Latest Women's gymnastics News

Reigning world champ Hurd best of the rest at US gymnastics

Aug. 17, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning world champion Morgan Hurd manages to be impressed by Simone Biles without being intimidated by the gap between the Olympic gold medalist and the rest of the women at the U.S. gymnastics championships. Posting perhaps her best day in competition — with a score that was better...

Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

Aug. 17, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles didn't come back after a two-year break from gymnastics to just win. That's not really what it's about for the Olympic champion. She's won enough — more than enough really — during her career. And she's got the medals to prove it. The second act of her remarkable...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

Aug. 17, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen off the beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a run at Simone Biles in the Olympic champion's...

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Aug. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and Ross...

Olympic gymnastics champion Shushunova dies at 49

Aug. 16, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49. The Russian Gymnastics Federation said Shushunova "died suddenly" on Thursday. Russian media reported she had complications from pneumonia. Shushunova scored perfect...

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal around her...

Italian cyclist Trentin sprints to Euro gold as Sagan quits

Aug. 12, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin sprinted to gold in the men's road race at the European Championships on Sunday as three-time world champion Peter Sagan quit with 84 kilometers (52 miles) left. Spearheading a leading group of five, Italian teammate Davide Cimolai set up Trentin...

Russia overcomes slow start to win European gymnastics title

Aug. 11, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy kept his nerve during the last high bar exercise to help Russia win the men's team gymnastics final at the European Championships on Saturday. A day after Russia badly struggled on the apparatus in qualification, Nagornyy avoided risks in an unspectacular but solid...

Between Rio and Tokyo, Paltrinieri looks for Olympic feeling

Aug. 2, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Taking place between the Rio and Tokyo Games, Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri is hoping for some Olympic feeling at a new European multi-sport event. Often struggling to gain much interest on a European level, swimming and six other sports have brought their stand-alone...

Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition

Jul. 28, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them too, if only to help her figure out whether she...