Women's Qualifications (Team, AA and Event Finalists)

Women's Qualifications (Team, AA and Event Finalis

Welcome to your home for the 2012 Olympic Games women's qualifications. This page will be updated throughout the week with breaking news and pertinent information specific to the women's qualification round. 

When: Sunday, July 29




1. USA- 181.863

2. Russia- 180.429

3. China- 176.637

4. Romania- 176.264

5. Great Britain- 170.656

6. Japan- 170.198

7. Italy- 168.397

8. Canada- 167.696


1. Viktoria Komova (RUS)- 60.632

2. Aly Raisman (USA)- 60.391

3. Gabby Douglas (USA)- 60.265

4. Aliya Mustafina (RUS)- 59.966

5. Deng Linlin (CHN)- 57.998

6. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 57.932

7. Asuka Teramoto (JPN)- 57.865

8. Larisa Iordache (ROM)- 57.800

9. Huang Qiushuang (CHN)- 57.707

10. Sandra Izbasa (ROM)- 57.532

11. Jessica Lopez (VEN)- 56.665

12. Elizabeth Seitz (GER)- 56.466

13. Rebecca Tunney (GBR)- 56.391

14. Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (GUA)- 56.132

15. Hannah Whelan (GBR)- 55.699

16. Dominique Pegg (CAN)- 55.657

17. Celine van Gerner (NED)- 55.632

18. Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)- 55.500

19. Giulia Steingruber (SUI)- 54.715

20. Emily Little (AUS)- 54.498

21. Aurelie Malaussena (FRA)- 54.399

22. Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL)- 54.365

23. Rie Tanaka (JPN)- 54.333

24. Ashleigh Brennan (AUS)- 54.232

Reserves: Anne Kuhm (FRA), Gaelle Mys (BEL), Kristina Vaculik (CAN) and Ana Maria Izurieta (ESP)


1. McKayla Maroney (USA)- 15.8

2. Sandra Izbasa (ROM)- 15.316

3. Maria Paseka (RUS)- 15.049

4. Oksana Chusovitina (GER)- 14.808

5. Yamilet Peña (DOM)- 14.699

6. Janine Berger (GER)- 14.483

7. Brittany Rogers (CAN)- 14.483

8. Ellie Black (CAN)- 14.366

Reserves: Giulia Steingruber (SUI), Nastassia Marachkouskaya (BLR), Phan Thi Ha Thanh (VIE)


1. Beth Tweddle (GBR)- 16.133

2. He Kexin (CHN)- 15.966

3. Viktoria Komova (RUS)- 15.833

4. Yao Jinnan (CHN)- 15.766

5. Aliya Mustafina (RUS)- 15.7

6. Gabby Douglas (USA)- 15.333

7. Elizabeth Seitz (GER)- 15.166

8. Koko Tsurumi (JPN)- 15.033

Reserves: Celine van Gerner (NED), Kyla Ross (USA) and Rebecca Tunney (GBR)


1. Sui Lu (CHN)- 15.4

2. Viktoria Komova (RUS)- 15.266

3. Gabby Douglas (USA)- 15.266

4. Deng Linlin (CHN)- 15.166

5. Aly Raisman (USA)- 15.1

6. Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)- 15.066

7. Catalina Ponor (ROM)- 15.033

8. Diana Bulimar (ROM)- 14.866

Reserves: Asuka Teramoto (JPN), Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) and Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)


1. Aly Raisman (USA)- 15.325

2. Sandra Izbasa (ROM)- 15.066

3. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 14.9

4. Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)- 14.833

5. Lauren Mitchell (AUS)- 14.833

6. Jordyn Wieber (USA)- 14.666

7. Catalina Ponor (ROM)- 14.6

8. Aliya Mustafina (RUS)- 14.433

Reserves: Beth Tweddle (GBR), Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL) and Asuka Teramoto (JPN)


Romania and Japan Qualify for Team Finals 

Though the United States was leading in the team competition when the fifth subdivision began, Romania and Japan were still yet to make their statements. At the end of the final round of qualifying, United States had held their lead (181.863), Russia was in second (180.429) and China was further behind in third (176.637). Romania fizzled to fourth place (176.264), Great Britain fifth (170.656), Japan not far behind in sixth (170.198), Italy in seventh (168.397) and Canada earning the last qualifying spot (167.696). 

