Leanne Wong Named to U.S. Olympic Team as Replacement Athlete

by Daisy

Leanne Wong, a rising senior at the University of Florida, has secured her second consecutive Olympic berth as a replacement athlete for the U.S. Gymnastics team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Wong, who previously served as a replacement athlete for the U.S. team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, earned her spot following the final day of the 2024 Olympic Trials held at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Olympic Team Announced

The official U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team for the 2024 Olympics includes:


Simone Biles (automatic berth as Olympic Trials all-around champion)
Sunisa Lee
Jordan Chiles
Jade Carey
Hezley Rivera
Leanne Wong and Joscelyn Roberson have been named as replacement athletes.


Olympic Trials Performance

During the Olympic Trials, Wong showed significant improvement on Day 2. She achieved notable scores in her events, particularly improving on vault, balance beam, and floor exercise. Her performance highlights included:


Vault: 14.45 (Day 1) → 14.50 (Day 2)
Bars: 13.925 (Day 1) → 13.900 (Day 2)
Beam: 13.225 (Day 1) → 13.650 (Day 2)
Floor: 13.15 (Day 1) → 13.625 (Day 2)
All-Around: 54.75 (Day 1) → 55.675 (Day 2)
Wong’s impressive showing included a Cheng vault, earning the third-highest vault mark of the evening.

Leanne Wong’s Journey

Leanne Wong’s gymnastics career includes a string of accomplishments:

2024 NCAA Championships: Won the uneven bars title and was a top-two finisher in the all-around and vault.
World Championships: Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team in 2022 and 2023, and earned all-around silver in 2021.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Served as a replacement athlete.
2024 Olympic Trials: Earned a replacement athlete spot for the Paris Olympics.

Upcoming Olympic Schedule

The 2024 Summer Olympics will commence on July 28. Key dates for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics events include:

July 28: Women’s Qualifications (USA in Subdivision 2, starting on balance beam)
July 30: Women’s Team Final at 12:15 p.m.
August 3: Women’s All-Around Final at 9:30 a.m.
August 4 & 5: Apparatus Finals

How to Watch

The Olympics will be broadcast on NBC and streaming on Peacock. Check local listings for specific times and channels.

About Leanne Wong

Leanne Wong’s dedication and performance have marked her as a prominent gymnast. With a strong background in both collegiate and international gymnastics, Wong’s continued presence on the U.S. team showcases her resilience and skill in the sport.


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