Latest Women's gymnastics News

Accomplished college gymnast dies after training accident

Nov. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her mother,...

Ex-Michigan State president to stand trial; trustee quits

Oct. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered former Michigan State University President Lou Ann Simon to stand trial on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The ruling came the same day the school revealed...

Bregman 2-run homer breaks postseason slump but Astros lose

Oct. 24, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. After that, there...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles. Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that...

Another day, another record for Simone Biles

Oct. 12, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Another day, another record for Simone Biles. In a week where she's written even more history than she usually does, the U.S. gymnastics star won her 23rd world championship medal on Saturday in vault. That matches the all-time record by any gymnast, male or female — and...

Simone Biles wins 5th all-around title at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 10, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic. Biles marked her fifth all-around world title by ending her floor routine with a mic-drop gesture — a nod to her social-media following. Biles...

Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold

Oct. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title. It was Biles' 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at...

US gymnast Sunisa Lee caps emotional 2 months with gold

Oct. 8, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — As Sunisa Lee heard the national anthem play for her first world championship gold medal, her thoughts were back home in Minnesota. Just two months have passed since Lee's father John injured his spine in a fall while helping to trim a tree. He's undergoing rehab after suffering...

Biles aims to write more history at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 1, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though. At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into the...