In the fourth subdivision, Russia had a decent start to the competition on the floor exercise. Mustafina was the lead off gymnast and had a solid routine setting the tone for the rest of her teammates with a 14.433. She finished in eighth place and will advance to the finals. Teammate Ksenia Afanasyeva peformed an outstanding floor routine with a double layout and two quick whips into a triple. Her routine was fun with unique choreography. She earned a spot in the finals with a score of 14.833 placing her in fourth.  Maria Paseka will advance to vault finals in third place (15.049), but not too far behind second place (15.316) Sandra Izbasa from Romania. Paseka performed a well executed Amanar for her first vault and a yurchenko 1/2 on, front layout half off. Viktoria Komova performed an Amanar vault with an almost stuck landing (15.633), while teammate Aliya Mustafina opted for a clean DTY with a small hop on the landing (15.133). 

In the third rotation, the Russians moved to the uneven bars where Komova and Mustafina shined. Komova showed clean combinations with huge release skills such as a laid out Jaeger and piked tkatchev. She dismounted with a tucked double double, but had a pretty big hop on the landing. Komova scored a 15.833 to place her in third behind Great Britain's uneven bar star Beth Tweddle and 2008 Olympic uneven bar champion He Kexin. Aliya Mustafina will advance to the finals as well scoring a 15.700, placing her one spot above Gabby Douglas in fifth. She also showed great combinations such as a Shaposh half and an inbar stalder full to pak + stalder Shaposh half.  She dismounted with her signature skill, a Mustafina (1 1/2-twisting double back). The team was so confident in the three scores that were already posted that Paseka, fourth in the line up, scratched her uneven bar routine. The Russians finished the competition on one of the toughest events: the balance beam. However, they managed well, putting up scores that landed Komova in second and Ksenia Afanasyeva in sixth. Komova had an amazing beam routine minus a few wobbles on her punch front and side somi. She nearly stuck her Patterson dismount, the same dismount Aly Raisman performs, for a score of 15.266 - tying her with Gabby Douglas. Russia will have two gymnasts in the all-around finals, Viktoria Komova (60.632) who is the leader and Aliya Mustafina (59.966) who is in fourth. 

China started off the competition on the balance beam. Said to be the most consistent competitor for China, Yao Jinnan had an uncharacteristic fall on the event performing her standing full and was given a disastrous score of 12.833. This score is one of the reasons she was pushed out of the all-around by teammates Deng Linlin (57.998) and Huang Qiushuang (57.707). Sui Lu is in the top spot on beam earning an outstanding score of 15.400. Her teammate Deng Linlin will also advance to the finals in fourth place with a score of 15.166. None of the Chinese team members qualified to floor exercise finals.  Yao Jinnan also had a fall during her floor routine on a tumbling pass and tried to cover it up with dance choreography. 

In the third rotation, China had good performances by uneven bar specialist He Kexin with a yurchenko full and Deng Linlin with a DTY. All hope was lost for Yao Jinnan to qualify for the all-around finals when she crashed her double twisting yurchenko vault and appeared hurt. Although it looked like she may have had an injury, she continued to finish the competition on the uneven bars. He Kexin reminded us all that she is the reigning Olympic uneven bar champion, nailing her bar routine for a score of 15.966. She is in second place and will advance to the finals one place behind Beth Tweddle. Yao Jinnan redeemed herself with her uneven bars performance and qualified to the finals with a score of 15.766, placing her in fourth. 

Germany just missed qualifying for the team finals competition, placing ninth (167.331). The big story from Germany is Oksana Chusovitina. This is her sixth time competing at the Olympic Games and she qualified for the vault finals in fourth place with a score of 14.808. Her first vault was a powerful handspring rudi and her second was a tsuk 1.5. Chusovitina will be joined by teammate  Janine Berger in the vault event finals. Berger scored a 14.483, placing her sixth going into finals. She also competed on the beam, but earned only a score of 13.700. However, this was the highest score put up by Germany on the event. At the age of 37 with a son, it would be an amazing story if Chusovitina medals in the vault finals. Germany will also be represented in the all-around finals by Elizabeth Seitz (56.466). Seitz qualified for the uneven bar final as well, with a score of 15.166.

