382: 2020 Olympic Qualification with Prof. Spencer

Aug 22, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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Spencer is alone this week for a comprehensive explainer of this comically complicated 2020 Olympic qualification process, answering all the questions you were too afraid to ask because you didn’t quite understand them.

THE PROCESS

  • How teams qualify to the Olympics from worlds
  • How individuals qualify to the Olympics from worlds
  • WTF the “Jade Carey route” is
  • How the all-around world cups are different from the apparatus world cups and why they matter (AHHHHH)
  • Why continental championships are so important in 2020

YOUR QUESTIONS

  • Jade Carey?
  • Sub-question: Jade Carey, Jade Carey, Jade Carey?
  • How is the US going to qualify its fifth and sixth women to the Olympics?
  • What will these non-team individuals even do at the Olympics?
  • What should the US strategy be for that second individual spot?
  • How does 2-per-country work at the Olympics with all these individuals?
  • BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF THE US WANTS JADE CAREY ON THE TEAM OF 4?!?!?!
  • Could the US send MyKayla Skinner and/or Sunisa Lee to apparatus world cups?
  • Won’t somebody PLEASE think about Becky Downie and Epke Zonerland??? (Yes.)
  • What are the best chances for the US men to get extra Olympic spots?
  • Which countries are going to end up with 6 athletes at the Olympics?
  • How could this process be better? (All the ways?)

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