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Tainted former US coach banned for life 

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A FORMER Olympic gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing two athletes in the 1980s has been banned for life by USA Gymnastics and his place in the federation's Hall of Fame revoked. Don Peters, head coach...

China tops worlds medal tally 

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CHINA yesterday captured the women's balance beam and men's horizontal bar apparatus titles, bringing its gold medal haul to four to top the medal tally at the world championships in Tokyo, Japan. Sui Lu, 19,...

Chen still 'Lord of the Rings' 

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OLYMPIC champion Chen Yibing of China proved he really is "Lord of the Rings" with his fourth title on the still rings, after scoring an outstanding 15.800 points yesterday to claim China's second gold medal at the...

Wieber beats Komova to claim all-round gold 

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AMERICAN Jordyn Wieber won another gold medal by rallying to beat Russia's Viktoria Komova for the all-round title at the world championships in Tokyo yesterday. Wieber, who led the Americans to the team title...

China claims fifth straight world crown 

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CHINA'S dominance of the world championships continued yesterday with a fifth straight gold medal to edge Japan and the United States. China finished with 275.161 points, more than two points ahead of Japan (273.093)...

American women win worlds gold 

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THE United States won the women's title at the world championships in Tokyo yesterday in a commanding performance ahead of next year's London Olympics. The Americans scored 179.411 points, finishing 4 points...

Hamm in the dock over charges of assault 

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OLYMPIC gymnastics champion Paul Hamm has been accused of hitting and kicking a taxi driver in suburban Columbus, damaging a cab window and refusing to pay a US$23 fare. The 28-year-old Hamm can be heard on an...

No Russian world boycott, insists Japan 

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JAPAN has no fears about a Russian boycott after the world gymnastics championships were kept in Tokyo despite concerns over the nuclear crisis raging north of the city. A senior Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA)...

World gymnastics champs to stay in Japan 

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TOKYO will hold the artistic gymnastics world championships in October as planned despite a lingering nuclear crisis overshadowing Japan's recovery from the ruinous March 11 earthquake and tsunami. "The decision...

Former gymnast sues in the US 

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A FORMER champion Chinese gymnast paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games has filed a US$1.8 billion lawsuit against the former AOL Time Warner Inc media and entertainment company and the United States...

Paralyzed gymnast to sue for US$100m 

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FORMER gymnast Sang Lan, who was left paralyzed after a fall at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York, said yesterday that she will travel to the city in June to sue event organizers and an insurance company. Sang's...

Mustafina, Uchimura emerge as favorites for London Games 

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WITH two years to spare, all-around champions Aliya Mustafina of Russia and Kohei Uchimura of Japan established themselves as the favorites for the 2012 London Games after winning their last medals at the world championships...

Chen gold compensates for He's loss 

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CHINESE Olympic champion He Kexin flew off the uneven bars on Saturday to allow Britain's Beth Tweddle to reclaim the gymnastics world title she won four years ago. With a complex routine, He had been widely...

Uchimura, Mustafina bag all-around golds in gymnastic 

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JAPAN'S Kohei Uchimura and Russia's Aliya Mustafina won the all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championships yesterday in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Uchimura claimed his second straight world all-around...

Chinese men's team triumphs at gymnastics worlds 

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OLYMPIC champions the Chinese men's team edged archrival Japan to top the Artistic Gymnastics Worlds for the fourth time in a row yesterday. China took the title with a total score of 274.977 points, 1.228 points...

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