New Zealand gymnasts can compete in shorts

Good decision.

Many young women are more comfortable training in shorts. Now they can be more comfortable while competing.

International guidelines state female athletes are to wear leotards that “must not delineate more than 2cm below the buttocks” or a full unitard that extends from hip to ankle.

GNZ allows gymnasts to wear “leg coverings” and is now allowing female athletes to wear “bike shorts” or “shorts”. …

Gymnastics New Zealand loosen leotard rules, female athletes can compete in shorts

#DontRushChallenge – International Gymnastics stars

On March 22, Toluwalase Asolo, a 20-year-old business management student at the University of Hull, tweeted a clip with the caption, “The boredom jumped out.”

To the song of “Don’t Rush” by U.K. rap duo Young T and Bugsey, she and her seven girlfriends changed looks seamlessly while passing around a makeup brush used as a metaphorical baton. …

Gymnastics stars pass on medals and clothing in this awesome version.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

Click PLAY or watch part 2 on Twitter.

Click PLAY or watch part 3 on Twitter.

Simone donates for COVID-19 relief

To be eligible to win some of that memorabilia, donate a minimum of $25 here.

Simone Biles donated a signed leotard. Michael Phelps offered an autographed swimsuit. Shaun White promised a snowboard with his signature.

The trio of Olympic champions are among the growing list of athletes from more than a dozen sports who are participating in “Athletes for Relief,” a fundraising campaign to benefit coronavirus outbreak response efforts. …

Anyone who makes a contribution of at least $25 will be eligible to win, and all of the funds raised will go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy … 

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)