Gymnasts laid complaints about alleged abuse

Multiple gymnasts and coaches individually laid complaints with Gymnastics New Zealand (GNZ) about the actions of a coach brought in from the USA for an international training camp, RNZ understands.

Complaints ranged from verbal abuse - which resulted in the elite athletes hiding from the coach to avoid continuing training - through to dangerous training methods in which one gymnast fell on her head and gymnasts being told to train against medical advice.

Tweddle hails Whitlock's 'insane' achievement

Former British gymnast Beth Tweddle has described Max Whitlock's historic double success at Rio 2016 as "absolutely insane".

Whitlock became the first Briton to claim an Olympic gymnastics gold with a surprise triumph in the men's floor final on Sunday - a score of 15.633 enough for the 23-year-old to take top spot in the podium ahead of Brazilians Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano.