The Best Scores in 2015

Now that worlds is around the corner, one of the biggest questions that comes across our desk on the regular is “who’s going to make it to finals?!”

In the past nine months, nearly a hundred competitions have taken place around the world. We’ve been tracking the results of every last one, and have been able to compile lists of the best scores on each event.

Below are the top 100 scores earned in the all-around and the top 25 scores on all four events in 2015. We’ve included repeats so you can get an idea as to who the most dominant gymnasts are, so these aren’t ‘rankings’ per se, but rather are meant to show where everyone stands when looking at the world picture.

Keep in mind that top scores mean very little at worlds if a gymnast falls, which is why there are always surprises sneaking into the event finals. No one could’ve predicted Larrissa Miller in floor finals last year, for example, so while these top gymnasts can be considered ‘most likely to succeed’ in Glasgow, there are no guarantees. Also, yes, we know all about domestic scoring. But the good thing about domestic scoring is that judges at nearly every domestic meet overscore their gymnasts. It’s impossible to say truly who is ‘the best,’ though when you see a gymnast’s name repeated in the top 20 multiple times, it’s a pretty clear indication as to who should make a final at worlds.

Coming up, we have top averages for each gymnast, as well as the best difficulty and execution scores seen in 2015.

All-Around

45 gymnasts take up the 100 spots in this top score ranking. 15, or one-third, come from the United States, 7 from Japan and Russia, 4 from Romania, 3 from China, 2 from Great Britain and Canada, and 1 each from Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, and Guatemala. No one has defeated any of Simone Biles‘ scores this year, and Larisa Iordache is the only non-U.S. gymnast to score above a 59. With only 12 countries represented in the top 100 scores, at least half of the gymnasts in the all-around final will have scores outside of this range.

