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Aly Raisman is on a body-shaming crusade

"Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident. Don't EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't dress," Raisman wrote Monday on Instagram.
Via New York Post
June 06, 2017

Aly Raisman posts empowering message about body image

Lede   Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want. Females do not have to dress modest to be respected. Be proud of your body. It’s never about the number on the scale it’s about the way you feel. You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect. AND...
Via Excelle Sports
June 05, 2017

In The Loop: Nastia Liukin rates David Ross' dancing

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin stopped by the set of In The Loop and rated David Ross' performance on Dancing with the Stars.
Via CSN Chicago
May 29, 2017

Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for 'muscles' comment

Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best moments when Aly Raisman has shown her strength

As two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was traveling back from Turks and Caicos on Wednesday, a man at TSA told her, “I don’t see any muscles,” after a woman had pointed out the size of Raisman’s biceps. That comment set Raisman off, as the Rio Olympic all-around silver medalist sent off several fiery tweets, saying, “I work very hard to be healthy and fit. The fact that a man thinks...
Via Excelle Sports
May 25, 2017

Aly Raisman responds to body shaming incident at airport

Via FOX Sports
May 25, 2017

Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for ‘muscles’ comment

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is calling out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. Raisman posted on Twitter on Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her biceps, a male employee said, “I don’t see any muscles.” Raisman called the encounter...
Via MyNorthwest.com
May 25, 2017

Aly Raisman calls out ‘sexist’ body-shamer on Twitter

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it to Aly Raisman. The 22-year-old gymnast called out an unnamed male Wednesday on Twitter following an uncomfortable interaction in real time. Raisman, who appeared in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, continued to describe the individual’s “rude” behavior. Though some followers called Raisman’s comments...
Via New York Post
May 24, 2017

Aly Raisman told by man at TSA that he doesn’t ‘see any muscles’

Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is arguably one of the strongest female athletes in the world. But as Raisman was traveling back from a trip from Turks and Caicos on Wednesday, she received some sexist comments from a man at TSA. Raisman, who won the silver medal in the all-around at last year’s Rio Games, tweeted that a woman asked her if she was a gymnast because “I recognized...
Via Excelle Sports
May 24, 2017

McKayla Maroney doubles down with new racy Instagram photos

McKayla Maroney is doubling down on the Instagram controversy she created over the weekend.On Saturday, the former Olympic gymnast posted a video on Instagram of her dancing in a thong, clearly showing off her behind.After the racy video caused a stir, Maroney responded to those who suggested she was hacked and didn’t intend to share such a revealing video.“i didn’t get hacked. unfollow...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman reunite at Dancing With the Stars rehearsal

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman reunited over the weekend ahead of Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” semifinal episode. Biles, who is one of four semifinalists on the show alongside David Ross, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings, has been one of the favorites on the show. Last week, judge Tom Bergeron asked Biles why she didn’t smile, to which Biles simply responded, “Smiling doesn’t win...
Via Excelle Sports
May 15, 2017

The side of McKayla Maroney you haven’t seen before

McKayla Maroney has a message for her online critics: Stop following, please. After a sexy video of the former Olympic gymnast dancing around in a tank top and a black thong surfaced on her Instagram page Sunday, the 21-year-old confirmed to her 1.2 million followers she wasn’t the victim of a social media hack. “i didn’t...
Via New York Post
May 15, 2017

Gabby Douglas’s superhero gymnast Barbie is now on sale

Gabby Douglas’s superhero gymnast Barbie went on sale Monday and features a red, white and blue leotard that makes the doll look similar to the Olympic gold medalist. “It looks exactly like me,” Douglas said, according to USA Today Sports. “It was a really fun process.” Douglas, who won two gold medals at the 2012 London Games, was the first black gymnast to win the individual all...
Via Excelle Sports
May 01, 2017

Aly Raisman opens up about body confidence and sexual assault

Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman expected some criticism when she decided to pose in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. But in a recent interview with Time Inc.’s Motto, Raisman revealed that the public reaction made her “realize women do not have to be modest in order to be respected.” “I knew people were going to say that I wasn’t a good role model and all of this...
Via Excelle Sports
April 13, 2017

Two Olympic gymnastics legends, Aly Raisman and Lilia Podkopayeva, joke about meeting

