Road to Rio: Aly Raisman wins Secret U.S. Classic

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil are quickly approaching and the competition is fierce for one of the five spots on the women’s gymnastics team. The Secret U.S. Classic took place on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut where gymnasts entered their second to last competition before the Olympic Trials in July. Even with quite a few uncharacteristic falls and errors...
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Aly Raisman, Rachel Gowey impress at Secret U.S. Classic

USA Gymnastics kicked off its Road to Rio with the first of three domestic meets leading up to the Games later this summer with the Secret U.S. Classic in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend. Aly Raisman earned her first all-around title of 2016, while several other contenders only competed on two events. Who stood out? Aly Raisman: The three-time Olympic medalist has struggled with...
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7 days ago

Raisman wins tune-up for gymnastic national championships

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Aly Raisman took another step toward a second straight Olympics, winning the all-around Saturday at the Secret U.S. Classic. The 22-year-old from Massachusetts, who won gold in London in the floor exercise, scored 59.25 points to finish just under a point ahead of 18-year-old Rachel Gowey. Raisman and Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas are looking to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

For Simone Biles, USA Gymnastics, Road to Rio starts at The Secret Classic

The process for choosing the USA Olympic women’s gymnastics team begins Saturday night in Hartford, Conn., when the most of the squad’s top contenders compete in the first of three domestic competitions. The Secret Classic is the first step towards impressing Marta Karolyi and the selection committee. It also serves as the final qualifier for the P&G National Championship...
Via Excelle Sports
10 days ago

Simone Biles leads US to Pacific Rim Gymnastics title

EVERETT, Wash. —€” Simone Biles began her preparations for the Rio Olympics in dominant fashion Saturday night in the Pacific Rim Championships, winning the all-around title to lead the U.S. women to the team title. The 19-year-old Biles, the three-time world all-around champion, finished first in the vault, balance beam and floor routine, and third in the uneven bars to win...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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

ESPN Announces 24 Athletes Who Will Take It Off For The Body Issue

Twitter/Raisman Every year, ESPN the Magazine puts out its “Body” issue, which features around two dozen athletes taking it all off to show off their toned physique. Monday, the Worldwide Leader announced the 24 participants in this year’s issue.  Here’s the list, which includes a number of baseball, football, basketball and soccer stars. Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin, Aly Raisman Among Athletes In Next ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” will be out next month, and there’s no shortage of sports stars posing in the nude. The magazine’s yearly Body Issue — which shows athletes photographed naked — is set to be released online on July 6 and will hit newsstands July 10. Perhaps the biggest name on this year’s list is Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, but he’s...
June 22, 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...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympians Gracie Gold, Steve Langton Among Mass. Natives Headed To Sochi (Gallery)

While some New Englanders hide from the snow, ice and other wintry wonders that the coldest season brings, others flock to it. The 2014 Winter Olympics are just weeks away, and memories of Aly Raisman, Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig and Alex Meyer are a reminder of the many Massachusetts natives who have donned U.S. gear come Olympic season. This February in Sochi, there will be Mass....
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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