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Follow the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team for Tokyo on Instagram

Simon Biles leads the way for the hopeful six who are currently representing the United States at the Tokyo games. Meet the team, and make sure to follow them on Insta for a front-row seat the games.

Simon Biles and MyKayla Skinner lead the way for the U.S. Gymnastics team in the Tokyo Olympics. Follow them on Instagram.
Photo: LA Times

Simon Biles, 24

She's easily one of the most decorated gymnasts in U.S. history (and even the world). Not too long ago, Simon Biles made headines off the mat for her switch from athletic powerhouse Nike to Athleta. A lot of people questioned the switch, but Simone is confident about the move. In an Instagram post she said the reason she switched is because “(Athleta) are committed to diversity and inclusion, which was really important for me." While the first day represented a challenge for the world's top gymnast, Simone is focused on the team finals where the U.S. team is expected to bring back the gold.

Sunisa "Suni" Lee, 18

Suni Lee is the first Hmong American to compete at the Olympic Games representing the United States. Her talent comes out most in her uneven bars routine, which The New York Times deemed as the hardest routine in the world. She appeared in NBC Peacock's docuseries "Golden," which follows a group of elite gymnasts on their journey to the Olympic Trials. This is Suni's first appearance at the Olympics. She's set to compete at the collegiate level for Auburn University Gymnastics this fall.

Jordan Chiles, 20

Fun fact: Jordan Chiles and Simone Biles are good friends. They both train at World Champions Centre back in Texas. She finished third at the Olympic Trials and according to The New York Times, she's the only gymnast with no major mistakes this year.

Grace McCallum, 18

After getting hand surgery after a beam accident, Grace McCallum is ready to take on Tokyo. She's currently the fourth person in the groups competing at the team events. In the past, Grace has been a medalist on the beam, where she's expected to stand at the podium at the end of games.

MyKayla Skinner, 24

MyKayla Skinner is competing in Tokyo as a specialist, which means she's not on team events. If she performs as one of the two top U.S. gymnasts, MyKayla will earn her pass into the individual finals. She's no stranger to the Olympic stage, since she was a team alternate at the Rio Olympics back in 2016. A few weeks ago, MyKayla announced on her Instagram that she would be turning pro after Tokyo, which means she won't be going back to compete for Utah Gymnastics at the NCAA level.

Jade Carey, 21

Like MyKayla Skinner, Jade Carey is also competing as an individual in the Tokyo Olympics. Her best event is floor, where she's doing a highly-difficult skill called a triple-twisting double layout. Coolest thing? If she's able to complete it successfully, the move will earn her name. Jade is a previous gold medalist for the U.S. Team at the Gymnastics World Championships in 2019. She will be attending Oklahoma State University soon.


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