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Simone Biles makes history with this first ‘Yurchenko with double top hat’ in competition
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Simone Biles makes history with this first ‘Yurchenko with double top hat’ in competition

Simone Biles he keeps writing his name in the history books. The legendary American gymnast returned to compete this weekend 19 months later and did it with a jump never executed before by a woman, a 'Yurchenko with double mortally pike', in the US Classic where, in addition, the gold medal was hung.A further recognition of his 5 triumphs at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 and the other 19 that he has been reaping in the World Cups held since 2014, since he was 17 years old. Now, he breaks the barriers of his own sport by performing a jump that no woman had done before, and less in official competition. Last February the training of the American came to light, preparing the great...
This was the jump of the gymnast Simone Biles, a movement never before done by a woman
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This was the jump of the gymnast Simone Biles, a movement never before done by a woman

This would be nothing strange if it weren't that this jump had never been done before in a women's gymnastics competition and it has only been carried out so far by men.The gymnast of 24 years he masterfully executed the jump and it was said that if he manages to do it again in the JTokyo Olympics on movement will receive its name, since it is now named after the Russian gymnast Natalia Yurchenko. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window,document,'script', 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '...
They denounce physical and sexual abuse in the Australian Gymnastics Federation
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They denounce physical and sexual abuse in the Australian Gymnastics Federation

The Australian Human Rights Commission revealed this Monday that the gymnasts of the oceanic country, mostly girls and young people, have suffered abuse, from verbal and emotional to physical and sexual, from the 1980s to recent years, which has motivated the Federation of this discipline to apologize without reservation. The hard workouts of the athletes, who start practicing this sport from an early age, were also marked by negative weight control practices and ridicule of their bodies, according to the independent report of the Commission, which was commissioned last year by the Australian Gymnastics Federation (Gymnastics Australia).The report, based on interviews with 57 peop...
The terrible ‘uneven bars’ report: two-thirds of former Dutch gymnasts suffered abuse in their sports careers
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The terrible ‘uneven bars’ report: two-thirds of former Dutch gymnasts suffered abuse in their sports careers

Two-thirds of the former Dutch gymnasts who have participated in a study, made public by the Royal Netherlands Gymnastics Federation, suffered some kind of abuse throughout their sports career.Among the behaviors mentioned there are put-downs, insults, negative reviews in front of other colleagues, intimidation, blackmail and, in some cases, physical violencenoted the 410-page report titled "uneven bars". "Conversations with former athletes make it clear that the awareness that they are victims of unacceptable treatment only happens when they have left the sport," the study says."Very young athletes spend many hours of intensive training with the coach," which results in a power r...
The best gymnast in history leaves Nike for "transcend beyond sports and be the voice of women and children"
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The best gymnast in history leaves Nike for "transcend beyond sports and be the voice of women and children"

The Olympic champion of artistic gymnastics Simone Biles ended your relationship with Nike and has signed a new contract with the sports brand focused on women athlete, an agreement with which both parties hope "empower the next generation of girls". The American acknowledged her enthusiasm for the deal. "I felt it wasn't just about my achievements, it's what I stood for and how they were going to help me use my voice and also be a voice for women and children."he said about the new partnership with the company. "I feel that they also support me, not only as an athlete, but as a woman outside the gym and with the change I want to create, which is very refreshing."he added.Although...