Day 2 of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Simone Biles leads after Day 1 despite major competitors’ injuries

Day 2 of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Simone Biles leads after Day 1 despite major competitors' injuries

Despite some unexpected turns on the first day of the women’s competition at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials, some of the best gymnasts in the country have officially reached halfway towards their lifetime goals. Seven-time Olympian Simone Biles leads the all-around rankings following the opening night of competition, as expected. Even though Biles’ performance wasn’t her finest, her score of 58.900 puts her comfortably ahead of the rest of the field.

The Olympic colleagues of Biles in Tokyo complete the top four. Jordan Chiles had a great start to the Trials, placing second overall with a 56.400. Suni Lee, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, came in third in just her third elite all-around contest since she started fighting renal disease a year ago (56.025).

With a 55.825 that now ranks her fourth all-around, reigning Olympic floor champion Jade Carey had one of her greatest all-around contests to date.

A few of the leading competitors were eliminated early in the competition due to injuries. Bronze medallist for the world all-around competition Shilese Jones looked to damage her knee after falling on the vault during warm-ups. She missed the vault rotation, competed on uneven bars, and withdrew from the rest of the competition that evening. Kayla DiCello, an alternate for the Tokyo Olympics, withdrew from the tournament after rupturing her Achilles tendon during the vaulting round. A few days prior to the competition, Skye Blakely, the two-time world team champion, suffered a torn Achilles during training.

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