2017’s Best Scores: July Update

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 2.27.40 PM

Our best scores database is growing, and with several huge competitions happening in July — like the U.S. Classic and the European Youth Olympic Festival — we’re excited to look at the updates to the gymnasts topping the charts so far in 2017. By the end of July, we’ve covered 106 competitions and now have 6596 score entries in our database, so let’s check in once again to see what has changed.

Below, find a list of the top all-around and event scores thus far, as well as the top D scores for each event. An asterisk (*) next to the name denotes a junior competitor, and I’ve removed bonus from all domestic meets to keep things consistent.

For full lists of all scores this year, and to follow along between our monthly best score posts, check out our top scores spreadsheet. We update this religiously, after every single meet, so feel free to play around over there, sort the columns, whatever you feel like doing.

As a reminder, this is just a fun way to track the top range of scores in the all-around and on each event. Obviously every meet is scored at a different standard and it’s impossible to compare from meet to meet, but calm down — it’s nothing serious. We’re not predicting the next Olympic champion or electing the next leader of the free world. It’s just easier this way to see a range of scores that could be the goal gymnasts will be trying to reach at bigger international competitions.

Best All-Around Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Gabby Perea* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 57.225
2 Maile O’Keefe* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 56.900
3 Liu Tingting China Asian Championships AA 56.800
4 Emma Malabuyo* United States U.S. Classic 56.750
5 Riley McCusker United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 56.600
6 Mai Murakami Japan NHK Trophy 56.450
7 Eythora Thorsdottir Netherlands Reykjavik Games 56.350
8 Zsofia Kovacs Hungary Elek Matolay Memorial AA 56.202
9 Ellie Downie Great Britain European Championships QF 56.198
10 Ragan Smith United States American Cup 56.099
11 Rebeca Andrade Brazil City of Jesolo Trophy AA 56.000
12 Adeline Kenlin* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.900
13 Abby Paulson United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.800
14 Elena Eremina Russia City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.750
Ana Padurariu* Canada City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.750
16 Luo Huan China Asian Championships AA 55.700
17 Ellie Black Canada Canadian Championships QF 55.517
18 Giorgia Villa* Italy International Gymnix AA 55.502
19 Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos France French Championships AA 55.450
Martina Maggio Italy Italian Gold Championships AA 55.450
Asuka Teramoto Japan Japanese Championships QF 55.450
22 Flavia Saraiva Brazil City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.400
23 Ksenia Klimenko* Russia Russian Junior Championships AA 55.129
24 Hitomi Hatakeda Japan Gym Festival Trnava AA 55.100
25 Chen Yile* China Asian Junior Championships AA 55.000

Best Single Vault Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Sae Miyakawa Japan All Japan Event Championships EF 15.100
2 Rebeca Andrade Brazil City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.000
Eliana Lazzari* United States Parkettes Qualifier 15.000
4 Ellie Downie Great Britain British Championships EF 14.950
5 Asia D’Amato* Italy 3rd Italian Serie A 14.900
Asuka Teramoto Japan NHK Trophy 14.900
Leanne Wong* United States American Classic 14.900
8 Martina Maggio Italy 3rd Italian Serie A 14.800
Grace McCallum* United States American Classic 14.800
Mai Murakami Japan All Japan Championships AA 14.800
Shallon Olsen Canada Canadian Championships QF 14.800

Best Two-Vault Average Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 14.850
2 Liu Jinru China Asian Championships QF 14.625
3 Rebeca Andrade Brazil Koper Challenge Cup EF 14.600
4 Wang Yan China Doha World Cup QF 14.566
5 Shallon Olsen Canada City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.500
6 Jade Carey United States U.S. Classic 14.475
Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan International Gymnix EF 14.475
8 Coline Devillard France Euros EF 14.466

Best Uneven Bars Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Riley McCusker United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.050
Gabby Perea* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 15.050
3 Elena Eremina Russia City of Jesolo Trophy AA 14.850
4 Nina Derwael Belgium FIT Challenge TF 14.800
5 Ashton Locklear United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 14.750
Elisabeth Seitz Germany 1st Bundesliga 14.750
7 Zsofia Kovacs Hungary Elek Matolay Memorial AA 14.734
8 Daria Skrypnik Russia Russian Championships QF 14.733

Best Balance Beam Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Ragan Smith United States U.S. Classic 15.350
2 Liu Tingting China Asian Championships AA 15.300
3 Marine Boyer France French Championships EF 14.900
4 Adeline Kenlin* United States U.S. Classic 14.850
Eythora Thorsdottir Netherlands Reykjavik Games 14.850
6 Luo Huan China Asian Championships AA 14.750
7 Ana Padurariu* Canada Elite Canada EF 14.675
8 Gabby Perea* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 14.650

Best Floor Exercise Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Emma Malabuyo* United States U.S. Classic 14.300
2 Mai Murakami Japan Japanese Championships AA 14.250
3 Angelina Melnikova Russia Euros EF 14.100
Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 14.100
5 Ellie Downie Great Britain European Championships EF 14.066
6 Jade Carey United States American Classic 14.050
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf United States Reykjavik Games 14.050
8 Yesenia Ferrera Cuba Central American Sports Festival 14.000
Claudia Fragapane Great Britain English Championships 14.000
Ragan Smith United States American Cup 14.000
Eythora Thorsdottir Netherlands Reykjavik Games 14.000

