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Olympic gold medalists Douglas, Raisman headline Jesolo Cup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas and three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman are taking their preparation for a run at the 2016 Summer Games to Italy. The two veterans headline the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the Jesolo Cup in Jesolo, Italy this weekend. This is the second straight year Douglas and Raisman have competed in the event...
Via Associated Press
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas' Olympic comeback bid is getting the reality TV treatment

NEW YORK -- Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas is inviting the world along for the ride in her quest for history.Douglas and her family will star in the upcoming docu-series "Douglas Family Gold," which chronicles the 20-year-old's bid to become the first woman in nearly 50 years to repeat as the Olympic all-around gold medalist.The series debuts May 25 on the Oxygen Network...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney retires from competitive gymnastics

McKayla Maroney isn’t exactly hanging up her leotard — she’s just stepping away from competitive gymnastics. The former Team USA athlete and member of the 2012 “Fab Five” gold medal-winning Olympic team also captured an individual Olympic silver medal in the vault. “I don’t want anybody to think that McKayla is retiring,” Maroney said on the “Gymnastic” podcast...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2016  |  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

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

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 and...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikulak, Michigan win in gymnastics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Sam Mikulak won his third all-around title and the host Wolverines successfully defended their NCAA men's gymnastics team title Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blind gymnast meets Gabby Douglas

A 14-year-old gymnast who's legally blind got the thrill of a lifetime this week when she met her idol, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, on "The Doctors." "This is such an amazing moment for me," Gabby told the teen. "I am starstruck, Lola. You are truly incredible. This truly shows what a mind can do. If you love something and have a passion for something, you won't let...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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