career at 40

By Emily Goddard

Iordan Iovtchev 150313March 17 - Bulgarian gymnast Iordan Iovtchev has called time on his competitive career at the age of 40 as six-time Olympian, four time Olympic medallist and former double world champion on floor and rings, celebrated his retirement with a show in Sofia.

Double Olympic champion Magyar re-elected Hungarian Gymnastics President

By Emily Goddard

Zoltan Magyar 140313March 15 - Zoltán Magyar, the two-time Olympic pommel horse champion, will continue as the President of the Hungarian Gymnastics Federation for the next four years after he was unanimously re-elected in an open vote.
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