Who’s Going to the Olympics?

Here, I’m tracking the athletes who are going to the Olympics and the path through which they are qualified. I’ll keep this in a tab at the top and update it as we learn more.


United States Team1. Simone Biles
2. Sunisa Lee
3. Jordan Chiles
4. Grace McCallum
China Team1. Zhang Jin
2. Lu Yufei
3. Ou Yushan
4. Tang Xijing
Russia Team1. Viktoria Listunova
2. Vladislava Urazova
3. Angelina Melnikova
4. Lilia Akhaimova (TBC)*
France Team1. Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos
2. Carolann Heduit
3. Marine Boyer
4. Aline Friess
Canada Team1. Ellie Black
2. Ava Stewart
3. Brooklyn Moors
4. Shallon Olsen
Netherlands Team1. Eythora Thorsdottir
2. Sanne Wevers
3. Lieke Wevers
4. Vera Van Pol
Great Britain Team1. Jessica Gadirova
2. Jennifer Gadirova
3. Alice Kinsella
4. Amelie Morgan
Italy Team1. Giorgia Villa
2. Alice D’Amato
3. Martina Maggio
4. Asia D’Amato
Germany Team1. Elisabeth Seitz
2. Sarah Voss
3. Pauline Schäfer
4. Kim Bui
Belgium Team1. Nina Derwael
2. Maellyse Brassart
3. Jutta Verkest
4. Lisa Vaelen
Japan Team1. Murakami Mai
2. Hatakeda Hitomi
3. Hiraiwa Yuna
4. Sugihara Aiko
Spain Team1. Roxana Popa
2. Laura Bechdeju
3. Alba Petisco
4. Marina Gonzalez
Individuals – 20
(2019 All-Around)
1. Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
2. Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
3. Georgia Godwin (AUS)
4. Diana Varinska (UKR)
5. Lee Yun Seo (KOR)
6. Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
7. Martina Dominici (ARG)
8. Alexa Moreno (MEX)
9. Danusia Francis (JAM)
10. Kim Su Jong (PRK)
11. Aneta Holsaova (CZE)
12. Marcia Vidiaux (CUB)
13. Maria Holbura (ROU)
14. Elisa Hämmerle (AUT)
15. Anastasia Alistratava (BLR)
16. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (MAS)
17. Mandy Mohamed (EGY)
18. Nazli Savranbasi (TUR)
19. Barbora Mokosova (SVK)
20. Filipa Martins (POR)
Individuals – 12
(2019 Event Finals)
1. Yeo Seojeong (KOR)
**The remaining 11 unused spots
were put back in the all-around pool
Individuals – 11
(2019 All-Around –
reallocated from unused
event finals spots)
1. Ana Derek (CRO)
2. Caitlin Rooskrantz (RSA)
3. Jonna Adlerteg (SWE)
4. Gabriela Janik (POL)
5. Simona Castro (CHI)
6. Lihie Raz (ISR)
7. Julie Erichsen (NOR)
8. Ariana Orrego (PER)
9. Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
10. Ting Hua-Tien (TPE)
11. Marina Nekrasova (AZE)
Individuals – 4
(2019 All-Around –
reallocated from Japan’s
unused host country spot

and withdrawals)
1. Tan Sze En (SGP)
2. Megan Ryan (IRL)
3. Hanna Traukova (BLR)
4. Abigail Magistrati (ARG)
Individuals – 4
(Apparatus World Cup
Series winners)
VT – Jade Carey (USA)
UB – Fan Yilin (CHN)
BB – Urara Ashikawa (JPN)
FX – Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Individuals – 3
(Spots awarded following
cancellation of All-Around
World Cup Series
1. MyKayla Skinner (USA)
2. Guan Chenchen (CHN)
3. Anastasia Iliankova (RUS)
Individuals – 2
(2021 European Championships)
1. Elena Gerasimova (RUS) – (TBC)*
2. Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Individuals – 2
(2019 All-Around – next two
Asian athletes on list due to no
2021 Asian Championship)
1. Milka Gehani (SRI)
2. Pranati Nayak (IND)
Individuals – 1
(2021 Oceania Championships)
1. Emily Whitehead (AUS)
Individuals – 2
(2021 African Championships)
1. Zeina Ibrahim (EGY)
2. Naveen Daries (RSA)
Individuals – 2
(2021 Pan Am Championships)
1. Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
2. Luciana Alvarado (CRC)
Individuals – 1
(Tripartite Commission for
under-represented nations)
1. Raegan Rutty (CAY)

