INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2013 – The International Gymnastics Federation has released the competition draw for the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, in Antwerp, Belgium. This year's World Championships is an individual event championships, which means there is not a team event, and each country may enter three athletes in each event.
Here's the USA's draw for the qualification round, the noted event is where the U.S. athlete will begin competition.
- Men – Subdivision 1, starts on parallel bars; Subdivision 3, parallel bars; Subdivision 4, floor exercise
- Women – Subdivision 1, vault; Subdivision 3, uneven bars; Subdivision 4, floor exercise.
The competition schedule for the World Championships is: Sept. 30 – men's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Oct. 1 – men's and women's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 – women's qualification, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 – men's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 4 – women's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 5 – event finals, men's floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings and women's vault and uneven bars, 2:30 p.m.; and Oct. 6 – event finals, men's vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, and women's balance beam and floor exercise, 2:30 p.m.
The members of the U.S. Men's Team for the World Championships are: Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma); Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Oklahoma); 2013 U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan; Alexander Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center); John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center); and Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University). The remaining alternates are: Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University); and Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton Honors (U.S. Gymnastics Developmental Center II).
The U.S. Women's Team for the World Championships will be determined at the 2013 World Championships World Team Selection Camp, Sept. 12-16, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas. The women participating in the Selection Camp are: Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams; Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix; Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE; Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE; Peyton Ernst, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia; Abigail Milliet of Denton, Texas/Denton Gymnastics Academy; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes; Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights.
The women's team will be determined by the Selection Committee. The criteria considered when selecting the team include: results from the P&G Championships; hit consistency and results from past international and national competitions; D-scores for difficulty, and E-scores for execution; consistency; medal potential; composition of individual strengths among the team members; readiness to compete; etc. An athlete who meets the outlined criteria may petition to the World Selection Camp but may not petition to the World Championships Team. The coaches for the 2013 World Championships Team will be the personal coaches of the team members following the final team selection.