National Team Rankings — July 2017

How It Works
Using all scores recorded at competitions in the last six months, each nation is given a team total based on what its best-scoring group of five senior gymnasts would score in a hypothetical 3-up, 3-count team final.

Individual’s scores may come from any official competition (they need not all be from the same meet), and whichever group of five gymnasts would produce the highest score is the one selected.

Countries that have not shown enough senior routines so far this year to fill a 3-up, 3-count team on each event (i.e., Slovenia, New Zealand, South Korea) are not included.

Rankings will be updated on the 1st of each month, and scores will expire after six months in order to provide the most up-to-date snapshot of where nations are at the current moment.

Last month’s ranking is in parentheses. The full rankings from June 1st may be found here.

1. (1) UNITED STATES – 172.083
Ragan Smith 14.433 14.400 13.266 14.000
Riley McCusker 14.600 15.050 14.200 13.500
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf 14.500 13.800 11.800 14.050
Abby Paulson 13.700 14.300 14.200 13.900
Ashton Locklear 0.000 14.750 14.000 0.000

172.083

43.533 44.200 42.400 41.950
2. (4) JAPAN – 171.150
Asuka Teramoto 14.900 13.950 14.250 13.200
Mai Murakami 14.800 13.500 14.200 14.250
Sae Miyakawa 15.100 11.950 12.700 14.100
Shiho Nakaji 14.000 13.500 14.000 13.450
Hitomi Hatakeda 14.234 14.500 13.400 13.600
171.150 44.800 41.950 42.450 41.950
Japan leapfrogs both China and Russia with some significant June scores, particularly the somewhat-suspect 14.5 that Hatakeda earned on bars in Trnava (she had been receiving 13.9s domestically), along with the season-best vault and floor scores Miyakawa recorded at the All-Japan event championships.
3. (2) RUSSIA – 170.881
Elena Eremina 14.466 14.850 14.066 13.800
Angelina Melnikova 14.466 14.400 14.050 14.100
Daria Spiridonova 13.600 14.700 13.850 13.050
Seda Tutkhalyan 14.333 13.366 13.533 13.366
Natalia Kapitonova 13.633 14.700 13.700 13.500
170.881 43.265 44.250 41.966 41.400
4. (3) CHINA – 170.265
Wang Yan 14.400 13.000 13.700 13.433
Luo Huan 13.650 14.533 14.750 13.150
Liu Tingting 13.700 14.366 15.300 13.566
Liu Jinru 14.550 12.550 12.250 12.850
Zhu Xiaofang 0.000 14.350 14.167 12.350
170.265 42.650 43.249 44.217 40.149
5. (5) GREAT BRITAIN – 168.724
Amy Tinkler 14.600 13.725 12.566 13.233
Alice Kinsella 13.750 13.391 14.050 13.150
Ellie Downie 14.950 14.400 13.550 14.066
Becky Downie 0.000 14.600 13.600 0.000
Claudia Fragapane 0.000 0.000 13.750 14.000
168.724 43.300 42.725 41.400 41.299
6. (7) GERMANY – 168.464
Kim Bui 13.750 14.533 12.733 13.566
Tabea Alt 14.466 14.350 14.066 13.500
Pauline Schaefer 14.100 13.500 14.150 13.533
Helene Schaefer 13.800 12.800 13.650 12.350
Elisabeth Seitz 13.700 14.750 13.400 12.700
168.464 42.366 43.633 41.866 40.599
Germany moves ahead of France with its scores from this month’s national championship, led by Pauline Schaefer’s season-high beam score.
7. (6) FRANCE – 168.365
M De Jesus Dos Santos 14.366 14.450 14.233 13.150
Louise Vanhille 13.700 14.033 13.550 12.866
Marine Boyer 13.950 13.033 14.900 13.600
Juliette Bossu 13.800 13.900 12.550 13.600
Coline Devillard 14.633 10.800 12.433 12.166
168.365 42.949 42.283 42.683 40.350
8. (8) CANADA – 166.437
Isabela Onyshko 13.400 12.734 14.034 13.234
Shallon Olsen 14.800 12.750 12.700 13.467
Brittany Rogers 14.250 13.634 12.600 0.000
Rose Woo 14.050 13.567 13.634 13.100
Ellie Black 14.500 13.850 14.000 13.467
166.437 43.550 41.051 41.668 40.168
9. (9) ITALY – 166.366
Giada Grisetti 14.100 13.950 13.566 12.666
Desiree Carofiglio 14.000 13.200 13.350 13.750
Martina Maggio 14.800 14.050 13.850 13.400
Sofia Busato 14.550 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lara Mori 13.600 13.100 13.300 13.800
