Latest Women's gymnastics News

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...

Defending world champ Biles leads US women's gymnastics team

Sep. 23, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is heading to Germany to try to become the most decorated female gymnast in world championship history. Biles headlines the six-woman U.S. team that will travel to Stuttgart early next month. The defending world and Olympic champion has collected 20 world championship...

Nastia Liukin flips over leap into US Olympic Hall of Fame

Sep. 23, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

When she was a kid, Nastia Liukin watched the Olympics on TV and thought how cool it might be to one day meet some of America's greatest athletes. Then, she became one. Now, she'll be in the Hall of Fame with them. The champion gymnast and once-shunned track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos were named Monday to...

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic organizations

Sep. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday. The probes, first reported...