Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 3, 2018

Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

Kenzo Shirai took silver in the floor exercise at the world championships on Friday. Russia's Artur Dalaloyan followed his victory in the men's individual all-around competition on Wednesday by taking floor gold at the Aspire Dome with 14.900 points. Shirai, who finished seventh in the individual ...

Murakami gets silver in all-around at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 2, 2018

Murakami gets silver in all-around at worlds

Mai Murakami finished second in the women's individual all-around competition at the World Gymnastics Championships on Thursday, earning Japan its first-ever silver medal in the category. Murakami accrued 55.798 points to place second behind reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles of the United States, who won ...

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 17, 2018

U.S. gymnastics chief quits after criticism

The newly appointed head of USA Gymnastics resigned just four days after being named to the job on Tuesday following stinging criticism of her appointment by Olympic stars Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman. Former Republican politician Mary Bono, who had only been revealed as interim ...

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

More Sports / Gymnastics Dec 27, 2016

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. The balance beam ...

U.S. gymnasts put world on notice

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Gymnastics Aug 8, 2016

U.S. gymnasts put world on notice

The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U.S. women's gymnastics team felt the pressure that comes not from outside expectations but those held within. Then the lights came on. And just like that, ...

Biles captures all-around title again

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 30, 2015

Biles captures all-around title again

Simone Biles is human. The proof came halfway through her beam routine at the World Gymnastics Championships Thursday night, when a front flip ended with Biles reaching forward and squeezing the piece of wood as hard as she could with both hands. Twenty minutes later, ...