166.366 43.450 41.200 40.766 40.950
10. (10) BRAZIL – 166.350
Rebeca Andrade 15.000 13.800 13.550 13.650
Flavia Saraiva 14.300 13.750 14.100 13.900
Thais Fidelis 13.550 12.700 13.467 13.733
Carolyne Pedro 13.950 13.000 12.900 13,100
Gleice Rodrigues 0.000 13.150 10.350 11.600
166.350 43.250 40.700 41.117 41.283
The recent selection competition finally provided Brazil will a full complement of five gymnasts, instead of trying to get by with last month’s four. The addition of Rodrigues’s bars score improved the total by a smidge, but it was not quite enough to catch Italy or Canada.
11. (11) AUSTRALIA – 165.058
Emily Little 14.750 12.775 13.233 13.400
Rianna Mizzen 14.575 14.500 13.200 12.934
Georgia-Rose Brown 13.575 13.800 13.425 13.225
Georgia Godwin 13.775 13.450 12.650 13.425
Cassidy Ercole 14.075 11.650 12.200 11.200
165.058 43.400 41.750 39.858 40.050
12. (14) BELGIUM – 163.615
Senna Deriks 13.800 14.033 12.250 13.450
Nina Derwael 13.650 14.800 13.900 12.966
Maellyse Brassart 13.800 13.300 12.933 13.066
Rune Hermans 13.600 13.566 13.400 13.133
Axelle Klinckaert 0.000 13.650 0.000 0.000
163.615 41.250 42.483 40.233 39.649
The Flanders International provided Belgium the opportunity to drive up the 2017 scores, and the opportunity was taken. Belgium improved over two full points on last month’s ranking, the most significant improvement coming on beam with three brand-new scores erasing last month’s somewhat noncompetitive total.
13. (13) NETHERLANDS – 163.549
Eythora Thorsdottir 14.100 13.600 14.850 14.000
Sanne Wevers 0.000 0.000 14.500 0.000
Tisha Volleman 14.400 12.800 12.733 13.066
Naomi Visser 13.400 12.900 13.000 12.600
Elisabeth Geurts 13.733 11.650 12.200 12.600
163.549 42.233 39.300 42.350 39.666
Similarly, the Netherlands used its national championship to improve dramatically over last month’s total (nearly two points), though it fell just short of matching Belgium’s improvement. The introduction of Naomi Visser’s June scores—12.9 on bars from nationals and 13 on beam from Flanders—accounts for much of the Netherlands’ gains.
14. (12) ROMANIA – 162.797
Catalina Ponor 0.000 0.000 14.566 13.433
Olivia Cimpian 14.266 11.966 12.366 12.966
Larisa Iordache 0.000 14.050 14.566 0.000
Laura Jurca 13.150 12.850 12.200 0.000
Ioana Crisan 13.600 13.100 13.150 13.100
162.797 41.016 40.000 42.282 39.466
A couple of the lower-tier Romanians did compete in Belgium this month, but none recorded scores high enough to get themselves into the five. Alexandra Mihai’s 13.750 on vault would be an asset, but she doesn’t have the scores on the other pieces to improve upon the current group’s total.
15. (15) SPAIN – 160.464
Claudia Colom 13.650 11.350 13.150 12.800
Nora Fernandez 13.733 13.266 13.100 12.833
Ana Perez 13.833 13.833 13.833 13.000
Paula Raya 13.466 12.933 12.100 12.366
Cintia Rodriguez 12.933 12.733 13.200 13.200
160.464 41.216 40.032 40.183 39.033
Ana Perez’s successful showing on beam and floor in Flanders bumped up Spain’s team total by about a point overall, but there’s quite a gap between Spain and the top 14, so it did not change the ultimate placement.
16. (16) HUNGARY – 159.372
Zsofia Kovacs 14.600 14.734 13.967 13.067
Dorina Boczogo 0.000 11.267 12.934 12.900
Dalia Al-Salty 13.034 11.900 12.567 12.450
Boglarka Devai 14.467 12.234 12.000 12.334
Noemi Jakab 12.567 12.334 11.967 12.534
159.372 42.101 39.302 39.468 38.501
17. (17) MEXICO – 157.672
Nicolle Castro 14.000 13.050 12.566 13.100
Jimena Moreno 13.466 12.850 12.550 12.740
Karla Vielma 13.600 12.200 12.950 12.760
Mariana Almeida 13.766 11.550 12.200 13.030
Ahtziri Sandoval 13.750 13.300 11.534 11.700
157.672 41.516 39.200 38.066 38.890
18. (18) NORTH KOREA – 157.175
Kim Su Jong 14.450 13.250 12.200 13.250
Pyon Rye Yong 14.375 11.400 13.100 12.650
Jong Un Gyong 13.400 12.100 0.000 12.700
Kim Won Yong 13.400 0.000 12.150 12.400
