Sports  /  Published 20.09.21

Pranati balances emotions on floor of expectations

Ever since she returned from the Tokyo Olympics, gymnast Pranati Nayak has been battling contradictions within herself. On the one hand, there is pride in having represented her country at the Olympi...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 03.08.21

Simone Biles wins bronze on return

Biles, using a routine that ended with a double-pike dismount (no twisting required) posted a score of 14.000. That was good enough for second, after four competitors during the eight-woman ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 02.08.21

Simone Biles set for return to action

Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo. The 2016 Olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 01.08.21

Simone Biles withdraws from another event

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise. USA Gymnastics announced on Sunday that the six-time Games medallist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Ri...
By Our Bureau, AP

Sports  /  Published 30.07.21

Lee bags all-around gold in silver hunt

But the Brazilian finally cracked by stepping out on her first tumbling run and then did so a second time, scoring 13.666, with the mistakes likely costing her the gold. As the marks flashed on the sc...
By Reuters in Tokyo


Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

Daiki Hashimoto ensures Japan ‘hat-trick’

Daiki Hashimoto kept Japan’s grip on the Olympic men’s gymnastics all-around crown in breathtaking style on Wednesday, leaving the few watching inside the Ariake arena roaring and a bitter...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Biles withdraws from all-around competition

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday's all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a stat...
By Our Bureau, AP

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Tokyo: Simone Biles withdraws

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals with what USA Gymnastics described as a medical issue. The 24-year-old, considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, h...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 26.07.21

Tired of sexualisation, gymnasts wear unitards

The team's outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. But the German gymnastics ...

Sports  /  Published 25.07.21

Pranati Nayak fails to qualify

India's lone gymnast at Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak, failed to qualify for the All Round finals of Artistic Gymnastics competition in Tokyo on Sunday. The 26-year-old from West Bengal recorded a...
By Our Bureau


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