Simone Biles Advances to Tokyo Olympics, Holds Onto First at US Team Trials

Simone Biles won four gold medals and a bronze at the 2016 Olympics as a teeneager, but now she's an "old lady" heading into the Tokyo Summer Games. Biles, 24, was one of the four women named to the USA Gymnastics 2020 Olympic team for next month's Games.

The four women named to the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team are:

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Sunisa Lee
  3. Jordan Chiles
  4. Grace McCallum

The alternates are Mykayla Skinner and Jade Carey.

Simone Biles
Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars during the Women's competition of the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials at America’s Center on June 27, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Memories that will last forever. 💫

Congratulations to the women who have earned a spot on @TeamUSA for the Tokyo Olympic Games!

🇺🇸 Simone Biles
🇺🇸 Jordan Chiles
🇺🇸 Suni Lee
🇺🇸 Grace McCallum

🇺🇸 Jade Carey
🇺🇸 MyKayla Skinner

— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) June 28, 2021

Biles scored enough all-around points at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend to make the team. She knew this despite faulting on the beam, which she knew would be a setback.

Biles and Lee were automatics to make the team with the best scores at the Trials, and a three-person selection committee decided upon the rest.

After the first night of routines, Biles had a score of 60.565, which was already way ahead of Lee (57.666), Jordan Chiles (57.132) and Mykayla Skinner (56.598).

Among the feats achieved by Biles on Friday night was her double-double "Biles" dismount from the beam, which landed her a 15.133 score. This was different from the Yurchenko double-pike vault from a month ago that also garnered the famed gymnast another top score.

Biles won five overall medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics—four gold and one bronze. She has only gotten better in the past Olympic quad-plus-one, with new moves getting named after her, and only she can do.

Olympic teams had consisted of five competing members through the 2016 Rio Games, with the U.S. team being called the "Final Five."