One of the great names in the history of artistic gymnastics, Simone Biles Confirmed partisanship on Sunday night and won an Olympic tryout in the United States held at The Dome Gym, with an attendance of 21,000 people in St. The 24-year-old athlete is the only veteran in the group Tokyo Games-2020, which also stars Sunissa Lee, Jordan Chillies, Grace McCallum, Jade Carey and Mykayla Skinner.
Biles, a seven-time U.S. champion, became the first gymnast for the Olympics to win a tryout twice. The team’s reserves in Tokyo will be Kayla Di Celo, Kara Ecker, Emma Malabuyo and Lynn Wong.
The United States won six places in women’s artistic gymnastics at Tokyo-2020: four for the gymnasts who will compete in the team competition and two for the individual. One of the individual places was guaranteed for Jade Carey, who won the World Cup circuit of experts in jumping (it is worth remembering that Carey would be able to compete on all equipment at the Olympics).
For the team’s four places, the first two placed all-around guaranteed a trip to Tokyo. In two days of competition, Biles won with 118,098 points. The main star of artistic gymnastics today led the classification on the jump and land and was third in the uneven bars and crossbar.
Even the American tryouts add up to two days’ worth of notes, but only looking at this Sunday’s routine, Biles lost her first competition in the all-around since the 2013 American Cup. Sunissa Lee got 58,166 points against Star’s 57,533, who made a big mistake in the asymmetric ones and fell on the beam. “I’m old now. I always hurt. Something always hurts”, joked Biles after the contest.
At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Biles made history by stepping on the podium five times. Till then no gymnast had done such a feat. In Brazil, the American won four gold medals (team, vault, solo and all-around) and one bronze (beam).