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

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!

Her determination, drive, and amazing skills and personality make her the one to watch.

When even the best gymnasts say you are the best ever, that carries a lot of weight.

2 Nadia Comaneci

Not just the Greatest Gymnast of all time, most likely the Greatest Athlete of all time.

She is the GOAT! Style, perfection in motion and impeccable executions. She Is the GOAT!

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.

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!

3 Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou being 2nd on this is just cute.

Mary Lou Retton is amazing

4 Shawn Johnson

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.

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 in gymnastics she is my idol

Such a great gymnast. Too bad she didn't have a longer career.

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

Should be way higher. The goddess of the sport.

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

8 Aliya Mustafina

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

Shes so goals!

Powerful + artistry = Mustafina

She is gymnastics Queen 🥇

9 Dominique Dawes

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

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!

10 Nastia Liukin

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.

How is Shawn ahead of Nastia?

She won the Olympics

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.

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

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

Beautiful gymnast, and very underrated.

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!

She is incredible

So elegant and powerful

Heart of a champion

19 Lavinia Milosovici
20 Laurie Hernandez

I love her smile

She is my all time fave

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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