Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

2012 London Olympic Games
Daria Dmitrieva Russia competing in the women's Gymnastics Rhythmic individual all round qualification at Wembley Arena  London,
Friday 10th August 2012
Photo by Brendan Esposito
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Day 14 saw the qualifying round for the Rhythmic Gymnastics a the Wembley Arena, Competitors perform combination of gymnastics and dance where individuals using hand apparatus – a hoop, a ball,...

Australian gymnastics team: in training

London Olympics 2012
Australian gymnastics team train at North Greenwich Arena , Lauren Mitchell on the beam
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 26th of July 2012

The Australian gymnastics team Georgia Bonora, Ashleigh Brennan, Emily Little, Larissa Miller and Lauren Mitchell train at the North Greenwich Arena before the start of competition on Sunday.

Shaky start in Gymnastics heats

Lauren Mitchell competing on the beam exercise for the Australian Gymnastics Team, Saturday 29th of July. Photo by Brendan Esposito

Aussies Georgia Bonora, Ashleigh Brennan and former world champion Lauren Mitchell all wobbled on the beam during the Women's Artistic Gymnastics on Saturday the 29th of July.

Women's team final of the artistic gymnastics

US gymnast Jordyn Wieber performs on the uneven bars

Team USA outperformed the rest to win gold in the women's team artistic gymnastics finals. Russia took home silver and Romania won bronze.

Artistic Gymnastics finals - day 10

Brazil's Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti on the Men's Rings. Photo by Steve Christo

Britain won its first Olympics women's gymnastics medal, with Beth Tweddle claiming bronze on the uneven bars. Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafinam took out the gold. Photos by Steve Christo

'I see gymnastics as the nursery of Australian sport'

Catherine Clark

Samantha Lane When John Coates said at the Australian Olympic Committee's recent annual general meeting that the face of sports hierarchy nationally was due for an update, Catherine Clark was the kind of look he...

Hooker's demons don't lie among his opponents

Steve Hooker

Ray Wilson STEVE HOOKER'S reunion with his pole vault buddies may well provide the springboard for the reigning world champion to give a yelp in today's finals. It's what friends are for.

Baby of Australian Olympic team takes diving silver

Brittany Broben

Robert Dillon Australia's youngest Olympian in London, 16-year-old diver Brittany Broben, is not sure when she has to resume her Year 11 studies at Marymount College on the Gold Coast.

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Buchanan left gutted after nightmare BMX final

Australia's Caroline Buchanan.

Chris Dutton Bushfires, injuries and family pain - Caroline Buchanan has taken plenty of hits over the years but nothing compared to the devastation she felt as her dream of Olympic gold disappeared in 38 seconds.

From fleeing to running: a refugee's marathon effort

Guor Marial at a news conference in London.

Greg Baum Refugee Guor Marial ran and ran, until he didn't want to run any more. Then he ran again.

Best seat in the house for miserable Hooker

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds Steve Hooker sat on the ground beside the pole vault runway, not 10 metres from where his friends, and fellow daredevils, were lifting off.

Bouncing up from the bottom is part of the learning curve

Janine Murray

Peter Hanlon JANINE MURRAY went to bed on Thursday night lying 24th of 24 at the halfway point of the rhythmic gymnastics qualification rounds.

Ouch! rhythmic gymnasts put on a show

Rhythmic

There was plenty of colour and contortion in the rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Tough sequins of events: Aussies leave everyone Thunderstruck - apart from the judges

Synchro

Phil Lutton As it transpires, Francesca Berti, Zhanna Demchenko and the rest of the panel of international synchronised swimming judges aren't big on Aussie pub rock.

Added Spice: Closing ceremony to be a musical tribute

Victoria Beckham.

Owen Gibson and Patrick Kingsley The Spice Girls, Muse and George Michael are all tipped to perform at the Olympic closing ceremony.

The AC/DC effect: crowd thunderstruck but judges left cold

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Phil Lutton AS IT transpires, Francesca Berti, Zhanna Demchenko and the rest of the panel of international synchronised swimming judges aren't big on Aussie pub rock.

Bushfires, broken necks: nothing compares to pain of missing gold, says BMX star

Australia's Caroline Buchanan

Chris Dutton Bushfires, injuries and family pain - Caroline Buchanan has taken plenty of hits over the years, but nothing compared to the devastation she felt as her dream of Olympic gold disappeared in 38...

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 14

Sailing

Daniel Sankey Can Steve Hooker overcome months of injury and poor form to defend his Olympic pole vault gold medal? We'll find out in a few hours. Join us for live coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Claims 'brand police' are going too far to protect Olympic advertisers

Screenshot from a Nike ad.

Clare Kermond Attempts to stamp out ambush marketing of the London Olympics may have backfired, provoking public claims of heavy-handedness.

Memoirs of a top Chinese gymnast

Fan Ye.

All but a handful of China's 396 Olympians competing in London have qualified for the Games under the patronage of the country's monolithic Soviet-style sports system.