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Gabby Douglas Will Not See Her Third Olympics in Paris

Gymnast withdraws from USA Gymnastics Championships with ankle injury

(Newser) - Gabby Douglas' long-shot bid to make the US women's gymnastics team for the Paris Olympics is over. As the AP reports, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion withdrew from the USA Gymnastics Championships on Wednesday, citing an ankle injury. The 28-year-old Douglas, who helped the US win gold in the...

A Gymnast's Legendary Olympic Run Comes to End
A Gymnast's Legendary
Olympic Run Comes to End
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A Gymnast's Legendary Olympic Run Comes to End

Oksana Chusovitina will miss first Summer Games since 1992

(Newser) - She's far from the biggest name among Olympic gymnasts, but by one measure she is certainly the most frequent. Uzbekistani gymnast Oksana Chusovitina on Thursday announced that she has no shot at competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics, ending a run that has seen her compete at eight consecutive...

Simone Biles Begins Her March to Paris

Gymnast dominates US Classic looking for her spot on Olympic team as Gabby Douglas scratches

(Newser) - Simone Biles certainly looks ready for Paris with more than two months to go before the Olympic games begin. The gymnastics superstar began her bid for a third Olympic team looking as dominant as ever at the US Classic on Saturday, posting an all-around score of 59.500, nearly two...

AP's Female Athlete of the Year Made Comeback for Three-peat

Simone Biles, who stunned in her return to gymnastics competition, wins honor a 3rd time

(Newser) - There were jitters, of course. Considering all that happened, how could there not? When Simone Biles walked onto the floor at a suburban Chicago arena in late July for her first gymnastics competition in two years, she knew plenty of people were wondering how it was going to go. "...

'Tyranny of the Scales' Eliminated From British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics unveils new policies designed to put children's welfare first

(Newser) - British gymnastics coaches can instruct their gymnasts to do many things. Step on a scale isn't one of them anymore. The BBC reports that new British Gymnastics rules prohibit "harmful" weight-management practices that it described as "on the fringes of abuse." Going forward, no child 10...

Mary Lou Retton's DWTS Partner Has an Update on Gymnast
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There's a Good Update on Mary Lou Retton

Gymnast is home, recovering, after intense battle with pneumonia

(Newser) - After nearly two weeks in the ICU battling a rare and life-threatening form of pneumonia, Mary Lou Retton has been discharged, the BBC reports. In an Instagram update, Retton's daughter, McKenna Kelley, said Monday, "Mom is HOME & in recovery mode." She thanked the doctors and nurses...

Mary Lou Retton in ICU, Unable to Breathe on Her Own

Iconic gymnast has rare form of pneumonia, her daughter says

(Newser) - Mary Lou Retton is still in the ICU and the legendary gymnast "continues to fight," her four daughters posted on Instagram Wednesday. The sisters thanked fans for their love and support and asked for continued prayers and positive thoughts, saying their mom is getting "incredible medical care....

Simone Biles, US Women's Team Both Set Records

By winning team title at gymnastics world championships in Antwerp, Belgium

(Newser) - Simone Biles and her teammates were far from perfect, and yet nothing could stand in the way of a victory that set a record for both the US women's team and the greatest gymnast in history. The US women earned a record seventh consecutive team title at the gymnastics...

Simone Biles Launches Into the History Books

She becomes first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault at international meet

(Newser) - Simone Biles made a remarkable return to international competition at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, becoming the first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault at an international meet. In her first international competition since the Tokyo Olympics, an event she withdrew from in 2021, the 19-time...

Young Black Gymnast Watches Everyone Get a Medal but Her
Video of Snubbed Black
Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology
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Video of Snubbed Black Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology

Ireland's sports ministry says girl at competition was 'badly let down' by being passed over

(Newser) - A video showing a young Black gymnast being passed over for a medal while her white counterparts all receive one is now making the rounds, prompting an apology from Gymnastics Ireland and support from one of the biggest names in the sport. The BBC reports that the clip now circulating...

