US Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials 2016: Sunday Results and Qualifying Scores

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2016

July 10, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; Gabby Douglas (left), Laurie Hernandez (center), and Simone Biles (right) hug after the women's gymnastics U.S. Olympic team trials at SAP Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After two nights of all-around competition at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, the United States women's gymnastics team, comprised of five gymnasts, was officially named for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.

United States Women's Gymnastics Team

Simone Biles

Gabby Douglas

Lauren Hernandez

Madison Kocian

Alexandra Raisman

With five spots on the line, the gymnast with the best all-around score over the two days of competition automatically qualified. A committee led by gymnastics coach Marta Karolyi decided the other four spots. 

Here are the full two-day results from the all-around competition:

GymnastVaultBarsBeamFloorAll Around
Simone Biles16.000 16.20014.950 14.90015.200 14.75015.700 15.550123.250
Lauren Hernandez15.150 15.15014.900 14.75015.500 15.70015.300 14.700121.150
Alexandra Raisman15.250 15.20014.450 14.30014.800 15.25015.450 15.050119.750
MyKayla Skinner15.500 15.45014.300 14.40014.850 14.50014.800 14.800118.600
Ragan Smith14.700 14.55014.600 14.50014.900 15.30014.500 14.700117.750
Maggie Nichols15.100 15.10014.550 14.60013.700 14.90014.900 14.750117.600
Gabby Douglas15.100 15.00015.100 15.25013.700 14.10014.650 14.550117.450
Madison Kocian13.900 14.00015.750 15.90014.700 13.85014.250 14.700117.050
Amelia Hundley14.950 15.10014.700 14.75014.100 14.40014.250 14.600116.850
Brenna Dowell14.850 15.10014.900 14.95013.600 14.15014.550 14.500116.600
Rachel Gowey14.400 14.90014.900 14.80014.200 14.70012.900 13.450114.250
Christina Desiderio14.300 12.95013.500 13.50014.400 14.65014.450 14.400112.150
Emily Schild14.950 14.70013.900 14.15012.750 14.15013.800 13.550111.950
Ashton Locklear-15.750 15.70013.200 14.400-59.050

USA Gymnastics helped welcome the team:

Biles received the automatic bid after another dominant all-around performance, highlighted by a brilliant vault that earned a score of 16.200. Her floor and her uneven bars were solid, which helped her clinch the top spot even though she fell off of the balance beam.

The 16-year-old Hernandez and the veteran Raisman also put in admirable performances, finishing second and third, respectively, as they punched their tickets to Rio as expected.

Hernandez's balance beam routine was the final activity of the night, and she cemented her place on the team with a brilliant score of 15.700. Both of her balance beam scores over the two days at the trials were the best of all 14 competing gymnasts.

The same couldn't be said of 2012 two-time gold medalist Douglas, however. She entered Sunday night in seventh in the standings and had work to do to convince Karolyi that she belonged on the team. 

She started off on the right foot on the vault when she stuck a double layout Yurchenko, earning a score of 15.000. The uneven bars went even better, as she posted a 15.250. 

For the second straight time, however, she fell off of the balance beam, dropping her score to 14.100 after the 2.200 deduction.

Despite the fall, her display on the uneven bars did her a ton of good, as it is Team USA's most glaring need in the all-around competition. 

The last spot went to Kocian, whose mastery of the uneven bars clinched her berth onto the team as well. Her overall score of 31.650 on the event was the best over the two days, and her 15.900 on Sunday night was the best single run of the trials.

Now it's up to Biles, Hernandez, Raisman, Douglas and Kocian to add to the Americans' medal collection and keep up the tradition of United States excellence at the Olympics. The U.S. women's gymnastics team has won eight medals in the all-around competition at the Olympics, including two gold medals in 1996 at Atlanta and in 2012 at London. 

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