Did You Watch? – Simone Biles, Aly Raisman Qualify For All-around final


Tonight was bitter-sweet for our team USA Gymnasts, they all did well from what I saw but with regards to making it to the all-around finals, only two could go. Our girls going are Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, Gabby did not make it due to a half a point miss.

According to NBC Olympics:

The U.S. women did what was expected of them in the all-around final, hitting all 16 routines with ease, making no major mistakes and making it look fun. At the end of their subdivision, they had earned the highest team qualifying score, 185.238, by far. Second-place team China sat nearly 10 points behind the U.S. with a score of 175.279.

So it was up the all-around race to provide the drama: three of the U.S. women were eligible by dint of doing all four events in qualifications, but only two would be allowed to advance thanks to the two-per-country rule.

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas finished 1-2-3 respectively after four of five qualifications subdivisions has performed. All three broke 60 points and were at least a point ahead of the fourth place finisher, but only Biles and Raisman will move on to the all-around final.

Douglas, the 2012 Olympic champion, will not get the opportunity to defend her title.

Great job girls!


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