Simone Biles, extra prepared for the ultimate day of the US trials

The Tokyo Olympics are less than a month away and the United States will solidify its team for one of the most popular sports on Sunday.

Simone Biles and the rest of the women’s gymnastics field will complete the US Olympic Team Trials on their second day of competition at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. The event ends with the nomination of the women’s Olympic team in 2021.

The men’s team was announced on Saturday. Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Shane Wiskus, Sam Mikulak and Alec Yoder will represent the USA in Tokyo.

Tough Day 1 competition means there are still many strangers to the women’s team outside of Biles. Several gymnasts could reasonably claim any of the four available seats behind Biles’ lead.

Here’s everything you need to know for the final day of the U.S. gymnastics exams:

Table status day 1

Unsurprisingly, Biles led the field on the first day of competition on Friday, finishing the first four rotations with a total of 60,565 points. She scored over 15 points on the vault, bar and floor and received a 14.6 on the uneven bars. Biles is almost three points ahead of their closest competitor.

However, with the next five gymnasts, the competition is tight. Sunisa Lee is second in Day 2, a little more than half a point behind Jordan Chiles in third. Behind Lee and Chiles in the leaderboard are MyKala Skinner, Grace McCallum and Kayla DiCello, all of whom are separated by 0.200 or less.

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Lee and Chiles were both at the bottom of the field in the floor exercise on Friday, finishing 12th and 8th, respectively. Chiles incurred a penalty for being partially out of bounds on one of their passports. McCallum finished second behind Biles in the event.

How a gymnast can form the team

The US will send six female gymnasts to Tokyo: a team of four and two lone fighters.

The first two places automatically secure themselves places in the Olympic team. The remaining two places in the team as well as the individual gymnast are selected by a selection committee.

Jade Carey has already fought for one of the individual places in the individual World Cup series thanks to her top performances on the ground and in the jump. The other remaining single place will be allocated by the selection committee.

Where and when to see

The Olympic Channel will air the first 30 minutes of the women’s competition starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. The coverage will then switch to NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET, where the rest of the event and the team naming ceremony will be broadcast live. Viewers can also stream the event on NBCOlympics.com or NBC Peacock, the network’s streaming platform.

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