Latest Women's gymnastics News

Ex-coach's Nassar-related conviction will not be reinstated

Sep. 21, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Wednesday and won't reinstate the conviction of a retired Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. The state attorney general's...

Konnor McClain rallies to claim US gymnastics national title

Aug. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Konnor McClain arrived in Texas last spring adrift, her confidence shattered. The gymnastics that came so easily for so long to the precocious teenager had turned shaky. Uncertain. At one point last spring, she felt she was “the most garbage gymnast ever." She...

Shilese Jones sprints to lead at US gymnastics championships

Aug. 19, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shilese Jones could have moved on a year ago. There's a gymnastics scholarship waiting for her at the University of Florida whenever she wants it. Only Jones couldn't walk away from the chance to make a run at the Olympics. Not when there was so...

Skepticism and hope as USA Gymnastics enters post-Nassar era

Aug. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The blue and red flames of the new logo USA Gymnastics unveiled this week are designed to symbolize rebirth. They might as well double as a metaphor for the self-inflicted damage the organization has endured for the better part of a decade. The Larry Nassar...

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...