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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.
Daiki Hashimoto takes part in a training session in Tokyo on June 21.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 27, 2024
Japan men's gymnastics team sets sights on China for team gold
Three years ago, the Russians beat Japan by 0.103 points — a sliver of a number that etched itself into the minds of Japan's gymnasts.
Japan's men's and women's gymnastics teams pose for photos during a news conference to announce the team's uniforms for the 2024 Games.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 24, 2024
Leotard vs. unitard debate in gymnastics still raging ahead of Paris Olympics
The German gymnastics team took a stand against sexualization in the sport in 2021, but heading into Paris, the leotard is still very much in vogue in Japan and abroad.
Daiki Hashimoto trains in Tokyo on Friday.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 22, 2024
Olympic gymnastics champ Hashimoto confident of full recovery
Hashimoto damaged a ligament in the middle finger of his right hand while practicing for his final competition before the Games.
Indonesian gymnast Rifda Irfanaluthfi practices at the gymnastics training center in Jakarta on May 16.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 8, 2024
Indonesia's first Olympic gymnast encourages others to 'dream higher'
Rifda Irfanaluthfi's feat is even more impressive considering Indonesia does not yet have a national training center for gymnastics
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.
Retired gymnast Mary Lou Retton (right) and her former coach Bela Karolyi attend the AT&T American Cup in New York on March 3, 2012.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Oct 11, 2023
Gymnastics icon Mary Lou Retton 'fighting for her life' in hospital
The Fairmont, West Virginia, native is known for her gold-medal triumph at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
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
Daiki Hashimoto celebrates after winning gold in the men's all-around final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Oct 6, 2023
Daiki Hashimoto wins second straight men's all-around title at worlds
Daiki Hashimoto won his second straight men's all-around gold at the gymnastics world championships on Thursday.
Japan's gymnasts celebrate after winning the men's team final during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, on Tuesday.
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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.
(From left) Misaki Masui, Mana Okamura, Kohane Ushioku and Mikako Serita celebrate after winning silver in the artistic gymnastics women's team event at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.
MORE SPORTS / Gymnastics
Sep 26, 2023
Japan takes Asian Games silver behind dominant Chinese gymnasts
China topped the scoring on all four apparatuses to total 161.896, comfortably clear of silver medalist Japan with 157.229.
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.


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