The head of world gymnastics, who helped devise an open-ended scoring system, is pushing for a rule change to bring artistry back to the sport now increasingly laden with acrobatics to gain high points.
A gymnast and his coach who are attending a national camp for the upcoming Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman gymnast at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium here, police said Tuesday.
She rose from oblivion by giving India its first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19.
Relishing a fellow athletes success, India's ace gymnast Ashish Kumar is rather happy to share the limelight with Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Dipa Karmakar when they head for the Asian Games in Korea starting September 19.
After a rewarding Day 8, India will look to improve on the overall standing in the medal tally. Day 9 at the Games will see Indians in action in boxing, as many as six puglists featuring in their respectibve semi-final bouts.
A silver-medallist from the previous edition, Ashish Kumar would once again be India`s biggest hope for a podium finish in gymnastics when the artistic routines begin on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games here.
Hitting the right superlatives is a gargantuan task when the person in question is Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian Olympic champion who makes thousands of kids fall in love with gymnastics, millions for her looks, and even more for her personality.