2018’s Best Scores: August Update

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Simone Biles

It’s September 1, and that means in addition to everyone heading back to Hogwarts today, we’re now only about seven weeks away from world championships! Wasn’t everyone just getting injured in Montreal?

There weren’t that many meets in August, but the ones that did happen were big ones, including the European Championships, Asian Games, and U.S. Championships, all of which saw gymnasts contributing new scores to our 2018 Best Scores list, including the first all-around scores above a 59 or 60 with Simone Biles’ awesome performances in Boston a couple of weeks ago.

So far, we’ve seen 4,785 all-around performances, as well as 6,371 vault scores, 6,603 bars scores, 6,746 beam scores, and 6,585 floor scores, in addition to 1,617 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.

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 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 60.100
2 Angelina Melnikova Russia Russian Championships QF 57.732
3 Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 57.500
4 Morgan Hurd United States U.S. Championships Day 1 57.000
5 Mai Murakami Japan Tokyo World Cup 56.532
6 Leanne Wong* United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.300
7 Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos France European Championships TF 56.266
8 Ellie Black Canada Canadian Championships AA 56.199
9 Sunisa Lee* United States KPAC National Qualifier 56.000
10 Chen Yile China Asian Games QF 55.950
11 Grace McCallum United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.900
12 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.868
13 Kayla DiCello* United States U.S. Championships Day 2 55.750
14 Trinity Thomas United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.700
15 Viktoria Listunova* Russia Russian Junior Championships QF 55.665
16 Elisa Iorio* Italy Pieve di Soligo Friendly 55.600
17 Giorgia Villa* Italy Pieve di Soligo Friendly 55.450
Hitomi Hatakeda Japan WOGA Classic 55.450
19 Aliya Mustafina Russia Russian Championships QF 55.432
Angelina Simakova Russia Russian Championships QF 55.432
21 Asuka Teramoto Japan All-Japan Championships QF 55.431
22 Shilese Jones United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.300
23 Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.166
24 Diana Varinska Ukraine Ukraine Cup AA 55.067
25 Kara Eaker United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.050

Best Single Vault Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.600
2 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland Koper Challenge Cup EF 15.100
3 Jordan Chiles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.000
Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Championships QF 15.000
5 Asia D’Amato* Italy 1st Italian Serie A 14.950
6 Shallon Olsen Canada International Gymnix AA 14.900
7 Angelina Simakova Russia Russian Championships QF 14.833
8 Leanne Wong* United States Junior Pan Am Championships EF 14.825
9 Boglarka Devai Hungary European Championships QF 14.800
Camilla Campagnaro* Italy Italian Gold Championships AA 14.800
Coline Devillard France European Championships QF 14.800
Giorgia Villa* Italy Italian Championships AA 14.800
Mai Murakami Japan NHK Trophy 14.800
Tori Tatum* United States Junior Pan Am Championships AA 14.800

Best Two-Vault Average Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.600
2 Boglarka Devai Hungary European Championships QF 14.616
3 Asia D’Amato* Italy International Gymnix EF 14.600
Shallon Olsen Canada Commonwealth Games QF 14.600
5 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland Koper Challenge Cup EF 14.500
6 Yeo Seo-jeong South Korea Asian Games QF 14.450
7 Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Doha World Cup EF 14.433
8 Jordan Chiles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 14.400
Qi Qi* China Chinese Championships EF 14.400
10 Alexa Moreno Mexico Mexican Championships 14.383
Pyon Rye Yong North Korea Doha World Cup EF 14.383

Best Uneven Bars Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Belgian Championships 15.350
2 Anastasia Iliankova Russia Russian Cup QF 15.300
3 Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 15.000
4 Alyona Shchennikova United States U.S. Classic 14.900
5 Liu Tingting China Asian Games QF 14.850
Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 14.850
7 Lyu Jiaqi China Baku World Cup EF 14.833
8 Elisabeth Seitz Germany Stuttgart World Cup 14.800
Sunisa Lee* United States U.S. Championships Day 1 14.800
10 Morgan Hurd United States U.S. Classic 14.700

Best Balance Beam Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.200
2 Kara Eaker United States Auburn National Qualifier 15.100
3 Chen Yile China Chinese Championships QF 15.000
4 Diana Varinska Ukraine Ukraine Cup EF 14.750
Sanne Wevers Netherlands Heerenveen Friendly EF 14.750
6 Daniele Hypolito Brazil Brazilian Championships 14.650
Emily Lee United States Desert Lights Qualifier 14.650
8 Luo Huan China Chinese Championships EF 14.633
9 Guan Chenchen* China Chinese Junior Championships AA 14.600
10 Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 14.550

