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How Simone Biles changed gymnastics – on and off the mat

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US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles changed what fans of the sport thought was physically possible. Now she is at the forefront of a new conversation about athletes and mental health ...

Sunisa Lee steps up in Biles’s absence to win Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around

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Sunisa Lee produced a brilliant performance to secure gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around on Thursday in Tokyo. The 18-year-old won ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade in silver and the Russian gymnast Angelina Mel...

Daiki Hashimoto is hosts’ gymnastics hero as GB’s Joe Fraser falls short

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One of the great hopes of a home Olympics for Japan was the opportunity for the greatest male gymnast of all time, Kohei Uchimura, to receive a victorious sendoff into the night on home soil. That dream died cruelly i...

Simone Biles pulls out of Olympics all-around gymnastics final to focus on mental health

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Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women’s all-around gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday after a further medical evaluation determined that she is not yet ready to compete. The news followed her drama...

Becky Downie left out of British gymnastics squad for Tokyo Olympics

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Becky Downie, who spoke out last year about “an environment of fear and mental abuse” at British Gymnastics, has been controversially left out of the Team GB squad for next month’s Tokyo Olympics. The 29-year-old, who...

Max Whitlock to lead young GB men’s gymnastics team at Tokyo Olympics

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Max Whitlock will lead the Great Britain men’s gymnastics team in Tokyo as he aims to become the fourth man in history to successfully defend an Olympic pommel horse title. The 28-year-old veteran is joined in the fou...

Color me confused: Lil Yachty’s nail paints are doing a lot of mental gymnastics

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After months of hype, Lil Yachty is finally about to release his much-anticipated line of nail polishes – sorry, nail paints. Nail polishes are for girls, but nail paints? That’s for boys. Anyway, as I was saying, the...

Interim report reveals 400 submissions over UK gymnastics abuse

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A major review into abuse in British gymnastics has received submissions from nearly 400 people, with 39 cases considered so serious they have been passed to local authorities because of child safeguarding reasons or ...