Olympic Athlete of the Day: Aliya Mustafina

With the Olympics finally here, Excelle will award the top female athlete performer of the day.   Aliya Mustafina of Russia earned Excelle’s Olympic Athlete of the Day after defending her 2012 Olympic title on uneven bars Sunday. The gymnast scored a 15.900 on the day. She had the highest difficulty score with a 6.8. Mustafina now has seven Olympic medals, earning four from London...
Via Excelle Sports
August 14, 2016

Olympics: Mustafina defends uneven bars title; Kocian grabs silver

Aliya Mustafina of Russian defended her 2012 Olympic title on the uneven bars Sunday afternoon. She scored a 15.900 to top the field of eight gymnasts. Mustafina also had the highest difficulty score of the eight competitors at a 6.8 start value. That was a tenth higher than silver medalist Madison Kocian of the United States and two tenths higher than bronze medalist Sophie Scheder...
Via Excelle Sports
August 14, 2016

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

Russia's Aliya Mustafina repeats as Olympic champion in uneven bars final

Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina will add three medals from the Rio Olympics to her haul of Olympic hardware from London, finishing with seven total Olympic medals. Her seventh came in the uneven bars final. Mustafina successfully defended the Olympic gold she earned four years ago, edging past 2015's world co-champion Madison Kocian to claim gold. Mustafina scored 15.900, while Kocian...
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

Olympic Gymnastics: Aliya Mustafina’s career one of sheer power of will

“The girl is very talented, but with a difficult character. However, you don’t find much complacency among champions,” Aliya Mustafina’s coach said to reporters during Mustafina’s first World Championships in 2010. That quality led Mustafina to a dominant showing, announcing her arrival on the major international stage. She won the all-around gold, carried the Russian...
Via Excelle Sports
August 13, 2016

Who is... Aliya Mustafina?

Aliya Mustafina has been a stalwart for the Russian women's gymnastics program since her first all-around and team victories at the 2010 World Championships. From a teenager with four Olympic medals in London to a team captain with a silver and a bronze (so far) in Rio, Mustafina has earned a reputation as one of the fiercest competitors in the sport of gymnastics. The 21-year-old...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Aliya Mustafina's make or break balance beam routine

Aliya Mustafina needed a flawless balance beam routine to maintain her slim lead over Simone Biles in the all-around final.
Via CSN Chicago
August 11, 2016

Simone Biles wins women's all-around gymnastics gold in Rio

Three-time world champion Simone Biles has struck individual gold, winning the women's all-around individual competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.The 19-year-old American and four-time national champion was the overwhelming favorite to stand on top of the podium during Thursday's competition, and she didn't disappoint. Biles delivered a near-flawless floor exercise routine...
Via FOX Sports
August 11, 2016

Simone Biles and the US women totally dominated the gymnastics qualifying

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U.S. women's gymnastics team felt the pressure that comes not from outside expectations but those held within.Then the lights came on.And just like that, the young women in the glittery red-and-blue leotards national team...
Via FOX Sports
August 08, 2016

Biles wins 2 more golds at gymnastics worlds

NANNING, China (AP) Simone Biles of the United States capped her dominance at the gymnastics world championships on Sunday, winning gold medals on the balance beam and the floor exercise on the final day of competition. Biles earned 15.100 points for a solid routine on the beam that opened with a well-controlled double squat turn and included three back handsprings. Bai Yawen of...
Via Associated Press
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