U.S. Gymnastics Trials: Simone Biles leads all-around heading into final day

U.S. Gymnastics Trials: Simone Biles leads all-around heading into final day

Roberson trains at World Champions Centre alongside Biles. She had a stellar 2023 and made the world team last fall, though she was injured immediately before the team final. She is a “power gymnast” whose best events are floor and vault, but she is being outpaced by gymnasts with similar strengths.

Like Shilese Jones, Lincoln is coming back from an injury and had to file a petition to compete at the trials. She is here primarily for one event, floor exercise, which also happens to be USA’s weakest at the moment. It is very possible that Lincoln finishes top three on the event at the trials, but unfortunately she is not the strongest all-around gymnast.

Hezly Rivera

Before the championships, very few people had Rivera, a first-year senior, on their Olympic team. After a surprise sixth-place finish there, she has found herself in the conversation for the Paris team. She lacks international experience, and her best events are the same as Lee’s, so she will most likely be relegated to an alternate position at this point. However, if top contenders struggle with consistency, she could be a wild-card pick for the team.

Tiana Sumanasekera

Sumanasekera, a beam queen and another training mate of the GOAT, was one of a handful of gymnasts to hit all her routines at the championships. Making the Paris team may be a long shot for her, but she could snag an alternate spot. The future is bright for Sumanasekera, 16, who is expected to hang around until Los Angeles 2028 for a shot at a home Olympics.

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