Top 10 Best Female Gymnasts

The Top Ten
1 Simone Biles

I love you Simone Biles you are the best gymnast of all time I look up to you and wish I can meet you god bless you and keep making history!
From kylee k

Why is she eleventh place? Has anyone ever even seen her do her routines? She's AMAZING! At 4' 8" (she's twenty, I'm eleven, and I'm two and a half inches taller than her!?! ), she's incredible and totally the best on this list. I mean, there's even a commercial about a washer dryer thing, and it stars Simone Biles. When she closes the washer, a flower vase teeters and falls off a high shelf, smashing on the floor; that's how strong she is. Mhm! Let's go, Si-imone, let's go! Let's go, Si-imone, let's go! Wahoo, fellow girl!

You gotta love Simone. She is not only the best gymnast in the world but she's warm hearted, kind caring and funny. She deserves everything she has ever won. As they say, it's biles by miles!

Have not words to describe her. Just my inspiration, idol and hero. It would mean the world to me if I mt her. She made me a level 9 gymnast. She is the gymnast. She is the one and only gymnast. Short, but strong. Plus, perfect abs!

2 Nadia Comaneci

I agree. I watched those Olympics when I was 9 years old. Never forgot them, or her. I loved her toughness, she would stare down the bars, but I did love her smile. She's my most favorite athlete and person, other than my daughters, ever!

No drama and excuses for Nadia. Just hard work, long hours of training, and discipline. Love her style and work ethic! Lots of gymnasts can learn from watching her competitions.

The best gymnast ever still. If Simone shines in her comeback I will put her over but she needs to at least compete well at a 2nd Olympics for me.

She became goat at the age of 14 with 7 perfect 10s in a single Olympic event. That's really all one needs to know.

3 Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou being 2nd on this is just cute.

Mary Lou Retton is amazing

4 Shawn Johnson

In her prime she was nearly unbeatable. The only loss she had without making a mistake was the Beijing AA with controversial judging, and was the uneven skew in A scoring for bars.

Shawn Johnson kept me acting for gymnastics at all times in my life I love Shawn Johnson she inspired me in my days watching her do gymnastics.

I think mary lou retton is the best gymnast. I mean I wasnt alive when she was in the olymics but I've gone on youtube and looked her and compared to the other gymnasts and she is by far the best out of a l of them

Better overall gymnast than Shanon and Nastia. 2nd best American ever to Simone in my opinion.

5 Anna Pavlova
6 Shannon Miller

Should have won AA gold in 1992 olympics. But this brought her back in '96. That BEAM! Wow.

Loved watching Shannon. She was Awesome

She is a class act

7 Svetlana Khorkina

Way underrated. Below Shannon Miller and Mary Lour Retton, don't make me laugh.

Should be way higher. The goddess of the sport.

8 Aliya Mustafina

She is such a refined person and gymnast. I love her grace and power.

Powerful + artistry = Mustafina

Shes so goals!

She is gymnastics Queen 🥇

9 Dominique Dawes

I love her, she is such an inspiring gymnast and definitely one of my favorites. She deserves this spot on the top 10, after all her hard work. AWESOME DAWSOME!

A phenomenal athlete that continues to give back and inspire athletes to accomplish more in their sport and life

10 Nastia Liukin

Kerry Stroug!?!? The girl who did a vault with a broken foot where is she on the list? These are all great gymnast but there are some we are definitely missing! Please take this list in to some re-concitaratoin but as I said before all great gymnast and more to come!

Shawn is ahead of Nastia since even though Nastia is a bit more decorated due to a longer career Shawn usually kicked her ass when they competed head to head in 2007-2008.

Shawn was always overscored. Nastia was much better then Shawn, yet somehow Shawn is still ahead.

Should be up with Shawn, if not ahead.

The Contenders
11 Lilia Podkopayeva

Had she not gotten injured she likely wins at least 3 world AA titles and defends her Olympic AA title in 2000.

She was like a ballerina on the floor.

12 Larisa Latynina

The second greater Olympian after Michael Phelps (18 medals, 9 of them gold).

13 Olga Korbut

Olga Korbut was simply the most charismatic gymnast ever. This survey is too focused on current gymnasts to give Olga her due.

Wait, 25? I certainly think that Korbut deserves to be way higher...she is amazing!

The most charming, the changes this sport forever

14 Dina Kochetkova

Most underrated Russian gymnast of all time. Should have won the AA at 94 worlds and 96 Olympics with fair judging, and deserved at least silver on bars at 94 worlds.

Such a classy, clean, consistent, elegant, yet powerful gymnast. Way underrated and underappreciated in her career.

Was really the best in the world in her era on bars, beam, and floor. So underrated by judges and politics.

Way underrated by both fans and experts. Only Elfi Schlegal seemed to properly appreciate her brilliance.

15 Alexandra Raisman

Aly is an inspiration to everyone with her motto of hard work

She is amazing and awesome and she should be #1

Should be in top ten.

In my option aly should be second. Then mckayla maroney 3rd.

16 Dominique Moceanu

She should be higher up there I mean come on 14 years old at the olympics, wow deserves more.

17 Simona Amanar

She should be in the top ten.

18 Peng Peng Lee

Incredible athlete with a mindset of a Navy Seal! Focused, driven and task oriented to get the job done no matter what...not even a broken back, two torn ACLs, broken wrist, many other minor injuries but never quitted!

So elegant and powerful

Heart of a champion

She is incredible

19 Lavinia Milosovici
20 Laurie Hernandez

She is my all time fave

I love her smile

21 Věra Čáslavská

She was one of the greatest.

22 Bridget Sloan
23 Jordyn Wieber
24 Kerri Strug

Did vault with a broken ankle and won gold for her team

25 Morgan Smith
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