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Olympic champion Douglas back on national team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games. The move means Douglas, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Raisman, a gold medalist on floor exercise, will be available to participate in international events starting in 2015. They...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

All-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles chased by bee on medal podium (Video/GIF)

17-year-old American gymnast Simone Biles won her second consecutive gold medal in the women's all-around competition at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in China. After receiving the medal for her display of athletic prowess, however, Biles found herself in the awkward position of being chased from the medal podium by a bee that was hiding in her bouquet of flowers...
Via Holdout Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Simone Biles wins gold, gets chased off podium by bee

Nanning, China -- Simone Biles, a 17-year-old American gymnast, had just won her second consecutive all-around title at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship today when she was about to receive her medal. And that's when the bee arrived.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
October 10, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawyers: McKayla Maroney was underage in hacked photos

Porn.com has removed alleged underage nude photos of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, who was a victim of the massive celebrity photo hacking scandal, TMZ reports.  The gymnast’s lawyers fired off a letter to the porn site saying Maroney, 18, was underage when the nude photos were taken. They ordered the site to take down the pictures. They did.  
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Mikulak wins second men's title at U.S. gymnastics championships

  Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. So there was no pep talk necessary after the easygoing Mikulak stumbled through the opening round of the U.S. men's gymnastics championships on Friday. He blew it. He knew it. And he knew he had a chance at redemption in Sunday's final. "I guess I get over things pretty easily," Mikulak said. "I'm always looking toward...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney threw out first pitch by doing gymnastics routine (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. McKayla Maroney was in Chicago on Friday and threw out the first pitch prior to the White Sox-Twins game, and she put a gymnastics twist on it. The 18-year-old Olympic gold medalist busted out what looked like a cartwheel and front handspring to bring her about 20 feet away […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikulak, Michigan win in gymnastics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Sam Mikulak won his third all-around title and the host Wolverines successfully defended their NCAA men's gymnastics team title Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin trying to help increase interest in gymnastics

Nastia Liukin, a current student at New York University, is trying to help grow the popularity of gymnastics in the United States. Yesterday, NBC Sports, Universal and USA Gymnastics announced an extension of their current broadcast rights deal. That includes Nastia Liukin Cup which was shown on Universal Sports on Feb. 28. Liukin won gold in the all-around at the 2008 Beijing Games...
Via The Sports Bank
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin told to get off grass in Sochi

Nastia Liukin was born in Russia but was moved to the United States at the age of two and a half. She went on to win gold at Beijing in 2008 for the US and apparently some people in Russia are not letting that one go. Liukin was having a photo taken to post to twitter, while standing on the grass in Sochi and was told to step off. Being yelled at by a Russian policeman telling me...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 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...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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