U.S. Rhythmic Group Finishes 11th In Qualifying At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Aug 7, 2021The U.S. rhythmic group, comprised of Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Camilla Feeley of Wheeling, Ill., Lili Mizuno of Northbrook, Ill., Elizaveta Pletneva of Wheeling, Ill., and Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill., finished 11th in the qualification round at the Tokyo Olympic Games Friday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. The group was just edged out of Saturday’s final as the top eight teams advanced.
Griskenas & Zeng Top 15 During Qualifying Round For Rhythmic Individual AA
Aug 6, 2021TOKYO, August 6, 2021 – For the first time under the current qualification system, the U.S. was represented by two athletes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at an Olympic Games Friday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill., and Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill., finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The pair narrowly missed Saturday’s final but were named the second and third reserves for the competition after the top ten gymnasts advanced.
Best Moments From The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Aug 4, 2021As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics come to an end, we get to experience the worst part: realizing it’s over. Luckily, we can reminisce on all the best moments of the games for years to come - and this year’s Olympics was exciting from start to finish, with unexpected twists and turns every second. Here are just a few of our favorite moments!
Simone Biles Takes Bronze On Balance Beam At 2020 Toyko Olympics
Aug 3, 2021TOKYO, August 3, 2021 – On the final day of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, secured the bronze medal on balance beam. Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn., and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif., were also in action.
Jade Carey Earns Gold On Floor Exercise At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Aug 2, 2021TOKYO, August 2, 2021 – Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz., took the top spot on floor exercise during Monday’s event finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Carey, the second competitor to perform, delivered a 14.366, setting a bar that would not be eclipsed. Vanessa Ferrari of Italy claimed the silver medal with a 14.200, and Mai Murakami of Japan and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee shared the bronze medal with a 14.166.
Suni Lee, MyKayla Skinner Medal At Event Finals At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Aug 1, 2021TOKYO, August 1, 2021 – MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz., vaulted her way to the silver medal on the first night of individual event finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, while Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., took bronze on uneven bars.
Aliaksei Shostak Finishes 13th In Trampoline At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Jul 31, 2021TOKYO, July 31, 2021 – World team silver medalist Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La., took 13th in the Olympic men’s trampoline competition Saturday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Shostak’s first qualifying routine earned a 51.165 but his quest for a medal came to an end when he was unable to complete his second routine. He finished with a combined 82.150.
Nicole Ahsinger Places 6th For U.S. In Olympic Women's Trampoline
Jul 30, 2021TOKYO, July 30, 2021 – World team silver medalist Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La., matched the highest finish for U.S. athletes in Olympic women’s trampoline Friday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Ahsinger posted a 54.350 in the event final to secure sixth place. Previously, Savannah Vinsant, who competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games, was the only U.S. women’s trampolinist to earn a spot in an Olympic final. Vinsant also finished 6th.
Sunisa Lee Captures Fifth Straight U.S. Olympic Women's All-Around Title
Jul 29, 2021TOKYO, July 29, 2021 – In a back-and-forth match up that came down to the final rotation, Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., topped Rebeca Andrade of Brazil to claim Team USA’s fifth-straight Olympic women’s all-around title Thursday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. She joins an iconic list of U.S. Olympic all-around gold medalists that includes Mary Lou Retton (1984), Carly Patterson (2004), Nastia Liukin (2008), Gabby Douglas (2012) and Simone Biles (2016).
Malone Finishes 10th, Mikulak 12th In Men's AA Final At Tokyo Olympic Games
Jul 28, 2021TOKYO, July 28, 2021 – U.S. gymnasts Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn., and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif., were 10th and 12th, respectively in the men’s all-around competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Wednesday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Mikulak, who is competing in his third Olympics, posted an 83.164, finishing just behind Malone who notched an 84.465 across all six apparatus.
U.S. Women Gymnastics Capture Silver Medal At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Jul 27, 2021TOKYO, July 27, 2021 – Despite unprecedented adversity, a gritty team effort catapulted the U.S. women’s team to a second-place finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Tuesday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. After veteran Olympic champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, withdrew from the competition following the first rotation, the remaining team members – Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash., Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., and Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn. – banded together to secure the silver medal for the U.S.
Simone vs Herself Episode 4 Highlights Mental Health
Jul 7, 2021In the most serious episode yet, Simone Biles opens up about sexual assault and mental health in Simone vs Herself episode four. Titled "What more can I say?", the episode also demonstrates the power Simone has as a prominent figure and survivor in the sport.
Zeng Wins Two Event Titles On Second Night At The 2021 USA Championships
Jun 28, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2021 - The 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships continued Saturday at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis. Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center swept the clubs and ribbon titles, posting a 25.450 in clubs and 20.850 in ribbon to close out the night. Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center finished second in clubs (23.350) and ribbon (20.100). In the junior division, Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi of San Diego, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles topped the all-around competition and clubs field, and Milana Abayeva of Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora took top honors in the ribbon competition.
USA Gymnastics Announces Men's Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Team Roster
Jun 27, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2021 – USA Gymnastics has named five athletes to the U.S. Olympic team for men’s artistic gymnastics following the conclusion of the men’s competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials held June 24 and 26 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.
USA Gymnastics Names T&T Junior National Teams At 2021 USA Championships
Jun 27, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, June 26, 2021 – USA Gymnastics has announced the 2021 Trampoline & Tumbling Junior National Teams rosters following the conclusion of the junior competition at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships. Members of the Junior National Teams are listed below alphabetically by discipline.