The Malta Independent 20 August 2018, Monday


Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th US gymnastics title

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 01:20 Last update: about 18 hours ago

Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

Friday, 17 August 2018, 18:20 Last update: about 2 days ago

The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen off the beam at the U.S. Classic last...

Asian Games: Something for everybody... even contract bridge

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:13 Last update: about 2 days ago

For size, the Asian Games are enormous. They feature about 11,500 athletes, which is about 1,000 more than a typical Summer Olympics. For diversity, they offer many sports that are unseen at the...

'Old man' Mikulak (he's 25) back for 5th US gymnastics title

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 02:00 Last update: about 2 days ago

If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics...

Ethiopian runner who protested at Olympics invited home

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 22:41 Last update: about 2 days ago

An Ethiopian marathon runner who went into exile after protesting against oppression in his country while winning a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been asked to return...

American Shalane Flanagan to defend NYC Marathon title

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 22:04 Last update: about 4 days ago

Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977....

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