© John Cheng

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 17, 2010 – The U.S. women not only secured their spot in the women’s team finals at the 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, but the USA will also be represented in the all-around and all four individual event finals. The women’s team finals are Oct. 20. The U.S. men compete on Oct. 18, the first of two days of men’s qualifications.

In addition to team finals, the U.S. will have the following competitors in the all-around and event finals:

  • All-Around: Rebecca Bross and Alexandra Raisman
  • Vault: Alicia Sacramone
  • Uneven bars: Bross and Bridget Sloan
  • Balance beam: Bross and Sacramone
  • Floor exercise: Raisman

Mackenzie Caquatto of Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, and Mattie Larson of Los Angeles/All Olympia, are also members of the U.S. Team. Chelsea Davis of Austin, Texas/Texas Dreams is the alternate.


The U.S. men compete on the first of two days of qualification at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET) on Oct. 18. The members of the World Team are: Chris Brooks of Houston/University of Oklahoma; Chris Cameron of Winter Haven, Fla./University of Michigan; Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics; Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas/University of Oklahoma; Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics; and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University. Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois, is the alternate.

The World Championships features team, all-around and individual event competition. Qualification rounds determine advancement to the team, all-around, and apparatus finals. The women’s qualification rounds are Oct. 16-17, with the men’s Oct. 18-19. The top eight teams compete in the team finals on Oct. 20 (women) and 21 (men). The top 24 individuals compete in the all-around final on Oct. 22 (men and women). For individual events, the top eight on each apparatus from the qualification rounds advance to the finals (Oct. 23-24). A maximum of two gymnasts per country advances to the all-around and individual event finals.

Fans can follow the action on both Universal Sports and NBC Sports. Universal Sports is carrying a live webcast on universalsports.com and providing same-day, tape-delayed primetime broadcasts on its cable network for all of the final rounds, as well as hosting "Around the Gym, presented by AT&T" after each night’s broadcast to recap the day’s performance and preview the upcoming competition. The live webcast for all of the final rounds is only $9.99 with the code USAGYMFAN. NBC Sports will broadcast coverage on Oct. 23 and 24. For the complete web and TV schedules, go to usagym.org/worlds.

On its official website usagym.org/worlds, USA Gymnastics will provide enhanced coverage from Rotterdam that will include results and exclusive photos from the competition as well as daily video interviews. USA Gymnastics will also post event updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages and provide LIVE team scores and rankings from each day of Team USA competition @USA_GymEvents.

In addition to awarding world medals, the 2010 World Championships also determine the 24 countries that advance to the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo. Countries have two opportunities to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing in the top eight in the team competition at the 2011 World Championships or in the top four at the 2012 Olympic Test Event in London. World champions and medalists will be determined for both men and women in the team, all-around and individual events.

Photos by John Cheng

2010 World Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 17, 2010
Women’s prelims

USA competed in the seventh of 12 divisions – all standings are as of the 7th division. Prelims conclude later today

Team Results
1. Russia, 234.521
2. China, 233.778
3. USA, 233.643
4. Romania, 228.495
5. Great Britain, 224.921

U.S. women’s event scores (in order they were competed)

Uneven bars
Alexandra Raisman, 14.133
Mattie Larson, 14.200
Bridget Sloan, 14.700
Mackenzie Caquatto, 14.466
Rebecca Bross, 14.933

Balance beam
Mackenzie Caquatto, 14.266
Mattie Larson, 13.933
Alexandra Raisman, 14.766
Alicia Sacramone, 14.866
Rebecca Bross, 15.266

Floor exercise
Mackenzie Caquatto, 13.533
Bridget Sloan, 13.700
Rebecca Bross, 14.166
Alexandra Raisman, 14.383
Mattie Larson, 13.233

Rebecca Bross,14.716
Mattie Larson, 14.966
Mackenzie Caquatto, 14.933
Alexandra Raisman, 15.033
Alicia Sacramone, 15.466