Best Floor Exercise Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships QF 14.766
2 Simone Biles United States U.S. Classic 14.750
3 Brooklyn Moors Canada Elite Canada EF 14.600
4 Angelina Melnikova Russia Russian Championships EF 14.500
5 Angelina Radivilova Ukraine Ukraine Cup AA 14.400
6 Jade Carey United States U.S. Championships Day 2 14.200
Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos France French Championships EF 14.200
8 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy EF 14.167
9 Taeja James Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 14.100
Polina Fedorova Russia Liepaja Championships AA 14.100

Best Two-Vault Difficulty Combination

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 11.8
2 Yeo Seo-jeong South Korea Guimaraes Challenge Cup QF 11.6
Pyon Rye Yong North Korea Asian Games EF 11.6
4 Boglarka Devai Hungary European Championships EF 11.4
Shallon Olsen Canada Commonwealth Games EF 11.4
Liu Jinru China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
7 Coline Devillard France European Championships EF 11.2
Qi Qi* Italy Chinese Championships EF 11.2
Sae Miyakawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 11.2
Dipa Karmakar India Asian Games QF 11.0
Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan Doha World Cup EF 11.0

Best Uneven Bars Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Heerenveen Friendly AA 6.5
2 Du Siyu China Chinese Championships QF 6.3
3 Alyona Shchennikova United States U.S. Championships Day 2 6.2
Becky Downie Great Britain Heerenveen Friendly AA 6.2
Carolann Heduit* France European Championships EF 6.2
Diana Varinska Ukraine Stella Zakharova Cup EF 6.2
Elisabeth Seitz Germany Tokyo World Cup 6.2
Jonna Adlerteg Sweden European Championships EF 6.2
Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 6.2
Sophie Scheder Germany German Euros Trials 6.2
Zhou Ruiyu* China Chinese Championships TF 6.2

Best Balance Beam Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Kara Eaker United States Auburn National Qualifier 6.7
2 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 6.5
3 Chen Yile China Chinese Championships QF 6.3
Liu Tingting China Asian Games TF 6.3
Riley McCusker United States Brestyan’s National Qualifier 6.3
Sunisa Lee* United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 6.3
7 Guan Chenchen* China Chinese Junior Championships EF 6.2
Luo Huan China Chinese Championships EF 6.2
Tang Xijing* China Chinese Championships QF 6.2
Zhang Jin China Chinese Championships QF 6.2

Best Floor Exercise Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 6.7
2 Jade Carey United States U.S. Championships Day 1 6.3
3 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships QF 6.1
Sae Miyakawa Japan NHK Trophy 6.1
5 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.0
6 Angelina Melnikova Russia European Championships QF 5.9
Lilia Akhaimova Russia DTB Team Challenge QF 5.9
Trinity Thomas United States U.S. Championships Day 1 5.9
9 Claudia Fragapane Great Britain English Championships 5.8
Morgan Hurd United States U.S. Classic 5.8
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10 thoughts on “2018’s Best Scores: August Update

  1. Could Morgan Hurd medal in any event finals this year? Relative to her competition she doesn’t look like she has a stand-out event. I’m wondering if the beam overscoring will be on her side again this year

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    • She’s a solid all-arounder and a top three on any event which is awesome for the TF and AA competitions, but hard in the scheme of making EFs. I could see her making beam again if she has her punch front and full-in dismount back…I think she’s second-best to Simone on that event in the U.S. And then if Riley or Jade make mistakes on bars or floor, she could get into either of those. I think we could see her getting two-per’ed out of finals instead of flat-out not making them.

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  2. Just reminding that national meets there is an overscore comparing to international meets. But Heereveen and Brazilian national the overscore was embarrassing , really, so I don’t think Wevers and Hypolito deserved to be in that list, sorry. Just trying to be fair with the ones not in the list that scored realistically better than them.

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    • U.S. Championships is just as overscored as Japan’s nationals. Simone will likely beat Mai with better landings and no OOB at worlds but Mai’s got a high 8 E score at worlds last year and her E scores in Japan were similar this year, she just has a bit more D than she did at worlds.

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      • Are US Championships more over scored on certain events than others? ie bars over say beam? etc. I ask because in 2015 Simone scored day 2 on floor a 15.850 on floor. Then in 2015 worlds EF she scored 15.800. So the scores werent that far off… So are US championships more off on certain events, meaning overscored?

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