In the fifth subdivision the contenders to watch were Romania and Japan. Romania started the competition on the floor exercise. This was a strange start for the Romanians as the lead off, Diana Chelaru, took a small step out of bounds on one of her tumbling passes. Catalina Ponor followed with missing a tumbing pass, stretching her back handspring too much, barely getting her hands underneath her and not being able to perform her triple full. Ponor was still awarded a 14.60, advancing her to finals in seventh place. Sandra Izbasa performed a beautiful floor routine with passes such as a pike full in and a stuck back 2.5 + front layout full. She earned a score of 15.066 placing her right behind Aly Raisman going into the finals. Contrary to speculation, Larisa Iordache did compete floor, but fell on her third pass which should have been a whip + triple full. She did not complete the twist and put her hands down. There were up and down moments for Romania at the beginning of the meet. The Romanians continued to vault where they hit, but with form issues blocking off the vault and in the air. Izbasa performed a Mustafina vault, the same 2nd vault as McKayla Maroney (yurchenko 1/2 on, front layout full off). Her second vault was a Yurchenko double twist with just a small step to the side on her landing. With a score of 15.316, she advances to finals in second place, but a good distance away from Maroney's score (15.8).

None of the Romanians qualified for the uneven bar event finals. Iordache earned the highest score on the uneven bars with a 14.1. Her routine was huge for the Romanians, but with such difficult competition, she was far out of reach to qualify for the finals. Izbasa had an uncharacteristic fall during her routine when she left out the Gienger on her blind full to Gienger combo. Letting go of the high bar she chalked up and finished her routine for a score of 12.366. Ponor and Diana Bulimar both qualified for the beam finals. Ponor had a few wobbles during her routine but managed to qualify with a 15.033. Bulimar led off for the Romanians and showed solid beam work. She dismounted with a clean double pike earning her a 14.866, clenching the last qualifying spot for finals. Larisa Iordache (57.800) and Sandra Izbasa (57.532) will be representing Romania in the all-around finals. 

Japan started off the competition on the uneven bars. Koko Tsurumi led the Japanese team on the event with a 15.033. She placed eighth, clinching the last spot for the finals. The second rotation was balance beam. Some balance checks and wobbles caused Japan to have no qualifiers for the finals. However, Asuka Teramoto anchored Japan on beam with a score of 14.466. Performing a solid routine with a triple twist dismount. Moving to the third rotation on the floor exercise, Japan again had some good performances, but not enough to send any gymnasts to the finals. Teramoto showed a few amazing passes such as a stuck 2.5 + layout and a handspring + front double twist + stag. She ended her routine with a triple full dismount. Her routine earned a score of a 14.233. Rie Tanaka also had a solid floor routine with a double tuck stuck landing for her second pass and a double pike to end her routine. Asuka Teramoto (57.865) and Rie Tanaka (54.333) will be representing Japan in the all-around finals. 


Luiza Galiulina (UZB) Tests Positive for Banned Substance

The IOC has placed a provisional suspension on Uzbekistani gymnast Luiza Galiulina, who tested positive for banned substance furosemide on July 25.  As a result, Galiulina has been eliminated from the London Olympics.  She was slated to compete in the fourth subdivision.

Read more HERE.


RECAP: Subdivision II (Italy over Australia)

Italy and Australia headlined the second subdivision, both coming in with hopes of advancing to the team final.  

The Aussies began with a solid start on floor.  Leadoff Emily Little stuck a piked full-in to mount, but touched her hands on a double pike dismount.  Larrissa Miller got things back on track, showing a pretty knees-together double arabian.  Then Ashleigh Brennan (14.2; full-in immediate split jump) and 2010 World Floor Champ Lauren Mitchell finished with a flourish. Mitchell had a slight bobble on landing her piked full-in, but nailed the whip to double arabian pass she struggled with in podium training.  

