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Aly Raisman's Olympic comeback began with a grueling challenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The comeback began with a challenge. Look at the equipment all you want, Mihai Brestyan told Aly Raisman, but do not touch. So Raisman didn't. For weeks. Brestyan needed to be sure Raisman was serious, so he put the three-time Olympic medalist through countless hours of cardio and plyometrics in 2014 designed to test her desire as much as her physical limits...
Via CSN Chicago
August 06, 2016

Aly Raisman's Olympic comeback began with a grueling challenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The comeback began with a challenge. Look at the equipment all you want, Mihai Brestyan told Aly Raisman, but do not touch. So Raisman didn't. For weeks. Brestyan needed to be sure Raisman was serious, so he put the three-time Olympic medalist through countless hours of cardio and plyometrics in 2014 designed to test her desire as much as her physical limits...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Biles Raisman qualify for all-around as Team USA dominates in qualifications

Simone Biles qualified to the all-around gymnastics competition Sunday in the top spot, as expected. The three-time world champion put up a 62.366 to earn the best score. The real battle came between a pair of veterans in reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and defending Olympic floor champion Aly Raisman for the second U.S. spot. Douglas opened up with an error on...
Via Excelle Sports
August 07, 2016

Aly Raisman secures all-around berth after balance beam

Aly Raisman needed a solid score on beam in the qualification round to advance to the Olympic all-around final. A near-fall left Raisman anxiously waiting as the judges calculated her score, then celebrated with her coach to learn she'd done it.
Via CSN Chicago
August 07, 2016

Gabby Douglas shut out from Rio all-around final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Gabby Douglas watched Aly Raisman stick the dismount on the beam, then rose from her seat and gave her American teammate a big hug. Never mind that Raisman's success in Olympic qualifying Sunday ensured that Douglas couldn't defend the all-around title she won in London four years ago. Douglas had shaken off a sub-par performance in Olympic Trials and quieted...
Via CSN Chicago
August 07, 2016

Aly Raisman on two-per-country rule: 'Dumbest thing ever'

Aly Raisman looks back on the emotional way she qualified to the all-around final at the London Olympics, and how the "just not fair" two-per-country rule prevented Jordyn Wieber from joining her.
Via CSN Chicago
August 07, 2016

Aly Raisman secures all-around berth after balance beam

Aly Raisman needed a solid score on beam in the qualification round to advance to the Olympic all-around final. A near-fall left Raisman anxiously waiting as the judges calculated her score, then celebrated with her coach to learn she'd done it.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman on two-per-country rule: 'Dumbest thing ever'

Aly Raisman looks back on the emotional way she qualified to the all-around final at the London Olympics, and how the "just not fair" two-per-country rule prevented Jordyn Wieber from joining her.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman's mom and dad are the most nervous sports parents

Lynn and Rick Raisman haven't gotten any less anxious about their daughter's gymnastics routines in the last four years.While US gymnast Aly Raisman was helping the team earn a dominating qualifying score on Sunday -- and qualifying for the individual all-around competition herself -- her parents were in the stands watching nervously.Just watch these two, cringing, swaying, using...
Via FOX Sports
August 08, 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

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

Sam Mikulak's search for an Olympic gold medal

Sam Mikulak brought his California cool to the 2012 Olympics, but was shocked by the process and delivered performances bogged down by mistakes. Mikulak turned the Games into a learning experience and has since vowed to do what it takes to win an Olympic medal.
Via CSN Chicago
August 08, 2016

Sam Mikulak's search for an Olympic gold medal

Sam Mikulak brought his California cool to the 2012 Olympics, but was shocked by the process and delivered performances bogged down by mistakes. Mikulak turned the Games into a learning experience and has since vowed to do what it takes to win an Olympic medal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. women's gymnastics team wins second straight Olympic gold

Simone Biles and the United States' women's gymnastics team dominated the competition to win gold for second consecutive Olympics in Rio on Tuesday.The United States was leading by six points going into the final rotation, the floor exercise before 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez, team captain Aly Raisman and all-around favorite Simone Biles delivered strong routines to decimate the...
Via FOX Sports
August 09, 2016

Team final: Gabby Douglas shines on one event, uneven bars

Gabby Douglas earned a third gold medal in the team final with her smooth performance on the uneven bars, punctuated by a stuck double layout landing. Douglas scored 15.766 points.
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

Team final: Aly Raisman's brilliant floor routine

Aly Raisman performed second-to-last in the women's gymnastics team final, coming through for the U.S. women with a score of 15.366 on floor.
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

Gabby Douglas issues apology over the silliest controversy of the Olympics

American gymnast Gabby Douglas won her third Olympic gold medal Tuesday, helping the "Final Five" blow away the field in the team all-around in Rio de Janeiro. After the medal ceremony finally aired, though, a number of viewers were trashing Douglas on Twitter. 
Via FOX Sports
August 10, 2016

Gabby Douglas issues apology over the silliest controversy of the Olympics

American gymnast Gabby Douglas won her third Olympic gold medal Tuesday, helping the "Final Five" blow away the field in the team all-around in Rio de Janeiro. After the medal ceremony finally aired, though, a number of viewers were trashing Douglas on Twitter. 
Via FOX Sports
August 10, 2016

Gabby Douglas Answers Critics Who Don’t Think Winning Gold Medals Is ‘Patriotic’ Enough

Although Gabby Douglas positioned her hands well enough to win Olympic gold, keyboard warriors still aren’t satisfied. The U.S. gymnast was criticized Tuesday for how she stood on the podium during the national anthem at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. While her teammates stood with their hands on their hearts during the anthem, Douglas stood with her hands at her side, prompting...
Via NESN.com
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

All-around final: Sam Mikulak nails high bar dismount

Sam Mikulak elicits a celebratory scream when he sticks his landing off the high bar during the men's all-around final. Mikulak earned a 15.133 and ultimately placed seventh.
Via CSN Chicago
August 10, 2016

All-around final: Sam Mikulak nails high bar dismount

Sam Mikulak elicits a celebratory scream when he sticks his landing off the high bar during the men's all-around final. Mikulak earned a 15.133 and ultimately placed seventh.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman predicted Olympic success in summer camp yearbook

At this point, it’s impossible to argue that Aly Raisman is one of the most successful Olympians in U.S. gymnastics history. The Massachusetts native took home a second straight gold in the All-Around team competition earlier this week, to go along with one gold and a bronze she won in London as well. With two individual competitions remaining where she will participate, there’s...
Via FOX Sports
August 11, 2016

MEDAL ALERT: US gymnast Simone Biles flips and flies to Olympic all-around gold, teammate Aly Raisman wins silver

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) MEDAL ALERT: US gymnast Simone Biles flips and flies to Olympic all-around gold, teammate Aly Raisman wins silver.
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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

Gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman predicted Olympic success in summer camp yearbook

At this point, it’s impossible to argue that Aly Raisman is one of the most successful Olympians in U.S. gymnastics history. The Massachusetts native took home a second straight gold in the All-Around team competition earlier this week, to go along with one gold and a bronze she won in London as well. With two individual competitions remaining where she will participate, there’s...
Via FOX Sports
August 11, 2016
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