Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ledecky and Titmus to renew rivalry in 200m as Games grapple with Biles' withdrawal
Titmus, nicknamed "Terminator", toppled 2016 champion Ledecky in a thrilling 400m freestyle race and she leads the timings heading into the morning 200m final, with the American third fastest.
Putting her mental struggles in front of the world saw Biles join a growing number of world-class athletes from across sport, such as Naomi Osaka and Michael Phelps, who have opened up about coping with stress and the mental grind and toll of their success.
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.
The American gymnastics superstar exited the final after a lacklustre opening vault and briefly left the competition floor, before returning to join her teammates.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Under-pressure Simone Biles eyes team gold, Naomi Osaka takes court with tropical storm brewing
All eyes will be on Biles at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre as the 24-year-old four-time Olympic champion seeks to erase the memory of an uncharacteristically error-strewn qualifying competition.
The Tokyo Olympics are the first Summer Games since Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, was sent to prison for 176 years for sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts, including some of the sport's greatest stars.
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: Naomi Osaka makes much-anticipated return, Simone Biles targets Olympic history
Australian Open champion Osaka has not played since May, when she walked out of Roland Garros saying that media commitments were harming her mental health.
When the flame is finally lit at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, a new era of athletes have a chance to make history in the absence of a host of established stars.
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.
The gymnast was named by her father as 18-year-old Kara Eaker who is in Japan as a reserve on the squad led by superstar Simone Biles.
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The Ukrainian gymnast tested positive for the banned substance meldonium in August 2020 and was banned after a ruling by the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, which hears disciplinary cases in the sport.
Dipa Karmakar, India’s best gymnast at the Olympics, who missed out on a bronze medal by a whisker in the Rio Games, took to Twitter to congratulate Deepak for the noteworthy achievement.
Simone Biles punched her ticket to the Tokyo Games on Sunday, easily winning the US women's all-around title at the US Olympic Gymnastics Trials in St Louis.
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.
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.
Pranati's long-time coach Minara Begum, who retired from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in 2019, was also extremely pleased to see her ward achieve the qualification.
The international event will be replaced by a local event with only Japanese gymnasts to test the venue for the upcoming Olympics. Travel restrictions were cited as a prime reason for the cancellation.
Agnes Keleti, a winner of 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics — including five golds — celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday in her native Budapest, punctuating a life of achievement, adventure, tragedy and perseverance which, she says, passed by in a flash