Things Are Happening – January 14, 2021

A. Stuttgart World Cup Canceled

Stuttgart, one of the three remaining all-around world cups in the Olympic qualification series, has said a big old NOPE to hosting the event this March. Per the FIG, they’re still hoping to find a different city in Germany to host the event (k…….) so that the process can go ahead as planned. Ish.

According to my frenemy, the 2020ONEST Olympic qualification procedures, the all-around series can go ahead and count if only three events are held instead of the planned four, but that would hinge on the Birmingham event still happening, which is—to put it mildly—a question mark at this point. If Birmingham can’t be held and no replacement hosts are found, then the series would contain just two events, the 2020 American Cup and the 2021 Tokyo World Cup planned for May. The Tokyo World Cup is also the Olympic Test Event, so if that can’t happen, we’re in much deeper water.

If there are just two events, the series wouldn’t count and the theoretical Olympic spots awarded from this series would be reallocated to “the highest ranked eligible NOC based on the team ranking results of Qualifications of the 2019 World Championships.” So, since all the countries are eligible for the spot at this point, the general consensus seems to be this means the top three from qualification at worlds. That would be USA, China, and Russia for the women and Russia, China, Japan for the men.

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NCAA Week 2 – Schedule and Links

Friday, January 15
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Denver @ Iowa State LINK ESPN+
4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT – Iowa @ Minnesota LINK BTN
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Illinois @ Nebraska LINK BTN+
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Pittsburgh @ NC State LINK ACCN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [7] Georgia @ [1] Florida LINK SEC+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [9] Auburn @ [8] Kentucky LINK SECN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Boise State @ Oregon State   FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [4] Alabama @ [14] Missouri LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [5] LSU @ [6] Arkansas LINK SECN
Saturday, January 16
Scores Stream
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – Ohio State @ Michigan** LINK BTN+
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – [10] BYU @ [11] Arizona State LINK FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Towson, Eastern Michigan @ Temple LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Lindenwood, SEMO @ TWU LINK FREE
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – Air Force @ [13] Southern Utah LINK FREE
Sunday, January 17
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Bowling Green @ Kent State LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [3] Utah @ [2] Oklahoma LINK ESPN2
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Maryland @ Penn State LINK BTN

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

**Rutgers has withdrawn from this meet due to incidences of COVID on the team.

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Top Scores of Week 1

Typically, this is an account of the routines that received a 10 from at least one judge, but as there were just three of those in week one (ahh, a light week), I’ll take us through everything that received a 10 or a 9.950 from at least one judge. And by me, I mean Gymnastea on YouTube.

The 10s

Kiya Johnson – Floor – LSU

The 9.975s

Trinity Thomas – Vault – Florida

Haleigh Bryant – Floor – LSU

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