GYMNASTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Valeri Liukin to take over Karolyi's spot as USA Gymnastics team coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Gymnastics didn't look far for to find Martha Karolyi's successor as the leader of its powerhouse women's program.Valeri Liukin, a four-time Olympic medalist and father of 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, was chosen the successor to Karolyi on Friday. Karolyi retired last month after guiding Team USA to nine medals at the Rio Olympics, including four golds...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin’s father to become USA Gymnastics national team coordinator

Former Team USA member and Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin has one more gymnastics-related thing to be proud of these days. Her father, Valeri, has been named the USA Gymnastics national team coordinator, taking the place of the legendary Martha Karolyi, who had guided the program for the past 15 years. “I’ve never been more proud to be his daughter,” Nastia Liukin...
Via Excelle Sports
9 days ago

Raisman apologizes to Brady after taking photo with Rodgers

Aly Raisman was born and raised a New England Patriots fan, so obviously her favorite celebrity couple is Pats quarterback Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, right? Well, probably, but it looks like the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast got a photo opportunity with another famous NFL quarterback and his significant other first: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Olivia...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Danell Leyva: I say 'don't fall, don't fall' during routine

Go inside Danell Leyva's mind as he performs his silver-medal-winning parallel bar routine at the Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Danell Leyva on silver medals: 'It's a dream come true'

Danell Leyva woke up on the day of competition happy, but he knew he had to keep pace and not get ahead of himself. With that in mind, Leyva won two individual silver medals and made his dream come true.
Via CSN Chicago
August 16, 2016

Rio Olympics: No medals, but no regrets for O.C. gymnast Sam Mikulak

RIO DE JANEIRO – Sam Mikulak finished an often-disappointing Olympic gymnastics competition Tuesday with a sense of redemption, if not a medal. Mikulak finished fourth in the high bar competition at the Rio Olympic Arena and was only a hop on his...
Via The OC Register
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Team USA couldn't believe judges' score for Madison Kocian in uneven bars final

The United States women's gymnastics team picked up two more medals Sunday in the first day of individual event finals, as Simone Biles crushed the field once again to pick up gold on the vault and Madison Kocian finished just seven hundreths of a point away from a gold in the uneven bars. After Gabby Douglas faltered in her routine to miss a shot at the poduim, two of the favorites...
Via FOX Sports
August 14, 2016

US gymnastics team to unveil nickname on Tuesday

Led by two-time London Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, the 2016 U.S. gymnastics team is a heavy favorite to dominate in Rio. In the past, dominant U.S. gymnastics teams have had clever nicknames associated with them. So what about this one? Raisman, Douglas, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest before the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Fall in love with the faces of USA Gymnastics

The faces of USA Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammates tease Aly Raisman with funny nickname

Aly Raisman is the elder statesman of the US women’s gymnastics team. And that’s saying a lot, considering she’s only 22 years old. The rest of the team is anywhere from 16-20. Gabby Douglas is 20, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles are 19, while Laurie Hernandez is the youngest at 16. The young ages of the members of the Olympic team are not too surprising given how taxing gymnastics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Gabby Douglas just might be peaking at the right time. Douglas’ good form has put her in contention for a place in USA Gymnastics’ lineup in the all-around competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi told NBC Sports on Monday. Douglas, the all-around gold medal winner at the 2012 Olympics in London, struggled at the Olympic...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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