Best Two-Vault Difficulty Combination

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Jade Carey United States U.S. Classic 11.4
Li Linxi China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
Liu Jinru China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
Wang Yan China Doha World Cup QF 11.4
Wu Jing China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
6 Coline Devillard France European Championships EF 11.2
Sae Miyakawa Japan NHK Trophy 11.2
Soyoka Hanawa* Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 11.2
9 Maria Paseka Russia European Championships EF 11.0
10 Shallon Olsen Canada Canadian Championships AA 10.8

Best Uneven Bars Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Fan Yilin China Anta Cup 6.3
2 Du Siyu* China Chinese Championships EF 6.2
Natalia Kapitonova Russia Russian Championships EF 6.2
Luo Huan China Chinese Championships EF 6.2
Riley McCusker United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.2
Alyona Shchennikova United States U.S. Classic 6.2
7 Nina Derwael Belgium FIT Challenge TF 6.1
Becky Downie Great Britain European Championships QF 6.1
Elena Eremina Russia European Championships QF 6.1
Alison Lepin France FIT Challenge AA 6.1
Lyu Jiaqi China WOGA Classic 6.1
Angelina Melnikova Russia Stuttgart World Cup 6.1
Elisabeth Seitz Germany German Championships AA 6.1
Shang Chunsong China Baku QF 6.1

Best Balance Beam Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Liu Tingting China Asian Championships AA 6.6
2 Luo Huan China Chinese Championships AA 6.5
3 Fan Yilin China Anta Cup 6.3
Li Qi* China Chinese Championships EF 6.3
5 Larisa Iordache Romania European Championships QF 6.2
Sunisa Lee* United States U.S. Classic 6.2
Catalina Ponor Romania European Championships EF 6.2
Ragan Smith United States U.S. Classic 6.2
9 Tabea Alt Germany Stuttgart World Cup 6.1
Marine Boyer France French Championships EF 6.1
Chen Yile* China Chinese Championships EF 6.1
Olivia Dunne* United States U.S. Classic 6.1
Thais Fidelis Brazil City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.1
Adeline Kenlin* United States U.S. Classic 6.1
Victoria Nguyen United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 6.1
Maile O’Keefe* United States International Gymnix AA 6.1
Gabby Perea* United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.1

Best Floor Exercise Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Sae Miyakawa Japan NHK Trophy 6.2
2 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.0
3 Jade Carey United States U.S. Classic 5.7
Jaymes Marshall* United States U.S. Classic 5.7
Shang Chunsong China Chinese Championships QF 5.7
6 Emma Malabuyo* United States U.S. Classic 5.6
Mana Oguchi* Japan Gym Festival Trnava AA 5.6
Ragan Smith United States American Cup 5.6
Trinity Thomas United States City of Jesolo Trophy 5.6
10 Ellie Downie Great Britain European Championships AA 5.5
Claudia Fragapane Great Britain European Championships EF 5.5
Taeja James* Great Britain European Youth Olympic Festival AA 5.5
Nagi Kajita Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 5.5
Sunisa Lee* United States Brestyan’s National Qualifier 5.5
Laney Madsen United States Brestyan’s National Qualifier 5.5
Angelina Melnikova Russia European Championships QF 5.5
Shallon Olsen Canada Canadian Championships AA 5.5
Eythora Thorsdottir Netherlands European Championships EF 5.5

Article by Lauren Hopkins

This post was made possible thanks to our amazing patrons who help us fund things like travel and video production as we work to grow the site. This month’s patrons: April, Daniel Bertolina, Dodi Blumstein, Wendy Bruce, Katie Burrows, Kelly Byrd, Melissa Carwin, Jillian Cohen, Brittany Cook, Kat Cornetta, Kristyn Cozier, Anita Gjerde Davidsen, Holly Glymour, Hydrick Harden, Lauren Haslett, Inaya, Lauren Jade, Alexis Johnston, Katrina, Sarah Keegan, Ishita Kent, Alyssa King, Jenny Kreiss, Maria Layton, Rae Lemke Sprung, Leigh Linden, Annabelle McCombe, Stephanie McNemar, Bridget McNulty, Cindy McWilliams, M. Melcher, Alison Melko, Emily Minehart, Eyleen Mund, Rachel Myers, Melanie Oechsner, Jessica Olaiya, Lauren Pickens, Cordelia Price, Abbey Richards, Christine Robins, Kaitlyn Schaefer, Lisa Schmidt, Brian Schwegman, Stephanie, Karen Steward, Lucia Tang, Rachel Walsh, Laura Williams, and Jenny Zaidi. THANK YOU!

Want to help out and qualify for super fun rewards for as little as $1/month? Check us out on Patreon!

