Biles leads the all-around rankings at mid-point of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics
posted on 07/08/2016

© John Cheng

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2016 – Three-time World and four-time U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, leads the all-around standings with a 61.850 total at the halfway point of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics at the SAP Center at San Jose (Calif.). Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, followed in second at 60.850, with 2012 Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, rounding out the top three with her 59.950. The field of 14 women is vying for the five-member U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team and replacement athlete spots. The U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team, pending United States Olympic Committee approval, will be named at the conclusion of competition on Sunday, July 10.

Fans, both with and without tickets, can take advantage of Gymnastics City USA. Beginning at 3 p.m. July 9-10, the Gymnastics City USA Fan Fest at Arena Green will be a lively and interactive celebration of gymnastics, the Olympic Spirit, and this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition to sponsor and partner activations and giveaways, Gymnastics City USA will have free family-friendly programing, including DJs and music, gymnastics demonstrations, autograph signings, sand sculptures, chalk art, kid-friendly inflatables, the USA Gymnastics Ninja Challenge Championships, and Rio-themed activities. Food trucks and refreshments will also be available.

Fans without tickets are encouraged to stay at Arena Green and watch the live NBC broadcast of the women’s Trials at the NBC Bay Area Watch Party, scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. PT on July 10. Then fun moves to Plaza de Cesar Chavez, and the fun begins at 7:30 p.m. with games, music, food and beverages. The festivities and music at Plaza de Cesar Chavez is free and open to the public.

Event scores for the top five in the all-around rankings.
  • Biles: 61.850, all-around (1); 16.000, vault (top score); 14.950, uneven bars; 15.200, balance beam; 15.700, floor exercise (top score)
  • Hernandez: 60.850, all-around (2); 15.150, vault; 14.900, uneven bars; 15.500, balance beam (top score); 15.300, floor exercise
  • Raisman: 59.950, all-around (3); 15.250, vault; 14.450, uneven bars; 14.800, balance beam; 15.450, floor exercise
  • MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights: 59.450, all-around (4); 15.500, vault; 14.300, uneven bars; 14.850, balance beam; 14.800, floor exercise
  • Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams: 58.700, all-around (5); 14.700, vault; 14.600, uneven bars; 14.900, balance beam; 14.500, floor exercise
Scores for other notable gymnasts
  • Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA: 58.600, all-around (6); 13.900, vault; 15.750, uneven bars (tied for top score); 14.700, balance beam; 14.250, floor exercise
  • Gabby Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics: 58.550, all-around (7); 15.100, vault; 15.100, uneven bars; 13.700, balance beam; 14.650, floor exercise
  • Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters: 58.250, all-around (8); 15.100, vault; 14.550, uneven bars; 13.700, balance beam; 14.900, floor exercise
  • Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics: competed in two events –15.750, uneven bars (tied for top score); 13.200, balance beam
Ways to follow the action
This year’s women’s Olympic Trials are easier to follow than ever, whether it is through a smart phone or tablet, online or on NBC.
  • Live competition coverage.
    • Television. NBC will air competition from San Jose on July 10 at 8:30 p.m.
    • NBC Olympics. Live simulcast coverage of competition will be available online at 8 p.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com.
  • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the events in San Jose, including interviews from media day and post-competition, and clips from podium training.
  • SanJose2016.com. Schedules, general event information, start lists, live scoring, and more are available at SanJose2016.com, which is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices.
  • Gymnastics City USA app. The app, which will provide users with the latest event news including competition information, Fan Fest updates, live scoring, merchandise, exclusive opportunities and a rewards program, is available for download now in the Apple and Google Play app stores by searching “Gymnastics City USA.”
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including videos and photos, from the U.S. Olympic Trials on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the weekend, #SanJose2016.
  • Fan Activities. Fans will have plenty of opportunities for fun while they enjoy the exciting week of competition in San Jose. Click here for a complete schedule of fan activities.
  • myusagym iOS app. Fans can follow the scores from the events in San Jose live using the myusagym app for iOS devices available in the iTunes store. Those without iOS devices, can follow the scores at myusagym.com with any mobile device or desktop computer.
2016 is the second consecutive time the City of San Jose has hosted gymnastics’ Olympic Trials. This year’s Trials will determine which gymnasts earn a spot on Team USA to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In recognition of San Jose’s Olympic heritage and the City’s long relationship with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, the City of San Jose will transform itself into “Gymnastics City U.S.A.” throughout the duration of the Trials.

The U.S. Olympic Trials for all sports are a collaborative undertaking between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies and the local organizing committees.

Background information
  • SAP Center at San Jose. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SAP Center at San Jose is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Each year, SAP Center hosts approximately 175 events featuring professional and amateur athletes, Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners, international recording artists, and a variety of performers who appeal to children and families alike. SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. For more information about SAP Center at San Jose and for a list of upcoming events, visit the SAP Center home page at www.sapcenter.com.

  • San Jose Sports Authority. The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose’s economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City's sports commission since in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit www.sjsa.org.