Jon Jang Mi 0.000 13.350 12.350 0.000
157.175 42.225 38.700 37.650 38.600
19. (20) SWITZERLAND – 156.662
Ilaria Kaeslin 13.433 12.633 13.033 13.100
Caterina Barloggio 12.150 12.800 12.100 11.750
Fabienne Studer 13.466 12.866 12.566 11.833
Lynn Genhart 13.400 12.866 12.833 12.666
Thea Brogli 13.566 12.066 13.200 12.833
156.662 40.465 38.532 39.066 38.599
A significant performance from Thea Brogli in Flanders—improving her previous year-bests on all four events—gave Switzerland a lift of nearly a point and a half, enough to leapfrog Ukraine.
20. (22) CZECH REPUBLIC – 156.600
Karolina Bartunkova 13.000 9.350 7.600 11.550
Veronika Cenkova 12.800 12.900 13.200 13.200
Vendula Merkova 12.400 12.600 13.500 13.000
Lucie Jirikova 13.200 12.850 12.200 12.950
Aneta Holasova 12.400 12.900 13.100 12.450
156.600 39.000 38.650 39.800 39.150
A national championship (sans Merkovas) nonetheless provided the Czech Republic with a hearty new crop of scores to increase June’s total by over three points and gain two ranking spots. Cenkova, Jirikova, and Holasova all improved tremendously over their previous 2017 highs, and the 13 vault from Bartunkova proves a welcome addition to the picture.
21. (19) UKRAINE – 156.291
Diana Varinska 0.000 13.933 12.550 12.900
Yana Fedorova 13.800 12.700 12.200 13.150
Valeria Osipova 13.558 12.600 12.500 12.400
Anastasia Beliaeva 13.350 11.350 12.550 12.350
Valeria Iarmolenko 12.000 11.750 11.350 12.700
156.291 40.708 39.233 37.600 38.750
22. (21) POLAND – 154.749
Gabriela Janik 14.033 13.400 12.933 13.100
Paula Plichta 13.467 9.950 12.333 12.733
Wictoria Lopuszanska 13.400 9.600 11.950 11.450
Klara Kopec 12.250 11.650 12.767 11.633
Alma Kuc 0.000 13.300 0.000 0.000
154.749 40.900 38.350 38.033 37.466
23. (23) ICELAND – 153.050
Andrea Orradottir 13.150 10.200 12.050 12.200
Agnes Suto 13.400 12.250 12.450 12.350
Dominiqua Belanyi 12.966 12.850 12.950 12.500
Irina Sazonova 13.400 12.850 12.550 12.350
Tinna Odinsdottir 12.933 12.100 12.450 11.750
153.050 39.950 37.950 37.950 37.200
24. (24) PORTUGAL – 152.799
Mariana Marianito 13.150 10.800 12.550 12.400
Beatriz Dias 13.250 10.000 12.400 12.250
Filipa Martins 13.500 13.666 13.500 13.250
Mariana Carvalho 13.000 11.633 12.250 11.450
Leonor Feijo 12.250 11.200 12.450 11.800
152.799 39.900 36.499 38.500 37.900
25. (NR) CUBA – 152.450
Yesenia Ferrera 14.350 12.850 13.350 14.000
Marcia Videaux 13.450 13.200 12.650 13.000
Yumila Rodriguez 12.900 9.250 11.100 11.750
Norma Zamora 13.450 0.000 11.150 11.650
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
152.450 41.250 35.300 37.150 38.750
Ferrera’s return from the wilderness and Cuba’s season debut at the Central American Festival saw the nation go from unranked all the way up to 25th, and still without a fifth member contributing scores.
26. (29) NORWAY – 151.750
Julie Soderstrom 13.350 12.000 12.400 12.350
Martine Skregelid 13.800 12.300 12.550 12.100
Solveig Berg 12.550 11.900 12.450 12.050
Victoria Bo 12.250 11.500 11.350 12.500
Thea Nygaard 13.100 11.600 12.500 12.950
151.750 40.250 36.200 37.500 37.800
Norway’s own national championship proved helpful in its raqnking quest, increasing the team total by two points largely on account of the performances of co-champions Skregelid and Nygaard.
27. (26) AUSTRIA – 151.500
Jasmin Mader 13.550 12.700 12.250 12.266
Bianca Frysak 12.700 12.100 11.750 12.400
Marlies Mannersdorfer 13.000 12.100 12.800 12.650
Beatrice Stritzl 12.900 11.250 10.467 12.500
Christina Meixner 12.100 7.550 12.550 11.500
151.500 39.450 36.900 37.600 37.550
A big beam score from Mannersdorfer in the finals at Flanders accounts for Austria’s gain of a point over last month.
28. (25) MALAYSIA – 150.982
Tan Ing Yueh 13.325 11.650 12.500 12.675
Ang Tracie 13.200 12.050 11.966 12.566
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi 13.250 12.250 11.350 13.550
