At the annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony on Tuesday night at Monaco, the four-time Rio Olympic champion Simone Biles did it once again! She has been awarded as the World Sportswoman of the Year, alongside fellow American, four-time World Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt.
Dance is one of the biggest elements of rhythmic gymnastics, as well as ballet. These two disciplines have been compared against each other by a lot of people and for a lot of times. Those comparisons are warranted, as they have multiple similarities. One of those is that RG and ballet are versatile kinds of sports. Although changes to each of their elements could only be done on performances and not on competitions, this didn’t stop a lot of artists from transforming both sports.
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalists Oleg Verniaiev from Ukraine and Ryohei Kato from Japan looms over all other participants at the American Cup, the first competition of the 2017 International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) All-around World Cup Series.
Morinari Watanabe, who took office as president of the International Gymnastics Federation—simply known as FIG—on New Year’s Day, proudly announced on their official website on Tuesday that the word “challenge” would be the slogan of the 2017 gymnastics family.
FIG, the governing body of all the international gymnastics disciplines, has supported the decision of the International Olympic Committee to refuse imposing a total ban on the Russian athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games, the FIG press service said on Monday.
The El Salvador Gymnastics Federation hosted its first International Gymnastics Federation Academy since 2008. The Academy that was hosted this time was a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics. It was held at the National Gymnastics Centre in the capital city of San Salvador on May 17-24, 2016.
By winning four gold medals and a total of seven event medals, the host country China soared to the top charts of the Trampoline World Cup that took place in Shanghai this past weekend.
21-year old Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae took the lead at the individual all-around event in the eight Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships, which took place in Uzbekistan this weekend. By claiming the individual all-around title at the recently held Asian Championships, she became the first-ever rhythmic gymnast to win three-consecutive titles at the said event.
South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae is about to face her most challenging rivals this season at the FIG World Cup competition, which will take place in Italy during the weekend, as she prepares for the upcoming Rio Summer Olympic Games.