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Gymnast Tweddle injured training for winters sports TV show

LONDON (AP) Beth Tweddle, a former Olympic bronze medalist in gymnastics, is recovering in an Austrian hospital after undergoing neck surgery following a fall while training for a winter sports reality television show. The three-time world gymnastics champion crashed into a barrier Saturday while preparing for ''The Jump,'' a show on Britain's Channel 4 where celebrities and sports...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas headlining 2016 American Cup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Gabby Douglas is heading back to the same event that kickstarted her run to an Olympic all-around gymnastics title. Douglas will headline the 2016 American Cup in Newark, New Jersey next March, the first major international event of the year leading up to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Douglas competed in the 2012 American Cup in New York City, posting...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney Celebrates Birthday With Risqué Pajama Selfie (Photo)

It’s her birthday, she can take semi-revealing pictures if she wants to. Team USA gymnast McKayla Maroney redefined the “I woke up like this” movement with this risqué 20th birthday selfie. it's my birthday, i'll sleep in if i want to. #20 A photo posted by McKayla Maroney (@mckaylamaroney) on Dec 9, 2015 at 1:25pm PST It’s not the first time Maroney...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney’s ‘Dog On Acid’ Halloween Costume Didn’t Go Over Well (Photos)

Don’t you hate it when no one gets your Halloween costume? Former U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney had that problem over the weekend. The 19-year-old went out dressed as a “dog on acid,” which while clever (ish?) probably isn’t conducive to people having any clue what you are. when ur suppose to be a dog on acid for halloween but everyone mistakes u for a bunny pic...
Via NESN.com
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Romania's Iordache recovers to win bronze

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) It was the night of redemption for Romania. Tumbling on the mat and flying between the bars, Larisa Iordache recovered from her team's poor qualifying session at the world gymnastics championships to earn a bronze medal Thursday in the all-around final. ''Yes, I try (for) revenge,'' Iordache said after finishing behind Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. ''I try...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Biles helps US women vault to third straight world gymnastics title

 The U.S. women's gymnastics team won its third straight world title on Tuesday night, going nearly mistake free to easily grab the gold and state a case as the heavy favorite to repeat next summer at the 2016 Olympics.The Americans put together a total of 181.338, well clear of China and far ahead of surprising Great Britain during two hours that felt like little more than a two...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

US men solid in world gymnastics qualifying

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) The U.S. men's gymnastics team advanced to the world championship finals with a gritty performance in qualifying on Monday. The Americans, competing without injured stars Sam Mikulak, Jake Dalton and John Orozco, posted a team score of 350.332. That's good enough for fifth with one more qualifying session to go. The top eight teams advance to Wednesday's final...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Douglas edges teammate Raisman for spot in all-around finals

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) One major misstep cost three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman a spot in the 2015 world championship all-around finals. Raisman slipped off the uneven bars during qualifying on Saturday afternoon, dropping her to fourth place overall and the third American behind Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. The rules restrict each country to two athletes in the finals...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks replaces injured Mikulak on US men's gymnastics team

  Chris Brooks will replace injured three-time U.S. champion Sam Mikulak on the U.S. national team at the 2015 world gymnastics championships. Mikulak, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and the last two world championship teams, suffered minor ankle injury in training earlier this month. USA Gymnastics has called Mikulak's prognosis ''good'' looking toward the 2016 Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks replaces Mikulak on US men's gymnastics team

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Chris Brooks will replace injured three-time U.S. champion Sam Mikulak on the U.S. national team at the 2015 world gymnastics championships. Mikulak, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and the last two world championship teams, suffered minor ankle injury in training earlier this month. USA Gymnastics has called Mikulak's prognosis ''good'' looking toward...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury forces Mikulak out of world gymnastics championships

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three-time defending national champion Sam Mikulak will miss the world gymnastics championships because of an ankle injury. USA Gymnastics said Saturday that Mikulak injured the ankle while working out at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado this week. Mikulak, a member of the 2014 men's team that won bronze at worlds, is expected to recover well in time...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 25, 2015  |  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
July 25, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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...
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July 13, 2015  |  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...
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July 05, 2015  |  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—...
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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
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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...
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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...
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