Gymnast and 2021 Grain Valley High School graduate Kara Eaker secured a spot as an alternate on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team. The full team, including replacement athletes, is listed below.
U.S. Women's Olympic Team
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./World Champions Centre
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights
Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill's Gymnastics
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Biles posted high scores on vault (30.849) and floor exercise (29.966), while Lee notched the top spot on uneven bars (30.200) and balance beam (29.466). Skinner was second on vault with a 30.416, and Chiles was runner-up on uneven bars with a 28.733.
Eaker posted a 14.400 on day one and 14.566 on day two to secure the second spot on balance beam. Wong finished behind Biles on floor exercise, delivering a combined 28.166.
The artistic gymnastics competition at next month's Tokyo Olympic Games begins July 24.