Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles and 2019 World Team gold medalist Suni Lee have qualified for Tokyo after two nights of competition. Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles round out the group. Both MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey are competing as individuals at the next Tokyo Olympics.
- Simone Biles, 118.098
- Sunisa Lee, 115.832
- Jordan Chiles, 114.631
- Grace McCallum, 112.564
- MyKayla Skinner, 112.264
- Kayla DiCello, 111.231
- Kara Eaker, 111.097
- Leanne Wong, 110.532
A day into the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials for women, the question of who will fill the final team berth remains the most pressing.
The all-around top three from Day 1 were Simone Biles, Suni Lee, and Jordan Chiles, the same order as at the U.S. Championships earlier this month. Since, well, the beginning of time, Biles has been an automatic selection, and either Lee or Chiles seems like a sure bet to capture the second automatic position, with the other being the clear pick for No. 3.
In The Fourth Position, The Action Begins.
MyKayla Skinner, a 2016 Olympic alternate and the oldest woman in the Trials field, is having the meet of her life and placed fourth in the all-around on Day 1. (56.598). On vault, where she scored a 15.133 and placed third, she fared best overall. She was fifth overall, and she also placed in the beam (14.133) and floor exercises (13.866).
However, only.300 separates Skinner, No. 5 finisher Grace McCallum, and No. 6 finisher Kayla DiCello in the all-around.
McCallum, then age 18, scored a 14.166 on the floor, good for second place behind Biles. She placed seventh in bars and vault and sixth on beam. DiCello, who is only 17, placed third on the floor, fourth on the parallel bars, and eighth on the vault and the balance beam.
The Women’s Squad is Counting on Those Three Individuals to Round Out The Roster.
Riley McCusker has put herself in the lead for the final individual berth with a 14.800 on the uneven bars on Day 1. In spite of having already qualified for Tokyo, Day 1 of Trials showed that Jade Carey is still a must-see contender in St. Louis.
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In the beginning, Biles, Lee, Chiles, McCallum, and DiCello will compete on vault, while McCusker and Skinner will begin on uneven bars.