British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.
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Sunday 25 July 2010
Spelbound, the 13-strong group of young gymnasts who captivated the nation with their electrifying dexterity to win 'Britain's Got Talent', have finally kicked dust over the line which supposedly separates sport from showbiz.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Gymnastics has come on in leaps and bounds since Russian elfin Olga Korbut stunned the world 38 years ago, demonstrating how thin the line is between sport and showbiz. Never more so than last Saturday when its theatrical potential was captured by a 13-strong group of acrobats from Spelthorne in Surrey who won ITV's Britain's Got Talent with a performance that was, well, spellbinding.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
In 1930, the 16-year-old George Nissen watched in awe as trapeze artists performed their daring stunts at a travelling circus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Seeing them dismount at the end of their routines, dropping from their swinging bars and bouncing into a safety net below set the keen gymnast and swimmer thinking about how the performers' act would be even more spectacular if they could continue bouncing and doing more tricks.
Monday 03 May 2010
Beth Tweddle claimed two gold medals in an hour at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham yesterday. She won uneven bars and floor gold medals in Milan 12 months ago and successfully defended both titles at the National Indoor Arena.
Monday 26 April 2010
Daniel Keatings gave further evidence of Britain's emergence into the top rank of gymnastic nations leading a home one-two at the European Championships in Birmingham yesterday.
Monday 26 April 2010
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Sunday 31 January 2010
There’s something symbolic of friendship in the interplay of two pairs of hands on one instrument, and never more than in Schubert’s four-hand music.
Thursday 21 January 2010
The employment figures released yesterday are not a huge surprise. We've had a massive bailout of the banks and huge amounts of money injected into the economy. But what is lost in all this are the personal tragedies of recession. The development of a whole generation is being stunted. They will enter work much later, if at all, and the longer they spend out of work the less they are developing personally.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Monday 19 October 2009
Beth Tweddle hailed her gold medal at the gymnastics world championships in London yesterday as the biggest achievement of her career.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
Daniel Keatings made history as he claimed Britain's first all-around medal at the Gymnastics World Championships with a stunning silver at London's O2 Arena last night.
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