More than a year later, some of us gymnastics fans still haven’t gotten over Olympics fever. It’s a little ridiculous and extremely embarrassing how many times I’ve re-watched watched the Team Final in which McKayla Maroney stuck that spectacular vault and the All-Around competition where Gabby Douglas took the gold.
Even though the 2016 Olympics are three long years away, this year’s Gymnastics World Championships could be the first introduction to what we might see in Rio. Two members of the Fierce Five — Maroney and Kyla Ross — and up-and-coming American Simone Biles competed in Antwerp in the biggest international gymnastics competition since the London Olympics. Even though the action went down last week, NBC broadcast the competition for the first time in States today. For those of us who wish we could just perform a side cartwheel without falling over, here are five highlights from the 2013 World Championships. READ FULL STORY