US men's gymnastics team headed to Olympic finals

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RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. men's gymnastics team will go to the team finals after finishing second in the qualifying round in Rio Saturday.

Sam Mikulak and Chris Brooks qualified for the all-around final. Additionally, four men advanced to the individual event finals.

Competition continues Sunday with the women’s qualification round; the U.S. women take the floor at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth of five subdivisions. The men’s team finals are Monday, Aug. 8.

China finished first in the men’s qualification round with 270.461 points, followed by the USA in second with a 270.405 and Russia in third at 269.612. Scores from the qualification round do not carry forward to the finals.

The U.S. Men's Team includes: Brooks, Mikulak, Jacob Dalton, Danell Leyva and Alex Naddour.

The gymnasts advancing to the individual finals are listed below.

U.S. all-around finalists

Sam Mikulak

Chris Brooks

U.S. individual event finalists

Floor exercise: Mikulak, Dalton

Pommel horse: Naddour

Parallel bars: Leyva

Horizontal bar: Leyva, Mikulak

Women’s gymnastics

  • The U.S. women’s team features: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Gabby Douglas of Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics; Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite; Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics; and Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics.
  • The U.S. women’s line-up is: vault – Hernandez, Douglas, Raisman, Biles; uneven bars – Raisman, Biles, Douglas, Kocian; balance beam – Douglas, Raisman, Hernandez, Biles; and floor exercise – Douglas, Hernandez, Biles, Raisman.

Background

  • Advancing to finals. The top eight countries advance to the team finals. The top 24 gymnasts in the all-around with a limit of two per country move on to the finals. The top eight athletes in each event with a limit of two per country advance to the individual event finals. Scores from the qualification round do not carry forward to the finals.
  • Finals schedule. Aug. 8, men’s team; Aug. 9, women’s team; Aug. 10, men’s all-around; Aug. 11, women’s all-around; Aug. 14-16, individual events.

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