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Category: Simone Biles

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Farewell Amla and Steyn, thrilling padel rallies and Biles at her best

This week’s roundup also features a great team own goal, the ultimate teasing cross and new young diving sensation Sereda1) The best goals are team goals, where the ball is knocked about effortlessly, before the coup de grace is administered. With that…

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Simone Biles is redefining brilliance in a sport that shamefully failed her | Marina Hyde

After the Larry Nassar saga USA Gymnastics should not exist but Biles continues to bring her sport dignity – and moneyOn Sunday night Simone Biles, on her way to securing her sixth US gymnastics title, performed a triple-double in her floor routine, on…

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How wonderful to watch Simone Biles’ defiant joy in our dark times | Candice Frederick

Biles has made history yet again – and has every reason to celebrateAmid depressing news these days like abortion bans, mass shootings, and rampant Hollywood sexual assault cases, it can be easy to overlook an event so uplifting that it almost sounds l…

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How wonderful to watch Simone Biles’ defiant joy in our dark times | Candice Frederick

Biles has made history yet again – and has every reason to celebrateAmid depressing news these days like abortion bans, mass shootings, and rampant Hollywood sexual assault cases, it can be easy to overlook an event so uplifting that it almost sounds l…

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Simone Biles sticks triple double en route to sixth US gymnastics title

Biles becomes first woman in nearly 70 years to win six US titlesSunisa Lee, Grace McCallum were second and third, respectivelySimone 2.0: Somehow, someway, there’s nowhere to go but upSimone Biles messed around and got a triple-double. And just about …

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Simone Biles 2.0: Somehow, someway, there’s nowhere to go but up

It’s not always so simple for female athletes to openly acknowledge just how great they are, but the superlative American is finally doing so with a newfound outspokennessIf you’re the greatest gymnast of all time, you should dress like it.When Simone …

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‘You had one job’: tearful Simone Biles attacks USAG over Nassar scandal

Olympic champion angry at lack of protection for gymnastsBiles revealed she was abused by disgraced gymnastics doctorSimone Biles was in tears as she spoke about the anger and disappointment she feels about the handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse…

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Simone Biles looks ahead to Tokyo 2020 positively after Larry Nassar abuse scandal – video

Simone Biles believes US gymnastics is moving in a positive direction after the ‘dark place’ it found itself in a year ago following a sex abuse scandal.The 22-year-old, winner of a record-equalling four gold medals at the Rio Olympics, was one of more…

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Simone Biles: ‘I go to therapy, because at times I didn’t want to set foot in the gym’

The world’s best gymnast on disgraced US team doctor Larry Nassar, her year out and Tokyo 2020Simone Biles, four-times world champion, winner of three individual Olympic gold medals and arguably one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, is 4ft 8in, but…

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To say Simone Biles is America’s greatest athlete is an undersell

The Olympic hero overcame a kidney stone and rare blunders at the world championships and still won a medal in every event. Her only competition is herselfWe observers have long since exhausted the well of superlatives when it comes to Simone Biles. Th…

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The sublime Simone Biles caps record-breaking worlds with fourth gold medal

American equals record for most world championship medalsBiles, 21, becomes first Amercian to medal in every disciplineSimone Biles became the most decorated female gymnast in the history of the world championships on Saturday, winning a gold medal in …

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Simone Biles wins record 13th world title, then takes silver in ‘weakest’ event

Biles wins vault final for record-breaking 13th gold at worldsAmerican places second on uneven bars behind Nina DerwaelSimone Biles claimed her third gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha with victory in the women’s vault, then follo…

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Simone Biles wins fourth all-around world title by record margin despite falls

American is first woman to win four all-around world titlesBiles, 21, wins title despite falls on balance beam and vaultMurakami and Hurd capture silver and bronze respectivelySimone Biles overcame falls on the balance beam and vault to become the firs…

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Simone Biles overcomes kidney stone to lead USA to world gymnastics team gold

Russia claim silver medal with China in third placeBiles puts in strong showing despite visit to hospitalSimone Biles is now an 11-time world champion after leading the USA women to team gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha on Tuesday.Bil…

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Simone Biles in hospital on eve of Gymnastics World Championships

Biles admitted to hospital in Doha with a kidney stone She tweets: ‘This kidney stone can wait … doing it for my team!’Simone Biles has endured a less-than-ideal build-up to her return to international gymnastics after she was admitted to hospital wi…

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How Simone Biles came to wield incomparable influence in gymnastics | Beau Dure

The 21-year-old is known for her skills in competition but such is her status she is now influencing how gymnastics is governedPlenty of athletes have the power to transform their sports. LeBron James changes the balance of power in the NBA every time …

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USA Gymnastics couldn’t handle Larry Nassar. Now it can’t even handle itself

The organization is responsible for the safety of thousands of young athletes, yet it has moved from disaster to disaster in the wake of a sexual abuse scandalHow difficult is it for USA Gymnastics, an organization whose inability to deal with sexual a…

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USA Gymnastics CEO quits four days into job after Simone Biles criticism

Mary Bono had aimed shot at Nike over Kaepernick advertsGymnastics body already recovering from Nassar abuse scandalThe interim CEO and president of USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono, has resigned just four days after she stepped into the role.The move represe…

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Simone Biles upset over USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Mary Bono drew over Nike logo after Kaepernick ad campaignUSA Gymnastics searching for permanent successor to PerryOlympic champion Simone Biles has expressed her dismay about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono.B…

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‘For the survivors’: champion Simone Biles wears teal to highlight sexual abuse scandal

Gymnast wins fifth nationals title in own-designed outfitAmerican was among victims of Larry NassarOlympic champion Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the US gymnastics championships in Boston and used her outfit to make a statement for tho…