Latest Gymnastics News

McCusker close to Biles in bars, and that will have to do

Aug. 20, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Riley McCusker came within one-tenth of a point on the uneven bars of preventing a Simone Biles sweep at the U.S. gymnastics championships. With the Olympic champion turning in another dominant performance, that will have to do. "Second to Simone is kind of like being first," McCusker said...

Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

Aug. 20, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her...

USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Aug. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of...

Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility

Aug. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in...

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th US gymnastics title

Aug. 18, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different. Eighteen months ago an Achilles injury threatened to derail the...

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...

Mikulak leads after first day of US gymnastics championships

Aug. 16, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Mikulak is back in his usual spot at the U.S. men's gymnastics championships. He's not so sure that's a good thing. The four-time champion overcame a pair of miscues on high bar and pommel horse to post an all-around score of 85.150 during the opening round Thursday, more than a point...

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...