Best U.S Gymnasts Ever

The Top Ten
1 Simone Biles

She has the whole package. No weakness at all. If it werent for her shoulder problems she would be dynamic and amazing on bars too, rather than just excellent.

She is making a comeback, yipee! I hope she gets the world vault titles and Olympic beam title, only things missing for her.

The total package. Artistry, form, power, and no American comes close to her record.

2 Paul Hamm

The 2nd best overall U.S gymnast ever, after only Simone Biles, and the best male U.S gymnast ever

He sucks, and was always overscored. At the Olympic AA for AThens he made 5th place at best.

Overrated. Sorry should be way lower on this list.

3 Nastia Liukin

The 4th best overall U.S gymnast ever, and 2nd best U.S female gymnast ever, after only Simone Biles.

Should be over Nastia. The main prize both wanted Nastia won.

4 Kurt Thomas

Should be over Paul. Much more legit and good. Paul's 2 major AA titles, especialy the Athens Olympics one, were farces.

He and Mary Lou together made U.S gymnastics what it is today! They were the start.

The 3rd best overall U.S gymnast ever, and 2nd best U.S male gymnast ever, after only Paul Hamm.

5 Vanessa Atler

She had no mental toughness but in sheer talent 2nd to only Biles.

6 Shawn Johnson

Definitely 2nd best for women after only Simone!

Not sure why she is so low.

The best there ever was!

7 Chellsie Memmel

There is no weakness in her gymnastics. Beautiful form and great difficulty and attack. Just bad luck with injuries, poor thing!

Chellsie shuld never be below Nastia. Without her injury she wins 2008 Olympic AA and not Nastia. She also defends her world AA in 2006 and 2007 maybe without injury.

Great gymnast, such a fighter.

8 Trent Dimas
9 Mary Lou Retton

Should be over Miller. Left a bigger legend with her Los Angeles performance. Won the Olympic AA which Miller was not talented enough to win, and the American Cup 3 times to Miller's only 1 time.

People diss her for winning a boycotted Games but the field was still way stronger than the ones Patterson and Biles and even Liukin won over, even with the boycott.

Without her we don't have U.S gymnastics be anywhere near what it is today.

10 Shannon Miller

Overrated. 5th combining men is way too high for her in my opinion. She excelled in a weak era that was so poor Milosovici (haha) became the first women to win Olympic/World titles on all 4 apparatus. And that Gogean won 20 world/Olympic medals, including 10 golds.

The Contenders
11 Mitch Gaylord

Real best U.S gymnast of 83-84, not overhyped Vidmar. Without his fall would have won the AA in 84.

12 Julia McNamara
13 Kathy Johnson
14 Dominique Dawes

Most dominant gymnast ever at Nationals with over 20 U.S golds.

15 Liz Tricase
16 Danell Leyva

Danell is one of the best male gymnasts! So elegant and classy with his style. Definitely a force to be reckoned with

So underrated by USGA and fans, but he continues to deliver clutch performances and win many medals.

17 Kim Zmeskal

Even though she was terribly overscored and turned out to be a terrible person, I still like her gymnastics, particularly on vault.

18 Courtney McCool

The definition of an All-Arounder! Her testing form was perfect! It was a pity she was so inconsistent.

19 Gabby Douglas
20 Bart Conner

One of the original greats of U.S gymnastics.

21 Carly Patterson
22 Jonathan Horton
23 Alicia Sacramone
24 McKayla Maroney
25 Rebecca Bross
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