Rank Athlete Nation Competition Score
1 Simone Biles  United States U.S. Championships Day 2 63.000
2 Simone Biles United States Secret U.S. Classic 62.400
3 Simone Biles United States American Cup 62.299
4 Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy 62.100
5 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 61.100
6 Larisa Iordache  Romania  Romanian Championships  60.900 
7 Gabby Douglas United States Secret U.S. Classic 60.500
8 Maggie Nichols United States Secret U.S. Classic 60.000
9 Aly Raisman United States U.S. Championships Day 2 59.900
10 Bailie Key United States U.S. Championships Day 2 59.750
11 Maggie Nichols United States U.S. Championships Day 1 59.700
12 Bailie Key United States City of Jesolo Trophy 59.500
13 Maggie Nichols United States U.S. Championships Day 2 59.450
Bailie Key United States Secret U.S. Classic 59.450
15 Gabby Douglas United States U.S. Championships Day 2 59.250
16 Aly Raisman United States City of Jesolo Trophy 59.100
17 Aly Raisman United States Secret U.S. Classic 59.050
18 Gabby Douglas United States City of Jesolo Trophy 58.900
Madison Kocian United States U.S. Championships Day 2 58.900 
20 Aliya Mustafina Russia European Games QF 58.865 
21 Asuka Teramoto Japan Japan Student Championships AA 58.850
22 Alyssa Baumann United States City of Jesolo Trophy 58.700
Gabby Douglas United States U.S. Championships Day 1 58.700
24 Aly Raisman United States U.S. Championships Day 1 58.650
25 Bailie Key United States U.S. Championships Day 1 58.600
26 Aliya Mustafina Russia European Games AA 58.566
27 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 2 58.200
28 Larisa Iordache Romania Romania-France Friendly 58.150
Ellie Black Canada Pan American Games AA 58.150
30 Aiko Sugihara Japan Asian Championships AA 58.050
31 Maria Kharenkova Russia Russian Championships AA 58.033
32 Wang Yan China Asian Championships AA 58.000
Elsa Garcia Mexico Mexican Championships 58.000
34 Mai Murakami Japan Japan Student Championships AA 57.950
Ellie Black Canada Canadian Championships AA 57.950
36 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Championships AA 57.873
37 Maria Kharenkova Russia Russian Championships TF 57.867
38 Alyssa Baumann United States U.S. Championships Day 2 57.850
Nia Dennis United States U.S. Championships Day 2 57.850
Alyssa Baumann United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.850
41 MyKayla Skinner United States American Cup 57.832
42 Ellie Downie Great Britain Netherlands-Great Britain Friendly 57.750
Asuka Teramoto Japan Asian Championships AA 57.750
44 Evgeniya Shelgunova Russia Batumi International 57.700 
Ana Maria Ocolisan Romania Romanian Championships 57.700
Chen Siyi China Asian Championships AA 57.700
47 Maria Kharenkova Russia European Championships QF 57.698
48 Amelia Hundley United States Pan American Games QF 57.650
Kyla Ross United States U.S. Championships Day 2 57.650
50 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland Swiss Championships 57.600
51 Erika Fasana Italy City of Jesolo Trophy 57.550
Isabela Onyshko Canada Canadian Championships AA 57.550
Brenna Dowell United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.550
54 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.500
Maggie Nichols United States City of Jesolo Trophy 57.500
56 Natsumi Sasada Japan Japanese Championships QF 57.450
Madison Desch United States Pan American Games AA 57.450
Amelia Hundley United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.450
59 Seda Tutkhalyan Russia Batumi International 57.400
Seda Tutkhalyan Russia Four Nations Trophy 57.400
61 Nia Dennis United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.350
Asuka Teramoto Japan Japanese Championships AA 57.350
Yuki Uchiyama Japan Asian Championships AA 57.350
64 Seda Tutkhalyan Russia European Games QF 57.332
65 Madison Desch United States Pan American Games QF 57.300
Yuki Uchiyama Japan Japanese Championships AA 57.300
Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Cup QF 57.300
68 Diana Bulimar Romania Romanian Championships 57.250
Aiko Sugihara Japan NHK Trophy 57.250
70 Ana Sofia Gomez Guatemala Pan American Games QF 57.200
71 Megan Skaggs United States City of Jesolo Trophy 57.150
Koko Tsurumi Japan Japanese Championships QF 57.150
73 Maria Kharenkova Russia European Championships AA 57.132
74 Shang Chunsong China Chinese Championships AA 57.100
Marine Brevet France France-Spain Friendly 57.100
74 Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Cup AA 57.100
77 Flavia Saraiva Brazil Pan American Games AA 57.050
Asuka Teramoto Japan Japanese Championships QF 57.050
Madison Kocian United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.050
80 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Championships QF 56.965
Viktoria Komova Russia European Games QF 56.965
82 Ellie Black Canada City of Jesolo Trophy QF 56.950
Alyssa Baumann United States Secret U.S. Classic 56.950
84 Kyla Ross United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.900
Megan Skaggs United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.900
Madison Desch United States City of Jesolo Trophy 56.900
87 Ana Maria Ocolisan Romania Romania-France Friendly 56.850
Aiko Sugihara Japan Japanese Championships AA 56.850
89 Emily Schild United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.750 
Kyla Ross United States City of Jesolo Trophy 56.750
91 Seda Tutkhalyan Russia Russian Cup AA 56.733
92 Sakura Yumoto Japan Japanese Championships QF 56.700
93 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Games AA 56.699
94 Amy Tinkler Great Britain British Championships AA 56.650
95 Erika Fasana Italy American Cup 56.633
96 Ellie Downie Great Britain European Championships AA 56.623
97 Alla Sosnitskaya Russia Russian Championships AA 56.600
Aiko Sugihara Japan Japanese Championships QF 56.600
Isabela Onyshko Canada City of Jesolo Trophy 56.600
100 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Games QF 56.565

Vault

The scores here are based on two vault averages. There are 38 vaulters making up the top 100 scores, and they represent a nice mix of countries – 24 to be exact, and China and Russia have the most at 4 each. Simone Biles and Maria Paseka are far ahead of the game, but there are about 15 gymnasts below them who could all contend for the vault final. Note that Hong Un Jong has not competed on vault successfully this year, and as the reigning vault champion, she should definitely factor into the final. Somewhat surprising is the low ranking of the Produnova ladies, aka Dipa Karmakar and Yamilet Peña. Despite their high difficulty, Karmakar has the 37th highest of the year (18th without repeats included) and Pena is all the way down in 75th (34th without repeats). It is unlikely that either will make it to final sit or squat the way they normally do.

