Category Archives: Gymnastics

FIVE NEW CHAMPIONS AS MONTREAL WORLDS DRAW TO A CLOSE

Before the curtain came down on the Montreal Worlds Sunday, the second day of apparatus finals saw four new World champions emerge for the first time: Pauline Schaefer (GER) on Balance Beam, Zou Jingyuan (CHN) on Parallel Bars, Mai Murakami (JPN) on Floor and Tin Srbic (CRO) on Horizontal Bar. Kenzo Shirai (JPN), the first-time […]

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2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5 WORLD CHAMPIONS GOLDEN AGAIN IN EVENT FINALS

None of the five reigning World champions relinquished their titles on the first day of apparatus finals in the Montreal Olympic Stadium: Whether it was for Men’s Floor, Women’s Vault, Pommel Horse, Uneven Bars or Still Rings, every gold went to a gymnast who stood atop the World podium in 2015. Kenzo the king on […]

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XIAO RUOTENG CROWNED 2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KING

China’s Xiao Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate Lin Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai. Xiao, 21, succeeds Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, who has reigned over the men’s All-around competition since 2009 but was forced to cede his throne after injuring himself in Monday’s qualifications. That […]

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TIGHT BATTLE TO SUCCEED SIMONE BILES AT 2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

By a mere thousandth of a point, Japan’s Mai Murakami leads the women’s field after qualifications, heading up a pack of contenders to succeed Simone Biles, the All-around queen at the past three World Championships, who is taking a break following triumph at the Rio Olympic Games. A parade of contenders In a preliminary round […]

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2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: A THRONE FOR THE TAKING

Kohei Uchimura‘s injury in qualifications Monday upended expectations at the World Championships in Montreal. A young generation of gymnasts will get the opportunity to storm the podiums in the individual All-around and apparatus finals, challenging the top qualifiers on each apparatus, almost all of whom are already Olympic or World champions. Who will succeed “King […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH NADIA COMANECI, WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS AMBASSADOR FOR THE 2017 WORLDS

It was 41 years ago in Montreal that Nadia Comaneci delivered one of the sport’s defining performances, earning the first perfect 10 in Olympic Gymnastics in the modern era of the sport. An icon in the sports world and still beloved throughout Quebec, Nadia was the obvious choice of the Local Organising Committee and International […]

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WORLD CHAMPIONS ENGLAND GRAB NO. 1 POSITION IN WOMEN’S CRICKET TEAM RANKINGS FOLLOWING ANNUAL UPDATE

Interest in the upcoming Ashes series was enhanced significantly after England dethroned Australia from the top position in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update. England are now level with Australia on 128 points but ahead on decimal points after the annual update, following which results […]

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INJURED, KOHEI UCHIMURA RELINQUISHES ALL-AROUND COMPETITION AT 2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two-time Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was forced to abandon his quest for a seventh consecutive World title during qualification Monday evening after injuring his left ankle. Uchimura, who began his competition on Rings, visibly hurt himself landing his vault, limping as he left the podium. He nonetheless performed on Parallel Bars […]

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5 QUESTIONS WITH KYLE SHEWFELT, MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS AMBASSADOR FOR THE 2017 WORLDS

It was in Athens in 2004 that Kyle Shewfelt turned in one of the greatest performances in Canadian sports history with his victory on Floor Exercise, becoming the first Canadian Olympic champion in Artistic Gymnastics. This exploit, his engaging personality and commitment to the sport both on and off the field of play led the […]

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2017 ARTISTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MONTREAL

Thirty-two years after the 1985 edition, the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are making their big return to Montreal. From Monday, October 2 to Sunday, October 8, more than 450 gymnasts representing 72 nations will compete for best-in-the-world status in the emblematic Montreal Olympic stadium. Here’s what you need to know about this significant competition. Individual […]

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‘Farfalle’ Soar To Gold On Final Day Of Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship

With a golden performance with the 5 Hoops, Italy’s celebrated Rhythmic Gymnastics Group snapped Russia’s winning streak as competition at the 2017 Worlds drew to a close Sunday in Italy. Flight of the Farfalle The affectionately named the “Farfalle azzurre” (“Blue Butterflies”) lit up the Adriatic Arena with a flawless Hoops performance to Tchaikovsky’s “Swan […]

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2017 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Dina Averina Is New Rhythmic World champion

Russia’s Dina Averina became the 2017 World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday, bringing her gold medal count to three on the final night of individual competition at the first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle. Dina’s biggest competition for the title? Identical twin sister Arina, who finished with silver. Twin peaks With their […]

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