You’re already familiar with Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time who recently garnered her seventh U.S. title. But Biles isn’t the only reason the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials (June 24-27) is the must-watch event of qualifying season.
Meet this super-talented group of who are headed to compete alongside Simone.
It’s been five years since the last Olympic trials, and the pandemic shifted the order at the top of the sport. The competition will be intense and viewers are in for a treat. The trials will be unpredictable and exciting.
Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Her parents could not keep her from cartwheeling down the aisle of any open space or walking on her hands instead of my feet, said Jordan Chiles. Follow her on Twitter @ChilesJordan
Amari Drayton: Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Amari’s goals include being one of the greatest in the sport. Follow her on Instagram @amaridrayton
Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
Shilese said her parents enrolled her in gymnastics because she was always flipping around the house. Follow hers on Twitter: @Shilesej
Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Skye Blakely was involved in ballet and tap before gymnastics. Check her out on Instagram: @skyeblakely
Zoe Miller, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Zoe Miller loves the challenge of gymnastics. Learn more about her on her USA Gymnastics page here.
There will be a lot of Black Girl Magic at the Olympic gymnastics trials. Be sure to tune in and get ready for the Tokyo Games. Visit NBCOlympics.com for Summer Olympics live streams, highlights, schedules, results, news, athlete bios and more from Tokyo 2021.
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