Simone Biles is the best in the list of American women’s gymnasts in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but after her, the competition has become unprecedentedly intense.
Jade Carey almost locked a single position. After that, the last three spots of the four-man team and the two individual US women’s spots obtained through world competition performance are almost entirely based on the US Olympic gymnastics trials this weekend.
The top two finishers of the U.S. Olympic qualifiers won the Olympic quota. The 3rd and 4th place in the team, as well as the number of non-Kaili experts, are determined by the committee that reviews the empirical results.
After all, the American women’s gymnastics roster is now set. The following is who is eligible to represent the United States in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Byers always goes to the Olympics. This 4-8 genius represented the United States in the 2016 Olympics and won four gold medals. The 24-year-old player has not lost an all-around competition since 2013 and is widely regarded as the best gymnast in the world and the greatest gymnast of all time.
At the US Championship in St. Louis, Byers scored 118.098, which was among the best among existing gymnasts, although she made some unusual mistakes in her performance on Day 2, including falling off the balance beam. It is not surprising that Byers made the team an automatic qualifier. She has almost no weakness in the game.
It is expected that Lee will become one of the best competitors in the Olympic trials. The 18-year-old girl has been a star on the uneven bars throughout her career and won the national championship in this event. She also participated in the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, won the silver medal in the floor exercise competition, and won the bronze medal on the uneven bars as a member of the gold medal team.
5-0 Lee was runner-up in the U.S. Olympic team trials with a score of 115.832. Her best results, 15.300 and 14.900, appeared on the uneven bars as expected. Like Byers, she was automatically qualified. She will participate in the Olympics for the first time.
Chilis is a close friend of Byers, and like Lee, she will participate in her first Olympic Games. In the second day of the trials, Chilis was one of the best players. He performed very well in vaulting and on the court.
The 20-year-old player is named after Michael Jordan and won gold medals in team competitions, vaulting and floor competitions at the 2018 Pacific Rim Championship. She also won a bronze medal on the balance beam.
In this year’s trials, Chiles ranked third with a score of 114.631. She is not an automatic qualifier, but her overall performance allowed her to easily get the position chosen by the committee.
The competition for the fourth and last place on the US team was fierce, but in the end McCallum became the first choice. She finished fourth in the Olympic trials with a score of 112.564, three-tenths higher than the fifth-placed MyKayla Skinner.
McCallum’s best event is the vaulting horse. She scored 14.633 and 14.766 respectively in the two-day Olympic trials. The 18-year-old girl has twice won gold medals at the World Championships and won five gold medals at the 2018 Pacific Rim and Pan American Championships.
Jed Carey (individual)
Gymnastics roster Has been reduced to four competitors This year, it is down from the five games of the past two Olympic Games. But the team can get the right to add up to two positions for individual gymnasts. These women will represent their country in the competition, but their results will not be counted in the team competition.
In the past few years, Kelly has actually locked an Olympic quota based on her performance in the Equipment World Cup series. She still needs to participate in the American Gymnastics Trials to formally secure her position. She was also allowed to compete for a place on the four women’s Olympic team.
In the end, the 21-year-old woman ranked 16th among the contestants in the trials with a score of 80.065, but she did not participate in every competition every day, which lowered her overall results.
Therefore, Carey will travel to Tokyo and represent the United States in his personal capacity. She is a vaulting horse and world medal winner on the field, so her biggest influence may come from one of the events.
MyKayla Skinner (personal)
Skinner was a substitute for the 2016 Olympic team and nearly entered the foursome in 2021. She won the fifth place in the trials with a score of 112.264. Her vault data is better than McCallum (15.133 and 15.266), but McCallum has stronger strength on the barbell and the floor, which gives her a full advantage.
Skinner, 24, is the oldest member of the American team, a few months earlier than Byers. She won three gold medals at the 2014, 2015 and 2019 World Championships, and won gold medals with Utah in the 2017 (floor) and 2018 (vault) NCAA tournaments.