A Decade After 1st US Gymnastics Title, Simone Biles Makes History With 8th
Simone Biles
Just Made History

Simone Biles Just Made History

She won a record 8th US Gymnastics title, and became oldest woman to ever do so

(Newser) - Simone Biles is not going to explain herself. Part of this is by design. Part of this is because she simply can't. When the gymnastics star is at her best, as she was on Sunday night while winning her record eighth US championship, she feels like she's in...

Simone Biles Returns. It Was Like She Never Left

After two years away from gymnastics, she smokes the competition at US Classic

(Newser) - Notice to the world's elite female gymnasts: Simone Biles is back. The 26-year-old returned to competition at the US Classic Saturday after taking two years off for mental health issues and easily dominated, reports USA Today . Biles won the competition by 5 points, an enormous margin—the New York ...

Larry Nassar Was 'Lucky' to Survive Prison Stabbing


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What We Know About the Larry Nassar Stabbing

Disgraced sports doctor was stabbed 10 times, is 'lucky to be alive'

(Newser) - A few details are leaking out about the prison stabbing of former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing college and Olympic female gymnasts:
  • 10 times: The attack occurred about 2:35pm Sunday at the Coleman federal penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida, reports the AP . Nassar was stabbed
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Simone Biles, Other Nassar Victims Go After FBI for $1B

'Time for the FBI to be held accountable'

(Newser) - Former Olympic gymnasts, including gold medalist Simone Biles, are among dozens of assault victims who are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar, lawyers said Wednesday. There's no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of...

He Wore a 'Z' After Medaling. Now, a Ban

Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak sported letter, symbol of Russian invasion, while next to Ukrainian

(Newser) - The letter "Z," a letter proudly tied by the Russians to their invasion of Ukraine, has been spotted everywhere from military tanks to warmongering politicians. One of the country's gymnasts, however, is now paying the price for defiantly wearing his own version of it after medaling in...

Simone Biles Embarks on 'Career Pivot'

Gymnast partners with mental health company

(Newser) - "I'm still scared to do gymnastics." Simone Biles says the anxiety that forced her to withdraw from competition at the Olympics has not retreated. On the Today show Thursday, the gymnast said she's OK doing floor exercises, but she still can't manage to do anything...

After Days in the Stands, Biles Makes the 'Impossible Possible'

Gymnast wins a bronze medal, after she'd earlier pulled out of team competition, 4 individual events

(Newser) - It's been a difficult week for Simone Biles, who pulled out of multiple events at the Summer Olympics to deal with mental health issues after a bout with the "twisties." But the determined gymnast made it back onto the competition floor Tuesday in Tokyo, walking away with...

Looks Like Biles Will Make One More Olympics Showing

Gymnast set to appear in balance beam finals on Tuesday, though she could still withdraw

(Newser) - A week after we last saw her compete, Simone Biles will return to the Olympic stage. After pulling out of team competition finals and four individual events— all-around , floor, uneven bars, and vault —to take care of her mental health, saying she was struggling with the "twisties,"...

Biles Pulls Out of 2 More Finals in Tokyo

No vault or uneven bars for gymnast as she focuses on her mental health

(Newser) - Simone Biles is opting not to defend her Olympic vault title, pulling out of Sunday's event finals for both vault and uneven bars while she focuses on her mental health. The 24-year-old six-time Olympic medalist removed herself from competition during the team finals on Tuesday and sat out Thursday'...

In Suni Lee's Story Is the Hmong Story as Well
In Suni Lee's Story
Is the Hmong Story as Well
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In Suni Lee's Story Is the Hmong Story as Well

Gymnast is the first from her ethnic community to compete for America

(Newser) - Sunisa "Suni" Lee was going to make history even if she returned from the Tokyo Olympics without a single medal. The 18-year-old is the first Hmong American to compete, and not only did she compete, she is taking home the gold in individual all-around gymnastics. Lee's victory is...

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