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
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:
|Simone Biles||16.000 16.200||14.950 14.900||15.200 14.750||15.700 15.550||123.250|
|Lauren Hernandez||15.150 15.150||14.900 14.750||15.500 15.700||15.300 14.700||121.150|
|Alexandra Raisman||15.250 15.200||14.450 14.300||14.800 15.250||15.450 15.050||119.750|
|MyKayla Skinner||15.500 15.450||14.300 14.400||14.850 14.500||14.800 14.800||118.600|
|Ragan Smith||14.700 14.550||14.600 14.500||14.900 15.300||14.500 14.700||117.750|
|Maggie Nichols||15.100 15.100||14.550 14.600||13.700 14.900||14.900 14.750||117.600|
|Gabby Douglas||15.100 15.000||15.100 15.250||13.700 14.100||14.650 14.550||117.450|
|Madison Kocian||13.900 14.000||15.750 15.900||14.700 13.850||14.250 14.700||117.050|
|Amelia Hundley||14.950 15.100||14.700 14.750||14.100 14.400||14.250 14.600||116.850|
|Brenna Dowell||14.850 15.100||14.900 14.950||13.600 14.150||14.550 14.500||116.600|
|Rachel Gowey||14.400 14.900||14.900 14.800||14.200 14.700||12.900 13.450||114.250|
|Christina Desiderio||14.300 12.950||13.500 13.500||14.400 14.650||14.450 14.400||112.150|
|Emily Schild||14.950 14.700||13.900 14.150||12.750 14.150||13.800 13.550||111.950|
|Ashton Locklear||-||15.750 15.700||13.200 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.
Stats courtesy of MyUSAGym.com.