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Hundreds of US gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Hundreds of US gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Hundreds of US gymnasts have come forward to say they were sexually abused by adults in the sport. A nine-month investigation by the Indianapolis Star finds 368 gymnasts allege abuse over 20 years, by at least 100 coaches, gym owners and others. The allegations come amid claims that the US body that governs gymnastics did […]

Lightning Bolt strikes again

Lightning Bolt strikes again

For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday, all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 meters final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track. The Jamaican superstar trailed arch-rival Justin Gatlin, roundly booed by the Rio crowd for […]

OLYMPICS – Biles miles ahead of the rest

OLYMPICS – Biles miles ahead of the rest

American gymnast Simone Biles produced a stunning performance to win the women’s all-around Olympic gold medal Thursday. Biles, 19, who has won 10 World Championship medals since 2013, scored 62.198 to win her second Olympic medal by a margin of more than two points. Compatriot Alexandra Raisman got silver with Russia’s Aliya Mustafina third. Great […]

Dick fails to make second round

Dick fails to make second round

Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Marisa Dick finished with a total of 50.832 after four apparatus in subdivision four of all-round gymnastics qualification at the Rio Olympics Sunday.   The total was not enough to get the athlete, who was Trinidad’s first representative in the event at the Olympic Games, into the next round.  The amount […]

OLYMPICS – Jamaican gymnast awaits results of qualifiers

OLYMPICS – Jamaican gymnast awaits results of qualifiers

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Williams now awaits her fate in the artistic gymnastics after racking up 50.966 points at the completion of her four rotations at the Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday. “I’m very excited. There were some mistakes here and there, but overall I am happy to represent Jamaica and I hope […]

Gymnast going for gold

Reiss Beckford was one of the unlucky ones. A gymnast since he was six years old, he grew up dreaming of the Olympics. Like his illustrious teammate and friend at the South Essex Gymnastics Club, Max Whitlock, he devoted his teenage years to the ambition of competing at London 2012: spending countless hours in the […]