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  1. 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss This U.S. Gymnastics Nationals

    Amy Van Deusen

    Don't wait for the next Olympics. Starting with the sensational Simone Biles, we have five reasons to check out this week's U.S. gymnastics nationals.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Retton!

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    Happy birthday, Mary Lou Retton! The iconic gymnast turns 46 today. The West Virginia native vaulted her way into stardom -- literally -- when she became the first female gymnast from outside of Eastern Europe to take home the all-around gold medal a...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Dominique Dawes!

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    Happy birthday to Dominique Dawes, who turns 37 today. The owner of four Olympic medals, Dawes became the first African-American to win an Olympic individual medal in gymnastics (she won bronze in the floor exercise at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta) a...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  4. Happy birthday, Kerri Strug!

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    Happy birthday to Kerri Strug, who turns 36 today! The darling of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, an 18-year-old Strug is best remembered for her iconic vault that clinched a gold medal for the United States in the gymnastics team competition. Strug, who ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. espnW -- LeBron James, Metta World Peace, Raptors mascot, Hayden ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    The Wambach-Huffman wedding, the Panettiere-Klitschko engagement, a Metta World Peace show! Only LeBron working out in a giant gold chain while fire rages behind him could cap this zany week.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  6. espnW -- McKayla Maroney sets sights on all-around title at world...

    Blythe Lawrence

    McKayla Maroney brings plenty of experience and fulfills a dream as she competes in the all-around at the world gymnastics championships, going up against U.S. champ Simone Biles and Olympic teammate Kyla Ross.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  7. espnW -- Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike flips for bask...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Nneka Ogwumike, who will try to lift L.A. into the Western finals, fell in love with the team aspect of basketball after giving it a shot to stay in shape for gymnastics.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  8. Kids in the Hall

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    Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney start competition today at the 2013 U.S. gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. The two are part of the Fierce Five, which won the gold medal in gymnastics at the London Olympics last summer. The group, which also i...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. McKayla Maroney's training secrets -espnW

    Dimity McDowell

    U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney shares her healing secrets as she makes her way back to the sport that made her go viral in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  10. Familiar face: McKayla Maroney

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    One year ago today, McKayla Maroney won the silver medal on the vault at the London Olympics. A member of the United States' Fierce Five that had already won team gold in London, Maroney was considered a lock to win an individual gold on the vault. A...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  11. In the game with Robin Roberts: Gabby Douglas -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    You know about her Olympic triumph. But did you know that Gabby Douglas loves rain? Here are 15 fun facts about the first African-American to win the women's all-around at the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  12. espnW -- U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman takes on DWTS

    Kelley L. Carter

    Aly Raisman is no stranger to competition, but succeeding on "Dancing with the Stars" isn't the same as bringing home Olympic gold.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  13. espnW -- Katelyn Ohashi, Simone Biles expected to emerge as new f...

    Blythe Lawrence

    With Kyla Ross sidelined with an injury, the U.S. team's chances at the American Cup rest on the shoulders of 15-year-olds Katelyn Ohashi and Simone Biles.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  14. espnW -- Shannon Miller's pregnancy news a joyful twist to long j...

    Shannon Miller

    Shannon Miller received a devastating diagnosis of ovarian cancer just two years ago but now is ready to share some equally joyful news.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  15. In The Clutch: Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas

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    Gabby Douglas thought about giving up her Olympic dream to work in fast food. Her mom talked her out of it.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  16. espnW -- Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas' book details her path to ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Gabby Douglas talks about family, gymnastics and what motivates her in her new book, "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith."

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012