Olympic stars remember Muhammad Ali; Raisman wins at Secret Classic
Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled for Aug. 5. Each week, as the countdown continues, we will bring you a roundup of the latest results, news items and storylines in Olympic sports. Here’s a look at what happened over the last seven days on the road to Rio:
World champion Simone Biles and Olympic champion Gabby Douglas saw limited action at this weekend’s Secret Classic, so Aly Raisman stole the show as she captured her first all-around title of the year with a 59.25 point total in Hartford, Conn.
Raisman, a member of the Fierce Five from 2012, finished just one point ahead of 18-year-old Rachel Gowey. Raisman and Douglas have made strong cases thus far to become the first female gymnasts to compete in back-to-back Olympics since Amy Chow and Dominique Dawes in 1996 and 2000. Despite the victory, it may take a tall order for Raisman to knock off Biles and Douglas as the U.S. representatives in the all-around final, which she competed in at the 2012 Olympics and placed fourth. At last year’s world championships, the U.S. took gold and silver with Biles and Douglas.