Road to Olympic Gold Revealed

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Photo: theolympicssports.com
Photo: theolympicssports.com

The Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) has released the event draw for both the Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics qualification rounds at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio!

A total of 98 gymnasts, 12 teams of 5 athletes and 38 individuals, will be competing in the qualification rounds in their attempt to make it to Team Finals, All-Around Finals, and Event Finals in both the Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics competitions.

There will be 3 subdivisions of competition for Men’s qualification and 5 subdivisions in the Women’s qualification rounds.  The US Men will compete in Subdivision 2 along with Great Britain, France, Germany, and 2 mixed groups.  The US Women will compete in Subdivision 4 with the Netherlands and 2 mixed group.

The US Men will begin their quest for Team Gold on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1:30pm EST on Vault while the US Women will begin their defense of their Olympic Team title on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4:30pm EST on Floor.

Simone Biles, All-Around Olympic Hopeful Photo: nbcolympics.com
Simone Biles, All-Around Olympic Hopeful
Photo: nbcolympics.com

From these qualification rounds;

  • 8 Men’s teams and Women’s teams will advance into the Team Finals
  • 24 individuals (only 2 per country) will advance to the All-Around Finals
  • 8 gymnasts (only 2 per country) will advance onto Apparatus Finals

 

Qualification information for Rhythmic Gymnastics and Men’s & Women’s Trampoline was also released.  Out of 26 women competing in the qualification round of Rhythmic Gymnastics, only 10 will advance to the All-Around Finals.  14 Rhythmic Groups will battle it out for only 8 spots in finals. In Trampoline, 16 Men and 16 Women will compete in their qualification rounds for coveted spots in Finals.

Livestreaming of all Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics qualification rounds can be found at nbcolympics.com.

A complete competition schedule of all gymnastics disciplines can be viewed in the previously posted article, Mark Your Olympic Calendar.

Sources: nbcolympics.com, fig-gymnastics.com, fig-docs.com

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