MyKayla Skinner aims for second stellar night at Olympic Trials

There were plenty of ups and downs after the first night of the Olympic Trials. MyKayla Skinner’s performance was definitely an up. Skinner finished in fourth place in the all-around behind Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman to keep herself firmly in the conversation for Rio. Day 1 of Olympic Trials was amazing!! Thanks for all the love and support tonight from everyone...
Via Excelle Sports
4 hours ago

Gymnastics walks fine line between training and overtraining

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 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, soul-draining workout, those same girls who dream of following in Raisman's footsteps often leave in tears. "I feel bad that...
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

Olympic Trials: Aly Raisman solid but not perfect on beam

Aly Raisman scores 14.800 on balance beam on night one of women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Olympic Trials: Aly Raisman proves solid in floor routine

Aly Raisman scores 15.45 for her floor routine on day 1 of the women's U.S. Gymnastics Olympics Trials.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Ever Wonder: How does Aly Raisman perfect the "Aly bun"?

After getting trouble for her messy hair during competitions, Aly Raisman developed a flip-proof method for making sure her topknot stays in place. Learn the secrets of the "Aly bun."
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Three questions ahead of gymnastics Olympic Trials

The U.S. Olympic Trials – gymnastics start Friday night. With the team being selected on Sunday following the competition, there are still questions to be answered. Here are three of the biggest: 1 . Has Maggie Nichols recovered enough from her knee surgery? Nichols had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in early April, which set her back six weeks. Before the injury, Nichols...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

U.S. gymnastics trials: It's Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman ... then who else?

SAN JOSE – Carly Patterson, the star of the 2004 Olympics, has little doubt who will lead the U.S. gymnastics team in Rio this summer. It's the same three gymnasts almost everyone raves about – Simone Biles and 2012 Olympic gold medalists Gabby...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Age: Raisman Ready For Rio

Over the hill? At 22? It's often an outlandish reality for gymnasts and a reality Aly Raisman confronts every morning, but she's poised to help the United States take another run at Olympic gymnastics gold in Rio this summer.
Via Sports On Earth
4 days ago

Tom Brady Inspires Gold Medalist Aly Raisman To Go For Rio Olympics Spot

Tom Brady has inspired many over the course of his illustrious NFL career but it seems he has even managed to inspire Olympic gold-medalists. Needham, MA native and two-time gold-medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman said in an interview with NBC Sports that Brady encouraged her to compete for a spot in the Rio Olympics despite her old age for the sport.’s Rachel Holt has...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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