The next alternates for general spots from the 2019 all-around standings are Maria Kharenkova (GEO), Argyro Afrati (GRE), and Maia Fishwick (NZL).


Russia Team1. Nikita Nagornyy
2. David Belyavskiy
3. Alexander Kartsev
4. Artur Dalaloyan
China Team1. Xiao Ruoteng
2. Sun Wei
3. Zou Jingyuan
4. Lin Chaopan
Japan Team1. Hashimoto Daiki
2. Kaya Kazuma
3. Tanigawa Wataru
4. Kitazono Takeru
Ukraine Team1. Petro Pakhniuk
2. Igor Radivilov
3. Ilia Kovtun
4. Yevgen Yudenkov
Great Britain Team1. James Hall
2. Joe Fraser
3. Giarnni Regini-Moran
4. Max Whitlock
Switzerland Team1. Pablo Brägger
2. Eddy Yusof
3. Christian Baumann
4. Benjamin Gischard
United States Team1. Brody Malone
2. Yul Moldauer
3. Sam Mikulak
4. Shan Wiskus
Taiwan Team1. Lee Chih Kai
2. Tang Chia Hung
3. Shaio Yu Jan
4. Yu Chao Wei
South Korea Team1. Yang Hak Seon
2. Ryu Sung Hyun
3. Lee Jun Ho
4. Kim Han Sol
Brazil Team1. Arthur Nory
2. Caio Souza
3. Diogo Soares
4. Francisco Barretto
Spain Team1. Nestor Abad
2. Joel Plata
3. Nicolau Mir
4. Thierno Diallo
Germany Team1. Lukas Dauser
2. Philipp Herder
3. Andreas Toba
4. Nils Dunkel
Individuals – 12
(2019 All-Around)
1. Carlos Yulo (PHI)
2. Manrique Larduet (CUB)
3. Ludovico Edalli (ITA)
4. Milad Karimi (KAZ)
5. Loris Frasca (FRA)
6. Robert Tvorogal (LTU)
7. Alexander Shatilov (ISR)
8. Ferhat Arican (TUR)
9. Artur Davtyan (ARM)
10. David Huddleston (BUL)
11. Bart Deurloo (NED)
12. Daniel Corral (MEX)
Individuals – 18
(2019 Event Finals)
1. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR)
2. Rhys McClenaghan (IRL)
3. Cyril Tommasone (FRA)
4. Ibrahim Colak (TUR)
5. Marco Lodadio (ITA)
6. Samir Ait Said (FRA)
7. Marian Dragulescu (ROU)
8. Le Thanh Tung (VIE)
9. Shek Wai Hung (HKG)
10. Ahmet Onder (TUR)
11. Tin Srbic (CRO)
12. Tyson Bull (AUS)
**The remaining 6 unused spots
were put back in the all-around pool
Individuals – 6
(2019 All-Around –
reallocated from unused
event finals spots)
1. Rene Cournoyer (CAN)
2. Rasuljon Abdurakhimov (UZB)
3. Marios Georgiou (CYP)
4. Ivan Tikhonov (AZE)
5. David Rumbutis (SWE)
6. Andrey Likhovitskiy (BLR)
Individuals – 3
(2019 All-Around –
reallocated from Japan’s
unused host country spot
Likhovitskiy’s withdrawal
and Larduet’s withdrawal)
1. Sofus Heggemsnes (NOR)
2. David Jessen (CZE)
3. Tomas Gonzalez (CHI)
Individuals – 6
(Apparatus World Cup
Series winners)
FX – Rayderley Zapata (ESP)
PH – Kameyama Kohei (JPN)
SR – Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE)
VT – Shin Jae Hwan (KOR)
PB – You Hao (CHN)
HB – Epke Zonderland (NED)
Individuals – 3
(Spots awarded following
cancellation of All-Around
World Cup Series
1. Denis Abliazin (RUS)
2. Liu Yang (CHN)
3. Uchimura Kohei (JPN)
Individuals – 2
(2021 European Championships)
1. Vladislav Poliashov (RUS)
2. Adem Asil (TUR)
Individuals – 2
(2019 All-Around – next two
Asian athletes on list due to no
2021 Asian Championship)
1. Dinh Phuong Thanh (VIE)
2. Loo Phay Xing (MAS)
Individuals – 1
(2021 Oceania Championships)
1. Misha Koudinov (NZL)
Individuals – 2
(2021 African Championships)
1. Omar Mohamed (EGY)
2. Uche Eke (NGR)
Individuals – 2
(2021 Pan Am Championships)
1. Alec Yoder (USA)
2. Arthur Zanetti (BRA)
Individuals – 1
(Tripartite Commission for
under-represented nations)
1. Matvei Petrov (ALB)

