Sunday night, the P&G Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis wrapped up, with former Olympian Aly Raisman in a strong position have her ticket punched to Rio when the five-member women’s gymnastics team is selected at the Olympic trials. With a strong vault and floor routine in the finals, Raisman improved upon her Day 1 total of 60.450 points to score 60.650 and a second-place total of 121.100.
Meanwhile, Raisman’s friend Simone Biles tallied a total score of 125.000 to became the first U.S. gymnast to win four consecutive titles since Joan Moore Gnat accomplished the feat in the early 70s.
Biles confidence was so supreme, she managed to slip in a wink at former Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson during her floor exercise.
— Shawn Johnson East (@ShawnJohnson) June 27, 2016
WAY TO SAN JOSE
The top five finishers from the P&G Gymnastics Championships automatically qualified for the Olympic Trials taking place on July 8 and July 10 in San Jose, California. That means Biles and Raisman will be joined by Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian.
Christina Desiderio, Brenna Dowell, Rachel Gowey, Ashton Locklear, Maggie Nichols, Emily Schild and MyKayla Skinner will also be making the trek west as at-large picks by the U.S. gymnastics committee.