Latest Men's artistic gymnastics News

No team gold, but U.S. women show depth during Tokyo stay

Aug. 04, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is taking a break. Maybe a permanent one. Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum are all basically sprinting to college. MyKayla Skinner is ready to start a family. The six American women who are bringing home six medals from...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Biles returns to competition with a bronze medal and a smile

Aug. 03, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles returned to the competition at the Tokyo Olympics in style, and will leave with another medal. What color it is really isn't the point. That she delivered a tense, heart-pounding routine on the balance beam and nailed it with a smile meant...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

US women lose in soccer, win in volleyball, basketball

Aug. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The quest for gold medals is on track for the U.S. women's basketball and volleyball teams after finishing at the top of their groups in pool play. The U.S. women's soccer team can't say the same. Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick...

Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold

Aug. 02, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jade Carey traveled the world for a spot in the Olympics. Germany. Qatar. Azerbaijan. Australia. A lot of long flights. A little bit of jet lag. One unrelenting vision of what could be possible. She wasn't going to let a little thing...

EXPLAINER: How gymnastics evolved from 'exercising naked'

Aug. 01, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The word gymnastics is derived from the ancient Greek “gymnazein," meaning “to exercise naked.” The sport, now among the Olympics’ most beloved events, was born millennia ago, as young men trained for war in the buff. ...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

Aug. 01, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sunisa Lee came to Japan to win a gold medal. And she did. Just not the one she really, really wanted. The 18-year-old from Minnesota is a revelation on uneven bars, where her routines are an intricate series of connections and releases completed with so...

Milestone medals in pool, surprising winner in 100M dash

Aug. 01, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before Italian runner Marcell Jacobs was the surprising winner of the race to determine the fastest man in the world. Jacobs crossed the line in 9.80 seconds on Sunday to bring the...