Maggie Nichols started her gymnastics career at age 3, and at that time, she already had dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast, she wrote in a letter. Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles, and Nichols’ teammate with USA Gymnastics and friend, described Nichols as “the Michael Jordan of College Gymnastics in an interview with ESPN.
 Nichols' experience was highlighted in the Netflix documentary Athlete A, as well as the HBO documentary At the Heart of Gold.
She scored a 14.65, higher than her score on night one despite losing three-tenths in start value. “I have been so blessed to be able to represent the United States in multiple international competitions and the World championships and becoming a world champion,” she wrote. ", Nichols wrote in a letter identifying herself as Athlete A. Larry Nassar Now: Where Is the USA Gymnastics Doctor Today in 2020. “I have no idea where she gets it from, certainly not me, but Maggie doesn’t have a negative bone in her body,” Gina Nichols told ESPN. Now I believe this was part of the grooming process I recently learned about.”, A post shared by MAGGIE NICHOLS (@callmeswags) on Mar 31, 2019 at 3:04pm PDT. 1 in the nation in the all-around and on vault, and had plans to cement her spot as one of the greatest NCAA gymnasts of all time. , On May 7 it was announced that Nichols would be awarded the Honda Sports Award for gymnastics for 2019, becoming the third Sooner to receive the award after softball player Keilani Ricketts and fellow gymnast Kelly Garrison. , On July 25, she competed at the U.S. Classic and finished third in the all-around, behind Biles, the now two-time reigning world all-around champion, and 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas. Also thank you to all of you for all the love and support throughout my elite career, I wouldn't be where I am today without you all. I can’t thank my coaches and my parents enough for everything they have done for me, and sacrificed for me. 1 SOONERS DAZZLE IN VICTORY OVER UCLA", "SOONERS TOP HUSKERS AT PERFECT 10 CHALLENGE", "OU DOMINATES WEST VIRGINIA, 198.025-195.750", "OU TOPS MICHIGAN WITH NATION'S HIGHEST SCORE", "SOONERS VICTORIOUS IN SENIOR NIGHT QUAD MEET", "SOONERS TOPPLE CRIMSON TIDE IN TUSCALOOSA", "SOONERS SET RECORDS, SHOW DEPTH IN WIN AT TWU", "SOONERS CLAIM SEVENTH STRAIGHT BIG 12 TITLE", "SOONERS CLAIM NINTH STRAIGHT REGIONAL TITLE", "2019 NCAA Inspiration Award: Maggie Nichols", "2019 NCAA Inspiration Award: Shaquem Griffin", "OU women's gymnastics: Perfect 10s still special for Maggie Nichols", "Oklahoma edges out North Carolina and Ball State for win in tri-meet", "How a limited Maggie Nichols steadied No. , On December 13, 2018, it was announced that Nichols would receive the 2019 NCAA Inspiration Award for coming forward as "Athlete A" (the first to report former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to USA Gymnastics) and publicly addressing the sexual abuse she endured.
Not only was Larry Nassar my doctor, I thought he was my friend. She says, ‘OK, this is what happened to me,’ and then just gets on with it. She also shared the uneven bars title with teammate Nicole Lehrmann and won the all-around with a score of 39.9. Words can’t even describe the things I’ve been through. At 15, she was experiencing severe back pain and could not bend down. Margaret Mary Nichols (born September 12, 1997) is an American collegiate artistic gymnast for the University of Oklahoma. However, she incurred a one-tenth deduction for exceeding the time limit for balance beam routines.
A few days after the conclusion of the Olympic Trials on July 13, 2016, Nichols announced her retirement from elite gymnastics via Instagram and interview, and said she was taking time to rest before starting her NCAA career at the University of Oklahoma in August. She went to Nassar for a treatment, and he drew the blinds closed.  At the Tokyo World Cup, she finished third in the all-around.. She performed only on the uneven bars and balance beam, finishing 13th and 10th, respectively, and advanced to the Olympic Trials in July. Looking back it’s such an amazing experience, and I’m so thankful I was able to experience all of that. Nassar’s abuse started decades earlier at Michigan State University. Instead, he violated our innocence.”. 1 in the all-around and on vault to end the season…Finished the year ranked No. , In January 2018, Nichols came forward as one of the many victims sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, starting when she was 15. “I think we had so much left to show everyone, and we were still climbing up that mountain,” Nichols told ESPN. After Maggie Nichols broke records in the NCAA with the Sooners of the University of Oklahoma, her career ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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