U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials Day 2 Live Recap & Results

Today is the day all gymnasts and gymnastics enthusiasts have all been waiting for. With only 5 spots on the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team, the pressure is on. Five gymnasts will be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team tonight. Tonight is day 2 of the Olympic Trials for women’s gymnastics and you bet I’ll be glued to my Mac screen (that’s where I’ll be watching the Trials tonight!) and keeping tabs on the girls’ scores and highlights!

The only guaranteed spot for tonight is 19 year old 4 time world all-around champion, Simone Biles. The remaining four spots are all up for grabs. There is no room for error tonight, and we’ll get to see who can really deal with the pressure, and thrive on it. The selection committee will be deciding who goes to Rio tonight. The athletes we’re keeping an eye on for the four remaining spots on the team are:

  1. Aly Raisman
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Gabby Douglas
  4. Ragan Smith
  5. Madison Kocian
  6. Ashton Locklear
  7. Maggie Nichols
  8. Amelia Hundley
  9. Emily Schild
  10. MyKayla Skinner
  11. Rachel Gowey
  12. Christina Desiderio
  13. Brenna Dowell

14 gymnasts will be competing for a spot in Rio and there are only 5 spots on the team. After night one of the Olympic Trials, the top 5 gymnasts on the leaderboard were:

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. Gabby Douglas
  5. Ragan Smith

Tonight’s coverage of the Olympic Trials Day 2 begins live at 8:30 PM EST and I’m here to give you guys the scoop.

 

UPDATE 11:12 PM:

2016 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Gabby Douglas
  3. Laurie Hernandez
  4. Madison Kocian
  5. Aly Raisman

3 Replacements

  1. Ashton Locklear
  2. MyKayla Skinner
  3. Ragan Smith

Recap of Olympic Trials Night 2

First Rotation

Floor

Simone Biles- Solid performance but went out of bounds (1/10th deduction) landing her second pass.

Start Value: 16.8

Deductions: 1.25

Execution:15.50

 

Laurie Hernandez- A little shakier than night 1, solid routine. Close to being out of bounds for her second pass but went out of bounds landing her 3rd pass.

Start Value: 16.1

Deductions: 1.4

Execution:14.7

 

Maggie Nichols- lands low after her first pass & takes big step back. Many little deductions.

Start Value: 16.2

Deductions: 1.45

Execution:14.750

 

Ragan Smith- Little hop landing first and second pass.

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution: —

 

Vault

Aly Raisman- Landed with a huge step forward. Landed outside of the line which is called a neutral deduction.

Skill: Amanar (2.5 twist off the table)

Start Value: 16.3

Deductions: 1.1

Execution: 15.2

 

MyKayla Skinner

Start Value: 16.4

Deductions: 0.95

Execution: 15.45

 

Gabby Douglas- tiny hop on landing

Skill: Double twist off table

Start Value: 15.8

Deductions: 0.8

Execution: 15.0

 

Standings after First Rotation

  1. Simone Biles – 77.400
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. MyKayla Skinner
  5. Gabby Douglas

 

Second Rotation

Bars

Aly Raisman- A little too close catching the bar on her tkatchev (in straddle position). Tiny hop on landing.

Start Value: 16

Deductions: 1.7

Execution:14.3

 

Gabby Douglas- Does L-grip pirouette on low bar, and then performs an extra swing in straddle position before transitioning back up to high bar– not a huge error but she’s supposed to transition immediately to high bar instead. Sticks landing.

Start Value: 16.4

Deductions: 1.15

Execution:15.25

 

Madison Kocian- Sticks landing.

Start Value: 16

Deductions: 1.7

Execution:14.3

 

Vault

Laurie Hernandez

Skill: Double twist (same vault as Gabby Douglas and Maggie Nichols)

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution:15.5

 

Maggie Nichols

Skill: Double twist. Sticks landing.

Start Value: —

Deductions: 0.7

Execution:—

 

Simone Biles- HUGE score. Beautiful vault. Only 1/10th deduction for tiny hop forward on her landing.

Start Value: 16.3

Deductions: 0.1

Execution:16.2

 

Standings after Second Rotation

  1. Simone Biles — 93.6
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. MyKayla Skinner
  5. Gabby Douglas

Third Rotation

Bars

Laurie Hernandez- Instead of doing 3 releases on the high bar as she usually does, she only does 2. Hop forward on landing.

Start Value: 16.1

Deductions: 1.35

Execution:14.75

 

Maggie Nichols- Sticks landing.

Start Value: 16.3

Deductions: 0.1

Execution: 16.2

 

Ashton Locklear- Beautiful lines and transitions. Sticks landing.

Start Value: 16.5

Deductions: 0.8

Execution: 15.7

 

Simone Biles- Sticks landing. Solid routine.

Start Value: 16.1

Deductions: 1.2

Execution: 14.9

Beam

MyKayla Skinner- Wobbles on landing of handspring step out, full. Full twisting double tuck dismount– low on landing.

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution:14.5

 

Gabby Douglas- Falls on standing back full twist.

Start Value: 16.3

Deductions: 2.2

Execution: 14.1

 

Madison Kocian- Falls on standing arabian. Tiny hop on landing.

Start Value: 15.9

Deductions: 2.05

Execution: 13.85

 

Aly Raisman- Tiny hop forward landing Patterson dismount.

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution: —

Standings after Third Rotation

  1. Simone BIles
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. MyKayla Skinner
  5. Gabby Douglas

Fourth Rotation

Floor

Gabby Douglas

Start Value: 15.9

Deductions: 1.35

Execution:14.55

 

Beam

Maggie Nichols- small leg separation on dismount.

Start Value: 15.9

Deductions: 1.0

Execution:14.9

 

Ragan Smith- Chest a little low on dismount. Beautiful routine.

Start Value: 16.2

Deductions: 0.9

Execution: 15.3

 

Ashton Locklear- Little wobble on wolf turn. Wobble on side salto. Tiny hop on dismount.

Start Value: 15.6

Deductions: 1.3

Execution: 14.3

Simone BIles

Start Value: 16.7

Deductions: 1.95

Execution: 14.750

 

Laurie Hernandez

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution:15.7

 

Floor

 

Madison Kocian

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution:14.7

 

Aly Raisman- Both feet out of bounds after first pass (3/10th deduction + deduction for step). Lands arabian double pike perfectly.

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution: —

 

MyKayla Skinner- Both feet out of bounds after first pass.

Start Value: —

Deductions: —

Execution: —

Standings after Fourth Rotation

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Laurie Hernandez
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. MyKayla Skinner
  5. Raegan Smith

2016 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Gabby Douglas
  3. Laurie Hernandez
  4. Madison Kocian
  5. Aly Raisman

3 Replacements

  1. Ashton Locklear
  2. MyKayla Skinner
  3. Ragan Smith