GYMNASTICS fans are hotly anticipating the Tokyo Olympic games, where they will get to watch their favorite athletes compete on a world stage.
Gymnasts will go head-to-head for the United States Olympic team of six women and five men.
The Olympic trials for gymnastics will be held from June 24-27, 2021.
The men and women will compete in every discipline twice.
The men’s team will open the trials on June 24, then compete again June 26.
The women’s team will perform on June 25 and June 27.
Results are determined by the cumulative scores across both days of competition.
Tokyo Olympics chiefs have confirmed crowds of up to 10,000 will be allowed at next month’s Games.
While overseas supporters have been banned from travelling to Japan, home-based fans have been given the green light.
Overseas fans were banned from attending earlier in 2021 amid safety fears from those in charge.
After a final meeting between the games bosses, Japanese and city authorities announced that attendances at events will be capped at 10,000 or 50 per cent of the venue capacity.
In addition, 20,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony in the Olympic stadium on July 23.
SUNI LEE NEXT ON FLOOR
“We often talk about peaking at the right time. Suni Lee is doing just that,” Liukin said.
“Fantastic effort for Suni. She’s recovering from a foot-ankle injury,” Daggett added.
She only did three tumbling passes, though she was capable of doing four, Daggett said.
Suni got a 13.233.
JORDAN CHILES ON FLOOR
“What a great routine,” Liukin said after Jordan tumbled across the floor.
The commentators said she made huge improvements in just a few years.
Simone Biles told Jordan to come train with her in Spring, TX. Simone has been a mentor and friend to Jordan.
Jordan got a 13.633.
GRACE MCCALLUM RECOVERED FROM A NEAR-FALL ON BEAM
Grace McCallum nearly fell off the beam during one of her passes on the beam.
“She’s obviously capable of doing a little better, had that wobble earlier on in the routine,” commentator Nastia Liukin said.
“She’s so calm, so confident. She’s such a good team player,” Liukin added.
McCallum got a 13.866.
FINAL FIVE’S LAURIE HERNANDEZ CHIMES IN
Laurie Hernandez spoke as the gymnastic trials went on. Hernandez was on the 2016 Summer Olympics team dubbed the Final Five.
She said there are a lot of nerves during the Olympic trials.
“I remember in 2016 making little mistakes here and there, going out of bounds,” Hernandez said.
“Personally I feel more nervous on day two because that’s when they decide who makes the team,” she added.
SIMONE BILES OWNED THE UNEVEN BARS IN HER ‘WORST EVENT’
Simone Biles, the 24-year-old from Spring, TX, performed next on uneven bars. The judges said Biles has referred to it as her least favorite event.
“Not bad for your worst event, right,” one judge joked. “She’s in a league of her own.”
Biles stunned the judges with her dismount, which was a double back with two twists. She earned a 14.600.
SUNI LEE STUNNED ON BARS
Suni Lee stunned the judges with her routine on the uneven bars.
“That is absolutely gonna win a medal,” one judge said.
Lee earned a 15.300 for her routine.
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