By Anna Rose Johnson
It was a triumphant night for the U.S. athletes, who showcased brilliance across all four events. We’re so excited to see the dominance of Simone Biles and the clean artistry of Morgan Hurd and Riley McCusker, who comprised the top three slots after night one. Let’s take a quick look at some skills that really WOWed us tonight!
Feature Photo by Grace Chiu
Simone Biles’ Cheng Vault
Incredible! Such a superb vault for Biles; performed with such ease and elegance!
Morgan Hurd’s Standing Full on Beam
Rock solid and infinitely clean.
Jordan Chiles’ Amanar Vault
Almost stuck—just a tiny hop! Amazing amplitude and impeccable form in the air, with a score of 15.000!
Kara Eaker’s switch ring + back handspring + scale + switch leap + Korbut on Beam
Fluid perfection. We absolutely love it! Eaker performs with such a beautiful style on this apparatus.
Jade Carey’s Yezhova on Bars
A truly spectacular transition from high to low in Carey’s new bars routine.
Sloane Blakely’s Arabian Double Front on Floor
Perfectly stuck and absolutely controlled. Gorgeous!
Trinity Thomas’ Double Layout on Floor
High flying with near-perfect form, Thomas’ mount was one of our favorite floor passes tonight!
Biles’ Double-Double Off Bars
So quick you almost can’t count the twists! A huge statement at the end of her routine.
Riley McCusker’s Layout Stepout Series on Beam
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Anna Rose Johnson writes about women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. She loves Whippets, brownies, and full-twisting double layouts. Her writing portfolio can be viewed at: https://annarosejohnson.contently.com