2018’s Best Scores: April Update

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Angelina Melnikova

Four months into the year, and things are heating up in our top scores race now that some big names are easing their way into the season, including the Americans, the Russians, and the Japanese, with Mai Murakami continuing to prove herself as one of the best in the world in the all-around and on floor.

So far, we’ve seen 1,856 all-around performances, as well as 2,455 vault scores, 2,525 bars scores, 2,567 beam scores, and 2,514 floor scores, in addition to 511 two-vault attempts that get averaged for an event final (or qualification into a final).

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. As a note, we only include juniors in the two-vault averages or D-score combos if they’re competing vaults from two different families, and if a competition uses bonuses but their score sheets don’t differentiate those bonuses from the totals, we don’t include those scores in our database.

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 Angelina Melnikova Russia Russian Championships QF 57.732
2 Morgan Hurd United States American Cup 56.599
3 Mai Murakami Japan Tokyo World Cup 56.532
4 Sunisa Lee* United States KPAC National Qualifier 56.000
5 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.868
6 Hitomi Hatakeda Japan WOGA Classic 55.450
7 Aliya Mustafina Russia Russian Championships QF 55.432
Angelina Simakova Russia Russian Championships QF 55.432
9 Asuka Teramoto Japan All-Japan Championships QF 55.431
10 Kayla DiCello* United States WOGA Classic 55.250
11 Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.166
12 Grace McCallum United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 54.850
13 Marine Boyer France Top 12 Final 54.650
14 Amy Tinkler Great Britain English Championships 54.600
Vladislava Urazova* Russia City of Jesolo Trophy AA 54.600
16 Anastasia Iliankova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy AA 54.567
17 Trinity Thomas United States Tokyo World Cup 54.533
Giorgia Villa* Italy City of Jesolo Trophy AA 54.533
19 Claudia Fragapane Great Britain English Championships 54.400
20 Viktoria Komova Russia Russian Championships QF 54.365
Maile O’Keefe United States American Cup 54.365
22 Lorette Charpy France Top 12 Series 4 54.350
23 Brooklyn Moors Canada Elite Canada AA 54.335
24 Jordan Bowers* United States U.S. Verification 54.250
Asia D’Amato* Italy 1st Italian Serie A 54.250
Nina Derwael Belgium DTB Pokal Team Challenge QF 54.250

Best Single Vault Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Championships QF 15.000
2 Asia D’Amato* Italy 1st Italian Serie A 14.950
3 Shallon Olsen Canada International Gymnix AA 14.900
4 Angelina Simakova Russia Russian Championships QF 14.833
5 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships AA 14.800
6 Alice D’Amato* Italy 1st Italian Serie A 14.750
7 Jordan Chiles United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 14.700
Kayla DiCello* United States U.S. Verification 14.700
Lucy Stanhope Great Britain British Championships AA 14.700
Amy Tinkler Great Britain English Championships 14.700

Best Two-Vault Average Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Asia D’Amato* Italy International Gymnix EF 14.600
Shallon Olsen Canada Commonwealth Games QF 14.600
3 Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Doha World Cup EF 14.433
4 Pyon Rye Yong North Korea Doha World Cup EF 14.383
5 Amy Tinkler Great Britain English Championships 14.350
6 Ellie Black Canada Commonwealth Games EF 14.300
Jordan Chiles United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 14.300
8 Liu Jinru China City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.283
9 Angelina Melnikova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.267
10 Brittany Rogers Canada Commonwealth Games QF 14.250

Best Uneven Bars Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Doha World Cup EF 15.300
2 Lyu Jiaqi China Baku World Cup EF 14.833
3 Elisabeth Seitz Germany Stuttgart World Cup 14.800
4 Sunisa Lee* United States U.S. Verification 14.700
5 Angelina Melnikova Russia Russian Championships QF 14.666
6 Diana Varinska Ukraine Stella Zakharova Cup EF 14.650
7 Georgia-Mae Fenton Great Britain Commonwealth Games EF 14.600
Morgan Hurd United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 14.600
Anastasia Iliankova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.600
10 Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.567

Best Balance Beam Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Emily Lee United States Desert Lights Qualifier 14.650
2 Kiko Kuwajima Japan WOGA Classic 14.500
3 Chen Yile China Melbourne World Cup EF 14.466
4 Tang Xijing* China Asian Junior Championships AA 14.400
5 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.300
6 Ana Padurariu Canada Elite Canada AA 14.234
7 Marine Boyer France Top 12 Series A 14.200
Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.200
9 Adeline Kenlin United States U.S. Verification 14.150
10 Yin Sisi* China Asian Junior Championships AA 14.100
Zhao Shiting* China Asian Junior Championships AA 14.100

