In a northern Chicago suburb is a gymnastics center that holds a sisterhood of women headed to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the North Shore Gymnastics Center in Glenview, Illinois, six women make up the first U.S. rhythmic gymnastics group to earn a spot in the Olympic Games.
By Craig Bohnert | June 12, 2016, 11:01 p.m. (ET) (L-R) Alisa Kano, Kiana Eide, Natalie McGiffert, Kristen Shaldybin and Monica Rokhman qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in group rhythmic gymnastics.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 12, 2016 - At the conclusion of the USA Gymnastics Championships at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., USA Gymnastics announced the first members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team for gymnastics, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee, for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Nick McCarvel PROVIDENCE - Walk into the Fresh Thyme Market in northern Chicago on any weekday in the early afternoon and you'll see a blue blur making its way through the aisles: It's six young women wearing Team USA jackets, the U.S. rhythmic group out to lunch between training sessions.
By Nick McCarvel PROVIDENCE - There was no rest for the weary on Friday night in Providence, R.I. In fact, there was no rest for anyone in what was a wall-to-wall evening of gymnastics at the USA Gymnastics Championships.
MINSK, Belarus, May 22, 2016 - 2015 World all-around finalist and reigning U.S. champ Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, won two bronze medals today during the apparatus finals of the Minsk (Belarus) World Cup. The medals are the first for a U.S. competitor at the World Cup.
Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier. Orland Park high school freshman will compete in Nationals for Olympic gymnast spot Orland Park, IL - Sandburg High school freshman and honors student Evita Griskenas, 15, won All-Around Senior National Qualifier Sunday (May 15, 2016) at the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid, New York.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y., May 16, 2016 - Evita Griskenas of Orlando, Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, won the senior all-around title yesterday at the Rhythmic National Qualifier at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y., March 4, 2016 - Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Lili Mizuno of Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, took the senior and junior titles, respectively, today at the Rhythmic Challenge. The competition was held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.