Olympics 2016: What We Can Expect in Women’s Gymnastics

With trials for the 2016 Olympics Women’s Gymnastics competition coming up, the world will soon know who will be competing in the Olympics. According to students with Ohio University masters in coaching, the United States, China, Russia, and Romania will all have strong teams with several stars to watch in the coming summer Olympics.

Olympics 2016 What We Can Expect in Women's Gymnastics

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United States
Simone Biles will be a strong contender. She won the World All-Around Champion in both 2013 and 2014, and was the World Balance Beam Champion in 2014. Look for Simone to do well in the floor exercises and vault, as they are her best events. Kyla Ross will more than likely return as well. She was a member of the gold-medal team from the 2012 Olympics, and the 2014 World Championships. Her best events are the uneven bars and balance beam.

China always has a strong team with Yao Jinnan being one of their strongest contenders for the 2016 Olympics. She is currently China’s National Champion and won the 2014 World Uneven Bars event. Her best event is the uneven bars. She’s only the third gymnast ever to perform the Mo salto. Bai Yawen is another dark horse coming into the game. She was part of China’s gold medal-winning team at the Asian Games in 2014. Her best events are the uneven bars and balance beam.

You can always expect Russia to be a top contender for women’s gymnastics. Daria Spiridonova is the 2014 European and World Champion in the uneven bars and the 2014 team bronze medalist. In France at the Elite Gym Massilia, she won team silver and all-around and gold in uneven bars. Her best event is the uneven bars. Viktoria Komova has a long list of winning medals, with her most recent wins at the KSI-Matsz Cup winning the all-around, balance beam, and uneven bars gold. She won silver in the floor exercises as well.

Romania should also have a strong women’s team. Larisa Iordache is a two-time World silver medalist in 2014, 2012 and 2014 European Champion in the floor exercise event, and was the 2013 European Champion in the balance beam event. She was also the Romanian National Champion in both 2013 and 2014. Her best events are floor exercise and balance beam. Ştefania Stănilă represented Romania in the 2014 European Championships and is a gold medalist with the team. Her best events are floor exercise and vault.

The 2016 Olympic Women’s Gymnastic competition will be a thrilling part of the Olympic season! Any one of these ladies is likely to walk away with a team or individual medal.