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Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas ‘are transcending the sport’

When Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas’ names were called on July 10, it marked a historic moment for USA Gymnastics. Raisman and Douglas became the first American gymnasts to make it to back-to-back Olympics since 2000 when Dominique Dawes and Amy Chow made the team. For Douglas, there was more history. She is the first defending all-around champion to go back to the Olympics since...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Life after the McKayla Maroney Face

This famous face won’t be back at the Olympics. Gymnast McKayla Maroney became an instant internet hit during the 2012 Olympics when she was, er, not impressed during the medal presentation for the vaulting competition after she fell during her second attempt and had to settle for the silver. The 20-year-old recently announcer her retirement from...
Via New York Post
9 days ago

Gymnast Aly Raisman ‘Excited For Opportunity’ To Compete In Rio Olympics

U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman is going for gold — again. NESN.com’s Courtney Cox caught up with Raisman before her last practice in the states, and the Olympic veteran was laser-focused. Check out the video above to learn more about the Massachusetts native as she prepares for her second Olympic Games in Rio.
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. gymnast John Orozco out of Rio Olympics with knee injury

John Orozco's resilience helped the gymnast qualify for a second U.S. Olympic team. He'll need to rely on it yet again if he wants to keep competing in his star-crossed career.Orozco tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for a second time during training this week and will miss the Rio Games. The 23-year-old injured the knee during a high bar dismount and an MRI exam...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gymnast John Orozco out of Olympics with torn ACL, meniscus

John Orozco’s second Olympic bid ended before it could start. The Bronx-born gymnast tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee while dismounting from the horizontal bar during Olympic team training camp, U.S.A. Gymnastics announced Friday. The knee injury is the same one he suffered in October 2012 and, as a result, he will miss the 2016 Games in Rio de...
Via The Denver Post
12 days ago

Gabby Douglas: 'I love a challenge, so I'm taking it'

With the Rio Olympics in sight, an older and wiser Gabby Douglas is working hard to defend the all-around gold she won four years ago in London.
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

Gabby Douglas: 'I love a challenge, so I'm taking it'

With the Rio Olympics in sight, an older and wiser Gabby Douglas is working hard to defend the all-around gold she won four years ago in London.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman ready to lead the U.S. women to another team gold

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer. At 22, they call Raisman "Grandma." And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman ready to lead the U.S. women to another team gold

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer. At 22, they call Raisman "Grandma." And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids...
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

Aly Raisman earns her spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer. At 22, they call Raisman ''Grandma.'' And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raisman, Biles lead U.S. Olympic gymnastics squad

SAN JOSE – The girls will come in, often wide-eyed and eager, to get a feel for what the typical day of an elite gymnast looks like. After watching three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman make her way through another energy-sapping, mettle-testing,...
Via The OC Register
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Biles clinches her spot in Rio; Raisman, Douglas, Hernandez and Kocian join her

Simone Biles was the top finisher at the Olympic Trials to clinch her spot in Rio. After a lengthy wait, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian were announced by the selection committee as the gymnasts who will represent the United States in Rio. Biles is the three-time defending world all-around champion and four-time national champion. She is the heavy...
Via Excelle Sports
17 days ago

Gabby Douglas 'willing to work so hard' in lead-up to Rio

Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, two members of the Fierce Five gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 Olympics, were named to the 2016 squad. They will be the first gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams since 2000.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Gabby Douglas 'willing to work so hard' in lead-up to Rio

Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, two members of the Fierce Five gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 Olympics, were named to the 2016 squad. They will be the first gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams since 2000.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin: 'They filled each spot perfectly' on Rio team

Nastia Liukin explains why the selection committee for the 2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team couldn't have possibly put together a better team.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nastia Liukin: 'They filled each spot perfectly' on Rio team

Nastia Liukin explains why the selection committee for the 2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team couldn't have possibly put together a better team.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Gabby Douglas scores 14.550 on floor

Gabby Douglas ended night two of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials with a smile, landing each of her tumbling passes on floor confidently.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Gabby Douglas falls again on balance beam

Douglas fell off balance beam on night one of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials, and history repeated itself on night two.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Aly Raisman earns second-highest beam score

On night two of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials, Aly Raisman shows improvement on balance beam, earning a 15.250 to place second on the apparatus.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Gabby Douglas’ mom: ‘I know the greatness she has in her’

On the second night of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials, Gabby Douglas mother, Natalie Hawkins, tells Andrea Joyce how it feels to watch her daughter compete.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas’ mom: ‘I know the greatness she has in her’

On the second night of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials, Gabby Douglas mother, Natalie Hawkins, tells Andrea Joyce how it feels to watch her daughter compete.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Gabby Douglas scores a 15.250 on uneven bars

On night two at the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials, Gabby Douglas soared on one of her best events.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Aly Raisman wants redemption on uneven bars

Aly Raisman just wants to get through her uneven bars routine on the second night at the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials. She succeeded, scoring a 14.300.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Olympic Trials: Gabby Douglas scores a 15.00 on vault

Gabby Douglas starts night two of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials with a solid score for her double-twisting Yurchenko vault.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Gabby Douglas scores a 15.00 on vault

Gabby Douglas starts night two of the U.S. women's gymnastics Olympic Trials with a solid score for her double-twisting Yurchenko vault.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago
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