Draw for 2012 Olympics Games completed
posted on 02/25/2012

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 25, 2012 – The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) held the draw for qualification round slots for artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The draw determines the order for competing in the preliminary rounds, as well as timing for podium training.

For women's gymnastics, the USA is in Subdivision 3 (of five), along with Canada, Great Britain and France. The United States, which starts on vault, will compete on July 29.

The U.S. men are in Subdivision 2, out of a total of three. Their group includes Italy, Japan and three mixed groups, which are comprised of gymnasts not competing on a full team for their country. The USA, which starts on the pommel horse, will compete on July 28.

For trampoline, the U.S. man will be seventh in the rotation, with the U.S. woman going 16th, the last competitor in the women's qualification round. Trampoline's qualification round is on Aug. 3.

Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, who has earned a nominative berth to the Olympic Games as the continental representative for the Americas, will begin competition with her ball routine as the 18th competitor. Rhythmic gymnastics qualification rounds are scheduled for Aug. 9-10.

The complete breakdown for women's gymnastics is:
Subdivision 1 – Brazil, and three mixed groups;
Subdivision 2 – Australia, Italy and two mixed groups;
Subdivision 3 – Canada, Great Britain, France and USA;
Subdivision 4 – China, Germany, Russia and one mixed group; and
Subdivision 5 – Japan, Romania and two mixed groups.

The men's qualification round breakdown is:
Subdivision 1 – China, France, Great Britain, Korea and two mixed groups,
Subdivision 2 – Italy, Japan, USA and three mixed groups; and
Subdivision 3 – Germany, Romania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and one mixed group.


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