wrapping up Women’s AA

Uchimura has won 6 AA titles. Just sayin’, Simone.

The Olympic Channel posted an excellent summary putting Simone’s 5th into historical perspective.


1. Simone Biles USA 58.999
2. Tang Xijing CHN 56.899
3. Angelina Melnikova RUS 56.399

4. Ellie Black CAN 56.232 (withdrew from Beam final)
5. Nina Derwael BEL 56.033
6. Elisabeth Seitz GER 55.999
7. Flavia Saraiva BRA 55.732
8. Sunisa Lee USA 55.632
9. Li Shijia CHN 55.099
10. Sarah Voss GER 54.898
11. Aline Friess FRA 54.798
12. Alice Kinsella GBR 54.765

It was a much better competition than the team final. I speculate the Beam was widened for AA. 😀

Two other podium contenders had bad meets: Giorga Villa (ITA) 16th, and Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) 20th.

The NEW TO ME star of the Final was Aline Friess.

Full results.

Read a translated Chinese newspaper article about Tang XiJing winning the silver medal after qualifying in 21st.


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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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