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Here are the gymnasts competing for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, MyKayla Skinner, Jade Carey
Posted at 8:00 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 11:19:16-04

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The roster of gymnasts representing the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics was solidified over the weekend.

U.S. women’s team

To nobody’s surprise, Simone Biles easily earned her spot on the 2021 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team. At 24 years old, she has earned her nickname “the GOAT,” or greatest of all time. This will be her second Olympics after earning four gold medals and a bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

At the U.S. Olympics Team Trials held in St. Louis over the past few days, Biles earned one of two automatics spots on the four-woman U.S. team. Her two-day total was 118.098.

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Simone Biles lands after competing on the vault during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The other gymnast to earn an automatic spot on the team was Sunisa Lee, who finished second at the trials, with top scores on the balance beam and uneven bars. At 18 years old, she’s the youngest competitor on this year’s Olympic team.

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Sunisa Lee competes on the uneven bars during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Joining the top two finishers are Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum.

Chiles came to the trials as pretty much a sure thing for Tokyo, according to Team USA. The 20-year-old has hit every one of her routines this year without a major mistake. Neither Biles nor Lee can say that. The Olympics will be her first major international competition, but Team USA says Chiles could contend for event finals on floor and beam.

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Jordan Chiles competes in the floor exercise during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

As for McCallum, she was one in what appeared to be a crowded field competing for the fourth and final spot on the team, but she pulled it off. Team USA says the 18-year-old is one of the most experienced gymnasts in the cohort, having been part of the world-title-winning U.S. teams in 2018 and 2019. At trials, she earned a top-five spot on bars, beam, and floor. She’s best known for her work on the balance beam.

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Grace McCallum after competing on the uneven bars during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

In addition to the four team members, gymnasts Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner qualified for Tokyo as individuals.

U.S. men’s team

Although the women’s gymnastics team often grabs the spotlight at the Olympics, the men’s team is also formidable.

Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Sam Mikulak, Shane Wiskus, Alec Yoder
Members of the US Men's Olympic Team, Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Sam Mikulak and Shane Wiskus plus individual member Alec Yoder (L-R) stand on stage after the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brody Malone came out on top at the U.S. Olympics Team Trials. With a two-day total of 171.600, he earned an automatic spot on the team. The 21-year-old is an established star on the collegiate level, having won the past two NCAA all-around titles for Stanford. Team USA says Malone is set to be the country’s top contender for the all-around finals and a possible event finalist on high bar, vault, or still rings.

Brody Malone
Brody Malone celebrates his performance on the still rings during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Yul Moldauer earned the other automatic spot on the team when he finished as runner-up at the trials. The 24-year-old is expected to make an impact across the board in Tokyo. Team USA says he could possibly contribute as many as five routines in the team finals. Individually, his best shot to get back on the podium is on floor exercise.

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Yul Moldauer celebrates after competing on the parallel bars during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Fans who watched the last couple of Olympics may recognize one of the men who earned a spot on this year’s team – Sam Mikulak. He’s back for his third Olympics. The 28-year-old remains an irreplaceable member of the team thanks to his floor and high bar scores, Team USA says.

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Sam Mikulak after the parallel bars during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The final member of the four-person team is Shane Wiskus. The 22-year-old finished third at trials and has a chance to make an impact across multiple events for Team USA. The gymnast first caught the national spotlights a few years ago when he avoided falling off a high bar with a one-handed catch at the U.S. Championships.

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Shane Wiskus after the floor exercise during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

In addition to the team, Alec Yoder was named to the Tokyo squad as the “plus-one” selection. That means he’ll compete at the Olympics as an individual with his scores not counting to the team.

The Olympic Games are set to kick off in Tokyo on July 23 and last through Aug. 8 after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.