Li Wen Rachel Yeoh 12.250 11.750 11.800 11.000
Azmi Nur Eli Ellina 12.400 10.500 11.900 12.350
150.982 39.775 36.050 36.366 38.791
29. (27) AZERBAIJAN – 150.416
Marina Nekrasova 13.800 10.500 13.100 13.100
Maria Smirnova 13.200 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yulia Inshina 13.266 12.300 12.250 13.100
Ekaterina Tishkova 12.766 12.400 11.100 12.300
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
150.416 40.266 35.200 36.450 38.500
30. (32) IRELAND – 149.994
Meaghan Smith 13.000 10.667 11.260 12.634
Tara Donnelly 13.350 11.800 13.050 12.250
Chloe Donnelly 13.050 8.800 12.700 12.100
Casey Bell 13.100 12.500 0.000 0.000
Paulina Wiktorczyk 0.000 12.200 10.960 0.000
149.994 39.500 36.500 37.010 36.984
The scores from the Donnellys—most significantly on beam—at the NatWest Games gave Ireland a four-point boost over last month to move into the top 30.
31. (38) PUERTO RICO – 149.969
Andrea Maldonado 13.867 11.850 12.834 13.134
Karelys Diaz 12.950 10.800 11.934 12.450
Nicole Diaz 12.334 10.300 9.634 12.250
Paula Mejias 13.000 11.500 11.500 13.050
Bianca Leon 12.750 0.000 12.600 0.000
149.989 39.817 34.150 37.368 38.634
Paula Mejias made her 2017 debut at the Central American Festival, which gave Puerto Rico a full complement of routines, in turn gaining a whopping 10 total points and 7 ranking spots.
32. (28) GREECE – 149.816
Argyro Afrat 13.600 12.900 13.150 12.600
Paraskevi Arvanitaki 11.400 9.800 11.250 11.900
Alexandra Emeinidou 12.900 3.000 11.050 11.200
Vasiliki Millousi 0.000 12.600 13.900 0.000
Ioanna Xoulogi 0.000 0.000 12.366 12.700
149.816 37.900 35.300 39.416 37.200
33. (NR) SLOVAKIA – 149.116
Barbora Mokosova 13.800 13.667 13.400 13.033
Ema Kuklovska 13.000 10.200 12.000 11.200
Dominika Korpova 11.650 11.533 11.367 11.967
Viktoria Vydurekova 12.750 10.067 11.067 11.033
Maria Homolova 0.000 0.000 12.733 0.000
149.116 39.383 35.400 38.133 36.200
Tranava finally provided Slovakia with enough routines to get a team score beginning this month, debuting at #33.
34. (NR) COLOMBIA – 148.250
Melba Avendano 13.350 12.300 10.600 12.900
Dayana Ardila 13.800 11.800 11.400 11.900
Ginna Escobar 13.650 9.850 12.300 12.900
Valentina Pardo 12.500 11.350 0.000 11.500
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
148.250 40.800 35.450 34.300 37.700
Colombia’s high scores on vault and floor at the Central American Festival led to a strong opening in the rankings, with room to move further up.
35. (30) TURKEY – 147.683
Doga Ketenci 13.100 9.133 11.233 12.433
Ekin Morova 13.000 11.900 11.333 12.400
Demet Mutlu 13.550 12.750 11.050 12.700
Goksu Uctas Sanli 0.000 1.400 12.900 13.050
Cagla Altundemir 12.300 9.200 11.767 11.400
147.683 39.650 33.850 36.000 38.183
Turkey sent a couple gymnasts to Trnava, providing the scores to gain a couple tenths over last month’s total but not enough to improve in the rankings.
36. (31) FINLAND – 146.250
Rosanna Ojala 13.166 11.300 11.600 11.900
Wilma Malin 13.250 11.467 9.600 11.600
Maija Leinonen 13.267 12.300 12.233 11.966
Annika Urvikko 13.200 10.933 11.467 12.100
Helmi Murto 12.500 10.100 11.150 12.100
146.250 39.717 35.067 35.300 36.166
37. (33) DENMARK – 144.999
Victoria Gilberg 11.500 11.450 12.050 12.450
Mette Hulgaard 13.150 12.950 11.800 12.350
Freja Frandsen 12.700 8.800 8.250 11.100
Ida Holst 13,100 8.400 0.000 0.000
Marie Skammelsen 0.000 11.166 10.733 0.000
144.999 38.950 35.566 34.583 35.900
38. (34) SINGAPORE – 143.530
Nadine Joy Nathan 13.000 11.766 11.950 11.700
Janessa Dai 12.750 11.266 10.666 11.700
Colette Chan 12.350 11.166 11.566 12.000
Zeng Qiyan 12.500 11.133 10.366 11.566
Kelsie Muir 12.900 10.133 11.500 11.966
143.530 38.650 34.198 35.016 35.666
39. (35) BELARUS – 143.510
Hanna Traukova 13.000 11.700 12.950 12.450
Svietlana Lifenka 13.000 9.330 11.730 12.300
