Latest Women's gymnastics News

Biden awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 07, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican whom Biden served with in the Senate, and gun-control advocate Gabby...

Pandemic-delayed World Games open in Birmingham a year late

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Games open Thursday in Alabama featuring more than 3,600 athletes participating in non-Olympic events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts and tug of war. The opening ceremony, set for...

Aliyah Boston wins Honda Cup as top female college athlete

Jun. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night. She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus. Boston’s coach, Dawn Staley, won the award...

Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandal

Jun. 17, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected a final appeal from sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts, including Olympic medalists. Attorneys for Nassar said he was treated unfairly in 2018 and deserved...

Iowa swimmers wondered if Title IX suit was 'going to work'

Jun. 15, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Alexa Puccini was just a few days into her freshman year at Iowa, working out with a couple other members of the women’s swimming and diving team. It was August 2020 and she was finally on campus after committing as a junior in high school. A couple hours later, the group was...

Sacramone Quinn, Memmel embrace new roles at USA Gymnastics

Jun. 13, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

Alicia Sacramone Quinn and Chellsie Memmel walked through the fire together for much of their decorated gymnastics careers, becoming more than just teammates as they traveled the globe for one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs. USA Gymnastics is leaning on that...

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

Jun. 08, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday. ...

Olympian, Nassar victim Schwikert Moser on USA Gym board

Jun. 02, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Tasha Schwikert Moser knew she had a choice. The former Olympian could continue to work on the outside while attempting to hold USA Gymnastics accountable as it tries to emerge from the rubble of the Larry Nassar scandal. Or she could leap into the void and take her advocacy for the...

No charges for agents in botched Larry Nassar probe

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to quickly open an investigation of sports doctor Larry Nassar despite learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting female gymnasts. The...

USA Gymnastics tabs Sacramone Quinn, Memmel for top posts

May. 26, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

USA Gymnastics is turning to two of its most-decorated athletes to help guide its women's elite program. Alicia Sacramone Quinn and Chellsie Memmel, teammates on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team that earned silver in Beijing, are part of the new leadership paradigm within the organization....