Gymnastics

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

Rhythmic Gymnastics

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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,...

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.

Australian gymnastics team: in training

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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.

'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...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 5

Magnussen

Daniel Sankey It's agony for James Magnussen tonight — he's missed gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 8

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Track & Field at The Olympic Stadium London , Australia's Mitchell Watt in the long jump qualifying
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 3rd  of August 2012

Daniel Sankey It's Day 8 at the London Olympics, when we say good-bye to the swimming so we can Bolt to the athletics.

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Six to watch: Monday 6 August

Patrick Mills

Scott Spits Spectators will want to catch the women's pole vault final and men's 400m final in athletics.

Boyd survives a few scares to reach pole vault final

alana boyd

Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon IT took a fight and a few scares but Alana Boyd finally lifted herself where she needed to be when she made it through to the final of the women's pole vault this morning.

'Sometimes things don't go as planned': Maroney's slip on vault sees Izbasa claim gold

Maroney

Romania's Sandra Izbasa exploited an error by American favourite McKayla Maroney to claim the Olympic gold medal in the women's vault final.

Reaching for the stars since year dot

John Huxley dinkus

A famous sportswriter once suggested the Olympic Games were a metaphor for human existence.

Shock gold marks gymnast out as face of Rio 2016

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti.

Phil Lutton Like stories about venues not being ready on time and dissertations on what athletes wear to the Opening Ceremony, having a bona fide "Face of The Games" is obligatory for Olympic hosts in the modern...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 10

Steve Solomon

Daniel Sankey Australia has been waiting nine days for its second gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics — finally, that wait could be over today with Tom Slingsby sailing for gold in the Laser class.

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No 400m medal but future is bright for Solomon

Australia's Steven Solomon

Michael Gleeson It probably wasn’t the race he dreamed he would run as he nodded off to sleep last night but Steve Solomon will always be the kid who made it into the men’s 400m Olympic final after a 24-year drought.

Six to watch: Wednesday 8 August

Scott Spits Steve Hooker sees Olympic action, the Boomers take on the mighty USA in the quarter-finals and the BMX program gets undeway in London.

BMX stars can propel Olympic movement further

Sam Willoughby

Without identifying either by name, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates described BMX wonder twins Sam Willoughby and Caroline Buchanan as the breed of athletes the Olympic movement is...

Stambolova's Games campaign stumbles over at first hurdle - literally

Vania Stambolova falls in teh womens' 400m hurdles event.

Megan Levy It's a most unfortunate name for a hurdler.

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Riding on Deek's experience

Caroline Buchanan.

Chris Dutton It’s the odd-couple relationship which started from one of Canberra’s most devastating disasters and now Robert de Castella is ready to help Caroline Buchanan take Olympic Games gold.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 11

Anna Meares

Daniel Sankey Day 11 at the London Olympics is the day our golden girls, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, take centre stage.

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