Natalia Malaeva 12.400 8.600 10.666 10.950
Viktoria Zhuk 12.150 6.600 12.730 8.850
Dziyana Hramko 12.400 10.970 4.700 10.450
143.510 38.400 32.000 37.410 35.700
40. (NR) SWEDEN – 143.350
Marcela Torres 13.150 11.650 11.700 12.500
Sigrid Risberg 12.250 11.950 7.450 12.450
Lilia Meisel 12.200 9.700 11.150 10.850
Alva Eriksson 11.150 11.050 9.000 11.350
Sofia Malmgren 12.800 0.000 11.100 11.600
143.350 38.200 34.650 33.950 36.550
Sweden has not sent any gymnasts to any competitions this year, but this month’s national championship provided more than enough scores for Sweden to have a team total and enter the rankings.
41. (36) CHINESE TAIPEI – 142.675
Fang Ko Ching 13.500 11.450 12.600 12.200
Lai Pin Ju 12.900 9.650 13.175 11.850
Chen Feng Chih 12.450 10.300 10.650 10.750
Wu Sing Feng 13.300 8.450 10.700 11.050
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
142.675 39.700 31.400 36.475 35.100
42. (37) ISRAEL – 142.091
Ofir Netzer 13.000 10.900 11.625 11.200
Gaya Giladi 13.550 0.000 0.000 12.000
Tzuf Feldon 12.200 0.000 11.750 11.800
Shailee Weiss 13.366 10.300 11.133 10.725
Ofir Kremer 0.000 10.200 12.400 0.000
142.091 39.916 31.400 35.775 35.000
43. (NR) COSTA RICA – 141.450
Heika Del Sol Salas 13.300 11.850 11.550 12.150
Franciny Morales 12.850 11.200 11.650 10.950
Mariana Andrade 11.250 11.600 10.900 11.150
Ariana Castaneda 12.300 11.150 8.500 9.750
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
141.450 38.450 34.650 34.100 34.250
As with many other nations, the Central American Festival provided Costa Rica with a lovely opportunity to send a team to an international competition competition and record a full set of scores. While the ranking isn’t high, it’s encouraging to see the possibility of a full team, which we don’t often get from Costa Rica.
44. (NR) VENEZUELA – 138.750
Milca Leon 12.600 11.300 9.800 11.300
Pamela Arriojas 12.000 10.550 11.650 10.650
Karla Escorche 12.750 10.550 9.800 11.450
Eliana Gonzalez 13.450 7.650 11.500 11.850
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
138.750 38.800 32.400 32.950 34.600
45. (39) INDIA – 136.250
Pranati Nayak 13.250 9.250 12.500 10.950
Aruna Budda Reddy 13.500 8.750 9.500 11.650
Dwija Asher 12.300 10.300 0.000 11.100
Pranati Das 0.000 10.750 11.050 10.350
Swastika Ganguly 12.200 0.000 9.650 0.000
136.250 39.050 30.300 33.200 33.700
46. (40) BULGARIA – 135.473
Greta Banishka 13.341 10.483 12.333 12.100
Desislava Todorova 12.333 9.400 10.800 11.666
Valentina Rashkova 12.600 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yoana Yankova 12.450 8.500 12.200 9.700
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
135.473 38.391 28.383 35.233 33.466
47. (NR) GUATEMALA – 134.400
Ana Palacios 13.350 8.450 10.850 12.550
Marcela Bonifasi 11.250 9.500 11.600 12.400
Katherine Godinez 12.400 9.050 11.400 11.600
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
134.400 37.000 27.000 33.850 36.550
48. (41) PHILIPPINES – 133.100
Kaitlin DeGuzman 11.950 10.000 11.450 12.200
Cristina Onofre 12.500 9.450 10.900 11.650
Katrina Evangelista 10.800 8.800 10.750 10.850
Mariana Hermoso 0.000 8.450 10.000 11.400
Rachelle Arellano 12.050 0.000 0.000 0.000
133.100 36.500 28.250 33.100 35.250
49. (42) KAZAKHSTAN – 131.883
Anna Geidt 11.833 11.150 9.550 11.450
Yekaterina Chiukina 12.000 9.600 12.100 11.600
Zhanerke Duisek 11.800 9.850 9.900 11.050
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
131.883 35.633 30.600 31.550 34.100
50. (NR) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 130.400
Yamilet Pena 14.050 12.350 10.350 11.800
Sandra Contreras 12.050 7.750 10.100 11.400
Alonda Echavarria 11.450 10.200 7.650 11.250
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
130.400 37.550 30.300 28.100 34.450
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15 thoughts on “National Team Rankings — July 2017”

