What if Maroney doesn’t compete at Olympic Trials?

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Many have been asking online if McKayla Maroney does not compete at Olympic Trials in San Francisco next week, where does she go from there? Maroney became injured during warm up on the second day of VISA Championships. She petitioned to be eallowed to compete at the Olympic Trials given that she did not compete on the second day of VISA’s, this

It is stipulated in the rules, that gymnasts cannot petition directly onto the Olympic Team:

The U.S. Women’s Olympic Team will consist of five team members. The USA qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games at the 2011 World Championships.

Athletes will qualify to the Olympic Team in the following manner.

  1. The individual all-around champion from the combined two-day competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials automatically qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Team.
  2. The remaining four athletes and up to three replacement athletes will be determined by the selection committee from among the competitors at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
  3. The final U.S. Olympic Team and replacement athletes will be announced at the Olympic Trials, pending approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
  4. Petitions to the 2012 Visa Championships and/or U.S. Olympic Trials will be considered by the selection committee from among athletes who have legitimate injuries, illness, or unusual circumstances and who have demonstrated a high level of international potential within the last year. Athletes are not eligible to petition directly to the Olympic Team.
  5. Athletes must be at least 16 years old by Dec. 31, 2012.

So as such, if Maroney wishes to compete in London, she must compete at trials next week, however many have said, if USAG want her on the team ,they will certainly find a way.

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