Tag - gymnastics



Shoko Miyata had been set to lead the Japanese women's gymnastics team at the Paris Games.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jul 19, 2024
Japanese gymnast Shoko Miyata leaves Olympic team over drinking and smoking
The decision to have Miyata leave the team appeared to strike some observers as being overly harsh.
Simone Biles takes part in the women’s 2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 3, 2024
Biles continues Olympic build-up with latest U.S. gymnastics title
"I couldn't be more proud of how I'm doing this time in the year," the gymnast said.
Kazuma Kaya reacts after his routine on the parallel bars during the men's apparatus finals at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp on Oct. 8.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
May 21, 2024
Team Japan in Paris will be strongest, says gymnastics medalist Kaya
To date, Japan has a haul of seven Olympic gold medals in the team discipline, the most of any country.
Simone Biles runs through a portion of her beam routine during the second day of a two-day media event with the USA Gymnastics team ahead of the 2024 Olympics in Katy, Texas, on Monday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Feb 6, 2024
Teammates treasure superstar Biles' 'human qualities'
After a two-year hiatus, Simone Biles is poised to vault into Paris as potentially the biggest headline act of the 2024 Olympics.
Rules changes will limit the weighing of gymnasts in Britain.
Nov 30, 2023
Britain restricts weighing of gymnasts in wake of abuse
Gymnasts who are 11 and older in Britain may now be weighed only with their permission and with the permission of a parent if they are under 18.
Daiki Hashimoto performs on the horizontal bar final during the gymnastics world championships in Antwerp on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Oct 9, 2023
Daiki Hashimoto collects third gold medal at world championships
Daiki Hashimoto cruised to his first horizontal bar title at a gymnastics world championships on Sunday
Japan's gymnasts celebrate after winning the men's team final during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, on Tuesday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Oct 4, 2023
Daiki Hashimoto nails team gymnastics world title for Japan
Japan, which had dominated qualifying on Sunday, took the team title for the seventh time.
Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the U.S. Classic in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Aug 6, 2023
Simone Biles wins U.S. Classic in return to gymnastics competition
The meet was the last chance to qualify for the U.S. nationals on Aug. 24-27 at San Jose, California.
Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at Ariake Gymnastics Centre.
Aug 4, 2023
Simone Biles ready for long-awaited return to gymnastics
After confirming her return to competition last month, Biles said she is still undergoing therapy to help her handle the mental side of the sport.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2023
In Ukraine, a young gymnast's Olympic dreams hit by war
Anytime she goes to bomb shelter, she has to warm up all over again, leaving less time to actually improve.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2022
Jessica Gadirova caps Britain's best showing at worlds with gold
Jessica Gadirova claimed gold for Britain in the women's floor exercise to seal the nation's best-ever medal haul on the final day of the World Gymnastics Championship in Liverpool on Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2022
Hazuki Watanabe becomes youngest Japanese woman to win title at artistic gymnastics world championships
Watanabe joins an exclusive club in Japan as only the fourth woman to win a gymnastics world title.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2022
Wei Xiaoyuan retains bars title; Ireland claims first worlds gold
The 18-year-old gave China their first women's gold medal in Liverpool with a winning score of 14.966, defending the crown she won last year in Kitakyushu.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Japan earns men's silver at world championships and punches ticket for Olympics
Japan's men booked their ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics by winning silver in the team all-around final Wednesday at the gymnastics world championships in Liverpool.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2022
Japan's women miss early chance to clinch Paris gymnastics berth
Japan's hope of winning its first medal in 56 years in the event was lost when the team could not capitalize on the third place it held heading into the fourth and final apparatus.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2022
Daiki Hashimoto looks to land elusive team gold at worlds
The 21-year-old, the new face of Japanese gymnastics after the retirement of Kohei Uchimura, is eager for Japan to end the competition on top of the podium.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2022
Japan's Tanigawa brothers book tickets to gymnastic world championships
Wataru Tanigawa and his younger brother Kakeru were named to Japan's team on Sunday for this year's artistic gymnastics world championships in Liverpool, England.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2022
Takasaki agrees to host displaced Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts
Arrangements are being made to provide accommodation for the 25 members of the national team, including athletes and coaches.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2022
Larry Nassar abuse survivors seek $130 million over botched FBI investigation
The individuals say they suffered further abuse as a result of the FBI's failure to properly investigate Nassar after being made aware of some of the accusations against him.
Mar 7, 2022
Russian Ivan Kuliak faces disciplinary action after wearing symbol supporting invasion of Ukraine on uniform
Kuliak displayed the letter 'Z' on the front of his outfit as he stood on the podium next to Ukrainian rival Illia Kovtun


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals