After the World Championships in Rome last summer when he won a bronze medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim event, Fran Crippen talked glowingly about how the open-water event essentially revived his career. "I might have stopped without it," ... SI.com, 17 hours ago
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Here are some of the most outstanding female athletes of the year in Olympic sports, listed in alphabetical order with a nod to the Korean and Chinese whose family names appear first. Next week, we'll look at some of the top males. Marit Bjorgen ...SI.com, 17 hours ago
1. Bolt disqualified. It was a bit like seeing Old Faithful oversleep or Big Ben lose track of time. At the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in August, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the Olympic champion and world's fastest man, false-started and ...SI.com, 17 hours ago
LONDON -- This was the script the way Jordyn Wieber had seen it written all along. For the second night in three days, she waited with anticipation for a teammate's score that would seal her night. But this time, it wasn't with a look of dread and ...SI.com, 17 hours ago
LONDON -- Gabby Douglas proved she was human on Monday, finishing eighth out of eight on the uneven bars in the apparatus finals. "I wanted to finish as strong as I could," said Douglas, the all-around champion. "I wasn't my best and the other ...SI.com, 17 hours ago
LONDON -- Until Tuesday, Aly Raisman looked like she was going to be the tough-luck girl of the Olympics. She won gold in the team competition, but lost an all-around bronze medal because of a scoring technicality involving ties, just four days ...SI.com, 17 hours ago
LONDON -- Nadia. Mary Lou. Nastia. The women's gymnastics individual all-around final has historically turned athletes into one-name sporting icons, and the title of Olympic darling gets awarded today (starts at 11:30 a.m.), with Americans Gabby ...SI.com, 17 hours ago SI's Daily Olympic Briefing: Aug. 6 SI.com, 17 hours ago
U.S. gymnast Simone Biles performs during the women's floor exercise final at the world championships in Nanning, China, on Oct. 12, 2014. She won the gold medal in the event. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP/ Simone Biles competes on the floor ...Slate Magazine, 2 months ago
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