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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The national titles are starting to run together for Simone Biles, a three-year blur of near flawlessly executed routines and carry-on cases full of medals. If Biles is being honest, the fourth straight all-around championship she cruised to on Sunday night wasn’t so much a competition as an exhibition and one […]

The 18-year old African-American gymnast continues to have a historic year as she preps for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

(Via USA Today) — GLASGOW, Scotland / It’s not enough for the U.S. women to set the gold standard in gymnastics. At the rate they’re piling up the bling, their collection is going to rival that of a royal family by the end of next summer’s Rio Olympics. Simone Biles became the first woman to […]

  Another young woman has joined the ranks of great Black gymnasts, and you won’t believe you haven’t heard of her before. If anyone asks…

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NANNING, China (AP) — Simone Biles of the United States won her second straight all-around gold medal at the gymnastics world championships on Friday. Biles, 17, scored 15.066 on her floor routine to finish with 60.231 points and defend the title she won last year in Antwerp, Belgium. Larisa Iordache of Romania won silver with […]

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ROME (AP) — Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito has apologized for making a racist comment aimed at an American rival. Vanessa Ferrari and teammate Ferlito finished fourth and fifth on the balance beam Sunday at the world championships in Belgium — just behind bronze medalist Simone Biles. Afterward, Ferlito said with a big laugh, “I told […]