Best Floor Exercise Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships QF 14.766
2 Brooklyn Moors Canada Elite Canada EF 14.600
3 Angelina Melnikova Russia Russian Championships EF 14.500
4 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.167
5 Taeja James Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 14.100
6 Morgan Hurd United States American Cup 14.033
7 Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Championships QF 14.000
8 Elena Gerasimova* Russia International Gymnix AA 13.934
9 Viktoriia Listunova* Russia International Gymnix AA 13.900
Flavia Saraiva Brazil City of Jesolo Trophy EF 13.900

Best Two-Vault Difficulty Combination

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Liu Jinru China Doha World Cup QF 11.4
Shallon Olsen Canada International Gymnix AA 11.4
3 Pyon Rye Yong North Korea Doha World Cup EF 11.2
4 Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Doha World Cup EF 11.0
5 Ellie Black Canada Commonwealth Games EF 10.6
Asia D’Amato* Italy International Gymnix EF 10.6
Boglarka Devai Hungary Doha World Cup EF 10.6
Coline Devillard France Doha World Cup QF 10.6
Angelina Melnikova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy EF 10.6
Brittany Rogers Canada Commonwealth Games QF 10.6
Amy Tinkler Great Britain British Championships AA 10.6

Best Uneven Bars Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Doha World Cup EF 6.4
2 Du Siyu China Melbourne World Cup EF 6.2
Carolann Heduit* France City of Jesolo Trophy EF 6.2
Anastasia Iliankova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.2
Elisabeth Seitz Germany Stuttgart World Cup 6.2
Diana Varinska Ukraine Stella Zakharova Cup EF 6.2
7 Morgan Hurd United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 6.1
Sunisa Lee* United States U.S. Verification 6.1
Lyu Jiaqi China Baku World Cup EF 6.1
Uliana Perebinosova Russia Doha World Cup EF 6.1
Alyona Shchennikova United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.1

Best Balance Beam Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Chen Yile China Melbourne World Cup EF 6.3
Sunisa Lee* United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 6.3
3 Carolann Heduit* France Top 12 Series 4 6.1
Emily Lee United States Desert Lights National Qualifier 6.1
Maile O’Keefe United States American Cup 6.1
6 Marine Boyer France Doha World Cup EF 6.0
Kara Eaker United States U.S. Verification 6.0
Soyoka Hanawa Japan All-Japan Championships QF 6.0
Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 6.0
Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 6.0
Zhang Jin China Stuttgart World Cup 6.0

Best Floor Exercise Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Total
1 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships QF 6.1
2 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.0
3 Lilia Akhaimova Russia DTB Pokal Team Challenge QF 5.9
Angelina Melnikova Russia City of Jesolo Trophy EF 5.9
Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Championships AA 5.9
6 Claudia Fragapane Great Britain English Championships 5.8
7 Jordan Chiles United States Pacific Rim Championships EF 5.6
Morgan Hurd United States U.S. Verification 5.6
Grace McCallum United States U.S. Verification 5.6
Brooklyn Moors Canada Elite Canada EF 5.6
Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 5.6
Amy Tinkler Great Britain British Championships EF 5.6
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8 thoughts on “2018’s Best Scores: April Update

  1. Nothing but respect for Mustafina. Had a baby, 6 months only training, and has the 7th best AA scor thus far from her first competition back. Nothing but respect on dat name sis! 🙂

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  2. gelya had a 6.2 d-score for bars in the event final at russian champs. she did inbar stalder full, komova II to pak to van leeuwen, inbar stalder half to piked jaegar, toe on circle full to full twisting double tuck.

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  3. (wait i have just understood your comment about not using unofficial d-scores. in that case then no there is not a an official dscore for the event final.)

    however surely the d-score for bars is not so subjective as it would be for beam or maybe floor. either the gymnast hits connections or they do not…there is not much room for individual interpretation. what gelya did in the event final was upgrade back up to her routine from montreal which i am 99% (unfortunately cannot find the score sheet right now) sure was credited there as a 6.2.

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    • Yeah, I agree for bars that it’s not as subjective but you never know…I had a 6.5 listed from a random event for someone last year and then one of her connections ended up being shady I guess so it got a 6.3? I don’t know, I agree that for the most part bars is easy to figure out so maybe I’ll just add that one since it’s likely to get a 6.2…but yeah, I hate that Russia doesn’t put D scores on their results sheets because I’m sure there would be more Russians in the D score lists!

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  4. Even without her upgrades, Simone would have the top D scores on all events but bars. (Assuming she adds a front tumbling element on floor). Can’t wait to see her new bars routine.

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