On This Day in 2013 – British great Beth Tweddle announces gymnastics retirement

Beth Tweddle announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics on this day in 2013.Tweddle revealed her decision a year to the day after winning Olympic bronze in the uneven bars and nine years after making her Games debut as a 19-year-old at Athens 2004.She is regarded as one of Britain’s most successful gymnasts, with three world gold medals and six European titles to her name.Speculation over Tweddle’s retirement came when she dismissed the possibility of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and she finally announced her decision one year before the 2014 Commonwealth Games which took place in Glasgow.The then...
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The Thrilling New Gymnastics Powerhouse Transforming the World Competition

At the women’s team gymnastics competition of this year’s Pan American Championships, held in Rio de Janeiro in mid-July, the home squad showed out, beating the once-unbeatable United States by almost 2 points. It was the first time Brazil accomplished this feat since 1997, and it shocked the gymnastics world.
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Jake Jarman sweeps the board but cramp counts out Cyrille Tchatchet

Jake Jarman reigned supreme in the men’s gymnastics competition in the Commonwealth Games as he finished with four gold medals, but Cyrille Tchatchet’s weightlifting fairytale reached a painful end. Here, the PA news agency reflects on Tuesday’s early action and looks forward to the highlights on day six:...

Jordan Chiles Is Exactly Where She Thought She’d Be

Welcome to Refinery29's Why I Do It, a series where we ask inspirational, successful people 29 questions about what fuels them on and off the clock. Because, let's face it: life is about so much more than chasing inbox zero. It's kinda fitting that Jordan Chiles was named after Michael...

Utah’s Olympic gymnasts will reunite this weekend

Just over a year ago, Grace McCallum became an Olympic silver medalist, and in a few short days, it will have been a year since MyKayla Skinner became a silver medalist herself. University of Utah gymnasts of the past and present, McCallum and Skinner will be reunited Saturday at the...

Sports World Reacts To Depressing Simone Biles Tweet

Over the past few weeks, a new meme format showing literary characters has been making the rounds on social media. On Thursday afternoon, United States star gymnast Simone Biles got in on the action - in a unique way. Instead of praising herself for something good, she focused on her struggles at the last Olympics.

Look: LSU Star Gymnast Olivia Dunne Celebrates Social Media Milestone

Olivia Dunne, one of the most-popular collegiate athletes in the country, has been enjoying her summer from the looks of thing on social media. The LSU Tigers gymnast has taken full advantage of the new Name, Image and Likeness rules over the past year. She's landed significant endorsement deals, including a commercial with the clothing brand, Vuori.

Shawn Johnson East Takes Daughter Drew, 2, to Meet Her Olympic Gymnastics Coach: 'Beyond Special'

Shawn Johnson East is enjoying a true full-circle moment. On Monday, the retired Olympic gymnast shared a YouTube video detailing a very sentimental trip she took with her family. Johnson East traveled to Des Moines, Iowa with husband Andrew East and their two kids, Jett James, 11 months, and Drew Hazel, 2, where she took her kids to meet her lifelong gymnastics coach, Liang Chow, at his gym.