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Simone Biles Begins Her March to Paris

Gymnast dominates US Classic looking for her spot on Olympic team as Gabby Douglas scratches

(Newser) - Simone Biles certainly looks ready for Paris with more than two months to go before the Olympic games begin. The gymnastics superstar began her bid for a third Olympic team looking as dominant as ever at the US Classic on Saturday, posting an all-around score of 59.500, nearly two...

AP's Female Athlete of the Year Made Comeback for Three-peat

Simone Biles, who stunned in her return to gymnastics competition, wins honor a 3rd time

(Newser) - There were jitters, of course. Considering all that happened, how could there not? When Simone Biles walked onto the floor at a suburban Chicago arena in late July for her first gymnastics competition in two years, she knew plenty of people were wondering how it was going to go. "...

Simone Biles, US Women's Team Both Set Records

By winning team title at gymnastics world championships in Antwerp, Belgium

(Newser) - Simone Biles and her teammates were far from perfect, and yet nothing could stand in the way of a victory that set a record for both the US women's team and the greatest gymnast in history. The US women earned a record seventh consecutive team title at the gymnastics...

Simone Biles Launches Into the History Books

She becomes first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault at international meet

(Newser) - Simone Biles made a remarkable return to international competition at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, becoming the first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault at an international meet. In her first international competition since the Tokyo Olympics, an event she withdrew from in 2021, the 19-time...

Young Black Gymnast Watches Everyone Get a Medal but Her
Video of Snubbed Black
Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology
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Video of Snubbed Black Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology

Ireland's sports ministry says girl at competition was 'badly let down' by being passed over

(Newser) - A video showing a young Black gymnast being passed over for a medal while her white counterparts all receive one is now making the rounds, prompting an apology from Gymnastics Ireland and support from one of the biggest names in the sport. The BBC reports that the clip now circulating...

A Decade After 1st US Gymnastics Title, Simone Biles Makes History With 8th
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Simone Biles Just Made History

She won a record 8th US Gymnastics title, and became oldest woman to ever do so

(Newser) - Simone Biles is not going to explain herself. Part of this is by design. Part of this is because she simply can't. When the gymnastics star is at her best, as she was on Sunday night while winning her record eighth US championship, she feels like she's in...

Simone Biles Returns. It Was Like She Never Left

After two years away from gymnastics, she smokes the competition at US Classic

(Newser) - Notice to the world's elite female gymnasts: Simone Biles is back. The 26-year-old returned to competition at the US Classic Saturday after taking two years off for mental health issues and easily dominated, reports USA Today . Biles won the competition by 5 points, an enormous margin—the New York ...

2 Big Names Return to Gymnastics Competition

Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee are looking ahead to the 2024 Olympics

(Newser) - Next year's Summer Olympics in Paris could be particularly epic for fans of US gymnastics: Two huge names are returning to competition, with the Paris games in mind. Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee will participate in the US Classic on Aug. 5 outside Chicago, NPR reports. It's the...

Simone Biles: I'm 'Officially Owens' Now

Star gymnast weds NFL's Jonathan Owens

(Newser) - It's a high-profile wedding in the world of sports: All-star gymnast Simone Biles married the NFL's Jonathan Owens, reports Page Six . "I do," wrote Biles, 26, in a photo caption she posted on social media. "Officially Owens," she added. Her husband is a 27-year-old...

Biden Awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, 16 Others

Gymnast is youngest-ever recipient

(Newser) - President 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, and gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords. "Today, she adds to her medal count," Biden said as he introduced Biles, whose 32 Olympic...

Simone Biles, Other Nassar Victims Go After FBI for $1B

'Time for the FBI to be held accountable'

(Newser) - Former Olympic gymnasts, including gold medalist Simone Biles, are among dozens of assault victims who are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar, lawyers said Wednesday. There's no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of...

Simone Biles Got Engaged on Valentine's Day

NFL player Jonathan Owens popped the question

(Newser) - Simone Biles isn't sure if her future holds another Olympics—but it will definitely include a wedding. The four-time Olympic gold medal gymnast announced on Instagram Tuesday that her boyfriend, Houston Texans player Jonathan Owens, had proposed to her on Valentine's Day and it had been the "...

Time 's Person of the Year: Elon Musk
Time Names Its
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Time Names Its Person of the Year

Elon Musk gets the honors for 2021

(Newser) - Time magazine has named its Person of the Year for 2021: Elon Musk. "He is reshaping life on Earth and possibly life off Earth as well," Time Editor-In-Chief Edward Felsenthal said Monday on the Today show. Musk, of course, is the CEO of Tesla (pushing electric cars) and...

NFL Player Is Sidelined to Focus on Mental Health

Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons is stepping away from the game

(Newser) - Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley says he's stepping away from football, at least temporarily, to focus on his mental health. Ridley was a last-minute scratch from Sunday's game against Carolina, the second game he's missed this season for what the team would only describe as a personal...

Simone Biles Embarks on 'Career Pivot'

Gymnast partners with mental health company

(Newser) - "I'm still scared to do gymnastics." Simone Biles says the anxiety that forced her to withdraw from competition at the Olympics has not retreated. On the Today show Thursday, the gymnast said she's OK doing floor exercises, but she still can't manage to do anything...

Simone Biles: I Should Have Quit Before Olympics

Gymnast talks to 'The Cut'

(Newser) - In an extensive profile at The Cut , Simone Biles says she should not have competed in the Tokyo Olympics—but that she refused to let abusive team doctor Larry Nassar have that impact on her. "If you looked at everything I’ve gone through for the past seven years,...

FBI Agent Tried to Tell Me Nassar Abuse 'Wasn't That Bad'

Larry Nassar victims speak to Senate Judiciary Committee about botched investigation

(Newser) - Simone Biles says those involved in the botched FBI investigation of her abuser, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, need to be "federally prosecuted to the fullest extent." Her Wednesday statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee came a day after the Washington Post reported that the...

After Days in the Stands, Biles Makes the 'Impossible Possible'

Gymnast wins a bronze medal, after she'd earlier pulled out of team competition, 4 individual events

(Newser) - It's been a difficult week for Simone Biles, who pulled out of multiple events at the Summer Olympics to deal with mental health issues after a bout with the "twisties." But the determined gymnast made it back onto the competition floor Tuesday in Tokyo, walking away with...

Looks Like Biles Will Make One More Olympics Showing

Gymnast set to appear in balance beam finals on Tuesday, though she could still withdraw

(Newser) - A week after we last saw her compete, Simone Biles will return to the Olympic stage. After pulling out of team competition finals and four individual events— all-around , floor, uneven bars, and vault —to take care of her mental health, saying she was struggling with the "twisties,"...

Simone Biles' Important Message: 'Text MyKayla'

American MyKayla Skinner didn't fly home from Tokyo as a result, and she just won a silver

(Newser) - Simone Biles has opted to skip another event, the floor exercise, because of her continuing mental block . The American gymnast now has only one more event in which she might compete, the balance beam, and USA Gymnastics has not said whether she will take part in that competition on Tuesday....

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