2020 US Olympic Gymnastics Team: Who are they ?

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What an amazing experience the 2020 Olympic Trials were!  There were a lot of twists and turns that kept everyone at the edge of their seats – nothing short of amazing. Congratulations to each and every gymnast who competed – you are an inspiration! Now, without further anticipation, what you’ve all been waiting for – meet the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team for the USA!

We can’t wait to see them compete! Check out our guide to Gymnastics at the 2020 Olympics!

 

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Simone Biles – Team (Gold All-Around 2020 Olympic Trials)

 

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Simone has been dubbed “The GOAT” – Greatest of All Time, and she once again lived up to her name.  She had a little bit of a rough time on Day 2 of the trials, however, in true Simone Biles fashion, she dominated despite the challenges of Day 2 in the trials. Biles trains 7 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays she trains twice a day and Thursdays and Saturdays she trains once a day) and in addition to 5-6hrs/day of gymnastics practice, she also incorporates cardio, cross-training, toning and weight training. She fuels her body with healthy proteins, fruits and veggies to keep her body functioning at its best.

Hometown: Spring, TX
Gym:
World Champions Centre
Coach:
Laurent Landi
Age:
24
Height:
4’8″
Events to compete:
All
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around Gold – 60.565 Silver – 57.533
Floor Gold – 15.366 Gold – 14.6
Bars Bronze – 14.6 4th – 13.833
Beam Gold – 15.133 4th – 13.7
Vault Gold – 15.466 Gold – 15.4

 

Sunisa Lee – Team (Silver All-Around 2020 Olympic Trials)

 

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It’s no surprise to anyone who has trained with or knows Suni Lee that she has made the 2020 Olympic Team. One of her first coaches has said that she was throwing olympic skills on beam since she was 8 years old. Suni’s coach, Jeff Graba, has said that they’ve been training for this moment for the past 10 years. The extra year between 2020 and 2021 when the Olympics is finally here, has been somewhat of a challenge for Suni. She has stated in interviews that it’s sometimes challenging for her to stay motivated with everything changing so much with COVID, her dad’s injury/recovery and also losing multiple family members due to COVID. Suni had the highest All-Around score on Day 2 in the Trials, beating Biles for the gold and securing the 2nd place spot on the team coming in 2nd all-around in the 2-day trials. Despite the extra year being somewhat rough for Lee, she proved her natural abilities in both the National Championships and the Olympic Trials – and we are sure she will do the same in Tokyo.

Hometown: St.Paul, MN
Gym:
Midwest Gymnastics Center
Coach: Jeff Graba
Age: 18
Height:
5’0″
Events to compete:
All
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around Silver – 57.666 Gold – 58.166
Floor Not in top 8 Bronze – 13.933
Bars Gold – 15.3 Gold – 14.9
Beam Silver – 14.733 Gold – 14.733
Vault Not in top 8 5th – 14.6

 

Jordan Chiles – Team (Bronze All-Around 2020 Olympic Trials)

 

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Jordan Chiles was very emotional during the trials – they touched on it after the team announcement, but in case you missed it, Chiles almost quit gymnastics in 2018. She was the only elite gymnast at her hometown gym, where she had trained from the beginning in Vancouver, WA. Being the top gymnast in her gym, she was lacking that push of having other gymnasts at her level pushing her to be better. Prior to 2018, Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles were roommates at a gymnastics camp and Biles encouraged Chiles to move to Texas and join her at World Champions Centre. At the time, Chiles didn’t really consider it an option. In 2018 when she contemplated giving up gymnastics altogether, she decided to take Biles up on the offer and she moved to Texas to train with Biles – and she hasn’t looked back since. Jordan has grown as a gymnast significantly since training alongside other elite gymnasts – the support and encouragement of Simone has been amazing for Jordan and it shows in her amazingly consistent routines.

Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Gym:
World Champions Centre
Coach:
Laurent Landi
Age:
20
Height:
5’5″
Events to compete:
All
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around Bronze – 57.132 Bronze – 57.499
Floor 8th – 13.633 Silver(T) – 14.233
Bars 4th – 14.3 Silver – 14.433
Beam 4th – 14.233 Silver – 13.9
Vault 4th – 14.966 Bronze – 14.933

 

Grace McCallum – Team (4th All-Around 2020 Olympic Trials)

 

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Grace McCallum utilized the time out of the gym in 2020 by continuing to train via zoom team trainings for basics, cardio, etc. Her gym allowed gymnasts to borrow equipment from the gym to keep up training at home. McCallum took the positive outlook on the extra year between 2020 and 2021 to improve for the Olympic trials in 2021. She took the time to improve some skills and add some difficulty to her skills. Focusing on using the extra year to upgrade and improve her current skills proved to be ideal for Grace. McCallum is committed to Utah following the Olympics, in the fall. In both the National Championships and the Olympic Trials, McCallum has proved to consistently show what a great athlete she is.

Hometown: Isanti, MN
Gym:
Twin City Twisters
Coach:
Sarah Jantzi
Age:
19
Height:
5’0″
Events to compete:
All
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around 5th -56.498 4th – 56.066
Floor Silver – 14.166 6th(T) – 13.5
Bars 7th – 13.843 Bronze – 14.0
Beam 6th – 13.866 Bronze – 13.8
Vault 7th – 14.633 4th – 14.766

Jade Carey – Individual

 

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Jade Carey secured her individual specialist spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, mathematically, taking the route in 2018-2019 through the apparatus World Cup Series. During the trials, Jade didn’t compete on floor in Day 1 and on Day 2 she didn’t compete on vault either, due to a leg injury. Despite the challenges, she earned the silver medal on vault on Day 1. We are excited to see what Carey does for the USA in Tokyo.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Gym:
Arizona Sunrays
Coach:
Brian Carey
Age:
21
Height:
5’2″
Events to compete: 
Bars, Beam, Vault
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around N/A N/A
Floor N/A N/A
Bars Not in top 8 5th – 13.733
Beam Not in top 8 5th – 13.433
Vault Silver – 15.2 N/A

MyKayla Skinner – Individual (5th All-Around 2020 Olympic Trials)

MyKayla Skinner paused her college career, where she was dominating as a two-time NCAA champion & two-time NCAA all-around runner up, to make her dreams of competing in the Olympics a reality – and she did just that! MyKayla holds the NCAA record for competing 161 routines without a fall! Skinner made her elite comeback in 2019 to prepare for the Olympic trials of 2020, however with the postponement, she decided to continue to train the extra year to qualify in 2021. The extra year proved to be challenging for Skinner, who was ill with COVID-19 and pneumonia earlier this year, in January, and also worked through several injuries. Despite the challenges, she has made her dreams come true – this year she won’t just be an alternate like she was in the 2016 Rio Games, she has earned an individual specialist spot and will

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Gym:
Desert Lights Gymnastics
Coach:
Lisa Spini
Age:
24
Height:
5’0″
Events to compete:
All
Olympic Trials Results:

Day 1 Day 2
All-Around 4th – 56.598 5th – 55.666
Floor 5th – 13.866 6th(T) – 13.5
Bars Not in top 8 6th – 13.5
Beam 5th – 14.133 6th – 13.4
Vault Bronze – 15.133 Silver – 15.266

The alternate members of Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Leanne Wong & Emma Malabuyo. Congratulations to these amazing athletes who will be representing Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!  We can’t wait to cheer for you all in Tokyo!

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