6 Takeaways From Day 1 At U.S. Women's Gymnastics Trials
Jun 26, 2021There’s nothing like being in an arena when Simone Biles's name is announced. Saving her Double Pike Yurchenko for the Olympics, Biles pulled out her Cheng and Amanar for the night. The vault began with the Cheng with a ridiculously far landing and ended with a stratospheric Amanar, scoring 15.66. She finished with a 60.565, the highest score since World's qualification 2018!
Who To Watch For At The 2021 Olympic Trials
Jun 14, 2021Rolling into the 2021 Olympic Trials, the only thing we know for sure is that Simone Biles, barring an alien invasion, is going to come in first place and lead the team. Besides that, anything could happen! What we do know is that the top two all-arounders at trials are automatically placed on the team, so everyone will be fighting for that second spot. Land below second place, and it’s up to Tom Forster and the selection committee who they choose to put onto the coveted four-person Olympic team, who is going as alternates, and who misses the team completely.
The Biggest Moments From The 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships
Jun 7, 2021With multiple nights of competition and so many great gymnasts, there were so many moments to catch up on from this weekend at the 2021 U.S. Championships. Here are just 10 of the big moments that stood out from the few days of competition.
Biles Wins 7th National AA Championship, Most In U.S. Women's Gymnastics
Jun 7, 2021FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6, 2021 – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre claimed another spot in the record books Sunday at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, notching a seventh U.S. senior women’s all-around title – the most in history. Biles (119.650) ran away from the competition on Day 2, stretching a 2.2-point lead to nearly five full points. Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center finished second with a 114.950, and Biles’ World Champions Centre teammate Jordan Chiles (114.450) rounded out the top three. Biles also claimed the top spots on vault (31.025), balance beam (29.250) and floor exercise (29.600). Lee notched the national title on uneven bars with a 30.200.
What To Watch For At The 2021 GK U.S. Classic
May 17, 2021The GK U.S. Classic is the kickoff event for the 2021 summer Olympic season. The event set for Saturday, May 22, is the first in the home stretch for the top female gymnasts leading up to the trials. The meet also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, held June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas.
2021 GK U.S. Classic & GK Hope Championships Schedule Announced
May 14, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2021 – Many of the nation’s top women’s artistic gymnasts are set to face off May 21-22 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The 2021 GK U.S. Classic features junior and senior competitions and will be headlined by numerous Olympic medalists and World champions. The event also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify to the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2021 GK Hopes Championships will be held in conjunction with the GK U.S. Classic and features rising stars from the women’s artistic discipline. The annual event marks the end of the 2021 Hopes season.
USAG Names 2021 Women's Junior & Senior National Teams Through June
Mar 13, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, March 13, 2021 – USA Gymnastics today announced the full 2021 U.S. Women’s Junior and Senior National Team rosters following the conclusion of the first in-person National Team camp of the year. Five junior and four senior athletes automatically qualified to the National Team through their all-around performances at the 2021 Winter Cup in February. The additional gymnasts were named to the team by the Athlete Selection Committee who considered in-camp performance in addition to submitted petitions.
Jordan Chiles Sweeps Winter Cup; Laurie Hernandez Shines In Comeback
Mar 1, 2021The Winter Cup is known for being somewhat of a pre-season competition, where we expect to see many falls in past years when there was only a men’s competition. The women showed up to the weekend and left that reputation in the dust - though there were of course mistakes after not having any elite competitions in nearly a year, many gymnasts surprised us with new skills, huge routines, and big smiles for being back on the competition floor after so long.
Jordan Chiles Leads 2021 Winter Cup Senior Women's All-Around After Day 1
Feb 28, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, February 27, 2021 – Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./World Champions Centre was dominant during day one of the 2021 Winter Cup senior women’s all-around competition Saturday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. An additional six senior gymnasts are slated to compete during tomorrow’s junior session, and their scores will be combined with the results from today’s competition.
Winter Cup Kicks Off USA Gymnastics' 2021 Premier Events Season
Feb 23, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, February 22, 2021 – Gymnastics will return to the national stage after a nearly yearlong hiatus, as USA Gymnastics’ 2021 premier event season kicks off this weekend in Indianapolis. The 2021 Winter Cup will take place without spectators Feb. 26-28 at the Indiana Convention Center, marking the start of a busy international competition season that includes the Tokyo Olympic Games in late summer and Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in October.
Women's Preview: What To Watch For At 2021 Winter Cup
Feb 22, 2021The 2021 Winter Cup takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 26th-28th and is expanding this year. Previously only a men’s artistic competition, the Winter Cup now includes women’s artistic gymnastics as well, with both a junior and senior competition in each.
Riley McCusker Files Lawsuit Against Maggie Haney
Nov 13, 2020Riley McCusker, a four-time national team member of USA Gymnastics, filed a lawsuit against former coach Maggie Haney and former assistant coach Victoria Levine. It's a civil case for damages, alleging negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress by her coaches for forcing her to train while injured.
USA Adds Four Medals In First Event Finals Of Pan Am Games
Jul 31, 2019The first day of event finals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, saw medalists from eight countries in the men's floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, women's vault, and uneven bars. Team USA led Tuesday's medal count with four, followed by Canada with three, while Brazil and Colombia each won two medals.
Ellie Black, Caio Souza Top Pan American Games All-Around Podiums
Jul 30, 2019Canadian superstar Ellie Black successfully defended her 2015 Pan American Games all-around title as she finished ahead of silver medalist Riley McCusker and bronze medalist Flavia Saraiva of Brazil in the 2019 Pan American Games women's all-around competition in Lima, Peru. On the men's side, Brazil and Canada dominated as Caio Souza won the title and teammate Arthur Mariano took silver ahead of Canadian Cory Paterson.
Mustafina, McCusker Win Gold And Silver At Birmingham World Cup
Mar 25, 2019In her first competition since winning team gold at the 2018 World Championships in October, Riley McCusker won all-around silver at the 2018 Birmingham World Cup. She finished just a few tenths behind gold medalist, Russian superstar and two-time Olympian Aliya Mustafina. Rounding out the podium was Brazil's Thais Fidelis.