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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...
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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
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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.  
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September 02, 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

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

McKayla Maroney was not impressed, even at an early age

McKayla Maroney has been unimpressed since she was a little girl. Check out this video of an 8 year-old McKayla Maroney giving her not impressed face during a 2004 meet. Classic McKayla Maroney. [Deadspin] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Orozco replaces Leyva at worlds

Olympian John Orozco has been named to the U.S. men's team for next month's world gymnastics championships, replacing Danell Leyva. Orozco finished fourth at the U.S. gymnastics championships last weekend, his first major competition since surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee last October. But he was passed over for the world team in favor of Leyva, the bronze medalist...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Leyva injured, out of worlds

Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva will not compete at next month's world championships, withdrawing from the team Monday with a shoulder injury. Leyva was named to the world team Sunday night after finishing seventh at the U.S. gymnastics championships. He says withdrawing is the "right decision for me" because it will give his shoulder more time to heal...
Via Fox Olympics
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikulak cruises to US men's title

Sam Mikulak is a psychology major at Michigan mostly because he enjoys trying to figure people out. Even on the day he accepted the mantle as the next great American gymnast, the breezy kid from southern California discovered he remains a work in progress. Staked to such a massive lead he needed only to remain upright on pommel horse to capture the U.S. men's all-around title...
Via Fox Olympics
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Defending champ Orozco ready to complete comeback

Sitting in a recovery room last October, his left knee an hour removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, John Orozco listened to the doctors give him a timetable for when he could get back to work. The usual path to recovery is about a year. If he ''pushed it'' there was a chance he could make it back in nine months. Guess which option Orozco chose? ''...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

British gymnast Tweddle retires

Olympic bronze medalist Beth Tweddle has retired from gymnastics, a year after winning her medal on the uneven bars at the London Games. Tweddle says "I know now deep down I can't commit to the hours and training to remain at the very top." The 28-year-old Tweddle is Britain's most successful gymnast with three world and six European gold medals. Tweddle, who...
Via Fox Olympics
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman Met With Random Olympic Drug Test on Set of ‘Access Hollywood Live’

The World Anti-Doping Agency will show up anywhere to give Olympic athletes random drug tests. That includes on the set of Access Hollywood Live. That’s where Aly Raisman was promoting Dancing With the Stars when she was met by an official from the World Anti-Doping Agency, according to the show’s website. Raisman said she hadn’t been tested since the Olympics and didn...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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Raisman drug tested on set

Gymnast Aly Raisman says she was drug tested while preparing for the finale of "Dancing With the Stars." Read more about the story.

Via Awful Announcing
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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