On vault, Australia was led by Little, who nailed a big double-twisting Yurchenko (14.766).  The Aussies hit bars, but struggled to post high scores.  Larrissa Miller anchored (inbar stalder 1/2 to Jaeger; stuck dismount) and put up a  14.025.

Australia ended on beam and had to count a fall to end their day.  Georgia Bonora hit all of her skills, but tumbled off on a side aerial.  Brennan seemed to right the ship, but came up short on her double pike dismount.  Lauren Mitchell soldiered through her routine and stayed on, despite wobbles (14.3).  

Italy started well on uneven bars, led by Vanessa Ferrari's 14.233.  The Italians showed aggressive routines on beam, again highlighted by Ferrari (14.433) as well as Carlotta Ferlito (14.425).  Elisabetta Preziosa had a gorgeous routine going, but fell on her double back dismount.

Ferrari shined on floor exercise, where she hit one of her finest routines to date, mounting with a tucked double-double and tagging a back tuck onto the end of her full-in second pass (14.9!)  Carlotta Ferlito (13.9) and Erika Fasana (14.033) also put up good routines for Italy.

Italy finished up on vault, with some loose form in their Yurchenkos.  Ferrari (14.366) again led the way.

For individuals, Giulia Steingruber (SUI) was off line on her Rudi vault and then suffered disaster on her Tsuk double full (13.924 average) putting her event finals bid in jeopardy.

Ukrainian talent Nataliya Kononenko showed an interesting bar routine, and unfortunately fell on her Tkatchev 1/2-Jaeger combination.

Poland's Marta Pihan-Kulesza was entertaining on floor exercise (14.333) and also scored well on uneven bars (14.033).



1. Italy- 168.397

2. Australia- 166.721

3. Brazil- 161.295


1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 57.932

2. Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (GUA)- 56.132

3. Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)- 55.500


1. Yamilet Peña (DOM)- 14.699

2. Giulia Steingruber (SUI)- 13.924

3. Angel Wong (HNK)- 13.533

4. Tina Erceg (CRO)- 13.516

5. Zoi Lima (POR)- 13.316

6. Valeria Maksyuta (ISR)- 13.300

7. Dorina Boczogo (HUN)- 12.916


1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 14.233

2. Kristyna Palesova (CZE)- 14.133

3. Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL)- 14.033

4. Larrissa Miller (AUS)- 14.025

5. Jonna Adlerteg (SWE)- 13.933

6. Erika Fasana (ITA)- 13.666

7. Emily Little (AUS)- 13.433

8. Nataliya Kononenko (UKR)- 13.433


1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 14.433

2. Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)- 14.425

3. Vasiliki Millousi (GRE)- 14.366

4. Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (GUA)- 14.333

5. Lauren Mitchell (AUS)- 14.3

6. Daniele Hypolito (BRA)- 14.166

7. Giulia Steingruber (SUI)- 13.766

8. Gaelle Mys (BEL)- 13.733


1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)- 14.9

2. Lauren Mitchell (AUS)- 14.833

3. Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL)- 14.333

4. Ashleigh Brennan (AUS)- 14.200

5. Daiane dos Santos (BRA)- 14.166

6. Erika Fasana (ITA)- 14.033

7. Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (GUA)- 14.000

8. Elsa Garcia (MEX)- 13.733


RECAP: Subdivision I

Yamilet Peña sits her handspring double front, but her feet hit the mat first.  She scored 14.933.  She then landed a decent double-twisting Yurchenko to average 14.699.  That score will likely advance her to finals.  

Vasiliki Millousi (GRE) and Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (GUA) both hit lovely beam routines, and both stumbled on dismount landings.  Millousi earned a 14.366 and Gomez Porras a 14.333.

Mexico's Elsa Garcia did not compete all around.  After warming up a double-twisting Yurchenko, she mysteriously scratched vault and bars.  She gave a shaky beam performance before hitting her floor routine for 13.733

Brazil struggled throughout, failing to break 13.0 on uneven bars.  Veteran Daniele Hypolito looked off, putting her hands down on a double pike on floor and also stumbling on her Yurchenko 1 1/2 vault.  She hit a solid beam routine in the final rotation, however , sticking her double pike dismount (14.166).

