Former child prodigy Anastasiia Iliankova was overwhelmed with emotion after the late entrant to the Russian Olympic Games team won silver on the uneven bars in Tokyo, completing a remarkable comeback from injury and exclusion.
Super-supple sensation Angelina Melnikova has secured a hat-trick of medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, winning a bronze in the floor exercise gymnastics competition under the Russian Olympic Committee banner.
A politician has called on Israel to allow civil marriage as a "basic right" after the mother of Artem Dolgopyat, the nation's new Olympic champion, claimed the Ukraine-born star cannot marry his girlfriend under religious rules.
Russian artistic gymnast Denis Ablyazin made it a hat-trick of silver medals in his Olympic vault career and admitted he was unsure why he lost to South Korea on a tie-break – but acknowledged that arguing "won't change anything".
Self-proclaimed gymnastics great Simone Biles will return to Olympic competition by going for gold in Tokyo on Tuesday evening, after a troubled week in which she pulled out of two events at the Games citing mental health issues.
US gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from the uneven bars and vault finals at the Tokyo Games just hours after complaining that she was suffering from so-called 'twisties', which she says has left her "mind and body out of sync".
Simone Biles' participation in the upcoming apparatus finals in Tokyo is in doubt after she admitted she is suffering from the 'twisties', a term given to gymnasts suffering from a 'mental block' ahead of competition.
Suni Lee of the US has claimed gold in the women's individual all-round gymnastics competition, succeeding compatriot Simone Biles after the 24-year-old declined to defend her title while citing mental health concerns.
US gymnastics icon Simone Biles has thanked fans for their “love and support” after she withdrew from two events at the Tokyo Games, watching on as America settled for second behind the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday.