After placing second during Sunday's qualifiers, the U.S. women's gymnastics team will be one of the eight teams competing in the Olympic finals on Tuesday, July 27.
The Russian Olympic Committee finished in first place at Sunday's event, with a score of 171.629. The U.S. women's gymnastics team scored 170.562 points, coming in second for the first time since the 2010 world championships. Joining Russia and the U.S. in the women's team finals are China, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy and Japan.
During the team finals, all scores will be wiped clean, meaning the U.S. team still has a chance to bring home gold.
After the team finals, there are five gymnastics events left for the U.S. team, though these will be individual medals. Simone Biles will compete in all five, joined by Jade Carey on floor and vault, and Sunisa Lee in the all-around, uneven bars, and beam.
Find out more about the gymnasts on the U.S. women's gymnastics team below.
Biles is widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time and is the most decorated in world championship history with 25 medals. The 24-year-old made history at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships earlier this month, where she won her seventh national women's all-around title -- the most wins by any American woman.
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart 🤎 this is just the beginning of the journey!— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) June 28, 2021
Biles also has four skills named after her, which means she was the first to perform the skills successfully in international competition. Two of the moves are on floor (Biles I and II) while the other two are on vault and beam (each called "The Biles").
Lee is the youngest person on this year's team at 18 years old, but is no stranger to high-stakes competition. A first-time Olympian, Lee is the national bar champion and has taken gold for beam at several national championships and at the 2019 World Championships.
is this real life?😭❤️ https://t.co/raEnFkvUJi— Sunisa lee (@sunisalee_) June 28, 2021
After the Olympics, Lee plans to attend Auburn University in Alabama.
Chiles is good friends with Biles. The 20-year-old moved to Texas in 2019 to train alongside Biles at her family's gym, at the latter's invitation. The duo have called each other everything from "sisters" to "partners in crime."
Recently, Chiles took gold for the all-around, vault and floor exercise at the 2021 Winter Cup. She also took silver for beam, behind Lee who came in first.
Chiles has committed to the University of California Los Angeles.
McCallum's most recent win was bronze for beam at the 2021 World Championships, and she also made world championship teams in 2018 and 2019.
The 18-year-old has committed to the University of Utah and will attend after the Olympics.
Carey is participating as an individual competitor at this year's Olympics.
She secured her spot before the trials through new rules introduced this year by winning three world championship medals combined on vault and floor and owning the top spot in the World Cup standings in those events. The 21-year-old took silver in vault at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, as well as silver on floor in 2017.
Carey committed to Oregon State University in 2017, and has deferred admission until after the Olympics.
Skinner took the second individual spot on this year's Olympic team, but didn't qualify for any of the individual events at Sunday's qualifiers.
The 24-year-old was named as an alternate for the Rio Games in 2016 after finishing fourth in the all-around trials. After a three-year break to attend college at the University of Utah, where she was part of the NCAA women's gymnastics team, Skinner made her comeback to elite gymnastics in 2019 in a bid to make it onto the 2020 Olympic team.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will begin July 23 and end Aug. 8.