The Graba Twins' Coaching Philosophy: Athlete Empowerment & Code of Points
Sep 7, 2021After Sunisa Lee won the Tokyo Olympic All-Around gold medal, people started talking about Jess Graba, one of her two elite coaches at Midwest Gymnastics, alongside Alison Lim. As Lee transitions to NCAA gymnastics at Auburn, people are now talking about Jeff Graba, Jess’s twin brother, and the Head Coach at Auburn University.
Who We Might See At The 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Aug 30, 2021With Tokyo 2020 games behind us, many avid gymnastic fans are finding themselves in a bout of post-Olympic depression. Fans are usually left with a void of international events immediately following an Olympic year. This year is different.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Why Nicole Ahsinger Is Flying Into Tokyo, Ready And Confident
Jul 19, 2021Nicole Ahsinger doesn’t have a lot on her list of pre-competition rituals. She doesn’t meditate. She doesn’t have a breathing technique. She doesn’t do any visualization.
Metroplex Gymnast Katelyn Jong Hits Her Stride
Jul 19, 2021Katelyn Jong's apprehensiveness on beam in her early days would not be the best indicator of the junior elite gymnast that she would become today. Her transformation is the sum of incremental improvements and a one step at a time mentality.
Laura Zeng Bounds Into Tokyo, One Step At A Time
Jul 13, 2021It wasn’t always rhythmic gymnastics for two-time Olympian Laura Zeng. When she was 7 years old, she had a big decision to make: swimming or rhythmic gymnastics.
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.
Meet The Tokyo Bound 2021 U.S. Women's Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Team
Jun 28, 2021The five-time Olympic medalist finished first in the two-day competition overall, with a score of 118.098. Biles actually finished second on day two to Suni Lee with a 57.533, but again, won the overall meet with 118.098.