Latest Women's gymnastics News

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

May. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA leaders need...

Gymnasts testify; lawmakers won't name abuse bill lobbyists

May. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. national team gymnasts backing a Texas bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court on Monday urged the state's lawmakers to restore a key provision allowing those individuals to sue institutions. A push to expand the statute of limitations...

USA Gymnastics' director of sports medicine lasts just 1 day

Apr. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

Edward Nyman's appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science at USA Gymnastics lasted just one day. The embattled organization announced it had removed Nyman on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics cited an unspecified conflict of interest as its...

Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced the hiring Wednesday. Wieber, who just finished her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at...

2020 Olympic gymnastics trials heading to St. Louis

Apr. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

The 2020 U.S. Olympic men's and women's gymnastics team trials are heading to St. Louis. USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday the trials will be June 25-28, 2020, at the Enterprise Center, home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Making the announcement 14 months in advance is a signal that USA Gymnastics is optimistic it...

UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi looks to make final statement on floor

Apr. 17, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame." As the 22-year old UCLA senior gets ready to compete for the final time at the NCAA Championships, she has lived up to her own words with a...

4-time champ Nichols is more than Athlete A in Nassar case

Apr. 4, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For all the work Maggie Nichols has put into becoming a world-class gymnast, some of her most important moments in the sport these days are coming off the mat. Like sitting at a long table at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, welcoming a steady stream of children and their...