Team 2012…who will it be?

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There are a lot of discussions going on over on all of the gymnastics forums as to who will make each countries team for the 2012 Olympics. While some of the new seniors will be eligible to compete at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, some current Juniors will not but will be eligible to compete in London if they turn 16 within 2012.

Gymnastics fans from all over the World have been debating who will make the teams for World and the 2012 Olympics. Anne from Gymnastike has a great post showing which USA gymnasts are eligible for the 2012 Games. As Anne mentions, last week at the CoverGirl Classics we saw three members of the Beijing 2008 team compete, whilst Memmel and Sacramone were looking good, it was Johnson’s first competition since coming back from her ACL surgery. I’ll wait until VISA’s to make judgement on Johnson although I am aware she still only freshly back competing. Memmel and Sacramone were looking excellent, Sacramone is sure to make the team but there are so many others to choose from Wieber, Raisman, Bross, Sloan, Douglas, Maroney… but only five gymnasts will make the team for 2012. It looks like Marta will have a tough decision to make when choosing her team. Here is who Anne has listed:

Women’s Current USA Senior National team, Eligible for the 2012 Olympics:
Rebecca Bross, WOGA Gymnastics, Plano, TX
Mackenzie Caquatto, Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Naperville, IL
Bridgette Caquatto, Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Naperville, IL
Chelsea Davis, Texas Dreams Gymnastics Lakeway, TX (retired from elite)
Gabrielle Douglas, Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, Virginia Beach, VA
Ivana Hong, WOGA Gymnastics, Allen, TX (retired from elite)
Kytra Hunter, Hill’s Gymnastics, Frederick, MD
Amanda Jetter, Cincinnati Gymnastics, Milford, OH
Shawn Johnson, Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, West Des Moines, IA
Mattie Larson, All Olympia AOGC, Los Angeles, CA
McKayla Maroney, All Olympia AOGC, Laguna Niguel, CA
Alexandra Raisman, Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Needham, MA
Alicia Sacramone, Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Winchester, MA
Samantha Shapiro, All Olympia AOGC, Los Angeles, CA (retired from elite)
Bridget Sloan, Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy, Pittsboro, IN
Morgan Smith, Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics, Clearmont, FL
Sabrina Vega, Dynamic Gymnastics, Carmel, NY
Cassandra Whitcomb, Legacy Gymnastics LLC, Lexington, KY (retired from elite)
Jordyn Wieber, Gedderts Twistars USA, DeWitt, MI
McKenzie Wofford, Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy, McKinney, TX
Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Current Junior Women’s National Team, Eligible for 2012 Olympic Team:
Kennedy Baker, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Flower Mound, TX
Brenna Dowell, Great American Gymn. Express, Odessa, MO
Ericha Fassbender, Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Katy, TX
Sarah Finnegan, Great American Gymn. Express, St. Louis, MO
Keely McNeer, Gymsports America and Miss Kim’s Gymnastics, Jackson, MS
Elizabeth Price, Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, Coopersburg, PA
Kyla Ross, Gym-Max Gymnastics, Aliso Viejo, CA

Kyla Ross, McKenzie Wofford, Sabrina Vega, Amanda Jetter and the Caquatto’s all look very promising. If Gabrielle Douglas does nail her proposed Amanar then she’s sure to go far.

So with all of these new seniors and the juniors who will be eligible for the 2012 Olympic team, who do you think will make it?  Leave a comment below.

12 Comments

  1. Ashlee says:

    First of all Kytra Hunter is retired from elite & you didn’t say that!

    Here is my team:
    Jordyn Wieber
    Rebeca Bross
    Alicia Sacromone
    Shawn Johnson
    Chellse Memmel

    Althernates:
    Aly Raisman
    Mykayla Maroney
    Kyla Ross

  2. Admin says:

    Hi Ashlee,

    That is just who Anne had listed. That’s a pretty nice team alright, I think that would be my team too – depending on Shawn really.

  3. georgert says:

    Jordyn Wieber
    Rebecca Bross
    Alicia Sacramone
    Alexandra Raisman
    Chellsie Memmel

    alt
    Shawn Johnson
    McKayla Maroney

  4. Admin says:

    Wieber is definitely looking like she will make the team as is Sacramone.

  5. courtney says:

    My team iS:

    Alicia Sacramone
    Jordyn Wieber
    Rebecca Bross
    Kyla Ross
    Aly Raisman

    Reserves:

    Chellsie Memmel
    Sabrina Vega
    Mckayla Maroney

  6. My team says:

    My team would consist of:
    Jordyn Wieber
    Rebecca Bross
    Kyla Ross
    Gabrielle Douglas
    Alicia Sacramone/Alexandra Raisman

    McKayla Maroney could easily make the team as well, as could Chellsie Memmel. I am really pulling for Alicia, but if there are 4 amanars on the team, vault isn’t a deciding factor anymore. Aly’s floor also has more difficulty thans Sacramone’s. I hope Shawn gets her skills and confidence back. Then, she could challenge for one of the 5 Olympic team spots. :)

  7. Admin says:

    Good choices all. 5 on a team, 3 compete on each piece and those 3 scores count…. tough call!

  8. Melissa says:

    my team
    Alicia Sacramone
    Jordyn Wieber
    Alexandra Raisman
    Shawn Johnson
    Mykayla Maroney

    alternates
    Chellsie Memmel
    Rebecca Bross
    Gabrielle Douglas

  9. Bibi says:

    My Team:

    Jordyn Wieber
    Mckayla Maroney
    Shawn Johnson
    Nastia Liukin or Rebecca Bross
    Alicia Sacramone or Alexandra Raisman

  10. della says:

    whats the status on mackenzie caquatto? does anyone think she will make it? is she even trying to make it or no
    thanks

  11. Kaylee says:

    I think the five women of the 2012 artistic gymnastics Olympic team will be:

    Alexandria Raisman
    Jordyn Wieber
    Gabrielle Douglas
    McKayla Maroney
    Rebecca Bross

  12. Kaitlin says:

    My team would be:
    Jordyn Wieber
    Rebecca Bross
    Aly Raisman
    Nastia Liukin
    McKayla Maroney

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