THE face of America's gold medal-winning gymnastic team at the London Olympics has revealed graphic new details of the abuse she suffered at the hands of a team doctor. McKayla Maroney's letters to the judge presiding over Dr. Larry Nassar's case, coupled with her mum's, detail years of sexual abuse that changed the woman she's become. McKayla and Erin Maroney sent in the eye-opening letters for the judge to read in private, instead of McKayla making her planned appearance in the Grand Rapids, Michigan courtroom to testify against Nassar, the former USA gymnastics doctor she says abused her under the guise of medical treatment for six years. At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead.
Of course, winning would be great and the team is the front runner going into Mondaynight's finals after finishing second behind China in qualifying rounds, the Wall Street Journal reported, but the chiseled and flexible guys are willing to do whatever it takes to get people's attention— even strip to their Speedos. Jonathan Horton, the high bar silver medalist, said he wishes men's gymnastics would get the attention women's gymnastics does and a male gymnast would become a household name like their female counterparts. When the team visited Brazil for a training camp last year, they traded their shirts for a selfiestick and the internet went crazy. Last day in Rio What an amazing time The team does have a chance to nab the gold, SB Nation reported, and Danell Levya , the individual all-around bronze medalistin London,said winningwould be a better way for the mento get noticed. Another day down. Feeling good and excited! The men compete Monday at 3 p. Watch it here.
One event involves hanging from rings more than eight feet above the ground while using extreme body strength to spin like a top. Another event has men darting powerfully into the air in a series of triple twists, punished should their might take them beyond the borders of the competition field. One move, a triple vault that involves an athlete sprinting full speed, then launching into a handspring with three spins in the air before landing on two feet, is so difficult and dangerous that after it was performed in competition in , it was banned. Gymnastics Championships this August in Boston.
The Olympics are here! I should tell you why I'm so excited and confess almost immediately that it has little slash nothing to do with sports and medals or even the glory of all our countries coming together as one. I kind of feel like I could just leave this entire story at that. I mean, have you seen those gyms whirl around a pummel horse? If not, please go back and watch the GIF above for eleven hours. They have upper body strength for days!