60 things you need to know about the USA gymnastics team

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These are the 60 of the most popular questions about the USA Gymnastics Team.

 

 

  • What is the USA Gymnastics team?

 

A1) The United States women’s artistic gymnastics team represents the United States in international competitions. As of now, the US team remains the unbeatable World team champion and the reigning Olympic team champion. Their Olympic team is also known as the Fatal Five.

 

  • Who is in the USA Gymnastics team?

 

A2) The USA Women’s Gymnastics team consists of Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Kara Eaker, Aleah Finnegan, Morgan Hurd, Shilese Jones, Sunisa Lee, Emma Malabuyo, Grace McCallum, Riley McCusker, Gabby Perea, Alyona Shchennikova, Ragan Smith , Trinity Thomas and Leanne Wong.

The USA Men’s Gymnastics team consists of Donothan Bailey, Chris Brooks, Jacob Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Marvin Kimble, Steven Legendre, Danell Leyva, C. J. Maestas, Sean Melton, Rustan Sharipov, Sam Mikulak, Akash Modi, Yul Moldauer, Alexander Naddour, John Orozco, Kanji Oyama, Eddie Penev, Paul Ruggeri, Donnell Whittenburg and Brandon Wynn.

 

  • Who is the best athlete in the USA Gymnastics team?

 

A3) Gabby Douglas was one of the few athletes who made history by being first American woman to win the individual and team all-around gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics. Thus, can be considered as the best athlete in the USA Gymnastics team.

 

  • Who is the richest athlete in the USA Gymnastics team?

 

A4) Currently, as of now, Simone Biles has a net worth of $2,166,105.

 

  • How much do the USA Gymnastics team Leotards cost?

 

A5) Just one U.S. gymnastics Olympic leotard has a price tag of $1,200. A female gymnast’s Olympic wardrobe contains 12 practice leotards and 8 competition leotards, and all those custom-made leotards add up to a competition collection that costs as much as $12,000.

 

  • How many medals have the USA Gymnastics team won?

 

A6) The USA Gymnastics women have won the Olympic Gold three times, in 1996, 2012, and 2016, three silvers in 1984, 2004, 2008 and three bronzes in 1948, 1992 and 2000.

 

  • Are there real crystals in the USA Gymnastics team’s Leotards?

 

A7) Yes, there are real crystals used. The ones used in the qualification round were studded with nearly 5,000 crystals each. GK Elite, the maker of Team USA’s Olympic leotards, only uses Swarovski crystals reportedly, due to their high sparkle.

 

  • What is the average age of the USA Gymnastics team?

 

A8) The average age of the USA Gymnastics team is 17 years.

 

  • How many members does the USA Gymnastics team roster have?

 

A9) The 2019 roster for the USA Gymnastics team has 17 members.

 

  •  How much does the USA spend on the USA Gymnastics team every year?

 

A10) USA has spent a total of $28.5 million worth of funding on the USA Gymnastics team from 1999-2015.

 

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  • What does a gymnast have to do to score a Perfect 10?

 

A11) A perfect 10 is a score of 10.00 that can be achieved for a single routine in artistic gymnastics. So a gymnast has to make sure that there is no space for error if they have to achieve this rare feat.

 

  • How does a gymnast score a Perfect 10?

 

A12) A gymnast has to do a flawless single routine to receive the Perfect 10.

 

  • Which gymnast has scored a Perfect 10?

 

A13) Nadia Comăneci has scored a Perfect 10 in uneven bars and balance beam. This was considered to be an unachievable feat.

  1. Has any gymnast scored a Perfect 10 before?

A14) Multiple men and women gymnasts have scored a Perfect 10 before, the earliest one dating to as early as 1924.

  1. Has Katelyn Ohasi the gymnast scored a Perfect 10?

A15) Katelyn Ohashi’s floor exercise from a quad meet in Anaheim was rated a Perfect 10.

 

  • Has a gymnast from the USA Gymnastics team scored a Perfect 10?

 

A16) Mary Lou Retton and Lloimincia Hall, American gymnasts had the achievement of scoring a perfect 10.

 

  • Which gymnast scored the first-ever Perfect 10?

 

A17) Nadia Comăneci has scored a Perfect 10 in Montreal, 1976.

 

  • Which gymnast scored the latest Perfect 10?

 

A18) Katelyn Ohasi earned a Perfect 10 for her epic floor routine.

 

  • Who is that gymnast from the viral video to score a Perfect 10?

 

A19) Katelyn Ohasi’s video went viral when she completed an epic floor routine which scored her a Perfect 10.

 

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  • Who was the gymnast to score the first Perfect 10 in history?

 

A20) Nadia Comăneci has scored a Perfect 10 in Montreal, 1976.

  1. How many gymnasts have scored a Perfect 10?

A21) Approximately, 7 women gymnasts from around the world have scored a Perfect 10.

 

  • How much does a gymnast have to practice to score a Perfect 10?

 

A22) The best of the best choose to practice over and over again every single day. Some go as much as putting in 30 hours a week.

 

  • Is it easy for a gymnast to score a Perfect 10?

 

A23) No, in fact, it was considered impossible until Nadia Comăneci broke the unbreakable spell.

