For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality
Across two pandemic Olympics set in Asian countries, Asian American woman fronting the Games have encountered a whiplashing duality — prized on the global stage for their medal-winning talent, buffeted by the escalating crisis of racist abuse at home.
U.S. women's gymnastics alternate tests positive for COVID-19 at Tokyo Olympics
One of the alternate, or replacement, gymnasts for the U.S. team has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the main team has moved to separate accommodation and is continuing preparation for the Olympics, USA Gymnastics said on Monday.
Olympic gymnast Hernandez enjoys solid return at Winter Cup
Yet rather than greet them with anxiety or fear as she did the last time she stood on the competition floor, Laurie Hernandez embraced them. Yet all of it faded into the background on Saturday at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis. “They handled themselves really really well,” national team coordinator Tom Forster said. And I think if anybody, of course, like Riley, Riley gets it. And so we’ve been able to connect in that way and, you know, in so many different levels.
Simone Biles won 6th national all-around
Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the Superstars of Gymnastics at The O2 Arena on March 23, 2019, in London. (CNN) - Simone Biles made history more than once this weekend during the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. She also snagged her sixth national all-around title with a score of 118.500, nearly five points ahead of second place finisher Sunisa Lee. And that wasn't the reigning Olympic and world all-around champion's only history-making moment of the competition. Now, she's nailed the landing, made history twice, and won her sixth national title all in one weekend.