27. August 2023  
San Jose / USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

Biles dominates USA Gymnastics 2023 Women's Championships

USA Gymnastics Queen Simone BILES - who else!

At the US Gymnastics Championships 2023 in San Jose, California, Simone BILES-OWENS already scored the highest points on three of the four apparatuses on the first day of the women's competition at the SAP Center, topped the all-around list with an unbelievable 59.300 points and thus exceeded her top result earlier this month at the US Classics in Chicago by 0.2 points.
To confirm this, she added another dream result at the weekend with unbelievable consistency after her 2nd routine with 59.150 points. With a strong result, but also a respectable gap of almost 4 points (!!), she is followed in second place by the current Vice World Champion Shilese JONES (56.750/57.800), who despite an increase in the 2nd routine "only" became US Vice Champion.
With a consistent performance in both free skating rounds, Leanne WONG narrowly edged out Skye Blakely, who was only 18 years old and third in the preliminaries, for fourth place and thus won the bronze medal.
Even if the international experts are not completely unfamiliar with the problem of comparing national high scores - but if a country has a performance reservoir of 20 (!) gymnasts with scores of over 50 to almost 60 points - then it is probably indeed a top world nation, which the US girls will certainly want to and will impressively prove at the upcoming World Championships in Antwerp at the end of September!
* After the first free skate round, Simone Rose was at the top of the US juniors with 53.050 points. In this age category, eight of the total 23 starters exceeded the 50's point barrier in the first round, with 20 juniors completing the full quad.
After the 2nd freestyle, Hezley Rivera of Liukin's WOGA Center from Dallas took the lead (52.750+52.00=104.750.
2nd place went to Kieryn Finnell (52.500 + 52.100=104.600) and bronze went to Izzy Stassi (51.950+51.600=103.55.
Simone Rose, who had achieved the highest score in the first round, crashed down after faulty bars and floor performances (49.700) and dropped back to 5th place.
Juniors Result
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!! Current international ALL-AROUND Results in comparison :
WOMEN's All-around      MEN's All-around