2021 Olympics: U.S. Women’s Gymnastics List, Breaking News, Schedule, Contenders


  • Simone Bilès
  • Suni Lee
  • Jordan Chilis
  • Grace McCallum
  • MyKayla Skinner
  • Jade Carey

Alternates: Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Leanne Wong, Emma Malabuyo

Schedule and format

For qualification in artistic gymnastics, countries are classified into five subdivisions, which determine the time and order in which they compete. American women are in subdivision 3.

Saturday July 24

9:00 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. ET: Subdivision 1 and 2 Qualifications

Sunday July 25

2:10 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. ET: Subdivision 3 and 4 Qualifiers (including USA)

7h20-9h: Qualifications of subdivision 5

Tuesday July 27

6:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. ET: Team Final

Thursday July 29

6:50 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. ET: Individual All-Around Final

Sunday August 1st

4 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. ET: uneven bars finals

Monday August 2

4 a.m. to 6:40 a.m. ET: Floor Exercise Final

Tuesday August 3

4 a.m. to 6:25 a.m. ET: beam final

Athletes to watch

Simone Bilès: The 24-year-old, with eponymous skills on vault, beam and floor, can add to her claim as the most dominant gymnast of all time with a superlative performance in Tokyo. Biles won four gold medals (team, all-around, vault and floor) and a bronze medal (beam) in Rio in 2016. The record for Olympic medals by an American gymnast is seven, set by Shannon Miller (five in 1992, two in 1996). Biles has been undefeated in the all-around since March 2013.

Suni Lee: She stood out at the US Trials in June, placing second behind Biles but posting a higher overall score on the second night. The 18-year-old was the top scorer on bars and beam in St. Louis.

Jordan Chilis: The 20-year-old was second on bars, third on floor and third in the all-around at the US Trials.

Team news

A team member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and went into quarantine. USA Gymnastics said the gymnast was a substitute and another substitute would also be moved to separate facilities.

(Photo: Carmen Mandato / Getty Images)

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