Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Gymnastics’ Category

Canadian gymnast Ellie Black embraces enforced breather, aims for Tokyo 2021

Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 gave Canadian gymnast Ellie Black the gift of time. The 24-year-old from Halifax tore an ankle ligament landing a vault during last October's world championship in Stuttgart, Germany. Black underwent surgery on her ankle later that month.

Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles cried at news of Tokyo postponement

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles has finally broken her silence on the year long postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said on Wednesday that while the news left her in tears, it was the right call.

Simone Biles slams USA gymnastics over ‘happy birthday’ tweet

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Simone Biles sent USA Gymnastics spinning on Saturday. After receiving a tweet from the organization wishing her a happy birthday, the five-time Olympic medallist pulled no punches.

Canadian Olympic hopeful Ellie Black returns to competition following ankle surgery

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Morgan Hurd of the United States jump-started her rebound from a frustrating 2019 season by winning the women's all-around title in the American Cup gymnastics competition Saturday.

Canada’s Samantha Smith wins World Cup bronze in women’s trampoline

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Samantha Smith won bronze in the women's trampoline competition at the Baku World Cup on Sunday in Azerbaijan.

Larry Nassar investigation not suspended after all, says Michigan attorney general

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was "inadvertently misleading."

Attorney General suspends investigation of Michigan State over Nassar

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Road to the Olympic Games: Trampoline & tumbling world championships

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, watch action from the tumbling and trampoline world championships in Tokyo.

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan wins world trampoline bronze

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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Canada's Rosie MacLennan captured a bronze medal in women's individual trampoline on Sunday at the trampoline world championships in Tokyo.

Canada claims Olympic spot in women’s trampoline

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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Canada has qualified a spot in women's individual trampoline at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Rosie MacLennan of King City, Ont., and Samantha Smith of Vancouver finished fourth and eighth respectively in the semifinals of that event on Saturday at the trampoline world championships, advancing them both to the finals, and qualifying the Olympic spot.