The Best Women’s Scores in 2019

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Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee

In 2019, we saw 7,066 all-around performances, as well as 9,179 vault scores, 9,499 bars scores, 9,718 beam scores, and 9,476 floor scores, in addition to 1,929 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 throughout the year, 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.

Best All-Around Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Classic 60.000
2 Sunisa Lee United States U.S. Worlds Trials 58.200
3 Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 57.900
4 Vladislava Urazova* Russia Russian Cup AA 57.732
5 Grace McCallum United States U.S. Classic 57.700
6 Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos France French Championships AA 57.150
7 Kara Eaker United States U.S. Worlds Trials 57.100
8 Rebeca Andrade Brazil DTB Team Challenge TF 56.932
9 Tang Xijing China World Championships AA 56.899
10 Leanne Wong United States American Cup 56.765
11 Morgan Hurd United States U.S. Championships Day 2 56.650
12 Ellie Black Canada Canadian Championships AA 56.608
13 Kayla DiCello* United States U.S. Championships Day 2 56.600
14 Angelina Melnikova Russia World Championships QF 56.599
15 Giorgia Villa Italy 3rd Italian Serie A 56.550
16 Skye Blakely* United States U.S. Junior Worlds Trials 56.500
17 Konnor McClain* United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.400
18 Ou Yushan* China Chinese National Youth Games TF 56.350
19 Ana Padurariu Canada Canadian Championships QF 56.208
20 Jade Carey United States U.S. Championships Day 1 56.100
21 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Worlds Trials 56.050
22 Nina Derwael Belgium World Championships AA 56.033
23 Viktoria Listunova* Russia European Youth Olympic Festival AA 56.000
24 Asuka Teramoto Japan All-Japan Championships AA 55.999
Elisabeth Seitz Germany World Championships AA 55.999
26 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships AA 55.966
27 Liu Tingting China City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.901
28 Silvia Sfiringu* Romania Romanian Junior Championships 55.900
29 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.899
30 Ana Maria Barbosu* Romania Romanian Individual Championships AA 55.850
31 Flavia Saraiva Brazil World Championships AA 55.732
Li Shijia China World Championships QF 55.732
33 Yana Vorona* Russia Russian Junior Championships QF 55.700
34 Ioana Stanciulescu* Romania Romanian Junior Championships 55.600
Olivia Greaves* United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.600
Trinity Thomas United States U.S. Championships Day 1 55.600
Wei Xiaoyuan* China Chinese National Youth Games AA 55.600
38 Aleah Finnegan United States U.S. Classic 55.500
Ellie Downie Great Britain British Championships AA 55.500
Jordan Chiles United States U.S. Championships Day 2 55.500
41 Georgia Godwin Australia Australian Classic AA 55.331
42 Luo Huan China Chinese Championships AA 55.300
43 Amelie Morgan Great Britain English Championships 55.250
Faith Torrez United States U.S. Classic 55.250
45 Angelina Radivilova Ukraine Ukrainian Championships 55.200
Asia D’Amato Italy Italian Championships AA 55.200
Sydney Barros* United States U.S. Classic 55.200
48 Alyona Shchennikova United States International Gymnix AA 55.198
49 Shilese Jones United States U.S. Classic 55.050
50 Brooklyn Moors Canada Canadian Championships QF 55.049

Best Single Vault Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Classic 15.650
2 Jade Carey United States World Championships QF 15.300
3 Coline Devillard France French Championships AA 15.100
Yeo Seo-jeong South Korea Korea Cup 15.100
Maria Paseka Russia Doha World Cup EF 15.100
6 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland World Championships QF 15.066
7 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Worlds Trials 15.050
8 Ellie Downie Great Britain World Championships EF 15.033
9 Aline Friess France World Championships QF 15.000
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos France French Championships AA 15.000

Best Vault Average Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.450
2 Jade Carey United States World Championships QF 15.200
3 Maria Paseka Russia Doha World Cup QF 14.850
4 Yeo Seo-jeong South Korea Korea Cup 14.817
5 Alexa Moreno Mexico World Championships QF 14.816
Ellie Downie Great Britain World Championships EF 14.816
7 MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 1 14.800
8 Shallon Olsen Canada World Championships EF 14.733
9 Yu Linmin China Cottbus World Cup QF 14.704
10 Qi Qi China World Championships EF 14.650

