The 15-year-old Shawn Johnson (USA), who competes on Senior level from the spring of 2007, grabbed the World title in Stuttgart, in the last rotation of a very close and spectacular Women’s All-around Final (61.875). Results of floor and Beam.
A valiant group of celebrities, Paralympians and Paralympic supporters today battled it out on the waters of Surrey Docks, London to mark exactly one-year-to-go to the Beijing Paralympic Games and to help launch the BPA’s new interactive fundraising initiative – the Road to Beijing. photo PA Photos
China dominated the first five Apparatus Finals with 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals, followed by Brazil and Russia with one Gold each. A number of favorites were overturned but all in all the first afternoon of the Individual Apparatus Finals saw many superlative performances.
This weekend (31st August – 2nd September) the GB team paddled excellently in the Junior & U23 European Flatwater Championships in Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro to win four medals! A great end to the sprinting season!
There was disappointment for Britain’s Helene Raynsford - the defending world champion – who finished fifth in the women’s arms only single scull. Raynsford had struggled earlier in the championships, suffering an asthma attack in the heats to finish fourth
The US Women’s Team (Alicia SACRAMONE, Shawn JOHNSON, Nastia LIUKIN, Shayla WORLEY and Samantha PESZEK) won their second World Team title, on Wednesday, 5 September at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Their score was 184.400 points.
The headquarters of British gymnastics at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, will surely turn into magnetic place to be between 18-21st September, when the greatest gym-star from Russia, Svetlana Khorkina, visits the Centre for two days of clinics and meetings with the British Gymnastics community.
British Gymnastics are pleased to announce the Women’s Squads who are selected to take part in the 40th World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Stuttgart, Germany, 1-9 September 2007. photo GB Gymnastics
This weekend saw slalom paddlers preparing for the Olympics in a test event held at the newly opened Beijing Olympic venue. There proved to be very exciting race as potential GB athletes competed against paddlers all over the world!
USA Cycling confirmed today revisions and finalized venues to the previously announced 2007-08 UCI BMX Continental Calendar. The UCI has awarded eight of the 10 North American-based events to the United States.
Anna Hemmings, five times world champion and Britain’s greatest ever female canoeist this weekend won the women’s K1 and K2 events at the 2007 National Marathon Canoe Championships, held at Wokingham Canoe Club on the River Thames. photo Mark Lloyd
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is punchy with excitement to announce a new partnership with cable channel MavTV to broadcast this weekend’s Heartland Havoc, the WFTDA’s inaugural Eastern Regional Roller
Dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday will join the Motors TV commentary team this weekend as the ‘High Speed Television’ channel brings viewers live action from round 4 of the Le Mans Series in Spa. photo John Waugh
After the somewhat disappointing weekend at Cadwell Park in July where Gail finished second on the Saturday but crashed out from third, damaging her V12 on the Sunday, she was back in her 4 litre car for round eight of the XJ-S championship at one of her favourite tracks, Oulton Park in Cheshire over the weekend.
Gyms For All UK Ltd is to have free gyms in every community, to help make Britain a fitter and healthier nation. In order to achieve this, we have created a unique, non-traditional environment where people from all walks of life can enjoy fitness for free. photo Olympic Athlete Tessa Sanderson CBE helps with the Launch
GBR Women’s Team (Rebecca Downie, Rebecca Wing, Hannah Clowes, Laura Jones, Aisling Williams and Marissa King) came out victorious (226.650 pts) in the Friendly International versus Czech Republic (225.050) and Switzerland (209.650), in Brno (CZE) over the last weekend (3/5 August).
August marks exactly one year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China, and with Taekwondo representing significant medal chances for Great Britain at next summer’s extravaganza,