Melnikova wins all-around final at gymnastics worlds
Angelina Melnikova of Russia won the women’s all-around final on Thursday to claim the first gold medal of the gymnastics world championships. Melnikova, the 2020 Olympic all-around bronze medalist, built up a solid lead with high scores on the vault and uneven bars and finished with 56.632 points. With defending champion Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee of the United States not taking part, the stage was set for a new generation of gymnasts to emerge.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: U.S. gymnasts say FBI failed to protect them from sexual abuse
Multiple gymnasts give searing testimony about how the FBI and USA Gymnastics handled the Larry Nassar case. Also, SpaceX makes history with its latest launch. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Gymnasts Recount FBI Mishandling Of Their Allegations About Larry Nasser – Houston Public Media
FBI Director Christopher Wray told the gymnasts, who had testified at a Senate Judiciary hearing, he was "deeply and profoundly sorry that so many people let you down over and over again."houstonpublicmedia.org
Watch live: Simone Biles to testify before Senate about Larry Nassar
Gold medalist Simone Biles and other star gymnasts are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the investigation into Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women.
Suni Lee’s dad gifted a custom wheelchair by fellow Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles
John Lee, the father of Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, received a new wheelchair from decorated gymnast and his daughter’s teammate, Simone Biles, last week. Why he needed a wheelchair: In 2019, John fell off a ladder while trying to help a neighbor trim a tree. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, which left him paralyzed from the chest down, as per NBC News.news.yahoo.com
5 things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about
Somehow, summer 2021 has come to a close (hello, sad girl fall!), so we’re going to take a look back at all the major things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about, because this summer went by way too fast.
Normalizing mental health: ‘I know there’s this whole, ‘Well, pick yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality, but it’s very old school’
The smile on full display from Simone Biles said it all: The U.S. superstar stuck the landing on her balance beam routine, her face lit up, and all at once, she embodied pure joy, a seventh Olympic medal, and likely some relief, having the weight of the world off her back, at least for a few minutes.
Normalizing mental health: ‘If Simone Biles got coronavirus, this would be a completely different talk’
Therapy gave Danielle Gomez the tools she needed to navigate a particularly hard chapter in her life, after both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer within six months of one another; she suffered a miscarriage; and then got pregnant again.
‘Houston, I’m home:’ Simone Biles returns to Houston, speaks about homecoming on social media after unprecedented Olympic journey
After an unprecedented, delayed Olympics amid a resurgence in the coronavirus and unexpected withdraws, Simone Biles received a hero’s welcome Thursday upon her arrival in Houston and promptly took to social media to announce her arrival back to H-Town.
Nastia Liukin says what Simone Biles did in Tokyo is more impressive than any of her past Olympic wins
"Regardless of what she decides to do, if she decides to go on to try and make the Paris Olympics ... she really is setting that bar and really just being the best role model out there," Nastia Liukin said of Simone Biles.cbsnews.com
Simone Biles Makes A Triumphant Return And Takes Bronze On Balance Beam – Houston Public Media
Biles looked happy and relieved after dismounting the four-inch-wide beam, smiling and waving at the crowd to roaring applause. She's still dealing with the "twisties" but has found ways to cope.houstonpublicmedia.org
Here is how people are congratulating Simone Biles on her comeback medal
After pulling out of multiple events due to mental health reasons, Simone Biles <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/sports/2021/08/03/simone-biles-sticks-landing-in-balance-beam-at-olympics/" target="_blank">made a major comeback during the balance beam</a> competition.
Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam after withdrawing from other Tokyo Olympics events
She'd dropped out of numerous other events at the Tokyo Games, citing mental health issues. The bronze was Biles' seventh Olympic medal, putting her in a tie for the most ever for an American gymnast.cbsnews.com
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Texas Tough: These women are making headlines in Tokyo
Simone Biles will compete. That’s the word from Japan regarding the elite gymnast from Spring. After withdrawing from several Olympic events due to a condition dubbed the ‘twisties’, a resilient Biles appears to be ready to compete on the balance beam. All-around champ Sunisa Lee is also in the beam line-up very early Tuesday morning.
Texans In Tokyo: Simone Biles Returns, UT Graduate Tara Davis To Compete In Long Jump Finals & More – Houston Public Media
Star gymnast Simone Biles is set to return for the balance beam event. Over the weekend, some athletes had a chance to reach the podium but fell short. Still, the U.S. leads the medal count at 64. China is hard on its heels with 62 medals, 29 of which are gold.houstonpublicmedia.org