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Simone Biles is a force to be reckoned with—in competition, and on Twitter. After once again upgrading her gymnastics program by nailing a vault no woman has ever performed during the USA Gymnastics team selection camp last Thursday, on Saturday she took a moment out of her busy schedule to clap back at an…

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Yesterday, USA Gymnastics hosted its selection camp to help choose the five-person team for the upcoming world championships in Doha. I say “help choose” because the results from this competition—or any competition for that matter—aren’t truly determinative of who will be named or not. Final team composition will be…

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It’s been three weeks since former U.S. gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to likely die in prison after more than 150 young women said he had sexually assaulted them, and there are still some questions I can’t get out of my head. Like, why is Nassar the only one sentenced to prison? Why haven’t […]

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From the beginning, from the very moment she began her journey as a gymnast at 2 years old, Aly Raisman was programmed to be fierce, to have a game face your opponent couldn’t quite read. For all her competitive life, even when she performed on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, the six-time Olympic […]

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Gabby Douglas, Joe Morgan, Kevin Sumlin, MLB, NCF, USA Gymnastics, What Had Happened Was -

game. blouses. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas released a statement on Instagram in which she alleges that former women’s gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually harassed and abused her like two other members of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Besides these new allegations, Douglas also apologized for her Nov. 17 tweet suggesting […]

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Game. Blouses. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka gave up just three hits in seven innings during the team’s third straight win over the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. With the 5-0 victory, New York leads the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Friday in Houston. Gary Sanchez hit an RBI […]

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Simone Biles landed red-hot on the world’s radar during the 2016 Olympics. The 19-year-old walked away from her first Olympics with five medals, four of which were gold. Biles tied the record for most medals won by an American gymnast in a single Olympics, prompting comparisons to Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But the young […]

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U.S. gymnastics superstar Simone Biles may have five Olympic medals swinging from her neck, but it’s her mother, Nellie Biles, who feels like the ultimate champion. “Simone’s road to Rio was such an amazing journey for our whole family. I’m just so thankful,” Nellie Biles said. You see, Simone Biles’ accomplishments are rooted in her […]

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We all came to know Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez and her infectious smile at this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was a member of the “Final Five” for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. After her Olympic success — and before she hugged Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards — I […]

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The Rio de Janeiro Games are over, but their stories linger, from world-beating triumphs to soul-crushing defeats. Olympics are different from other competitions – for their gathering of nations and their stated goal of “promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.” There’s also the opportunity to excel, to test human limits, […]

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Simone Biles won five Olympic medals in her first Olympic Games and may very well already be the best Olympic gymnast ever. With four golds and one bronze, wearing all five medals at once has to strain her neck, right? Plus how is it possible to make sure each medal shines so brightly? Well, Biles […]

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If it was up to Aly Raisman, the U.S. would be credited with gold medal A. and gold medal B. in the floor exercise finals Tuesday. Not because Raisman thinks she’s the best. Quite the contrary. “I think it was after all-around and before floor, [teammate] Laurie Hernandez was like, ‘If you get silver again, […]

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Simone Biles’ golden run in Rio is picking up steam. The 19-year-old superstar added a third gold medal to her haul Sunday, easily capturing the women’s vault final. Biles, who helped the “Final Five” to team gold and dominated the all-around competition last week, averaged 15.966 on her two vaults Sunday to become the first […]

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Simone Biles already owned three consecutive world titles and four U.S. national championships before she arrived in Rio. At 19, she already has a floor exercise move named after her that no other women in the world can throw, the surest sign in gymnastics that you’re a sport-changing force. Former Olympic all-around champion Mary Lou […]

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Martha Karolyi, the U.S. women’s gymnastics national team coordinator since 2000 and overseer of the American Olympic team’s transformation into a world power, is an exacting taskmaster. She talks about perfection as if she’s never heard the axiom about perfection being the enemy of good. But Tuesday, even Karolyi, a woman with 54 years in […]

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DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Simone Biles, USA Gymnastics, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. After it was over and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team had pirouetted its way to a gold medal, Martha Karolyi — the U.S. women’s gymnastics national team coordinator since 2001, who has 54 years of experience in the sport — said what we all thought: This is the best women’s gymnastics team … […]

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As the U.S. women’s gymnastics team prepares to take the floor in Tuesday’s team all-around final in Rio de Janeiro, 5,000 miles away Robert Andrews will be triple-checking the Wi-Fi connection in his Houston home. A sports psychology coach who works with U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez, as well as a handful of […]

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As all of the world prepares to turn its attention to the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team unleashed a hype video. In the video, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman are tumbling, jumping, flipping and flying to new […]

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ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — All of 16 years old and given to giggles, Simone Biles showed she is ready to carry the weight of a nation...

The post Simone Biles takes all-around gold medal at Gymnastics World Championships appeared first on theGrio.

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Gabby Douglas’s historic run at the 2012 Olympics in London may be over, but interest in the world-class gymnast is just beginning.

The post Gabby Douglas and her mom talk Olympics, inspiring other young black girls, in Essence appeared first on theGrio.

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OPINION - By the time the 2012 London Olympics are over, American gymnast Gabby Douglas should be one of the most marketable Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte...

The post Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gold in individual all-around appeared first on theGrio.

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SLIDESHOW - The U.S women's gymnastics team celebrates it's first Olympic title since 1996, thanks in part to Gabby Douglas...

The post Gabby Douglas' greatest 2012 Olympic moments (SLIDESHOW) appeared first on theGrio.

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LONDON (AP) - The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. With the Russians on the sidelines crying, the Americans stood at the center of the floor, clapping, cheering and basking in a golden glow...

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LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has stressed for months their depth is the key to their dominance. Now they have to make sure it doesn't accidentally lead to their downfall...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Now that she's on her way to the Olympics, Gabby Douglas has a new goal...

The post Gabby Douglas wins US Women’s gymnastics Olympic Trials appeared first on theGrio.

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At 16, Kennedy Baker is a rising star. A third place finish at the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic followed by an eighth place finish at the 2012 Visa Championships sealed her spot at the 2012 Olympic Trials...

The post Gymnast Kennedy Baker hopes to shine at Olympic trials appeared first on theGrio.

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