U.S. wins first gold at Beijing Winter Olympics, but a star skier falls
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the first gold medal for Team USA at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. But star skier Mikaela Schiffrin suffered another stunning setback. CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers have the day's highlights.news.yahoo.com
Column: Shiffrin's disappointment stirs lessons from Biles
When Mikaela Shiffrin careened off the course, another expected gold medal slipping away before she hardly got started, the announcers from NBC let her have it. “One of the bigger shockers in Olympic alpine skiing history,” play-by-play man Dan Hicks bellowed. The cameras honed in on Shiffrin, who clicked out of her skies and plopped down on the artificial snow — head bowed, arms resting on bent knees — as she tried to process another unimaginable outcome in the first run of the slalom.news.yahoo.com
U.S. downhillers Bennett, Ganong, Cochran-Siegle to tempt fate and physics in Yanqing
Fear is a foundational component of the downhill, where danger is both manifested by the rules and purified by the dynamic skill of the skiers and the exasperating inability to sufficiently convey the peril of the task.
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
On The Daily Show, Aly Raisman calls for ‘full investigation’ of institutions that failed to stop Larry Nassar
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Monday, calling for justice in the form of a full investigation of three institutions involved with former Dr. Larry Nassar. Nassar, who treated gymnasts for years, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing patients under the guise of providing medical treatment in 2017. He kept practicing medicine for years after the abuse was first reported, in part because of missteps by the FBI, according to a recent investigation. Related: Report identifies FBI missteps that let Larry Nassar continue sexually abusing young womenRaisman, olympian Simone Biles, and others testified before congress last week as it investigated the FBI’s missteps. But on The Daily Show, Raisman called for an investigation that would fold in not just the FBI, but also USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee.mlive.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
‘We have been failed,’ Simone Biles tells U.S. lawmakers investigating FBI’s handling of Nassar case
“We have been failed, and we deserve answers.”Wednesday’s hearing was part of a congressional probe into the FBI’s handling of the Nassar case following a Justice Department report that found law enforcement officials made “numerous and fundamental errors” when investigating allegations. Missed opportunities and a delayed response allowed Nassar to continue abusing victims for more than a year before his eventual arrest, according to the report. The FBI’s failure to act meant Nassar continued to have access to the young women he abused. “We will continue working with athletes and survivors now to make certain that law is effective in meeting its goals. He was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in an Ingham County case, and 40-125 years in Eaton County.mlive.com
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.
How the Pandemic Has Changed the Conversation on Mental Health
Mental health has been widely talked about in America recently with emotions surrounding the pandemic and the awareness movement led by athletes Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles. The question is: Is mental health finally being treated as a serious concern in this country, or is it impossible to improve systemic mental health conditions with America’s cultural expectations and economic pitfalls? “It’s certainly my hope that this pandemic will lead to real systemic changes, but there’s absolutely going to need to be real things that cost money and that require work by legislators and decision makers beyond encouraging awareness that I think we’ve seen.” —Anna North, VoxListen: Is America finally taking mental health seriously? Her most recent piece is titled “America’s Mental Health Moment Is Finally Here.” She says though the pandemic has been a source of grief, it’s also allowed us to open up more about our mental health. She says American society sets unrealistic pressures to succeed regardless of cost.wdet.org
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.
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
Tokyo Olympics roundup: Biles returns to competition with a bronze medal and a smile
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles returned to the competition at the Tokyo Olympics in style, and will leave with another medal. Biles earned her seventh career Olympic medal and tied Shannon Miller for the most by an American in gymnastics. The 18-year-old Lee won three medals in Tokyo, including silver in the team final and bronze on uneven bars. The third-place finisher, Alison dos Santos of Brazil, finished in 46.72, which would’ve been a world record five weeks earlier. Duplantis missed all three times when he tried to improve on the world record mark of 6.18 meters he set at Glasgow last year.mlive.com