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For many, this week's P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center serves as the start of the journey to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

The four-day event concludes today. Follow the competition here. 

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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam Thursday during the senior women preliminaries of the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center.
 

Aug. 24: Mikulak wins second straight P&G Gymnastics all-around title

Mikulak, the defending champion, started the day in fourth place, 2.35 points back, and executed to near perfection today.

Aug. 23: Simone Biles claims second consecutive P&G Gymnastics Championship title

Biles carried a mammoth 3.15-point lead into the final and watched the margin balloon to 4.25 points over runner-up Kyla Ross and third-place finisher Maggie Nichols before night's end.

Aug. 22: Biles surges to early advantage in seniors competition

Her all-around score, as well as her tallies on balance beam, vault and floor, were all better marks than she received either day of the national championships last year.

Aug. 22: Underdogs lead junior women after first day

Jazmyn Foberg, 14, was in first place halfway through the junior women’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.

Aug. 22: Pittsburgh gymnasts get to see some of the nation's best

Former Olympians and world champions taking the floor in Pittsburgh leaves some local gymnasts starstruck. 

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Kiana Sanders, right, and other members of Gym Dandy in Washington warm up before their performance during the P&G Gymnastics Championships Opening Celebration at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday.

 Aug. 21: Age plays key role for top women gymnasts

USA Gymnastics rules stipulate that an athlete must be 16 or older in the year the Olympics are held in order to participate. The 2012 Olympics were a close call for two of the top names in Pittsburgh this week.

Aug. 21: Male gymnasts perform in shadow of their female counterparts

“People think gymnastics, and they think little girls in leotards, powerful and graceful, and they forget about our side,” said Jonathan Horton, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist who, at 28, is the oldest competitor at this week’s U.S. championships.

Aug. 20: Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect

Looking for a perfect 10? Well, the current International Gymnastics Federation system has no points ceiling, and top scores typically range between 15 and 17.

Aug. 17: Gymnastics stars descend on Consol Energy Center

Too young to compete for a spot on the 2012 Olympic team, 17-year-old Simone Biles, the reigning world and national champion, is one of the faces to know at Consol Energy Center this week. 

 


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