Jordan Chiles won the Winter Cup, while Laurie Hernandez competed for the first time since the Rio Olympics in the first major gymnastics elite meet in the United States in nearly a year.
Chiles, a 19-year-old who trains with Simone Biles, totaled 57.05 points at the largely spectatorless Indianapolis Convention Center. She won by 1.95 over Shilese Jones.
Full results are here.
“You can kind of tell everyone had nerves here and there,” said Chiles, who considered ending his elite career during the pandemic, but ultimately postponed enrollment at UCLA. for a second year. “I did what I was supposed to do when I needed it.”
Some of America’s top gymnasts weren’t in the competition either – which US high performance team coordinator Tom Forster likened to preseason football. game – or chose to play on less than four devices.
Biles walked by. She is…
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