Daiane dos Santos tumbled a high full-twisting double layout, earning a score of 14.166.


U.S. Women's Lineups Revealed

JULY 28- The U.S. women's lineups for qualifications have been announced.  The gymnasts chosen to perform all around for the U.S. are Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas.  As expected, McKayla Maroney will only compete vault.

The U.S. women's line-up is:
Vault:  Raisman, Douglas, Wieber, Maroney
Uneven bars:  Raisman, Wieber, Ross, Douglas
Balance beam: Ross, Douglas, Wieber, Raisman
Floor exercise: Ross, Douglas, Wieber, Raisman

The U.S. women compete in the third Subdivision tomorrow, beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST.


How to advance to team and individual finals
The top eight teams after qualifications based will advance to team finals. Individually, the top 24 all-around gymnasts qualify to the all-around final, while the top eight scorers on each event advance to the individual apparatus finals.  However, only two gymnasts per country may advance to individual and all-around finals.

***The Women's Qualifications consist of 5 subdivisions on Sunday, July 29.***


Subdivision 1 (Mixed Group 2, MG 6, MG 1, Brazil)- 4:30 a.m. ET
                        VAULT: Mixed Group 2
                            Elsa Garcia (Mexico)
                            Goksu Uctas (Turkey)
                            Gaelle Mys (Belgium)
                            Ana Sofia Gomez Porras (Guatemala)
                            Moldir Azimbay (Kazakhstan)
                  BARS: Mixed Group 6
                            Seon Mi Heo (Korea)
                            Annika Urvikko (Finland)
                            Vasiliki Millousi (Greece)
                            Jonna Adlerteg (Sweden)
                            Valeria Pereyra (Argentina)
                 BEAM: Mixed Group 1
                            Dorina Boczogo (Hungary)
                            Kristyna Palesova (Czech Republic)
                            Yamilet Pena (Dominican Republic)
                            Angel Wong (Hong Kong)
                 FLOOR: Brazil

Subdivision 2 (MG 4, Italy, MG 3, Australia)- 6:15 a.m. ET
                       VAULT: Mixed Group 4
                            Do Thi Ngan Thuong (Vietnam)
                            Zoi Lima (Portugal)
                            Natalia Kononenko (Ukraine)
                            Valeria Maksyuta (Israel)
                  BARS: Italy
                  BEAM: Mixed Group 3
                            Lorena Quinones (Puerto Rico)
                            Tina Erceg (Croatia)
                            Giulia Steingruber (Switzerland)
                            Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland)
                            Maria Homolova (Slovakia)
                  FLOOR: Australia

Subdivision 3 (USA, CAN, GBR, FRA)- 9:45 a.m. ET
                        VAULT: USA
                  BARS: Canada
                  BEAM: Great Britain
                  FLOOR: France

Subdivision 4 (Mixed Group 7, GER, CHN, RUS)- 11:30 a.m. ET
                        VAULT: Mixed Group 7
                            Jessica Gil (Colombia)
                            Luisa Galiulina (Uzbekistan)
                            Jessica Lopez (Venezuela)
                            Barbara Gasser (Austria)
                            Nastassia Marachkouskaya (Belarus)
                  BARS: Germany
                  BEAM: China
                  FLOOR: Russia

Subdivision 5 (MG 5, JPN, MG 8, ROM)- 3 p.m. ET
                        VAULT: Mixed Group 5
                            Phan Thi Ha Thanh (Vietnam)
                            Sasa Golob (Slovenia)
                            Celine van Gerner (Netherlands)
                            Salma Mahmoud El Said (Egypt)
                            Simona Castro (Chile)
                  BARS: Japan
                  BEAM: Mixed Group 8
                            Ana Maria Izurieta (Spain)
                            Sherine Ahmed El Zeiny (Egypt)
                            Ralitsa Mileva (Bulgaria)
                            Lim Heem Wei (Singapore)
                            Laura Svilpaite (Lithuania)
                  FLOOR: Romania

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