Gymnastics

Favorite Things from 2016 USA Gym Nationals

Women’s nationals were held in St. Louis last weekend. The top 3 all around were Maile O’Keefe, Riley McCusker and Gabby Perea for the juniors; and Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez for the seniors.

Below are the some things that stood out to me. First the routines:

Maile O’Keefe — Beam, Day 1


Simone Biles — Beam, Day 1

Aly Raisman — Beam, Day 1

Aly Raisman — Floor, Day 1

Simone Biles — Floor, Day 1

Simone Biles — Vault, Day 1

Laurie Hernandez — Beam, Day 1

Alyssa Baumann — Floor, Day 1

Trinity Thomas — Floor, Day 2

But you can’t go without seeing the height on her rebound split jump from day 1…

TThomasRebound

Morgan Hurd — Bars, Day 2

Ashton Locklear — Bars, Day 2

Laurie Hernandez, Floor, Day 2

There might be a theme in those videos. A trio perhaps. 😉

These were my favorite leos from Nationals:

(From top L-R: Simone Biles (2x), Riley McCusker, Laurie Hernandez, Emily Gaskins, Colbi Flori)

Photo Credits: John Cheng, Lloyd Smith, USA Gymnastics

And as a bonus, my favorite leo from Russian Cup, held this past week where Angelina Melnikova (pictured) won the all around.

Melka_2016RusCup

The USAGym domestic season wraps up next week at the Olympic Trials, where 14 gymnasts will compete for the 5 team and 3 alternate spots. It was 15, but unfortunately Alyssa Baumann had to withdraw after injuring her elbow in training on June 29.

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