If Simone wins the all-around in Glasgow, does she automatically qualify for Rio?
How can Manrique Larduet qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? What about NCAA favorites Danusia Francis and Toni-Ann Williams, who are competing for Jamaica?
Unfortunately, you need a Ph.D. in FIGese to interpret the federation’s qualifications rules. To make things simpler for you, we decided to create a flowchart. Follow the lines and figure out how your favorite gymnasts will punch their tickets to Rio.
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Sadly, even if Simone wins the all-around in Glasgow, she is not guaranteed a spot at the Rio Olympics. Gymnasts’ all-around placements in Glasgow do not guarantee them spots in the 2016 Olympics.
And for gymnasts like Danusia Francis or Manrique Larduet to qualify directly to the 2016 Olympics, they must medal on an apparatus.
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