Best Uneven Bars Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Worms Friendly 15.300
2 Fan Yilin China Chinese Championships QF 15.100
3 Sunisa Lee United States U.S. Championships Day 2 15.050
4 Daria Spiridonova Russia World Championships QF 15.016
5 Becky Downie Great Britain World Championships EF 15.000
6 Anastasia Agafonova Russia Voronin Cup EF 14.950
7 Ana Padurariu Canada Canadian Championships QF 14.925
8 Elisabeth Seitz Germany Swiss Cup 14.900
Juliette Bossu France French Championships AA 14.900
Riley McCusker United States Pan American Games QF 14.900

Best Balance Beam Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Kara Eaker United States U.S. Classic 15.400
2 Ou Yushan* China Chinese National Youth Games EF 15.300
3 Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 15.100
4 Simone Biles United States World Championships EF 15.066
5 Guan Chenchen* China Chinese Championships AA 15.050
Li Shijia China Zhaoqing Challenge Cup EF 15.050
7 Mya Witte* United States World Champion’s National Qualifier 15.000
8 Liu Tingting China City of Jesolo Trophy AA 14.967
9 Yana Vorona* Russia Russian Junior Championships QF 14.900
10 Ana Padurariu Canada Elite Canada EF 14.875

Best Floor Exercise Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States World Championships TF 15.333
2 Jade Carey United States Baku World Cup EF 14.600
3 Amalia Puflea* Romania Romanian Junior Championships 14.450
4 Viktoriia Listunova* Russia Russian Junior Championships EF 14.400
5 Sunisa Lee United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 14.333
Vladislava Urazova* Russia Russian Cup EF 14.333
7 Grace McCallum United States U.S. Classic 14.250
8 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AAA 14.233
9 Mai Murakami Japan All-Japan Championships AA 14.200
10 Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos France World Championships TF 14.166

Best Two-Vault Difficulty Combination

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Maria Paseka Russia Cottbus World Cup EF 11.8
Jade Carey United States World Championships EF 11.8
MyKayla Skinner United States U.S. Championships Day 2 11.8
Simone Biles United States World Championships EF 11.8
Yamilet Peña Dominican Republic World Championships QF 11.8
6 Yeo Seo-jeong South Korea World Championships EF 11.6
Yu Linmin China Cottbus World Cup QF 11.6
8 Ellie Downie Great Britain World Championships EF 11.4
Kim Su Jong North Korea World Championships QF 11.4
Shallon Olsen Canada World Championships EF 11.4
Alexa Moreno Mexico World Championships EF 11.4
Deng Yalan China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
Dipa Karmakar India Baku World Cup QF 11.4
Lilia Akhaimova Russia World Championships EF 11.4
Liu Jinru China Chinese Championships EF 11.4
Marcia Vidiaux Cuba World Championships QF 11.4
Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan World Championships QF 11.4

Best Uneven Bars Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nina Derwael Belgium FIT Challenge AA 6.7
2 Fan Yilin China Doha World Cup EF 6.5
Becky Downie Great Britain World Championships EF 6.5
4 Anastasia Agafonova Russia World Championships TF 6.4
Anastasia Iliankova Russia Cottbus World Cup EF 6.4
Elisabeth Seitz Germany World Championships AA 6.4
Sunisa Lee United States World Championships EF 6.4
8 Angelina Melnikova Russia World Championships EF 6.3
Carolann Heduit France Top 12 Finals 6.3
Claire Pontlevoy France French Championships EF 6.3
Daria Spiridonova Russia World Championships EF 6.3
Kaylia Nemour* France Elite Gym Massilia EF 6.3
Lee Yun-seo South Korea World Championships QF 6.3
Vladislava Urazova* Russia Top Gym Tournament EF 6.3

Best Balance Beam Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Kara Eaker United States U.S. Classic 6.8
Ou Yushan* China Chinese National Youth Games EF 6.8
3 Guan Chenchen* China Chinese Championships AA 6.7
4 Simone Biles United States U.S. Championships Day 1 6.6
5 Chen Yile China World Championships QF 6.4
Li Shijia China Zhaoqing Challenge Cup EF 6.4
Liu Tingting China City of Jesolo Trophy AA 6.4
Riley McCusker United States U.S. Classic 6.4
Tang Xijing China Chinese Championships EF 6.4
10 Qi Qi China Chinese Championships EF 6.3