  1. KIm Bui had a 13.566 (5.2, 8.366) on floor at the European Championships in Event Finals. (here her highest floor score ist listed as 13.4)

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  2. US is not ranked #1 on any event…rather shocking and unbelievable. We had better pray Simone comes back because, otherwise, that gold in Tokyo is looking very perilous at the moment.

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    1. Most countries have had more gymnasts compete, the US seems to hate early competitions other than American Cup and Jesolo.

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      1. Also bear in mind that several of the juniors coming up have outscored the US seniors (and everyone else in the world) so they are looking ok for team competition in 2018. (In addition to two of the current top US seniors who have competed not even having scores from a fully “hit” meet, i.e. Smith and mccusker)

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    2. Aren’t they on floor? Joint with Japan? Tokyo is a bit far away to be quite so full of doom haha. Although if US gold isn’t now a dead certainty, it will definitely make competitions more interesting… But I’m fairly sure they’ll round into form for autumn.

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      1. Yes, she does. However, i’m not sure she has the scores on other evenrs to crack into the top 5. A shame since she could medal on vault at worlds, and I live 20 minutes away from where shw trains. GO JORDAN!

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    3. Funny thing is at about this time 4 years ago Simone fell twice and had a wobbly beam set at Secret Classic, and people were saying she was a train wreck and the US should move onto other gymnasts. Quite a lot can change in 3 years.

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    4. We don’t really need Simone. We have an army of amazing Juniors coming up such as Gabby Perea and Mailie O’keefe. Yes, Simone would be amazing to have back, but we could easily win without her. And we are #1 on bars, right? Ironic.

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  3. It’s crazy that Sydney J-S makes this hypothetical team and (last I checked) she isn’t on the US national team. Valero better hop on that.

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  4. It’s crazy that Sydney J-S makes this hypothetical team and (last I checked) she isn’t on the US national team. Valero better hop on that.

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  5. It’s crazy that Sydney J-S makes this hypothetical team and (last I checked) she isn’t on the US national team. Valero better hop on that.

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  6. They don’t name this year’s team until after Championships. She was on 2 years ago and then didn’t compete Championships last year. They had plenty of other bodies, so no reason to name her. Assuming she shows well at Championships, I would expect her back.

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  7. Which makes me wonder – Maggie is listed as retired, although in a recent interview she says Tokyo is still under consideration, but Skinner is still listed on National Team. I would expect she will fall off after Championships. Gabby and Ali both were off the year after the Olympics, so being off a year means nothing in the long run. Since Sydney wasn’t representing Team USA, she didn’t have to be on the Team to compete at Reykjavik International Game. I think if you are on Team USA, you need their permission to compete anywhere they don’t send you. So, my take is inot being on team was in her favor – and may have been on purpose – that way she was able to get international competition experience but they didn’t have to use a spot at one of few meets they do let people compete.

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