The Women’s Olympic Team Trials are this weekend!
You can watch all the action live on NBC.
Everything starts on Friday, July 8 at 9pm EST with Day 1 of the Olympic Trials.
Day 2 of Trials, Sunday, July 10, will air at 8:30pm EST.
Immediately following the conclusion of the Trials, the 5 member Olympic Team and 3 replacement athletes will be announced LIVE on air!
Athletes competing at the 2016 Olympic Trials include:
- Simone Biles
- Christina Desiderio
- Gabby Douglas
- Brenna Dowell
- Rachel Gowey
- Laurie Hernandez
- Amelia Hundley
- Madison Kocian
- Ashton Locklear
- Maggie Nichols
- Aly Raisman
- Emily Schild
- MyKayla Skinner
- Ragan Smith
*Alyssa Baumann announced on 6/30 that she will not be competing due to an elbow injury sustained on 6/29 while training on bars.
In a previous GBC article, Road To Rio – Olympic Team Selection Procedures, I discussed that the athlete who places first in the All-Around after both nights of competition is guaranteed a spot on the Olympic Team. The remaining 4 spots and 3 replacement athletes will be chosen by the Selection Committee immediately following the conclusion of the Trials.
Check back after night 1 of competition for updates and more.
GBC wishes all the athletes participating in the 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Trials the best of luck!
Source: usagym.org, sanjose2016.com