Two gold-medal winning Olympic gymnasts, Aly Raisman and Lilia Podkopayeva, have never met, but the two gymnastics legends are determined to make that happen after a hilarious exchange on Instagram. Earlier this week, Raisman, a six time Olympic medalist, posted a video of some gymnastics greats, including “Magnificent Seven” member Dominique Moceanu and 1996 Atlanta Olympic all...
Via Excelle Sports
March 15, 2017

LOOK: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman shows how to properly eat cake

Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman provided an extremely important life lesson on how to properly eat cake. Raisman, a six-time Olympic medalist, posted a picture of her with a nearly-empty plate of cake and more frosting on her lips than a young kid eating cake for the first time. The 22-year-old is one of the best out there at giving young gymnasts advice on how to execute a...
Via Excelle Sports
March 06, 2017

Nastia Liukin reveals how the American Cup set the tone for her 2008 Olympic journey

U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin captivated the nation with her performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She not only won the individual all-around gold medal at those Games, but also X and helped the U.S. team win a silver medal behind the host country in the team competition. So what was the secret to her Olympic success? The 27-year-old revealed to Excelle Sports on Thursday...
Via Excelle Sports
March 02, 2017

WATCH: UCLA gymnast Kyla Ross scores perfect 10 on beam, her second of weekend

UCLA gymnast Kyla Ross had quite the President’s Day weekend. The Bruin freshman scored two perfect 10’s this weekend, the first coming against Utah on Saturday, when Ross scored a 10.0 on the uneven bars. On Monday, she capped off her great weekend by scoring another perfect 10 on the beam in the Bruins’ meet against Utah State and Bridgeport. Ross, who was a member of the 2012...
Via Excelle Sports
February 20, 2017

WATCH: UCLA gymnast Kyla Ross scores a 9.9 on vault in Bruins’ meet against Utah State and Bridgeport

UCLA gymnast Kyla Ross continued her big freshman campaign for the Bruins on Monday. So far this season, Ross has been one of the top gymnasts in the country on the vault, averaging a 9.892 through six meets thus far in the 2017 season. In the Bruins’ meet against Utah State and Bridgeport on Monday, Ross bettered that average by opening up the meet with a great vault to fall just...
Via Excelle Sports
February 20, 2017

WATCH: UCLA freshman Kyla Ross grabs first career perfect 10

UCLA freshman Kyla Ross grabbed her first career perfect 10 on the uneven bars as the Bruins took on Oregon State on Saturday afternoon. Ross showed gorgeous lines and stuck her double layout dismount. She really shows off each of her handstands, which leaves no doubt for the judges when taking deductions. The 10.0 is the first in the country on the uneven bars this season. It is...
Via Excelle Sports
January 28, 2017

With Kocian, Ross and Wieber, UCLA continues to make history as hub for Olympic gymnasts

As Los Angeles prepares to make a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, there’s a spot in the city that’s already becoming a top destination for Olympic gymnasts. It’s a college campus for some, but in gymnastics, UCLA is now the collegiate epicenter for five-ring talent outside the Summer Games. The six-time NCAA national championship program has long been considered one of the best...
Via Excelle Sports
January 25, 2017

Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak headlines American Cup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Two-time Olympic gymnast and four-time national champion Sam Mikulak headlines the field for the American Cup in Newark, New Jersey, on March 4. The nine-man, nine-woman invitational also includes Oleg Vernaiev of Ukraine, who captured gold on parallel bars and silver in the all-around competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ryohei Kato, who won the 2016 American...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman, Simone Biles to appear in SI Swimsuit Issue

Gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are two of the hottest sports celebrities out right now. As such, it makes sense that Sports Illustrated contacted them about appearing in this year’s Swimsuit Issue. The good news for everyone is that they accepted, and will be a part of it. The issue often features sports celebrities, so it seems this year will be no different. Swimsuit editor...
Via The Sports Daily
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic champs Biles and Raisman posing in SI swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic champion gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are vaulting into a new arena: the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The two stars - who combined for eight medals at the 2016 Olympics - posed at several spots in the Houston area not far from Biles' hometown of Spring, Texas for photographer James Macari. The 19-year-old Biles, who captured the Olympic all...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Former USA Gymnastics doctor faces new sexual assault lawsuit

A former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics physician is facing a 16th allegation of sexual assault. On Wednesday, a former Michigan State softball player became the 16th alleged victim to file a lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar, accusing him of sexually assaulting her under the guise of treatment after she arrived at the school in 1997, according to WILX News 10. The victim also...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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