2021 US Gymnastics Olympic Trials Live – Competitors brace to secure spot in Tokyo 2021 arena

GYMNASTICS fans are hotly anticipating the Tokyo Olympic games, where they will get to watch their favorite athletes compete on a world stage.

Gymnasts will go head-to-head for the United States Olympic team of six women and five men.

The Olympic trials for gymnastics will be held from June 24-27, 2021.

The men and women will compete in every discipline twice.

The men's team will open the trials on June 24, then compete again June 26.

The women's team will perform on June 25 and June 27.

Results are determined by the cumulative scores across both days of competition.

Tokyo Olympics chiefs have confirmed crowds of up to 10,000 will be allowed at next month’s Games.

While overseas supporters have been banned from travelling to Japan, home-based fans have been given the green light.

Overseas fans were banned from attending earlier in 2021 amid safety fears from those in charge.

After a final meeting between the games bosses, Japanese and city authorities announced that attendances at events will be capped at 10,000 or 50 per cent of the venue capacity.

In addition, 20,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony in the Olympic stadium on July 23.

  • Katie Balevic

    KARA EAKER ON BEAM

    Nastia Liukin praised Kara's flow throughout her routine.

    "It was a great routine," Daggett added.

    She earned a 14.400.

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    GRACE MCCALLUM NEXT ON FLOOR

    Grace had the audience cheering to her upbeat floor routine.

    "Once again, struggled with injuries earlier in the season and is finally just peaking at the right time," Liukin said.

    Grace had a hand injury. She got a 14.166 for her routine.

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    MCKAYLA SKINNER WOWS WITH BEAM DISMOUNT

    MyKayla Skinner did so well on beam that she cheered after doing a full-twisting double in her dismount.

    She earned a 14.133.

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    SIMONE BILES BRINGS POWER TO THE FLOOR

    Simone Biles took the floor next, stunning the commentators and the audience.

    Simone currently has two floor exercises named after her, one of which is a triple twisting double back.

    "She's so powerful. A lot of times she can't stay in bounds… She just bounces out of the area of the floor," Daggett said.

    "She is the only woman to do this on floor – three twists, two flips," Daggett added.

    "It doesn't even matter if she does step out of bounds… She is that much better than everybody else," Liukin said. "She has no competition. She's competing against herself."

    Simone got a 15.366 for her routine.

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    SUNI LEE NEXT ON FLOOR

    "We often talk about peaking at the right time. Suni Lee is doing just that," Liukin said.

    "Fantastic effort for Suni. She's recovering from a foot-ankle injury," Daggett added.

    She only did three tumbling passes, though she was capable of doing four, Daggett said.

    Suni got a 13.233.

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    JORDAN CHILES ON FLOOR

    "What a great routine," Liukin said after Jordan tumbled across the floor.

    The commentators said she made huge improvements in just a few years.

    Simone Biles told Jordan to come train with her in Spring, TX. Simone has been a mentor and friend to Jordan.

    Jordan got a 13.633.

  • Katie Balevic

    GRACE MCCALLUM RECOVERED FROM A NEAR-FALL ON BEAM

    Grace McCallum nearly fell off the beam during one of her passes on the beam.

    "She’s obviously capable of doing a little better, had that wobble earlier on in the routine," commentator Nastia Liukin said.

    "She’s so calm, so confident. She’s such a good team player,” Liukin added. 

    McCallum got a 13.866.

  • Katie Balevic

    FINAL FIVE'S LAURIE HERNANDEZ CHIMES IN

    Laurie Hernandez spoke as the gymnastic trials went on. Hernandez was on the 2016 Summer Olympics team dubbed the Final Five. 

    She said there are a lot of nerves during the Olympic trials. 

    “I remember in 2016 making little mistakes here and there, going out of bounds,” Hernandez said. 

    “Personally I feel more nervous on day two because that’s when they decide who makes the team,” she added. 

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    SIMONE BILES OWNED THE UNEVEN BARS IN HER 'WORST EVENT'

    Simone Biles, the 24-year-old from Spring, TX, performed next on uneven bars. The judges said Biles has referred to it as her least favorite event. 

    “Not bad for your worst event, right,” one judge joked. “She’s in a league of her own.” 

    Biles stunned the judges with her dismount, which was a double back with two twists. She earned a 14.600. 

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    SUNI LEE STUNNED ON BARS

    Suni Lee stunned the judges with her routine on the uneven bars. 

    “That is absolutely gonna win a medal,” one judge said. 

    Lee earned a 15.300 for her routine. 

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