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Olympic gymnastics champ Gabby Douglas second in U.S. championships tune-up

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic on Saturday night, continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion. The event also featured the return to U.S. competition for Gabby Douglas, the American all-around gold medalist in the London Olympics, who finished second. Biles won the vault with two electrifying...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Biles beats Douglas in Secret Classic

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic on Saturday night, continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion. The event also featured the return to U.S. competition for Gabby Douglas, the American all-around gold medalist in the London Olympics, who finished second. Biles won the vault with two electrifying...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas right on schedule for golden return

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women's Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front desk at Buckeye Gymnastics, the latest home in her nomadic career. The 19-year-old isn't angry, exactly. She's just over the skepticism surrounding a ''comeback'' she...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

American gymnast shares secret: Argentine herbal tea 'mate'

TORONTO (AP) American gymnast Sam Mikulak won his second gold medal in the Pan Am Games on Monday, and he's almost certain to be in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics a year from now contending for a medal. Not bad for starters. But he says his real passion, the secret behind his growing fame, lies with a herbal tea called ''mate'' (pronounced MA-tay), which is ever-present in Argentina...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gymnast Aly Raisman Naked For ESPN Body Magazine

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is the one of the next athletes to pose naked for ESPN’s famous Body issue. Raisman, who won three gold medals in the 2012 Olympics, talked about her workout regimen and her feelings towards her body in the magazine. “Instead of being insecure about my muscles, I’ve learned to love them,” Aly told the magazine. “I don’t even think of...
Via Blog Surface
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnast John Orozco tears right Achilles again

Former U.S. all-around men's gymnastics champion John Orozco will undergo surgery on Friday after tearing his right Achilles for a second time. Orozco, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and the 2012 national champion, wrote on his Facebook page Thursday that he tore the Achilles on Monday while working on his floor exercise program. He will be out of competition indefinitely...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnast Orzoco tears right Achilles again

Former U.S. all-around men's gymnastics champion John Orozco will undergo surgery on Friday after tearing his right Achilles for a second time. Orozco, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and the 2012 national champion, wrote on his Facebook page Thursday that he tore the Achilles on Monday while working on his floor exercise program. He will be out of competition indefinitely...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin engaged

Nastia Liukin has some bling to do with her Olympic gold. The 2008 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion announced her engagement to Matt Lombardi on Monday. The 25-year-old posted a picture on her Twitter account of her ring finger sporting a sizable rock with Lombardi celebrating in the background. Liukin, 25, who won five medals at the 2008 Games in Tokyo, recently finished fourth...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Nastia Liukin engaged

Nastia Liukin has some bling to do with her Olympic gold. The 2008 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion announced her engagement to Ryan Lombardi on Monday. The 25-year-old posted a picture on her Twitter account of her ring finger sporting a sizable rock with Lombardi celebrating in the background. Liukin, 25, who won five medals at the 2008 Games in Tokyo, recently finished fourth...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin Gets Engaged To Ex-BC Hockey Player Matt Lombardi (Photos)

Nastia Liukin is done winning gold medals, but she earned some pretty impressive hardware Monday. The former Olympic gymnast, who won a total of five medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, took to Twitter on Monday to announce her engagement to former Boston College hockey player Matt Lombardi. So this just happened... @matt_lombardi http://t.co/jGdyEDdd9C—...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin engaged to Matt Lombardi

Nastia Liukin is off the market. The Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast got engaged to boyfriend Matt Lombardi and announced the news over Twitter Monday. Lombardi is a former BC hockey player. Here is his bio for the company he co-founded — Venture Up: Matt is a two time Boston College ice hockey National Champion playing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin to serve as grand marshal of Indianapolis 500

Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and one of the most successful gymnasts in U.S. history, will serve as grand marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24. As part of her duties, Liukin will walk the red carpet, take a parade lap around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be announced to the crowd prior to...
Via On Pit Road
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin to serve as Indy 500 Grand Marshal

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 4, 2015 – Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and one of the most successful gymnasts in U.S. history, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24. As part of her duties as Grand Marshal, Liukin will appear on the red carpet, take a parade lap around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis...
Via Tireball.com
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin to serve as 2015 Indianapolis 500 Grand Marshal

Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and one of the most successful gymnasts in U.S. history, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24. As part of her duties as Grand Marshal, Liukin will appear on the red carpet, take a parade lap around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be announced...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champion gymnast Kyla Ross commits to UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kyla Ross, a member of the ''Fierce Five'' gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics, has committed to UCLA but will defer enrollment until after the 2016 Olympics. Ross helped the Americans win the team gold medal in London. She won a silver medal in the all-around, bars and beam at the 2013 world championships, and the following year she helped...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show

  Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title ''Douglas Family Gold.'' The series will...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title ''Douglas Family Gold.''...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman: How us gymnasts sleep on the plane!

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is like Bugs Bunny, apparently. How us gymnasts sleep on the plane pic.twitter.com/P4uvleCEme— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) March 24, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champions Douglas, Raisman returning to competition

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Golden Girls are back. Olympic women's gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas and three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman will return to competition for the first time in nearly three years when they go for the U.S. at the Jesolo Cup in Italy later this month. Douglas and Raisman have not been in front of the judges since helping the U.S. win the team...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney Turns 19 After a Year of Awesome Instagrams

It’s been a busy year for gymnast McKayla Maroney–who’s really had no problem from moving on past the Smirk that Charmed the World  during the 2012 Olympics. People could tell that this petite gal was packed with personality after she couldn’t hide her disgust at only winning a silver medal in London. McKayla has been enjoying her adulthood, too. She turned 18 on December...
Via COED
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Douglas back on national team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games. The move means Douglas, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Raisman, a gold medalist on floor exercise, will be available to participate in international events starting in 2015. They...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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 of flowers...
Via Holdout Sports
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
Via Bob's Blitz
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

Biles wins all-around title at gymnastics worlds

NANNING, China (AP) Simone Biles of the United States won her second straight all-around gold medal at the gymnastics world championships on Friday. Biles scored 15.066 on her floor routine to finish with 60.231 points and defend the title she won last year in Antwerp, Belgium. Larisa Iordache of Romania won silver with 59.765 points, and Kyla Ross of the United States took bronze...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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