Best U.S Gymnasts Ever

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The Top Ten

1 Simone Biles Simone Biles

Amazing talent! So much power in her tumbling, vaulting, and bar swing.

By far the best U.S gymnast ever, man or women. - morrislawes

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

Why does it say 23%? Shouldn't this be 100%? Best gymnast ever.

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2 Kurt Thomas

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

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

Way better than Paul. Best U.S male gymnast ever.

Amazing man, great champion! So sad he never got an Olympics in.

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3 Shawn Johnson Shawn Johnson

Definitely 2nd best for women after only Simone!

Not sure why she is so low.

The best there ever was!

Good gymnast.

4 Nastia Liukin

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

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

5 Chellsie Memmel

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

Great gymnast, such a fighter.

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.

6 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. - jayjustinbest

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.

7 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. - feisty37

8 Julia McNamara
9 Paul Hamm Paul Hamm

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

Overrated. Sorry should be way lower on this list. - feisty37

Overrated thrash and a gay drunk today too. - quackerpacker

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

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10 Dominique Dawes Dominique Dawes

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

The Contenders

11 Kathy Johnson
12 Danell Leyva 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. - quackerpacker

13 Bart Conner

One of the original greats of U.S gymnastics.

14 Carly Patterson Carly Patterson
15 Jonathan Horton Jonathan Horton
16 Alicia Sacramone Alicia Sacramone
17 McKayla Maroney
18 Rebecca Bross Rebecca Bross
19 Kyla Ross
20 Vanessa Atler Vanessa Atler

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

21 Cathy Rigby
22 Courtney Kupets

Best NCAA career ever, following an excellent elite career.

23 Mitch Gaylord Mitch Gaylord

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

24 Jordyn Wieber
25 Aly Raisman Aly Raisman
26 Kim Zmeskal Kim Zmeskal
27 Peter Vidmar
28 Kristie Phillips
29 Phoebe Mills
30 Jamie Dantzscher
31 Elise Ray
32 Kirsten Maloney Kirsten Maloney
33 Kristy Powell
34 Mohini Bhardwaj
35 Annia Hatch
36 John Roethlisberger
37 Blaine Wilson
38 Sean Townsend
39 Jason Gatson
40 Sam Mikulak
41 Trent Dimas
42 Liz Tricase
43 Liz Tricase Liz Tricase
44 Maria Newbury
45 Kim Kelly
46 Kerri Strug
47 Wendy Bruce
48 Scott Keswick
49 Brandy Johnson
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