Best Floor Exercise Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Simone Biles United States World Championships EF 6.8
2 Jade Carey United States World Championships TF 6.3
3 Lilia Akhaimova Russia World Championships EF 6.0
4 Angelina Melnikova Russia World Championships QF 5.9
5 Grace McCallum United States U.S. Classic 5.8
Mai Murakami Japan American Cup 5.8
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos France World Championships QF 5.8
Denisa Golgota Romania FIT Team Challenge TF 5.8
MyKayla Skinner UnitedStates U.S. Championships Day 2 5.8
Rebeca Andrade Brazil DTB Team Challenge TF 5.8
Taeja James Great Britain British Team Championships 5.8

10 thoughts on “The Best Women’s Scores in 2019

  1. Vladislava Urazova as the number 1 RU and highest non US score is amazing as just a jr…

    Iwith her, melnikova and mustafina, they have a good chance of getting the silver team again

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  2. Thanks a lot for the review. Nonetheless, the ranking would be more reliable only based on the results of international competitions. For example, Riley McCusker had nearly 3 points less at Panams than at US classics, and the best international score for McCallum is 55.9 instead of 57.7 … The domestic score of Sky Blakely is comic (more than 3 points compared to international scores). At National competitions, scores are so inflated (even D. scores, think of Eaker’s beam) that it’s pointless to take them in account. Ironically, the only gymnasts that are better scored internationally than at home are Melnikova and Andrade…

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    • Yes, I agree. The fact that the top 12 American women (except for Wong at American Cup) had their highest scores at US domestic meets, means those scores are overly inflated, and to me shouldn’t count against the others (who also probably have inflated scores). Only considering international meets is a great idea. But definitely not a complaint to those who put this together. Well done!

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      • I’m pretty sure there was an article posted on this website that proved that domestic overscoring was negligible, at least in the USA. That was a few years ago, though- it would be interesting to compare it to now.

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        • Yeah, it’s still negligible…there are a few instances where a home score is vastly higher than an international score, but a lot of the time it’s because internationally, the gymnast had errors that she didn’t have at home. Someone brought up Riley as an example, but they were incorrect about her international results…she got a 57.9 at home and a 57.05 internationally WITH a bad vault (at Pan Ams QFs). Every country is grossly overscored at home to the point where internationally, the “rankings” are still more or less the same (for those who get international experience), so the U.S. overscoring doesn’t matter and doesn’t affect “rankings” like these when Russia, China, Romania, and others are also scoring higher at home than they are abroad. It becomes moot, which is why the bulk of these rankings mirror the same rankings we see in major international finals.

          The fact is that Simone, Sunisa, and Riley are the top three domestic AND international in 2019. People get all up in arms about domestic scoring, though really only for the U.S., which is laughable, because Vladislava Urazova’s top domestic AA is more than 2.5 points higher than her top international score, and yet she is getting praise in these comments for her 57+ and the Americans are getting hate from the same people praising Vlada. Meanwhile, Simone’s top domestic score is 0.234 higher than her top international, Sunisa’s is 1.03 higher (and that’s because she had a fall on beam in her top international performance – worlds QFs – compared to a fully hit day at home…without that fall at worlds, she would’ve scored pretty much exactly the same as she did at the worlds selection camp), and Riley’s is 0.85 higher.

          The U.S. overscoring basically remains insignificant when comparing hit performances at home vs. hit performances internationally. Obviously if you compare someone’s fully hit domestic performance to a disastrous international one, the results are going to be wildly different (e.g. as a previous comment tried to do with Riley’s pretty brilliant U.S. Classic performance compared to her Pan Ams AA final performance where she had a fall on top of numerous other mistakes), but when comparing hit-to-hit, there’s very little difference for the Americans in terms of how they score.

          Also, just a note about Kara’s beam…I think every gym fan said all throughout 2018 that her rings were going to be downgraded at worlds. But then they weren’t! She was awarded almost her fully-intended start value in Doha last year and got a 14.466 as her top score. She then was also credited with her rings at International Gymnix and Pan Ams, where she received her international high of a 15.266 on this event. International judges credited her rings for a full year, giving her no incentive to change her routine construction, so that’s not so much a “home scoring” issue but rather a D panel issue, which is a totally different thing entirely.

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  3. I hope they take good care of Urazova.
    Like considering her health and pacing etc. I want her to do well and not be burned out quickly into her senior career.

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    • Same. I just remember how excited I was for Melnikova in 2016 and then she went from like this fabulous junior to so overworked and unable to perform. KEEP VLADA SAFEEEE.

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