German Gymnast Pauline Schäfer Wins World Beam Silver Medal in a Statement-Making Unitard

Germany's Pauline Schäfer placed second on beam at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and she did so while dressed in something rarely seen at women's gymnastics meets: a unitard. Earlier this year, German gymnasts debuted these long-sleeved, long-legged leotards at the 2021 European Gymnastics Championships, and they wore them in other competitions such as the Tokyo Games. Schäfer competed at the latter, and it marked her second Olympics. The unitards make a statement against sexualization in the sport and argue that gymnasts should prioritize wearing what they're most comfortable in.
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Watch Leanne Wong's Bronze-Medal Floor Routine at This Year's World Gymnastics Championships

Team USA's Leanne Wong finished third on floor at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to receive a bronze medal. It's her second accolade of the competition after earning silver in this week's all-around final. The Florida Gators freshman got a floor score of 13.833 at the Oct. 24 final compared to Japan's gold medalist Mai Murakami's 14.066 and a 14 from 2021 world all-around champion Angelina Melnikova. (Note: Murakami was originally in second place, but she won back a tenth after submitting an inquiry about her difficulty score, and her total ultimately bested Melnikova's.)
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Three U.S. gymnasts win medals in apparatus finals at world championships

Three American gymnasts won medals during this weekend’s apparatus finals at the world championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. Stephen Nedoroscik, who just missed out on a spot on the Tokyo Olympic team, highlighted the U.S. team’s performance with a gold medal in the pommel horse final Saturday. Leanne Wong (bronze on floor) and Brody Malone (bronze on high bar) also finished their world championships on the medal podium.

EXCLUSIVE: FP Movement Teams Up With Olympic Gymnast Suni Lee

Free People’s FP Movement has teamed with Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, along with professional golfer and long drive champion Troy Mullins and professional race car driver Toni Breidinger, for the brand’s Thanksgiving campaign and initiative with Girls Inc. “The campaign is about highlighting these three incredible women in the fields...

Hiram Student Crowned Junior Miss Agriculture

Hiram – As Portage County’s Junior Miss Agriculture, seventh-grader Layleh Furner has the opportunity to shine a light on agriculture in her hometown of Hiram. No stranger to the pageant scene, Furner traveled to over 50 local festivals during her reign as the Potato Festival Junior Miss in 2018-2019. At each festival, she picked up a special charm to add to her bracelet. But according to her mom, Kayley Furner, it’s not about the crown or the trinkets.

'Roger Federer should opt for best-of-three events', says expert

On October 22, at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace, Aslan Karatsev held a post-match press conference, who addressed the semifinals of the VTB Kremlin Cup-2021 tournament. During a conversation with journalists, the athlete spoke about the upcoming match with Karen Khachanov and how he will prepare for this semifinal match.

Murakami Mai retires after winning gold and bronze at home gymnastics worlds

Murakami Mai, the Tokyo 2020 floor bronze medallist and now two-time world champion, retired on Sunday (24 October), the final day of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. "Thank you everyone. I am retiring as of today", Murakami said during a surprise speech during the closing ceremony at...
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Girls Soccer: Halle Engle leads Mechanicsburg's charge into District 3 playoffs

Throughout most of her childhood, Mechanicsburg’s Halle Engle distributed her athletic talents between competitive gymnastics and soccer. When she was in eighth grade, a broken elbow – a career-threatening injury for young gymnasts – changed everything. “That was kind of when I turned it all around,” Engle said, “and became...