Who Will Compete In Qualifications and Team Finals?

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Photo: intlgymnast.com
Photo: intlgymnast.com

The Olympics are right around the corner with the gymnastics competition starting on Saturday, August 6 with the Men’s Qualification Rounds.

Gym Blog Central is making some predictions of who will compete in the Qualification Round and who will compete in the Team Finals for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team.

The Women will compete in Subdivision 4 of the Qualification Round on Sunday, August 7 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm EST on NBC.

During the Qualification Round, 4 athletes from each 5 member team will compete on each event with the top 3 scores counting toward the team score.

Here are our picks of who we think will compete for Team USA on each event during the Qualification Round.

QUALIFICATION ROUND

Vault

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Gabby Douglas

 

Bars

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Madison Kocian

 

Beam

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Gabby Douglas

 

Floor

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Gabby Douglas
U.S. Women's Olympic Team Photo: teamusa.org
U.S. Women’s Olympic Team
Photo: teamusa.org

 

After the Qualification Rounds finish, the 2 athletes from each team who rank in the top 24 in the All-Around will qualify to the All-Around Finals.

Team USA will have to compete at least 2 athletes on all 4 events in order to qualify them into the All-Around finals.  We predict that Team USA will compete Simone, Laurie, and Aly on all 4 events.

Of the 3 athletes who competed on all events during Qualification, our prediction of who will qualify for the All-Around Finals are:

ALL-AROUND FINALS

  • Simone Biles
  • Laurie Hernandez

 

The All-Around Finals will air on NBC on Thursday, August 11 from 3:00pm – 5:10pm EST.

Assuming Team USA qualifies to the Team Finals, they will have to choose 3 athletes to compete on each of the 4 events with all 3 scores counting toward the final team score.

For this pressure situation, we predict the following athletes will be chosen to compete on each event:

TEAM FINALS

Vault

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Gabby Douglas / Laurie Hernandez

 

Bars

  • Gabby Douglas
  • Lauren Hernandez
  • Madison Kocian

 

Beam

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez

 

Floor

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez

 

As we have seen in the past, anything can happen at any point leading up to each of these competitions plus fans are not privy to how each athlete is doing during training.  These are just our picks of who will compete in the Qualification Round and Team Finals plus who, based on previous competitions, will qualify for the All-Around Finals.

No matter the picks made by Martha and the U.S. Team Coaches, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team will dominate the competition as long as they go in and do what they do each and every day in training.

GO TEAM USA!

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