The next alternates for general spots from the 2019 all-around standings are Andrei Muntean (ROU) and Luka Van Den Keybus (BEL).

32 thoughts on “Who’s Going to the Olympics?”

  1. To be honest this is what people need to see as it’s way easier to understand lol. I STILL see people say “it’s too bad the US women can only take 4 athletes” so this is helpful plus it’ll be fun to see who gets inserted to each spot as championships/trials start happening. Even as something like classics happens names will start be added into the “maybe” list.

  2. Still don’t understand why FIG didn’t give the Asian spots to the next-ranked Asian teams (Japan and South Korea).

    And in general I think this system was geared too much towards AAers and not specialists. I would have liked to see top 3 individual gymnasts per event qualify regardless of whether they made the EF or not.

    1. Those suggestions would have made too much sense for the FIG.

    2. Yep, someone in the top 10-15 on an event is far more qualified than someone placing near 100th in the all around qualifications.

    1. The why is unclear. But it appears that he said on social media that he hasn’t been training and won’t be going. If you search papaliukin on Twitter, he has screen shots. He also has some theories on why, but they are just theories, I don’t know that anyone knows why at this point.

      After the homophobic stuff he said a couple of years ago, I can’t say I will miss him.

  3. How confusing…you need to have a chart like this to figure out things. Let’s go back to the way things were say in 1996. 7 per team for top 12 nations…I understand they want parity but no other sport does this convoluted system of picking people to go to the Olympics. Besides..the only individuals that I see having a chance for medals are Iordache and Steibgrubber.

    1. That’s very myopic of you. They were countries other than the top 12 teams who sent gymnasts in 1996 as well you know.

      Either way, it’s nice that you only care about countries who can qualify a team 🙄

      1. How quickly some people forget Eileen Diaz’s compulsory floor and Elfi’s cringeworthy commentary…

      2. No one who suffered through decades of it could ever forget HELLFI’s cringeworthy commentary. It’s rare for anyone to be so mediocre *and* such a cunt simultaneously!

    2. The men’s individuals certainly have a chance at medals.

  4. I know it’s real, but still absolutely gutted to see Manrique Larduet’s name with a line through it.

  5. As confusing as the qualification is, it seemed like it might have somewhat achieved its original objective. Especially on the men’s side – it looks like there are a lot of 1 even specialists that have a real shot at a medal qualified through the 2019 world’s individual method (Sribic, Rhys). Still strange that it was based on 2019 worlds and not 2020 (in my opinion) but I guessed that actually worked out this time!