 

  • How difficult is it for a gymnast to score a Perfect 10?

 

A24) Due to the code of points set by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), it was considered unachievable.

 

  • How many times have the USA Gymnastics team won at the Olympics?

 

A25) The USA Gymnastics women have won the Olympic Gold three times, in 1996, 2012, and 2016, three silvers in 1984, 2004, 2008 and three bronzes in 1948, 1992 and 2000.

 

  • How many gold medals have the USA Gymnastics team won at the Olympics?

 

A26) The USA Gymnastics women have won the Olympic Gold three times, in 1996, 2012, and 2016.

 

  • Which gymnast from the USA Gymnastics team has scored the highest medals at the Olympics?

 

A27) Shannon Miller has scored 7 medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze).

 

  • How many medals have the USA Gymnastics team won at the Olympics?

 

A28) The USA Gymnastics women have won the Olympic Gold three times, in 1996, 2012, and 2016, three silvers in 1984, 2004, 2008 and three bronzes in 1948, 1992 and 2000.

 

  • Did the USA Gymnastics team win the gold medal in 2016?

 

A29) Yes, the USA Gymnastics women team has won a gold medal in 2016.

 

  • Who is the most decorated gymnast from the USA Gymnastics team at the Olympics?

 

A30) The most decorated American gymnast at the Olympics is Shannon Miller who has secured 7 medals namely 2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze.

Q: Who is on the women’s team?

A: Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Susina Lee, Grace McCallum, Riley McCusker, MyKayla Skinner, Trinity Thomas, Leanna Wong

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Q: Who is the best on the senior team?

A: Simone Biles: She is world number 1, having 5 more gold medals than the world number 2.

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Q: How many medals does Biles have?

A:She has 4 gold medals, 0 silver medals, and 1 bronze medals.

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Q: Who is the best on the junior team?

A: Skye Blakely: She won the junior world trials at only 14 years old.

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Q: What is artistic gymnastics?

A: Gymnastics where athletes perform stunts and routines on different equipment, such as a bar or a pommel horse.

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Q: What makes a good gymnast?

A: A strong and disciplined attitude, willing to put in the hard work. As well, they must have a good strength to weight ratio.

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Q: What are some of the apparatuses that gymnasts perform on?

A: The vault, floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars, high bar, uneven bars, and balance beam are all apparatuses on which gymnasts perform their routines.

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Q: What is a vault?

A: It is one apparatus where gymnasts launch themselves into the air from a springboard, and perform their tricks in the air. Both men and women perform this.

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Q: Why is Simone Biles considered the best?

A: She has clearly won the most medals, but as well performed a historic triple double.

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Q: What is a triple double?

A: Where a gymnast spins horizontally twice (think 360° spin) and vertically (backflip) three times.

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Q: Why did a triple double make Simone Biles the best?

A: She was the first female to complete one.

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Q: How much does an artistic gymnast make?

A: A highly accomplished gymnast, such as Simone Biles, can make over 300,000 a year.

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Q: Where does the money come from?

A: Although one gets paid for winning gold medals, the majority of her wealth comes from sponsorships.

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Q: Who was the former best on the team?

A: Shannon Miller, ranked 17 in the world. 

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Q: How many Gold medals does Shannon Miller have?

A: She has 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 3 bronze.

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Q: What events does Simone Biles specialize in?

A: She specializes in the floor exercise, balance beam, vault, and uneven bars?

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Q: What is the floor exercise?

A: An event where the gymnast performs their routine on the floor without any obstructions.

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Q: What is the balance beam?

A: An event where the gymnast performs their routine on a long, thin beam. 

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Q: What are the uneven bars?

A: An event where gymnast performs their routine on two parallel bars at different heights, being able to switch between the two?

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Q: How long has Simone Biles been on the USA team?

A: Since 2012.

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Q: Who is the best male artistic gymnast?

A: Samuel Mikulak. He is ranked 3 in the world.

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Q: What are some notable achievements from Samuel Mikulak?

A: Two time olympian, gold medalist in the pan american games, 5th in the london olympics.

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Q: How long has Samuel Mikulak been on the national team?

A: Since 2007.

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Q: What differentiates male and female artistic gymnastics?

A: Certain events are male only, others female only, and some are performed by both. Vault and floor exercise is performed by both, pommel horse, parallel bars, still rings and high bar are only men, and uneven bars and balance beam are female only.

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Q: What are the parallel bars?

A: An apparatus where gymnasts perform routines on two parallel bars, about 11 feet in the air.

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Q: What are the still rings?

A: An apparatus where gymnasts perform routines on two rings hanging from the ceiling, and using pure upper body strength they maneuvered themselves in the air.

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Q: What is the high bar?

A: An apparatus where gymnasts perform routines on a single bar elevated in the air.

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Q: What are some common tricks on the floor exercise?

A: Handsprings and cartwheels are often seen, as well as balances on one leg

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Q: What are some common tricks on the balance beam?

A: Jumps, poses, acrobatic tricks, and dance elements are commonly seen at the olympic level.

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Q: What are some common tricks on the high bar?

A: a sequence of several bar skills, usually includes full spins around the bar with many different grips, like over or under grip, releasing the bar, in bar work and some more, followed by a dismount.

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