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Japanese gymnast Hitomi Hatakeda suffers serious spinal injury in training
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Japanese gymnast Hitomi Hatakeda suffers serious spinal injury in training

Hatakeda, who appeared at the Tokyo Olympics, was taken to hospital and diagnosed with damage to her central spinal cord and bruising of the cervical vertebrae.

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan slams 'slippery' pommel horse after virus case at world championships
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Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan slams 'slippery' pommel horse after virus case at world championships

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan criticised world championship organisers for making the pommel horse "nice and slippery" by disinfecting it mid-competition following a coronavirus case on Wednesday.

'I should have quit way before Tokyo', Simone Biles says her mental health issues had begun before Olympics
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'I should have quit way before Tokyo', Simone Biles says her mental health issues had begun before Olympics

Biles was expected to dominate at the Tokyo Games but instead caused a sensation by pulling out of the opening event of the women's gymnastics competition after being plagued by an attack of the "twisties".

Simone Biles says mental health concerns had begun before Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Simone Biles says mental health concerns had begun before Tokyo Olympics 2020

The US gymnastics superstar caused a sensation at the Olympics last month after pulling out of the team final competition before later withdrawing from the individual all-around competition.

USA's star gymnast Simone Biles says mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour
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USA's star gymnast Simone Biles says mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

The 35-city exhibition, which kicks off in Tucson, Arizona, on 21 September, will incorporate gymnastics and dance elements but also feature a segment led by former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi on the importance of taking care of yourself mentally.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles wins bronze in beam final on return after mental health battle
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles wins bronze in beam final on return after mental health battle

It was Biles' seventh Olympic medal, equalling Shannon Miller's record for an American gymnast.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles trains on beam ahead of return
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles trains on beam ahead of return

Biles has not performed in public since sensationally dropping out of the women's team final last week.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles set for dramatic return as transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes history
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles set for dramatic return as transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes history

After pulling out of her first events with the "twisties", a disorientating mental block, Biles was included on the list of eight finalists for Tuesday's beam competition, her last chance to win gold in Tokyo 2020

Explained: How gymnastics evolved from 'exercising naked' to a highly calibrated event
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Explained: How gymnastics evolved from 'exercising naked' to a highly calibrated event

Gymnastics, now among the Olympics’ most beloved events, was born millennia ago, as young men trained for war in the buff.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Artem Dolgopyat wins Israel's second-ever gold at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Artem Dolgopyat wins Israel's second-ever gold at Games

Gal Fridman won Israel's first gold in men’s sailboard at the 2004 Athens Games

Tokyo Olympics 2020: China trampoline star Dong Dong scripts history, wins four medals at four Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: China trampoline star Dong Dong scripts history, wins four medals at four Games

The 32-year-old, who won gold at London 2012, posted a score of 61.235 in the men's final to take silver behind Belarus's Ivan Litvinovich, who scored 61.715. New Zealand's Dylan Schmidt won bronze.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles pulls out from vault, uneven bars event finals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles pulls out from vault, uneven bars event finals

Biles said on Friday she was struggling with the "twisties", the mental block that has sidelined her in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles' sponsors show support after gymnast's withdrawal from events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles' sponsors show support after gymnast's withdrawal from events

It's the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues. Tennis star Naomi Osaka found widespread support when she withdrew from the French Open earlier this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: American gymnast Simone Biles withdraws from all-around competition
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: American gymnast Simone Biles withdraws from all-around competition

USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn't mentally ready.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles earns plaudits for stance on mental well-being after withdrawal from gymnastics team final
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles earns plaudits for stance on mental well-being after withdrawal from gymnastics team final

Biles has become an outspoken advocate for athlete’s rights and the importance of proper mental health, and the stand she took could resonate far beyond the colour of any medal she may win in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Eight-time Olympian gymnast Oksana Chusovitina bids goodbye after missing out on final
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Eight-time Olympian gymnast Oksana Chusovitina bids goodbye after missing out on final

The 46-year-old was targeting a place in the vault final, and was unable to hide her disappointment when she realised her score was not high enough to keep her in contention.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles gets own 'G.O.A.T' Twitter emoji
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles gets own 'G.O.A.T' Twitter emoji

The reigning all-around champion — long-regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time — has become the first athlete to be awarded their own emoji on Twitter.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World and Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles soars to lead at US Trials
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World and Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles soars to lead at US Trials

The trio of Biles, Lee and Chiles came in 1-2-3 at nationals. They're in the same positions heading into the finals after Lee put up a 57.666, followed by Chiles at 57.132.

Simone Biles returns to competition with historic vault at US Classic
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Simone Biles returns to competition with historic vault at US Classic

The vault, featuring a roundoff onto the springboard and back handspring into a piked double backflip, had never before been done in women's competition.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles gearing up for one more Games ride
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles gearing up for one more Games ride

This summer, 24-year-old Simone Biles has every intention on becoming the first woman to repeat as Olympic champion in more than a half-century.