How… What… OMG INCREDIBLE.
This post contains sequins and crystals, biceps, more biceps and an unfortunate instance of racism. Let’s get totally leotarded!
This supercut shows us how the sport has evolved in the last 60 years.
As if the world needed another reason to love Sesame Street.
When life imitates memes.
This time in a photo shoot for Lifestyle Miami.
I would say something about this performance, but my jaw is on the floor.
A few awesome flips, a little controversy, and one annoyed spectator all add up to a night the American gymnast won’t soon forget. Oh and of course there was also the return of Aly’s crazy, awesome parents.
The American gymnast is just one of many Olympians whose family has faced money troubles.
The gold medal gymnastics vault of 1956 Olympics vs. the best vault of the 2012 Olympics.
After watching McKayla Maroney’s vault finals, four of the fab five casually met Kate Middleton. I’d like to be a part of that conversation.
Not a good day for the Internet’s favorite American gymnast.
Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas probably had the coolest musical selection of the Games. She ended up placing 35th in the qualifications, but she’s still number one in my heart.
Gabby is the first American gymnast to win both team and individual all-around gold at the Olympics. See how she did it.
There is absolutely no way this was intentional, but this very uncomfortable segue led Twitter to explode with cries of racism.
After Gabby Douglas won the gold and Bob Costas spoke about how amazing this was for the first African-American to win the women’s all-around gymnastics title, NBC aired a commercial of a Monkey doing gymnastics which has caused quite a stir. Racist, or just bad timing? Tons of people on Twitter seemed to think it was more on the racist side.
Olga Korbut of Team USSR was a spectacular gymnast that performed an unbelievable routine in the 1972 Olympics.
She becomes the first black woman to take gold in the all-around competition as well as the first American woman to win gold in both the team and individual all-around competitions.
US gymnast Paul Hunt performs on uneven bars at the 1981 Nadia Tour at Madison Square Garden, NYC.
Creating the leotards for Team USA’s gymnasts is a process that takes a year and a half, thousands of Swarovski crystals, and many rounds of testing. Each one is like a wedding dress: a spectacular creation the ladies can’t wait to debut on the big day.
Everything you need to know about the legendary first American team to win the Olympic gymnastics team gold.
The most impressive moment from the US Women’s Gymnastics team’s very impressive gold medal night.
For the first time since 1996, the US Women have won the gymnastics team gold.
An official inquiry by the Japanese team propels them to a silver medal.
Were Joydyn Wieber and athletes from Great Britain, China, and Russia robbed?
As far as athletes go, I’m not sure it gets more impressive than this.
As NBC interviewed surprise Women’s All-Around Gymnastics qualifier Aly Raisman, the shot was framed so that the heartbroken Jordyn Wieber (whom Aly’s victory displaced) was juxtaposed in the background. It led many to ask, “too mean?”