LIMA, Peru, July 26, 2019 – The U.S. women will compete on July 27 at 8:30 p.m. CT in Subdivision 3 of the team finals and qualification round for gymnastics at the 2019 Pan American Games at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru. U.S. fans can catch the action on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Desportes.
The members of the team are Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Aleah Finnegan of Lee’s Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Riley McCusker of Brielle, N.J./MG Elite; Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express.
The U.S. line-up for team finals, which serves as the qualification round for the all-around and individual event finals, are as follows. Four gymnasts compete on each event, with the top three scores counting toward the team score. The U.S. women begin on balance beam.
Balance Beam: Hurd, Wong, McCusker, Eaker
Floor Exercise: Finnegan, Hurd, Eaker, McCusker
Vault: Eaker, McCusker, Hurd, Finnegan
Uneven Bars: Eaker, Wong, McCusker, Hurd
The competition schedule for men’s and women’s gymnastics is as follows. Rhythmic gymnastics (Aug. 3-5) and trampoline (Aug. 4-5) are held following the conclusion of artistic gymnastics. All times are local to Lima, which is on Central time.
Qualification rounds and team finals
- July 27 – Women: 3 p.m., Subdivision 1 (Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Mixed Group 3); 5:20 p.m., Subdivision 2 (Chile, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mixed Group 1); 8:30 p.m., Subdivision 3* (Brazil, Peru, USA (starts on balance beam), Mixed Group 2) and team award ceremony. All times are Central.
- July 28 – Men: 4:30 p.m., Subdivision 1 (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Mixed Groups 1 and 3); 8:30 p.m., Subdivision 2* (Colombia, Cuba, Peru, USA (starts on vault), Venezuela, Mixed Group 2) and team award ceremony. All times are Central.
- July 29 – Women: 1 p.m. CT; Men: 6 p.m. CT
Individual event finals
- July 30 – 1 p.m. CT (men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars)
- July 31 – 1 p.m. CT (men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise)
Qualification rounds determine advancement to the all-around and event finals. The top 24 individuals from the qualification rounds compete in the all-around finals on July 29 for both men and women. For individual events, the top eight on each event from the qualification rounds advance to the finals (July 30-31). A maximum of two gymnasts per country advances to the finals.
Based on available schedules, which are subject to change, the artistic gymnastics coverage for the Pan American Games on the ESPN networks is listed below. Please check your local listings. All times are Eastern.
- July 27 – 9:30 p.m. ET, women’s team final and qualification round, ESPN2
- July 28 – 9:30 p.m. ET, men’s team final and qualification round, ESPNU
- July 29 – 2 p.m. ET, women’s all-around final, ESPNU; 8:30 p.m. ET, men’s all-around final, ESPNU
- July 30 – 4:30 p.m. ET, individual event finals (men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars), ESPNU
- July 31 – 4 p.m. ET, individual event finals (men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise), ESPN Desportes
With Lima as the backdrop, ESPN will bring up to 200 hours of exclusive, live coverage in English and Spanish, across ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, the ESPN App and ESPNdeportes.com. Well-known Olypians Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke are calling the action for gymnastics.
ESPN Deportes will telecast 200 hours of live Pan American Games content, every day starting at 9:30 a.m. ET., featuring soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, boxing, basketball and gymnastics. The live telecasts will be complemented with news and information programming throughout the day, followed by a nightly edition of SportsCenter recapping the top highlights of the day. ESPNU will present over 200 hours of daily live coverage in English, featuring Men and Women’s hoop and volleyball, diving, swimming, gymnastics, boxing, track and field, and soccer. ESPN3 and the ESPN App will carry 900 hours, with live access to almost every competition in Spanish. Select coverage will be available in English.
About the Pan Am Games
The XVIII Pan American Games competition features 31 Olympic sports, plus select non-Olympic sports, and serves as an Olympic-qualifying opportunity in 17 sports. Team USA will be represented in 36 sports during the 17-day competition. The 2019 U.S. Pan American squad features 91 Olympians, including 34 Olympic medalists and 19 Olympic champions. The Pan American Games are held every four years and precede the Olympic Games by one year. The Games are the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and competing athletes.
Coverage of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Team can be found at TeamUSA.org/Lima2019 and on Team USA’s social channels featuring the hashtag #Lima2019. Additionally, visit TeamUSA.org/USADaily to sign up to receive the USA Daily, a digital news blast that provides Team USA results and highlights each night via email during the Games.