GYMNASTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Team is Set for Rio

On June 25, the U.S. Men’s Gymnastics team was named at the culmination of the Olympics Team Trials. The five-man team composed of Sam Mikulak, Jake Dalton, John Orozco, Alex Naddour and Chris Brooks will represent Team USA in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Additionally, Danell Leyva, Akash Modi and Donnel Whittenburg were named alternates in the following days. After the scores...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mustafina and Russian gymnastics gear up for Rio at Russian Cup: 3 storylines to watch

The Russian Gymnastics Federation made the unusual move of announcing most of its Olympic team last December, naming a roster of all four 2012 Olympians still competing: Aliya Mustafina, Viktoria Komova, Ksenia Afanasyeva, and Maria Paseka. That left just one spot up for grabs. Six months later that strategy proved idealistic. 2012 Olympic all-around silver medalist and 2015 World...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

From 2012 star to 2016 back-up, Danell Leyva tries to embrace alternate role

ST. LOUIS (AP) Donnell Whittenburg lay in his hotel room late Saturday night, his body exhausted but his mind unable to turn itself off after a once seemingly assured spot on the U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team slipped away, when his phone rang. Congratulations, said national team coordinator Kevin Mazeika. There's a spot available as an alternate if you want it.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin: Simone Biles is 'best gymnast who ever lived'

NBC commentators Nastia Liukin, Al Trautwig and Tim Daggett review the second nights competition at the 2016 P&G Championships and make predictions ahead of the Rio Games.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

P&G Champs: Aly Raisman "medal-worthy" on floor exercise

Tim Daggett calls Raisman "spectacular" on floor, and the reigning Olympic floor champion proves her continued brilliance by scoring a 15.70 on night two of the P&G Championships.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Mikulak, Orozco, Dalton announced for 2016 Olympic team

Sam Mikulak, John Orozco, Jake Dalton, Chris Brooks and Alex Naddour named to the 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Team at the conclusion of Olympic Trials.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Raisman wins tune-up for gymnastic national championships

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Aly Raisman took another step toward a second straight Olympics, winning the all-around Saturday at the Secret U.S. Classic. The 22-year-old from Massachusetts, who won gold in London in the floor exercise, scored 59.25 points to finish just under a point ahead of 18-year-old Rachel Gowey. Raisman and Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas are looking to...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas' Olympic comeback bid is getting the reality TV treatment

NEW YORK -- Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas is inviting the world along for the ride in her quest for history.Douglas and her family will star in the upcoming docu-series "Douglas Family Gold," which chronicles the 20-year-old's bid to become the first woman in nearly 50 years to repeat as the Olympic all-around gold medalist.The series debuts May 25 on the Oxygen Network...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney retires from competitive gymnastics

McKayla Maroney isn’t exactly hanging up her leotard — she’s just stepping away from competitive gymnastics. The former Team USA athlete and member of the 2012 “Fab Five” gold medal-winning Olympic team also captured an individual Olympic silver medal in the vault. “I don’t want anybody to think that McKayla is retiring,” Maroney said on the “Gymnastic” podcast...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Gymnast Simone Biles Runs From Bee On Medal Podium (Video)

Simone Biles can do vault, the balance beam and the uneven bars, but she doesn’t do bees. On Friday, the 17-year-old won her second consecutive all-around title at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship, but barely had time to celebrate her achievement on the medal podium before a bee started causing havoc. After the trio of winners were presented wit their medals and...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blind gymnast meets Gabby Douglas

A 14-year-old gymnast who's legally blind got the thrill of a lifetime this week when she met her idol, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, on "The Doctors." "This is such an amazing moment for me," Gabby told the teen. "I am starstruck, Lola. You are truly incredible. This truly shows what a mind can do. If you love something and have a passion for something, you won't let...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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