With the Spanish women’s gymnastics team qualifying for the final Tokyo Olympic spot last month, you couldn’t help but revisit the story of Roxana Popa. Imagine you’re an 11-year-old gymnast and you bring a package of talent to the sport. You perform with strength and flexibility, power and grace. Your hard work and ability vault you to the Spanish Juniors National Gymnastics Championships, where you win every apparatus, but you can’t collect a single medal because you aren’t a Spanish citizen.
Laurie Hernandez To Return At November National Team Camp
Nov 10, 2019Amanda Wijangco
A little over one year after returning to training and less than one year before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, Laurie Hernandez is making her first official steps to making the Olympic team. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist has accepted an invite to attend the November national team camp beginning Nov. 15.
Italy, Tang Xijing & Angelina Melnikova Made Big Statements At 2019 Worlds
Nov 6, 2019Sophia Scazzero
Tokyo 2020 is coming, and while the USA team is dominating the world stage and getting the hype it deserves, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S.’ top competitors. The 2019 World Championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-13, gave us a preview of which other athletes and teams we should look out for at next year’s Olympics.
Shawn Johnson & Husband Andrew East Celebrate Birth Of First Baby
Nov 4, 2019Miranda Martin
The long-awaited arrival of “Baby East” has finally come! Shawn Johnson East and her husband professional football player Andrew East welcomed their bundle of joy into the world, announcing it via Instagram Monday, and their baby is every bit as precious as you’d expect.
Sunisa Lee Wins Floor Silver, Simone Biles Breaks More Records
The second day of event finals had so many memorable moments it was difficult to narrow down the biggest headlines of the day. Although there were many more exciting moments, here are the three biggest headlines of the day from the final day of the 2019 World Championships.
Simone Biles, Carlos Yulo Make History In Worlds Event Finals
The first day of event finals at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was historic and exciting for both the men and women. Simone Biles continued to set new records as she added to her record-breaking medal haul with vault gold. Carlos Yulo became the first Philippine gymnastics world champion with his win on floor.
The top 24 qualifying men competed in artistic gymnastics all-around finals at the 2019 World Championships, and the competition was an exciting one down to the very last minute. Here are the top three headlines from this competition!
Simone Biles Makes History With Fifth World All-Around Title
Winning her 22nd World Championship medal, Simone Biles earned women's all-around gold at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with a score of 58.999. Tang Xijing of China and Angelina Melnikova of Russia were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively.
Russia Wins Its First Men's Team Gold At World Championships
The men’s team final at the 2019 World Championships caused a ton of excitement as the top eight teams came together and battled it out for the title. Here are the top three headlines from this competition, which was close all the way to the finish.
The first medals of the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Championships were awarded today with the women's team gold going to Team USA for the fifth consecutive World Championships. But that's not the only top story of today's competition.