TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations.
TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal.
Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday's women's gymnastics team final.
TOKYO (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy huddled with the rest of the Russian men's gymnastics team, stared at the scoreboard and waited.
TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura spent a decade redefining the standard of excellence in men's gymnastics. The two-time Olympic champion's combination of grace and precision — coupled with a soft-spoken humility that did its best to downplay his otherworldly talent — made him a superstar in Japan and widely revered everywhere else.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brody Malone tried to block it all out. The stakes. The scores. The noise. His ears wouldn't cooperate.
So yeah, Malone knew exactly where he was in the standings at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday In the lead.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donnell Whittenburg can see the end. It's lurking out there somewhere. Probably this fall, whether he finds his way onto the U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team or not.
The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote.
The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at the NCAA level, one that will eventually have a ripple effect up and down the food chain for a sport struggling for relevance inside the U.S.