Follow The Gymternet on Twitter and like us on Facebook. 🙂

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “2017’s Best Scores: July Update

    • Thanks! Yes, 6596 score entries, and a total of over 20,000 individual scores (so if a gymnast competes AA, I count that as one entry, and then her four scores are individual scores). So basically gymnasts have competed 6596 times this year, if that makes sense!

      Like

    • I believe Katelyn Ohashi’s scores in 2012 were higher than any senior’s scores. Someone should fact check but my memory is she would have won All Around Gold walking away.

      Like

      • No, by 2012 there were already some cracks in the Ohashi armor she only finished 5th at 2012 junior nats. Her 2011 scores would’ve put her second in the seniors, way out ahead of Raisman and neck and neck with Wieber.

        Like

    • To answer your first question, the juniors are simply at the level of past US Seniors, while the current crop of US Seniors are not doing so well. If there were a team competition this year, the US would be projected to beat Japan by less than 3 points, which is the lowest margin in six years. Of current US Seniors, only Ragan really has the skills, consistency and form to make the Olympic team, in my opinion.

      Compare that to juniors. Already, I think Emma, Maile, Gabby, and Sunisa are contenders at or above Ragan’s level. Jay Jay Marshall might shape into something special, or she might not. All are more likely team options than even Riley, say nothing of the others. The group of juniors who turned senior this year just aren’t really that strong from what I can tell. Next year’s rising seniors are, as a whole, more impressive.

      Like

      • Here’s to the hope that japan can break into the rank to become the next big 4. I do think they really need to get a world team medal consistently for a few years before we can say they are truly the new big 4.

        Like

    • Actually, it’s pretty normal in a post olympic year. Most of the top gymnasts retire/go to college when the quad ends, while the junior field remains the same since they keep training towards the olympic goal.
      In 2013, post-London olympics, the top all-arounders were Kyla Ross, the one who stucked around after London (like Ragan) and Simone Biles, a new senior who was pretty inconsistent (like Riley), and we know how that ended!

      Like

      • I can’t wait til world to see if we have a Bile like break out from any sr. but somehow i just doubt it.

        But it does make for a more interesting world competition with none of the older team members, save for ragan and locklear.

        Like

        • I doubt we’re going to see a Simone like breakthrough anytime soon if ever, just because she’s a once in a generation talent, and top of the fact that type of breakthrough is extremely rare to begin with. Not to meantion thats she’s possibly the best of all time. The only gymnast that could’ve MAYBE come anywhere near her was a full difficulty and extremely clean Komova but that’s it. Either way, I hate the post Olympic “WHERE IS THE NEW (insert current Olympic champion here)?!” rhetoric. The post Olympic
          Year has never had more than a handful of standouts. I mean noone ever imagined Biles would be the Olympic champion in 2013; in fact most figured she would fizzle out after a year or two, which looked like even more of a possibility when she dealt with an aggravated shoulder in the beginning of 2014. It wasn’t until 2014 worlds when people realized that she had the durability to make it through to the olympics. Theres no use in complaining about lack of superstars a year after the olympics, we’ll see who they are soon enough.

          Like

    • Its not common for this many to be at the top. Even when we had a great crop of juniors in 2001/2 (Carly, COurtney, Hollie, Postell, Uzelac) they were not beating the top senior scores.

      There have been times where one athlete was just clearly a junior star and was far ahead of the others. For example, Nastia’s 2004 junior nationals score would have been first at Olympic trials. Shawn would’ve won 2006 nationals with her junior score. But this also because both those (senior) competitions were splat fests.

      I can’t think of another time where a whole group of juniors were just out and out better than the top seniors.

      Like

  1. Is it possible to create a floor routine such as:
    Acrobatic Elements:
    Moors: I (0.90)
    Full twisting double layout: H (0.80) + Sissone:+0.10
    1.5 twist+Piked double arabian: F (0.60)+stag jump:+0.30
    Double twisting double back: H (0.80)
    Total acrobatic score is 3.1
    Dance Elements:
    Triple wolf turn: E (0.50)
    Switch leap 3/2: D (0.40)
    Switch leap 1/1: D (0.40)
    Double turn with leg raised at horizontal: D (0.40)
    Тotal dance score is 1.7
    Connection Value 0.4
    Total score is 7.7

    Like

    • I mean, theoretically, anything is possible, but I’m going to say NO.
      Simone exemplified the maximum difficulty that could be completed well and safely. This far exceeds her most difficult competed routine. Maybe she could attempt it, but it would likely be unsafe, result in downgrades and a low E score.

      Like

      • I saw a videos of Biles training a Moors, and then Morgan Hurd tried to learn it. But it remains a skill of few girls only, and now there aren`t more gymnasts who competed it at international meets.
        So may be some Japanese (like Sae Myakawa or May Murakami) and Chinese gymnasts will be in able to upgrade their resaults by including of the new tumbling passes next season.

        Like

        • I can see Hurd performing the Moors if healthy. The one she did in training was on a soft mat, which is much easier to spring up and land on, but her form was superb, and as a first year senior it looks promising. If Hurd just tunes up her floor and Bars and goes wobble free on Beam, she’ll be a front runner for the world championships.

          Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s