Rank Athlete Nation Competition Average
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.825
2 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.725
3 Maria Paseka Russia Russian Cup EF 15.634
4 Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 15.525
5 Maria Paseka Russia European Championships EF 15.250
6 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.150
7 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Championships EF 15.149
8 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Championships QF 15.133
9 Marcia Vidiaux Cuba Anadia Challenge Cup EF 15.112
10 Wang Yan China Chinese Championships QF 15.100
Marcia Vidiaux Cuba Anadia Challenge Cup QF 15.100
12 Wang Yan China Chinese Championships EF 15.084
13 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland European Games EF 14.999
14 Wang Yan China Asian Championships EF 14.987
15 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 1 14.975
16 Deng Yalan China Sao Paulo Challenge Cup EF 14.962
17 Alexa Moreno Mexico Anadia Challenge Cup QF 14.950
18 Emily Little Australia Australian Championships EF 14.937
19 Marcia Vidiaux Cuba Osijek Challenge Cup QF 14.925
Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Championships EF 14.925
Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Ljubljana Challenge Cup QF 14.925
22 Alexa Moreno Mexico Anadia Challenge Cup EF 14.900
23 Liu Jinru China Chinese Championships QF 14.875
Li Linxi China Chinese Championships QF 14.875
Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Cottbus Challenge Cup EF 14.875

Uneven Bars

24 gymnasts scored a 15 or higher on bars this year, which will make for a VERY exciting final, even when factoring in two-per-country. It’s definitely the most competitive event this year if everyone hits in qualifications. 39 gymnasts from 11 countries have the top 100 scores here, with 12 from the U.S., 8 from Russia, 7 from China, 4 from Japan, 2 from Germany, and 1 each from Great Britain, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela.

Rank Athlete Nation Competition Score
1 Fan Yilin China Asian Championships AA 15.650
2 Madison Kocian United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.600
Madison Kocian United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.600
4 Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Championships QF 15.533
5 Elisabeth Seitz Germany German Worlds Trials 15.500
Madison Kocian United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.500
Aliya Mustafina Russia European Games AA 15.500
8 Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Cup QF 15.467
Viktoria Komova Russia Russian Cup AA 15.467
10 Elisabeth Seitz Germany German Championships EF 15.466
Daria Spiridonova Russia European Championships EF 15.466
12 Ashton Locklear United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.450
Viktoria Komova Russia Batumi International 15.450
14 Sophie Scheder Germany German Championships EF 15.433
15 Yuki Uchiyama Japan Japanese Championships QF 15.400
Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Cup AA 15.400
Gabby Douglas United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.400
Aliya Mustafina Russia European Games EF 15.400
Ashton Locklear United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.400
20 Daria Spiridonova Russia Russian Championships AA 15.367
21 Sophie Scheder Germany German Worlds Trials 15.350
Daria Spiridonova Russia European Championships AA 15.350
Xie Yufen China WOGA Classic 15.350
Rachel Gowey United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.350
25 Elisabeth Seitz Germany German Championships AA 15.300
Shang Chunsong China Chinese Championships AA 15.300
Yuki Uchiyama Japan Japanese Championships AA 15.300
Gabby Douglas United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.300
Bailie Key United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.300
Bailie Key United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.300
Maria Paseka Russia Russian Cup QF 15.300
Viktoria Komova Russia Russian Cup EF 15.300

Balance Beam

Of the 100 scores here, we have 46 pretty diverse gymnasts representing, and there’s not one dominant gymnast the way there are on other events. The top five is a pretty great mix, so when looking toward finals, it’s going to be like pretty much every other beam final in history – whoever hits that day will win. 15 countries are represented in the top 100, including 9 from the U.S., 8 from Japan, 6 from Russia, 5 from China, 4 from Romania, 2 from Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands, and 1 each from Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, and Switzerland.

