The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio were definitely one for the history books as the USA came out on top with a total of 121 medals. Nine of those medals came thanks to the US Women's Gymnastics Team, dubbed the "Final Five".
This is for you my sister - to read when ignorance seems to prevail...it does not. When it seems that all is not well...don't dare forget it can be difficult being a lovely, brown- skinned gazelle.
"Luck" at the Olympics is treated like a dirty word. Luck just means "uncertainty" or "volatility." In most events, the extraordinary level of skill among the top competitors is so close that luck can make the difference.
Simone Biles is being touted as the best woman gymnast of all times. She's the young U.S. Olympian who's taken the games by storm and won four gold me...
You're amazing Simone, and the world is JUST getting a glimpse of how great you are. Continue to make progress, and enjoy your life. America will turn it's back on you. And when it does, do exactly what you've always done...win.
How fortunate are we to have had you strong, confident, and brave young ladies be a part of lives? It's like you've become part of our family. My girls may not remember the summer of "The Final Five," but I will. It was the summer I watched you win Gold and the summer my girls gained five new heroes.
To every adoptive mother or father out there, you ARE a parent. You are validated. You are real. Your love and devotion and time and sweat and unconditional love make you a parent.
After two nights of fierce competition at the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials in San Jose, California, the 2016 team has finally be...
If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.
Everything changed when the doctors discovered that the pain in my wrist wasn't a sprain. The doctors told me I never would do gymnastics again. Both my world and my Olympic dream came crashing down in that doctors' office.
To be a great gymnast you must be superhumanly strong and have great balance, and yet also display such delicacy of movement that Mikhail Baryshnikov would be impressed.
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Here are the highlights, lowlights, and total shocks for the U.S. gymnastics teams at the 2012 Olympics.
Everyone needs a posse. We need them now more than ever, as we are navigating both the best time to be a woman, in terms of opportunities, and one of the worst time, as violence against women escalates in nearly every country.
Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.
What saddens me is that rhythmic gymnastics is being judged by its appearance. Rhythmic is so much more than leotards and make-up.