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ROSTER RELEASE: China Names 2017 World Championships Team

ROSTER RELEASE: China Names 2017 World Championships Team
Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
China has named the gymnasts to their 2017 World Championships team. Four women and six men are allowed to compete for each country at the championships held October 2-8 in Montreal.

Women:

Liu Tingting
Luo Huan
Wang Yan
Fan Yilin
Alternates: Shang Chunsong, Liu Jinru

Men:

Lin Chaopan
Xiao Ruoteng
Zou Jingyuan
Weng Hao
Liu Yang
Zhang Chenglong
Alternates: Deng Shudi, Sun Wei, Qu Ruiyang

Leading the women's team is Wang Yan and Fan Yilin, both of whom were part of China's bronze medal 2016 Olympic Team. Wang made the all-around finals in Rio and placed sixth at the end of the competition. Wang and Fan were also on China's silver medal 2015 World Championships team. Fan was part of the historic four-way tie for gold on bars at 2015 Worlds, tying with USA's Madison Kocian and Russians Daria Spiridonova and Viktoria Komova.

Shang Chunsong -- a fan favorite and Olympic veteran -- was named a reserve athlete for this year's worlds.

The men's team also has 2016 Olympic team members: Lin Chaopan, Liu Yang, and Zhang Chenglong. The men earned a bronze medal in the team competition. Deng Shudi -- who made the all-around and parallel bars finals in Rio -- was named an alternate.


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