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The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Wednesday sees the launch of the Commonwealth Games, an 11 day athletic treat with enough gymnastics competition to soothe the most insatiable of acrobatic appetites. The 20th instalment of the Games takes place in Glasgow, with the competition returning to British soil for the first time since Manchester 2002. At The Zone we can barely contain our excitement! So we’re … Continue reading

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Special Gymnastics Memories: Kerri Strug’s Vault

With only two weeks to go before the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we are continuing with our theme of Favourite International Gymnastics Moment. Kerri Strug’s determination and “true grit” received many nominations from The Zone team. The prospect to perform a make-or-break second vault for the Olympic gold medal is surely one of the most terrifying scenarios imaginable… … Continue reading

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Special Gymnastics Memories: The Korbut Flip

In the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we at The Zone have picked a number of key moments that we think deserve to be highlighted as some of the most amazing gymnastics achievements in international competition over the last few decades. Share your favourite memories with us on our Facebook page In 1972, gymnastics was given a breath of … Continue reading

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Fighting for Perfection

The Winter Paralympics 2014 opens tomorrow marking the last event of three years full of sporting prowess. Whether they are experts on the snow, on the beam or on the court sportsmen and women from across the world have been training for years in the build up to the Olympics and Paralympics (2012/2014). Although they come from different countries, backgrounds … Continue reading

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From Sochi with a Triple Backside Rodeo

It is Day Seven of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Team GB has achieved its first medal on the snow since the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and is in line for more medal success in the Women’s Skeleton today. On February 9th British snowboarder Jenny Jones made history with her bronze medal win, breaking the Northern European monopoly on … Continue reading

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Beth Tweddle: Looking Back

Last week, here at The Zone, we were gutted to see Beth Tweddle retire from her reign as the queen of British gymnastics. Indeed the most decorated woman in British gymnastics history called it quits after over a decade of competing at the very top level and winning countless awards. Giving the announcement on the anniversary of her greatest achievement … Continue reading

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Bobby ‘Hollywood’ Hanton

Bobby Holland-Hanton. Not perhaps a name that The Zone’s usual readers might recognise at first glance. Indeed, nor is it a name that most internet surfers or regular news followers could generally differentiate. This is because a man like Bobby Holland-Hanton isn’t supposed to be recognisable. Not even when he’s driving motorcycles along the rooftops of Istanbul in the highest … Continue reading

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International German Gymnastics festival

With more than 80,000 participants the Internationales Deutches Turnfest 2013 should prove to be a spectacular event this month – and The Zone will be part of it. Featuring sporting enthusiasts from around the globe, gymnastics will be at the heart of this week-long festival in Mannheim, Germany. With competitions, group performances, entertainment and galas from 18th-25th May this is … Continue reading

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Unexpected cirque-umstances

2013 sees the UK return of the most phenomenal performing organisation in the world – Cirque du Soleil. The company’s success since its beginning in 1984 has been extraordinary, and any one of the company’s millions of followers will recount endless words in its praise; from mystifying to spectacular. With all of the flips, twists, jumps and leaps involved in … Continue reading

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European Gymnastics Championships Preview

For our GB gymnasts the last few weeks have been hectic to say the least, with British and World events being held across the globe in places like Liverpool, Doha and Tokyo. Impressive performances from the likes of Daniel Purvis, Gabby Jupp and Max Whitlock have furthered our already enormous pride in Britain’s star gymnasts. So with all of the … Continue reading

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