    1. It failed spectacularly on the women’s side though. It needed to have been structured where all 12 or 18 event spots were given out based on final rankings (taking into account qualification scores if needed to reach 3 athletes). The biggest failure of this system is having going so far down the all-around qualification list to fill the quotas. I know you need diversity at the Olympics, but weigh it more towards athletes who have at least a chance at an event final.

  6. Questons:
    1. Why isn’t Japan using their host nation spot??
    2. How will the (1) all-around spot that is awarded to the USA be awarded?
    Thank you, this is great!

    1. 1. Japan would only have been rewarded that spot IF they hadn’t qualified a team to the olympics. since they did (barely) that spot goes back into the pool. It’s too bad the asian championships aren’t happening because i feel like Japan would have had a really strong shot of earning its 6th spot to the olympics since Mai was technically eligible to earn that spot. Oh well.
      2. The spot USA earned through the AA world cups can be used in any way they choose for any gymnast since it is not a named spot. It could be an AAer, or a specialist or whatever they choose.

    1. Nothing has happened to her. North Korea is bailing on the Olympics so that they can continue pretending they have zero cases of covid in the country.

  7. North Korea withdrawing is so sad to me. Would love to see them qualify a full team to the Olympics in 2024. They definitely had the talent to do it in 2019 but nowhere near enough competitive experience to handle that kind of pressure

  8. Did I miss something? I was under the impression that Miyachi can still outscored Zonderland.

    1. Japan announced after his fall in Melbourne 2020 that they would no longer send him. At the time, they probably assumed they could qualify a non-nominative spot from the Asian championships, but those have now been cancelled. Maybe they’ll send him for Doha now.

      Japan is strange so you never know.

      1. Strange is putting it mildly. Self-destructive is more like it given what they did to Mai Murakami.

  9. Now Indonesia is claiming Rifda Irfanaluthfi has qualified. There’s only one “logical” explanation for that: they’re expecting Sri Lanka to receive the tripartite invitation, and Indonesia is the next one in line. Not impossible, but given that Cayman Islands is also eligible for the invitation, apparently, it’s quite premature to expect Sri Lanka to be invited — and even a little bit absurd after she qualified on her own merits. But this system is nothing but absurd, so I won’t be surprised if Indonesia qualifies.

    1. I think it has more to do with the fact Milka Gehani no longer has an active FIG license. The tripartite has not been decided yet, so a spot for Sri Lanka from Asian Champs would take her out of contention for that. Not sure what is going to happen as I would love to see both at the Olympics SO MUCH. However there is something so special about Gehani’s gymnastics. Considering the fact she would have qualified all on her own taking away the falls and the state of gymnastics in Sri Lanka over the past two decades it would be a shame to see her not get this opportunity. I mean the last time we saw their National team they were doing flyaways and clear hip circles…. Gehani came in with hindorff, pak, Tsuk full, triple twist, etc… It is truly remarkable

      1. There are two things bugging me:

        1) The federations interested in an invitation have already sent their letters to FIG, so Sri Lanka could very well have applied and the decision to invite Sri Lanka could already have been taken, just not made public yet;

        2) Sri Lanka is also eligible for a quota in rhythmic gymnastics, but FIG could be eager to provide the invitation quota to Sri Lanka in artistic gymnastics instead, so the invitation in rhythmic gymnastics would go to a gymnast from North Macedonia who is very, very good and could even beat some of the girls who qualify through the continental championships.

        Considering what’s best for the level of the competition, Sri Lanka with the quota in WAG and North Macedonia with the quota in RG would be, for all intents and purposes, a win-win situation. Both gymnasts have great technical level and this would allow Rifda Irfanaluthfi to qualify — who is also another great gymnast.

  10. When will the Canadian team be decided? Apart from Black, Moors, Olsen and Padurariu is there anyone who has a legit shot at making the team over one of them?

    1. Onyshko’s gone (at Stanford now)–she competed over a year ago but I haven’t seen anything since then–and she was the only other Canadian gymnast on the level of the ones you mention.

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