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Golden again, Rosannagh MacLennan becomes first Trampoline gymnast to defend Olympic title
FIG - August 12, 2016
Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan became the first gymnast to successfully defend an Olympic title in Trampoline Friday, taking a second gold medal four years after her first triumph in London.

Women's All-around final: The coronation of the phenomenon that is Simone Biles
FIG - August 11, 2016
So great were the expectations that Simone Biles was unofficially awarded the Olympic All-around gold medal nearly a year ago.

Long live the 'King': Kohei Uchimura continues reign with second Olympic All-around gold
FIG - August 10, 2016
Kohei Uchimura became the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back Olympic All-around titles Wednesday, successfully defending his overall crown in the face of a direct challenge from Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev.

U.S. women romp to second consecutive Olympic team title
FIG - August 09, 2016
The American women captured their second consecutive Olympic team title in grand fashion Tuesday night at the Rio Olympic Arena.

Japan takes gold in Men's Olympic Team final as Uchimura wins sixth Olympic medal
FIG - August 08, 2016
After silvers at the past two Olympic Games, Kohei Uchimura led the Japanese to the team gold medal in Men’s Gymnastics Monday night in Rio.

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The best ever? Kohei Uchimura solidifies legacy with second Olympic all-around gold
Sports Illustrated - August 11, 2016
Japan's Kohei Uchimura hasn't lost an all-around at international competition since 2009, and his victory at the Rio Olympics confirms that he's one of the best ever.

Black finishes historic 5th in all-around final at Rio Olympic Games
Gymnastics Canada - August 11, 2016
Ellie Black of Halifax, NS finished her Rio 2016 Olympic Games on a high note, finishing 5th place overall in the all-around final, Canada's best-ever result in the event at the Olympic Games.

Biles, Raisman Win Gold and Silver in Rio All-Around
International Gymnast - August 11, 2016
American superstar Simone Biles completed her sweep of the quadrennium by adding the Olympic all-around gold medal (62.198) to her trio of world titles.

Simone Biles’s inevitable greatness is verified with a dazzling all-around gold
The Washington Post - August 11, 2016
Aimee Boorman, the first gymnastics coach to lay eyes on the transcendent Simone Biles, started crying before the last routine.

Aliya Mustafina: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Heavy - August 11, 2016
Though she hasn’t received a lot of attention in Rio so far, Aliya Mustafina is one of the most impressive gymnasts at the Olympics.

Kohei Uchimura: A legend in everyone's mind but his own
NBC - August 11, 2016
The two-time Olympic all-around champion rejects legendary comparisons after a performance that made his mom faint.

Armour: Simone Biles takes first step toward history in women's all-around
USA Today - August 11, 2016
She’s already got one gold medal. Now it’s a question of how many more she’ll have by the time gymnastics at the Rio Olympics wrap up.

Max Whitlock wins historic bronze in Olympic all-around final
British Gymnastics - August 11, 2016
Team GB’s Max Whitlock has won Olympic all-around bronze in Rio, GB’s first medal in this final in 108 years.

'King' Kohei still reigns in all-around
AFP - August 10, 2016
Kohei Uchimura survived a challenge to his gymnastics supremacy on Wednesday sealing a second straight all-around Olympic gold with a daring display of acrobatics.

Japan's Uchimura takes back-to-back all-around gymnastics gold at Olympics
Xinhua - August 10, 2016
Six-time all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura held off strong challenge from Ukraine's Oleg Vernyayev to take his second consecutive Olympic gold in gymnastics at the Rio Games.

Uchimura Tops Vernyayev in 'Amazing Show' in Olympic All-Around Final
International Gymnast - August 10, 2016
It's already being hailed as one of the greatest all-around competitions in the history of the Olympics.

Max Whitlock wins bronze in dramatic individual all-round gymnastics final
The Telegraph - August 10, 2016
Great Britain's Max Whitlock won the bronze medal in the men's all-around gymnastics final at the Olympic Park on Wednesday.

‘My son's leukaemia drove me on’: Extraordinary story behind age-defying Rio gymnast Oksana
Mail on Sunday - August 10, 2016
The traumatic story behind age-defying gymnast Oksana Chusovitina - a 41- year-old mother - makes her achievement even more remarkable in reaching Rio and competing in every Olympics since 1992.

Gymnastics - Fresh off gold, Tokyo 2020 beckons for Uchimura
Reuters - August 10, 2016
Most athletes would have nothing left to compete for after winning a combined 26 Olympic and world medals, but Kohei Uchimura has his eye set on the next Games.

Verniaiev tipped as heir to Uchimura's throne
Reuters - August 10, 2016
Ukranian Oleg Verniaiev nearly dethroned the man he calls "the king of gymnastics" on Wednesday.

Gymnast Uchimura holds his nerve to retain all-around title
IOC - August 10, 2016
Japan’s Kohei Uchimura produced a thrilling horizontal bar routine to extend his remarkable unbeaten streak in the individual all-around and become the first gymnast in 44 years to retain the Olympic title.

Gymnast Mao in tears as slip costs China
AFP - August 10, 2016
Mao Yi was inconsolable despite helping China back onto the Olympic women’s gymnastics team podium in Rio on Tuesday as the 2008 Beijing champions took bronze.

Column: Biles and the 'Final Five' have more show left
AP - August 09, 2016
There were smiles and hugs all around, even a celebratory chant.

'Final Five' win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi
AP - August 09, 2016
Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.

Ukraine’s Gymnastics Team Skips Part of Men’s Team Final
The Wall Street Journal - August 09, 2016
Entering only two gymnasts on most of the events left the country almost 60 points behind the 7th place team in the eight-team final

U.S.’s Final Five sends Karolyi off with final gold
USA Gymnastics - August 09, 2016
One last gymnast to go, one last routine, and then the U.S. Olympic team gold medal celebration wouldn’t just begin, it would explode.

Fifth place finish for GB women’s gymnastics team in Rio
British Gymnastics - August 09, 2016
Team GB women’s gymnastics team have finished 5th in the Olympic team final in Rio, our best women's team result since bronze in 1928.

Kieran Behan Had The World's Proudest Irish Mother After His Olympics Courage
Balls - August 09, 2016
Ever wonder what it is like to watch your son compete in the Olympics?

Fall in Love With Flavia Saraiva, Brazil's Breakout Star Gymnast
Elle - August 08, 2016
When the women's artistic gymnastics competition starts at the Olympics on Sunday, the crowd won't just be cheering for Simone Biles to tumble her way to multiple gold medals.

Heroes de Janeiro: Gymnasts that brought the Olympic Arena to its feet
NBC - August 08, 2016
Heroes de Janeiro: Gymnasts that brought the Olympic Arena to its feet

Gymnasts From North And South Korea Take A Friendly Selfie Together
Huffington Post - August 08, 2016
It may just be a selfie, but a friendly photo snapped between a South Korean and North Korean gymnast is being lauded as the definition of Olympic peace.

Inside International Sports

Brazil takes pride in spectacular Rio 2016 opening
IOC - August 05, 2016
The Games of the XXXI Olympiad were declared open in spectacular fashion on 5 August.

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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 142 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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