2017 TRAMPOLINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: RUSSIA AND CHINA SHINE ON DAY 1

Chinese and Russian gymnasts underlined their golden ambitions on the first day of the Trampoline World Championships in Sofia, the former leading the field of contenders in women’s Trampoline and Tumbling, the latter in the men’s competitions. TRAMPOLINE Ushakov ranks ahead of a trio of champions It was a difficult beginning for 2016 Olympic champion…

PROVEN WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR 2017 TRAMPOLINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SOFIA

Among the athletes competing at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia (BUL) November 9-12 figure 50 who have already earned at least one Olympic, Youth Olympic, The World Games or individual World medal. Find out who they are and see their medal records in Individual and Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-trampoline by…

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…

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…

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…

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…