Confident Biles on top after first day of senior women’s all-around

There is cool. And then there is Simone Biles. In a dazzling display of confidence and power, the defending world and U.S. champion was a sight to behold on the opening day of the senior women’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.

2004: A year to celebrate for Olympians

They were 10 years removed from their greatest athletic feats, but the distance between them at this moment at Consol Energy Center was a mere 10 feet.

Foberg Takes First Day Lead for Junior Women

Jazmyn Foberg of Bayville, N.J./MG Elite, is leading the junior women’s all-around rankings at the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center.

Douglas still focused on Rio

For 2012 Olympic women’s all-around champion Gabby Douglas, the view looks good from here — both short term and long.

2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships will feature fun opportunities for fans

Fans, citizens of Pittsburgh, and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show attendees can enjoy a variety of activities and special events in conjunction with the P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 21-24 at CONSOL Energy Center.

Ross, Biles are “Super best friends”

Teammates? If you listen to both of them, Kyla Ross and Simone Biles act almost like sisters.

“Super best friends,’’ Ross said with a smile. “She has a great personality. We laugh the whole time we’re together.”

Justus, Belanovski eager for next steps in Pittsburgh

Their college choices are different, but their goals are the same. Both are eager to take the next step this week at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.

No change in plans for Mikulak

Much has changed for Mikulak, who looks to defend his national title this week at the P&G Gymnastics Championships, this past year. But in a way, nothing has.

A year wiser, Biles ready to take on the world again

The message was brief and filled with reflection. It was sent two days ago to her 15,600-plus Twitter followers, and it came via the small but strong fingers of Simone Biles.

Eight words that said it all: “this time last year everything was so different.’’

And how.

Caution for Key

At this stage of her gymnastics career – just seven months away from turning senior – caution is the key for Bailie Key.