Who is in the squad with Simone Biles?

  • The USA Women’s Gymnastics roster is complete for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • In addition to Simone Biles, three athletes will compete in the American team in the all-round team.
  • Two other gymnasts – Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner – will travel to Tokyo as specialists.
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The Tokyo Olympics are less than a month away and the USA Gymnastics roster is finally complete.

Six women – all under the age of 25 – will battle for gold as they represent the United States on the world’s greatest stage. Four of the six will compete in the team all-round competition, while the Americans are aiming for their third gold medal in a row, while the other two athletes travel to Tokyo as specialists.

Simone Galle.

Simone Galle.

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Simone Biles, The 24-year-old is widely regarded as the greatest gymnast in sports history, headlines the young team. Since dominating the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with four gold and one bronze medals, Biles has taken himself and the sport to new heights on the path to becoming the most decorated gymnast – man or woman – in the history of world championship gymnastics.

Now that she’s competing in the final elite gymnastics competition of her illustrious career, Biles is poised to become the most successful female Olympian of all time. And she’ll have the chance to do it alongside a close friend and teammate from her Spring, Texas gym.

Jordan Chiles (left) and Simone Biles.

Jordan Chiles (left) and Simone Biles.

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Jordan Chile – a 20-year-old resident of Vancouver, Washington – moved across the country from her hometown in 2019 to train at the World Champions Center. Since joining Biles at her family’s academy, Chiles has catapulted herself into the national scene, becoming a frontrunner for an Olympic squad spot.

Her performance at the 2021 U.S. Championships – which saw her finish in the top five in every single event – almost confirmed that she would be heading to Tokyo. In addition to her third place in the overall standings, Chiles took bronze in the jump and fourth place in the balance beam, uneven bars and floor exercise.

jordan chiles

Jordan Chile.

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She repeated that effort at the USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials that weekend, finishing second on parallel bars, third on floor, third in jump, fourth on bar and third overall. She was an obvious choice for the selection committee to join the four-women team headed for gold in Tokyo.

Second place in exams went to Sunisa “Suni” Leewhich gave her a guaranteed spot on the same team of four. The 18-year-old finished second behind Biles at the US championships in the all-around competition in early June. Lee won a silver medal on the balance beam and finished fifth in the floor exercise, but she shone brightest on the uneven bars in Fort Worth, Texas, where she won gold with almost half a point.

sunisa lee

Sunisa “Suni” Lee.

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Lee surpassed this already incredible bar-bar exams this weekend in St. Louis, beating Chiles – runner-up – by more than two points. The St. Paul, Minnesota native also finished first on the balance beam to outperform Biles on day two of the test. It’s the first time since 2013 that anyone has beaten Biles in a single day in all-around competition, according to NBC’s Nick Zaccardi.

Grace McCallum rounds off the four-man all-round US squad. After finishing seventh in the US championships in all-round, 18-year-old Isanti, Minnesota, was born in tests with top five performances on the floor, on the uneven bars and on the beam to reach fourth place in the all-around and secure her place on the roster through the USA Gymnastics Selection Committee.

Grace McCallum.

Grace McCallum.

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Jade Carey – a 21-year-old native of Phoenix – secured one of the two single places in the USA for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in April 2020. By skipping the World Championships in 2018, Carey was able to get between four World Cup competitions thanks to her outstanding performance. qualify in 2018 and 2019. And while she was hoping to secure a place in the team all-round competition, Carey’s 16th place overall in Olympic trials was nowhere near enough to push her into the roster.

Best known for her brilliance in the jump – the event in which she won two silver medals at the world championships – Carey also won world championship silver and gold at the Pan American championship in floor exercise. A specialist in both events, the 5-foot-2 gymnast will seek to qualify and win medals in the events that Biles has long banned.

Jade Carey

Jade Carey.

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The oldest of the group, 24 years old MyKayla SkinnerAfter her fifth place at Olympic Trials, she secured a place in Tokyo as the second specialist through the selection committee. Like Carey, a native of Gilbert, Arizona, is known for her vaulting skills.

Despite finishing in the top 10 in the other three St. Louis events, Skinner excelled in the jump, finishing less than half a point behind Biles this weekend. Expect the University of Utah alumna to make a splash at the Olympics.

Mykayla Skinner

MyKayla Skinner.

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Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Leanne Wong and Emma Malabuyo – who finished sixth to ninth in tests this weekend – will accompany the team as a replacement in Tokyo. Should any of these six gymnasts suffer an injury or find themselves in a position where they could not compete, one of the four substitutes would take their place.

The women’s qualification for the Summer Olympics begins on Sunday 25th July. Two days later the team all-around final takes place, two days later the individual all-around.

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