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For India slot, gymnast Shraddha Talekar thanks her uncle and his homemade mat

September 21, 2021 7:43 am

For her first chance to compete amongst the best, she thanks her supportive “Mama” (uncle) -- and the special equipment he put together to pull her through the pandemic in remote Pedali.

Unitards to period-proof tights; brands embrace women's sportswear revolution

August 07, 2021 8:38 pm

Women have fought long and hard for the right to choose what they wear when they compete at the Olympics, and at the Tokyo Games more and more athletes and fans are speaking out and taking action.

Explained: How gymnastics evolved from 'exercising naked'

August 03, 2021 10:56 am

Throughout human history, in all corners of the globe, people have flipped and spun and twisted to explore the limits of the human body. Egyptian hieroglyphs depict backbends, according to Britannica, and stone engravings from ancient China illustrate acrobats.

Tokyo 2020: The 'gymternet': gymnastics' devoted, sometimes toxic fans

July 30, 2021 11:38 pm

The athletes nodded in familiarity with the online collective of diehard gymnastics fans cranking into gear for the Olympics.

Explained: How Tokyo Olympics turned the lens on 'sexualisation of sport'

August 03, 2021 1:34 pm

Athletes are taking a stand against it by wearing unitards instead of leotards, and in one case, tight shorts have replaced bikini bottoms.

Gymnastics team, tired of 'sexualization,' wears unitards

July 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Just days before the Games began, the Norwegian women’s beach handball team refused to play in bikini bottoms during European tournaments, opting instead for skin-tight shorts. For that, they received a fine for violating a wardrobe requirement

Tokyo 2020: Hurt to see Pranati Nayak's performance, says childhood coach

July 26, 2021 6:01 pm

Minara Begum fumed at her Tokyo-accompanying coach Laxman Manohar Sharma for not making her attempt a second vault -- Handspring Forward Salto 360-degree turn

'Some said I’m overweight for this exercise form': Zareen Khan on learning gymnastics

July 15, 2021 4:02 pm

"Some said I cannot learn it now as I’ve crossed a certain age limit," Zareen Khan wrote on Instagram

Simone Biles and who? Olympic picture cloudy at US Championships

June 03, 2021 9:06 am

For Biles, however, everything through the U.S. Olympic Trials later this month is a warm-up for what awaits in Tokyo. She can afford a slip here or there. The others trying to join her, not so much.

Vaulting from Midnapore to Tokyo: Pranati Nayak

July 15, 2021 10:49 am

As an 8-year-old, gymnast Pranati Nayak was rejected by a coach for being too thin. Now she is leaving nothing to chance ahead of her maiden Olympics, including training her palate for Japanese food.