Rank Athlete Nation Competition Score
1 Simone Biles  United States  U.S. Championships Day 2  15.900
2 Larisa Iordache  Romania  Romanian Championships EF  15.625
3 Larisa Iordache Romania Romanian Championships AA 15.600
4 Pauline Schäfer Germany German Championships EF 15.466
5 Shang Chunsong China Sao Paulo Challenge Cup EF 15.400
6 Maria Kharenkova Russia Russian Championships AA 15.367
7 Simone Biles United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.250
Kyla Ross United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.250
Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 15.250
10 Maria Kharenkova Russia Russian Championships QF 15.200
Sakura Yumoto Japan NHK Trophy 15.200
12 Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.150
Alyssa Baumann United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.150
14 Aly Raisman United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.100
Shang Chunsong China Sao Paulo Challenge Cup QF 15.100
Larisa Iordache Romania Romania-France Friendly 15.100
Flavia Saraiva Brazil Sao Paulo Challenge Cup EF 15.100
Sakura Yumoto Japan All-Japan Championships QF 15.100
19 Simone Biles United States American Cup 15.066
20 Fan Yilin China Asian Championships AA 15.050
Alyssa Baumann United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.050
Mary-Anne Monckton Australia Australia-China Friendly 15.050
Sakura Yumoto Japan Japanese Championships QF 15.050
Ellie Black Canada Pan American Games EF 15.050
Carlotta Ferlito Italy Golden League AA 15.050

Floor Exercise

It’s pretty clear looking at these numbers that floor is easily the lowest-scoring of the four events. Only 6 gymnasts have reached a 15 or above…compare that to the 24 who have done the same on bars! Simone Biles has the top five scores this year, with the rest of the top 10 rounded out by Aly Raisman and Larisa Iordache, which I think is a pretty clear indication of who has the greatest potential to end up on the podium. There are 42 gymnasts from 12 countries represented here, and that includes 9 each from the U.S. and Japan. There are also 5 from Romania, 4 from Russia and Italy, 3 from China, 2 from Brazil and Great Britain, and 1 each from Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

Rank Athlete Nation Competition Score
1 Simone Biles United States Secret U.S. Classic 16.050
Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 16.050
3 Simone Biles United States American Cup 16.000
4 Simone Biles United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.950
5 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.850
6 Aly Raisman United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.550
7 Aly Raisman United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.500
8 Larisa Iordache Romania Romanian Championships EF 15.200
Aly Raisman United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.200
10 Larisa Iordache Romania Romanian Championships AA 15.150
11 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia Russian Championships EF 15.133
12 Gabby Douglas United States Secret U.S. Classic 15.000
Bailie Key United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.000
14 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia Russian Cup QF 14.967
15 Sae Miyakawa Japan Asian Championships AA 14.950
16 MyKayla Skinner United States American Cup 14.933
17 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 14.900
Claudia Fragapane Great Britain British Championships AA 14.900
Erika Fasana Italy City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.900
20 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia Russian Championships QF 14.867
21 Sae Miyakawa Japan Japanese Championships QF 14.850
Rebeca Andrade Brazil Flanders Challenge AA 14.850
Aly Raisman United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.850
24 Bailie Key United States Secret U.S. Classic 14.800
Maggie Nichols United States Secret U.S. Classic 14.800
MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 2 14.800
Silvia Zarzu Romania Romanian Championships AA 14.800
Gabby Douglas United States U.S. Championships Day 2 14.800
Sae Miyakawa Japan Japanese Championships AA 14.800

Article by Lauren Hopkins

14 thoughts on “The Best Scores in 2015

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    • As we say in the forward, it’s not meant to rank them. It’s just meant to see about where everyone is. But by your logic that all regional competitions are inflated, it doesn’t really matter because if everyone is inflating, they’re all about on the same par. Like if Simone gets a 15 on bars at home and a 14.8 at Worlds and Larisa gets a 14.9 at home and a 14.6 at Worlds the difference is still almost the same. It doesn’t matter if they’re overscored because they’re all in the same boat. We did the same last year and we also did averages. Pretty much everything is accurate, inflation or not. And again we are not saying this is how the rankings will be at Worlds. But if someone is one of the top 10 all arounders on this chart, they’ll probably be in the top ten at Worlds even if their exact ranking isn’t the same. Just gives us an idea as to who is capable of what.

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